Sunday, August 29, 2010


So, school starts this week. It's crazy. I didn't realize until tonight at the seminary kick-off how much I missed my friends. Like, really missed them. How did I realize this when I hadn't all summer? I felt really flirty and hyper. Pretty big sign there. I'm glad I have so many amazing friends. They are all just really amazing people.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The First Book Review

It has begun. I will, in a few moments, write my first book review for my blog. But before I do I have to mention something else for a moment. Blogger frustrates me sometimes. I can not remember for the life of me how to change font colors and such, and I can't find it any where. So, if someone could kindly comment and remind me I will love you forever. (I would love you forever anyways, but I'll love you extra much.) So here it goes......
The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb. It was...... interesting. It is a book about a Fetch (a being who takes the dead souls to heaven) named Calder who messes up the natural order of things by entering the world. He ends up in the middle of the Russian revolution and ends up trying to save Anastasia and her younger brother, Alexis. Ana (what she goes by in the book) and Calder end up falling in love. Surprisingly the romance is not emphasized very strongly in the book. The story is more about the fallen Fetch saving the two Russian children. It wasn't my favorite read, but I did enjoy the book. It is about 360 pages so not a terribly quick read, but it's a good book if you want one to skim through.Truthfully, it isn't a book that will stick with me. It is slightly entertaining, but not life altering.
There you go, the first official book review on my blog. Aren't you proud of me?
p.s. I tried to upload a picture of the book but for some reason nothing would work. I tried quite a few times with different pictures. Sorry!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I am working on being more frequent in my posts. So thanks to Grandma I have finally looked at my cousin's blog. And my observation: she is much more interesting to read than I am. I find that this blog is me just gabbering on about the day to day things in my life. Because honestly, I don't think I have anything truly interesting to say. So, after looking at her blog I tried to come up with something interesting to write about. Something besides what happens in my daily life. I decided that I might try two things, both of which are very cliche Kelsey.
(1) Write short reviews on books I have just finished reading and find worthy of giving a review about. Or not so worthy. (I'm hoping this will get me on more often. We'll see.) (2) post about my progress in my book. I haven't ever really talked about it on here. But I find when I talk, or I guess in this case write, about it then I get more motivated to work on the story and it get's my mind juice flowing. Nice phrasing there. Mind juice. I've never said that one before. So, I might occasionally post a small portion, a paragraph or so of my story. Or complain about my struggling with a character and how they have no depth, that sort of thing. And maybe I'll find a background that I just fall in love with one of these days too. I've been trying to find one, and many of them are very cute, but they just don't quite..... fit. So I'm still hunting for the perfect background. I may never find one, but I hope I do! Presentation is very important to me, being artsy and all.

Friday, August 20, 2010

September first

It's the dreaded day, the one that is just over a week away. September first, the first day of school. Also my last first day of public school, my senior year. Scarrry.
So I just spent the last week at EFY with a friend. It was so much fun and I came home on a spiritual high. I'm so glad I could go, and that I went at the end of the summer. That way I can hopefully use that high to help me when school starts. Everything will still be pretty fresh. I made some really amazing friends and I'm trying to still stay in contact w/ them. Dad came and picked me up on the way to a cousin's reception. The wedding was army themed, something I wouldn't pick for myself. But they did a really good job of making it cute and hard core at the same time. It fit the couple. Congrats to them!
Oh, and Grandma: can you email or facebook or somehow tell me Marissa's blog URL? I can't remember and I want to make sure and actually look at it now. Thanks! :)