Thursday, July 5, 2012

I'm writing a story!

Here's my story so far:

I wake up at 6:00 a.m. It's the first day of school. My first day as a highschooler. I get to the bathroom, throw on my uniform, khacki shorts, no more than 4 inches above the knee, and a green polo shirt with a white undershirt underneath. No other colored undershirts are accptable.

I spend exactly 38 seconds fixing my hair. Who cares how I look? I'm not exactly the most good-looking 14 year-old guy in the world. I've never had a girlfriend. Not even one of those play relationships it seems mandatory to have at least once, sometime between kindergarten and 3rd grade. Nope, didn't happen to me. I'm too average. I am, and will always be, average Micah L. Bannister. Micah, not "Mike" or anything like that. It slightly irritates me when people call me Mike. Mike is such a boring, plain name. At least Micah makes me a little different.

I go down the stairs, to the kitchen, for breakfast. Mom made her signature first-day-of-school-breakfast. The smell of pancakes, bacon, and eggs fills the entire house, I smelled it as I was coming down the stairs. It's a fantastic smell, my mom is an amazing cook. My little brother, Lucas, and my little sister, Delilah are already sitting at the table. Lucas is devouring everything he can get his hands on at record speed. "Luke, dude, chill. Save a little for me!" I say. "I eat when I'm nervous," he says with a barely detectable shake in his voice. "There's nothing to be nervous about, Luke," Delilah explains, "Middle school ain't that bad." Today, Luke is starting 6th grade, his first day in junior high. Delilah is starting 8th grade. "What if I get lost and I'm late to class? Or nobody wants to sit with me at lunch? Or a zombie apocalypse starts and I don't know where the emergency exits are?" Luke says frantically. "Then come find me, I don't mind helping you a little bit," Delilah says to him. "How sweet of you, Lila!" My mom says praisingly. "How sweet of you, Lila!" I say with a mocking voice. "Shut up, Micah. I'm just doing what my older sibling never did for me on my first day of middle school. Or even elementery school." She's right. I'm a selfish jerkwad. I didn't want to be associated with my goodie-two-shoes little sister. I still don't want to be. "I was only doing a favor for you, Li. I didn't want people to know you knew a dork like me." I say to her. "Bull," she counters, "It's totally the other way around." I let out an exagerated sigh. "Whatever you want to think, Lila. I know how you women love to be right," I say. I hear my mom chuckle from across the kitchen. Then I hear the bus. The first annoying "honk honk" of the school year.

"Uggghhh, I don't feel good," Luke says with a moaning voice as we're about to go out the door. "It'll be okay," both mom and Delilah say at the same time. Delilah's a lot like mom. Especially the way she tries to boss us around. On the bright side, when mom works late, Delilah has much better cooking skills than dad. Or even Pizza Hut. And I love Pizza Hut. "C'mon Luke," I say, "everything will be fine. Today's my first day of high school and I'm not freaking out." This is partly true. I'm a going insane on the inside. I feel silly, but I have the same worries as Luke. I mean seriously, I really don't want a zombie to eat my brains today.

I made it to school in one piece. My silent wish for the bus driver to lose control and kill us all in a crash wasn't granted. There's a couple guys on stakeboards riding up to the door, there's a group of blonde girls giggling and chit chatting, and there's one girl sitting on a bench reading a book. She has jet black hair, with a streak for every color of the rainbow.It's pulled back into a ponytail, and I can see she has 3 piercings in each ear. She's not wearing any makeup as far as i can tell. She has black combat boots on. She looks like the kind of girl I'm warned to stay away from. She could be, and most likely is, a druggie. I can't stop looking at her for some reason. She's just that strange I guess. She notices my staring. Crap. She looks up from her book and gives me weird look, and a sort of half smile. I can tell what she's thinking. "Why the heck was that freak looking at me?"

I'm trying to find my first class, the map of the school they gave me is not helping one bit. I'm the kind of person that if you show me how to do something, or how to get somewhere, I'll get it right away. But reading maps? Not my strong suit. I must look like a retarded idiot. A nice looking brunette comes over to me and asks if I need help. She looks like she's probably a junior or sophomore. "Yeah, I'm trying to find my history class, Mr. Moore's class. Room 208. Where is it?" I ask. "Go all the way down the hall, turn left, it's the first door on the right," She tells me with a smile on her face. I thank her. "Just doing my job!" She says cheerfully. Oh, she's one of those students assigned to help new students. Duh. Why else would she want to talk to me?

I take my seat in Mr. Moore's class. It's all the way on the left, on the front row. There's one empty seat next to me. The bell rings and Mr. Moore starts talking. "Hi, class! I'll be your teacher this semester, my name is Mr. Moore" Blah, blah, blah. The door opens and everyone turns to see who it is. "Sorry I'm late!" a female voice says. It's the girl with the rainbow hair streaks. "Not a problem miss, just take your seat," says Mr. Moore. "What's your name?" He then asks. "Millie Lancaster" She answers, then sits in the seat next to me. She gives me a wink. Probably trying to get new kids to sell drugs to. Whatever, I'm not buying, no matter how desperate i am for attention from a female. I was raised in a Christian household. I'm not about to become a satanist, like this girl could quite possibly be.

Let me know what you think!!!!!!!!! :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The summer reading program!

The Summer Reading Program at my library started yesterday, and i had so much fun! If you don't know what the reading program is, I'll give you a brief explanation:

We meet up every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. for 6 weeks for a program, at the programs we usually do crafts or play a game or something. It's different every time which makes it more fun! This week we made little things that are like Christmas wreaths, but we decorated them to look like monsters, to match the theme, which is own the night. Mine's very weird looking, but i had fun making it XD

We also have a reading goal, and after we read a certain amount of books, we get a prize! (Prizes for something i would be doing anyway? heck yes!) And at the last program, we have a drawing for a grand prize. The Friday before the last program, we have a lock-in, where we spend the night in the library! That may sound weird, but lock-ins are so fun, I promise!!!

The SRP last year kinda changed my life haha :) so it's special to me.

Also, minor update, i now own every Harry Potter book, the hardcovers! :D

Have you been to a Summer Reading Program? Tell me! And tell me your favorite moment that ever happened at the library. I know what mine is, but it doesn't have much to do with the reading program ;)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book Haul!!! (I actually BOUGHT books!)

So I got some really good deals at a local used bookstore :) Here's what I got today!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Hardback, near perfect condition, for $2.50!)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Anne Brashares

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

Daughters of the Moon: Volume 1 by Lynne Ewing

I hardly ever buy books, but these were so cheap I couldn't resist! ^_^

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday Rewind

Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke And The Bookish.

The Top Ten books i feel like everyone but me has read

1: Harry Potter series. Don't kill me, please! I've read the first, and i think the seconnd, and i enjoyed them, just haven't had time to read the rest. I WILL though.

2: The Help. Yeah, haven't seen the movie either -_-

3: Pride & Prejudice. Again, haven't seen a movie version either, i want to read this one soon though!

4: Pretty Little Liars series. Only read the 1st, but i really liked it and want to read the others soon.

5: Nancy Drew. Being a mystery lover my whole life, I'm kinda surprised i never read these when i was younger

6: The Clique. Seemes like EVERY teenage girl has read these... I read the first Alphas book, (written by the same author) and didn't like it that much though.

7: Twilight series. I've read the first book, And I've seen the Breaking Dawn pt. 1 movie, but that's all. I don't hate it, but i don't think it's "obsess worthy" Like some people think.

8: Vampire Academy series. Yet AGAIN, only read the first book, and i did enjoy it, the library just never has the second book.

9: Looking for Alaska. This is said to be one of John Green's best books, and i really want to read it!

10: Divergent. I read half of this book and absolutely fell in love, but i got it from the library and had to return it before i could finish :(

As you can tell, i have a problem with commiting to series' lol... There honestly aren't many series' I've actually finished.

Leave me comments below!! :)

The Fault In Our Stars - by the amazing John Green.

16 year-old Hazel was diagnosed wth cancer at the age of 12, she's put on all sorts of medications, and has to carry around an oxygen tank eveywhere because her "lungs suck at being lungs". The drugs help keep her tumors at bay, but she realizes she's never going to get completely better. Hazel would spend all day watching "America's Next Top Model", or reading her favorite book, "An Imperial Affliction", all day, every day if she could, but her mom forces her to attend a support group for cancer kids. One group meeting, she meets this guy, Augustus Waters, who was forced to come by his friend Issac, and is currently in remission from osteosarcoma. Augustus takes an immediate interest to Hazel, and changes her life, completely. (I don't want to give away to much more of the plot, because I want you to enjoy it to the max!)

This is a seriously amazing book, it's not like any other "cancer book" out there. The book is actually hilarious, and it plays with your emotions. The only time I wasn't laughing, I was crying. The ending was so sad, it didn't happen the way I expected it to, but I loved it. I will read probably read this book a bunch more times, and never get tired of it. In my opinion, this is John Green's best book yet. I highly reccomend this book. I promise, you won't regret reading it.

Hazel was one of the most hilarious narrators I've ever read in a book, just the things she says make me giggle. Augustus was an amazingly deep character, and I instantly fell in love with him. All the characters were fantasticly personalified, and developed.

The only "con" I've seen people mention in a review, is that the way Hazel and Augustus talk is not at all how normal teenagers talk. But I think that's the POINT. They're NOT normal teenagers at all!

There's definitely a reason you see very few, if any, bad reviews on this book: It's wonderful.

Have you read The fault in our stars? Lemme know what you thought of it, and if you enjoyed it as much as i did!

Also, quick note, I know i only posted one review last month, but i really haven't had much time to read... I'm so sorry! I'm planning to read more this month though, and i hope you enjoyed this review!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My summer reading plans.

Hey all! I don't have TOO much to do this summer. But one of the things i plan to do is to read some books i haven't had the time to read, but i really want to, here's some of them;

The Harry Potter Series
I remember reading the first, and maybe the second, a really long time ago, but I never finished the series, and i haven't seen the movies. Don't kill me! I really want to read them all this summer. I've heard that they get really good after the fourth.

Pretty Little Liars Series
I've read the first book twice now, and i really am interested in the plot, i want to read the 2nd book this month sometime, and i hope to finish th series within the next couple months.

Warriors Series
These are more at the bottom of my list, don't get me wrong. they're great books, there's just a bunch of other books i've wanted to read that i've been putting off for a long time. I want to try to read these soon though.

Got any more suggestions? Thoughts on my reading plans? Leave a comment! I reply to all!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pretty Little Liars

High school juniors Aria, Spencer, Emily, and Hannah are 4 pretty girls with some ugly secrets. Hannah had low self-esteem because her own father called her overweight, but after making herself eat greasy, fatty food, then throw up, she's one of the prettiest, most popular girls in school now. She stopped for a while, but after some stressful things happen, all she wants to do is eat. Is she going to fall back into her bad habbits? Aria has always been the unique one but very unsure of herself. She contantly tries out different personality types, to see which one is most pleasing to other people, and make her popular, so she won't be just the weird girl with the pig-puppet. But when she meets an older man in a bar, was pretending to be someone she's not the best idea after all? Spencer is always surpassed by her older sister Mellissa, from school, to boyfriends. Spencer is always a little envious. And when Mellissa brings home her new super cute, British boyfriend, will Spencer be able to push aside her jealousy and resist temptations? And Emily, her life is going pretty well, she's doing good in school, and one of the stars of the swim team. But things shake up a little when there's a new girl, Maya, moving in across from her. Emily is very intrigued by Maya, and soon learns some secrets about her, and maybe herself. But are Emily's feelings for Maya a little more than friendly?

What do all these girls have in common? They were all best friends in 7th grade, along with their "pack leader", Alison. But the summer 7th grade ends, Ali goes missing, and nobody knows what happened to her. All the girls are really confused and creeped out by this, and since it happened, their friendship broke off. But there's something even scarier happening now, the girls are getting messages from someone who obviously knows secrets about them, the mysterious person only signs their name with an "A". Is it Alison? No. She's been missing for 3 years. She has to be dead by now, and ghosts can't send texts and emails, right?

I liked this book; the plot is really interesting and suspenseful! I liked how the book is told in switching view-points between Aria, Spencer, Hannah, and Emily. It made it easy to stay interested when there's 4 kinda seperate stories, and I like how they all tie to each other. It did get a little confusing at first, but other than that it's a really light read, no big complicated words, it's written pretty simply.

This is the second time I've read this book, but i haven't read any of the others yet :P I'm going to try to finish it oever the summer, maybe? Well we'll see!

Thank you so much for reading and let me know what you think of the series!!!! Also suggest books for me to read if you want!