December 31, 2012

New Year's

The end of the year
is soon drawing near.
A brand new clean slate
for us to change our fate.
Looking back to our past
memories to last.
New hopes and new dreams
while a child’s smile beams.
Fireworks fill the sky.
Confetti does fly.
A colorful ball,
Slowly begins to fall.
Counting ev’ry second,
to what lies beyond.
The dawn has broken.
Resolutions spoken.

Original poem by Erica N.

Happy New Year's, Everyone!
- Erica N.
Author of Erica's Odds and Ends

Shelf from Paper Video Project

Check it out! I made a video tutorial on how to make a dollhouse miniatures shelf from paper! Here it is:

If you try the project, let me know how it goes! Enjoy! :)

December 30, 2012

Ender's Game Movie!!!

Hi, everyone!

I hope your holidays were amazing. I had a great time with friends and family. On another note, I found out that they are making Ender's Game into a movie!!!

I mentioned it in October on this blog:
Ender’s Game is written magnificently. It’s a page turner right to the end. Upon buying this book, I read it eight times in a row. This sci-fi novel raises great points about survival, the greater good, and other topics. I would definitely recommend that you check it out.

I also found a blog with pics from the movie set: !!!!

Even better: it's one of the novels we can read for my English project.

I've already read Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, Ender's Shadow, and Shadow of the Hegemon. I'm reading Shadow Puppets right now.

December 23, 2012

Almost Christmas

I know I haven't posted in a while, but it's almost Christmas. So I just wanted to share this really cool thing my mom gave me early. Then, I got another one for my friend, Jonni, author of Jonni Blogs.
Well, here it is:
This is a bad pic, but it's a fiber optic xmas tree. It changes colors and everything. You plug it in via usb. In case anyone needs a last minute gift idea, I got it at Target.
Merry Christmas!

Author of Erica's Odds&Ends

December 7, 2012

Fan Art and The Truth About Forever

I got my first piece of fan art! Inspired by my page background, look what Mitch created!

Also, time for another book review!!!
Today's book: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
What a perfect book to read on a rainy day! With its enchanting storyline and dynamic characters, this is a must read. In fact, all of Sarah Dessen's books are amazing. (I've read them all.) You all should definitely check them out.

I haven't been blogging lately, but, hey, it's the holiday season.

Wishing you and your family well during the busiest season of all,

Author of Erica's Odds and Ends