Christmas Shopping

    Yep, it's an oft-cursed thing, but no matter your beliefs or traditions, every year we must all brave the crowds, if only to get to work or meet some friends for a coffee.

    I've taken a few days of my annual leave to both get some editing done and to attend the National Crafts and Design Fair in the Royal Dublin Society. My wife and I went last year and loved it, so we decided to make sure to go again this year. We'll be able to get a good start on our Christmas shopping.

    Christmas is really the one time of the year when my wife and I go ahead and spoil each other. My family tends to chip in so that each of us can get one thing we really like or need, rather than several things we'll never use, so most of what Jen and I get in is stuff we can both enjoy or share with others. We have a Christmas dinner for friends every year and it's really the highlight of the season for us. So we'll be looking for lots of things we can bring home to share.

    What about you? Do you love or hate Christmas shopping? Do you prefer online, the crowded city centers, small market stalls, craft fairs?Source URL: http://megalotusfd3.blogspot.com/2011/11/
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Blogger Lift #30

    Blogger Lift:

    Blogger Lift Is Hosted Here. and in Goodreads on YABC. Blogger Lift is a feature in which I'll promote blogs I follow and that I recommenced you.

    Blogger Lift is Filled until next year! Thank you to all the Blogger who have participated and those who Signed Up!

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    Featured this week:

    The Reader's Antidote.

    Meet The Blogger:
    My name is Nicole Mainardi. I am a college student with an English major, and an avid reader, mostly of young adult paranormal novels. I'm living in the Los Angeles area, though I've lived in Arizona, Michigan, and San Diego. I play soccer, but that's about the only exercise I can stand. The first book website I belonged to was Goodreads where you can find many more of my book reviews. Since then I've become a member of netGalley and Librarything. I am currently finished with a very rough draft of my first novel of 103,000 words, which is a YA paranormal romance.


    The Interview :D!

    1. In Between Writing and Reading what do you like to do :)?
    Well, I go to college full-time (not something I really like to do, but have to), spend time with my boyfriend, and play soccer when ever I can. But most of my time is monopolized by reading and writing, so there's very little I can fill the time with.

    2. Convince me to join your blog twitter style. 140 Characters or less. GO!
    The sad thing is that I actually opened up Twitter and typed in the box :D Here it goes:  [In Between note: Lol xD]

    Young adult book blog where I read and review YA novels, dish out swoon-worthy book news, recap author events, and feature author interviews

    ...140 exactly.

    3. A Fruit. A Hobby. A Car.

    Fruit: Driscoll's raspberries, specifically. No other brand does it for me. I'm very particular with my raspberries.

    Hobby: Would it be repetitive if I said writing? Writing really is my hobby though. And so is reading. Something's not right here...

    Car: The car I currently own is a Saturn Ion, which used to be my mom's. I would LOVE an Volvo XC60, but I'll likely get the Volvo C30 which is equally as awesome.

    4. A book to-be release in 2012 that you are Super Exited about.
    I'm sorry, you're expecting just one? One ain't gonna happen. But I'll compromise and give you two: Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth and City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare.

    5. The best past of Blogging so far?
    The people are amazing! The blogosphere is so nurturing and caring and they really want you to do well. Also, getting to know authors in the interviews I hold has been a blast, and the fact that people actually care and comment on things that come from the dark depths of my demented mind is so humbling.

    6. THE book you are most thankful of getting in your hands and reading?

    Another unfair question! There's so many! I'll compromise again and give you three, because I really can't answer this question without all of these: Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone, Twilight, and City of Bones. Harry Potter got me back into reading, Twilight made me realize I wanted to write in the YA paranormal romance genre, and City of Bones inspires me to write on a daily basis. You see why I couldn't choose? These books have basically shaped who I am as a writer/reader.

    7. and the Holiday Question: if you could invent a Holiday Book-Related, what would you name it and what would we do?

    I would call it Awesome Day, but that doesn't really tell you what it is. I think I would call it Lit for Kids Day instead. It sounds kind of lame, but basically I think schools all over the United States (the WORLD if we could make it happen) should give their children the whole day off to read a book of their choice (which the parents would record for the school), and then have the child donate that book to some organization so that a child that has no books can read. I don't know, it's in the works people.


    8. and now a detailed description of your blog ;)
    Oooh details! *cracks fingers* Here we go:

    My book blog is a place where I'd like to think readers and fellow bloggers can go to get their reading fix (hence the name). I give honest reviews of only YA novels, and most are paranormal romances. I host giveaways as often as I can with my budget and participate in weekly memes and reading challenges. I also go to as many author events near me as I can, and always give recaps of these signings for my readers. I started my own meme called Building My Bookshelf, which you can find on the tabs below the header. I will be updating people on the blog with my journey towards being a YA author. I have an author interviews page, which has been one of the funnest parts of blogging because not only does it give you a reason to talk to your favorite authors, but it also gives your readers extra insight into the books and authors they love as well. I just try to make it fun, not only for my readers and followers, but for myself as well.
     


    Thanks For Being part of Blogger Lift Nicole! and sorry for the unfair questions x)
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AAQR: AudioManager (free, paid)

    Audio Manager has a simple job: gives you full control of your various volume settings in your Android devices.

    Did you know your Android devices has no less than SEVEN different volume settings?

    • Alarm
    • Media
    • Voice call
    • Alert
    • Ringer
    • System
    • Navigation

    Yet there is no one single place to adjust them! Until now... with AudioManager. Just open the app and adjust the sliders to your liking!

    You can even define "presets" (or profiles) for certain situations, like meeting, normal, driving, and so on.

    There are two sizes of widgets you can use as well, and the Pro version allows Widget skins and shortcuts to presets.

    Definitely give the free version a try. I am using it now.

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AAQR: Advanced Task Killer

AAQR: AdFree (root required)

    Image representing Android as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBaseAdFree is an app that uses the built-in IPTable in Android OS to filter out ads, by basically bypassing "known" ad servers (route them to nowhere). Similar apps on the PC would be Adblock on various browsers.

    AdFree works quite well, but it requires root access, as you can't get to HOSTS/IPtable otherwise. It will block most banner ads inside apps, unless the banners are provided by sources not known to the list.

    It is free, and it will periodically check for updates to update the list.

    Keep in mind though, that a lot of free apps rely on the ad revenue to keep them free. So this is a morally conflicting problem. Still, it is your device.

    And yes, I do use this app.

    http://www.appbrain.com/app/adfree-android/com.bigtincan.android.adfree
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Hero's Journey: Thor

    I figured it was high time I did another Hero's Journey post. I've been wanting to talk about this movie for a while. It's one of the best recent examples of monomyth in film, and a damn near perfect superhero story:

    Because he's worth it
    Many heroes in later interpretations of the Monomyth are blessed with some form of divine or unique heritage. Well as the son of Odin, Thor's got that covered. His story starts with what is to be his coronation as the new king of Asgard. One of the key moments in this scene is when the audience is introduced to Mjonlir, the hammer of Thor, forged in the heart of a dying star. Although Thor has possessed this weapon for some time by this stage, it still qualifies as his Talisman, the symbol of his right to be a hero and challenge the forces of evil. Mjolnir, and Thor's right to wield it, will form the heart of this story.

    The Call to Adventure: The frost giant attack on Asgard spurs Thor into action, leading him to defy his father's orders and take his friends on a quest to strike back at the giants in the heart of their home, Jotunheim. On the way, we meet Heimdall, the watcher of the ways and the story's Threshold Guardian, protecting Asgard from invaders and acting as gatekeeper between the worlds.

    Crossing the First Threshold: Heimdall agrees to allow Thor and his friends to pass to Jotunheim, sending them across the Bifrost. The battle against the frost giants represents Thor's first challenge, to establish him as a mighty warrior and cause the offence which results in his banishment to Earth.

    Belly of the Whale: Thor's separation from his mundane world is completed once Odin strips him of his power and sends him to Earth. Here, in an unfamiliar place and without any of his powers, Thor must undertake the quest to redeem himself and, eventually, restore peace and safety to Asgard.

    It's a hard life

    The Meeting with the Goddess: Though not a literal goddess, Jane Foster represents a stabilising force in Thor's journey. Standing above most mortals by virtue of her theories on the nature of the universe, Thor sees in her a quality that could help guide humanity to heights to rival those of Asgard. His growing feelings for her help steer him on his path to humility and redemption.

    Yeah, I can make out with him. I mean, if you really need me to, I can manage it, I think

    The Road of Trials: Thor is put through several trials on his path, starting with acclimatising to life as a mortal, then his failed attempt to reclaim Mjolnir, and finally facing the worst possible outcome of his actions in the lie told to him by Loki: That his father has died and peace between Asgard and Jotunheim is dependent on Thor remaining in exile, an exile which his own mother insists remains in place.

    Apotheosis: In order to ensure that Thor cannot come home, Loki sends the armoured Destroyer to Earth. Realising that it's him Loki wants dead, Thor sacrifices himself so that his friends and the other innocent bystanders can be saved. The Destroyer seemingly kills Thor with one strike. However, in facing death, Thor transcends his mortal form, having learned his final lesson and proved his worth.

    Still, beats New York rush hour

    The Ultimate Boon: Thor's newfound humility and willingness to sacrifice himself for the greater good prove his worth as a hero. Mjolnir returns to him and its power revives Thor, returning to him how power which he uses to defeat the Destroyer. With his power restored, Thor returns to Asgard to confront Loki.

    The Crossing of the Return Threshold: Loki's plans threaten to destroy all of Jotunheim. Having learned the value of his responsibilities as heir to the throne of Asgard, Thor now knows he cannot allow this. Although the Jotun have been his enemies, not all are responsible for the recent attacks on Asgard, and it is wrong to destroy an entire race for the actions of a few. Applying his lessons of self-sacrifice, Thor does the only thing he can to save Jotunheim. He destroys the Bifrost, though it means he may never see Jane again.

    You can't touch this!
    Freedom to Live: His brother defeated and both Asgard and Jotunheim safe, Thor is free to live his life again, though not yet as king. He has learned to accept that he still has much to learn, and though he mourns for his brother and wishes to see Jane again, he neither holds on to guilt for the past, nor does he fear what trials are yet to come. Even as the story ends, he asks Heimdall if Earth is lost to them and he is told simply, that there is always hope.Source URL: http://megalotusfd3.blogspot.com/2011/11/
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Being Thankful

    Yesterday was Thanksgiving. Even though I'm Irish, I think Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. People need to take the time to be thankful for the things in their life.

    It's been a rough year. A damn rough year. But I think I'll talk about that some other day.

    It has also been a good year in many ways. I've watched friends get married, have babies, start new relationships, take on new challenges, follow old dreams and discover new ones. I've seen friends rally around my wife and I. I've felt the thrill of signing a contract for my first novel to be published. I've learned that my wife and I can go through hell and come out still standing.

    I am thankful for all of these things. For all of you who read my blog or follow me on Facebook or Twitter. For every comment I get. Every word of advice and support I've received as I carry on my writing journey. For every friend who just said "what do you need?"

    It's good to be thankful, to see the things that are good in life and embrace them. It's good to hug a friend and tell them you love them. Or pass on a favour or good deed. We can make the world such a beautiful place just by taking small steps in our own little corner, and helping others be thankful.

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Interview with Jody Kihara

    About Jody:

     I'm an author of mid-grade and young adult novels. I also have a couple of chapter books that I'd love to find an illustrator for!
    You can check out my website (http://www.jodykihara.com) or preview my books via the Amazon Kindle store (http://amzn.to/jkhas) or Smashwords (http://bit.ly/jksm). I'd also love to also chat with you on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/jodykihara) ...and here, of course!

    I'm an avid reader, and NEVER tire of discussing books!



    1.-As a Writer, what has been your newest discovery?
    Jody Kihara: My most fun discovery was how important my critique friends have become, not just to my writing, but to my life. They crack the whip when I need to do my editing, and rescue me when I’m feeling down. Some have become true BFFs. If you’re a writer, start getting critique partners ― you’ll learn more critiquing each others’ work than you will through any course. And you’ll make some lifelong friends!

    2.-Convince me to buy your book Twitter Style. 140 Characters or less. GO!
    Witch! Ghost! Ghost-of-witch! Cemetery, nightmares, scary dog, drowning… Shaya has to solve a 13-year-old mystery before Halloween.

    3.-Would you be so kind as to unlock the treasures of White Witch Pond
    Here’s the official blurb. (Side note: don’t you just hate the word ‘blurb’? You’d think writers and publishers could come up with a better term!)
    Shaya Solen’s walk home from school takes her past an eerie pond, where one day she finds an old bracelet made of raven feathers. Soon, strange events begin to unfold: a shadowy figure across the water, ominous nightmares, and rumours of a witch who once drowned in the pond. With the discovery of a strange family connection to the witch, Shaya is drawn into a mystery that looks like it must be solved before the approaching Halloween… which is the thirteenth anniversary of the witch’s death.
    (then cue music: dah-dahnnn!)

    4.-How is it that you came up with the story for White Witch Pond?
    I was having one of those magical creative streaks, in which I drafted 3 books in a 6-month period. (One was a chapter book, so it’s not like they were super long… but still!). The other two books are quite goofy, so I was in the mood to write something with some atmosphere. Most of my book ideas come from me suddenly ‘seeing’ one of the scenes in my head, and for White Witch Pond it was the opening scene, in which Shaya finds the witch’s bracelet. From there, the story just came to me… and White Witch Pond was my fastest ‘write’ ever! Which is possibly why the story is so fast-paced!

    5.-Shaya – main Character of White Witch Pond – was just the perfect character for the story, she was real and held the perfect combination of everything, she was the cherry on top of the cake. Where you like Shaya as a kid? Did she come completely from your head or was there more inspiration?
    Most of my characters arrive fully-formed, so I don’t really have to ‘think them out’. I love characters so much (mine and others), and I’m fascinated by psychology, so ‘inventing’ a character is the one thing I don’t have to struggle with. I think there’s a bit of Shaya in me… although it’s Devin who’s taken from real life - he’s based on my older brother (shh!) And all the family bickering scenes are definitely taken from childhood, LOL!

    6.-Now that I think about it… Ailishaya is not the most ordinary name. Where did that one came from?

    When I decided I wanted a name connection between Shaya and the witch, I needed a name that ‘Shaya’ could be a shortened version of. I know a girl called Ailish, so I simply put the two together. It is a cool name, come to think of it!

    7.-I think you are an author with so much potential and with a really good writing style that I would describe as flawless, Any suggestions for us aspiring writers?

    First of all – thank you!
    Advice for writers:
    1. Critiquing, as I mentioned before. You’ll learn as much from critiquing other people’s work as you will from having your own critiqued. A great website for this is Critique Circle, because you get input from several different people at once, and they’ll all notice different things: logic, pacing, character development, grammar, and writing style.
    2. Grammar – learn it! The one thing you have to be careful of with critiquing is that there are many people out there with a rather, er, shaky grasp of grammar. This is one thing you should learn from a book or school and NOT the net… unless it’s a site you can trust, like Grammar Girl or OWL at Purdue (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/5/). But many writers and bloggers give writing advice that is NOT correct, so make sure you’re thoroughly grounded in it!
    3. Keep at the writing. Most of us take a break in late highschool or university because we’re busy studying, and sometimes you have to take that break ― just make sure you get back to writing soon, because like any skill, it’s a ‘use it or lose it’ deal! I had to take a long break once because my day job was so busy, and when I went back to writing, I was shocked by how much my skills had backslid!
    4. When you’re drafting a novel, try taking a break from reading other books. You want to keep your mind receptive to YOUR ideas. If you do read while you’re drafting, read something in a similar writing style, because it’s surprising how much another author’s writing style can influence your own without you realizing it!

    8.-Tell us a secret ;)
    A writer’s secret weapon: chocolate and tea.
    (Wait, that’s two weapons…)

    9.-Last but not least, what doors are next to unlock?
    I’m releasing two more books this summer, one Young Adult historical fiction and one chapter book. Then I have a stack of drafted novels waiting to be edited.
    It would be nice to see book sales taking off. In the meantime, I’d like to unlock the door to a bank vault. J

    Thank You So Much to Jody Kihara for giving me the chance to review your Book White Witch Pond and for being so kind in answering this interview witch, according to Miss Jody Kihara, was a bit of a challenge

      :)


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White Witch Pond - Jody Kihara

    White Witch Pond by Jody Kihara
    Date Released:  February 22nd 2011
    Date Read: June 2011
    Format: Kindle Edition
    Source: Author
    Summary:

    Shaya Solen’s walk home from school takes her past an eerie pond, where one day she finds an old bracelet made of raven feathers. Soon, strange events begin to unfold: a shadowy figure glimpsed across the water, ominous nightmares haunting Shaya, and rumors of a witch who once drowned in the pond. With the discovery of a strange family connection to the witch, Shaya is drawn into a mystery that must be solved before the approaching Halloween, which is the thirteenth anniversary of the witch’s death – and Shaya’s birthday.


    My Review:

    They say photos are worth more than a thousand words. I think the same about tittles. When reading the title of White Witch Pond and learning that the main character was somewhere around 12 years old, I thought it would be about a little girl meeting this witch and then becoming friends or something. A little spook in the middle but, no more than that. Turns out it’s a creepy story, with a creepy witch and creepy situations. Preconceived Ideas. What would we do without them?

    Even though the books has a twelve year old as its main character, I think that White Witch Pond is a book for a little bit older teens, ‘cause my twelve year old niece was having a little bit trouble with the writing style – very good by the way – and with sleeping at night xDD…. I didn’t of course…. Like non, I slept like a baby while reading it, never scared, I’m seventeen pfft! No problems. No. Zero. Nada. O.O

    Yes, you can probably smell the lie ten countries away. I can’t stand scary movies or books or even haunted mansions. I get scared WAY to easily. I still love ‘em though. That’s called masochism. The books wasn’t THAT scary, though It did had its creepy parts, especially if you read them at night, and your window is closed.

    One of my favorite things about the books was Shaya – the main character – she was so sweet and innocent, but still, she held her bravery up high. She actually reminds me of me in my early teen years.

    The story is a light fun and sure to give goose-bumps book – it took me like, 3 weeks to read it, I had my SAT’s- but then I decided to re-read it ‘cause I couldn’t remember it by the time I continued reading it xD It took me only 2 hours. In my 6 hour ride to San Francisco, White Witch Pond definitely made my day trip.

    Even though the story IS kinda creepy and scary, the ending was just PERFECT. With the right amount of everything, from sweetness to humor. It guaranteed that it will leave you with a smile plastered in your face when you read the last line

    A must read when you’re on your way to San Francisco… maybe not forcefully to San Francisco but it works! xD
    “A note sat on the kitchen table. Shaya snatched it up and read:
    Shay,
    I'm taking Dev to the clinic, he's still sick. Didn't want to wake you, you were sleeping so soundly. Hope to be back early afternoon.
    Love,
    Mom
    PS – don't forget you're grounded


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Threatening Language

    It's not wrong to say that someone screaming and swearing is a very intimidating thing to experience. It's loud and aggressive and scary.

    I find though, that swearing can be overused in fiction, especially movies and television. Take the show Deadwood as an example. When this show was being created, it was decided that period-appropriate swearing sounded a bit silly by today's standards. That's fair enough, modern audiences need to find something they can relate to in a story to feel connected.

    But in the first scene alone, the amount of repetitive swearing takes over and it feels like dialogue has been replaced with swear words. This doesn't feel intimidating or edgy, it feels lazy. 

    Take another HBO series, Rome as a different example. The writers used a variety of modern swear words and slurs, but in a very measured way. The menace and intensity of the characters comes across in smooth dialogue and sharp delivery. Sticking with westerns, watch Unforgiven and see if the lack of frequent swearing makes Gene Hackman or Clint Eastwood any less intimidating.

    We have a beautiful, diverse language available to us. Why rely on quick fix words to get a brief reaction when you can take the time to build real tension and fear between your characters?
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Happy New Year Wallpapers

    Happy New Year desktop hd wallpaper with colored text and diagonal stripes Happy New Year background for pc with colored fireworks Happy New Year picture with text, decorations, clock on 12 hour and stars The Best Top Desktop Happy New Year Wallpapers in all kind of resolutions and sizes. For your PC, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS. High resolution Happy New Year photos, Source URL: http://megalotusfd3.blogspot.com/2011/11/
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Pictures Leonardo Di Caprio Wallpapers

    Desktop hd wallpaper with a photo of Leonardo DiCaprio Background for pc with Leonardo DiDacprio Photo of actor Leonardo DiCaprio in a movie with beard and moustache The Best Top Desktop Leonardo DiCaprio Wallpapers in all kind of resolutions and sizes. For your PC, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS. High resolution Leonardo DiCaprio photos, widescreen, 4:3, 16:9 and HD Source URL: http://megalotusfd3.blogspot.com/2011/11/
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The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Wallpapers

    Desktop hd wallpaper of the rpg game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. A fight with a huge dragon Background for pc from the game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Your character on a horse on a rock Picture of one of the many cities with impressive houses in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The Best Top Desktop The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Wallpapers in all kind of resolutions and sizes. For your PC, Source URL: http://megalotusfd3.blogspot.com/2011/11/
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Pictures Brad Pitt Wallpapers

    Desktop hd wallpaper with a picture of Brad Pitt in one of his movies with a gun Background for pc with a beautiful photo of actor Brad Pitt with beard and wearing a black hatWonderfull image of blonde actor Brad Pitt in gray shirtSource URL: http://megalotusfd3.blogspot.com/2011/11/
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Blogger Lift #29

    Blogger Lift:

    Blogger Lift Is Hosted Here. and in Goodreads on YABC. Blogger Lift is a feature in which I'll promote blogs I follow and that I recommenced you.

    Blogger Lift is Filled until next year! Thank you to all the Blogger who have participated and those who Signed Up!

    More Info on Blogger Lift:
    Requirements Of Blogger Lift


    Featured this week:

    Literary Exploration

    Meet The Blogger:
    Hi, I'm Anna and I'm addicted to reading :) It started back in third grade when I first read Harry Potter and became a freak about reading. I think I read the first two books in a week, which for a third grader is fast! I started this blog back in March, 2011 so I could keep up with my reviews, but mostly to follow other book bloggers! I'm officially as addicted to blogging as I am to reading and I'm loving all the great people I'm meeting :) Someday I hope to be an English teacher, but we'll see when that happens. I'm happy to talk about anything and everything book related!


    The Interview :D!


    1.-In Between Writing and Reading what do you like to do :)?
    I love sitting down and having TV marathons with friends. We'll watch an entire season of a show over the course of a couple days! I also really enjoy going to book signings in the area and meeting my favorite authors; I try to get to as many as I can when I'm not busy with work and school. Otherwise I'm pretty easy, I like to go out to eat, go to movies, just hang out and chill. A lot of my life revolves around reading, since I'm an English major, so I honestly don't do much else.

    2. Convince me to join your blog twitter style. 140 Characters or less. GO!
    It's a YA blog that features reviews, interviews, giveaways, and all kinds of fun stuff! I post everyday so there's always something new!

    3. A Plant. A Movie. A Candy.
    Aloe Vera. The Last Unicorn. Peach Rings. [In Between Note: The Last Unicorn? aww, that's such a classic!]

    4.-What's the Upcoming Release you are most exited about?
    Oh gosh, that's a hard one! Seriously, I'm excited for almost every book coming out in 2012, but the closest one to now would be Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare in December. I am so freakin excited to read the next installment!! Have you read Clockwork Angel yet?! If you haven't I suggest you go out and buy it RIGHT NOW!!

    5.-Best Part Of Blogging?
    The people I've met! I've made so many awesome friends since I started blogging, and met a lot of authors who are really great! Blogging has also opened my mind up to reading books I normally wouldn't even consider, which is so awesome!

    6.-Now the Holiday Question: if you could invent a Holiday Book Related, what would you call it and what would we do?
    Ohhhh hmmm... probably Read and Eat Day. I love to eat... and I love to read.. soo I feel like this makes sense. It would be like a sort of readathon/Thanksgiving combo holiday. We would invite all our friends over and cook lots of yummy food and sit around and eat and read and trade books. Can we work on making this an official holiday?  [In Between Note: I Totally Support This Idea]

    7.- and now a detailed description of your blog ;)
    Again, it's a YA book blog where I participate in weekly memes, reading challenges (as of 2012!!!), host giveaways, write reviews, and just discuss my love for YA books! I'm 21, so I don't have a lot of friends who read YA anymore, so my blog is my personal discussion board! I'm working on getting some author interviews and guest posts set up, but I'm still pretty new to everything so LOOK OUT FOR MORE AWESOME!!

     


    I LOVED your answers Anna! Thanks for being part of Blogger Lift :D!
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Best Korean Jacket Fashion

    Cute Korean Jacket Design, thats also looks so unique, the style is unusual with two colors combination, really so cute and unique

    Beautiful Korean Jacket Fashion with Grey Color
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    Soft Brown Korean Jacket Fashion with Black Combination
    Cute Pink Korean Jacket FashionSource URL: http://megalotusfd3.blogspot.com/2011/11/
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Editing

    I'm deep in edits for Locked Within and it's hard to concentrate on much else, to be honest. Unfortunately I lost a chunk of last night's work because the file didn't save correctly for some reason. It's not an impossible setback to overcome, but it has doubled the amount of work I had left to do before I was going to move on to scene re-writes.

    These re-writes have been burning in my head for weeks now. I'm really eager to get them done while they're strong in my mind and I have that enthusiasm to get them done. I may take a chance and just dive into them, leaving the last 40 pages of word-culling until I get back to them. The re-writes will be the most intensive part of the process, I think, and I already feel like it's taking too long to get them done. I really would like to have both the edits on Locked Within and the second draft of Silent Oath done by Christmas.

    Have any of you ever felt such a strong desire to get re-writes done? Mine are going to have a really big impact on the course of the series and I'm so glad I had Silent Oath written before Locked Within came out so I could see what changes would be the best to make the ongoing story the best it can be.Source URL: http://megalotusfd3.blogspot.com/2011/11/
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Best White Gown Party Design

    White gown is always looks so special, make your performance so gorgeous. Usually white gown is theme for marriage gown, but we can also have simple white gown design for going to party or some special event. Lets see few of best white gown party design

    Gorgeous White Gown Party Design with Beautiful Motif
    Minimalist Long White Gown Design
    Sexy Long White Gown Party Design
    Sexy Mini Gown Party Design with Silver Motif
    Cute White Gown Party Design
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GUTS Cambridge WINTER 11-12 SHOOT By GUTS | GUTS - guys united together in style Fall/winter Collection 2011-2012

     GUTS Cambridge WINTER 11-12 SHOOT By GUTS | GUTS - guys united together in style Fall/winter Collection 2011-2012
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