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As many of you can see, I've been a pretty terrible blogger lately! What can I say...Life.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bookmark Break Challege (4 1/2 Month Update)

Thanks for 4 1/2 months of awesome competition! We are saving the bookmarks around the world from suffocating inside those dusty books that we just can't seem to finish reading! I am happy to see we are picking up those books now!
This button is up for grabs:


Here are the standings for the competition thus far...
Thank you! and remember...SAVE THE BOOKMARKS!

Susan is still holding on so strong with a solid 60 books!! Rose is steady in second with 47 books!  I also must commend Poekitten who has jumped all the way up to 42 books! Shah and I are still duking it out for fourth place with 23 books! As are Kyria and Natalie for fith with 20 books! And, so are are A Womand's Right to Shoes and Selena for sixth with 15 books! YOU GO GIRLS!!! Michelle, dtwilight, Patrick, Moana, The Creative Muslimah, and Alissa are still standing strong. I'm proud of all of you and can't wait until the next update next month!

Also, feel free to discuss some of the books you have read or are reading! Is there any book you are truelly proud of yourself for reading? Anything you think everyone should be checking out? Anything you are looking forward to reading?

I'll tell you a bit. In these last few days I have finished "Elyon" by Ted Dekker and "Wanted" by Sara Shepard. I am particularly proud if finishing these books because they are both the final books in their series. Ted Dekker's "Lost Books" series had 6 books in total and Sara Shepard's "Pretty Little Liar" series had 8 books in all!!!! Crazy long series!!!! But so much fun.

Now, I am starting "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin. I heard so much about him while taking my science fiction and fantasy class, and with HBO starting a series based off of the books, I am so excited to start this fascinating set of 4 books! I'm only 3 chapters in and I already know I am going to love every bit of it!!!

So, TAG, YOU'RE IT!!! Fill me in on your reads!

Monday, May 2, 2011

10 Notes for a Villain

1.      Please live in a not-so-secret underground lab, a dark and spooky castle, or a cave on your own deserted island.
2.      Please do wear black with goggles, lab coats, trench coats, capes, top hats, masks, clown makeup, velvet suits, eye liner, pointy shoes, and/or metal spikes.
3.      If you must hire your own sidekick/assistant, they should either be shorter than you (preferably at or below legal midget size), smarter than you (preferably with a sarcastic wit), or deformed (preferably hunchbacked.) Their name should also be of Scandinavian origins, such as Igor, or ridiculously simply, like Fred.
4.      When spying on your hero, please choose a potted plant or column of some sort to hide behind and/or simply disguise yourself with a ball cap and sunglasses.
5.      If you ever need your hero to be in a specific spot, at a specific time, please capture their love interest/sidekick and explain what the hero must do to get them back in either a cryptic ransom note or phone call.
6.      Please refrain from standing under chandeliers and pianos. They have a habit of falling from the sky and squishing villains.
7.      Before carrying out your plan, please explain said plan to your hero so that they may stay one step ahead of you at all times.
8.      Once you are done explaining any of your evil plans, please cackle loudly. This gives your hero just enough time to stop you from pressing the big red button, using your death ray, and/or raising an army or zombies or robots.
9.      Whenever you happen to capture your hero, and are seconds away from killing them, please pause for just a moment and give a rousing speech about how you thought this day would never come. This will give your hero just enough time to escape.
10.  Finally, never, I repeat, never actually kill your hero. If you kill them, the series ends and you will no longer be famous.