May 23rd, 2009

emma; only girl in the world

The Mortal Instruments Trilogy

Not My Usual[Amazon]
Other than Twilight, I don't really venture out of chick-lit and girly fluff to read. I'm not into fantasy or the supernatural things at all, but thanks to dorkfish04's recommendation of this trilogy of YA fantasy-ish fiction, I actually bought the books in The Mortal Instruments trilogy.

And I ALWAYS judge a book by its cover, so when I saw the books in person, I was actually having second thoughts buying them. I would never really buy this series if it weren't strongly recommended by a bunch of people on my flist (and you know I trust their taste).

And so I decided to bump it up the reading list as promised and alternated it with reading Austen, cause I get exhausted reading Austen (though I love her) and in total, it took me 6 days to read the three books -- that includes napping in between. In other words, it's a really really easy read. I love easy reads. Collapse )
emma; only girl in the world

Ain't No Sunshine When He's Gone

Who doesn't want to root for the underdog? Kris Allen literally came out of nowhere on season 8 of American Idol and made it all the way to the top. If that isn't an underdog story, I don't know what is. But other than his ultra-humble personality that hooked me, Kris's also got some singing chops under his belt.

Then he picked up a guitar and played the piano and I knew I was lost. I knew the moment he started hugging that guitar on stage that I would be to far gone. Sure he dropped out of college and married his college sweetheart all at the age of 23; he also won American Idol.

Did I mention how cute he is? Oh I didn't. Well now I have. And if only for that pretty face, he deserves to be manjoyment. But we all know he's so much more than that. Collapse )

Poll #1404818 Hot Or Not

Mr. May: Kris -- Hor Or Not?

Hot -- Loving the way he looks tonight
Or -- Falling Slowly For Him
Not -- He's Not Working Hard Enough for the Money