Saturday, November 1, 2008

We're back...

Disneyworld was alright.
I spent the majority of the trip being pushed in a wheelchair. So while every one's feet were hurting from all the walking around, my buttocks was hurting from all the sitting around. That might also explain why I was very impatient when it came to everyone stopping to get ice cream and me wanting to immediately go to the next ride (I was like that when we went to Europe though too, so maybe it wasn't because I was just sitting in a wheelchair the whole time, I guess I'm very impatient when it comes to vacationing. I like to get a move on it... no wasting any time). But I love those roller coasters. The last time we went to Disneyworld it was about 7 or 8 years ago. Surprisingly I didn't remember a whole lot from that last time. But I do remember being completely and utterly terrified of The Hollywood Tower of Terror. I had my eyes closed the whole time and I don't think I have ever held onto anything so hard before than the handle bar on the seat. I have the picture to prove it. But this time it was way more fun. My dad, Emma and I rode that ride 4 times in a row. Me and Emma are quite the little dare devils, we will go on anything. Not that Disney has any really crazy rides but compared to Morgan and my mom, who would hardly go on anything, we are some pretty tough cookies.

The weird thing is I almost think I was more excited to get back to the hotel and finish my book than to go to the different theme parks. I'm starting to become overly obsessed with reading, but I hardly think that's a bad thing, but I'm sure my parent's would beg to differ. I seriously, randomly picked out a book at Barnes & Noble from their New Release section. The Summoning. It was extremely good. I would definitely recommend reading it. It's about a girl, Chloe, who loves movies and goes to an art school. She can also see dead people. When she sees her first ghost she freaks out and gets sent to Lyle House for the 'disturbed teens'. But there is something off about the house, it's not what it seems.

Now I am waiting for this next book to come out, which isn't going to take as long as the next Hunger Games, thankfully.

I finished that book half-way through my trip and started another that Jenny recommend me to read. Battle Royale. That was another great book and it was a LOT like the Hunger Games. The only problem was it seems to originally be written in Japanese, so the names never changed and it was hard keeping all the names straight, but I eventually got them down. I haven't finished it yet, but I'm almost there...only 4 more chapters to go. So far its been a very good book, especially if you are having Hunger Game withdrawals.

4 comments:

Jenny ESP said...

Rather read than be at Disney World? Hmm... I'm gonna have to read that book I guess.

The ending of Battle Royale is intense, probably the most intense ending I've ever read. It's WAY more brutal than the Hunger Games though, don't you think? (yeah, don't pass this one on to Emma) I think the reason why is that it changes POV in every chapter, so you actually get to know the characters who die, personally. It felt much more tragic. There were several characters that I LOVED and not all of them survived. Pretty sad. I thought I would have a hard time remembering all those unfamiliar Japanese names, but I didn't--and there were 42 students, crazy. But the ending... wow, crazy good. So clever. It's definitely not for everyone, though.

hayley said...

Ha Ha. yeah I think Emma would be to grossed out with some of that stuff in that book. I know I was. And I'm hoping the ending is really good, I'm worried it's not, but I'm being a bit skeptical. I cheated on accident and saw that there were a bunch of books after the first one and I might have figured out what happens...I hope I'm wrong though.

And they have a Japanese movie Battle Royale. I was watching some of it on YouTube and it's kinda similar. I haven't finished it though cause I don't want it to spoil the ending.

Jenny ESP said...

I saw clips on you tube and it was all horror-movie-ish. Not my kinda movie. There were parts in the book that I felt like closing my eyes, but I couldn't cuz I was reading. I just closed them half-way. The ending is CRAZY! Totally unexpected. Don't cheat or you'll ruin it.

Jenny ESP said...

Oh, I don't have your email address and I need it to add you as a contributor to the SR blog. send it to me, k...