Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wanna Laugh??? Me, Too!!! (Lexi's Day of Memes!!!)

Well, readers,

I just got home from work, am stressed with life stuff, and need things to make me smile. So you guys are going to see whatever makes me giggle today!

Marathon time!
My kind of marathon right here!

Thor vs Loki. Too funny!!!
Tom/Loki, I'm gonna need to marry you.

Go Tim!!!

Is this sausage to you?

Doctor who

Harrison Ford's reunion with Chewbacca during an interview. Literal lol here!!!
This. Just this. It's amazing.

Literally lol-ed

I'd reply the same way. Mechanicals are the best! That jerk!

We all know this feeling.

This gets me still!

LOLOL. One of my favorite movie quotes ever.
^^Gotta love Wednesday!!!

Damn you, Mario, and your pole dancing!!!

So true!!!
It's true. So very true.

So true.


Its sad how much I laughed at this



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Goodbye, Rebel Blue" Celebration (a #1 FAVORITE Lexi review)

Hello, our readers,

Ash just texted me yesterday morning that we're over 7,000 views!!! Thanks and hugs to all of you!!! We're definitely your fans as well!!!

In celebration, today's review is for my new #1 book for 2013! It's called Goodbye, Rebel Blue, and it's written by Shelley Coriell!!! Ready to love a new book? Be glad you came here then, because this book is just chock full of AMAZING.

Summary: "Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel (as she’s known) decides to complete the dead girl’s bucket list to prove that choice, not chance, controls her fate. In doing so, she unexpectedly opens her mind and heart to a world she once dismissed—a world of friendships, family, and faith. With a shaken sense of self, she must reevaluate her loner philosophy—particularly when she falls for Nate, the golden boy do-gooder who never looks out for himself. Perfect for fans of Jay Asher’s blockbuster hit Thirteen Reasons Why, Coriell’s second novel features her sharp, engaging voice along with realistic drama and unforgettable characters." (My love to you, Goodreads.)

This book was phenomenal, from both a reader and a technical standpoint. The idea/plot itself is so fun! You'll laugh at things and also feel for Rebel along the journey she takes in her life. The novel is deep enough to relate to her and feel what she does, and funny and weird enough that it gets you wanting to do the same! I have nothing but fantastical things to say about this novel, and it's now my favorite of 2013! I can't say enough, so just believe me when I say...

In Conclusion: READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8/5 items on a Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list? What's your number one thing you want to do? Comment below!!!


Till next time,
Lexi (Alexis)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Don't You Forget About Me (a creative Lexi post)

Well, Readers,

As you know, I have a little brother who isn't very little (he towers over me!). His heart is big, and he's extremely intelligent. And one day, I guess he was thinking about what happens when he loses me in the future. So he has a notebook full of notes from my Philosophy in Literature class, Spanish class, etc. that he found and decided to keep. Why would he do so?

He wanted to remember my handwriting.

Yep. Simple, but so moving. I'm the same way when it comes to cards and such. I love my grandparents' handwriting; it's gorgeous! So I do understand. However, that notebook of mine talks a lot about depression and such as we focused on "tragedy" the entire effing semester, and I don't want him reading that to remember me. I mean, one philosopher came to the conclusion that I want to leave behind something better.

So I did what I'm a huge fan of; I'm writing him a quote book. It's already full of funny, inspiring, wise, stupid, etc. quotes, and I'm only about a third of the way through. My mom (the only other person who knows besides Ash, and now y'all) suggested to give him it for Christmas, but I believe that it needs to be for no reason at all. I think that when I'm finished with it, I'll wrap it and leave it for him with a note on how I want him to remember me, and how I'm going to forever see and remember him. (I've also been working on another for my future child for a year now, and have made two or three for myself before.)

Heavenly looking, huh? (Not my pic. Just perfect for this post.)

This is a good gift for anybody. I recommend that not only you leave precious memories, photos, stories, and letters behind for your siblings, but also to leave something that's tailored for them, something that takes time. Even just filling on lined page in a journal full of quotes or a letter or whatever and then letting them fill in the rest, it'll stay special for them. This is just as important as being an example they should look up to, as well as their best friend and protector.

Remember that your siblings are the only link you will have to your parents and childhood in the future. They will be the ones who understand and love you forever.

If your sibling is horrible to you or chose to no longer be part of your family, or you're an only child, please remember that your best friends can be your siblings. Even pets can be. Love is what unites a family, not blood. Ashley is my sister: my soul mate (I believe that BFFs are your true soul mates), soul sister, and best friend who will also be my link to my past. (My dogs will always spark memories as well, even if not verbally.)

Ask your favorite authority figures/adults to write you letters for a gift, while including a copy of their favorite book (new or used), plus a note inside on why it's their favorite, and they'll be the most meaningful gifts ever.

Christmas is coming up, so think about that as gifts for family and friends, as well.

Just remember that every choice you make leaves a legacy behind you as you go about in life. Leave the world with a life fully lived, love bursting through your heart, and a great legacy left behind you. You're important to others, whether you believe it or not. So be the person you'd wish you had, learn from others' mistakes, and just try to leave behind a legacy that you are proud of.

And remember, it's as simple as writing "I love you" on a napkin.

Be your beautiful selves, you guys!!!

As you know, Ash and I love you all!!!


Think about it: What legacy do you want to leave behind? How do you want to be remembered? Write your thoughts below!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"The Sky So Heavy" (a breakout Lexi review)


While I'm watching "Misery" (it's a GREAT movie, so go see it!!!), I'm somewhat staring at my Nook after a few days of trying to stick with this book I'm reading. I love my job, but I would love one day of pure reading. I'm totally not complaining though. Life is pretty awesome, if you look hard enough at the great little things.

Anywho, on to the book! The book of the day is The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn...

Summary: "For Fin, it's just like any other day - racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class, and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe, Lucy. Only it's not like any other day because, on the other side of the world, nuclear missiles are being detonated. 

From an exciting new voice in Australian YA literature, Claire Zorn, comes a haunting novel, The Sky So Heavy - a mesmerising story inspired by the continued debate over Australia's treatment of asylum-seekers and how a line through a map can determine your fate." (Thank you guys at Goodreads!!!)

The pace of novel was a drag. I hate saying this because I was all hyped about this novel. Eventually, after over one hundred pages, I gave up trying. No joke. I love the idea of it, just not the execution. Nothing had me reeled in with this one. So I'm going to say...

In Conclusion: If I couldn't stay interested, that's a problem. I'd skip this and read another book in the genre.


1/5 teens


Sunday, November 10, 2013

8 Pictures to Make You Smile (a Sunday post by Lexi)



"Dude, drop the plasma TV. This guy's got Shakespeare's entire collection in HARDCOVER!"

"The fangirls took over this post." Teeheehee
^ This is what happens when us fangirls take over posts, lol.

Freaking awesome!!!!! Lmao

Barbara and Larry. Of course.

And my ultimate fave that can always make me laugh...

Hope you smiled!!!!!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

"Rippler" (a see-through Lexi review)

Hello, readers!!!

Today has been a crazy day! From a Christmas Bazaar to Kohl's to an outside neighborhood party in the cold, today's been anything but normal. So why not go along with that theme and write about a book that's nothing close to normal? It's Rippler by Cidney Swanson!

Summary: "Samantha Ruiz has a freak gene that makes her turn invisible, or ripple. She can’t control it, and it’s getting worse. Afraid of becoming a lab-rat, Sam keeps her ability secret, until fellow runner Will Baker sees her vanish into thin air. Will promises secrecy and help, and Sam begins to fall in love.

Together, the two discover there are worse things than being a scientific curiosity. Someone’s been killing people who possess Sam's gene. A mysterious man from France sends letters that offer hope for safety, but also reveal a sinister connection with Nazi experiments.
The more time Sam spends with Will, the less she can imagine life without him. When Sam uncovers secrets from her past, she must choose between keeping Will in her life or keeping Will safe." (Goodreads gets the credit for that.)

While this book can be tedious at times, the plot and happenings are very interesting. Everything written is very visual, so you can definitely have those movie-in-your-head reading sessions. Sometimes, Sam's decisions and who she keeps leaning on gets annoying, but the whole mystery that's being solved, and what it's tied back to is more than captivating! The characters and their back stories are great, and I do think that this novel is one to put on your reading list!

In Conclusion: It's interesting, and I'm more than ready for the sequel to come out!


3.6/5 sets of water

I wish you all good readings!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

"Not Your Average Fairy Tale" (a fairly Lexi post)

Just to let our readers know, I know I've been inconsistent in my posts. Totally not cool. I vow to y'all that I'll write the posts earlier so they're posted on time, every other day, no matter what.

Here's my debut as a brand new poster!

So which book is tonight's? Not Your Average Fairy Tale by Chantele Sedgwick.

Summary: "Ash Summerland has it all-good looks, popularity, and the best grades at The Academy of Magical Beings. Ready to complete his last assignment in order to graduate, Ash is confident he will get the apprenticeship he wants. but when he opens the letter from the Council, he is shocked to discover he has been assigned to apprentice Lady Shenelle, Keeper of Happy Endings- aka the head fairy godmother. Ash is forced to grant three wishes to a troubled human girl named Kendall, and ultimately give her a "happy ever after." But Kendall turns out to be more than he bargained for. Still grieving over her father's death, she doesn't want anything to do with Ash. And worst of all, she doesn't believe in happy endings." (Love to my friends over at Goodreads, who wrote that!)

When I found out about Kendall's father, I knew this was going to be a little campy. But then the whole thing was drawn out, without enough action and issues, and was super predictable. I had so much hope for the storyline, but honestly, y'all, it read like the way I used to write in my teens. There's nothing wrong with that, but it needs to be a bit more polished and mature to be a good book. I think that the author can do better, once they've written more. But this book just wasn't developed enough in any way, shape, or form.

In Conclusion: Skip it.


1/5 pairs of wings

Alexis (a.k.a. Lexi)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"My Daylight Monsters" (a psychotic Lexi review)

Our loving Readers,

You guys rock. You read our posts and show your love, and guess what? We love you, too!

Today's book is still following the October posts of freaky books. I know that it's November, but I was on a roll, people! Today's review is My Daylight Monsters by Sarah Dalton.

Cue "Monsters Under My Bed" by Eminem...

Summary: "I always thought my demons came out in the day, rather than at night. I’ve never been scared of the dark. I’ve only ever been scared of real things: getting ill, having injections, physical pain… death. Those are my monsters, not ghosts or vampires or whatever else can hide under your bed at night. 

I was wrong.

The dark makes everything worse. 

When Mary’s psychiatrist advises a short stay at a psychiatric unit, her worst nightmares are confirmed. How can she get better in a place that fills her with dread? When she meets the other patients, she begins to gather some hope, until she realises that the death toll in the hospital is rising without explanation. Something sinister stalks the corridors and maybe she is the only one who can stop it… 
Mary has to confront the Things that she sees if they are to stand a chance. But will she survive a confrontation with death itself?" (Thank you yet again, Goodreads!)

This girl sees monsters: huge specters of truly terrifying creatures that would scare anybody. You'd expect them to be at night, of course; maybe two a.m. if you believe in "ghost time." However, Mary sees them during the day, in her every day existence. (Could you imagine being in class seeing these things???) So, of course, she voluntarily ends up in a psych ward, makes friends, and starts to notice some hinky things. So is it all in her head, or are these things real?

The characters are realistic, and truly so is the psych ward. First time I've read one this realistic. (I'm totally into novels that involve psych wards, so that's a big deal here.) It's an amazing novel where you can relate to these characters and feel what they're going through.

In Conclusion: This was a book that confuses you yet makes you laugh, and then you wonder about the sanity of these people. It's actually really good, so go read it!


5/5 straight-jackets