Friday, March 11, 2011


Once again, I've let time slip between my fingers and have forgotten to write. But I'm writing now so HA!
Yes, I'm writing now, the night before I leave to go to CUBA!!!!! I'm packed, and ready to go! As a matter of fact, I've been ready to go since last year. We have to drive to the airport which will take about FIVE LONG HOURS (with my mom and sister and I singing to the radio the WHOLE DRIVE!) and then wait at the airport for a couple of hours the get on the plane, try to sleep when there will probably be some baby crying or some obnoxious person talking loudly on their cell phone (you know who you are you cell phone people). Then, we'll arrive and get our luggage, which takes forever, get on a bus ride which no doubt, will be extremely long, and then finally, we will be there. In Cuba. I will be tired, cranky, full of bad food and my ears pounding and my mother will probably suggest going to the beach.
I just hope I don't forget to pack something extremely important like...sunglasses or...a hat or...MY IPOD!
Okay, I just packed my iPod and I think I'm good to go! Can't wait!!!!!!
I'll see you when I come back......with my amazing tan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Oh yeah. I don't think I'll be able to sleep!!! Yippeeeeee! Alright, bye!
Oh, and, enjoy your march break!

Ebony! :D

Saturday, January 22, 2011

SKIN and other tear provoking books.

Skin. Not me being crazy. My book. Alright. I know I haven't written anything in a VERY LONG TIME. However, I hope that you will forgive me and let me continue with my summary of my amazing book.

My sister got me this book for the Christmas of 2009. Skin is written by Adrienne Maria Vrettos, just in case you're wondering. On the cover of my copy it says,
She was dying to be thin.
He was struggling to survive.
And on the back, it says
You don't have to be thin to feel small.
Basically, this book is a bout a boy named Donnie whose life is getting worse and worse everyday. His parents are struggling and fighting all the time, his friends are completely ignoring him, no one at school talks to him and his sister is battling the disease of Anorexia. Everything is about his sister and he feels smaller and smaller everyday.  I've already read this book and enjoyed it very much. It was a quick read but very deep and sad. Don't be fooled by it. If you're anything like me, you'll be crying forever once you read this book. I don't look at anything the same way anymore. All because of this book. It's very grounding.
Another book that left me in tears like that was a book I read for the third time last night. Also a quick read but DEFINITELY not light and fun. Life on the Refrigerator door. By Alice Kuipers. I think I talked about this book already but it's just SO AMAZING! The life of a fifteen year old girl and her mother shown through notes that are posted to each other on the door of their fridge. Very sad.

Anyway, I hope I didn't let you down and I'll try and keep these blog posts up and I hope you will try either SKIN by Adrienne Maria Vrettos or Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers.

Ebony :]

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Worst Thing She Ever Did

Book Saturday! Wow, it's been so long since we've had a Book Saturday!
So, following along the lines of book Saturday, I think it fits to tell you that I finished THE WORST THING SHE EVER DID by Alice Kuipers. It was so amazing! It just blew my mind. At one point I actually had to put the book down because it was so sad and I could not stop crying! But, it was a great book. One of those that made me feel I just had it all! Like my life was so amazing. It made me feel like I should never be angry or sad because compared to this girl, I had absolutely EVERYTHING! I'm now reading SCARLETT FEVER (and no, it's not actually about scarlett fever) by Maureen Johnson and the LET IT SNOW by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle. I've already read Let It Snow but it's just such a great book! And Scarlett Fever is the sequel to Suite Scarlett which I read over the summer. It's going to be great!
So, without further ado, I give you the websites for the books! 

Let it Snow (Maureen Johnson's point of view)
Suite Scarlett
Scarlett Fever (NOT about the disease, remember?!)
The Worst Thing She Ever Did

P.S, Life on the Refrigerator Door is good too!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Book Satur--I'm not going to lie, it's Thursday.

Now that we have that out of the way, let's talk about something else. 'No, tell me, how was Linger?' you ask. OH MY GOODNESS!!! It was so amazing! All I'm going to say is that Maggie Stiefvater, I applaud you. As a matter of fact, I'm checking her blog right now. And...oh my goodness. She has the cover of Lament* and Ballad** in SERBIAN. If you don't know where serbia is, look it up. But, I have relatives in Serbia and I just got uber (that's right, uber) excited! I don't even know why. I think it's probably because every time I tell someone I'm from Serbia, they say: 'HUH???" or "Ahh...I see. and then turn around and say" "Where the h**l is Siberia?" So the fact that Maggie Stiefvater put up the cover on her blog---even though it's probably just because the cover is just so hilarious---I am so overjoyed!!! GAH! (That was me being me and expressing my awesomeness.)
So Blog, you think you can top that? Just kidding.

*One of the books Maggie wrote which I am about to read.
**Second book of Lament (*) Stiefvater's Website! Stiefvater's Blog!

GAAHH!!!, Ebony.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's Been So Long...

Oh my goodness!  Blog, it's been so long since we've talked.  'Why so long Ebony?' you might ask.  The answer is that my life has been very hectic for the past few weeks.  Nothing big, just lots of little insignificant things. 
'Such as?' you might also ask because you are very disappointed in me.  First of all, I've had many quizzes and stressing tests that I've had to prepare for.  Also, I had three projects that I'm juggling and two of them are still not over with!  'Alright, that's something but it doesn't explain why you haven't written to me in over two weeks!' you say.  Yes, I agree.  There is no specific reason that I haven't written to you but one of the things that contributed to it was that I'm writing a book.  A book about anorexia.  And it's taking up quite a bit of my time because when a thought or idea pops into my head, I have to write it down, I can't just keep track of a million different ideas!  'Oh, how is your book coming along Ebony?'  Well it's going very well, thank you blog.  I've also been trying to keep my friends off my back.  You see blog, they're trying to push me into going to this teen dance thing.  Now, this is for 'cool' people.  Nerds like me DON'T LIKE going to those things.  You're saying 'well how do you know if you've never been to one?'  But the thing is blog, I have.  I've been to one of the teen dances.  Honestly, I WISHED I'D NEVER GONE!  Granted, I was sick at the time but I don't think that was the problem.  You see, the music was WAY too loud and it was three hours long of just sweaty people being sweaty and loud with each other in a really small room with really loud music.  Honestly, I'd rather be at a library or movie with my sister or friends.  So, now you see just a few reasons why it's been so long.  But we'll definitely chat soon, it's just that my library books are due back today so, bye!

Finally back to reality, Ebony

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Little Women

As many of you already know, I am currently reading Linger by Maggie Stiefvater. It is so good! I'm at the part where Grace---you know what, I probably shouldn't spoil it. Sorry.
So yesterday I was just reading my way along when I realized OH MY GOODNESS! and I jumped. Thank goodness I was alone because people would have thought that I discovered a giant elephant walking out of my book. But of course I didn't. I just realized that I had absolutely no book to read after Linger until Forever comes out next summer! Agh! So I started scanning my bookcase for books that have just been sitting there forever or that I haven't got around to reading yet or any hand-me-down books.  
THE SECRET GARDEN, FAIREST, SKELLIG, BRIDGET JONES' DIARY, A LITTLE PRINCESS, TWILIGHT, HARRY POTTER SERIES, SHIVER, LITTLE WOMEN. Aha! Little Women! I read Little Women in grade five and my English teacher couldn't believe his eyes. Because the book is a classic and five hundred and twenty pages. This was right after he recommended a book that I had read in grade three. I absolutely loved Little Women and plan to read it again soon. But until then we shouldn't forget about Grace and the fact that she---Ebony, don't spoil the book! Sorry. Linger first then Little Women.

Ebony :]

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Put the chicken in the oven Ebony!

Alright, I'll admit it.

Today, when I got home, I make the chicken or put it in the oven. "So What?" You're saying. But it's not that simple. I can't just say "So what if I didn't make the dinner today even though I said that I would?" I forgot to put the chicken in the oven so now I have to eat a lamb stew for dinner. Once again, I know what the chef voice inside of your head is saying. I know because the chef voice inside MY head is saying the exact same thing. It's saying "Mmm...Lamb stew. Nice and comforting. I love lamb stew! Ebony is crazy." But even though I know I should like lamb and I can't really say that I'm a good cook if I don't like lamb but...but...I'm listening to the other voice in my head. The voice that makes me just another teenage girl with just another blog. And it's saying "Ebony, you know that lamb may taste extraordinary to others but not to you. Just like certain things taste incredible to you and make others cringe." And right now, this voice is taking over the cook voice. Unfortunately. So even though I'm not hungry right now, I know I'll have to have dinner at some point when I DO get hungry. And when that happens, it's going to be lambstew.

But don't get me wrong, the lamb stew doesn't taste terrible, just, not amazing (maybe if I  add lots of cottage cheese or sour cream). And if I may just add that I'm sorry I'm venting about the food I'm having for dinner because I do know that there are starving people out there who would die of happiness to have ten spoonfuls
of this lamb stew. And I am completely sympathetic for them. I hateit, absolutely hate it (and you should know that I rarely use the word hate) when people take a bite of their apple or of their sandwich and
decide they don't like and then just pop it in the trash. Tut, tut, tut.

Yes, I didn't do the chicken.

P.S. Mother, if you're reading this, please don't lecture me about how it's silly that I don't like lamb.