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Book reviews - "Sister, Missing" and "Legend" - plus a mini-story written by me

So I'd decided that whenever I'd finish reading a book I'd write a review on it here... well, that didn't happen. I finished reading Sister, Missing over a week ago and I still haven't written a review. I just... had other ideas for posts that kept taking priority, so I never got round to it. So! I'm going to write a review on it right now. Wish me luck...

Sister, Missing by Sophie McKenzie is the sequel to Girl, Missing. It's set two years after the events of the previous book. I absolutely loved it! Full of action and twists and turns, the action didn't stop for a second in the whole book, I literally couldn't put it down. It's starts off when Lauren's (the main character) eight-year-old sister disappears while they are on holiday together on the beach. I can't really say any more without revealing parts of the plot, and I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I'll just say that it's so good. I think I enjoyed Sister, Missi…

A good long rant about gossip magazines and some advice for my fellow young female humans

I'm preparing my Spanish GCSE exam this year as my parents are from Spain and I speak fluent Spanish, so the exam will be easy and it'll be like an introduction to exams for when I take the rest of my GCSEs next year. I still have to prepare it, though, because I have to know what the topics that are going to come up are and more or less what the exam's going to be like. I'm a little nervy about my speaking exam - I may know how to speak Spanish but I'm, ahem, generally not a very confident speaker, especially in front of people I don't know. When someone puts me on the spot and tells me to talk about a particular thing my brain just freezes and I don't say anything other than, "umm... errr..." Which is a bit worrying considering the exam is going to be a type of interview. I guess I just need to practise what I'm going to say a lot and if I'm really confident I know what I'm doing, I'll probably be fine. Fingers crossed.

Anyway, w…

Just a quick post

Don't have a lot of time today but I wanna post something so this will be a quickie.

Remember how I said a few posts ago that the weather was really good here in London and maybe spring was on its way early? Well, I was wrong. VERY wrong. On Thursday it was really, really windy. I had to go out to the supermarket and I felt like I was going to be blown away. Some branches snapped off trees near where I live - it was kinda scary walking past trees, what if a huge branch falls on my head? On Friday the wind had almost completely gone but it was SO COLD. I thought it was going to be milder and I went out without my coat, I just wore a jacket... brr. It's a miracle I didn't catch a cold.

Today I had ballet, but not singing; my class was cancelled because of rehearsals for the upcoming show. We normally get an email when there's going to be class changes, but no-one told us anything, so I showed up for my singing lesson two o'clock and there was just nobody there. I had…

A series of random, unconnected anecdotes from my childhood

First thing I want to say today is a few days ago, the lovely Young and Enquiring invited me to write a guest post on her blog. And I did. You can check it out here if you want to.

Anyway, on to the main part of this post!

Nothing interesting has happened in my life since the last post, apart from my cat bringing in another mouse early yesterday morning. So, since I have nothing better to write about, I'm going to make this post a collection of anecdotes from my early childhood.

Let me just say now, please don't judge me from what I was like from when I was a kid. Trust me, I've evolved. A LOT.

I'm going try and make this in chronological order, starting from when I was very young and moving forwards. However I don't have that many real memories from when I was any younger than three or four, so we'll see how this goes.

One of my earliest memories is trying to sneak into my dad's office. I wasn't allowed into my dad's office because there were all s…

Random post about the past few days: why is my life so damn boring

Haven't posted here for a while... hmmm, I just couldn't come up with anything interesting to say. Nothing much has happened in my life lately. Well... I'll see what I can come up with for today's post.

Today I haven't been doing much - just studying. (If you don't already know, I'm home educated.) Nothing interesting at all to be honest. I've got karate lessons later, like every Tuesday. Sigh. My life is so depressingly DULL.

Yesterday I went to the orthodontist's, to get my rebelling braces back under control. The orthodontist replaced the band that had fallen out, and she decided to replace all the other bands too, tying them in a way that's more secure so they won't make a bid for freedom like the other one did. My new bands are a slightly different shade of blue to my old ones - I thought they were the same colour but when I got home and looked in the mirror I saw that they weren't. Oh well, I don't mind a bit of change.

On Sund…

Housework, teachers gone MIA, book series and rebellious braces

This morning I was looking forward to mooching around doing nothing until I had to go to dance lessons in the afternoon... no such luck. My mum saw I wasn't doing anything and made me do the dusting around the house. I don't mind helping, but it just wasn't the Saturday morning I had in mind. So anyway I did the dusting in the living room and the dining room, and jeez... the sheer amount of DUST... there's a shelf in our living room that holds all my dad's music CDs from years ago, and it looked like no-one had dusted the top of it in decades. There was literally a layer of dust a centimetre thick. I was about to take the feather duster to it, then realised what a terrible idea that would be, and used the dust rag instead. Phew, that could have ended really badly. Everything else was more or less fine, my parents do the dusting regularly, it was just the top of that shelf that no-one had touched in years. What IS dust anyway? (It's like dead skin cells or somet…

A ramble about my favourite movies - they're all for kids, wonder what that says about me?

Today I went to the cinema with my friend and her little sister. We watched "Sing". It was really good! I won't spoil it for anyone, but it was really funny and - like the name suggests - there was a lot of singing in it. My friend's sister kept grooving along to the songs, she absolutely loved it. It's aimed at little kids but like most little-kid films it can also really be enjoyed by people who are older. I recommend it!

To be honest, most of my favourite films are little-kid films. I don't know why - it just seems like they're way better than movies aimed at adults. I guess it's just cause they're always really funny and they always have some type of moral, i.e. be yourself, friendship is important, face your fears. Also, if it's an animated movie for kids, I guess it doesn't matter if the storyline's not so great - so long as it's funny, who cares? A lot of the time you can see the ending coming a mile off, but it doesn't …

Love is in the air (or maybe it's not, I wouldn't know)

So since it's Valentine's Day tomorrow, I thought it was only fitting that I should make today's post about romance.

THUD.
Yeah, that is the sound of everyone who has ever met me passing out cold at hearing me say the word "romance".
I am simply the least romantic person you will ever meet in your life, I am absolutely not interested in dating or whatever, I've never been in a relationship in my life and I've never WANTED to be in a relationship. I've never been in love or had a crush on anyone. 
When I was younger that was normal, but now I'm fifteen it feels like EVERYONE is going out with someone or at least has gone out with someone in the past. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I feel bad because of that. But sometimes it just irritates me that pretty much every single teenager in the world seems to be obsessed with dating, while I'm totally not interested.
The reason I've never dated before is simply... I've never met an…

Family trees

Okay so I've just spent half the afternoon messing around on this website called Genoom. It's basically a family tree website where you can make your own family tree and keep in touch with members of your family and all that. My granddad made his family tree a few years ago, apparently he did some research and found out the names and dates of birth of relatives of ours from like, the 19th century, as well as finding distant relatives who are still alive. And I've been snooping around the profiles of super distant relatives to me. AND JEEZ THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE!! Jesus I have about 500 relatives that I'd NEVER heard of before. Sorry this post sounds kinda hysterical but I just got really... excited! I had no idea my family was so extended! I guess everyone's family is this extended, I don't know? There are some relatives who are around my age and I'm debating whether to send them a message to say hi? But what would I say to them? And you can see on a map …

A freak-out over writers' block and a farewell to Club Penguin

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I've got writers' block, I've got writers' block, I'VE GOT BLOODY WRITERS' BLOCK.

I just tried to write an opening to a story I've got in my mind, but hell I can't write anything that isn't TOTALLY LAME. I haven't even got the story completely sorted out, I've only got the beginning, but I figured I'd write the opening because sometimes I write the beginning to a story and then I sort of figure out the rest. No joy. I am completely and utterly blocked. AARGH it's so damn frustrating!

So I came over here, to my trusty blog, to rant about it, because that's what I do when I need a good old rant.

To be honest I'm not quite sure what to blog about either. It's like I've got this total brain freeze. I must be tired or something, but I don't know why cause I've been sleeping alright lately.

Oh, I recently found out that Club Penguin is going to close down. Sob, so upset, I mean I don't play it anymore but it has…

A couple of book reviews

When I first started this blog I thought I might write some book reviews on it, as I read a lot, but here we are over a month later and I haven't published a single review. So why not do that now? I've recently finished reading Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie and I'm gonna have a go at writing a mini-review on it.

Warning: contains some spoilers! If you haven't read this and think you might at some point, you might not want to read the writing that's in blue. 

I really enjoyed reading it, it was very fast-paced and intriguing, which is exactly the type of book I like. I swear I finished it in about three days. It's about a girl, Lauren, who finds out she might have been stolen from her family when she was three. Since the agency that handled her adoption is in America, she plans a holiday there, then runs away from her family with her best friend Jam to try and find out what really happened when she was adopted. She discovers that she was stolen from her family…

Insomnia and good ideas for stories: the two things are linked

So today I'm having a pretty good day. I'm feeling way better today than I've been lately. My teeth no longer hurt, for starters. I'm starting to get used to my braces. My teeth still ache a little when I eat, but I mean it's nothing compared to a few days ago. Today I had a normal lunch, I was actually able to eat a few breadsticks and crisps. Considering three days ago I couldn't even bite into a banana without my teeth giving me hell, I think this is a pretty good improvement. And the metal bits still rub against the inside of my cheeks, but I've gotten the hang of using the orthodontic wax, so I barely notice it. All in all, life is good.

I also finally managed to get a good night's sleep last night, after barely sleeping a wink all weekend. I had about five hours' sleep on Friday night and maybe six hours on Saturday, don't ask me why, I just couldn't fall asleep. It happens to me sometimes - I get insomnia. I was super tired all day, b…

Braces, celebrities and weird premonition dreams: my teeth hurt, bear with me while I rant

So, I got braces done yesterday. One word: owwww... My teeth hurt so much right now. It didn't actually hurt while I was getting them done and for the first few hours, it felt strange to have things in my mouth but it wasn't too bad. But in the evening my teeth started hurting so bad. It's actually a bit better now, but last night and this morning it really hurt. I actually had to take painkillers last night, and I NEVER take painkillers, I guess I'm just lucky I never need them. The metal bits keep rubbing against my cheeks and tongue too, luckily I have this wax thing to put over the bits that are hurting me, though it's really difficult to use, especially on my back teeth, which are the worst. Oh well, I guess I'll get used to wearing them soon and then I won't have toothache any more and I won't have to use the wax thing either. Just hope that's sooner rather than later.

Okay, enough about me bellyaching about my teeth. Let's talk about some…