April 29, 2012

Big Brown & nothing else.

Hey guys! I just thought I'd tell you that Big Brown............ (insert drumroll here as Sea would say)......... was adopted!
Happy. Sad. Bittersweet.
Good luck in the real world Big Brown. I love you
 and I'll always be thinking of you and searching
for you! I WILL see you again some day!
My family just found out that Big Brown is now owned by someone from Chicago (I don't know who). He is now a professional frisbee dog and I know he's enjoying it. All the time we had him, he always would bring you a tennis ball or rope toy for you to throw it to him. What irks me most is that we were not even contacted to say goodbye and we had no idea that When we had to give him up in October, I promised him that I would see him again some day (I know that sounds super sappy but I really miss him!) so if you know a chocolate lab who lives in Chicago who is a frisbee dog, let me know.

* * *A SMALL NOTE ABOUT BIG BROWN* * *
Please know that Big Brown is not his real name 
but I had to change it to conceal my identity
as an aspiring author but now, as I am in
a desperate search to at least see him
even if it is in a picture, can reveal
to you his real name:
Rocky

I'll be searching for you Rocky! Please let me know if you think you know him!
July

Post #100!!!!!!!!

Hello friends and enemies that just might happen to be tuning in ;)
I just thought that I'd inform you that my last post, The Book Thief, was the 100th post on this blog!
Happy 100th post!
Julyabelle

The Book Thief

Hello everybody! I'm sure you've all enjoyed your weekends! I know I sure have! I finished my book,  The Book Thief and I did a car wash that Sea mentioned on her blog. It was freezing! Anyway, I have to do this post quickly before beginning my homework, so here goes nothing. Oh and one more thing: notice the "What I'm currently reading" widget on the right side of my blog? Well, I put that there so you can get book suggestions and keep me accountable for blogging on all the books that I have read recently unless I decide not to blog on them because they weren't worth my time.


TITLE: The Book Thief



AUTHOR: Markus Zusak

GENRE: historical fiction 

SYNOPSIS: I am 99% sure that this book is written in the perspective of death, although it never tells you flat out. "Death" follows the tail of a girl named Liesel Meminger who by her brother's snowy graveside, finds a book called The Gravedigger's Handbook. That is her first act of thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found. Liesel grows up with Rudy, her lovable neighbor boy who demands a kiss that Liesel constantly refuses to give. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel's word is both opened up and closed down. She bonds with the Jew and must learn to keep the dangerous secret, even from Rudy. 

GOOD STUFF: Love, loyalty, emotional, reading, learning, determination, kindness, struggles, courage, friendship

BAD STUFF: war, sadness, swearing, criminality

RATING: I am giving this book a 8.5 because I loved it! Half a point is lost because of one brief inappropriate part and the other half is lost because there is a lot of swearing in English and German. And the other half because I almost cried at the end (I can't tell you why). Another thing that bugged me is that "Death" would give you peaks into the future of the story. Like in the middle of the book, he tells you that some main characters die when that doesn't really happen till the end of the book. That fact bugged me, but it also made me keep reading because I wanted to know what really happened to them.

RECOMMENDED READERS: 13 (because that is my age) - infinity (my grandma actually recommended this book to me because she read it for her old people book club)

COMPANION BOOKS: none

I would HIGHLY recommend this book but you have to be a little careful when you read it. Don't let the fact that it is in the perspective of death fool you, it follow's Liesel so much that a lot of the time I forgot that it was even written by death. It just sounds like a narrater most of the time but don't let that stop you either because there is enough dialogue so it isn't boring. 

Happy reading!
July

April 26, 2012

Maxi Neclaces


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 Undeniably beautiful, striking, feminine, bold and laborious maxi necklaces are one of the most fashionable accessories of present time. Giving a special touch to the most basic looks, making a kind of diversion drawing the attention to the face; due to its magnificence, they should be worn with more minimal clothes items in order to avoid conflicting with embroideries or ruffles and to keep elegance. It's a powerful accessory that stresses difference, gives a trendy look, charm and life to duller outfits and that can do without belts, earrings or other adornments. It should be the main star of the look, but you're the one who's supposed to shine!
~ Aida (http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com/)


Or in my definition: Oversized necklaces that are totally "in" right now and probably cost more than their worth. They would look like bunkum on me, but on others who actually wear jewelry, absolutely gorgeous.


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Look at her phone! Bunny style!
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I think that my favorite one is number 55... the alligator one... he's the best! I really want to hear back from you: which one's your favorite? I put numbers on the bottom of the choices so just tell me which number you like best.


Thanks to Aida from 
http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com/
for the first definition and pictures!


July