Newer Young Adult Series to Read

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Here are some recommendation's on some young adult series (I only listed the first book in the series) to read:

1. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Action, adventure and a few aliens.

2. Chosen by Ally Condie
Reminiscent of 1984 and a girl's struggle to overcome a domineering society.

3. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Teenage girl that can change into a dragon and her struggle with who she is.

4.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
A futuristic society that domineers over its people

5. Lying Games by Sara Shepard
A twin in foster care is forced to live the life of her sister who's dead.

Most of these are geared toward the female audience with the exception of I am Number Four.

It Pays To Eat Pasta?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Now, you're probably wondering what I mean when I say it pays to eat pasta, but it can! Ronzoni is having a sweepstakes where you can win free groceries for a year and there's no cost to enter. Now who wouldn't want to win free groceries? You can enter the contest here.

Books/Stories to Read for Halloween

Friday, September 23, 2011

Here's a list of some great books or short stories to read during the fall/halloween season:

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: Mary Shelley wrote this book as a challenge to write a compelling ghost story along with her husband and Lord Byron.

Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

Turn of the Screw by Henry James: An enjoying read if you like to hear about Ghosts!

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gillman

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe

The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Washington Iriving

 The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

There's many more, but this is a good starting list.

Halloween Decorations

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I've been thinking about putting my Halloween decorations out, but is it too early? It's not even October yet. I enjoy seeing the decorations in the stores with the scary witches, spider webs and jack o'lanterns! Fall is a fun time of year. "Woman's Day" also has some great craft ideas available on their website and magazine. Check it out here.

Free Value Item at Arby's

Monday, September 19, 2011

If you text AHOY to 27297 you'll get a text back valid for a FREE Value Menu item. Good today, 9/19, only! * Please note that standard text messaging rates do apply.

It's Fall

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The fall season ends summer with coolish weather and fall leaves of orange, red and yellow hues. Just because it's not summer doesn't mean you can't have fun! Here's some great fall type activities to do:

1. Pick your own apples at a farm: Picking your own apples can be fun. It sometimes can be cheaper than the grocery store and can taste even better!
2. Hay rides: Hay rides can be lots of fun with your family or group of friends.
3. Pick your own pumpkin: Go to a pumpkin patch and pick out a fall pumpkin. Pumpkins are great for decorations, jack lanterns, pies, cheesecake, muffins, and more.
4. Corn mazes: Corn mazes can be a fun and enjoyable!
5. Jumping into a pile of leaves: Rake 'em up and jump away.
6. Make your own candied or caramel apples: Cheaper than buying them at the store and fun to make.
7. Tour a haunted house or museum.
8. Fall festivals: Attend community fall festivals and enjoy some different foods and activities.
9. Leaf crafts: Find a colorful leaf and press it for a picture, or brush paint on it and use it like a stamp.
10. Fall cleaning: Who says you only can do major cleaning in the spring? Prep up your home, by going through items that can be donated to goodwill, sold on craig's list, recycled or thrown away.

Free Icee

Thursday, September 15, 2011

If you go to AMC Theater's Facebook Page and like them, you can get a coupon for a Free Icee on 9.16.2011, 9.23.2011 or 10.7.2011. A free treat for a movie date!

Finally Got My Sequel

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies)As soon as the Power of Six hit the bookstores, I requested it at the library. It was well worth the wait. The author carries sets the stage well for his story. There are hidden surprises and things mentioned in I am Number Four that comes to light in the Power of Six. It has a lot of action, and is a quick fast read.
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