Wednesday, June 30, 2010
But there will be a slower amount of posts...thanks for understanding!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Artist(s): Coco Lee ft. Julio Iglesias
Wdebo's Notes: Oh wow, I absolutely adore Coco, she's ABC (!!) and her singing is so amazingly wonderful, I absolutely love her voice and Julio's is great too. It's such a pity she never made it big in America...her voice is so wonderful. I love this song...they complement each other wonderfully. Old song, but still very good!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Author: Margaret Atwood
Amount of Pages: 311
Release Date: March 16, 1998
Geared Towards: Teens
Extra Info: The first publication was from McClelland & Stewart in 1985.
Wdebo's Review: I always enjoy dystopian style books, so when I saw this book on a list to read for my Summer homework I was quite excited to choose it, and I am very glad I did.
At first, the book was pretty good. There was that shock like, Oh wow, how could a society be like that? And it made you want to read more and more and delve into this world, but after a bit it seemed to get a little slow, and it was hard to continue, but after about the midpoint it picked up again and just got really addicitng especially the last part, which was so hard to put down because all of this stuff just came flying at Offred and it made you wonder how she would get through it all.
This novel really made me think a lot, about oppression and the beauty of freedom. It made me very freaked out reading it, but I still could not put it down, because I really wanted to see how it ended. The ending was very 1984...but with more of a kick...haha women rule :)
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Hope you guys can go see his blog and support him =]
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Today's book is...
Summary (From Goodreads): Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn't think she's the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her "Duffy," she throws her Coke in his face.
But things aren't so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that Wesley isn't such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.
Why I Want to Read This: I am a total worshiper of these types of books, falling in love with the guy you never thought you would...can you say cliche/AMAZING??!! Haha it sounds good, and I also read some good reviews of it, so of course I would very very very much like to read it!
Release Date: September 7, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Jerry's lovely song from the theme of DWL..Just Want to Depend on You [Eng Sub]
Another song, 在KTV說愛妳 (Saying Love You In the KTV)...very good song [English Subbed]
Hope you enjoyed!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Here are the books...
Recieved For Review
Manifest: A Mystyx Novel By: Artist Arthur
High Before Homeroom By: Maya Sloan
Recieved From Library's "Summer Reading"
North of Beautiful By: Justina Chen Headley
Borrowed From Library
Devoured By: Amanda Marrone
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Title: Alison Dare: Little Miss Adventures
Author: J. Torres + J. Bone
Amount Of Pages:90
Publisher: Tundra Books
Genre: Graphic Novel
Geared Towards: Middle Graders
Follow Alison around the world and back, revealing some of the closely guarded secrets of the dynamic Dare family and thrilling to adventure all the while. On the way, you'll meet a genie a mummy, and evil baron, and you'll discover senses shattering answers to some mighty big mysteries.
Title: Alison Dare: The Heart of the Maiden
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Hope you enjoy! And please comment!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
So, how can you get in on this awesome giveaway? Simple! Just fill in the form below, the giveaway will end June 29th, not a lot of time so hurry hurry!
Friday, June 11, 2010
One of my challenges, I need all of YOU to help with.
Please go to THIS site and then write (or make up) a story about how you got your friends to like your boyfriends. Please help, anyone can do this, if you don't have a real life experience about this, don't worry, you can make up a story! Oh and please write "credit to Debo" so I get credit :D And if you do, yeah! That's great!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help!! I need 13 people!! Please go now, because I need them ASAP!
Author: Pam Bachorz
Amount of Pages: 249
Publisher: Egmont USA
Release Date: September 22, 2009
Geared Towards: Teens
Summary (From Front Flap):
Everything is perfect in the
town of Candor, Florida.
Teens respect their elders, do their chores, and enjoy homework...because they're controlled by subliminal messages.
Oscar Banks, the son of the town's founder, is the model of perfection: class president, top student, shining example. But it's only a disguise. Unlike all the other Candor teens, he knows about the Messages, and he fights them with his own counterprogramming.
Only Oscar knows how to get kids out of Candor-for a price. Nobody suspects that he smuggles the richest kids out of town before they change. It's risky: if Oscar were caught, he'd be sent straight to the Listening Room, where the most resistant minds are wiped clean.
When Nia moves into town, Oscar is smitten by her tart attitude and ability to see through his perfect-boy front. He can't stand to see her changed by the Messages. Now he must decide to help Nia escape Candor and lose her forever, or keep her close and risk exposure.
The book trailer...
Wdebo's Review: I have always liked books about the whole perfect society, but everything isn't what it seems. So I was very excited to read Candor. The writing was simple and pretty good. I really enjoyed it.
I really like Bachorz' writing style, it's simple but can be quite addicting at times, except, at some times, it does get a little slow, but it's not that bad. I was quite surprised though, how fast Nia and Oscar fell for each other. One moment, they are glaring oddly at each other and the next they would do anything for each other. I was hoping that there would be a little more writing on the society and a little less of Oscar and Nia's relationship. I felt the ending to have ended well, very 1984, but I was still sad... :(
The character of Oscar, we just had a love-hate relationship going on. He was so cocky, but I still liked him, a bit, I guess. He also had a lot of pent up sexual desire which is pretty ugh, kinda on the creepy side. I like the character of Nia she is one of those "no-crap" kinda girls.
Cafe Cover Chat: I find the cover to be a bit boring, but it's averege (B)
All in all, a pretty good book that if you enjoy the "perfect society" kind of books, I am sure you will enjoy!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wow, LONG time no post a "Random Entertainment Clip"...anywho I love this clip...classicly funny Show...only he would know every single move =.= Funny and cute, Show Luo style :)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This week we have Vanness Wu (Drool) enjoy!
Chinese Name: 吴建豪 (Wu Jian Hao)
English Name: Vanness (Van Ness) Wu
Birthday: August 7, 1978
Birthplace: Santa Monica, Los Angelos, California, USA (ABC!!!!!!!!!!!)
What he does: Singer, actor, dancer, model, songwriter, spokesperson
Television Shows: Meteor Garden (!), Peach Girl, Say Yes Enterprise,
Wish to See You Again, AUTUMN'S CONCERTO!, Year of the Rain
Background Info: As can be seen Vanness was born in America, therefore making him an awesome ABC :) Vanness worked as a telemarketer before he moved to Taiwan. Not only is he very hot, but he is also very talented (Not many people like that anymore). He was in 3 albums with F4 before they, sadly, disbanded. Apart from that he has released three solo albums, and also has three Japanese singles and one Japanese album out. Not only has he sung with his fellow F4 members he has also sung with Korean singer Kangta and they produced one album Scandal, and he also sang with Beyonce (!) and Coco Lee (!!). He also has his own jewlry line out and also co-founded an entertainment Company, and has a lot of other projects he is dabbling in. Can you say amazing?
Another one of things Vanness is famous for is his bod...I'm sure he had like ten shower scenes in Autumn's Concerto (Probobly boosted the ratings lol jk...it's was very good even without those scenes)
Vanness raps a lot, and his rapping is good, I actually like listening to him rap...I just love it more when he sings. He actually has a good singing voice very nice, soothing and drool worthy...he sounds lovely singing high...Hopefully Vanness will sing more in the future :) And in Chinese too!
So, now onto the songs...
The first one is Listen to Your Heart (ENGLISH SUBBED)...Love this song!! Not a big fan of the MV (But he is a good dancer), so click HERE to listen to it ENGLISH SUBBED, not the acutal mv version.
Vanness singing Japanese, Reason (English Subbed)!
If you still would like more Vanness vids and stuff...remember to YouTube him :)
Hope you enjoy! And please comment!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Author: Cherie Bennett
Amount of Pages: 260
Year Published: 1998
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Geared Towards: Teens
“’You don’t have any idea what I’m like. I’m only beginning to figure it out myself.’”
Summary (From Front Flap): There’s a perfect girl in every school, yours included. You know her. Beautiful. Talented. Smart. Great parents. Cool boyfriend. You can’t hate her, because, of course, she’s so nice.
At Forest Hills High, Lara Ardeche is that girl.
But things can change.
When her mom notices that Lara has gained a few more pounds, Lara chalks it up to her allergy medication. But going off the medicine doesn’t make any difference. Despite a strict diet and workout schedule, Lara not only gains more weight-she starts to get fat.
Really fat. Lara swears she isn’t overeating. But she keeps gaining weight anyway. And gaining. And gaining…
Soon thin, pretty, perfect Lara is pushing 200 pounds.
Desperate to get her to-die-for body back, Lara tries everything. Diets. Pills. Starvation. Nothing works. And slowly, the world as she knows it begins to crumble.
Who will stay by her side? Her image-concious family? Her shallow friends? Her handsome boyfriend? Or will she be left alone in the land of the fat girls?
Wdebo’s Review: Life in the Fat Lane seemed like a book with so much potential.
The topic about wanting to become skinny has created such well written books such as Wintergirls [Click HERE for review]. Even though I haven't read a lot of books about a sudden explosion of weight, but there is just something about the topic just makes it seem like it should easily create heartwrenchingly well written stories. Life in the Fat Lane, however, was a disappointment to me.
I found the character of Lara to be really shallow and annoying, which was a big reason why I did not enjoy the book. Though the writing was pretty good, Lara’s annoying little “beauty-pagent” voice just seemed to ruin it. I absolutely hate people like her. She just seemed like one of those people you see in movies, the really ditzy-dumb-“nice” followers of that one “it” girl. Also, she used the word “popular” WAY too much, the whole time she was like “blah blah blah this person is thin or fat and blah blah blah she/he is popular or not popular.”
There was also the character of Jett, Lara’s boyfriend that annoyed me. He just seemed too cliché. Especially with the ponytail, not all artsy guys have ponytails…I just think guys with ponytails are kind of scary. But there are a few likeable characters such as Molly, Lara’s best friend, who is loud, big, and speaks her mind, unlike a lot of the characters in the book.
Cafe Cover Chat: Not the biggest fan of the cover…it’s just the style of the 90’s but I still don’t like it that much…and that girl doesn’t really remind me of Lara. (C+)
All in all, not really the type of book I would recommend to my friends. But there have been some good things about this book, so if you REALLY want to read this book, I would say “go ahead,” but if you’re just curious, I would say “skip it.”
Saturday, June 5, 2010
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Friday, June 4, 2010
Author: Peter Bognanni
Amount of Pages: 368
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books
Release Date: March 4, 2010
Geared Towards: Older Teens
From: Publisher (ARC)
Summary (From B.O.B): On the outskirts of a small town in Iowa, Sebastian Prendergast lives in a geodesic dome with his eccentric grandmother, who has spent the last eleven years homeschooling him on the teachings of the futurist philosopher Buckminster R. Fuller. But when his grandmother has a stroke, Sebastian is forced to leave the dome and make his own way. He soon discovers punk music, the exquisite torture of first love, and the fact that every family has its secrets.
Funny, heartwarming, and wholly original, The House of Tomorrow is the story of a young man's self-discovery, a dying woman's last wish, and a band of misfits trying desperately to be heard.
Wdebo's Review: When I first started this book I don't think I would have ever guessed that I was going to say this but...I loved this book! The writing was very addictive, even though in the beginning I was a bit cautious at first, but after a bit I was hooked. It was a very engaging book, the voice was fresh and delicious, just such a great new voice to read. I haven't read a book by a guy in a while so the edgyness yet heart in Bognanni's writing was very much apreciated.
I loved how this book became whole from all of the imperfections of all of the charcters, Sebastian's sheltered and naive personality, Jared, the boy that Sebastian meets, his f-u attitude, and Meridith, Jared's sister and Sebastian's love interest, her emptiness and need to be loved. It was hard not to like a least one small part of all of the characters, all of them grow on you in a way only good books can do.
I absolutely adored Sebastian, there was just something about his sheltered and innoncence that made him just such a great character. I loved how he used words most people don't say, and he was confused how Jared always made fun of his speech. I thought the romance between Sebastian and Meridith was well done, it was there, but not too strong to consume the whole book, but not too light, to be overlooked.
Cafe Cover Chat: The heart is...interesting...not really the cover I would pick up, but it's...interesting. (B)
All in all, a very well written debut novel by Peter Bognanni that everyone should go and read and will hopefully enjoy.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Author: Melina Marchetta
Amount of Pages: 419
Release Date: August 26, 2008
Geared Towards: Older Teens
From: Public Library
In this absorbing story by Melina Marchetta, nothing is as it seems and every clue leads to more questions as Taylor tries to work out the connection between her mother dumping her, Hannah finding her then and her sudden departure now, a mysterious stranger who once whispered something in her ear, a boy in her dreams, five kids who lived on Jellicoe Road eighteen years ago, and the maddening and magnetic Jonah Griggs, who knows her better than she thinks he does. If Taylor can put together the pieces of her past, she might just be able to change her future.
Wdebo’s Review: I have heard a lot of good things about Jellicoe Road, so I decided to check it out, but even after I got it, I was still skeptical, especially after reading the first few pages. Even though the first page had a good hook, but I had absolutely no idea what was going on, it was very confusing, and I almost returned it to the library because after a couple of pages there was a whole new story going on, and I was just so lost. But I am so glad I didn’t because Jellicoe Road turned out to be one of the best books I have read this year!
The whole novel builds upon itself, it slowly gives you more and more details into the lives of Taylor and the five friends; Tate, Webb, Fitz, Jude and Narnie. After a few pages after the initial confusion, I was hooked into the book and just could not put it down (Read it in a day!-It was THAT good). The more you read, the more you want to read, it makes you hungry to know what is the secret behind Taylor’s life and the five friends, how their story ties into Taylor’s story, and the significance of the territory wars and Jellicoe Road.
I absolutely loved all of the characters; Taylor is such an awesome-ly strong character. It has been a long time since I have read about a girl who can support herself (!!). Not only can she think for herself, but she can also fight her own battles. But she is too rough around the edges, so that is where Raffaela comes in, her spiritual friend, who keeps Taylor in line but also has some tricks up her sleeves herself. Finally, there is Jonah Griggs, who is just amazingly amazing. There is just something about that tough guy/quiet/sensitive part in him that just is so…Hot. He and Taylor are so cute together also :) !
Cafe Cover Chat: I like the cover very beautiful, and the poppy (I believe that is) is such a gorgeous color. (B+)