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♥ CD :: Dancing in the street ♥



Artist: Various
Title: Dancing in the Street
Label: Starbucks Entertainment
Date: March 31/09
How many times in a row I've played it: This album is on constant play at my work.
Genre: Motown

CD
Tracks:

1. Cleo's Mood - Jr Walker and the All Stars
2. I'll go crazy - James Brown and the Famous Flames
3. Dancing in the street - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
4. Shop Around - The Miracles
5. You beat me to the punch - Mary Wells
6. Let's get it on - Marvin Gaye
7. Someday we'll be together - Diana Ross and the Supremes
8. Uptight (Everything's alright) - Stevie Wonder
9. Please, Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
10. Just my imagination (running away from me) - The Temptations
11. I heard it through the grapevine - Gladys Knight and the Pips
12. I want you back - Jackson 5
13. Do you love me? - The Contours
14. I can't help myself (sugar pie, honey bunch) - The Four Tops
15. Prisoner of love - James Brown
16. At last - Etta James

These tunes make me want to: open all the windows in my condo and clean...I don't know why...
Comments: We have this cd on constant rotation at work. Especially since Lauren is in love with that Jackson 5 song. I swear to you I have heard it a total of 5 times alone today! We are always singing and dancing along to it. I had to buy it!


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Now playing: The Four Tops - I can't help myself (Sugar pie, honey bunch)
http://foxytunes.com/artist/the+four+tops/track/i+cant+help+myself+(sugar+pie%2c+honey+bunch)

♥ Book #22 :: Twilight ♥

Title: Twilight
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Copyright date: 2005
Publisher: Little, Brown
How many pages: 498 pgs
How long it took me to read: 15 days
Category: Fiction
I learned about this book from: everyone being obsessed with it

This book was purchased at: Coles
This book is: amazing!!!!
Other books by these authors: New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, The Host
Favorite characters: Edward, Bella, Alice and Jasper
When and Where the story takes place: Forks, Pheonix
Plot in a nutshell: Bella falls for a very dark and handsome boy in school only to find out he has a dark secret that could put her life at risk...
Main characters: Bella Swan and Edward Cullen
What I liked best: Edward reminded me of my boyfriend and it amuses me to no extent that everyone online wants their "own Edward" and I have one! Mwahahahaha! I am such a Bella. I swear, Drew is always telling me to "Be Safe" and making fun of me when I get hurt or in trouble and he has to bail me out.
What I liked least: How it ended...HOW COULD IT END LIKE THAT?!

Overall rating: Fantastic! I loved it!
Title: Wicked
Author: Gregory Maguire
Copyright date: 1996
Publisher: Headline Review
How many pages: 402 pgs
How long it took me to read: 1 month, 18 days
Category: Fiction
I learned about this book from: people talking about it

This book was purchased at: McNeely and Robinson Books
This book is: for people who like Wizard of Oz
Other books by this author: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, What the dickens?,Son of a witch, mirror mirror, Lost, Leaping beauty, The dream stealer
Favorite characters: Elphaba, Fiyero, Glinda, Nanny and Liir.
When and Where the story takes place: Oz, Munchkinland, Gillikan, Shiz, Emerald City, Quadling country, and the Vicken
Plot in a nutshell: This is the story of the wizard of oz from the Wicked Witch's prospective. You are brought through the witch's horrible past and up to the day where Dorothy pours the water on her and melting her.
Main characters: Elphaba, Glinda, Fiyero, Nessarose, and Boq
What I liked best: How everything made more sense after this.
What I liked least: How long it took me to read. I wasn't really into it at the beginning at all.

Overall rating: After reading this, the real story of the Wizard of oz sounds like some silly novel that someone had written of their poor recollections of what really happened. I liked this one much better.
Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Author: JK Rowling
Copyright date: 2007
Publisher: Raincoast Books
How many pages: 607 pgs
How long it took me to read: 18 days - I didn't want to finish it too fast because it was the last of my Potter.
Category: Fiction
I learned about this book from: *rolls eyes at ignorance*

This book was purchased at: Chapter's
This book is: for anybody who has loved Harry...they will appreciate it most.
Other books by this author: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, Harry Potter and the Half blood Prince, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them and Quidditch through the ages
Favorite characters: Harry Potter, Oliver Wood, Sirius Black, Dumbledore, Neville Longbottom, Ginny Weasley, Dobby, Fleur Delacour, Fred and George Weasley, Molly Weasley, Arthur Weasley, Remus Lupin, Nymphodora Tonks, Bill Weasley, Percy Weasley, Charlie Weasley, Luna Lovegood, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, James Potter, Lily Potter, Kreacher , Severus Snape and the rest of Dumbledore's army.
Least favorite Characters: Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange, Peter Pettigrew, Xenophilius Lovegood, The Malfoys, Any other Death Eaters I haven't named, Griphook...
When and Where the story takes place: Wizarding world (Don't want to give away too much)
Plot in a nutshell: My lips are sealed.
Main characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley
What I liked best: It wrapped up all the secrets that were emanating during the series.
What I liked least: The ending...it was good but didn't answer all my questions.

Overall rating: YES! OMG YES!!!!

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24 / 50
(48.0%)


If anyone wants to discuss it, post a comment...I am DYING to talk Harry!

♥ Book #23 :: The Chestnut Soldier ♥

Title: The Chestnut soldier
Author: Jenny Nimmo
Copyright date: 1989
Publisher: Egmont
How many pages: 199 pgs
How long it took me to read: 5 days - I don't read on the weekends! Too busy being lazy. lol.
Category: Fiction
I learned about this book from: going on a search looking for something to read after Harry Potter.

This book was purchased at: Chapter's
This book is: for anybody who has an imagination
Other books by this author: Snow spider, Emlyn's moon, Midnight for Charlie Bone, The time Twister, The blue boa, The castle of mirrors, The renaldi ring, Milo's wolves, Griffin's castle, Ill will well nell, Hot dog cool cat, Tatty apple, Delilah and the dogspell, Deliliah and the dishwasher dogs, and Delilah alone
Favorite characters: Gwyn, Nain, Nia, Emlyn
Least favorite Characters: Alun, Gwyn's Dad, Emlyn's mother, Evan Llyr
When and Where the story takes place: Wales
Plot in a nutshell: In the last book in the trilogy, the story is closed up and it explains the characters lives afterward.
Main characters: Nia, Emlyn, Gwyn and Alun
What I liked best: Nia and her craziness. She reminds me of a younger version of me...which, since this was written in 1989, would make her older than me now...but you know what I mean!
What I liked least: The author has a problem describing battle scenes.

Overall rating: I was pleased with the ending...now on to Harry Potter's happy ending...or not?

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23 / 50
(46.0%)

♥ Book #22 :: Emlyn's moon ♥

Title: Emlyn's moon
Author: Jenny Nimmo
Copyright date: 1987
Publisher: Egmont
How many pages: 150 pgs
How long it took me to read: 1 day
Category: Fiction
I learned about this book from: going on a search looking for something to read after Harry Potter.

This book was purchased at: Chapter's
This book is: for anybody who has an imagination
Other books by this author: Snow spider, The chestnut soldier, Midnight for Charlie Bone, The time Twister, The blue boa, The castle of mirrors, The renaldi ring, Milo's wolves, Griffin's castle, Ill will well nell, Hot dog cool cat, Tatty apple, Delilah and the dogspell, Deliliah and the dishwasher dogs, and Delilah alone
Favorite characters: Gwyn, Bethan, Nain, Nia, Emlyn
Least favorite Characters: Alun, Gwyn's Dad, Emlyn's mother, the creepy children who glow in the dark.
When and Where the story takes place: Wales
Plot in a nutshell: In the sequel to Snow Spider, this story follows Nia Llyod, sister to Alun, Gwyn's best friend. It tells how she meets Emlyn, Gwyn's cousin and finds out a secret about their family.
Main characters: Nia, Emlyn, Gwyn and Alun
What I liked best: It captured my attention and kept it before I had time to second think my decision of reading it in the first place.
What I liked least: I think the author has issues beginning a story because everytime I start a book by her, I have to read the first two pages again because I feel like a I missed a chunk. She just rushes right into the story without stopping to realise that we aren't in her brain and can't see what she's thinking.

Overall rating: It's continuing to keep me happy.

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22 / 50
(44.0%)

♥ Book #21 :: Snow Spider ♥

Title: The Snow Spider
Author: Jenny Nimmo
Copyright date: 1986
Publisher: Egmont
How many pages: 122 pgs
How long it took me to read: 2 days
Category: Fiction
I learned about this book from: going on a search looking for something to read after Harry Potter.

This book was purchased at: Chapter's
This book is: for anybody who has an imagination
Other books by this author: Emlyn's moon, The chestnut soldier, Midnight for Charlie Bone, The time Twister, The blue boa, The castle of mirrors, The renaldi ring, Milo's wolves, Griffin's castle, Ill will well nell, Hot dog cool cat, Tatty apple, Delilah and the dogspell, Deliliah and the dishwasher dogs, and Delilah alone
Favorite characters: Gwyn, Bethan, Nain
Least favorite Characters: Alun, Gwyn's Dad
When and Where the story takes place: Wales
Plot in a nutshell: When Gwyn's mother gives him 5 objects for his birthday - a brooch, a piece of seaweed, a yellow scarf, a tin whistle and a small broken horse, she tells him that these 5 objects would tell him if he was a magician or not and these 5 objects would give him his heart's desire if he was.
Main characters: Gwyn, Gwyn's parents, Nain, Alun
What I liked best: It captured my attention and kept it before I had time to second think my decision of reading it in the first place.
What I liked least: I think the author has issues beginning a story because everytime I start a book by her, I have to read the first two pages again because I feel like a I missed a chunk. She just rushes right into the story without stopping to realise that we aren't in her brain and can't see what she's thinking.

Overall rating: It's a pretty cool fantasy book.

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21 / 50
(42.0%)
Title: Olivia Joules and the overactive imagination
Author: Helen Fielding
Copyright date: 2003
Publisher: Viking
How many pages: 306 pgs
How long it took me to read: 5 days
Category: Fiction
I learned about this book from: being a big Helen Fielding fan

This book was purchased at: Chapter's
This book is: for anybody who likes cute and witty stories
Other books by this author: Bridget Jones's diary, Bridget Jones: The edge of reason and Cause Celeb
Favorite characters: Olivia, Scott, Kate, Drew and Wickett
Least favorite Characters: Pierre
When and Where the story takes place: London, Miami, Los Angeles, Honduras, and Sudan
Plot in a nutshell: An english journalist gets herself in deep trouble when she becomes the object of affection of the new director in town, Pierre Faramo.
Main characters: Olivia Joules, Scott Rich, Pierre Feramo
What I liked best: How Helen Fielding made a spy novel and kept me interested
What I liked least: Nothing really...she's an amazing writer.

Overall rating: Go get this book!

♥ Book #19 :: Think Pink ♥

Title: Think Pink
Author: Lisa Clark
Copyright date: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins
How many pages: 197 pgs
How long it took me to read: 1 day
Category: Self help
I learned about this book from: searching Chapter's

This book was purchased at: Chapter's
This book is: for preteens 12-15
Other books by this author: n/a
Favorite characters: Lola
Least favorite Characters: n/a
When and Where the story takes place: London, England
Plot in a nutshell: I totally judged a book by it's cover. It's a cute pink book with all these tips and such for preteen girls going through that phase where they are not sure who they are.
Main characters: Lola, Sadie, Angel and Bella
What I liked best: It had some good tips to make mini bad girls and as in seeing that I'm a grown up bad girl, I would allow my daughter to read it. Also, Bella is from America and a lesbian...so kudos.
What I liked least: Some of the things she wrote about my Mother would've yelled at me for doing...so unless you want to be a real brat, don't take this book too seriously.

Overall rating: That is the last time I buy anything because it's pink and sparkly.

♥ I don't wanna be in love ♥



I have nothing much to say today because I am tooooo excited to go see Good Charlotte at the Stampede! Woot!