YA Theme That Really Annoys Me!!!!!!!!!!

Hi guys

Long time, no see. (or read, in this case) I will put up a post soon on what I was doing this past week as to explain why I hadn't posted anything.



Anyway on to the post.


This one specific theme in YA books that annoys me so much!!!!!!!!


Character A and Character B are in a relationship. Character A is having a problem in their life or if its a summer romance and its the end of summer. Character A's thought process is, "I better break up with Character B so I don't break their heart!"



*REPEATEDLY SLAMS HEAD INTO WALL*


AUTHORS, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF PEANUTS, STOP. DOING. THIS.

(I happen to really like peanuts)


This theme is just so stupid. And then later Character A will be all, "Oh I made a mistake, can you please take me back?"

UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH

This is the one theme in contemporary novels I have noticed. Not all of them have it, just some of them. But still!


Thank you for getting to the end of my rant. I will hopefully have another the promised post up on Monday.


Love,
-Lia

Bookish Book Lovers Tag

Oh look it's Lia, who hasn't posted in three weeks!!!!!

I'm sorry guys, life just got a little crazy. This is the first of two tags I have been nominated for. Look for the second one on my second blog!!! (soon)

Catherine at the Rebelling Muse tagged me for this tag!! Thanks Catherine for adding another tag to my growing pile! (just kidding I love tags)  Her post is HERE









Rules:
Have to use the tag banner
Answer the questions
Use lots of book covers!!
Tag your bookish friends





1. What book(s) are you currently reading?

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.

So far it's really good!!





2. What was the last book you finished?

As Old As Time: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell

I picked this up at Half-Price Books because, hello, Beauty and the Beast. It was amazing!!! The author has other books in the series and I will definitely be picking them up.







3. Favorite book you've read this year?

So many!!!! Just one? :(

Heartless by Marissa Meyer. It may have broken my heart but it was so well written.




4. What genre have you read most this year?

Contemporary. I started to dip my feet into those and some of the ones I found are really great.

One I would recommend is Open Road Summer by Emery Lord




5. What genre have you read the least this year?

Historical fiction/romance. None of the books I found interested me that much. Though Catherine has some good suggestions.



6. What genre do you want to read more of ?

Fantasy. I love fantasy books!!



7. How many have you read this year and what is your goal?

I honestly have no idea how many books I've read so far but I am pretty sure it is above 50. My goal is to read as many books as I can.



8. What's the last book you bought?

I bought the first three books of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and As Old As Time by Liz Braswell.







9. What books are you saving to buy next?

Oh man! So. Many. Books.  I want to buy the next three books in the Lunar Chronicles. Just so many.




10. How many books did you check out on your last library trip?

I actually haven't checked any books out of the library since I was 9. (unless Kat checking them out and letting me borrow them counts)



11. What's a book you can't wait to read?

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan. So excited!!!!!!!


                                                           So pretty!!!!!!!!


12. What is a series I would recommend to everyone?

The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter. Teenage girl spies at a spy school. Seriously, go read it!





13. Who's an author you're hoping will write more?

All of the authors I like are currently writing more so no one really.


(oh wait, The Borrowed House by Hilda van Stockum. I always wanted a sequel to that. Can someone get on that please)




14. A few books your heart adores?

Ahem. PRETTY MUCH EVERY BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!! sorry sorry capslock off now.



The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery. The way she writes it is so beautiful. It made me want to pack up and move to P.E.I as soon as possible.







15. What series conclusion made you sad?

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. I was sad because it was over but then I started the next series so the sadness didn't last long.




16. What books are on your wishlist?

I actually have a board on Pinterest specifically dedicated to this. One of them is All Fall Down by Ally Carter




Phew finally done.


I tag:


Cait at Paper Fury


and everyone who wishes to do this tag!!!!



Love,
-Lia

5 Things You Need For An Awesome Summer:

Summer is starting!

Ok, actually it's not. Summer doesn't officially start until June 21st.
But whatever. Work with me here.




  1. A crazy plan that may or may not happen. 
    Hike the Appalachian trail? Go on an epic road trip? Make some crazy plans and try to make it work. But don't be too disappointed if it fails.
  2. A no less fun plan that you can  make happen. How about some fun things that will happen? Make a bucket list. Go watch a new  movie, go ice skating, (indoor naturally,) rent some kayaks and head up the river. Bonus points if you find a rope swing over the water.
  3. A new skill to learn.
    Want to write with your non dominate hand? Go for it. Cartwheels? Run a 5K? Do it.
  4. A reading list
    Or if you want to try something else, a list a movies to watch. Want to watch every old John Wayne cowboy movie? Re watch all your favorite war movies with your dad? Musical Movie Marathon? Watch EVERY DISNEY MOVIE EVER? Then do it.

  5. Try something that scares you. 
    You want to cut your hair, but are worried about the sudden change, or what other people will think? Want to take Martial Arts, but are scared of starting lessons? Close your eyes, take a deep breath and go! Live your dreams! Don't hold yourself back. (Oh, You should open your eyes after the deep breath) 

Have a great summer.

Cheers mates,
-Kat

Banana Cream Pie Recipe (because Ascension and food.)

Tomorrow is the feast of the Ascension. Ascension Thursday. Our Lord's Ascension into heaven.

(The Poison. The poison for Kuzco. The poison chosen  specially for Kuzco. Kuzco's poison.)



*ahem*

So, many of us have younger siblings living with us and the rest of us love food, so I decided to include this happy little banana cream pie recipe.

Ummmm  Kat???


(Yes?)


What does Banana Cream Pie have to do with Ascension Thursday?

Well, it's like this.

First, does everyone know what a Banana Cream Pie looks like?

Well, I'll tell you. Yellow banana pudding, fluffy white stuff on top. *ding* and there you go.

And the Ascension Thursday part?


Well,, on the Ascension, the Lord rose up into the clouds (aka fluffy stuff at the top) and the apostles down below...

wait for it

...went bananas.



*laughing*

(And yes, I have been waiting since November for my chance to post this.)



But where's the pie? You promised us a DIY Banana Cream Pie!



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Ingredients! 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn starch 
  • 1/2 tsp* salt 
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  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons butter 
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Nine Inch pastry shell, baked
  • 2 large firm bananas
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

  • Got it? Good. 

    In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, Reduce heat, cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into eggs. 
    (Note, you have to let it cool first, or it will cook the eggs and you'll have a scrambled egg in your pie. And that's gross. mixing a tiny bit in with the eggs make the egg mixture a little closer in temperature to the custard.)  
    Return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil: cook and stir for another two minutes. 

    2. Remove from heat. Gently stir in butter and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto the surface of custard, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 

    3. Spread half of custard in pastry shell. Slice bananas and add a layer of them over the top of custard. Pour remaining custard over bananas. Spread whip cream over the top. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. 

    Serves 8. 


    Enjoy and happy Feast of the Ascension!


    -Kat











    Day 3 of Hail Mary Novena




    Oh, Mother of Mercy, Mother of penitent sinners, I stand before thee sinful and sorrowful, beseeching thee through the immense Love given to thee by the Holy Spirit for us poor sinners, obtain for me true and perfect contrition for my sins, which I hate and detest with all my heart, because I love God.
    Mother most merciful, help me in my present necessity. Turn, then those eyes of mercy toward us, oh clement, oh loving, oh sweet Virgin Mary!
    To obtain this precious gift, I honor thy loving mercy by reciting:
    Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed in the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, 
    Amen. 

    Day 2 of Hail Mary Novena

    Oh Virgin Mary, my Mother, through that ineffable wisdom bestowed upon thee by the Incarnate Word of God, I humbly beseech thee, obtain for me meekness and humility of heart, a perfect knowledge of the Divine Will, and strength to accomplish it always.
    Oh Mary, Seat of Wisdom; as a tender Mother lead me in the path of Christian virtue and perfection; enlighten and enable me to do what is most pleasing to thy beloved Son, and obtain my petition.
    To obtain this grace I honor thy wisdom by reciting:
    Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed in the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, 
    Amen. 

    Day 1 of Three Hail Mary Novena

    Oh, Immaculate Mary, Virgin most powerful, I beseech thee, through that immense power which thou hast received from the Eternal Father, obtain for me purity of heart, strength to overcome all the enemies of my soul, and the special favor I implore in my present necessity.
    [Name your request]
    Mother most pure! Forsake me not, despise not my prayer, graciously hear me for God’s glory, thy honor, and the welfare of my soul.
    To obtain this favor I honor thy power by reciting:
    Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed in the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, 
    Amen.