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Why is it that all my favourite YA writers from Aussie and the US of A seem to know each other? It’s like a massive Good Writers clique!

But I shall endeavor not to complain, because this clique results in some of the funniest stuff. Like, um, Scott-la eating soap.

Go see it for yourself:


I seem to like the letter J

i kinda noticed that quite a few of the guys (almost all fictional) i like have names that begin with J

like Jace Wayland, Jacob Black, Jasper Cullen and Jude McGregor

and Jake-la, I suppose you can go on the list. But NO GLOATING, OKAY?!


just got a solar powered light up Itachi keyring!

Itachi is my favourite character from Naruto

here is one happy otaku…

Well Thanks for Ruining Christmas…

Well, at least I know why stores have their Christmas decorations out already. It’s to make people get into the spirit of buying stuff so that the store doesn’t close down because of the crashing stock markets. So Christmas is basically a pointless, over-comercialized, money-making ploy. Yay.


Has anyone noticed the cute little smiley down at the bottom of the page?

Infected (ooh)

So I’m reading this new book. It’s called Infected, and it’s by someone called Scott Sigler. The blurb goes somewhat like this:

Across America, an mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

The book screams Scott Westerfeld in so many ways. The storyline is so Peeps that it’s scary, but the way it’s written reminds me of The Risen Empire. And while it is a lot more gory (and has way more dirty words) than Scott’s YA books, this is an adult novel, you know. Plus, the author’s name is Scott? Why are they all named Scott?

*Conspiracy theory time*

This is one of the books that Scott ghost-wrote! It’s even got hooptedoodle about trematodes and parasitic wasps, just like Peeps!

Go read it and see

UPDATE: Okay, I just read the end of the book, and I have decided there is no way Scott-la ghost-wrote it, because the ending is really lame, and all of Scott’s books end really well, even if they are sad-making, like the end of Blue Noon and Specials. Especially Specials. WHY OH WHY DID YOU KILL ZANE, SCOTT-LA?

Wai Christmas is Depressing Moi…

yes, I love Christmas. I time of giving, a time of family, a time of PRESENTS.

But don’t you just hate it when stores put out their Christmas stuff in SEPTEMBER? It’s not even Halloween yet!

That’s the rule isn’t it? You can’t put up you decorations until after Halloween.

Wouldn’t it be Nice?

Wouldn’t it be great to have a Scott-la-themed Halloween Costume bash? So you have people dressed up as characters from the books, and they go around the streets handing out free scott-themed cookies! Because everyone loves cookies…

so Min and Mozzy can give out strat shaped cookies

ad Cal and Lace can give out peep cat shaped cookies

and Hunter and Jen can give out cookies that say “Cool Maven”

and Dess, Melissa, Rex, Jess and Flyboy can hand out Midnighters symbols shaped cookies (and anti-darkling cookies)

and the Smokies can give out cookies that say “The New Smoke Lives!”

and the Cutters can give out cookies that say “I don’t want to hurt you, but I will if I have to”

and Aya and Frizz can give out hovercam shaped cookies

and the Extras can give out, well… any ideas?

And after all the cookie freebies, everyone can go to a huge party. Which will be really cool, because it will be like being inside all of Scott’s books all mushed up together.

I wish.

(Okay, the cookie idea comes to you courtesy of this post in the Westerblog archives


Pirates 4 be BAD!!!!!

Okay, so Disney (man I hate those guys) recently signed Johnny Depp to play Captain Jack Sparrow in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. And so I was happy. Until I remembered a conversation I had with my friend last year about Why There Was No Possible Way That A Fourth Movie Could Be Good.

For one thing, Davy Jones, Lord Beckett and even Comodore Norrington are DEAD. The only challenge that Jack will face in the next movie is (possibly) trying to get the Black Pearl back from Barbossa. Deja vu, anyone?

And another thing – the last movie was supposed to be, you know, THE LAST MOVIE. Every conflict, problem, issue, challenge or general storyline was been resolved. Will and Elizabeth are married, Will’s father has been freed, we found out who Davy Jones’ mystery lover is, the East India Trading Company has been defeated… And oh yeah. Jack Sparrow is no longer dead.

So tell me. What’s the new movie going to be about then?

We Love You Alec!


Alec is so cute

I should really hate Magnus

But I can’t

Lovable Downworlders

Still hyper-excited about the release of City of Ashes. So, in honour of said hyperyness, I’m dedicating this post to the Downworlders I loves.

  1. Magnus Bane. How can you not love him??? He’s fawesome! And the whole Magnus/Alec thing is so very sweet 😉
  2. Raphael. Dios!
  3. Meliorn. Dumps Isabelle on her conceited butt. Has she ever had a guy turn her down like that?
  4. Queen of the Seelie Court. Do not mess with her.
  5. Maia. Probably the only girl (Sorry, werewolf) in the world immune to Jace’s charms.

Magnus is by far the best though.

(And don’t forget about this month’s discussion – Was Breaking Dawn a Total Flop?)

Stray Thoughts About Book Collecting…

I don’t just read books. I re-read and re-read and re-read them. So I pretty much have to buy every book that I like so I can keep reading it. Over the years, this has become something of a hobby.

Some people get satisfaction from collecting stamps, or antiques, or personal belongings from their favourite celebrity in a creepy, stalker-ish way. Me? I collect books. Lots n’ lots of em.

In a Lotti perfect world, my room would be like, ten times bigger, so I could fit a few more bookcases in.