Happy Thanksgiving (with a how-to)

I voluntarily put myself up as a turkey to be slaughtered for your dinner table. Because it's been over a month since my last update, sorrysorrysorry. Though, honestly, I'm going batshit crazy in real life. On one hand, it's the final year of everything IB with college apps (fingers crossed for ED!). On the other... I just know I'm losing my mind when I feel the need to randomly jump around like a chicken, to bark like a seal when I clap my hands, and to repeatedly bang my head over how adorable this Korean drama is (the last few episodes of Secret Garden; why are you so dreamy, Lee Min Ho?).

And that's basically my life at the moment. College stress, drawing, drama-watching, and teaching myself Korean. That being said, I'm grateful for all of it. I'm grateful to my parents for allowing me to do all these things, I'm grateful to you guys for being here, I'm grateful to everyone and everything that has in some way impacted my life - for better or for worse. And, most of all, I'm grateful that I get to be me, even as the insane, insecure, indecisive girl I am.

All cheesiness aside, I truly wish EACH AND VERY ONE OF YOU a happy thanksgiving! Just like Santa Claus. You guys are like the little (or not so little) boys and girls that I get to rain down thanks and happiness on. Here's my heartfelt present for you:

(Hehe, hope you enjoyed!) I'm off for Thanksgiving dinner now, but I promise I'll be semi-back in the near future with some thoughts on awesome books I've read. Note the awesome. So have a happy, happy, happy thanksgiving and be safe! Especially to those venturing into midnight Black Friday shopping. I'm going for it at an outlet mall because I'm way too scared to venture into Walmart or the like. SO LET'S ALL STAY ALIVE so I can continue to rant to you guys about swoon-worthy guys and mind-blowing concepts -- what do you guys think? :D

"Tis But An Update

HELLO. Remember me? I'm the crazy girl here who's sadly been neglecting her blog for the past few weeks -- sorry! sorrysorrysorry. ): Life's just hectic right now with impending college and such. I've been trying to polish up my art skills because I rediscovered my love for it and want to get it up-to-par in time for a nice supplement. Or just to prove that I HAVE art skills, somewhat. I just bought a replacement tablet pen, so I'm finally doing digital art again after two years. Which mean I'm starting off slow with chibis, and am practicing like crazy to refine my skills in a three week period. Just a few random pieces below~

GIVEAWAY INFO: YES. I WILL GET ON THIS ASAP. I promise I'll email the winners by the end of this week and WILL be sending out the tower of books just sitting on my desk, waiting to be mailed.
And to respond to all emails.

Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding, and I hope you all have an amazing/fantasy/awesome novel-resembling week!

As a side notet, I'm 17. As of 8AM yesterday.
Yep, still feel the same. *hands around cake*

Blog Tour: Witch Eyes -- Braden This or That

 As part of The {Teen} Book Scene's blog tour for WITCH EYES by Scott Tracey, I have MC (= main, magical character) Braden here to answer some this or that questions. Read on for the 101 on Braden!

1. [center of attention] vs. [fading into normalcy] Fading into normalcy.  My life could stand to get a little more normal. Actually, a lot more normal.  Can I get that normal super-sized?

2. [black & white] vs. [grey].  Black & white.  Things are either right, or they're wrong.  Right?

3. [sunshine] vs. [rain] Rain. I like rain.  It's moody.

4. [early morning] vs. [late evening] Late evening. It's too bright in the morning, and people are too chipper.

5. [love] vs. [logic] Love. I mean...come on.  That's obvious.

6. [failing] vs. [never trying] Failing.  My uncle always gives me some sports lecture about how you have to try, or you won't make a basket or something. I played dodge ball once...I'm good.

7. [doing things right] vs. [doing the right thing] -- which is more important: Doing the right thing. Always.

8. [chocolate] vs. [vanilla]: Vanilla gets a bad rap.  It's awesome.

9. [Ghostbusters] vs. [Mythbusters]: Ghostbusters.  All your problems get sucked away into a tiny little box.  Doesn't that sound great?

10. [unicorns] vs. [mermaids]: Unicorns.  I mean....c'mon.

11. [the boy next door] vs. [the mysterious bad boy]: Bad boys are overrated.  The boy next door.  It's just convenient.

12. [the end] vs. [a new beginning]: A new beginning.  Because sometimes, it's the best thing you could ever do.  Then again, sometimes new beginnings take you to Belle Dam...

Thanks, Braden! Be sure to check out The {Teen} Book Scene for more exclusive content OR pick up your copy of WITCH EYES now (happy 3-day belated birthday!). 

Get more info on Scott on his blog: http://scott-tracey.com/.


Seventeen-year-old Braden was born with witch eyes. He has the ability to see the world as it truly is: a blinding explosion of memories, anguish, darkness, and magic. The power enables Braden to see through spells and lies, but it comes at the cost of horrible pain.

After a terrifying vision reveals imminent danger for the uncle who raised and instructed him, Braden is lured to Belle Dam, an old city divided by two feuding witch dynasties. Rival family heads Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe are desperate to use Braden’s powers to unlock Belle Dam’s secrets, but Braden refuses to become their sacrificial pawn. His resolve is tested when he learns that Jason is his father—and that Trey, the enigmatic guy he’s attracted to, is Catherine’s son.

To stop an insidious dark magic from consuming the town, Braden must master his gift—even if the effort destroys him.