October 31, 2013

What's Coming in November?

To answer my own question...LOTS OF GOOD STUFF.

So let me elaborate.

  • NaNoWriMo posts!  I'll be doing several updates a week on my word count, the song of the day, and other little random things related to my book and NaNo in general.
  • But never fear, Random Fridays will still be happening!  I have posts planned for the next month, and I know y'all will enjoy every single one.  All the topics are on the Random Fridays page, but I'll touch on them here: books, vacations, houses, bucket lists, and Thanksgiving.
  • Top Ten Tuesdays.  I plan to still do these (likely on November 5, 12, and 19).
  • A review of Allegiant.  I promise to keep it as spoiler-free as possible.
  • A guest review of Not a Drop to Drink.
  • An interview with a very special someone (or someones)...
  • A post about one particular book trend.
  • And much more!  There won't be a lot of reviews (probably just Allegiant, Not a Drop to Drink, and hopefully one for a book I got through ARCycling), but there will be plenty of other good stuff with typical Emma snark and insights.
November is going to be a fun month, I hope.  Y'all will have to stick around and see what happens!

October 29, 2013

Review: Relic

Relic (Books of Eva, #1)

Relic by Heather Terrell
Grade: A
Release date: October 29th, 2013
This book was an ARC provided by Read Between the Lynes in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: When Eva’s twin brother, Eamon, falls to his death just a few months before he is due to participate in The Testing, no one expects Eva to take his place. She’s a Maiden, slated for embroidery classes, curtseys, and soon a prestigious marriage befitting the daughter of an Aerie ruler. But Eva insists on honoring her brother by becoming a Testor. After all, she wouldn’t be the first Maiden to Test, just the first in 150 years.

Eva knows the Testing is no dance class. Gallant Testors train for their entire lives to search icy wastelands for Relics: artifacts of the corrupt civilization that existed before The Healing drowned the world. Out in the Boundary Lands, Eva must rely on every moment of the lightning-quick training she received from Lukas—her servant, a Boundary native, and her closest friend now that Eamon is gone.

But there are threats in The Testing beyond what Lukas could have prepared her for. And no one could have imagined the danger Eva unleashes when she discovers a Relic that shakes the Aerie to its core.

*Warning* The following review contains spoilers.

The Good: I went into this thinking it was a fantasy and then quickly realized it was futuristic, which I thought was so cool.  It's so different that your average dystopian book.  The setting, the Arctic lands, is definitely new to me.  How Eva slowly found out everything was definitely cool.  I enjoyed how blind the Aerie were to reality.  It was interesting to see how far a society could reel back into archaic methods. The way they treated our technology was amusing, as if it were evil and could do them harm.  The book overall was an interesting analysis of how our present society uses technology, medication, clothing, etc.  In some ways, those things are gods to people.  But to others, they are just means of communication.  It also made me wonder what people from, say, the medieval age would think of us.
Anyways, I enjoyed how the book started off and how we still don't know who let Eamon die.  Eva and Lukas were great characters, although we didn't truly see much of anyone but Eva.  This book is obviously going to be part of a series, so it introduced the main plotline that will carry throughout but also had its own definite plot point.  We were also left with a bit of a cliffhanger and several unanswered questions at the end.

The Bad: Some of the words go undefined, and I would've liked a little clarity on the words that create the world of Relic.  I also felt a bit unclear on the different positions/jobs and what they did.  A little more explanation would've been nice.

The Ugly: Not much of anything really.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

The Verdict: Overall, a great read.  I actually liked it more my second time over.  I highly recommend Relic.

October 27, 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013

First of all, this is my 300th post, so wow!  But now for the rest...

NaNoWriMo 2013 is rapidly approaching, and I'm really excited!  I know I'm going to have less time this year than in the past, so I'm setting a realistic word count goal in light of that.  If all goes well, I can always increase it.

"What is NaNoWriMo?" 
Go here to find out more.  Or, here.  I always do the Young Writers' Program because I can choose my word count goal instead of trying to get 50k when I know I won't be able to.
Basically, NaNo 30 days where you try to write 50,000 words (or more or less) and feel totally awesome on November 30th when you reach your goal.

What is your project going to be?
This year, I was originally going to use NaNo to work on/finish my novel about homeschooling and a reality show, based on the co-op I attend and my friends.  But I'm kind of stuck with that book right now, so I changed my plans to work on my retelling of Hamlet.

Tell us more!
So, it's working title is To Die, To Sleep from Hamlet's famous soliloquy, and this is my current synopsis:
History tends to repeat itself, but what about literature? The Elsinore Players are putting on Hamlet in hopes that it'll return them to their once-prestigious standing. But then the troupe's wise leader dies unexpectedly, and his son suspects foul play, especially when his father's ghost starts haunting the Danish Crown Theatre and tells his son to "revenge his foul and most unnatural murder." Will the players live to put on their play and catch the conscience of a king?
Does that sound interesting or what? I'm really excited about it.  Right now, the plan is to tell it in third-person from the POVs of my Ophelia, Horatio, and Hamlet.  I've changed all names so it's modernized, but I think each character is going to be highly recognizable.  I'm also using actual dialogue from Hamlet but definitely modernizing it.  So I'm using my Shakespeare Made Easy copy with the original text side-by-side with a modern translation to help write it.

What will you be researching?
  • Flowers and their meanings so I can dig deep into the scene where Ophelia goes mad. (Fun!)
  • Poisons and other methods of murder. (I'm documenting this here just in case the government checks out my Internet search history.)
  • Theater terminology and such. (This is set in a theater, after all.)

So what's your word count goal?
It's currently 40k.  We'll see if it goes up or down as the month progresses.

Can you give us some insider info about To Die, To Sleep?
My Ophelia is named Violet, which ties into the whole flower thing again.
Oh, and the novel actually starts before the first scene of the original play.  It gives me a chance to introduce the characters and set up the fact that, not only are they living out Hamlet, but they're going to perform it.

Can we be writing buddies?
If you're doing YWP, sure!  Here's the link to my profile: Emma's NaNo profile.

Any advice?
This is my third year doing NaNo, and each year, it's been different.
Year 1: My novel stunk, but I proved I could write 40k in one month.
Year 2: I had a more serious novel that I am currently revising, and I wrote 50k words!
Year 3: I've already changed what novel I'll be writing.
Clearly, I know nothing.  And that's okay.  I'm still learning how to do NaNoWriMo myself.  With that said, here's my advice. (Beware, there's a lot!)

1. Don't focus on the fact that you may want to get this published someday.  Just focus on writing.  Because believe me, your first draft is going to be scary awful.  You're going to lose sleep over it in revisions.  But you're writing something, and you're doing it in 30 days.  And that should give you feelings of...

(Seriously, pretend you're Taylor looking out at that crowd of fans and just take it in.)

2. You don't have to start a completely new novel for NaNo, no matter what they say.  Every year, I've started my novel before November.  But the pressure gives me the motivation to keep writing and maybe even finish it sooner than I would've otherwise.
3. Get as much written before November (if you're like me) or in the first week.  Believe me, when you reach the middle of the month and start to slow down or have writer's block, being ahead of schedule will feel amazing.
4. You have to write every day, even if it's just 100 words.  It's better than nothing.
5. Try as hard as you can to turn off your inner editor.  If you're like me, that's near impossible.  I'm a perfectionist and overachiever, so I always edit as I go.  You have to accept that this draft is not going to be even close to perfect (something I'm still learning to do in general).
6. Just like how movies are not shot in chronological order, a book does not have to be written in order.  If there's a scene later in your novel that you have all figured out, go ahead and write it!  You can go back later and fill in what you skipped.  Also, writing this way may help you figure out what to put between points A and C.
7. Even if you're not an outliner, at least have some idea of what you're doing and need to research.  This will save time that you can then devote to writing.
8. Learn to turn off your WiFi.  During November, it becomes even more distracting than usual.
9. Collect the tools that help you write: playlists, your writing station set up and ready to go, snacks (sour gummy worms, popcorn, bagels, and mini KitKats for me), and drinks (I drink water as usual, but also Coke).
10. Get to know your characters as much as you can before November 1st.  Take character quizzes, figure out their "legends," etc.  With that said, though, don't worry if they start to go in a different direction mid-novel.  It could lead to interesting character back story or development, or you can just fix it later.
11. Getting over writer's block quickly: see tip 6, because that often helps.  Other that that, get up and do some jumping jacks.  Journal about random stuff.  Take a 10-minute break and read a book.  Head to the NaNo forums and see if you can find some inspiration there.  Take a notebook and go to Starbucks or some place like that and people-watch.  Writer's block is conquerable.  You can stomp all over it.

(I was kind of looking for an excuse to use that gif...)

12. And just have fun.  Don't stress over meeting your word goal.  That will always make it worse!  As long as you have fun, NaNoWriMo can be so wonderful.

I'll be doing regular NaNo updates throughout November (and book reviews will probably be next-to-none...), so stay tuned! I'll update on daily word count, the song of the day, and other random things like that, just like I did last year.

October 25, 2013

Random Friday: Costumes

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This week, since Halloween is just days away, we're talking about costumes.  I don't care if they're homemade, DIY tips, meant for a masquerade instead of a costume party, whatever.  Just as long as you blog about costumes.

I absolutely adore masks.  I don't know if it's a writer thing or what.

Beautiful, aren't they?
But let's not forget actual costumes!

Medieval-style dresses.

I've always loved Taylor's dress in the "Love Story" music video.

And now a Pride and Prejudice exhibition.

I also love 20s-themed costumes and stuff from the 50s. :)

October 24, 2013

Cover Love #7

Cover Love
Hosted by  Shae at Shae Has Left the Room.


Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met.

A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.

First of all, I'm excited for Jennifer's new book.  I loved The Statistical Probability and The Comeback Season.  This Is What Happy Looks Like was just okay, but I'm sure she can produce another great read.  Now for the cover...

I love how it has the same feel as The Statistical Probability and This Is What Happy Looks Like.  I love the colors (like, really, really love them).  Book covers where the skyline of a city is seen are always favorites of mine (Divergent trilogy, anyone?).  Plus, I love how the title is grammatically correct. (Grammar nerd here.)

Anyone want to share their thoughts?

October 23, 2013

Review: Fall For You

Fall For You (The Jane Austen Academy Series, #1)

Fall for You by Cecilia Gray (The Jane Austen Academy series #1)
Grade: C+
Provided by NetGalley and Gray Life, LLC in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: To say Lizzie and Dante are polar opposites is the understatement of the century. He’s a snooty Exeter transfer with more money than Google. She’s a driven study-a-holic just barely keeping up with tuition. It’s obvious that Dante thinks he’s way too good for Lizzie. And Lizzie knows Dante is a snob with a gift for pressing her buttons.

But things are changing fast this year at the Academy. And when Lizzie’s quest to stop those changes blows up in her face, taking her oldest friendship with it, she has nowhere else to turn but to Dante, with his killer blue eyes, his crazy-sexy smile, and his secrets… Secrets Lizzie can’t seem to leave alone, no matter how hard she tries…

The Good: The set-up is great!  The six protagonists from Jane Austen's novels all attend the Jane Austen Academy in these retellings.  It's unique and fun.  It was a fun twist when the Darcy character was responsible for the separation of, not Jane and Bingley, but Anne and Rick (Persuasion).  I love how Catherine de Bourgh appears here, and I liked the tension in the friendship between Ellie and Lizzie when Lizzie chooses to room with Anne so she can manage the school paper.

The Bad: The problem is, Fall for You was mostly so-so romance and not a lot of substance.  It's a very short book with not enough plot to move it along.  All the elements of P&P are there (Wickham, Darcy's cold attitude, Georgiana, and so forth) but Cecilia Gray doesn't use them correctly.

The Ugly: Nothing I can really recall.  Probably a little bit of language, but nothing too extreme.

The Verdict: I was really interested in this book, but it wasn't as great as I anticipated.  Perhaps the others will be better?  Pride and Prejudice is a bit overdone, anyways.  I'm ready to see retellings of Austen's others books!

October 22, 2013

RBWL In All Its Awesomeness

Read about RBWL (Reader/Blogger Wishlist) here. I also want to thank Shae at Shae Has Left the Room, Gillian at Writer of Wrongs, Jess at Read My Breath Away, and Molli at Once Upon a Prologue for hosting this amazing event.  It's the most bookish fun I've had in ages.

I'm going to be honest and say I wasn't planning to participate in RBWL yesterday.  It's such a good idea, but I'm so, so, so busy.  But when I'd finished half of my school workload by 10:50 CT, I knew I'd be joining in.  After all, there are so many books I'd love to read.  And participating would be good research for story ideas that I don't really need...

RBWL was an amazing success.  We actually got the hashtag trending, and specifically in New York, which means publishing people noticed!  There were tons of unique ideas but also several trends, which shows what authors need to get busy on.  So let's start with my numerous wants.

(Elizabeth Eulberg agreed about that third-to-last one. :D)

I found that my most popular tweets were the ones about new Shakespeare retellings, more Asian characters, more what-if stories, books with cleaner language, the Anne of Green Gables retelling, and Charles Dickens's retellings.

And then some of my favorite ideas from others included...
  • Huge, messy, warm families.
  • Old school, glamorous Hollywood.
  • More historicals set in the 1950s.
  • Unique hobbies (think interior designing in The Chaos of Stars or geocaching in North of Beautiful).
  • The Lost Boys with some Lost Girls thrown in.
  • Gender-flipped fairytales (besides Cinderfellas).
  • Books about homeschoolers as actual people. (A couple of my WIPs would make Shae very happy, since she tweeted about this.)
  • Revenge story along the lines of Inigo Montoya, with interesting supporting characters.
  • Retelling of Little Women.
  • Something centered around New Year's Eve.
  • Anne of Green Gables from Gilbert's POV. [That was in response to my AoGG retelling tweet, courtesy of Shae. :)]
  • A gap year whether it's spent on travel, in the peace corps, on a missions trip, etc. (The sequel idea for Teen Author just may involve this...)
  • Something that falls in between present day and dystopian.  Get the set-up the new government and show how things like the Hunger Games came to be.
  • A book about someone who finds a book of their life and has to decide whether or not to read it. (That is seriously an idea I'd like to use someday.)
  • Non-absentee parents who demand explanations when their kids act strange/disappear randomly.
  • Alternating eras in a book (say, Revolutionary War and then modern). (A fellow writer and I got very excited over this idea.)

So do you have any ideas you'd like to add?  Are there any here that appeal to you?

October 21, 2013

Review: Just One Day

Just One Day

Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Grade: B
Summary: Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase—packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she’s not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson’s life.

A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the "accidents" of fate, Just One Day shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost. . . and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know.

The Good: Where do I start... Gayle Forman is a master of bringing emotions to life through her words.  That's what I loved most about Just One Day.  The characters are beautifully flawed.  Allyson is a great protagonist who is still trying to find who she is.  I enjoyed the supporting characters, Dee and Wren among these.  I love how Shakespeare is interwoven through the plot, especially since Forman focused on As You Like It and really analyzed it through Allyson without getting dry. (My Shakespeare freak is showing just a little here.) I liked how the book progressed; it covered a whole year yet wasn't slow at all.

The Bad: I felt like, just a little, through Allyson's determination to not be pre-med and take all those science courses, Forman was condemning students who love math and science.  Just a little.  This isn't just Forman; so many YA books today encourage those who are artsy and look down on those who are logical and analytical.  There's nothing wrong with either.  I also want to note that I'm fine with Allyson being more artsy; this is important to her journey.  But I'm not sure she should've been the one to make this move.
Also, her roommates were overly annoying.  I'm not sure if they were supposed to be, but I was bothered by their every word and action.  Finally, Allyson's parents, especially her mother, were just a bit steretypical.

The Ugly: Language is mostly PG, although the s-word is used a couple times and the f-word appears once.  Romance is generally very tame; in the one iffy scene, things don't get too graphic.

The Verdict: I really, really, really enjoyed Just One Day.  So I say give it a try, if you can look past the ugly.  And if you've already read it, what did you think? :) I probably would've rated the book an A-, were it not for the language and sexual content.

October 19, 2013

Rocking Around the Clock

So last night, my co-op had a sock hop!  There weren't a lot of people there, which was kind of a bummer, but it was so much fun.  And we all looked rockin'. ;)

A button-down shirt and my awesome Modcloth skirt. :)

A high ponytail was essential for any 50s girl.  I accessorized with my Shipwreck Ariel bow from Taylor's Thingamabobs. :)

So girls would wear their boyfriends' class rings back then.  I got to borrow my mom's. :) 

Gotta love how perfect my skirt was for spinning.
"Spinning like a girl in a brand-new dress."

October 18, 2013

Random Friday: Song Lyrics

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Song lyrics from your favorite music artist... I think y'all know what's coming in my post on this topic. :) (By the way, you can do lyrics from multiple artists, if you so desire.)

I could basically say every lyric from "All Too Well," but I'll just post a few.

"I might be okay but I'm not fine at all."

"Well, maybe we got lost in translation
Maybe I asked for too much
But maybe this thing was a masterpiece
'til you tore it all up."
"And you call me up again
Just to break me like a promise
So casually cruel in the name of being honest."

^^That's my favorite lyric from "Cold As You."  It's probably the reference to a story that I like so much.  I'm always a writer, haha.

Above and below are my favorite lyrics from "Come Back... Be Here," which is probably my top favorite Taylor song without a doubt. 


"The playful conversation starts
Counter all your quick remarks
Like passing notes in secrecy."

"Jump Then Fall"

"I like the way I can't keep my focus
I watch you talk, but you didn't notice
I hear all the words but all I can think is
We should be together."

One of Taylor's most lyrically beautiful songs is "Last Kiss."

"All that I know is
I don't know how to be something you miss."

Can we just take a moment and admire how accurate the above lyric from "State of Grace" is?

Basically all of "Our Song," but primarily the chorus.

"Our song is the slamming screen door
Sneaking out late, tapping on your window
When we're on the phone and you talk real slow
'Cause it's late and your mama don't know
Our song is the way you laugh
The first date, man, I didn't kiss her when I should have
And when I got home, 'fore I said amen
Asking God if he could play it again."

Also, "Fifteen" is another example of Taylor's lyrical genius.

And, finally, "Ronan."

October 15, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Was Forced to Read

I always worry when people recommend books, especially when they do a follow-up and are dying to know if I liked the book as much as them.  It took me ages to read Divergent because I was scared it wouldn't live up to the hype.  But let's get into the list of nine books I was "forced" to read.


1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Required reading for school drives me crazy.  Analyzing the book often ruins it for me, or the novels are just plain boring (*cough*The Last of the Mohicans*cough*).  To Kill a Mockingbird has been the one exception.


2. Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
Kate was rather persistent in getting me to read PJO.  I definitely prefer the first five books to Heroes of Olympus, and I don't regret reading PJO.


3. Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter
Once again, I have to thank Kate. I remember her talking about GG back when book 4 or 5 came out and we were at Barnes & Noble.  I saw the title and thought, Ew, that doesn't look like something I'd like.  Oh how wrong I was.  I'm also very ashamed I thought that, because I love GG and Heist Society and Ally Carter is one of the best authors out there.


4. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Kelly recommended THG on many an occasion, but y'all know about my aversion to all things sci-fi, so I was pretty leery.  I think I read all three books in one day, and I've never looked back.


5. Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth
I can still remember Kelly recommending Divergent in my birthday card, particularly because it's set in Chicago.  I kept telling myself I'd read it, but it never happened.  As I think I've mentioned before, I checked Divergent out of the library 6 or 7 times but never read it.  Finally, this summer, I did.  It's one of the best books I've ever read.  Seriously, what would I do without Kelly?


6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
In a way, I was forced to read this since it was assigned in Shakespeare class.  Practically the whole spring semester revolved around it.  And now I'm kind of a Shakespeare freak.  Thanks, Mrs. E. :)


7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Once I started following book blogs, I saw several people (namely Sunny Duvall of Blue Sky Bookshelf) talking about Cinder and Scarlet.  It looked vaguely interesting, but when I read the synopses, I wrinkled my nose.  Futuristic, sci-fi fairytales?  No, thank you.  Just like with Gallagher Girls, I was very wrong.


8. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Well, Hannah recommended this one, so I felt kind of obligated to read it. (Plus, it didn't seem too bad.)  I ended up not liking it, though.


9. There's No Place Like Home by Jen Calonita (and probably the rest of the latter half of the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series)
I felt obligated/forced to finish the series when I started it, but it honestly wasn't that great.  Very repetitive and full of the same old problems (mean girls, boyfriend drama, and so forth).

October 14, 2013

Emma Approved Is...Emma Approved

So, about two months ago, I blogged about The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which I discovered months after they had ended.  Well now the same people have brought us Emma Approved, which is a retelling of Jane Austen's Emma.  The web series is three episodes in, and I'm already a fan.  "Why?" you may ask.  Well, let me tell you.

1) We've already met Knightley!
It took, what, 60 episodes for Darcy to appear in Lizzie's videos?  I understood why, but it's so exciting seeing the love interest right away.  And it's not awkward with the set-up of Emma Approved.  If Emma Approved was more like LBD, then it would seem forced.  But it's perfect here.

2) The portrayal of Emma
We're not entirely meant to like Emma.  She's selfish, and immature, and condescending, and pushy, but despite all of this, she is well-meaning.  That is all coming across very well so far in Emma Approved.

3) Harriet Smith
We just met Harriet in today's episode, and I don't know why, but I adore her.  She's so sweet and cute and so eager-to-please.  I think it's going to be fun seeing her get used to Emma's crazy personality (we already saw that with the whole latte thing at the end).

4) It's a retelling of Jane Austen, for goodness' sake.
It was an excellent idea for them to start with Pride and Prejudice, since it's more popular and well-known.  Emma is an excellent choice for the second series.  Her story translates well into 21st century America.  It's going to be fun to see where the story progresses.

5) Pre-Emma setting.
For those of you who have read the novel, Emma starts right after Mr. Weston and Miss Taylor's wedding.  To see everyone before the wedding is creating some interesting tension.  I'm curious to see where this will go.  I hope Ryan and Annie will still end up together!

And now for your enjoyment, the first Emma Approved video if you haven't seen it already.

New Emma Approved videos go up every Monday and Thursday, I believe. :)

October 13, 2013

Fall and All the Lovely Things That Come With It


I love those songs that remind me of fall or put me in the perfect mood for this season.  I like spring best, but I like how fall smells: pencils, books, apples, cinnamon, and so forth.  And I love scarves, boots, jeans, and just fall fashion in general.  So I thought I'd share my fall playlist with y'all. :) (And, yes, I know there's a lot of Taylor Swift on it. So sue me.) Do you share any favorite songs on this list?  Any you'd add?

  • "All Too Well" ~Taylor Swift
  • "Red" ~Taylor Swift
  • "Begin Again" ~Taylor Swift
  • "Belle" ~Beauty and the Beast soundtrack
  • "Since U Been Gone" ~Kelly Clarkson
  • "Dreams" ~The Cranberries (a.k.a. the You've Got Mail song)
  • "The Fall Song" ~Bridgit Mendler
  • "Haunted - Acoustic Version" ~Taylor Swift
  • "Hey There Delilah" ~Plain White T's
  • "Highway Don't Care" ~Tim McGraw ft. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
  • "Holy Ground" ~Taylor Swift
  • "Home" ~Phillip Phillips
  • "Come Back... Be Here" ~Taylor Swift
  • "I Will Wait" ~Mumford & Sons
  • "Innocent" ~Taylor Swift
  • "It's Time" ~Imagine Dragons
  • "Jar of Hearts" ~Christina Perri
  • "Lego House" ~Ed Sheeran
  • "Little Things" ~One Direction
  • "Blame It On September" ~Allstar Weekend
  • "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" ~Fall Out Boy
  • "Never Say Never" ~The Fray
  • "Ronan" ~Taylor Swift
  • "See You Again" ~Carrie Underwood
  • "Somebody That I Used to Know" ~Gotye
  • "Heart Attack" ~Demi Lovato
  • "Summer Love" ~One Direction
  • "Wanted" ~Hunter Hayes
  • "Where You Go" ~The Young Romans
  • "You Belong With Me" ~Taylor Swift
  • "Picture In A Frame" ~Tom Waits
  • "Waiting For Superman" ~Daughtry
  • "You're So Vain" ~Carly Simon

Water :)

500px / Crimea