Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Video Spotlight: GAYLE FORMAN

Recently the video group at Penguin Random House put together featuring YA author extraordinaire Gayle Forman, where she talks about the draw of heavy subject matter for young people. Info here:

Why young people are drawn to dark themes in YA literature | Author Gayle Forman 
- Author Gayle Forman (I WAS HERE) tackles a question she frequently gets: Why are young people so drawn to darkness in the books they read? Social changes and brain mapping studies might provide a clue. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Making Happy Treasures: Inspirational Journals

As mentioned before, this year has been beyond crazy and when things calmed down I decided to do more things for me. The first thing that I wanted to get into was crafts. I wanted to learn how to make as much as I posssibly could.

I was very fortunate to find A WORK OF HEART STUDIO on Lincoln ave. in San Jose, CA. I love love love this place to the point that I almost did not want to divulge any info because I wanted a space to call my own. I know that is wrong so I made sure to tell all my friends and co-workers. I have taken several clases and one of them was a prayer journal. I took the class but knew I would make the usual journal so I mad a FAITH journal instead so that I might find words of faith and inspiration to help me.

my FAITH book

I love the colors of black and read and I adored what I came up with. I am not fond of the papers inside the journal (thus you will not see them) and I will dazzle them up somehow and then I will show you what I came up with.

Hello Again!

If anyone is still following this blog then I am very sorry for being MIA for over a year. This was my original blog that I decided to abandon when I pursued my blog dream of having a YA book review blog.

This year has been very hard on me, my mother was quite ill for over six months. We were in and out of hospitals, endured ten surgeries and there were times that I could not seem to visualize the light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, here we are nearly a year after my mother's heart attack and she is doing well. Because of this I have decided to devote more time to the people and things that I love.

I have been most fortunate in that pursuit but recently I have missed my first blog and decided that I would try to maintain both. I know that between the two sites this one will suffer but I hope that I will have enough to keep everyone entertained.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


When it comes to TV I am usually a day late and a dollar short...ya know when my ship comes in, I am always at the airport...yeah..that is me. So, a good friend of mine always told me about The Big Bang Theory and I finally got to watch it... Like 2 years after the show has started but like I always say. Better late than never. This particular episode killed me. I was laughing so hard I could not catch my breath. Please enjoy!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Ok! I admit that I don't watch t.v. often, but when I do I make up for it. Tuesday night's at 10pm I have to put my book down and watch my favorite show and at the moment my favorite is the Housewives of New Jersey. I love to watch their drama and the table flip....OMG!!! I could watch Teresa flip that table all day...so funny. I am still trying to figure out all that she is trying to say.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Wondercon, baby!!

Wondercon was the other reason I am still sniffling and coughing, but oh so worth it.

Zachary Levi from CHUCK, my friend Tricia's obsession
Yvonne Strahovski of CHUCK
Elijah, promoting his new animated movie 9
J.J. Abrams, director of Star Trek. He was so excited about his new movie that it was infectious and I don't even like Sci-Fi
Eric McCormack was promoting Alien Trespass
Hubba Hubba...Patrick Wilson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Bryce Dallas Howard for Terminator Salvation
Billy Crudup for Watchmen
Saving the best for last, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Oh..i had to add this, it was to cute not to share
and Shirley Manson from Garbage

My Twilight Convention Experience

I am still recovering from a nasty flu bug that is lingering within me. It stayed with me longer than need be, because i was a bad girl and neglected to take care of myself properly. I should have stayed home when i began to feel poorly, but instead I attended a few conventions.

My first Twilight convention was amazing. I had front row seats of which I opted to get for next year also, I am ever hopeful that Taylor Lautner will appear next year, Yeay!! Jacob Black. So, here are my beloved photo's that I wanted to share

This was my event ticket and you could see the great seats that I had.

Kellen Lutz aka Emmett Cullen...there are no words to explain how goreous he is Jackson Rathbone AKA Jasper Hale and his band called 100 monkeys Christian Serratos and Mike Welch aka Angela and MikeThe Hillwood crew, they have a Twilight Parody that will rock your socks.
The Twilight dad's Peter Facinelli and Billy Burke aka Carlisle and Charlie
Jackson Rathbone and Ashley Greene aka Jasper and Alice (My Favs)