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Starters Book

I just came back from a books signing today. I went to get the book, Starters signed today by the author, Lissa Price. It is said on the cover of the book that “Fans of The Hunger Games will love it.”

What the inside front cover says about the book:


Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, are on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie.

Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders-seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie’s head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator’s grandson.

It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party-and that Prime Destinations’ plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined….

A woman that works at the bookstore said that the author will be big some day. She won’t be as big as J.K. Rowling but she will be big. This book is part a duology. The second book is called Enders and will be out in December 2012. Enders refers to the seniors that are renting the teen’s bodies. The author mentioned that there will also be a movie for this book. She said that she wrote the script for the movie herself based off of her book. There is also a Facebook game that you can play. You can find the link to the game at the book’s website, StarterBooks.com.

I haven’t read the book yet but I recommend all to read the book.

Jessica Simpson Eyeglasses

Last Wednesday, January 18 my mom went to the dentist. Afterwards she decided to go to Macy’s Optical and get new glasses. She has the ones where there is a line in the middle and the upper part is for seeing far (distance) and the lower part is for seeing close-up (reading). She never quite got used to wearing them and was always complaining that she was getting dizzy and when she walked down the stairs she felt like she was going to fall so she decided to get new glasses.

While at Macy’s Optical she saw they had Jessica Simpson eyeglasses. Later when she got home she told me about them and I said to her that I didn’t know that she made eyeglasses. I said that I knew that she made sunglasses but not eyeglasses. If you go to her collection official website you don’t see them there. My mom then told me that they couldn’t fit her in so she made an appointment for the next day.

The next day she decided to take me to Macy’s Optical with her so that I can take a look at the Jessica Simpson eyeglasses. I took a look at them and even tried them on and found one that looked good on me. I then decided that I wanted to get new eyeglasses because I haven’t gotten new ones in over 7 years. The ones I currently have have the scratch resistance thing on them but that is already coming off and the lenses are getting scratched. My eyeglasses were long overdue plus I haven’t had an eye checkup since then.

The eye doctor at Macy’s Optical took me in after my mom even though she already had someone else coming in. They weren’t there so they took me in. I am getting the eyeglasses pictured above. They come in two different colors and I’m getting them in black and strawberry. They will be coming in two weeks. I can’t wait for them to come. When they come I’ll take a picture of them and post them on here.

I Love…

I have once again decided to write about one more thing I love. This time it is something I love more than music. I am writing this for Georgina’s project called The “I Love” Project. This time my love is for my dog, Mikey.

Back in 2001, my mom, my stepdad, and I were at a pet store at the mall and were looking at all the dogs there. My mom and I love dogs and always stop in when we are at the mall just to look at the dogs. My mom and I saw one there. It was a golden retriever that had the same birthday as my mom. My mom immediately wanted to look at the dog. We were taken to this little area where you can play with the dog and look the dog over. After we did that my mom decided to buy the dog. We named him Mikey, short for Michael (an Italian name—my stepdad is Italian). From that day on I just fell in love with him. He is just the sweetest, most lovable dog ever. He would never hurt anybody or anything. My whole world revolved around him. We have moved twice since we got him and he has always came with us to wherever we moved. There wasn’t anything I wouldn’t do for him. I loved him more than I loved anything else in the world. We never went on vacations where we couldn’t take him.

Then in April of 2009 he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph nodes. There were many lumps around his neck, body, etc. He was just in so much pain. Again, my world came crashing down. I knew he wasn’t going to live long. In about 3 1/2 weeks later we had to put him to sleep. It hurt my heart to have to do that. We cremated him and have his ashes here at home. From time to time I think of him. On his one year death anniversary in 2010 I was walking to the building where I was having class and I saw a male goose walking around outside the building and I thought of my dog. He loves to chase animals but with geese he would love to go to the lake by our house and just watch them on the grass and water. He would never try to chase them. With other birds he would try to chase them. This past April, on his two year death anniversary, my mom and I were coming home and saw two geese on our lawn. I think it could have been my dog and my grandmother since there was one female goose and one male goose. Even when my aunt brings her two Maltese to our house, the male one would bark and the female one would be scared and would want to be carried. I think that Mikey’s spirit is still around and my aunt’s dogs know that. They can sense it. I feel like my dog doesn’t want to leave us. He was just the best dog I’ve ever had. Never had any problems with him expect for when out walking if there was another animal he would want to chase them and would drag me around the street but if you see the animal before he does and tell him no (not to chase it) he wouldn’t chase after them.

I loved how he loves to eat and loves stuffed toys and I have lots of stuffed toys but you could tell him no these are not yours and he would not touch them but you give him one and tell him ok you can have this and he will only touch that one toy. Also when my grandmother first passed away my mom used to offer her food. The table the food was on was low enough for Mikey to touch and all we had to do was say no these are not yours and he would only smell them and not eat them. When you tell him he can have it then he will eat it. We never had any problems with feeding him.

To this day I will never forget him. I know that whenever I was sad or having a bad day he would sense that and try to make me feel better. He is such a funny dog and he would do funny things to try and cheer me up. He was my best friend and will always be number one in my heart. Since he has passed away I haven’t been able to fill that part of my heart. Nothing can ever replace him. He is just one of a kind. I will continue to love him until the day I die.

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