Monday, July 29, 2013

World-Building Done Right

World-building that I J'adore!:
  • SPUNKY & QUIRKY!
  • TOTALLY OUT OF THIS WORLD!
    • that's why you need world-building, of course!
  • DOESN'T THROW NUCLEAR-INFOS EVERYWHERE!
    • don't do it (author's name), don't do it.
  • ORIGINAL
    • hmm... 'nough said
      • touche

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Manga: Gakuen Babysitters

Gakuen Babysitters
by Hari Tokeino
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo
Others: N/A
After their parents are killed in a plane crash, Ryuuichi and his younger brother Kotarou are taken in by the chairman, who they never met before, of an elite academy. Ryuuichi becomes the school daycare's new babysitter.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Babe in Boyland

by Jody Gehrman
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover
Year pub: 2011
Publisher: Dial
First lines:
My name is Natalie Rowan. Everyone knows that. Only a select few, however, know I'm the evil genius behind my nom de plum, Dr. Aphrodite. That might seem like a pretty hefty title for a seventeen-year-old junior who's not even sure she's officially made it to what my mom refers to as "heavy petting." (Ew. I know. But my other option's "third base," which is suspiciously '80s, right? Come on, inventors-of-sexual-eupheisms, get on the job!)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

RAINBOW Spines Tag

I saw this on Feed Me Books Now!!! and you already know, I love my rainbows. ;D What you do is grab the colors of the rainbow according to the spine. Simple and sweet! ^^

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tokyo Heist

by Diana Renn
Pages: 364
Format: Hardcover
Year pub: 2012
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Sixteen-year-old Violet is thrilled when her father's new painting commission means a summer trip to Japan. But what starts as an exotic vacation quickly turns sour when a priceless sketch by van Gogh is stolen from her father's client and held ransom for a painting by the artist. The problem is that nobody knows where the painting is hidden, and until they find it, all their lives are in danger.

Joined by her friend Reika, Violet searches for the missing van Gogh in a quest that takes her from the Seattle Art Museum to the yakuza-infested streets of Tokyo to a secluded inn in Kyoto. As the mystery deepens, Violet's not sure whom she can trust. But she knows one thing: she has to find the painting and the criminals--before it's too late.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Food Love: Ramu Bottle

a simple meme to talk simply about food C :

sorry for terrible picture





Ramu bottle is pretty much a fizzy Japanese soda pop.

But it's so addictingly good!

It also comes in flavors of grape, melon, and the original which is the one in the picture.

Alright, that's all I've got to say. : D