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IMM #5 & Stacking The Shelves #3

Hey guys! Here is this week's In My Mailbox and Stacking the Shelves memes! :) Stacking the Shelves is hosted by the lovely Tynga from Tyngas Reviews. In My Mailbox is hosted by the fantastic Kristi from The Story Siren.

Cinder Review

Hey guys! I finished reading Cinder a few days ago on a boat ride. So here's my review for it!

Teaser Tuesday #5

Hey guys! This is a weekly meme called "Teaser Tuesday" which is hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading. This is how you can join in:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

25 Authors of Christmas Blog Tour Interview with Gretchen Powell + Giveaway

Hi guys!

I've joined the 25 Authors of Christmas blog tour. So, here is the interview with Gretchen Powell, the author of Terra! Not to mention there may just be a little giveaway at the bottom of the page. ;)

IMM #4 & Stacking The Shelves #2

Hey guys! Here is this week's In My Mailbox and Stacking the Shelves memes! :) Stacking the Shelves is hosted by the lovely Tynga from Tyngas Reviews. In My Mailbox is hosted by the fantastic Kristi from The Story Siren.

Teaser Tuesday #4

Hey guys! This is a weekly meme called "Teaser Tuesday" which is hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading. This is how you can join in:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

IMM #3 & Stacking The Shelves #1

Hey guys! Here is this weeks In My Mailbox which is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren and Stacking The Shelves which is hosted by Tynga from Tyngas Reviews.


Love Is Hell review

Hey guys!
So today on the ride to school, I finished Love Is Hell. I felt pretty sad, because I finished it. I really don't enjoy finishing books because that means it's over. That's the end. It sucks. But it's awesome because it's a new accomplishment. Anyways here's the review! Hope you enjoy it. :P

A Daugher's A Daughter Review

Hey guys!
Yeah, so I finished this awhile ago but I've only gotten around to writing the review. Anyways, here it is! :)

Shimmer by Alyson Noel review

Hey guys!

So yesterday, I finished two books! Shimmer and A Daughter's A Daughter. So this is the review of Shimmer and the review of A Daugher's A Daughter will be coming up soon. So look out for that. And enjoy this review!

Tiffany Alvord

Hey guys!

So this is another post on Tiffany Alvord, because she is just absolutely awesome. I love her. I think she is really cool. :) Anyways, she has a new music video out.

Breathe by Abbi Glines Review

Hey guys!

Guess what?! I finished Breathe! AHHH! ^_^ *deep breathe* Okay... So I'm calm right now... For this split second. Here's my review:

Book Cover:


Review:
Oh gosh. Breathe... I'm in love with it. I shed a million tears over Breathe because of the heartbreak and the happiness. Abbi Glines, you're a freaking awesome writer! Right now, you're my #1 favorite author! And I can't stop gushing over Jax and Sadie. I really wish I were Sadie right now. He's so sweet and perfect to her. Who cares about becoming famous and such. He's her true love. :P
Sadie is such an amazing, brilliant, and strong young woman. I'd be so happy if I were half as iconic as her. She's such a lucky girl. I mean she won Jax Stone's heart! :P But I totally understand why he'd fall for her. If I were I guy, I'd be with him on that one. :)
Jax Stone... *sigh* What's not to love about him? :P He's just like any ordinary guy. Only he's rich and famous. …

NaNoWriMo

Hey guys!

How many of you are participating in NaNoWriMo? I am! :D Wanna be my writing buddy? Here's my profile: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/samantha-arnold

I don't know how to change the word goal. So... yeah.. Um.. I've only started so I'm a bit behind. I'm hopping I can get back on track soon! My book currently doesn't have a name! D: I need one. So if you read my synopsis or excerpt could you be a dear and suggest a name if you think of one? If you want I can post the excerpt or synopsis (summary) here. Just ask and I'll do that! :)

That's all that I can think of for now... See ya soon!

~Sammy

P.S. A book review of Breathe by Abbi Glines is coming up soon! :)

November Goals

Hey guys!

I was thinking of creating a list of goals for each month. I'm starting with this month since I didn't think of it last month. At the end of the month, I'll be reviewing these goals marking out the accomplishments and the not accomplished. So here are my November goals! :)

Fitness:
Workout for at least 30 minutes everyday 5 days a week.Do Zumba at least once a weekStretch everydayBe able to do the splitsDo yoga everyday Diet: Drink 2 liters of water dailyEat a wider variety of veggies (add lettuce into vegetables for lunch - cafeteria food)Eat more fruitsSnack less (esp. when not hungry)Eat less candy and chocolateEat less carbs School: Do better in Mandarin class Weight loss: Get weight down to the 40s (49 is ok)Take tracking photos at the end of every week (but no posting online)Get waist down to 26in. in (currently around 27) Personal: Go to bed by 10:00Have at least 15000 rupees (at least get 1400 though)Write at least 3 book reviews (been slacking on that)Do the…

Art

Hey guys!

Here are my new drawings that I drew on using my Wacom drawing tablet. It's not really that good (to my
opinion). I still need more practice. The last drawing is my favorite and the first is my least favorite.




So what do you guys think? Tell me please. I could really use some criticism. Follow me on DeviantArt here. I also take pictures, you'll see them there. Follow me on tumblr here. And follow me on pinterest here.
Bye! ~Sammy

Halloween

Hey guys!

There are only 4 more days till halloween! YAY! :D I'm sooo excited. hehe Halloween's my favorite holiday.  Do you guys like Halloween? Do you guys celebrate it? If you do, what're you guys gonna dress as? And are you going trick or treating? Is your school going to celebrate it?

I'm going to dress as Red Riding Hood. I was going to be Snow White from Snow White and the Huntsman, but I couldn't get the costume. :( There weren't anything good here, so I just got a red and black cloak thing and a black dress. I'm just going to use the red side of the cloak. My dress isn't the best, but it was all I could find. I'm going to wear red lipstick and some blush. In my school, the students and some teachers are all dressing up. I'm not sure about this, but we might have a school dance. :)

After school, my friends and I are going trick or treating. Though plans can always change. I just hope it's a good day. :)

That's it for now! See yo…

Of Mice And Men Review

Hey guys! So for English class I had to read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, so here's my review for it.
Book Cover:
Review:
I really didn't enjoy this story. I found it boring in the beginning and the rest of the way through. But that's not the only reason that I didn't enjoy this. I found that it had a rotten ending. I hated it.
No matter how much I disliked the story, the characters were actually really interesting. And I understand the reason it's so hard on them since it took place during the great depression. So, the main characters names are Lennie and George.
Lennie is so sweet. I think that he has a real child-like innocence and I feel horrible for him. He was really improving in remembering what to do and such, but I felt that his control over his strength seemed to be slipping more and more. As his memory grew stronger, his basic control (I suppose... I'm not so sure what  to call it) decreased. He just doesn't understand! Lennie is so big and …

October

Hey guys!
It's October! Woo hoo! It's my favorite month sorry. :P It's just because my birthday is October 8th and my favorite holiday (if you don't include birthdays) is Halloween! :) My birthday is in 3 days! I'm gonna have a birthday party next Sunday! I'm sooo excited. Oh and I have a bunch of  book reviews to post and such. So yeah... Look out for those! :P Ok. That's it. Love you!
~Sammy

Just stuff...

Hey guys!

So, yesterday I tried waxing my legs for the first time and it didn't really hurt. Well, of course it did hurt, it just didn't hurt as badly as I expected it to. I'm used to shaving you see. I only did one leg. I didn't go to some fancy salon or anything, I just simply did it myself with some that my mom bought. So, yeah. My leg is a bit reddish now. But like it toned down since last night. And tomorrow I have to go to school with my shorts because we have PE and I'm like "No! Everyone's gonna see my awful leg that looks like it's just been to war (<- speaking sarcastically)!" So basically I'm hoping that it'll basically disappear... Do you guys do any of that hair-removal stuff? If so do you use wax or shaving?! :P I know.. This is sorta awkard...ish... I don't know why I'm even posting this! Super duper sorry guys! Please forgive me! And answer those questions in the comments! Also, if you guys know anything that co…

Tiffany Alvord

Hey guys!

I know, I've been out for a long long time. So I thought I'd come back and post something. I decided on dedicating this post on someone who inspires me a ton. Tiffany Alvord! :)

So, she's the reason that I've decided that I wanted to post videos on YouTube, which I know I haven't actually done yet. I just don't have a camera. :/ She's the reason I started taking my music more seriously. Taylor Swift is a major part of that, but when I first saw Tiffany, I was like "Wow! I should do that! She's amazing!" So, yeah she inspired me with that. Also, she's just so pretty and thin and stuff so she's really inspiring me with my fitness too.

For those of you who don't know Tiffany Alvord, I suggest you go check her out. Here's her YouTube account. And here's her official website. Don't forget to buy her music on iTunes! So, she's an amazing unsigned singer-songwriter. She's beautiful with grey eyes, pale skin,…

Update

Hey guys!

I went and did a little shopping today! Yay! I got new books for tomorrow. So, there is definitely gonna be an IMM. So keep close tomorrow and you'll see what I've got, cause you know I'll right a review on it. Umm... I bought a bunch of school supplies, swimming stuff, and 2 sketch books! So more art.

My shipment from moving still hasn't arrived - that sucks. But when it does, I'll have more books that I haven't read yet of course, but the main thing is that I'll have my measuring stuff! What? Why on Earth would that be more important than books? Well, I'll tell you. I'm making a portfolio on NEXT models! Yay!!!!! I'm soooo excited. So, if they like me - and that's only an if - then I'll become a model! I'm super duper incredibly superbly excited. AHHHH!!!!! I am literally squelling/screaming my head off and jumping up and down in my chair right now at the thought of it. I might get up and start dancing. Who knows? I hope…

Excuses, excuses...

Hey guys!

Sorry, I've been away for quite some time. I started school last week so I'm incredibly busy at the moment. But I'm back now. Yay! This post is called 'Excuses, excuses...' because I feel like I'm just making up a bunch of excuses to feed you guys, but I'm not! Please believe me. I beg of you. I keep saying, it's school, it's vacation, it's my parents - did I ever actually say that? whatever -, I'm reading, I'm drawing, etc. Maybe it's just the fact that I'm too lazy? Well, now it's true! I'm seriously too busy because the school year started. You guys believe me right? Please say something! Bare with me. Thank you. I have so much to say and stuff, but I need go before my mom comes and kills me for not being in bed. ~ Meant in a figurative way not literal.

~Sammy

New-ish books

Hey guys!

Okay, I should so do this in IMM, but one won't be here anymore by Monday and the others are oldish. :P I got them a few weeks ago and am gonna read them now! Yay! hahaha.

The first one (library book) won't be here any more and I'll finish it tonight! It's called Fairest by Gail Carson Levine. I think I'll have the review up tomorrow, but maybe not because I'm going on a tour of Bangalore/Bangaluru and then having a picnic for lunch. xD Love picnics!

The others that I've had for a while are:
Beauty and the BeastAlice In WonderlandThe Secret GardenThrough The Looking Glass All wonderful and beautiful historical beauties. :) Can't wait to read, finish, and write reviews for them! Woo hoo!

~ Sammy

My Soul To Take Review

Hey guys!
Like I said in the review for The City of Bones, I finished My Soul To Take! Yay! Hahaha. Well, here is the review that  I promised to you. Wait... Did I promise? No, I didn't. So, here's the review I told you about. ;)

Book Cover:


Review:
This book was thrilling and exciting. It introduced a new kind of creature. Well at least I've never heard of them. :) They're called... bean sidhes! Cool huh? Wanna know they do or are like? Well you gotta read this series. Hahaha. I'm not gonna spill the beans.

Kaylee (love that name hehe) is so strong. Having that scream itching it's way up her throat and trying to force it out of her must be so hard to contain. Yet, she does somehow. And seeing those. Those.... Things. How does she bare it?! It's freaky! And she is so forgiving. With what her dad has done to her. Yeah, I'd probably forgive him too. And that awful guilt she must feel. The guilt of letting those people die. Now, to add the blame of her moth…

The City of Bones Review

Hey guys! I finished The City of Bones a few days ago, but am writing this now! Yay! hahaha. Sadly, I don't have the next book with me to read at the moment. :( And I just finished reading My Soul to Take. That review is coming right after I finish writing this and that. I'll have to read my e-books for now then.

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Review:
This is a brilliant world to slip into and explore. It's cool and amazing. It has several twists. I love the motorcycles. I wish I had one for the night. Hehe. Especially if it comes with Jace. It's a package deal. ;) OK, enough about my little fantasy. There was one part where they mentioned Abbadon. I was like Oh. My. Gosh. Because Jack Force from Blue Bloods was Abbadon, so that got my little worlds to get mixed and stuff and I was like ahhh! So back to reality/the book, it's just great.

The little twist between Clary and Jace really pissed me off! Why?! Why?! Don't worry, I won't tell you guys what it is. You have to read it …

Teaser Tuesday #3

Hey guys! :D

I'm back with another teaser! Yay! Hehehe. I was supposed to do an In My Mailbox yesterday, but I didn't get anything so I couldn't do one. Here is what you do:
·Grab your current read
·Open to a random page
·Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
·BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
·Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teasers:

"I nodded but wasn't sure that I actually could. My head rang with the echo of screams unvoiced, my legs wobbled, and my free hand grasped the air. A soft, high-pitched mewling leaked from me now, the song seeping through my imperfectly sealed lips. And with it came a familiar darkness, that odd gray filter overlaying my vision. The world felt like it was closing in on me, while something else-anomalous forms a…

Shelf Candy #2

This is Shelf Candy! A weekly meme hosted by Five Alarm Book Reviews. Click here for the rules and how you can participate. :)
Every week I will be posting a fun cover of a book. Some I may have read. Others I haven't.
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink I think that the cover is great for the book. It goes perfectly along with the story. The era is correct, the way the sisters look is great (the eyes are really perfect), and the font works. I also like how they put the praise at the bottom in just that black thing so it's not in the way of the cover photography.


Summery:
An ancient prophecy divides two sisters-

One good...

One evil...

Who will prevail?

Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and …

Teaser Tuesday #2

Hey guys! :D

I haven't done this is such a long time! So here it is! x) Here is what you do: ·Grab your current read ·Open to a random page ·Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page ·BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) ·Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! My Teasers: "Her heart had begun to beat with a rapid, steady sharpness. If a rune could bring a painting to life, then maybe-"
"All you've ever needed is your pencils and your imaginary worlds. So many times I've had to say things six, seven times before you'd even respond, you were so far away. And then you'd turn to me and smile that funny smile, and I'd know you'd forgotten all about me and just remembeed-but I was never mad at you."
~ City of Bones by Cassandra ClareOkay, that'…

Getting thinner

Hey guys!
I really wanna get thinner and taller like Taylor Swift! I know I'll grow taller, but I need to work harder on losing my fat. Especially my belly fat. Do any of you have any tips on getting thinner? Any good diets or excercises you suggest? Thank you so much! This will mean the world to me if any of you comment on this! Thank you! I just feel so fat and I wanna be a model, so I needa get fit and thin! Thank you thank you thank you!


~Sammy

IMM #2

Hey guys! I haven't done this in like forever (okay, just a few months). :) Anyways here it is! :)


So, I bought the book My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent yesterday. It is the first book in the Soul Screamers series. I can't wait to read it. There would be more, but I just moved so I didn't get to buy many books... Sorry.

Bye!
~Sammy

Shelf Candy #1

This is Shelf Candy! A weekly meme hosted by Five Alarm Book Reviews. Click here for the rules and how you can participate. :)
Every week I will be posting a fun cover of a book. Some I may have read. Others I haven't.
I was supposed to do this yesterday but I didn't so I'm doing it today! :P Now, to the CANDY! xD

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare I think the cover is really cool how they have the man just standing there over the city. You can tell it's one of the characters (for those who haven't read the book yet, I won't say who it is). It helps those without that good of an imagination figure out what the character is supposed to look like. I just think the whole cover is cool.

Summery:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin ai…

The Goddess Test Review

Hey guys! I finished reading The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter last night and so here's my review! :) Of course, now I want the next book in the series. I'm just dieing to read what's next, but I can't get it yet. At least I have time to read other books for now. At the moment I am currently reading The City of Bones. Glad I can finally read this. :P Oh and I finished The Van Alen Legacy! Yay! hehe >.<

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Review:
This book was so interesting and fun. It made me want to study Greek mythology again, not that I ever stopped wanting to. It just boosted my love for Greek mythology. It even caused me to gain a  new favorite god! Hades! It used to be Zeus, then Poseidon, and now Hades. Haha the main three! :P I used to absolutely hate Hades, but then I started to like him and now look what's happened! He just bumped up to #1 on my favorite gods and goddesses lists. Woo hoo! You go Hades! hahaha.

I would've never guessed what the 7 tests were. I had absolu…

Inkspell Review

Hey guys! I finished Inkspell sometime in June, but I didn't write the review because I was too lazy to. I wanted to write it, but I was too lazy to actually do it. :P I don't have Inkdeath just yet, but I'd love to read it soon.

Book Cover:

Review:
Inkspell is such a fun and sad story. There's a lot of death in it, because there is a battle. Cornelia did great in writing this and keeping the characters true to who they are, although Mo had changed a bit but that is part of the plot. There are truely some sad parts. I even cried because of some of it.

What angers me in this books, is how Farid makes Maggie do all these things that she knows she shouldn't do. It also angers me how Fenoglio makes such silly decisions and makes Maggie read things she knows she shouldn't. However that is life. People make silly decisions upon silly reasons. They make others do things that could hurt them emotionally or physically because of their wants.

Cornelia was so smart in maki…

Masquerade Review

Hey guys! I finished reading Masquerade and Revelations awhile ago and am now on The Van Alen Legacy. And I'm almost done with that too! I'm addicted to the Blue Bloods series! I didn't get around to writing the review for Masquerade or Revelations because of moving, but since I've already moved and am now just waiting for the boxes to come so I'm writing the reviews now. :) I hear that the graphic novel is being made for Blue Bloods too! Yay!

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Review:
Masquerade was an amazing addition to the Blue Bloods series. It's absolutely wonderful. It keeps you guessing and waiting with some mysteries. Here Schuyler finds out she has new cool abilities that she had no idea she could do, there's a new blue blood, and a lot of trouble (as usual).

Melissa de la Cruz. I gotta thank you for creating this group of vampires. Go Blue Bloods! hehe Oh and wonderful love triangle Melissa. Team Jack all the way! :P Seriously love the ball and party! It was wonderfull…