Book Review: You Know You Love Me, a Gossip Girl novel by Cecily von Ziegesar

You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl, #2)You Know You Love Me by Cecily von Ziegesar

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 2….book 2, book 2, book 2.

This book right here….and I finished it tonight at a party….wow.

First off, Blair wants to desperately lose her virginity to her boyfriend, Nate, and had tried everything to do it, but they kept getting interrupted-once in book one with the announcement of Serena coming back to town, and also because of her mother’s announcement of getting married to Cyrus Rose on her birthday. Yeah Blair was mad as hell-it was her birthday, not their day-and she wanted to sleep with Nate so bad, until she saw him kissing Jenny-oh, I’m sorry, not Jenny Jennifer-and couldn’t believe it. Because ONCE AGAIN, Blair keeps seeing herself in a movie starring her and as Serena said in the show, she’s the only one watching it and Serena has to be the one to wake her up. Oh and also she went to Yale and screwed up her interview, and kissed her interviewee on the cheek.

Secondly, Serena and Dan…WHY THE HELL AREN’T Y’ALL GETTING TOGETHER?? Dan, the tortured soul, has a huge crush on Serena, and thought she was perfect for the part of Natasha in Vanessa’s film. But no, thanks to Vanessa, she choose someone else instead of Serena. And the trip to Brown? Dan why the hell did you go anyway? To be with Serena, even when she invited Nate and his stoner friends to come with y’all? And then you had that panic attack during your interview and walked out….good lord, boy, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?? And then you and Vanessa got together, even though that’s nice.

And then Serena and Blair made up in the bathroom and now they’re friends…but for how long? Hopefully for good this time.

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Book Review: Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl, #1)Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once upon a time, back when I was in the tenth/eleventh grade, I picked up a book that looked interesting to me called Gossip Girl, called Nothing Can Keep Us Together and I absolutely loved it-loved it enough that I wanted to buy the whole entire book series and read it all. Fast Forward to now and I picked this book up again, starting with the first book, and I fell in love with it all over again after starting to watch the show on Netflix again. So if you’re here for the first time and never ever heard of this book, then lemme tell you what’s it’s about.

It’s about a group of people who lives on the Upper East Side of NYC and goes to the schools of Constance Billard, St. Judes and Riverside Prep who’s lives are being watched and read about on a gossip site called Gossip Girl-and yeah it’s like the show, but it’s totally, totally different and the same at the same time.

For one, Blair and Nate are together, but once Serena van der Woodsen comes back from boarding school, everything changes. Nate tells Blair that he and Serena slept together, and then Blair made him promise NEVER to speak to Serena ever again. Yeah right, Blair, like that’s gonna happen. The Chuck and Jenny thing happened as well at the Kiss on the Lips party, and Serena and Dan saved her.

Oh yeah, remember Dan and Jenny Humphries? Yeah, they’re in the book too-Jenny is the lame ninth grader who wants to be in with the older kids, and Dan’s still lonely boy, but all except he has hair, smokes a lot, and drinks a bunch of coffee, and yes, he’s a tortured soul in the book. Oh and Vanessa’s in the book too, but she’s a clean shaven girl who actually goes to Constance and wants to be a film director in the books (and also in the show).

I also came up with a silly little rhyme each time I saw Chuck Bass (in the books and on TV):

If you wanna punch Chuck Bass in the face, clap your hands
If you wanna punch Chuck Bass in the face, clap your hands
If you really hate Chuck and you really wanna show it
Punch Chuck Bass in the face

….needs a little work but it rhymes…right??

I love this book and I truly do recommend this book series so much.

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One More Week Before My College Life Begins.

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Hey y’all!
I know, you’re expecting a book review instead of all these personal posts, but I felt like it because this week is the last week before I officially become a Georgia State Panther (I already am though) and my classes will begin…and I’m a bit terrified about it. I mean, sure I got almost everything I need (just need my textbooks, notebooks, agenda, pens, and a really cool bookbag) and I’ll be fine, ready to crush my Junior year of college.

Oh Gersh HI BLOG.

Hey y’all….

Haven’t talked to y’all in what, two months? Two months. Good lord, it has been two months, mostly because I’ve been busy with getting into school, going to orientation, getting into classes and also about to deal with my financial issues and also..something that I’m finding really hard to say, but….

I have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes.

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(Just something funny I found on Pinterest, though now that I look at it, it’s not..really that…funny…BUT I DIGRESS)

At first I got scared because when I heard the word diabetes, it meant that I had to stop eating what I loved and started eating healthier-which I thought it was, but it turned out I can still eat whatever I wanted, only that I had to eat in portions. I even cried on Sunday when I was trying to figure out what to eat and I had to go to the store and find something to eat for dinner.

I also feel like I should do one of those What I Eat in a Day posts like they do on YouTube, but with photos and maybe some recipes if I’m up to it.

Also I am finally going to be a junior in three weeks when school starts, and I think that’ll shock me to the core-soon I’ll be done with college and school and going into the workforce, getting a job, possibly living in downtown atlanta or in NYC or somewhere like that to write for magazines or even be in publishing or something like that. Because I love my home now, but living by myself, in a huge apartment? It’ll take some time to get used to (and on top of that I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO DRIVE) but I think I can do it.

So that’s all I have right now until I think of something else to write about in my next post (when I get a chance)

Book Review: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So this book…it’s actually pretty darn good. Even though people enjoyed the movie better than the book, but I must respectfully disagree with them-I think the book expands on the movie. Because there were things that I didn’t even know that happened in the movie differ in the book. For example, I found out that Louis had a brother that went mad and died, and also Louis loved a girl named Babette, but when Louis burned the house down, he actually met up with her and couldn’t even kill her, but tell her to be a homeowner to her home?

Did you know that when Louis, Claudia and Madeleine were dragged down by the Theaters des Vampires, that Lestat was actually there, wanting to talk to Louis? It shocked me when I read that because I thought Lestat died, but it turned out that something else happened to him to the point that he appeared and tried to tell them before the both of them [Claudia and Madeleine]died.

And another thing I didn’t know-Louis and Armand actually traveled together. That part shocked me…and yes, I shipped them. I shipped them and in my head I said, ‘OH THEY FAUWKIIINNNN’ in my head (because in my head, they are, dammit) and I hope they’re together in other books. If not I’ll be so mad I swear ta gawd…..but all in all I loved the book and I would definally recommend it.

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Book Review: While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax

While We Were Watching Downton AbbeyWhile We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What do you get when an author put a fake historic apartment complex in Midtown Atlanta (my hometown!), put my favorite show in the title, and also make it very interesting, AND have a British Concierge that reminds me so much of Carson? Then you have While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, a book I never thought I’d actually like-I was expected to hate it, but instead I loved it. Every last bit of it.

So I guess I’ll split this up between the three characters in the book:

Samantha Davis: Samantha Davis married young to her husband Jonathan Davis because of money troubles after what her father did to the firm. She can’t cook, her mother in law hates her, and her siblings are a mess. Her sister Meredith was in New York visiting a friend and her brother Jackson was into a business that failed-in fact, he’s been doing it so many times that Jonathan had to bail him out. But Samantha finally put her foot down, thanks to her mother in law, and threatened to cut the both of them off if Meredith didn’t take the job at the Atlanta Preservaton Board and if Jackson didn’t get a job and make money his own. Well Meredith got the job at the Atlanta Preservation Board, and Jackson….Jackson worked for Edward Parker on Private Butler. Samantha thought it was working just fine, until Jack pulled a stunt so bad that she thought that her friends and Edward didn’t want to talk to her after what he did. But it turned out they cared for her, knowing that it wasn’t her fault, and also that ‘didn’t talk till Thanksgiving and before Christmas’ thing she went through with Jonathan and that brought them back together.

Claire Walker: So here’s Claire Walker, your typical writer who’s trying to come up with her next book while writing in her journal, talking to her daughter who’s away in college, and making two best friends at the same time. She didn’t write not one word till the last episode of season two of Downton Abbey-Claire tried to sleep, but the idea came full force, beating out the Highlanders and men in kilts, as she dreams about her friends and the concierge. And now she’s writing the contemporary novel and also she sat in for a author that wasn’t feeling well.

Brooke Mackenzie: Brooke Mackenzie is a single mom to her daughters Natalie and Ava, and on top of that her ex-husband, whom she put through college and to make it big in Boston, had cheated and divorced her for a skinnier woman he was sleepin’ with, and tried EVERYTHING to get away from him. Then Edward Parker asked her to do a single father’s party for his own daughter and everything was right in the world…until one of her daughters let out that the Barbie was pregnant with her ex-husband’s child. There was a one time that she had to let Samantha watch over her girls because Zachary wasn’t there one the day she needed him to watch the girls. And it was the most beautiful scene ever of Jonathan reading Stellaluna a couple times before the girls went to sleep.

All in all, I truly enjoyed this book-better than I thought. I couldn’t stop reading it and it made me wish I was actually living in the Alexander in Midtown (if it was real…and I’d had a job and all that….)

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Book Review: Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger

Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil ReturnsRevenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The second book of Revenge Wears Prada…I thought I wouldn’t like it as I thought, but the more I read it, the more I actually loved it.

It had been years since Andy and Emily had worked as Miranda Priestly’s assistants at Runway, and the two girls who used to be enemies are now best friends and married-Emily to Miles and Andy to (well, about to) get married to the love of her life. Max Harrison. From wedding preperations to finding a letter her mother-in-law wrote to him about his bachlor trip and meeting his ex girlfriend, to a week later when Andy finds out she’s pregnant with her first child, it’s almost all too much…

Until the deal of the lifetime with Elias-Clarke comes on their laps that Andy and Emily both face the Devil herself again, Miranda Priestly. Andy downright refuses to sign the deal, knowing good and time well that they’ll work under Miranda again and go through what they went through when they were working at Runway, Emily basically turned around and started kissing Miranda’s ass again, even at the dinner.

It was like Andy was the smart one throughout the whole entire thing, even when she had Clementine and met back up with Max again through her mommy and me class (I didn’t know they even EXISTED in New York) and then the moment of truth came when Andy got to Emily’s house and found out that both Max and Emily signed the deal, and automatically, and this is the part I truely hate but understand, Andy washed her hands with them (both Emily and Max), took Clementine and went home, feeling betrayed. A year later her and Max seperated, Andy found a job with the Writer’s Space, dated a couple times with a man named Nick, also her Grams died a year before the ending.

But I honestly hated the ending-to me, I think Andy should’ve stayed with Max after the “betrayal” and yeah she could’ve worked at the Writer’s Space because divorcing him after what he did was stupid as hell on Andy’s part. Yeah they have child visitations and keeping the kid on certain days and whatnot, but divorcing him? ANDY WHY.

Secondly, I thought The Plunge was doing much better where they were instead of with Elias-Clarke and under Miranda Priestly. THEY DIDN’T REALLY NEED HER SO ANDY WAS RIGHT AND EMILY WAS WRONG. Dead wrong.

Also, just FYI, I loved Miranda’s apartment. Just saying. I would totally live there.

So inconclusion, Andy was right at the end and Emily was wrong. Miranda’s still the Devil Wearing Prada, and this book was really good.

That’s all. *Miranda Priestly voice*

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