Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

We all see the same things but never in the same way.

-miss tweenster

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Eleven Poem (Susan Cisneros)

Eleven Poem (Susan Cisneros)

If ever you’re feeling five when you’re actually eleven…

“What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one. And when you wake up on your eleventh birthday you expect to feel eleven, but you don’t. You open your eyes and everything’s just like yesterday, only it’s today. And you don’t feel eleven at all. You feel like you’re still ten. And you are—underneath the year that makes you eleven.” 

-Susan Cisneros

To see the complete version: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MeKLK-DrL680E2cJ_W6iSNSYSlpVDvIeYSg15OHRqoA/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1

A Great Big World “Say Something” (featuring Christina Aguilera)

A Great Big World “Say Something” (featuring Christina Aguilera)

So now more than a month later “Say Something” has charted as the top eight on Billboard Charts.
I love this song so much and I hope you love it too…I will definitely add this to next months At The Moment Songs in December!
Question: How many of you guys have listened to this song more than twice?
My reply: I have listened to this song like 20 times!
I’ll post your replies in another post later this month…
Thanks for reading,
Miss Tweenster

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Books I Love-Lists

I love lists: lists about my favorite movies, places, books, actors, songs, lists about what I want for Christmas, what I want in my wardrobe, lists about where I want to go in the world, my goals… lots of lists.

Here’s a list about my favorite books:

So B. ItSarah Weeks 

So B. It

Heidi is on a quest.

She doesn’t know when her birthday is or who her father is. In fact, everything about Heidi and her mentally disabled mother’s past is a mystery.

When a strange word in her mother’s vocabulary of twenty-three words begins to haunt her, Heidi sets out on a cross-country journey in search of the secrets of her past. Far away from home, pieces of her puzzling history come together, But it isn’t until she learns to accept not knowing that Heidi truly arrives.

StargirlJerry Spinelli 

Stargirl

“She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the fitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew

Stargirl. She’s as magical as the desert sky. As strange as her pet rat. As mysterious as her own name.

From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of ‘Stargirl, Stargirl.’ She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted.

At first.

Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different. And Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal.”

Almost HomeJoan Bauer

Almost Home

Sugar Mae Cole doesn’t often get downhearted, but lately it’s been a struggle to keep up her hopes. Newly homeless, Sugar and her mother, Reba, have come to Chicago to make a fresh start. But everything goes wrong, Sugar and her mother are separated, and Sugar and her beloved rescue dog, Shush, are put into foster care. Through poems and letters and memories and grit, Sugar holds onto her dream of someday having a real home again.

Once long ago, a girl lost her home,
but she didn’t lose her dream.
She hung onto it as the wind kept trying
to blow it away,
But that just made it stronger.

Of course they’re are more to be posted shortly: Out of My Mind, Wonder, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Hunger Games, Hound Dog True, Ida B., Out of the Dust, Fever and many more!

At the Moment Songs

At the Moment Songs

At the Moment Songs

Usually I have one song I really like at the moment:

Just Breathe (Willie Nelson Cover): I first heard this song browsing YouTube for Willie Nelson songs. It was soon the only song I thought of for awhile. I not only love this song (originally by Pearl Jam), but I love the music video too. Willie Nelson sung this song with his son, Lucas Wilson.

Just Breathe
These Flowers (Martha Wainwright): I had, and still have a great idea for this song but I’m still working on it. My brother even made a device to help me make “it”. I hope that one of these days I will be able to show it to you, whether it’s in the next year (because it will take that long) or the next six years…

These Flowers
Cups (Anna Kendrick): If you read my blog frequently that you know that I love this song so much, I even wrote a post on it (https://misstweenster.com/2013/10/06/when-im-gone-cups/)

Cups
Don’t Forget (Martha Wainwright): My favorite line of this song is “Don’t forget that I always will always love you, just a reminder that I hope you pave your pathway…”

Martha Wainwright

Mirrors (Justin Timberlake): It’s more of one of those songs that I always have stuck in my head (like right now) than my new favorite song, but I will still mention it…

Mirrors
When I Was Your Man (Bruno Mars): I had this song stuck in my head for so long. I was even recording myself singing it… I love all of Bruno Mars’ songs but this is my favorite song.

When I Was Your Man
Count On Me (Bruno Mars): This is the best song ever to sing along too ever, I love it, although maybe not as much as the first time.

Count On Me
It Will Rain (Bruno Mars): I never had much interest in this song until I actually listened to it again and again. It’s funny how sometimes I have to listen to a song more  than once to love it…

It Will Rain

Solitaire (The Carpenters): This is such a great song… Listen to it right now!

Solitaire 

What If (Coldplay): This song never gets old… There are so many great songs out there but this one stands out a lot. I try not to listen to it so much so that I don’t get to tired of it.

What If

The Scientist (Coldplay): I love the ad so much… Be sure to check my blog posts if you like the ad that was done with this song because I definitely will write about it.

The Scientist

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Elton John): I remember singing this song with my dad at the piano when I was really little. 

Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me

Sorry Seems to Be The Hardest Word (Elton John): It’s crazy, but you know how some songs you never listen to even though they are really famous… well, maybe not, but that’s what happened with this song.

Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

Roar (Katy Perry): She’s got such a powerful voice, especially in this song.

Roar
Royals (Lorde): Why I like this song, I don’t know, but it is pretty good…catchy too.

Royals
Just Give Me a Reason (P!nk): I don’t know what to say except that this song was stuck in my head forever.

Just Give Me A Reason

The Song of the Heart (Prince): Isn’t this a great song? It’s from Happy Feet!

Song of the Heart

Sacrifice (Sinead O’Connor): This song was sung as a tribute to Elton John. I love both versions to this song for different reasons.

Sacrifice

Antes de las Seis (Shakira):  I didn’t discover this song sung by Shakira but song on the Voice… I love this song, even though I don’t really know what it means.

Antes de la Seis

Make You Feel My Love (Adele): Adele, you are great singer!
Make You Feel My Love
One and Only (Adele): Same thing, plus this is my favorite song sung by Adele.

One and Only

Sometimes You Can’t Make it One Your Own (U2): Just recently started listening to U2 again (the last time I listened to it was in Maine a long time ago)…

Sometimes You Can'r Make It On Your Own
Strange Boat (The Waterboys): This is song about how strange life is… I love sing-songy songs like this one. (Does that make sense?)

Strange Boat
Skyfall (Adele): Adele really did a great jog with this song, it worked perfectly with the movie…

Skyfall
Read My Mind (The Killers): This is one of those songs that is perfect for singing along to…

Read My IMind
Human (The Killers): The only thing I don’t like about this song is “are we human or are we dancer”…Whhhhhat?

Human
Let her Go (Passenger): The whole reason why I’m doing this 1000 word post is because of this song… I only just discovered it… Right now it’s my at the moment song…

Let Her Go

La Vie en Rose (Grace Jones): So dramatic!

La Vie en Rose
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor): The only thing I don’t like about this song is that it has a end!

I Will Survive

Slipping Through My Fingers (Meryl Streep): I’ve just started learning this song… By the way it’s my highest played song on my iPod…

Slipping Through My Fingers
Lean One Me (Bill Withers): Whenever this song is mentioned I start singing it!

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Oh, just for the record, these are not all at the same moment, more like over the past two years!

Post your ‘At the Moment Song(s) below!