Friday, May 30, 2008

Hilarious YouTube Videos

I have found two really funny YouTube videos. One of them is called "Who's Phone" and the other is called "Kids' Rock." They are both great!

Here are the links:

"Who's Phone"

"Kids' Rock"

Hope you like them!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Warriors: Eclipse: Cover


I just found the new cover and release date for Warriors: The Power of Three: Eclipse. (As you can see from all of my Warriors posts, I really love this series.) It's set released date is on September 2, 2008. I can't wait for it!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Birthday, Jordan!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JORDAN! Today, Jordan is having his 7th birthday. In fact, soon Jordan will be going to sleep away camp for 5 days. Good luck Jordan!

PS- I am typing this post on April 5th on Blogger Draft. I hope this works!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

First of all, hooray for a four-day weekend!

Now, more importantly, I have just finished Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and it was amazing! It was full of details, was very original, and was very fun to read. Fablehaven is about two siblings, Kendra and Seth, who are sent to live with their Grandma and Grandpa Sorenson while their parents are on a 17-day cruise. However, Grandma Sorenson is away, visiting a dying family member. They have plenty of things to do there, like painting, swimming, and for Kendra, trying to solve a puzzle that their Grandpa has given her. (No, I don't mean a jigsaw puzzle, although they have those to do, too.) However, Seth's weakness is the rules that Grandpa sets down, with the punishment of staying in their room for the rest of their stay. When Seth breaks the most important rule, and goes in to the forest, he sees someone that he wasn't supposed to. Luckily, when Kendra solves the puzzle, and opens their eyes to the world of Fablehaven, the rules lessen a little, although that does not stop Seth from breaking the remaining rules. Seth goes a little to far one night, and accidentally causes Grandpa to get captured by some of the more evil creatures of Fablehaven, and Kendra and Seth have to find out where Grandma really is, and save Grandpa. It really was a great book. Now I'm focusing on The Alchemyst by Micheal Scott.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Key to Reading Two Books at Once: Part 2

To get some stuff out of the way, I went to see Prince Caspian last weekend, and it was pretty good. It had a lot more action than the first, but it wasn't quite better. It was a little rushed. My Grandma has gone back to Chicago and my brother and Dad are back. I just finished my Culture Projects rough draft this morning. (I had to miss the bus to do it, too.) I have a four day weekend and I deserve it after such a long (or short) week. That just about all going on with my life.

Right now, I am reading two books at once, and once again, I am reading one more than the other. I am reading Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and The Alchemyst by Micheal Scott. I think that I am reading Fablehaven more than The Alchemyst because of two reasons. For one, I started it a few days before The Alchemyst. Two, although this kind of relates to one, I am far into Fablehaven and not very far into The Alchemyst. I am, therefore, more excited to see what happens in Fablehaven. So, another tip for people trying to read two books at once, try to start at the same time and to keep a steady pace, switching of every chapter or two, or something like that. So far, I'd highly recommend Fablehaven, but I can't yet say the same with The Alchemyst, considering I'm only in chapter 2.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Percy Jackson and The Olympians: Battle of the Labyrinth

1. Sorry I haven't posted in the last week. I've been really busy with stuff. I have a culture project to do. I have Karate lessons. I have bar-mitzvah lessons. My Grandma Alice is visiting. Plus all of my normal homework.

2. Today was amazing!!!

We went to see Cirque du Soleil: Corteo. For those who don't know what Cirque is, it is a huge French circus group that does amazing stunts in a very theatrical way. It was so cool! My favorite acts were thier trapoline act, thier person in a wheel act (I don't know what it was called,) thier human trapeze act, and their juggling act. The rest of the show was still amazing!

3. Finally, today I finished Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan. It was great! Now, there is only one more book in the Percy Jackson series, which started with The Lighting Theif, which I read again 3 days ago. 2 days ago, I finished it. Yesterday, I got Battle of the Labyrinth. It was a great book, but had a really twisted ending. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I'll give a little synopsis. In the 4th book, after being chased by deamon cheerleaders, meeting an old human aquantince, and finding out that not only the lost god Pan, but the key to Kronoses victory over the gods might be hidden in the labyrinth, Percy is thrown back into the war, fighting for his life through an unsolvable maze. The gods face more betrayal and need Percy, Annabeth, Tyson, and Grover to find Deadalus, the inventor of the labyrinth before Luke does. Also, Annabeth is given a mysterious prophecy about the quest and Percy is having more dreams, about Luke and Kronos, Nico, son of Hades, and Deadalus and the truth of his past. This book is even more exciting then the other books. I can't wait for the next book!

4. Tomorrow, I am going to see The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

5. I hope my brother Ezra is having a great trip! He is taking a trip to Virginia to visit his best friend, Brett.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Vizu Poll

I have decided to take J Scott Savage's example and use Vizu to make a poll. It may have been a little more complicated, but it turns out much better than the Blogger polls. I did my first Vizu poll on James Dashner's "The 13th Reality." (If your making a Vizu poll, avoid using the " sign. I doesn't turn out well. I had to redo my poll to fix it.) I highly suggest using Vizu polls instead of Blogger polls. They work and look much better.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Farworld: Water Keep by J Scott Savage

Author J Scott Savage has just released the cover and 1st 2 chapters of his new book, Farworld: Water Keep on his website. Click here to visit his post. His book will be released this September. I am so excited to read the 2 chapters. Don't forget to sign up for the Farworld Blog Tour to win an ARC of Farworld: Water Keep.

Lastly, Ezra (and I) are still sick from Saturday. It's probably the Stomach Flu. That's going around here on Mercer Island. I hope we get better soon. I'm missing so much school. Catching up is going to be almost impossible.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Random Stuff: May

Sorry I'm 2 days late with this. I'll get the hang of it in a while. Either way, even though I'm having a bad day, here is this months random stuff floating around in my head.

1.) Crud. My brother just threw-up again. This time it was on the carpet. Poor Ezra! At least my dad's pulling into the driveway now. Now my mom won't have to help Ezra alone.

2.) I hope we can go and see "Iron Man" next week. We had just gotten to the big, intense scene at the end when Ezra started barfing up his Icee. (Sorry. I've been repeating my earlier post all over again.)

3.) I have finished Warriors: The Power of Three: Outcast by Erin Hunter and I'm back into The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, both of which I've/I'm enjoyed/enjoying.

4.) I need to delete my 2 polls. Then I'll need to think of a new poll to make. Do you guys think I should use Vizu polls? I hear they're pretty good.

5.) My culture project is going great! I completed the outline Thursday night. It is 2 1/2 pages long, which is way longer than anyone else's outline.

6.) OUCH!!! My cat just cut my finger. That hurt!

7.) Crud. AGAIN! Ezra threw-up again, this time in his closet. Mom and Dad are angry that they'll have to pay to replace that carpet now too. That's pretty much every carpet in the house.

8.) I can't wait for J Scott Savage, Author of the upcoming Farworld series to post the cover of Book 1: Water Keep. I especially can't wait for him to send out the ARCs.

9.) I am tired. It's been a long, bad day. I think I'll go upstairs with dad to watch a movie.

If anything else random pops into my mind, I'll post it here, but I'm to darn tired right now to continue. Good Night! Crud. I think Ezra's throwing up again. I hope he gets better.

Iron Man: Part 1

This kinda stinks. Here was my schedule for today:
1. Jon and Ben's Bar-Mitzvah
2. Go and See "Iron Man"
3. Jon and Ben's Bar-Mitzvah Party
4. Go to Bed

Now, here was how my day turned out:
1. Jon and Ben's Bar-Mitzvah
2. Go and See "Iron Man"
3. Watch my brother Ezra throw-up during the movie
4. Come home.
5. Start to feel sick.
6. Not go to Ben and Jon's Bar-Mitzvah party

I was going to post a review of Iron Man, but since I didn't see the whole think, I can't. However, my dad got passes from the manager to come and see the movie again. I think we're going next week. I'll post a review then. This stinks.