Friday, October 25, 2013

"Roar" at Lakewood High School

It's a great day to be a Lakewood Tiger!

Today, at 4:30 AM local time (Mountain Standard Time) Katy Perry performed a private concert for the student body at Lakewood High School, a high school outside of Denver, Colorado

Katy Perry chose Lakewood High's video for it's school spirit and pride. Amazingly, over 2,000 students and staff came together to perform in the video. Everyone was outfitted in black and orange (their school colors) and lip dubbed the song. The video starts with the school mascot (perfectly fitting- a tiger) and walks through students lining the school from all areas of school life, including the lacrosse team, tennis, golf, boys swim team, the football team, cheer and poms, yearbook club, band, drama club, etc. 

Make sure you take the time and watch the full video!!!!
It is worth it!

(Isn't it cool?)

I was so excited to hear that Lakewood won the concert. Their video is amazing. 

But so are their students! I have had the opportunity to meet a handful of students at Lakewood. A couple months back, I went in to talk to the yearbook class about story line, word choice, and editing. I had a wonderful time. And thank goodness for the great students or I might have gotten lost in the huge school. (As you can see from the video the school is very big!)

Congrats to Lakewood!!!!

Hopefully you will get the change to check out the concert live on Good Morning America

The other 4 finalists for the GMA Katy Perry Roar Contest were

Verrado High School- from Buckeye, AZ

Spanish Springs High School- from Sparks, NE

Cooper High School- from Abilene, TX

Pickerington High School Central- from Pickerington, OH

If you have a chance please watch each school's video submissions. They are all amazing!

Have a great day!

Best to all-

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A to Z Bookish Survey

 Every week my critique partner, Kendra Merritt, and I meet to catch up, write, edit, critique and share goals. A few weeks ago during one of our meet ups, we decided to do an A to Z book survey. The survey has been floating around on the internet for a while. Google it and you will find lots of author's answers. 

Here are my answers.

Click here to go say hi to Kendra and read her answers.

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Diane Chamberlain

Best Sequel Ever:

I don't know...I'm not a big sequel fan. I haven't really found one I love....not yet.

Currently Reading:

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Mango- Lemonade

E-reader or Physical Book?

Mostly E-book, but I still enjoy physical books, too.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

I totally  have a character crush on Walking Dead's Darrel Dixon...sadly he is not in the graphic novels. However, not so sure I would have dated him in high school...but I would want him around if there is ever a zombie apocalypse, that's for sure. :)

 Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Walking Dead. I'm not a big graphic novel reader, but I really loved the experience and the Walking Dead is so much more than a zombie tale...even in graphic novel form.

Hidden Gem Book:

Don't have an answer...sorry. I'll post back if I think of one. 

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

When I started teaching. 

Just Finished:

Beta reading Susan Oloier's Travel memoir and I loved it!

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Bad ones

Longest Book You’ve Read:

There's been a few. But I enjoy the under 400 page books the best. The long ones seem to drag on and on.

Major book hangover because of:

Jodi Picoult's books. Regardless of if I liked the story line or not, her books always seem to provoke loads of emotion- good or bad- and sit with me long after I put them down.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

One huge one and a couple of small ones...but this doesn't include my virtual book shelf-- that one is growing and growing!

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

To Kill a Mocking Bird (There are many other books, too...)

Preferred Place To Read:

In bed under the covers

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

Don't have one...could scour the internet for a fun quote but that would be just as boring...

Reading Regret:

Wasting time on a bad book when there are so many other great books out there to read. I will always put a bad book down. 

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

Not a big series fan. I will read the first couple books in a series but never care to finish. Too many other great books out there to read.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Don't really  have favorites....changes depends on mood, time, and place.

That being said, I really, really love all of Susan Oloier's books- if you haven't read them yet- do. She is an amazing story teller and her characters are well developed. Love her writing!

I also really enjoyed 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher and have re-read multiple times.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

The Walking Dead

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Nothing right now.

Worst Bookish Habit:

I don't have any crazy!

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

What bookshelf do you want me count?

Your latest book purchase:

Too many to write here because I just went to the local library used book sale and bought bags and bags of them. Some that made it in the bag are 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass, 12 Finally by Wendy Mass, Ender's Game, A few Nancy Drews, Pretty Little Liars....

 ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

I'm up way too late every night- no matter what....

I would love to hear your answers. Leave a comment or link back and let me know!

Have a great day!
Best to all-