Summery From thehungergames.co.uk/ (and maybe other places? I couldn't search Amazon because of the boycotting thing
Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying ﬁght to the death - televised for all of Panem to see.
Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
I liked this. I read about it first on Shut Up! I'm Reading. It's written in present-tense which makes it really awkward to read. I liked the characters(although Katniss made me roll my eyes quite a bit) Prim sort of annoyed me. I didn't and still don't get why everyone adores her so much. I liked Haymitch....he's awesome. And Peeta. <3 I've been team Peeta from the start. I love boys named after bread. ;D I liked the story. I would have written it differently,(In past tense) but I'm not the writer. Yes, I have read the last two, I'll review them later.
Happy Thanksgiving! Mom and I are cooking a vegan feast.....:D We're making pumpkin pie, chocolate cake, apple crisp, rolls, soup, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes(and gravy), pasta, and "whatever else I whip up." xD I made the cranberry sauce...Okay, now what I'm Thankful for:
That I got to dog-sit a lost dog(even though it was only for a day and a half)
having 5 cats
My new room and bed(it's going to be light green and white and one wall will be for me to paint murals on!!)
since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's entire life story by touch. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen.
Damen Auguste is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can see straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. She has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.
This book is....meh. I don't like it. The characters are shallow and all you know about them is their stereotype. They don't have any depth. Damen is kind of a jerk and reminds me of Edward from Twilight. Old, immortal, *~beautiful~*(not sparkly though) and controlling. I can't think of what I liked in the book. The scene with what's-her-face the mean chick and Ever. You know the one.
I had German class and that always makes me soooo happy because I love it! =D I told my teacher that she had a beautiful back accidentally...
We went hiking with our friends today......it was at an *awesome* park where (sadly...) they were hunting with bows and arrows which I think is SO cruel because you need to be as good as Katniss at archery to not end up with a suffering animal.....just sad.
Anyway, it was FANTASTIC, so pretty....there was a walkway which was apparently supposed to float on a lake but it got messed up and all crooked (it looked like one of those freaky drawings where the stairs are on the ceiling and the side walk is all twisty) so it was closed, cation tape and everything. We went on it anyway. It was FUN.
I dropped out of Spanish. But...lets not talk about that....how about...books! :] (..my conversations usually end up at books. BOOKS ARE MY LIFE)
I've recently finished the Modern Faerie Tale books by Holly Black....They are officially my favorite books EVER. They're so dark. And I've always liked faerie tales. I just love the books. I *REALLY* (enough emphasis!?!?)like Corny and Luis. :3
I also finished Hunger Games 2 and it was awesome. I want Mockingjay SO BAD!!! Unfortunately, SOMEONE RUINED IT FOR ME!!! D': I'll still read it, because they're pretty darn good. I wish there was less ROMANCE!! I like a little but it has a ton.
I'm getting weird now...I'm always weird but more than usual.
So Anna asked me to post photography tips....I really don't think I'm good enough for people to want tips from me...I *HATE* feeling stuck up...arg.
Heres what I think about....
keep the rule of thirds in mind. It really does help.
Finding something interesting is good, but everything is interesting so it's hard.(following??)
I really like pictures of animals. So, take pictures of an animal. But take it from their level, even if it's a grass hopper....it really makes it look better. Go to a pet store or zoo to get nice animal models.
look for pretty things. They're cool.
These must be the stupidest tips in the world...xD