Monday, August 24, 2009

Awards and just an overall rant.


Well I am happy to say I got an award from Jessica over at Shut Up! I'm Reading.

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all.

Hm... 5? All right, I'll have a go at it.


Okay, so more like 3. Lol.

On another note, school has started and I WILL be swamped. So that Evermore review I promised? I'll take a rain check please. But I will also try to be on here as much as my schedule allows me.

Is anyone remotely freaked that school has in fact once again began, and that those coveted lazy days where one could spend the hours reading are long gone and don't return for another year? Is anyone else deeply depressed?

Ah, anyhoo.

Love,
Lolli

Monday, August 17, 2009

Comment Problems

Heylo,

I became aware that there were issues with the comments for my posts. (I'd been wondering why no one commented.. :'''''( Things should be resolved now and comments should go through normally. So please, feel free to comment to your heart's content! Really, that makes me very happy!

With huggles,
Lolli

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Shiny new award from Meggin=awesome.





So there it is people! I got this from the amazing Meggin!
Apparently I need to list 7 of my favouritest things ever and 7 of favouristest blogs. Mmmmm. Difficulty anyone?





Favourite things:
1. STRIPED SOCKS! (Didn't see that one coming? You do not know me.)
2. iPod. (I will die if I don't have it. Literally.)
3. Books!!! Bookies!!!
4. Hot guys. I mean, who DOESN'T love that?
5. My piano.
6. A violin. Which I will own by my next birthday.
7. Hm...... The Internet. Yes, that's it!

Now for my 7 fav blogs. God, this is hard!
6. And of course, Serendipity Reviews.

And that's it! Sorry it took so long for me to post!!

Love,
Lolli

Monday, August 10, 2009

Book Therapy.

It's official, sweet muffins...

I have plunged into the dark abysmal waters of withdrawal. (Did I spell that right?)

You see, I am used to buying mountains of books on a weekly basis, oft' to the chagrin of my friends and parents. But it's been over a MONTH and I have only purchased four books. FOUR! I've begun experiencing severe signs of anxiety and bouts of depression whenever I look at Barnes & Noble. I believe that, over the past few years, books have become a sort of drug for me, something to simply drown out the world in and hey, when it's finished and I've turned the last page, what do I do? Just go out and buy more and revel in the glory of my large quantity of paper-and-ink drugs.

But, that's all over now.

FOUR BOOKS!

Really, I think that's an all time low for me. It's sad. Excuse me while I wallow in my misery.

And I know I'm being bratty and totally selfish because I still have about 50+ books that I have on my shelf to read, but that's what a drug does to you. Makes you.... not you. And while I know some of my friends would be in a never-ending state of bliss if they owned my books, I just don't seem to be happy.

I want new.

But, I guess I'll just read what I have and suffer through this. There is nothing else I can do, is there? No, didn't think so.

Always yours,
Lolli

(NOTE: This post is purely sarcasm. Well, maybe not sarcasm, but I'm not sincere when I say all this stuff. It's just a joke. Please don't think I'm ungrateful for what I do have. I am extremely content with my books. It's just that sometimes I feel a slight withdrawal. I'm exaggerating a great deal.)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tagged!

I have been tagged by Meggin of Serendipity Reviews.

Link to the person who tagged you

*post these rules on your blog*

Share your ABCs

Tag three people at the end by linking to their blogs

Let the three tagged people know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website

Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag.


The ABC of me...

Available/Single?
I am single and 100% available. In fact, I have my claws out and I'm on the HUNT.

Best Friend?
Yuppers. I'm a pretty social person who will start a conversation with just about anyone, so I have lots of best friends. Though there are two or three that are, like, supreme.

Cake or Pie?
None. Cupkins.

Drink of choice?
Organic Chocolate Milk.

Essential item for every day use?
Hehe... striped socks.

Favorite color?
Stripes. (That IS a color! >_<) Google?
Google, baby.

Hometown?
The deep recesses of my fucked up mind.

Indulgences?
Bad boys.

January or February?
February because it's spelled funny.

Kids and their names?
Oh, for sure. Maybe two. Names: Jay and Sophie.

Life is incomplete without...?
Books, STRIPED SOCKS, eyeliner, and an iPod full of headbanging music. Ah, bliss.

Marriage date?
I need a boyfriend first, sweet cakes.

Number of siblings?
One beautiful little blond, curly-haired angel who is my heart and soul.

Oranges or apples?
Bananas.

Phobias and fears?
Uh..... the fear of never finding a boyfriend?

Quote for the day?
:Are you suffering?"-- Emilie Autumn

Reason to smile?
Because there is a little bottle of sunshine in my life the brightens all the blackness with his laugh.

Season?
Winter: it matches my heart. (Lol. Jk.)

Tag 3 people?
Erm.... I don't know anyone else that hasn't been tagged, so I have to tag only two people: JuJu and Jocie.

Unknown fact about me?
I love the Little Mermaid.

Vegatable you hate?
Squash.

Worst habit?
I forget a lot. And I have violent anger flashes...

Xrays you've had?
None at all.

Your fave food?
Organic tofu. Yumness.

Zodiac sign?
Uh...... I'm not saying.....

That was sooo fun! Lol.

Love,
Lolli

Friday, July 24, 2009

Awards are wonderful!


I received an award from the wonderful Juju at Tales of Whimsy: http://talesofwhimsy.blogspot.com/

I now bestow this award upon:
She has been a great friend here in the blogosphere. YAY Meggin!

Mucho love,
Lolita

P.S. Be looking for some changes in the layout very soon! In the form of..... stripes!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Movie Magic.

Well, the HP movie was bloody amazing, which is to be expected, because, well.... it's Harry Potter. I think the HP movies are the only ones that can pull off being almost 3 hours long and not have anyone be annoyed. I know I wasn't. But I got home around 3 in the morning, and had to wake pretty early, so I'm very tired. Must.... sleeeeep......

Also, I've gotten wind that a SWOON (Nina Malkin) sequel might be in the works. But, this will only happen if its sales are through the roof. So I encourage anyone who hasn't read it to GO OUT AND BUY IT. It is an amazing book, and well worth the money.

Always with yawns and wands,
Lolli

P.S. My next review SHOULD be posted by the end of today, but if not, than by tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Harry, harry, quite contrary.

Hello Sweets!

I am just dropping in to say hello!! and to see who else is going to the Harry Potter premiere. I'm so excited, and my good friend and I are going together so it will be wickedly sweet. And, best of all, I am wearing a real corset! And it is laced VERY TIGHTY and I am having trouble breathing so don't be alarmed if you see I am squirming on the floor, limbs flailing, and gasping for air. And if my internal organs all rearrange, that's fine too. As long as I get to live in my Victorian-inspired glory. Laaa! I am in rapture.

(Word to all my fellow corset wearing ladies: DO NOT EAT!)

must go!

Lolli

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Author Interview: Beth Fantaskey



Beth Fantaskey, author of JESSICA'S GUIDE TO DATING ON THE DARK SIDE (see review in post below) has been kind enough to answer a few questions for me. So, without further ado, my interview with her:
1. What was your inspiration for Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side?
BETH: The book was inspired by my experiences as a parent. My kids are both adopted from China, so their birth parents are a complete mystery. Sometimes we wonder, "What were they like?" I took those imaginings to the extreme by having Jess's birth parents revealed as vampire royalty. The rest of the story flowed from that...
2. Why vampires?

BETH: I think vampires are intriguing because they are so close to "normal" humans (although are there any of those really?) that it sometimes seems vampires could possibly exist. I wanted Jess's birth parents - and Lucius - to rock her very rational world - and yet still be within the realm of the possible for readers. That's why I changed some of the conventional thinking about vampires, to make it easier for Lucius to be part of the "regular" world.
3. Did you always want to be a writer?
BETH: That's actually a tough question! I sort of drifted into a career as a writer because it was something I was good at. I didn't have a conscious, burning desire. However, I remember getting my first job out of college, as a political speechwriter, and when my first paycheck arrived, it struck me, "Wow... I'm a writer. That's what I do." I was very proud. Since that moment, that's what I've been, either in public relations or as a journalist and now as a novelist. I would say my love of writing has actually grown over the years.
4. Is Jessica based off you, or anyone you know in any way?
BETH: No, Jess isn't really based on anyone. She does share my sister's very rational bent, but that's all.
5. Who is Lucius based off of? (I must say, he was my favorite character)
BETH: Lucius is REALLY his own person. I don't know anyone like him. (Although I wish I did!) The first time I sat down to write one of his letters, he just sprang to life. I'm glad you like him, too!
6. Do you plan on continuing your writing career? What can you tell us about future books?
BETH: Right now I'm putting the finishing touches on my next novel, Jekel Loves Hyde, as that gets ready to go into production. It's the story of two teenagers who discover they share a mysterious, possibly deadly, connection to the old Jekyll/Hyde novel. As they unravel the mystery, they become closer - and more dangerous - to one another. Beyond that, it's too soon to share anything... I am always very cautious about making promises or predictions. I think it's my superstitious side!
Thanks so much Beth for you interview, and I look forward to reading more of your books!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Just Another Manic.... Friday.

Heylo my chickee-poos! I'm so unnecessarily excited to say that I have already posted 5 reviews! FIVE! Yeah, I know, that's peanuts to the big dogs like The Story Siren (LURVE her blog... amazing) but it's something for lil ol' me who is so new to this realm of infinite joy. I mean, thousands of people talking about books. BOOKS! I'm in love.

Anyway, I just wanted to wish people a happy second half of the summer. Can you believe it's already almost over? Gosh, I want to break down into sobs.

I also want to thank anyone who reads my blog! I know I'm not that exciting, even if I do wear a tiara to school and design and make my own clothes and ramble on about nothing and such. I am horribly dull. Thank you for bearing me.

With hearts and huggles,
Lollipop

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vampire Kisses Review

Author: Ellen Schreiber

Pages: 253

Publisher: HarperTrophy (July 26, 2005)

When other girls wanted to be princesses or ballerinas, Raven wanted to be a night-walking bloodsucker…

A vampire.

Raven lives in “Dullsville” where nothing ever happens…Until now.

The mansion on top of Benson Hill has been empty and boarded up for years. But a new family has moved in. A family that never ventures out during the day. Who are these creepy people—especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town gossip possibly be true? Are they vampires?

Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander’s loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.

In this light, enjoyable read, Ellen Schreiber reinvents the classic vampire in Alexander. He can’t go out in the sunlight, he has an aversion to garlic, and he has no reflection. But he is also almost human in the way he acts towards Raven, and in his emotions. He’s an extremely talented artist with soulful black eyes and a loving, almost vulnerable air to him. Much different than your average “Edward Cullen” vampire.

This book is full of cookie-cutter stereotypes. You have your meek best friend/sidekick; the popular jock who acts snarky and rude, but secretly is in love with the protagonist; creepy butler who looks almost skeletal and has a name like Jameson; and of course your typical Goth Girl—combat boots, an affinity for black, and a love of vampires. She immediately falls for her “Gothic Guy” (did NOT see that one coming) and he is smitten with her as well.

But for all is predictability, I enjoyed this book more than most of the others in its genre. It was funny and just an all around amazing read. 5 stars.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lemonade Stand Award!!


Two days blogging and ALREADY an award???? Thanks so much to Meggin from http://serendipityreviews.blogspot.com/

Um... I don't really know 10 bloggers so... I can't nominate anyone. But I will as soon as I do I will! Lmao.

Always with kisses and snuggles,
Lolli


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hurrah for modernization!

Well, it seems I've jumped on the blogger wagon and gotten myself a good ol' book review blog. Refreshing, isn't it? Sure is nifty. Anyhoo, I am Lolita Marie, or Lolli. Depends on how I feel at any given moment.
What qualifies me to actually OWN and RUN a book review blog? Well, I read books like they are going out of style. And they may very well be. I mean, technology anyone? When you have Twitter and Facebook for 99.999999999% of the world's population to drown their dwindling brains on, where do old fashioned books factor in? And don't even get me STARTED on Kindle. Just don't go there.

Book Review Blogger Oath:
1. I solemnly swear to always give my honest opinion.
2. I solemnly swear to never be nasty or rude, unless provoked.
3. I solemnly swear that no books were harmed in the making of this blog.
Last, but finally not least.
4. I solemnly swear to be ME.

.....Cheesy anyone? *shrugs* If I'm going to be cheesy, I hope I'm something good like Swiss or Cheddar.... Mmm.

Okay, long, meaningless, inane babble over. This thing is just getting started, but I always bring the party sooner or later.

Mucho love and huggles
Lolli

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