Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Food Love: Waffle

Students settling in.*slideshow starting with whirling noise* 




Teacher: As you can see from these lovely pictures (not to mention scrumptious) waffles can be used as a side on breakfast served with eggs as well as bacon, sausage, or eggs with syrup added. 

Students: Oooo I see... *awe-struck faces*

Teacher: *clears throat* On to slide 2 then.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Living Dead Girl

by Elizabeth Scott
Pages: 170
Format: Hardcover
Year pub: 2008
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. Once upon a time, my name was not Alice.

Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was.

When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends -- her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over.

Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her.

This is Alice's story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Manga: Special A (S.A.)

Special A (S.A.)
by Maki Minami
Status: Completed
Anime: yup (you can do the googling >:)
Have you ever known someone who was better than you at everything you did? Hikari does. She has known Kei since they were both six years old and he's surpassed her at everything. Now they are the top two students in an extremely prestigious high school, with Kei holding firmly to that number one position, and Hikari is still determined to beat him, no matter what it takes to obtain the number position and defeat Kei. Although Kei likes Hikari more than a friend, she's too dense to realize it herself. Will Kei's love be returned? Will Hikari finally manage to defeat Kei? What will happen between the two rivals?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Food Love: Potatoes

Maybe I'm the only one, but school doesn't start until next week for me. I feel left behind. :( But I don't want to get back into school, either. TT.TT No more sleeping in! TT.TT

The awesomeness of potatoes: 
I think that's all I need to say. Add some cheese. Bacon. Sour cream. Ummmm, I'll be doing the potato dance soon. XD

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Sunday Times (1)

Hello and lovely Sunday to you! Welcome to The Sunday Times ~ Every Sunday Making Its Way~

I Read--Therefore I Am

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Waiting to Devour #3

Everyone's doing Stacking the Shelves and so I didn't really get any books so I was like, okay, why not share books people should be wanting to ask for. (Because these are ones, I'm asking for)


Note: Hello! Bad boy and fighting and a Alice retelling! Definitely!
She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….


I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.

Note: From milk to chocolate! What the f***!
Must see this for myself!
Emmeline Thistle, a dirt-scratcher's daughter, has escaped death twice-first, on the night she was born, and second, on the day her entire village was swept away by flood. Left with nothing and no one, Emmeline discovers her rare and mysterious ability-she can churn milk into chocolate, a delicacy more precious than gold.

Suddenly, the most unwanted girl in Anglund finds herself desired by all. But Emmeline only wants one-Owen Oak, a dairyman's son, whose slow smiles and lingering glances once tempted her to believe she might someday be loved for herself. But others will stop at nothing to use her gift for their own gains-no matter what the cost to Emmeline.

Magic and romance entwine in this fantastical world where true love and chocolate conquer all.

Note: Ooo she likes manga like me!!!
Sixteen-year-old Violet loves reading manga and wearing scarves made from kimono fabric, so she’s thrilled that her father’s new painting commission means a summer trip to Japan. But what starts as an exotic vacation quickly turns into a dangerous treasure hunt.

Her father’s newest clients, the Yamada family, are the victims of a high-profile art robbery: van Gogh sketches have been stolen from their home, and, until they can produce the corresponding painting, everyone's lives are in danger -- including Violet's and her father's.

Violet’s search for the missing van Gogh takes her from the Seattle Art Museum, to the yakuza-infested streets of Tokyo, to a secluded inn in Kyoto. As the mystery thickens, Violet’s not sure whom she can trust. But she knows one thing: she has to solve the mystery -- before it’s too late.

Note: The cover is gorgeous and it sounds intense! 
Julianne counts the days until she can pack her bags and leave her old-money, tradition-bound Southern town where appearance is everything and secrecy is a way of life. A piano virtuoso, she dreams of attending a prestigious music school in Boston. Failure is not an option, so she enlists the help of New England Conservatory graduate Isaac Laroche to help her. She can't understand why he suddenly gave up Boston's music scene to return to the South. He doesn't know her life depends on escaping it. Julianne must face down madness from without, just as it threatens from within. Isaac must resist an inappropriate attraction, but an indiscretion at a Mardi Gras ball-the pinnacle event for Mobile's elite-forces their present wants and needs to collide with sins of the past. Will Julianne accept the help she's offered and get everything she ever wanted, or will she self-destruct and take Isaac down with her?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Shine


by Lauren Myracle
Pages: 350
Format: Hardcover
Year pub: 2011
Publisher: Amulet Books
When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.

Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Food Love: Ice Cream

It's time to talk about the main attraction in summer time. No, it's not Disneyland, so that leads to it being ICE CREAM. Yum! What's your favorite flavor? There are so many to choose from, I say!

Monday, August 13, 2012

What Makes me Love a Book like Food/Sleeping

What makes an 'OMG NUTELLA!' of a story :
  • the story has to be different
    • why bother reading a story that is similar to most?
    • it also has to be interesting to start with
  • the characters have to AWESOME
    • main and secondary people totally rule the World of Literature!!!!
    • that speaks for itself
  • make me win it over
    • please, take me! 
    • take me!
      • and without any worries

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Introducing The Sunday Times

Firstly, before I start on The Sunday Times....hala!--100 FOLLOWERS! Thanks for all who followed me to the depths of days and all the comments! I'm sorry I won't be doing a giveaway because I suck, but in the future without my parents asking me "What are you doing?" then there would be a giveaway! 

O______________O

If you looked around you probably saw:
 And you are like, okay I know Food Love but what the heck is that other one?! Introducing The Sunday Times!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian Selznick
Pages: 534
Format: Hardcover
Year pub: 2007
Publisher: Scholastic
Caldecott Honor artist Brian Selznick's lavishly illustrated debut novel is a cinematic tour de force not to be missed!

ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Love is the Higher Law

by David Levithan
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover
Year pub: 2009
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

First there is a Before, and then there is an After. . . .

The lives of three teens—Claire, Jasper, and Peter—are altered forever on September 11, 2001. Claire, a high school junior, has to get to her younger brother in his classroom. Jasper, a college sophomore from Brooklyn, wakes to his parents’ frantic calls from Korea, wondering if he’s okay. Peter, a classmate of Claire’s, has to make his way back to school as everything happens around him.

Here are three teens whose intertwining lives are reshaped by this catastrophic event. As each gets to know the other, their moments become wound around each other’s in a way that leads to new understandings, new friendships, and new levels of awareness for the world around them and the people close by.

David Levithan has written a novel of loss and grief, but also one of hope and redemption as his characters slowly learn to move forward in their lives, despite being changed forever. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Food Love: Fruits

*Yawn*
*Double Yawn*

Okay, I'm awake!

*Slowing drooping eyelids*
*blink, blink*
*yawn*

So, I am lazy today and funny thing is Grace at The Humble Watermelon did a post about laziness. Hmm, I need to watch my laziness. Yup.

Anyways...FRUITS.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Ehmm, Attention Please

Okay so here's the situation: my sister just baked brownies and I was staring at them to cool, because, seriously, you can smell the chocolate. And if you know of chocolate lying around just waiting to be eaten, yeah, well, then you know the situation of drastic measures I'm in.

Alright, so right after it cools, I'm just sitting there eating my freaking brownies and do you know what I realized?
......

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick


by Joe Schreiber
Pages: 190
Format: Hardcover
Year pub: 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Ferris Bueller meets La Femme Nikita in this funny, action-packed young adult novel.

It’s prom night—and Perry just wants to stick to his own plan and finally play a muchanticipated
gig with his band in the Big Apple. But when his mother makes him take Gobija Zaksauskas—their quiet, geeky Lithuanian exchange student—to the prom, he never expects that his ordinary high school guy life will soon turn on its head. Perry finds that Gobi is on a mission, and Perry has no other choice but to go along for a reckless ride through Manhattan’s concrete grid with a trained assassin in Dad’s red Jag.
Infused with capers, car chases, heists, hits, henchmen, and even a bear fight, this story mixes romance, comedy, and tragedy in a true teen coming-of-age adventure—and it’s not over until it’s “au revoir.”

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Food Love: Bread

It is totally honest that I didn't want to do Food Love this Wednesday because I wanted more people to see the Shout-Outs/News/Stuff (Your name might appear. Read on) post. But, I have changed my mind! Muhahaha! Yes, and I will be talking about carbs bread. And how it's totally unhealthy it's awesome.