Monday, October 17, 2011

Confessions of a Bookaholic: Haunted Halloween: YA Giveaway #1

Confessions of a Bookaholic: Haunted Halloween: YA Giveaway #1: How about a HUGE Young Adult BLOW OUT Giveaway?!?!? Yep, we think it's time for one, don't you? I mean, were not really giving much away...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Do you know...A Common Year? by Abbey K.

My High School Newspaper posted a review on A Common Year (twitter.com/acommonyear). Here it is, written by my co-editor for the features section, Abbey K. For more information, and to download their album free, visit acommonyear.com
"Originally from Layfayette, Bloomington, and Indianapolis, Indiana, 'A Common Year' is a rockband that has been enjoying the debut of its first album recently. The four band members include Casey Baksa and Coleman Bright, who both do guitar and vocals, dummer Jake Bergman, and Matt Ritter who plays bass guitar. Though 'A Common Year' does have a manager (Chris Beaven), they are still unsigned. In fact, they do all the work of the songs on their own. Every piece of the process from composition to production and mastery is done by the members.
Their first album named "Between Cities" was released online at bandcamp.com on January 27, 2010 and includes twelve songs, but is also now available in hard copy as well. Their track 'Distance' aired on an opening scene of the popular teen show 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' on August 25, 2011. The band is currently recording more music, such as their new song 'Try,' which is available on their Facebook page for free.
As spoken on their Web site, acommonyear.com, these men are very passionate about their music, but also have other ideas for the future career-wise.
"Casey is working for a PR company. Matt is the web developer for Boost Media Entertainment. Coleman is looking for a research or lab testing job, and wants to eventually go back to school to be a dentist. Jake is still in school pursuing art and photography," the band wrote on their Web site. For now though, 'A Common Year' will be working on their next tracks."


NOTE--sorry for the errors in the article and the generally rushed feel of the article. We had a very short time from to get it done in, and other issues occurred, therefore making us unable to do it as well as we had liked to. But the article will be seen by over 3,000 high school and middle school students and staff members, plus 100 or so other newspaper students from Fort Wayne, as well as other community members in the NACS school district area. Also, we apologize for anything that is incorrect in the article, we got all of our information from the bands Myspace and Facebook pages.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Confessions of a Bookaholic: Interview & Giveaway: Trauma Queen by Barbara Dee

Confessions of a Bookaholic: Interview & Giveaway: Trauma Queen by Barbara Dee: "Today I have the lovely Barbara Dee here to tell us about her new book Trauma Queen . She's also offering up an amazing giveaway that in..."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Confessions of a Bookaholic: Tour: Interview & Giveaway with Kimberly Marcus

Another interesting read: this book is written in FREE VERSE! Sure it's been done, but I've never read something like that.

Confessions of a Bookaholic: Tour: Interview & Giveaway with Kimberly Marcus: "I'm very happy to have Kimberly Marcus on the blog today. I'm part of her blog tour for her new YA book, Exposed. Check out my interv..."

Confessions of a Bookaholic: Interview & Giveaway: Other Words for Love by Lorr...

This sounds like a really good book! Check out the interview riiiiiight HERE!


Confessions of a Bookaholic: Interview & Giveaway: Other Words for Love by Lorr...: "I am so thrilled to have the beautiful Lorraine Zago Rosenthal on my blog today. I absolutely loved her book, Other Words for Love, and she ..."

The list of awesome people who follow me on twitter

So, in light of my increasing followers on Twitter (God knows why) I've decided I am going to keep tabs on my fluxuating follower count. Because I really don't know what else to blog about.
HERE WE GOOO!

1. Greyson Chance (honestly, I don't know why he's following me. Not that I'm complaining, I just don't follow him. It's kinda random)
2. Mike Posner (I tweeted the correct answer within the hour :) )
3. Nugget at Night (local radio host)
4. Nancy Holder (BEST AUTHOR EVER!)
5. James Maslow (hot Guy from Big Time Rush on Nickelodeon)
6. Ellen Degeneres (but really, she follows everyone pretty much)
7. Jordon McCoy (you are awesome if you actually know who this is)
8. Britney Spears (who pretty much follows everyone also)

I currantly have 86 followers, following 186.

You can follow me at @futurebroadcast! I can follow you, too, if you want!

-Brit

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Secrets Among Friends

What do you do when you have a huge secret within your groupof friends? Like, majorly huge, or at least it is major compared to past...issues. For example:

What do you do when someone in your group of oldest friends has a crush on another? Let's make it more complicated. This other friend? In a relationship.

Yeah.

With someone that 40% of the group is very, very unhappy with for cheated on aforementioned object of affection?

As you may be able to tell, this is really a problem. And I problem I have never before encountered. So most of this, besides having a deeper meaning that I will probably forget about, will be me venting.

There is this girl, and for the sake of anomality let's call her Brenda. Brenda, you see, is dating this boy, who we shall refer to as Dylan. You see, Dylan is crazy about Brenda for some unknown reason. Actually, it is known. Even though Brenda is the most un-innocent person that I know, she has this way of fooling you to feel bad for her. It's annoying. Especially since Brenda has cheated on Dylan multiple times. Dylan is aware of this. Dylan will not break up with her. Why? He thinks he loves her.

Right.

You see, in the months leading up to his relationship with Brenda, Dylan had issues with depression, and after he started dating Brenda I guess they all went away? And now he's afraid that if he breaks up with her, he will be depressed again. Well, here's the problem: Dylan could do so much better than Brenda. The bigger problem? Kelly likes Dylan. Kelly, in fact, may be in love with Dylan. But Dylan looks at Kelly like a sister. And he brings it up every time we say something at the same time or have something in common, always saying "See, Kelly, we're pretty much siblings, because that just happened to us."

Did I say we?

So it's a huge problem.

I know that no one probably reads this, but anyone have any advice? It would be appreciated.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year, New Blog

Happy New Year everyone!

This is my first blog since October, I think. Not that anyone reads this waste of cyberspace. I just haven't felt the "creative urge" lately. First off, I would like to discuss my New Year's Resolution -insert epic music here-.

This year, I have decided to take a different path than my friends. No diets or excise regimens I won't end up sticking to, no giving up a social life to attempt to get straight A's...no, this year I am being my own biscuit (just another way of being myself, copyright pending :P). My resolution is that I am reinventing myself.

So far on this epic journey that is three days in, I have started to weed out who and who I do not want to associate myself with. This was actually easier than I thought. It did get a little dramatic with one of my former best friends, but I feel like in the end it was a good decision to end it. Too much drama has occured for it to not. Aside from that, I've changed what stuff I pin on my wall, my sense of style, my hair color, and have even gone as far to be legit and change my the background of my Myspace that I no longer use (although, come on, this blogger must admit the new Myspace is prettty fantastic). I'm considering a blog name change, and I feel now is the time to do it since no one reads this! The only thing I really haven't changed is my room color, but when you share a room it's pretty difficult to just change it on a whim.

So, if anyone out there is actually reading this, what are your thoughts on my resolution? Or better yet, what is your resolution? I am an advocate of anonymouse comments...pretty much anything to show that SOMEONE knows I'm here. Because that's all people really want, right? To be noticed? You can comment on that to. Can you argue my logic?

-Brit