Fight Fight!

I just fought with my bro. He can be so annoying sometimes. ūüė¶

Now that I think about it, what where we even fighting about in the first place?

Hmm.

It’s sorta pathetic how siblings (yes, me included) just have this instinct to get at each other’s throats for almost no reason at all. Like for instance, crossing the invisible line in the car, scattering (accidentally!) homework on the ground, and making a snobby comment out of annoyance are all common starters (in this family) for fights.

So what can we do to stop family quarrels in the future?

I’m no psychologist, and¬†I’m not gonna lie: Heck, I don’t know? Banish little bros from Family Land? Hey… that’s not a bad idea! ūüėČ

No, seriously.¬†I’m just gonna buy some earbuds, turn up my I-pod, and hope for the best tomorrow!

P.S. Book of the Day (I read it yesterday, but whatev): Gabe and Izzy

True story! With dogs! And an awesome message!

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Fight Fight!

Combining Blogs

Hey! So as you all know, I’ve had way too much free time lately. In fact, enough freetime to think about the future of The Bookworm’s Lounge and The Periwinkle Pencil.

During this past July, I’ve decided… drumroll, please… to KEEP THE BOOKWORM’S LOUNGE! Yay!

But I will not be entirely ditching my other site. The Bookworm’s Lounge is going to host both¬†blogs, and I hope that ya’ll like the change. It’s much easier for me to maintain just one blog, so¬†that it will get¬†my undivided attention.

Bye for now! Posting later!

Combining Blogs

Rate It!

Hi guys! As you know, I’m someone who… uh… forgets stuff a lot.¬†Like, this summer. To blog. And in my time of forgetfulness, I’ve read, like, 40 books.

So, here’s a ranked list of¬†5 random¬†books I’ve read and a quick summary:

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree is about a girl named Emma-Jean who is VERY smart… but has no social skills whatsoever. And she’s sort of clueless about other people, so she has no friends. She¬†finds this girl, Colleen, in the bathroom, crying because her¬†BFF invited the most popular¬†mean girl in school on the ski trip COLLEEN would be going on.¬†Emma-Jean’s not heartless, and of course she wants to help Colleen, who is nice to everyone. But Emma-Jean’s “help” turns out to be a forged school note that could get¬†Colleen suspended AND right into¬†her enemy’s waiting arms. 5TH PLACE

Girl, Stolen is about a blind teen named Cheyenne who was accidentally kidnapped by another teen called Griffin. Cheyenne is blind and has serious pneumonia. Could things get any worse? Yeah,¬†just as Griffin’s dad, a heartless thief¬†and killer, is about to release her, he finds out that Cheyenne’s dad is president of Nike. All he can see are dollar signs¬†as ransom payment.¬†Payment for something that won’t happen. But luckily, Griffin takes pity on¬†Cheyenne and they form a shaky, doubtful friendship that could get BOTH of them out of this nightmare. 1ST PLACE

Guitar Notes is about 2 students named Tripp and Lyla. Lyla plays the cello and Tripp plays the guitar. Both use the same music room on different days, but still manage a way to slip snarky notes to each other. But then the notes become more and more friendly and secrets and dreams are shared. And then when Lyla picks up the guitar, the two begin to write songs and preform together. But angry parents and snarky friends may ruin their bond forever. 3RD PLACE

Notes From¬†an Accidental Band Geek¬†is about perfectionist Elsie Watt, who, in order to get into a top notch orchestra camp, must join marching band. It’s a nightmare for Elsie –¬†stiff suits, stupid nicknames,¬†horrid mellophones (where are the French horns?!), and snarky leaders.¬†Luckily, in the midst of band world are Hector, Sarah, Punk,¬†and Jake, great friends. But the only problem is that Elsie is…well… self absorbed. Will all her friends end up running for cover? 2ND PLACE

Finding the Worm is about Julian, a kid from the 1960s. Things aren’t exactly going his way.¬†For one thing, some kid scratched Julian’s initials into a painting and now he has to write a 200 word essay on good citizenship, which is number 50 on¬†Julian’s To Do List. And then his friend Quentin has cancer and Julian has to carry the burden of knowing that Quentin is going to¬†die. Plus, his crush, Beverly, is being super annoying¬†about¬†racing with Julian.¬†Oh, yeah. And the school bully’s out to get Julian, too. This 13 year old has a¬†lot on his plate and it’s gonna fall off all too soon. 4TH PLACE

So? What do ya’ll think?

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The Bully Book

Hey guys! You’ve probably noticed, but I’ve sorta been slacking on this blog. Sorry! (Blame the summer heat)

On the bright side, I’ve read about 10 different books over that course of time and I had plenty to choose from to blog about. So I choose The Bully Book, which had a plot I had never seen before.

The main character is Eric Haskins. He’s just your average 6th grader. Not too smart, not too stupid, not overwhelmingly good at sports, not the worst athlete, not the best writer, not the¬†most horrible¬†writer, not the kid who gets in trouble, not the goody goody, not the liar, not the most truthful.

So, why is he the bullies’ target?¬†Eric is pretty sure there’s nothing special about him.

At first, Jason, Adrian, and Donovan are the main bullies. But surprisingly, the whole class joins in, except Melody, Eric’s friend and crush. And then Melody gets mad at Eric because he made a relationship status request for her on Facebook.

So Eric’s all alone. He’s hopeless.

Until he realizes there’s a much bigger conspiracy going on. One that features a person called the grunt. The targeted kid. And it’s in every grade on up, too.

Eric knows that he HAS to get help from other grunts. Or else he’s dead meat until college.

After searching, he finds out there’s a¬†manual called The Book.

Eric desperately wants it.

Why?

The Book has instructions on how to pick the grunt. And maybe, just maybe, Eric can use those instructions to change himself so he won’t fit the position of the grunt anymore.

Eric doesn’t expect finding The Book to be simple. What he doesn’t realize, is that the formula is even more simple than¬†hunting for it.

The Bully Book is a thrilling mystery that I would definitely read again. And the best part is that the pages of Eric’s journal are mixed into pages of The Book, so it’s like you want to scream at Eric “No!!!!!!! Don’t do that!!!!!!!!!!!!” ’cause The Book is revealing info on the grunt to YOU, not Eric.

I would give The Bully Book 5 stars and recommend it to 6th to 8th graders.

The Bully Book