That's what we say around school a lot. Life's Rough. Even if it really isn't. Say that we have all this stuff we have to do, we'll say "life rough" lol. Mine has been crazy, as you've seen from my weekly posts (in which I'm getting to this past week right after I post this blog, don't think I forgot! I didn't!). I'm balancing doing homework, going to class, and doing the newspaper, oh and seeing (and talking, since I don't see a lot of them I just talk in the phone) to my friends. It doesn't seem like a lot to balance. But boy in real life it is! It's crazy! Finding the time to post this today was a bit of a challenge but I did it!
So I'm just going to be really brief about school, cuz I know it's school. So I have 5 courses and they are not the most amazing things. This year they decided to treat us like real university students. Last year since it was first year, they babied us a lot. This year it's like BAM! You have to read this, make sure you do this & oh yeah read a whole bunch more. I don't think i've ever done so much reading for school!
The classes are Contemporary Narrative, where it's like an English class we look at stories, but we are learning new terms to describe stories, it's kinda confusing as of right now! Then I have Media Structure and Policy, that is straight forward we learn about policies and structure of journalism basically. History of Communication, also self explanatory. Documentary Film and TV, we watch documentaries and talk about them, its not very fun. Then my last class City Life is about the psycology of cities and where the culture of a city comes from. My elective and probably favourite class :)
Now I'll move onto my month! :)
Chosen By: P.C & Kristen Cast: The third novel in The House of Night series where everything falls apart for poor Zoey. This is the juicy novel. When Zoey does a bunch of things without telling her friends things get ugly while her three boyfriends problem gets solved. This book is so hard to put down it has you wanting to read more. The tone is still mostly the same but the overall story and plotline has grown from the first book. This is one of the best books in the series, the one with the most drama and action. Definitely worth it to read the first two books to get to this one!
Crescendo By: Becca Fitzpatrick: The second book in the hush hush series. Nora figures out her past and the truth behind everything. Though the past is out to get her. Just when she thinks everything is right, it falls to pieces again. The book was well written and it kept you in suspense throughout the whole novel until the very last sentence, but the book was very dark and gloomy. There really wasn’t a part of the book that was happy, it was sad event after sad event and you’ll feel yourself feeling moody. It was a very grey book, but very good in the writing aspect!
The Karate Kid (2010): Starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. What happens when you’re 12 years old and you move from the US to China? A whole lot of things can happen, like getting picked on by the biggest bully. The movie takes place in China where Dre Parker is the new kid who doesn’t speak the language and doesn’t know much about defending himself towards the bully. The movie was cute and had its moments but it was one of those really predictable movies where you could tell how the end would be. Overall appearance of the film was great and well done, the actors were chosen well, and camera angles were good and the pans over China were really done well.
Silence By: Becca Fitzpatrick: The third book to the hush hush series. We’ve been together with Nora and Patch for three books now but in this one could their love and their relationship get any stronger, in his book you find out all about that. You also come to learn that even though Nora seems to forget everything, she remembers a great deal more. The novel was engaging and even though it was dark and gloomy there was some light in this novel. The writing was still as it has been, though in this novel it felt lighter and more with a sense of an ending to all the fighting… but who knows there could be more in the final book!
A Clash of Kings By: George R.R. Martin: The second book to the Game of Thrones series. It’s a great read from the first page unlike the first book where the characters are already established. Though some parts of the book could have been reduced and not so long. A bunch of things could have been cut shorter and didn’t have to be talked about so much but otherwise it was really well written. Now that the king has been killed and his heir is to take the throne, but is he really the king’s heir? Everyone decides that they are the rightful king and so they declare they are the king, until they start trying to kill each other for the throne of the Seven Kingdoms.
Untamed By: P.C & Kristen Cast: The fourth book in the House of Night series. This time everyone is together and rightfully declared as friends, but the fact that they’re together, doesn’t mean they’re safe! Something mysterious is about to behold but we only get a sense of it until the next book. This book wasn’t as good as the past book. If anything it was fast paced and a little boring. At times you would think that what they really think isn’t going to happen, and it might become a twist but things get pretty predictable. Hopefully the next book is more entertaining.
Wake By: Lisa McMann: Janie has been able to do strange things since she was eight. What would you do if you could see other people’s dreams? Poor Janie has that power and is trying to change how she controls them. The book was written in the third person point of view, retelling Janie’s life. It sucked you in from the beginning, even though in the beginning you didn’t know what the book was all about. As you got farther in you understood more and you felt for the characters more and more. Good short book to read to pass the time!
Fade By: Lisa McMann: The second book in the Wake series. This time around Janie learns a few things about her power with the dreams, some things that are just not pretty, along with working to make a big bust and falling in love. The book is written just like the first and if not like the first even better. There is more of an edge as to what will happen next and the sense of Janie and Cabel is always fun to read. Definitely if you liked the first book continue reading, this series is worth the read! The ending is super cute which really closes the story really well.
Yellowcard- Southern Air: The album starts off with a bang with Awakening. It really gets you pumped up for what’s to come, then it transitions into Surface of the Sun, a brilliant sounding Yellowcard card song. Here I Am Alive is the catchy pop song you’ve ever heard from Yellowcard, too bad this album came out at the end of summer. This song is a roll the windows down blast the song up, sing along song. Telescope is a slower, but not ballad, type song that has a hook that makes you listen. Ten is the only ballad on this album, and they sure made it count. It’s him singing about someone who he might have known. It’s a really beautifully written song. The album ends with Southern Air that ends the album off really well. Go pick it up this album is truly a masterpiece, one of their best albums to date!
Gone By: Lisa McMann: The last book in the Wake trilogy. It’s now or never. Janie has to decide what kind of life she wants to live. Only she’s faced with a different option this time. Her dad gets thrown in the mix. Never knowing him finds out he is just like her, only she wishes she had more time with him. Now its up to her to figure out how she wants to live her life. It was a good way to end the series, though it could have been done a bit better. Overall the series was very compelling and drew you in because the subject matter was so different then anything you’ve ever read before.
A Murder is Announced By: Agatha Christie: There is a murder announced in all of the town papers. It will happen. Some think it to be a game, while others think it to be real, all go to find out and kill their curiosity. It’s a who done it, and you try to figure out what is going on, and trying to get all the facts together. The best character has to be Miss Marple, an elderly lady who is as sharp as a knife! The story would be very incomplete without her! It’s a good mystery that keeps you guessing until close to the end, where you get confused before you understand everything!
That's all for this month! :D See you all at the end of next month!
What have you guys been listening, watching or reading this month? :)