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Thursday, April 23, 2009


I almost fell asleep in all of my classes today.

i planned on getting up at 6 this morning, but ended up hitting snooze until 7:30.

i didn't have time to take a nap this afternoon, even though i soo very wanted to.

i didn't practice violin this entire week, and class is tomorrow.

i have 2 english projects i haven't started on that are due early May.

i have a history project i haven't started on that is due early May as well.

i have a skating test and competition happening next month that isn't going very well.

i have STAR and CST testing next week, which i need to really study for. (i took a practice test and got a C-)!!!

my eyelids are about to close now...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Book Review #1: Secrets of My Hollywood Life 2: On Location

From now on, I will be writing book reviews for every book I read, even if it doesn't make it to my list of 1001 books to read before you die. [However, I admit that i am mainly doing this because i feel guilty for not doing something productive, like finishing my English essay or studying for algebra. But you must understand it is not my fault that comparing Robinhood and Saburo (from The Master Puppeteer) is so dead boring.]

So, approximately 13 minutes and 3 seconds ago, I finished the book Secrets of My Hollywood Life: On Location by Jen Calonita. I just bought it yesterday from Barnes & Nobles in paperback for $7.99 because i had and $85 card. (I also bought 3 other books which i will probably finish and review by the end of this month.)

For some reason, Amazon claims it is 256 pgs, except my book only has 228.5.

Official synopsis:

" It seems like the summer of dreams come true for Hollywood princess Kaitlin Burke: the media loves her (again), super-cute and funny Austin Meyers is finally her boyfriend, and she's starring in a movie by her all-time favorite director Hutch Adams. What could be sweeter? But life on set is not as perfect as the makeup and costumes. And with an old love and a scheming new publicist on the scene, it's about to get a whole lot messier. "

My review:

Even though I didn't read the first book, Secrets of My Hollywood Life, there was no problem understanding what was going on, unlike The Clique. The book is somewhat girly and cliche and unimportant, but it's like a little treat that can do you no harm. The main character, Kaitlin Burke, is a famous Hollywood actress who, apparently pretended to be a normal high school girl in the first novel, but caused a huge fiasco when her arch nemesis, Sky Mackenzie hijacked her Sidekick and betrayed her. Kaitie finally got the lead role in a new movie directed by her favorite director, but when her backstabbing, creepy ex- boyfriend is cast as her partner role, things can't be worst. Until the crazy director decides to cast the evil Sky as Katie's "best friend". Chaos comes back to Kaitie's life when Sky and Drew (the ex-boyfriend) team up to make her life miserable, and someone keeps leaking secrets about Kaitie to the press. It doesn't help that Kaitie and her adorable boyfriend Austin start fighting as well.
But with the support of her best friend and loyal assistant, Kaitie is sure to make another comeback, right? Read to find out!

3 Stars out of 5

Complete overview:

  • 229 pgs.
  • $7.99 (paperback) in stores, including Amazon.
  • $16.99 (hardcover), $12.74 on Amazon
  • Genre: teen/young adult/chic flick
By the book:

Friday, April 10, 2009

April and Last Day of School

April is a crazy month for people in school. You start off with a three day weekend, then comps, then spring break, which started today, and the following week is STAR testing. I'm really worried about my testing in Algebra this year, because i'm afraid i won't get a 600 perfect score again. I have a good reason to be worried because for the past couple of days, we've been taking practice tests. and about 40% of the time, i have no idea what i'm doing because i forgot everything from chapters 2 - 10. out of 11. So, for my spring break, i shall be reviewing everything in my math book.

On the last day of my 7th grade year at Whitney High School, our class of 2014 is planning a beach activity, so we get to go off campus for the whole day! Too bad i won't be going. Instead, i'll be on a 13 hour flight to Shenyang, China, puking my guts out. I'm so excited! Not. I don't remember if i mentioned this before, but i'll be in China for 2 1/2 months this summer, where i will be studying math, practicing piano, practing 古筝, practicing violin, possibly drawing, possibly dancing, 5 days a week. And when i have time, i get to go skating, and possibly find a coach. IF I CAN EVEN FIND AN ICE RINK!! but despite this very packed schedule and mostly unappealing activites, i hope that this summer will be a little fun and be a good experience for me.