A weekly meme by Ginger of GReads! In the meme I'll talk about music and showcase it here each week. And this week, I'm going to talk about... songs that were on my playlist at 16.

So about nine years ago (this april), certain music was on the air waves in 2003. Pop was still good, punk-pop was at an all time high, and TRL was the "it" thing to watch on tv after school. And not just then but till I graduated in 2005, certain bands/artists were constantly on my radar. Now a few of these I shake my head at and ask "why?", while others were just plain awesome, which is how I've decided to call this "Dear Sixteen Year Old Me...", let's get the ball rolling with the first song.
"Hands Down" by Dashboard Confessional
This is my all time favorite song by this band and one of my top 50 favorite songs too. One big reason is was used for the definitive scene of the pilot episode for "One Tree Hill". Beyond that it's such an amazing song. The way it begins and then kick starts into an awesome chorus with really great lyrics. Plus if you've never seen this music video, you may want to check it out just for the cool effects that were used circa 2002.

"Swing, Swing" by The All-American Rejects
The first song that put this band on the map. I remember thinking these guys will be around for awhile. Ironically it's a great song about a break-up or being broken hearted long after a break-up. Gotta hand it to The All-American Rejects for creating a catchy tune while still symbolizing good rock music.

"Dead On Arrival" by Fall Out Boy
I was listening to the band long before "Under the Corktree" came out. This is the bands first single off their "Take This to Your Grave" album, which is the 2nd studio album as well. I first spotted this exact video on FUSE one day and couldn't peel my eyes away from the screen. I was captivated by the energy and fun fact they brought to the stage. Back then in circa 2002, they were the underground sensation in Chicago. Today everyone knows who they are when it comes to music (even my parents due to rolling stone).

"Last Train Home" by LOSTPROPHETS
I just remember hearing this on the radio one day and fell in love it completely. It also was blowing up the air waves left and right on my local rock radio stations too. What was great about this song was that feeling it built up inside you as it reached the chorus and the second verse. It made you wish that your life would be like a music video and just cool in that sense.

"Fatlip" by Sum 41
The great thing about this band, they were just about rocking out and having fun. It was the skater image that was seen a lot with punk-rock bands around this time, especially those that ended up on Warped Tour.

"The Rock Show" by Blink 182
I would have used "What's My Age Again", but then I remembered the guys are butt naked running down sunset blvd for the video lol so didn't feel that was too appropriate for here. Anyway, this song is great in general. First off: the music video. Hands down funny, crazy, and totally Blink 182. Second: how many rock stars wear glasses and pull it off in a video!?!? Not many, but Mark did lol. Third: the lyrics are just a reminded of how great being young was for anyone. And lastly, those lyrics you kind of have to laugh at because whenever there is loud music and you go to a concert, no one understands anything being said!

"What I Want" by Autopilot Off
I saved this for last for a few reasons. The first: One of my close friend's brother personally knew the band. Second? Still sad that they never made it big. They had such talent and the entire album is great. It's also one of my favorite albums from high school and holds a lot of memories too.

So I have a ton of other tracks that were amazing from that sort era of my life. So here is the rest listed below:

From the author of the Twilight Saga, Stephenie Meyer, comes The Host. One soul, the Wanderer, is fused with a captured human named Melanie Stryder, in an attempt to locate the last pocket of surviving humans on Earth. Release Date: March 29th 2013.
Now not only has someone found the scenes and uploaded them online, but they are not easy to find within the CapitolTour website for some reason. Below are the scenes from the Roof and the Reaping. Enjoy!

President of Panem. Figurehead of the Capitol. Icon of style? You bet your Brioni britches!

With his ever-present white clergy shirt and dark sanguine button-up vest, President Coriolanus Snow is making a strong case for the ancient adage “less is more” — a concept about as foreign to Capitol fashionistas as D4’s bread. Speaking of D4, the leader of Panem’s Execu-chic branch always completes his classy ensemble with an impeccably tailored equally sanguine sharkskin jacket. It’s one-of-a-kind and was given to him by D4’s mayor Hunter Phillips on his very first Presidential Tour of Panem over 25 years ago. I’m sure we’d all agree: If you absolutely have to visit the Districts, a gorgeous sui generis sharkskin sport coat will serve just fine as a goodie bag.

But let’s move past the staples of menswear and into what we all need to know: What is up with that white rose that practically lives on our President’s lapel? And how does it smell so perfectly perfumed all the time? That singular rose is the most talked about accessory in Panem fashion history and has been the subject of rampant speculation for decades. Was it really engineered by horticultural geneticists in D3 to have a blissfully unfading scent? Has he worn the same one for his entire reign? Or does he have a never-ending supply? Is it actually a floral muttation from the First Quarter Quell? So much mystery! And we promise we have our best CC snoops on the case.

Less of a mystery is President Snow’s majestic coiffure. When it comes to flowing angelic locks, few have our ruler overruled. As soft and white as his surname, President Snow’s luxurious mane is the envy of older male citizens throughout the Capitol and surely the whole country. His stylists insist they simply use an all-natural organic olive oil and white vinegar solution to preserve the President’s remarkable volume and shine. And to keep his similarly alabaster beard in order, President Snow is rumored to prefer Cutting Edge’s Beard and Mustache Trimmer… the exact same shaver of choice for Cutting Edge spokesman and Head Gamemaker Seneca Crane. We can’t help but wonder if the two gents ever sit down and talk facial hair.

As we enter into the 74th year of everyone’s favorite annual affair, it’s Swarovski crystal clear: the future of fashion and the future of our nation was never in better looking hands. - Capitol Couture
"May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go."
Just wishing everyone a safe, fun, and memorable St. Patty's Day! Also if you need some songs for tomorrow, you should check out the list I've posted below to help make it more awesome! Plus I've added some music to listen to belowe to help anyone get in the mood or just to listen to for the day!
President Snow talks to Seneca Crane in this IGN exclusive clip from The Hunger Games. Follow Katniss Everdeen and her journey when Hunger Games arrives March 23!
So why have I had little reviews lately? My keyboard is acting up and something else...
As you can see my key letter "H" isn't exactly working, more so broke and won't won't attach to it's given place on my keyboard. So now it sometimes takes me 3x's longer to type up a simple paragraph. So until I get my keyboard fixed, I can't really write up reviews for any books I read.

If you haven't seen either of these yet, then you will be excited if you are a HUGE fan of the books. Why do I say this? Because there is new footage from the movie! A clip where Cinna talks to Katniss about what he wants to do for the tribute parade. The new tv promo has clips from the tribute parade, scenes from Katniss looking out her window the first time she is at the capitol, more dialogue between Cinna and Katniss before she goes into the Games, and so much more! With all this footage that has been released lately (check my last 'Hunger Games' post), it's shaping up to be very much a perfect book adaptation! Also I've posted below some exclusive newly leaked picture from the movie! Enjoy fans and may the odds be in your favor.
And now for a special surprise that I think all fans will love and are dying to see a first glimpse of the .... drum roll ...'The Hunger Games Adventures' Facebook Game! Yes it's real and here is your first chance to see the exclusive pictures of the in game experience! *It's still being created, so if you want to be part of it when it first comes out, sign up with your email!

KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
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Invisible Children’s mission is to stop LRA violence and support the war affected communities in Central Africa. Please watch and visit the websites to find out more about this problem that is faced overseas in Africa.
Joseph Kony considers himself quite a good Christian, and he wants Uganda to be a Christian nation. So in 1987 he formed a resistance group called the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and the LRA has been at civil war against the Ugandan government ever since. If the LRA wins, Kony has promised that Uganda will become a theocracy, with laws based on the Biblical Ten Commandments.

Kony's LRA has kidnapped an estimated 30,000 children for use as fighters or sex slaves. As part of their initiation, these children are often required to kill their own parents, so they'll have no homes to return to. (It's not clear which of the Ten Commandments Kony's strategy is based on.) Once kidnapped, children are used as pack mules, carrying LRA supplies until they are too weak to walk, at which time they're killed or simply left to die. Kidnapped boys also serve as targets and decoys, sent to the front lines -- unarmed -- whenever the Ugandan Army engages the LRA. Kidnapped girls that Kony or his senior commanders find attractive become their "wives" (Kony is reputed to have 60). Troublesome captives have their noses, lips, and/or ears cut off, and are then made to eat their own flesh.
The Dark Divine (Dark Divine Series #1) by Bree Despain (Kindle | Nook)
The Lost Saint (Dark Divine Series #2) by Bree Despain (Kindle | Nook)
White Cat (Curse Workers Series #1) by Holly Black (Kindle | Nook)
Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter (Kindle | Nook)
Remembrance by Michelle Madow (Kindle | Nook)
Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly (Kindle | Nook)
These ebooks are $3.00 and under through the websites for both devices! So hurry on over to your eBook store and snatch them up before the prices go back up!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there will be a post of a new Top Ten list that they create about anything, mostly book related type of lists. They are published every Tuesday (hence the "tuesday" in the name!). Anyway this weeks list is about the top 10 2012 Young Adult book covers! So far these are my top ten covers. I have more, but these are the ones that I've found most appeal to my eyes.
Everneath by Brodie Ashton
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Fracture by Megan Miranda

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Slide by Jill Hathaway

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Survive by Alex Morel
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. It's a great way to showcase the books you've gotten over the week, whether they are bought, borrowed or you got them for free from a contest or the library. Either way, it's to show your love for books and how excited you are to received them!

It has been awhile since I've done an In My Mailbox and felt I should catch up everyone on what has circulated through my mailbox these last few weeks. Also have been sick with a head cold since Thursday, so I never got around to setting up my post for yesterday, which was Sunday. But it's beter late then never.
Ghost Huntress: The Guidance (Book 2) by Marley Gibson
The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II & The Power by L.J. Smith
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Evernight (Special Edition) by Claudia Gray
Dark Eden: Phantom File by Patrick Carman
White Cat by Holly Black
Hunting Kat by Kelly Armstrong
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
Camille by Tess Oliver
Oppression by Jessica Therrien
Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey

For Review
Interrupted by Rachel Coker
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
The Stone Girl by Alyssa B. Sheirmel
Moonstone Series (Books 1-4) by Marilee Brothers
Romeo Redeemed by Stacy Jay
Cross my Heart by Sasha Gould
It's finally here! The cover AND title have been officially released to the public today, March 2nd 2012! So what does everyone think? Leave your thoughts below in the comment section.
David Ellison dreams of acting at Juilliard, but he's expected to attend nearby Stanford University, just like all of his classmates at hard-driving Oak Fields Prep. As if wasting his private school education weren't enough, David is also on track to destroy his relationship with his girlfriend, Ellen, when he finds himself falling for his new co-star, Vanessa.

With David's Juilliard audition approaching, and his relationship teetering on the brink of disaster, Oak Fields is thrown into chaos as a mysterious prankster begins attacking the school's highest achievers, determined to sabotage their college aspirations. Anyone who excels is a potential target, and David, the star of every play, could be next.

From the author of the highly praised The Brothers Torres comes a dangerously insightful book about enduring the pressures of high school, surviving the ins and outs of love, and fighting for your dreams, no matter what. - Goodreads

She feels like a creature out of a fairy tale; a girl who discovers that her bones are really made out of stone, that her skin is really as thin as glass, that her hair is brittle as straw, that her tears have dried up so that she cries only salt. Maybe that's why it doesn't hurt when she presses hard enough to begin bleeding: it doesn't hurt, because she's not real anymore.

High school senior Sarah Beth (Sethie) Weiss is disciplined. She has never cut a class in her life, has never had a grade below a B+, and has always been a favorite among her teachers. Her college applications are finished and she only ate six Ritz crackers today. But even on days when Sethie needs to eat more, there's always the toilet to make up for her mistakes. Sethie manages to get down to 104, and maybe if she works just a little bit harder, becomes a little more disciplined, she can get below 100. Truth be told, Sethie has more to worry about than her relationship with her body; but the deeper she descends into her disorder, the smaller her world gets and the harder it is to see her way out. - Goodreads

All will be revealed for fans who have breathlessly awaited the sizzling sequel to Juliet Immortal. This time Romeo takes center stage and gets one chance, and one chance only, to redeem himself.

Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling back in time to save the life of Ariel Dragland. Unbeknownst to her, Ariel is important to both the evil Mercenaries and the love-promoting Ambassadors and holds the fate of the world in her hands. Romeo must win her heart and make her believe in love, turning her away from her darker potential before his work is discovered by the Mercenaries. While his seduction begins as yet another lie, it soon becomes his only truth. Romeo vows to protect Ariel from harm, and do whatever it takes to win her heart and soul. But when Ariel is led to believe his love is a deception, she becomes vulnerable to Mercenary manipulation, and her own inner darkness may ultimately rip them apart. - Goodreads

In The White Oak, the first book in the Imperfect Darkness series, Cora Alexander falls through a sinkhole and enters the underworld still alive. Her living presence threatens the tyrannical rule of Minos and the infernal judges who have hijacked the afterlife and rebuilt it, trapping human souls in a mechanical, computer-controlled city that lies at the core of the earth. To survive, Cora must rely on her untrustworthy guide, Minotaur, an artificial intelligence built by Minos. She is helped by a mysterious voice, and by Sybil, underworld librarian and author of each person’s book of life. Sybil’s collection holds the key to humankind’s intertwined life stories. When Cora’s own book is destroyed, Sybil gives her a magical golden pen and sends her to the underworld city to write her own destiny. Along the way, Cora finds the ghost of her dead brother, Lucas, a genius programmer who alone is capable of finding the chink in Minos's armor. But will he be able to get Cora out alive, or will they both fall victim to the underworld trap? - Goodreads