oh_deanna: (shoebox project // unicorns!)
I'm battling a head cold and it's really hot so I keep switching between walking around in a big dressing gown, and walking around with no pants on. Yuck. Once again, some photos of really stupid things. Seriously, I am so lazy it's getting ridiculous. Oh well, I hope you enjoy some of them at least! Also, my best friend and I had an epic 90s music showdown on facebook. We basically kept posting 90s music videos, pissing off EVERYONE because there were a LOT of videos. We unanimously agreed that I won after I posted MC Hammer's "Can't Touch This". Anyway, I made a playlist based on what we posted, and I'm thinking about uploading it because it's kind of awesome...

DAY FIFTEEN - my favourite teacup (from South Africa) and our informative sugar jar:



Days Sixteen - Twenty-One )


So on the 16th (a Monday, I think), Emma and I got bored and decided to drive out to Brighton to get ice cream. We usually go to Cronulla, but decided on Brighton on a whim. The weather started out absolutely appalling (as you can see in the pictures) but by the time we got to Brighton, blue skies all 'round! I don't really like coming to Brighton because it seems to be the place for hoons to drive around in their cars and shout things at you, but that day was actually very peaceful.


pictures from an adventure in Brighton )
oh_deanna: (black and white // elephant)

One of my New Years resolutions for 2012 was to take a photo a day for the rest of the year. I contemplated posting a picture everyday but then realised how annoying that would be; hence the first weekly post! Every seven days, I'll make a round-up post of the pictures I've taken so I don't spam everyone's friends page. Also included are three bonus pictures of my adorable pets.

DAY ONE - Emma, taken in my kitchen:


Days Two - Seven )


And now for the munchkins!

pet pictures! )
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I thought it was about time I posted the second lot of reviews for the books I’ve read this year. I’m a little bit behind on the challenge I’ve set for myself, but hopefully I’ll catch up soon. Like last time, these are being cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] 50bookchallenge.


BOOK/SERIES: When It Happens
AUTHOR: Susane Colasanti
"I think I fell a little bit in love with the character of Tobey when I was reading this book..." )


BOOK/SERIES: Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls Book #1)
AUTHOR: Maggie Stiefvater
"I first read Maggie Stiefvater's work over at merry_fates, where she posts short stories along with two other YA writers..." )


BOOKS/SERIES:
Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow Series Book #1)
AUTHOR: John Marsden
"This series has been recommended to me since I was in high school..." )


BOOKS/SERIES: Anatomy of a Boyfriend
AUTHOR: Daria Snadowsky
"I absolutely hated the main character in this story and her boyfriend..." )


BOOKS/SERIES: Take Me There
AUTHOR: Susane Colasanti
"Despite being a little confusing to follow at first, I enjoyed this book..." )


BOOKS/SERIES: Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry Book #1)
AUTHOR: Simone Elkeles
"This kind of reminded me of my Ma's trashy romance novels, except without all the sex." )


BOOKS/SERIES: Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry Book #2)
AUTHOR: Simone Elkeles
"When I started reading this, I actually had to go back a couple of times and check that I hadn't accidentally started reading Perfect Chemistry again by mistake." )


BOOKS/SERIES: Leaving Paradise
AUTHOR: Simone Elkeles
"I preferred this book much more to the Perfect Chemistry novels by the same author." )


BOOKS/SERIES: WVMP Radio Series: Wicked Game, Bad to the Bone, Bring on the Night
AUTHOR: Jeri Ready-Smith
These were probably my favourite three books that I read during this two month period..." )


BOOKS/SERIES: John Dies at the End
AUTHOR: David Wong
"I have to be honest: I had no idea what was going on half the time reading this. And it was AWESOME..." )


BOOKS/SERIES: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
AUTHOR: Mary Roach
I was expecting to love this book after reading Stiff, so I was kind of disappointed..." )


BOOKS/SERIES: Cults: Bizarre Rituals and Murderous Practices Revealed
AUTHOR: Petery Haining
"This was the worst book I've read all year. I don't even want to write a review for it..." )
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Okay, so I'm finally getting around to doing this blasted thing. Yay me! Bear with me, I'm not exactly sure how I want to format these posts yet, so consider this a trial run. Will be cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] 50bookchallenge (yes, even though my challenge is to read 100 books. Whatever).


BOOK/SERIES: The Yellow Wallpaper
AUTHOR: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"I was kind of horrified by the end of this..." )


BOOK/SERIES: The Lily Bard Mysteries: Shakespeare’s Landlord, Shakespeare’s Champion, Shakespeare’s Christmas, Shakespeare’s Trollop, Shakespeare’s Counselor.
AUTHOR: Charlaine Harris
"I read this series during a particularly bad heat-wave in Sydney..." )


BOOKS/SERIES: Southern Vampire Mysteries Series: Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, All Together Dead, From Dead to Worse, Dead and Gone, Dead in the Family.
AUTHOR: Charlaine Harris
"I'm hooked on this series..." )


BOOKS/SERIES: Soulless (Parasol Protectorate series)
AUTHOR: Gail Carriger
"I studied Speculative Fiction for a year in high school, and my English teacher was always a big fan of steampunk novels..." )


BOOKS/SERIES: Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers
AUTHOR: Mary Roach
"Does it make me sound morbid to say that I really couldn't wait to get into this book?" )


BOOKS/SERIES: Lucky: A Memoir
AUTHOR: Alice Sebold
"I knew when I started this book that it was going to be confronting for me..." )
oh_deanna: (harry potter // the deathly hallows)
I'm feeling rather miserable right now, so I thought I'd start this meme to lighten my spirits. Also, I really miss the Harry Potter fandom. I've been all caught up with Glee that I've sort of forgotten about my first fandom.

Day One - Your favourite book

Prisoner of Azkaban
. Without a doubt, hands down. I remember reading and re-reading this one waiting for Goblet of Fire came out and absolutey loving it every singe time I read it. The introduction of Sirius and Remus. All the werewolf drama. The time-travel storyline. BUCKBEAK. I'd read the first two of course, but it was PoA that got me hooked on the series, on the whole Harry Potter world, on fanfiction, and especially on Sirius/Remus (YES THERE IS SUBTEXT DON'T ARGUE WITH ME :P)
oh_deanna: (mine // the man)
Aaaaaaaaand here we have ANOTHER new years resolution I plan to commit to this year - reading 100 50 100 books. (I've joined [livejournal.com profile] 50bookchallenge  , THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!) This will include the stuff on my new ebook reader, library books and books I own. The only rule for myself is that I CANNOT have read them before. I want to read completely new stuff this year!




Wish me luck!

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