Friday, August 1, 2014

Poems 💕

So sorry for not being on in so long :/
Moving on, when I'm really emotional I need to express it someway. It's usually through yelling, crying ect. But when I'm alone, I write songs and poems. The songs are much too private to show. Nice try :p
I have no friends,
 I've lost them all,
 I never bother to catch them
 when they fall.
I'm done with all of that stuff where no one cares
 or when friends lie
or friends aren't there
When I'm mad I'm mad and i have to get it out.
 Whether it's friends or that kid who annoys me so much,
or maybe it's you
but that's just bad luck.
No I'm not sorry for my actions
because it's time to show my true colors.
You would see them one way or another.
Sooner is better than later
 It stops you from making the age old mistake,
 of becoming my friend
which is the icing on the cake.
No I won't cry, because no one would actually care if I died,
and I'm fine with that.
Don't bother to reach me anytime soon,
you won't hear from me
there's your clue.
 I'll be too idiotic  to answer,
just like they all say.
 Being a malevolent is something I'll play.
All in all, I'm not sad
or mad,
I'm just the worst friend and way too fake.
тнєяє αяє ѕσмє тнιиgѕ ιи ℓιfє уσυ ʝυѕт ¢αит тαкє.
ѕσмєтιмєѕ ι ωσи∂єя ωну ι єνєи тяу.
ЯƎᗰᎥИᎠ У⚙υЯᔕƎℓƒ ✞ℍᗩ✞ Ꭵ✞'ᔕ ⚙ƘᗩУ И⚙✞ ✞⚙ ᏰƎ ƤƎЯƒƎᑕ✞.💕
The tears will never stop,
Nor will my heart that beats for you,
And only you.
You finish my puzzle,
Which was missing all but one piece.
It fits perfectly in place,
As if it were meant to be.
You fill the emptiness,
Inside of my heart.
You've patched it up,
After it twice fell apart.
You've healed all of my scars
And prevented more from composing
atop the cracks of my worn skin.
With you,
I don't feel alone.
With you,
I feel at home.
No poetry or song could describe the way I feel.
No explanation to why or how
You make me whole.
A day without you,
Is but a millennia for me.
I'll hold on tighter than your hold on me.
Until the sun dares not to rise once more
Death will fall upon all of thee;
And life as we know it is gone for shore.
All should disappear;
Non shall be left.
You will have remembrance in my mind.
I have loved you since the world began
And I'll love you until the end of time.
What'd you think? ASDFHAFS why do I write when I'm emotional. I'm weird. 
Anyways, I gtg before this gets too too long.
~Melody Page

Friday, June 27, 2014

Day Six of Seven; Book Review Week

Hey guys, so do to some technical difficulties (AKA my parents not letting me on the computer) I haven't been able to finish up book review week. This is my review I hope you like it.

 Link to the goodreads page for this book

One of the books that I read recently is Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer. This book is about a evil genius named Artemis Fowl who's mom has gone crazy after his father left. He has a man servant named butler who is pretty much a ninja and can beat anything in a fight. Artemis is out for money becuase when his father left, the remaining Fowls lost a lot of their fortune. Artemis decides to trick fairies into giving him gold by kidnapping one of their captains and holding her hostage. However, not all goes just as the genius boy planned it to go, and soon after he kidnaps fairy captain, Holly Short, things start to go downhill for the young mastermind.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good fantasy read that isn't to long and isn't to short. The characters are well developed and very well thought out. The description is amazing, while I was reading it, it was almost like I was in the very room that Artemis was in, plotting my next move to capture the fairy's gold.

Thanks for reading :)
~Mary Mac

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Day Five of Seven; Book Review Week

Today's review is written by Lily, and is of the book, Dreamland, by Sarah Dessen. I hope you guys enjoy. Comment your thoughts below.


Dreamland by Sarah Dessen:
Review by, Lily

    "Dreamland" by Sarah Dessen is a suspenseful and intriguing book for a more mature audience. 
    This book follows Caitlin through her experience being in a relationship with Rogerson Biscoe. Rogerson is nothing like any boy she's ever known. He's magnetic and compelling, but once you rip away his misunderstood bad boy exterior, Rogerson is a dangerous, controlling psychopath. 
     He doesn't like Caitlin talking to other people, and if she's even a couple of minutes late meeting him, well then, she's in BIG trouble. Rogerson expects Caitlin to blow off everyone else for him and to cut herself off from the people who care about her. 
    "Dreamland" shows the harsh reality's of abusive and controlling relationships. This book, full of twists and turns, draws you in and doesn't let you go. Unlike books such as the popular Fanfiction, "After" and the best seller, "Fifty Shades of Gray," Sarah Dessen gives a realistic portrayal of these type of toxic relationships in this tear-jerking novel. Votes "An ALA Best Book for Young Adults," read "Dreamland" today!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Day Four of Seven; Book Review Week

Hey guys, back with day four of the infamous book review week! Hope you guys enjoy. Comment your thoughts down below. Also, please don't fall while reading this. And thanks to Ohan Finder, for today's review of The Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle, by Patrick Sweeney.

~Mary Mac

The Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle
Patrick Sweeney
Review by, Ohan Finder

For those looking for a new tactical long-arm, there are innumerable options. And while the
majority of the country is content with one of the literal hundreds or AR-15 systems that fill our
gun shops, police agencies, and 70-some percent of the military, some of us aren't. We want
something a little more compact, reliable, and/or powerful. And not many people can tell us about
these various less common weapon systems, because everybody has an AR. Thankfully, Pat
Sweeney has decided to change that with The Gun Digest Book of the tactical rifle.

From FALs to M14s, from FN SCARs--in both 5.56mm and 7.62mm--to Kel-Tec RFBs, AK-
47s (and 74s), SIG 556s, sniper rifles, PDWs, and more, Sweeney covers the complete range of
non-Stoner tactical rifles. (Excluding one piston-driven .308 AR, the LWRCI REPR, and lots
of pictures, he avoids them all together.) Sweeney shares his opinions on all of these weapons
after testing them extensively using techniques he learned as the Editor in Chief of Guns and
Ammo magazine. He also discusses their characteristics, capabilities, and components of these
weapon systems. Sweeney also discusses their drawbacks, including mechanical complexity, poor
accuracy, terrible triggers, and other negative aspects specific to the different models of rifle.

Finally, Sweeney explains the basics of field-stripping and maintaining one's weapon
Easily the most insightful chapter of Sweeney's masterpiece was the ammunition section. He
describes the ammunition choices for each of the major calibers, their advantages, and their
drawbacks. This is incredibly important as not every rifle will happily digest every type of ammo.
He also describes what to and not to use each flavor of projectile for. (Example: for 5.56x45mm
ammo, M855 is great for dealing with cars and other "hard" targets, however it just goes right
through the bad guy and does not kill him.)

One last selling point of this book is Pat Sweeney's wonderfully snarky anti-government humour.
He criticizes everybody!! No bias whatsoever. It is quite a refresher to hear negative comments
about our government in general, no matter who is/was running it.

Overall, I recommend this book to anybody who A) wants a new non-AR toy/tool, or B) is new at
this whole high-speed/low-drag tactical thing. For the latter, there is a nice chapter on tactics and
how to operate your weapon. For the former, it's always nice to have some insight before you buy.
Final words: keep shooting, read this book and go get a nice tactical rifle!

Day Three of Seven; Book Review Week

Here is Meredith's review of Beautiful Creatures, by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia. Hope you guys enjoy. Comment your thoughts down below :)

~Mary Mac

Beautiful Creatures       by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia
Review written by, Meredith
  This epic fantasy is a definite page turner. From beginning to end I was hooked!

    Lena Duchannes doesn't fit in and isn't welcome in Gatlin County. This is made very clear from the moment she starts Jackson High School and all that people say are "there goes old man Ravenwoods niece!"

  Lena definitely comes from an interesting family, but she has never had a friend. Until Ethan Wate. A born and bred Gatlin boy, Ethan's mother died last year in a car accident and every since then his father has retreated to his study and not come out. These two teenagers seem to click in more than one way. But when Ethan finds out that Lena is a caster, someone gifted with magical powers, can he protect her from being claimed by the dark on her 16th birthday?

Not only is this book very good and thrilling it is truly original. From the plot to the characters, Stohl and Garcia created a whole world. The dialect and setting truly speak to the read, its like you are living in Gatlin and feeling the struggles of a close-minded southern town.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Day Two of Seven: Book Review Week

Welcome readers to day two of book review week! Thanks to Annie for providing today's book review of Mara Daughter Of The Nile by Eloise Jarvis Mcgraw. Enjoy and comment :) Now to Annie.

~Mary Mac

Mara Daughter of the Nile
Review by, Annie

Romance, betrayal, suspense, and hidden identities can all be found in Mara Daughter of the Nile. This story revolves around Mara, a clever witty girl who quickly finds herself playing the role of a double spy for two opposing parties with each party supporting a contender for the Egytian throne. Unable. To keep a promise to herself, Mara finds herself falling Io e with one if her employers, the noble Sheftu, and starts to believe in his cause. But just when Mara is ready to offer Sheftu her service and heart, her duplicity is discovered and Mara is forced to make the choice between freedom and death.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Day One of Seven; Book Review Week

Alright to start the week off, here is Micaela's book review of Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. Read, enjoy, comment your thoughts. Now to Micaela's Review

~Mary Mac

 Little Women Book Review
By, Micaela W

My book review today will be on the classic known as Little Women. This book follows the March’s, a quant family of six throughout life’s adventure. This book takes place in New England as the American Civil War rages on. As Mr. March leaves to fight for the North he leaves his 4 daughters Meg, Beth, Jo, and Amy and their mother to fend on their own. And as with all families shenanigans ensue.

As with all hailed classics, Little Women has earned its title with lovely traits galore. The writing pace is not the best, but what it lacks in pace it gains in immersion. The dialogue can be humorous at times, and at others endearing, or even heartbreaking. The characters are relatable and full of different personalities. Although at times the story can get dull it is worth it to read through it. Reviews vary although a great number of them are positive, with it being a break out from the normal views of domestic living it was an inspiration for a generation of women. With all that it’s obvious why Little Women is adored by many and given such praise.

Monday, June 9, 2014

BIg Announcement

I'm very proud to announce that next week, in celebration of the school year being over. Our blog will be having a book review week. This means that every day next week (including weekends) there will be a book review posted on our blog. Some of my friends have agreed to help me out and so we will also be having not one, but six guest writers joining our blog for the week.

I'm also sorry about how slow last month and this month have been compared to April, but please cut us some slack. It's been crazy studying for finals and the SOLS and we've been jam packed with homework and last minute projects. Expect more from us during the summer.

I myself am doing a book review for book review week so comment down below which book you guys think I should review, no promises though just in case I haven't read the book ;)

~Mary Mac