Sunday, January 30, 2011

the unknown.

I've been thinking about my future a lot lately. It's been happening more often.

I think it's because when I look at what I have left to take to finish my degree, there isn't all that much left to take.

so I ask myself, what do I want to do with my life?

I know I'm 20 years old and there's going to be some time before I'm sure I choose the right career, but the prospect of deciding what that will be is daunting.

how will I really know? when will I really know? what do I do to get there? what should my focus be on right now? what am I doing to answer these questions? why can't I stop procrastinating? what is out there for me? will I be able to do the things I want to in the bigger picture? what does the future hold?

i don't know the answer to any of this.

but i think that's okay
because that is what life is about.

it's the unknown.
it's just a matter of not letting the fear of it get the best of me.
the answer is out there, it's just going to take a while to actually find.

Friday, January 21, 2011

back to the swing of things

today would have been the third day of classes if we didn't have a snow day.

looks like the roads were a little messy especially when I got up at 7 to see if the university was open.
it wasn't, so I went back to bed and slept wonderfully.

I'm going to have a very busy semester, I can tell already.

I'm taking 3 math classes, a computer class, and a psychology class.
I'm only slightly crazy, I swear.

with all that I have PC meetings and events
and I'm working in math services
and I want to read 30 books this year and have only finished 2
and I still want to blog.

I have a lot on my plate I guess.

that's just the way things go when you're back to the swing of things.

Friday, January 7, 2011


and here it is!
my favorite book of 2010 is...

by: Suzanne Collins
{the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy}

I was so excited when this book came out in August. Remember when I had my Mockingjay dilemma? That's how excited I was. This was probably my most anticipated book of the year and that's also why I decided to make it my top book of 2010.
If you've read it before you can probably understand what makes this book great. If you haven't what I will tell you is this: I loved this book because it summed up everything in this series without sugarcoating anything. This fictional world of Panem is not a happy place. How could it when they make kids fight for their lives in the Hunger Games? Not everyone was going to survive. There would be hardships for our favorite characters in the end, yet somehow they survive. I don't want to ruin too much of the book though.

so those are my top 5 favorite books of 2010!

my goal for 2011 is to read 30 books :)

so what about everyone else? what was your favorite book you read last year?

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I had a hard time choosing my second favorite book.
let's just say it was a three way tie

so my second favorite book(s) of 2010 were

by: Cassandra Clare

I know it's probably not fair to choose all of them because I did choose just one out of the other series in this top 5, but I couldn't wait to read all of them when I started with City of Bones.
There are many different parts to this series that drew me in. First, the supernatural aspect. I don't know if you can tell by now, but I love supernatural type books. I think this was inevitable since the first series I fell in love with was Harry Potter. The idea of having this other world in the mix of a modern day world in New York is the kind of thing I love to read about! There is never a moment where you want it to end. Just when you think you've solved the problem, it twists and turns into something you didn't imagine. Loose ends are tied up but others are presented and keep you wanting more!
This series was initially suppose to have just the first three but Cassandra Clare decided to continue the series into three more books
(City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire) in addition to a prequel series (Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and Clockwork Princess). This leaves plenty of books to look forward to in the future for these characters and some new ones too :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


my third favorite book of 2010 was

by: Maggie Stiefvater
{first in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series}

This was another of the many summer books I read. What I like about this book is the detail of the scenes in it. I felt like I was feeling every rise or fall in the temperature. I could see the snowy backyard of Grace's house. I could picture Grace's wolf. I wanted to hug Sam whenever I learned something new about his troubled life. There are so many emotions for these characters. And this was only the beginning of the story! I felt everything all over again for these characters in the sequel Linger.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


my fourth favorite book of 2010 was

by: Jackson Pearce

This was one of my summer reads. I liked this book because it was a new twist on something old. The author took the story of Little Red Riding Hood and made it into this tale of two sisters who devote themselves to tracking down and killing any Fenris (werewolves) they can find. I enjoyed reading about the two sisters and the battles they face both against the Fenris and with each other.

Monday, January 3, 2011


my fifth favorite book of 2010 was

by: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

{the first book in the Caster Chronicles}

I read this book in January last year and really enjoyed it! What I like most about it was not just the relationship shared between Ethan and Lena, but the build up to the "main event" I guess you could say. The way these two characters fall in love with one another but still have this decision that they have no control over hanging over them had me turning the pages for more. Another point that drew me in was the Casters and the powers they possess. With romance and magic, this book and it's sequel Beautiful Darkness were right up my alley.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

it's a countdown!

you've seen the books that i read last year

now i want to share my top 5

i think what would make this fun and more suspenseful would be to release one book a day all this week :)

we'll start with my fifth choice tomorrow (monday) and work to my top choice on friday!

any guesses to what the #1 book may be?