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All Aboard! June 29, 2008

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Whoo! Thursday was tons of fun. My mom and I went on a train ride nearly all day long to get to my grandma’s house (she lives about an hour away) and back home. First, at around 9 in the morning, my dad dropped us off at the train station on his way to work. Then we went on 2 trains to get to my grandma’s and another 2 trains back home. It was awesome! On the way to my grandma’s, we even got an ocean view! Then my great-cousin (whom I call my aunt) picked us up and we had lunch with her and my grandma. It was a long, long day, but very cool (and yes, I did pack three different bks, even though I hardly got to read much–it was too exciting! I brought TGG, Mia, and Wildwood Dancing). Any train stories from y’all?

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Quote of the Week: June 22-28, 2008 June 29, 2008

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“Sometimes we have to choose between what is right and what is easy.”

Which author wrote it? You do not need to say which book. Extra points for getting the character! Not that we’re scoring.

Ditzy Chronicles Part 2: The Alarm Clock June 25, 2008

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It’s 2:30 at night. I’ve been trying to fall asleep for over half an hour, now. Suddenly, I think I hear something. Something like…drums. Beating. Very LOUD. I ran through what this was all about. Either: (1) some wacko decided to play his drums really loud or (2) there are robbers outside our house with the punk rock radio station turned up all the way that I can hear it from my room. I guess that number one may not be it, but number two is probable. So here I am, laying in bed, freaking out that there are robbers outside our house (yes, punk-rock-listening robbers). I cup my ear, afraid, but I listen. And listen. And listen. And before I know it, I recognize a song. It wasn’t a punk rock song. It was a country song. Not just ANY song. A Rascal Flatts song. Great. I recognized it b/c I’ve heard it so much on the radio in the car. I listen closely. The song ends. Now I think either one of two things is possible: (1) the robbers like country music or (2) I’m delusional. Soon, I hear another song, one that was the Blake Shelton version of “Home”.* WAIT A SECOND!! First off, I’m not delusional, since I hadn’t yet heard his version of it, and secondly…it was my alarm clock radio. Great.

The ditzy part? I don’t know how to use my alarm clock. Sad, yes. My alarm clock is pretty old, and I still don’t know how to work it out. Finally, I figured it out, so after I got out of the shower a few minutes ago…well, I turned on the radio and listened to some country. Yep! And, yes, I was able to successfully turn it off.

*I knew this b/c (1) my mom owns the original “Home” by Michael Buble on her iPod (she wanted me to buy the song for her for Christmas a couple yrs ago) and (2) I subscribe to Country Weekly. YES, it is a country music magazine. *sigh* What can I say? Give me books, the Internet, and country music and I’m set to go!

OH. MY. GOODNESS. I. LOVE. THAT. BOOK. PERIOD. June 24, 2008

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YES I DO. LOVE it. Figured out what I’m talking about? B1000. Yep. I finished it last night and, well, I think it’s about time I fixed up my “favorite books” list and rearranged it. So I said that PA would have a “special place in my heart”? OK, so maybe it gets an honorable mention, but B1000….WOW. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that was so classic that as soon as I was reading the last paragraph I wanted to reread the whole thing over again. WOW AND SOIL I LOVE THAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, I’m going to write up a schnazzy little (forgive me, my reviews aren’t really little 😉 ) review on Butterfly Forest soon. *sigh* I love B1000!!!!!!!!

Quote of the Week June 21, 2008

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“If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.”

Which author said these words of wisdom? What book of theirs was it from? Take a guess!
(btw, Delaney, I shall get that excerpt out to you…Monday, tomorrow. Promise!)

Talk About Crazy Dreams! June 20, 2008

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I don’t know why, but ever since summer “officially” started again, I’ve been having crazier dreams than ever. Maybe my “creativity” is coming back to me, or something, but I’ve been having really random dreams. You know, stuff like LRRHers in a wagon cart *roll*, but last night I had a really, really, weird dream. It was like I was watching a movie; a Hayao Miyazaki movie, but it was adapted from MY book. But I’ve never had the idea for this book before. It was so real, so when I woke up this morning (ok, at 11 am, then), I thought, “THAT is my idea for my book!” You see, last night I officially decided to be a writer. Officially decided. It’s going to be hard, I know, but just maybe this idea–this crazy idea–is going to be the book that will help me be a writer. I know, I know, I probably sound like my brain is in fairy-tale land or whatever, but it’s true! Anyhow, so in addition to writing Heaven’s Stars and Pandora’s Box, I’m going to write this new one. I think I’ll call it…The Elements, though that’s tentative.

Other BB news…hm…oh, yes, I finished Part 1 of B1000 last night and I’m in Part 2 now! I started really reading it on Monday (shows you how slow I am), so hopefully I’ll be able to do a review on it next wk on Butterfly Forest! Stay tuned! 😀

At Last!!! June 18, 2008

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I have done it! I am actually 100% fully satisfied with my review blog, which is new and improved! Woohoo! You can find it here: http://bookbutterflyangel.wordpress.com/. Me love it! How do y’all like it? Does it have any “potential” you think? How’s the template? what about the poem up top?

On a last note, we got our first Netflix movies of the summer today! We got Miss Potter, Becoming Jane, and No Reservations!! w00t! w00t! I’m having a very good wk. *mrgreen here*

WANTED: Expert WordPress Person June 17, 2008

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Ok, now I need help from someone who uses WordPress, b/c I know that there are quite a few of you out there. So I’m still trying to figure out the basics of WordPress (it’s a little bit more complicated than Blogger), so how do you add a Blog description? HELP!!!

WANTED: Everyone who reads this blog June 16, 2008

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*clears throat* Okay, my dear blogging friends, I need your help. I’ve decided that the name Cloud Chronicle doesn’t suit my review blog well, so I’m changing the URL (yes, I know I’ll have to get rid of the other one first…) later today (it will be bookbutterflyangel, but it hasn’t been set up yet), but I need titles. I’ve come up with a few already, but I’d like to see what you guys think of them and if you have any ideas.

*Angelic Reviews
*Butterfly Forest
*A Nerdette’s Guide to the Best of the Best
*Rambler’s Reviews
*Confessions of a Bibliophile, Cinephile, and Music Maniac

Or we can even just go back to Cloud Chronicle or Ripsnorter Reviews, though I’m not entirely fond of either of those. Opinions, please! I’m begging you!

Quote of the Week June 15, 2008

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“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

Guess who said it in what book!