Fangirl Friday: Awesome Authors on Twitter

cropped-final1.jpgIt makes me happy to know that the authors I love are also really cool people online. For example, I follow a couple of my favorite authors on twitter and they’re so funny!

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Love love loveeee Patrick Ness *__*

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Like what? It makes me wonder where Amy Tintera lives…

It also makes me really happy when authors reply/like my tweets to them. I get all excited and then end up showing everyone the tweets, which may seem lame but oh well.

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Seriously, I can not wait! Is it May 13th yet?

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Lastly, the most recent reply I received came from AG Howard, author of Splintered. It’s only been a couple of days since I’ve finished Splintered and oh my gosh this book needs more hype! It’s super original and has really nice world building.

Does anyone else tweet authors? If yes, who do you tweet and do they reply back?

Fangirl Friday: 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

cropped-final1.jpgI love love LOVE the Olympics. Whether it’s the summer or winter Olympics, I will wake up at 4 am just to see my favorite athlete compete live. It’s invigorating to watch these athletes who have dedicated most of their lives towards a single moment in the spotlight. I feel obligated to support all of them and not just the few who win medals.

Ice skating and short track are my two favorite sports to watch. I saw the men’s free skate today at 10 am and just wow. A lot of skaters were falling down and just messing up all over the place. I understand the they’re performing at a high level of difficulty, but it’s the Olympics. Carpe diem. My two favorite skaters did not medal, but they performed beautifully.  Continue Reading->

How to Make Friends: Don’t Be Nice

Growing up, I was told the key to making new friends is to be nice to everyone. Don’t be fooled. People who are nice to everyone do not make friends, only acquaintances. For example, there’s a girl in my grade who is nice to everyone. She was nominated Homecoming princess 3 years in a row and is involved with best buddies. I always see her surrounded by people, but never the same people. Nevertheless, she is liked by everyone. And I admire her ability to be kind to everyone. It’s a trait I lack, but I’d personally rather be disliked by many and have a few close friends than be liked by everyone and have multiple acquaintances. She is an example of a person who is nice to everyone and struggles to still have a close knit group of friends.

Before going any further, I should probably define what I believe qualifies a friend as a “friend”. A friend, to me,  is someone who knows your wi-fi password, someone who’s slept over at your house, someone you can be comfortable with in silence. I hold a high standard for who I title as a friend because I treat them to a higher standard. In contrast, people who are nice to everyone have trouble juggling such closeness with a multitude of people who hold varying degrees of affection towards them, making it difficult to sustain a true friendship.  Continue Reading->

Fangirl Friday: Top 5 Most Anticipated Books of 2014

cropped-final1.jpgA month of 2014 has already passed. Thankfully/unfortunately my top 5 most anticipated books of 2014 won’t be released until later on in the year. It’ going to be a long wait for some of these.

1. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

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Cover via Goodreads

For anyone else who has read Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, it’s been a long time coming for this book release. My fingers are crossed that it doesn’t get pushed back AGAIN because I’m dying to get my hands on this. Expected publication: August 14th

2. Rebel by Amy Tintera 

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Cover via Goodreads

After reading Reboot by Amy Tintera, I was pleasantly surprised to find out it’s a duology. Praise! I’m so glad it’s not a trilogy only because I don’t think the plot line would be able to maintain its excitement through three books. Expected publication: May 13th

3. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

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Cover via Goodreads

I have yet to get my hands on The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead, but I’ve heard it leaves on a cliffhanger. Plus, I’ll read anything Richelle Mead writes. Her books are so addicting.
Expected publication: July 29th

4. Armada by Ernest Cline

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Cover via Goodreads

I absolutely loved Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, which hopefully means I’ll also love his newest release. Expected publication: October 7th

5. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Unfortunately, there’s no cover for this one. There’s barely a summary of it on Goodreads and yet I still trust Marie Lu to come through and give me an awesome book in 2014. She’s definitely one of my top five authors of all time. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Expected publication: 2014

What book releases are you excited for in 2014?