Hey, all! So today, I am sick. Really, and it sucks. But, on the bright side--there is still this awesome book trailer for The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. Yes, a very nice trailer that is! :)
Also, I bought Mara Dyer and decided to take her to see one of the oldest English brick homes in America.
Next, we were feeling pretty adventurous that day, so we decided to go see some very old, very cool lighthouses! Also in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
In early October, 1792, George Washington renewed his interest in the lighthouse and requested a list of applicants for the keeper. After review, Laban Goffigan, probably of Norfolk, became the first keeper to light the fish oil burning lamps of Cape Henry Lighthouse in late October.
Pretty cool stuff, huh? Try to remember all of that--you never know when you might need that information! Plus, it makes you look super smart to know that. You're welcome for your history lesson of the day. :P
Also, Mara (and me and my dad, obviously) had to undergo a military search, since The Cape Henry Lighthouse is located within Fort Story military base. Mara wasn't too happy about that.
Then... we went to visit my grandmother, since she leaves on the beach (well, not ON the beach--she's not homeless!--her condo just sits on the beach).
So we stopped by there, and spoke with her for a bit, she paid me endless compliments--because that's what grandmothers do--and then we were on our way once again, right around sunset.
But, the sky and ocean was just so pretty that I couldn't help but take a picture, and this time, I took a picture with another book that I was reading at the time, inkBLOT by Johnson Naigle.
Trisha will also be stopping by for an interview soon. I'll keep you guys posted!
I am now reading Between the Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson.
It's a great read so far! Check it out!
Next, I named Ryan Ogren from the band Runner Runner as my Cricket Bell from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I loved this book so much! Click HERE to see my review!
Oh, Cricket. Sigh...
I just hit the 105 follower mark! That is so amazing, guys! I honestly can't tell you what that means to me--you guys are amazing! And, just like I promised--there will be a 100 Follower Giveaway! I will post the giveaway either tomorrow, or Friday. I have some pretty cool stuff for you guys, so keep on the lookout! :)
I read (and will be reviewing!) inkBLOT
by Johnson Naigle. I should have a review up by tomorrow--sorry for the delay--I'm sick, and I want to give the best review I can.
Phyllis Johnson of the Johnson Naigle duo will be stopping by the blog for an interview! I can't wait for that!
You all should follow me on Twitter. I like to do giveaways on there. :) @Angel909Reviews.
Not book related, but I got my tickets to see A Rocket to the Moon/Never Shout Never in the mail last week. I forgot to tell you guys. You know how much I love me my A Rocket to the Moon! And I get to meet them again! Yay! :)
Well, that was my week so far. I hope you enjoyed reading this very long post. Sorry if it bored you to tears! I'm thinking about making this into a meme, and calling it 'Recap Tuesday'. I know there is probably already a meme out there like this, so if there is, sorry, and please tell me about it! But I'll just be posting every Tuesday about my week: Books, music, movies, life, etc...
Thanks for reading and sticking with me!
Until next time: May the odds be EVER in your favor! :)