Friday, November 21, 2014

On the Fence by Kasie West

Title: On the Fence
Author: Kasie West
Release Date: May 26th, 2011
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Age Group: Young Adult
Add it: Goodreads
Page Count: 296 pages
Rating: 3/5 stars
For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she's spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can't solve Charlie's biggest problem: she's falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Monday, November 17, 2014

What's Been Going On.

Hey guys! It's Karla. I know, I haven't been posting a lot, and I know I keep saying that I'm trying to remedy that (and I am), but a lot has been on my plate recently and I wanted to let you guys in on whats going on in my life right now (as much as I can, anyways). Things have just been super hard on me recently, and it doesn't seem to be getting any easier.

I'm not sure if I've told you guys, but I graduated from Community College last December and got my Associates Degree in Liberal arts! Yay me!

Since then, I took a break from school and have been working since then. Then September rolled around, and guess who is back at school! Yup, I'm currently a junior at a four-year university and have been since September (so, it's been three months). I've been out of school since December, which means I haven't gone to school for eight full months, and I was so used to just going to work and then coming home, having nothing but free time, that it was a shock to my system that my free time has been replaced with school, and, oh yeah, schoolwork.

Balancing school and work is not easy, any adult can tell you. I feel like I am up to my eyeballs with work and I have no idea how to do it all on time. All of my classes are in the evening and I feel like I am going to pass out by the time I get home, because my classes end so late. And because I depend on public transportation to get me places, it takes twice the time it would take for me to get home by car, that a lot of my day is wasted and I get home even later. If only I could take the Knight Bus, then my life would be infinitely better.

The worst thing about being an English major is that all of my classes are on literature, which means I have pages upon pages to read for each class and I cannot keep up. Seriously, my first semester is not going well because I have so much reading for class and because I get home at nine almost every night, I just don't have the energy in me to do the work. (I'm being such a bad student, I know).

Even my regular reading has been compromised! Seriously. I've only read seven books this past three months! And mind you, I read the whole Throne of Glass series in two months, which, along with my course load, was almost impossible, and I pride myself so much that I was able to read two ToG books a month! (Such a great series, I'm so glad I read them!). But I read them so slowly, not at the pace I wanted to if I had more free time. God damn it, school. Stop taking away my reading time!

I know, I sound like a Debby Downer, but I just really wanted to let this out, to let you guys know, for any of you that's out there. This semester has been really hard and I'm so glad it's more then halfway over because, you guys - I can't. It's just too much right now. And it leaves me no time to work on my blog! I love this blog and I would hate to give this up because life has gotten in the way.

I've been with this blog for a year, and I definitely plan (well hope) keeping this up for another year!