Friday, March 22, 2013

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 9

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?

If I could have any job in the world, I'd like to be a pediatrician. Obviously this is not an unattainable goal but since I'm majoring in nursing.. I feel like I am still helping people. I'm extremely interested in anything to do with medicine and in the medical field, so many people are getting sick daily and I love that I will be part of the team that helps them recover and fight illness and diseases. Also, I'd love to be a forensic scientist, imagine the satisfaction you get after you figure something out that will help catch a murderer. There's no better feeling in this world than doing something you love and having it help people. Whether it be teaching, fighting crime, saving lives.. They're all amazing things to do and those people are the true heros! We should thank them everywhere we go to let them know that they are not under appreciated. (:

XOXO, Amanda

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 8

A moment you felt the most satisfied with your life.

I have to say that I am satisfied with my life as a whole but the day I felt the "MOST" satisfied was the day I got my grades and found out that I made the Deans List. If you don't know what the Deans List is, it is basically when you make all A's in college. Most people don't think that is that hard but I'm here to say IT IS. College is completely different from high school because you really do earn the grades you get. It is easy to fall out of schedule with assignments and classes because there is no teacher to reprimand you when you don't turn things in or if you're not studying to your full potential. It is solely your responsibility to keep up with assignment and as for help when you don't understand something as well as allowing yourself enough study to having fun time ratio. Either way, that was definitely a satisfying day :)

XOXO, Amanda

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 7

Your favorite childhood toys.

Honestly, I don't have an idea of what I would play with as a child. I can tell you that my favorite movies were Gumby, The Neverending Story III, and The Nightmare Before Christmas (Yes, I like it before it was cool to). Other than that, I don't really remember anything.

Short BLOG.

XOXO, Amanda

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 6

Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality.

My zodiac sign is Cancer June 21- July 22. My birthday is July 5, so I'm right smack in the middle of that. I read this website and I have to say that this is 95-99% accurate, at least in my case. I am very over emotional and it is EXTREMELY difficult for me to open up to someone. I have very low self-esteem and need constant reassure to do things, its crazy how accurate the zodiac signs are, it clearly states that Cancer girls will most likely not approach anyone or make a first move and that is SO ME. I honestly thing Cancer is the worst to be since we are so emotional and needy :(

XOXO, Amanda

Saturday, March 16, 2013

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 5

Your comfort foods and why..

I only have two types of comfort food, sweet and junk food.
When I'm emotionally stressed I crave solid chocolate bars, not even the fancy kind just plain ol' Herseys CHOCOLATE BARS. When I'm stressed over important events or school things I want junk food & my favorite is Hot Cheetos with cream cheese, I know some people probably think that is disgusting but it really isn't, you have to try it before you judge it lol. Short bloggy today.

XOXO, Amanda

Thursday, March 14, 2013

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 4

Your views on religion.

Well... This is always a very touchy subject among people. Many people are strongly rooted into the religion that their family believes in.. You know what I mean, right? Usually you attend the same church as your parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Unfortanetly this is not the case for me. My aunts, uncles, and all my family aside from my parents and my sibling attend Methodist churches, and obviously follow the Methodist beliefs. I on the otherhand, go to and believe in Catholica relgion. My father was raised a Catholic and my mother was raised Methodist but changed to Catholic in order to be wed in the Catholic church when they got married. It's a touchy subject around holidays such as easter... We as Catholics don't eat meat every Friday from Ash Wednesday to Easster Sunday but the rest of my family does... Other times we just start talking about religion for some reason or another and always bump head, both sides are so quick to judge. Eventually we overcame the little arguments that we use to have here and there by learning to respect eachother's choices of religion. I personally don't care what you believe in because it is ultimalely your own choice, I attend both Methodist and Catholic churches although, I am only baptised & confirmed in the Catholic church. I honestly don't like this subject and therefore am ending this blog with this quote....

"I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others." ~Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 3

You're top 5 pet peeves.

1. People who chew gum like a cow. You know what I'm talking about? The full on open mouth chomping.

2. People that you don't know who are trying to be competive with you. Example: I have this guy that sits next to me in class who tries to constantly get better grades than me. I get my exam back and I usually get a higher grade than he does but one time he got 2 points more than me... and basically he shoved his test in my face and I was like.. Get outta here.

3. People who say "like" alot of times in a sentence.

4. People who don't know the difference between "know" and "now" or "You're" "your"..and.. "their" "there" "they're".

5. "K" I assume you know what I am talking about.

XOXO, Amanda

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 2

Where you'd like to be in ten years?

This is the million dollar question.. I honestly have no idea where I want to be. Ten years from now I will be 30. I would HOPE to be a Registered Nurse (which I am in school for currently), married, with maybe a child or two. If I am single, with no children.. well that's perfectly fine with me. I'm not one of those people who spends a lot of time dwelling on a plan and trying to stick to it. I like to say that I am a open minded, open spirited, free person.. I attempt to let things "go with the flow" although it is difficult to do sometimes. Also, ten years from now I would love to have traveled out of the US, this is one thing that I determined to accomplish, whether I have to wash dishes at a Mexican restaurant to save the money or not. I AM GOING TO ENGLAND. SPAIN. FRANCE.. That's all for now, I didn't enjoy this topic. :(

XOXO, Amanda

Sunday, March 10, 2013

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 1.

You're current relationship. If single, discuss being single.

My current relationship status ... Is SINGLE. Lots of people tend to have problems with being single but I'm currently at a point in my life where I am sufficiently content. I have only had 2 serious relationship and dates with plenty of people. Being single is nothing that I am ashamed about, I'm a busy 20 year old girl in nursing school and that basically occupies ALL of my time. I'm not looking for a relationship NOR am I avoiding one, if someone's comes along then I will gladly pick it up but I'm not on the hunt for a boyfriend.

XOXO, Amanda.

30 Day Blog Challenge :)

Hello! Hi, I am doing a 30 day blog challenge. I'm excited to start this & it will give everyone more insight to my life and who I am. I'm attaching the challenge below in case you'll would like to do it as well. [:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fragments by Dan Wells

*spoiler free review*

*I got this book as an ARC from Epic Reads.

After I finished this book I rated it a mere 3 out of 5 stars until I started really thinking about everything that happened.

Partials ended with Kira finding the cure for RM as well as finding out that she is a new type of Partial that they hadn't come across... Ever.

Fragments is about Kira's journey to self discovery.. She has already found the RM cure but doesn't know how to synthesize it. She sets off on a trip to discover secrets that were meant to stay hidden. On her way to ParaGen headquarters she meets up with Samm and Heron who join Kira on her trek to the truth about what she is. During the duration of Kira's trip Dr. Morgan's partials take East Meadow hostage in an attempt to find Kira(for more testing) which causes Marcus to take matters into his own hands and step up to help save East Meadow. Kira's self discovery may help save the world or destroy it...

I took a step back after reading the book(which I was intensely immersed in for 3 days) and though about it as a TRILOGY which, obviously, it is! I realized I was being biased because I wanted to know what happened in the end so I change my rating to a 4 star. As you can tell... I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK. It left off so INTENSE.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Partials by Dan Wells

Synopsis: The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them--connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.

My opinion: Hmm.. I don't know how many people think like I do but I was not the biggest fan of YA dystopian novels. They were popping up everywhere as if no one had any orginal ideas. Therefore, I was hesitant to read this because I thought it was going to be the same thing that I have read before. IT'S NOT. This is not a love triangle, sweet, romance type of dystopian novel which I love! It's a medical mystery that in order to cure will unravel many deep secrets humans did not want seeing the light of day. Conspiracies, cover ups, and sabotages basically sums up what you will read in the book.

On a side note: There is minimal romance in this book, but I am rooting for Team Kira & Samm (with two M's)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski


Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?

My opinion: WOW, there's always that one book that you read and it blows all the others out of the water. Let's just say that this book is INTENSE, EMOTIONAL, AND SEXY!!! Andrew and Cam's relationship is so raw and intriquing, they're the missing pieces to each other. Cam is dealing with what life has given her and needed a break from doing the same thing over and over again... So she takes a trip to no where. She meets Andrew, sparks fly and they take the trip of a lifetime. Both Andrew and Cam are secrets that make or break the friendship... In the end, all is revealed... So will they stand strong or crumble?

Raring: 5 out of 5. I loved this book and took my time reading it because I didn't want it to end!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Goals for 2013.. Resolutions.

Hey guys, just a few knick knacks to know about me for this coming year! 

My new years "resolutions":
1. Read at LEAST 100 books throughout 2013, more if I can.
2. Eat healthier (everyone wants to do this)
3. Get A's.
4. Take a NICE summer vacation for my 21st birthday..

On another note, if you come across my blog for any reason... please don't hesitate to leave comments and follow me!

Links to my person social network sites.

Twitter: @mandakiins
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Much love, 


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Synopsis: She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister.Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.

My Opinion:



Lochan and Maya are so disastrously perfect!
Their love is so wrong, its TABOO.
If you're going to be creeped out or grossed out.. DON'T read this book.
Throughout the whole book you get sucked up into a whirlwind of emotions that both Lochan AND Maya are feeling.. you see how they live and why/how they develop feelings for each other!
Lochan and Maya are basically parents to their 3 younger siblings since their dad left them and their mom is more concerned with what she is wearing to go out on a date each night. Completely alone and ignored by their parents, Lochan and Maya depend solely on EACH OTHER<3

What happens when something you know cannot happen... does.

I couldn't handle the end of this book, I was crying my eyes out.. so powerful and emotional.

Rate: 4.5 out of 5 stars... I recommend it, read it if you think you can handle it.

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Synopsis:A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving.

My Opinion:
Hmm... I liked this book but that's almost all I can say about it. It's comical, witty, and cute to sum it all up. It's nice to read a book from the zombies(R) point of view. I felt like it dragged a bit towards the middle and I started to skim rather than actually read. Nonetheless, IT DIDN'T SUCK. I think that it was possible for the author to build up R's relationship with Julie a bit more. The ending seemed very abrupt, I would have liked if they elaborated more... It seems like they skipped a whole chuck of time. 


3 out of 5 stars.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks


When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.

But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo’s empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

I am so glad I came across this book on goodreads, I purchased it on my iPad after reading the synopsis and let me say.. It was well worth it. This is my first time reading a Nicholas Sparks book although I have seen a few of the movies adapted from his books like A Walk to Remember, Dear John, The Lucky One and The Notebook. ALWAYS TEARJERKERS! I started this book thinking it was just going to be another tear jerking love story but IT IS SO MUCH MORE. Nicholas Sparks does an amazing job of writing Katie as a completely broken victim of domestic abuse but with the will to FIGHT. He did a wonderful job merging both death and domestic abuse into a beautiful love...If that makes any sense. Unlike most of his movies & books(did research on them), Safe Haven is full of twists that you wouldn't see coming from a mile away. I don't want to spoil anything for future readers so I leave with a list of the emotions I felt while reading this book...