Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

This is our Halloween post! So Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful day. This is also going to be my wrap up post. I didn't exactly follow schedule, but I tried... Which has to count for something right?! So I read 5 books, 1 naughty short story (with a naughty cover, so I didn't show it here, but it's Hannah's Choice by Selena Kitt) and 1 comic issue, I had a whole lot more on my list, but it's over now :) I'm pretty happy with what I read and some of the reviews are already up. I'll link them in the bottom. Enjoy!

**Covers link to Goodreads**

What did you read to get
 in the Halloween spirit?
Leave a comment or a 
link to your site :)

Thought this was cute!
It's a scream panda!

Waiting on Wednesday: Meant to Be

Waiting On Wednesday #12! 
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Expected Publication: Nov. 13, 2012

Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question. 

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.

[Goodreads - Amazon - B&N]

This book sounds adorable!
I think it'll be a really cute story.

What book are you waiting on?
Leave me a comment and let me
know, or a link if you have a blog :)

Have a great one guys!
And Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Movie Review: That's My Boy

Everyone has a teenage crush... Donny's went a little too far.

 Amazon - Official Site

While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday.

Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. 

Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.

Release Date: June 15, 2012
DVD Release: October 16, 2012

-Adam Sandler
-Andy Samberg
-Leighton Meester
-Susan Sarandon
-Vanilla Ice
-James Caan
-Milo Ventimiglia
-Blake Clark
-Meagen Fay
-Tony Orlando
-Will Forte
-Rachel Dratch
-Nick Swardson
-Peggy Stewart

Favorite Scenes:
-That's my boy
-The baseball game
-Fighting at the church.
-Bachelor party.
-The whole bachelor party night. 
-The wedding.

My Thoughts:
I really thought this was a great, funny movie. I've always loved Adam Sandler, but his last movie Jack & Jill really sucked. I think he really made a good come back with this movie. And Andy Samberg is hot! Who doesn't love him?! I felt bad for Todd, his dad was so weird and old school and so not famous anymore, but it all ended well. I really liked when the 'big secret' was revealed. I thought it was so funny how they didn't really think it was a big deal. 

Screenshots :)

Did you go see That's 
My Boy this summer?
Did you like it?
Leave a comment :)

Monday, October 29, 2012

My 2 Cents: Jenny Pox

"Avoid Her Like The Plague"

This will be my second 2 Cents post. I did the first on A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger. I'll link it here if you want to check it out. 

Since I'll be talking about all the crazy scenes, it will obviously have a lot of spoilers. I suggest not reading any farther if you haven't read the book. Even if you don't plan on reading it, I still don't think you should read this post, you'll see all the awesome scenes you missed and will probably want to read it :) If you want to read my review of this book with no spoilers: you can do that here. 

This is obviously my 2 cents on Jenny Pox. I'm not picking it apart, not harping on the writing or what the author did that I didn't like or anything like that. Just talking about what happened in the book that made me really think wow! Or something that I really want to talk about with other people, so I'm spilling it here. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Did a Little Thrift Shopping

This is just a little haul. I did a little shopping at my thrift book store. I had a few credits to use up. I was really surprised that I found Such a Rush for only $5. They usually never have newer books, so I had to grab that. And The DaVinci Code was only $2, even though I haven't read Angels & Demons yet, I had to get it. Eventually I'll get the first and read them. 

A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers. 

When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly.

Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she’s the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent’s not paid. At fourteen, she’s the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip.

But there’s one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.

By the time she’s a high school senior, Leah has become a good enough pilot that Mr. Hall offers her a job flying a banner plane. It seems like a dream come true . . . but turns out to be just as fleeting as any dream. Mr. Hall dies suddenly, leaving everything he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. And they’re determined to keep the banner planes flying.

Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business—until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly.

An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveiled at last.

While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

**This book is intended for mature audiences**

My Thoughts:
So, finally my review of the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey... I've noticed that people either love this book or hate this book. And by love, I mean actually think it's one of the best books of 2012. And exactly the opposite for hate, dislikers really hate this book. They think it's a worthless piece of literature. I actually fall somewhere in the middle, but since you have to pick one side. I would say I actually did like this book, the others, not so much. But this is the review for the first book only, so I'll leave the other stuff out.

About the sex scenes... They are awkward, but Anastasia is an awkward person. And especially with how different her and Christian are, how could it have not been awkward?! To me, this is not 'erotica'... it's an adult romance book with kinda edgy sex and weird names for their private parts. But if you like a little of the kinky stuff, some of the sex when he ties her up and blind folds her is pretty hot in my opinion. Although nothing like Zane, which is some of the best/hottest erotica I've ever read. 

Let's talk about Miss Anastasia. Anastasia's feelings and emotions were very realistic, she said that no one had ever peaked her interest before. So she'd never had a boyfriend or brought a guy home or been in love. I thought it was cute the way she liked him and was instantly smitten by him. But the fact that she is in college and has never had a boyfriend -is crazy unrealistic. Could it happen? Sure. They are still pure woman in this world, who would rather focus on school and her future than stupid boys. But you would assume those girls are nerds with no friends, and are possibly not beautiful. But that's not the case with her, so it actually is quite unrealistic for me.

Let's talk about Christian. No doubt he acts weird and you obviously know that something is going on with him, but let's face it: He is "OH MY GOD" kind of hot! Love or hate the book- you still will probably be obsessed with Christian Grey! He's so mysterious and intense, but he does get annoying at times. Especially with how 'powerful' he is, or rather- thinks he is. Christian is pretty intimidating... So the fact that the first few sex scenes were really awkward was fine with me, I think it fit perfectly. I also loved to read their emails, aside from the few really serious ones, they made me smile. They would also have catchy, creative subject titles that they would change every email. It was adorable.

I'm sure most of you know by now, that this is in fact fan fiction. It is based off Twilight. At first I didn't see it, but after watching this video, I totally saw it. I recommend watching the video after reading the book as it does have spoilers. So, I read somewhere that for publication: the title was changed, and a little of the writing was also. When I started reading the book, I didn't know that it was fan fiction, so I'm treating it as a real book. It was published and that's what it is to me.

There's just something about the writing in this book that drove me crazy:
1. Her subconscious- it was overused, the way she would talk about what it was saying to her or how it was standing or posing or making facial expressions at her. It was like huh? Let's be realistic here. Yes it helps describe how her subconscious was trying to help her read certain situations and emotions, but it was all the time! 
2. Her inner goddess.. I was talking to my friend, who has read the books, and she says that the inner goddess and subconscious are different people. And I've read some reviews that said that they're the same. I honestly have no idea. She used both all the time. Maybe I just ran the two together. No sure. 
3. And the way she describes the sex scenes. She has weird names for their private parts. But it could just be me, I guess I'm more of a come right out and say the word kind of person. So it bugged me a little. 
I also used Fifty Shades for
one of my Swoon Thursdays.
You can see it here

Did you read Fifty Shades?
Did you like it? Hate it?
Leave me a comment :)
And let's talk about it. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Dark Shadows.... Again?!

"Strange is Relative"

Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). 

A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. 

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets.

-Johnny Depp
-Michelle Pfeiffer
-Helena Bonham Carter
-Eva Green
-Chloƫ Grace Moretz
-Gulliver McGrath
-Bella Heathcote
-Jackie Earle Haley
-Johnny Lee Miller
-Christopher Lee
-Alice Cooper

Release Date: May 11, 2012
DVD Release: October 2, 2012

Favorite Parts:
-When they found him and let him out.
-The "happening"... Haha, aka party.
-When they're getting it on.
-The ending.

Reasons to watch it:

-Johnny Depp is amazing... As always.
-The special effects were awesome! ... The way she shattered at the end!!
-And obviously because it's Tim Burton!
-It's actually kinda funny at times.

Love these posters:

Now for Screenshots :)

As you already know,
Nika reviewed this one
already, you can view it
here, but I really wanted
to watch it too. Hope you
liked it. Enjoy everyone :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Movie Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

"As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan."

While watching the previews for this movie, it looked like a good movie, but didn't really jump out at me. I wasn't really anxious and excited to watch it, but I'm glad I finally did. It was actually a really good movie.

Everything about this movie was cute. And funny, don't forget it's a comedy. I think I felt every emotion possible while watching this movie, I can't believe how attached to characters I got. Dodge was such a sweet guy, he was genuinely nice and he cared about Penny when he didn't really know her.

I was really surprised that he went to work after it was announced on the news that this asteroid was going to hit earth. I think that was one of the funniest parts. Him selling the "Apocalypse Package" or whatever it was. Bottom line is: I laughed, I cried, I was sad, happy, anxious, hopeful, mad, and annoyed at times. And it's everything I wanted to be. I most definitely recommend this movie. Personally, it's one of my favorite movies of 2012.

-Steve Carell
-Keira Knightley
-Adam Brody
-Connie Britton
-Rob Corddry
-Melanie Lynskey
-Patton Oswalt
-Nancy Carell
-Mark Moses
-Martin Sheen
-William Peterson
-Tonita Castro

Release Date: June 22, 2012
DVD Release: October 23, 2012

Favorite Scenes:
-The 'last supper' party.
-Trying to move the car in the riot.
-Everything about their adventure.
-Elsa the maid coming every week. 
-Him going to work and selling the Apocalypse package.

Screenshots :)

Have you seen Seeking a Friend?
What did you think of it?

Are you planning on seeing it?
You should! :)
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