Month: June 2012

Jun 30
Ever Wonder If It’s Just You?!

Ever Wonder If It’s Just You?!

Humor 5

I know this has happened countless times, something on the web acts all wonky with you – like Twitter, Facebook, or even your blog, and you’re wondering if it’s like that for everyone…or if it’s just you. Well, wonder no more! I found this nifty little website called Down For Everyone Or Just Me, where all you have to do is type in the web address and it lets you… Read more »

Jun 29
Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Young Adult Book Reviews 4

Title: Across the Universe [Goodreads][Amazon] Publisher: Razorbill Format: Hardcover Release Date: January 11, 2011 In My Opinion: Worth a try! One Line: A very detailed, and slow-paced sci-fi with a little bit of action. A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years… Read more »

Jun 28
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Young Adult Book Reviews 3

Title: Nightshade [Goodreads][Amazon] Publisher: Philomel Format: Hardcover Release Date: October 19, 2010 In My Opinion: Add to cart! One Line: Great story about werewolves, magic, and romance with a lot of sizzling scenes. Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites… Read more »

Jun 27
If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Young Adult Book Reviews 0

Title: If I Stay [Goodreads][Amazon] Publisher: Speak Format: Paperback Release Date: April 6, 2010 In My Opinion: Add to cart! One Line: An emotional and heartbreaking story you simply have to read. In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she… Read more »

Jun 25
It’s a Viet Thing: The One Month Celebration

It’s a Viet Thing: The One Month Celebration

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Please Note: As this is one of my MOST POPULAR blog posts, it is being reviewed and edited periodically for relevance and details are added as necessary. Last edit date: 1/2016. If there’s one thing that’s always been a fixture in the Vietnamese community, it has got to be the One Month Celebration. Every baby gets to have this event, obviously, one month after they’re born. Not only is it… Read more »

Jun 24
Review: Happy Nappers

Review: Happy Nappers

Reviews 1

After the whole craze over Pillow Pets subsided, you knew there had to be something else to get the kids’ attention. Welcome, Happy Nappers! Happy Nappers are the perfect play pillow! All you have to do is ring their sleepy sounds doorbell, then wake ’em up and take ’em out. When you’re finished playing, just give your Happy Napper® a hug goodnight and return ’em to their Home Sweet Home…. Read more »

Jun 23
Updating and Moving Things Around on the Blog

Updating and Moving Things Around on the Blog

Blog Related 1

I’ve been make quite a few changes here on the blog, just organizing and making things look pretty. 1. I changed up the Menu bar, organizing my categories and features that I like to talk about. As you can see I’ve got: – Family: Posts about the family, obviously – Lifestyle: Whatever else I like to blog about like Entertainment, Blogging 101, fun stuff I find Around the Web, and… Read more »

Jun 23
In My Mailbox #20

In My Mailbox #20

Books, Shopping 12

* In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren* Bought: Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa Forever by Maggie Stiefvater Where She Went by Gayle Foreman Daimon by Jennifer Armentrout Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins Won: Between Here & Forever by Elizabeth Scott For Review: Awakened… Read more »

Jun 22
Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Young Adult Book Reviews 2

Title: Wither [Goodreads][Amazon] Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Release Date: March 22, 2011 In My Opinion: Add to cart! One Line: A creative and original world, although a bit too slow for me. By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan… Read more »

Jun 21
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Young Adult Book Reviews 3

Title: Nevermore [Goodreads][Amazon] Publisher: Atheneum Format: Paperback Release Date: August 31, 2010 In My Opinion: Worth a try! One Line: A nice try on combining paranormal with contemporary, but it plays out more as contemporary drama than anything else. Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued,… Read more »