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Nov 30, 2011

It is almost the end of a new year. I have yet to stay on top of my blog but you know what. I SHALL! I have read so many great books and seen so many great movies. Sometimes we don't have the means to travel the world but books take us all over and let us experience things we might not be able to.

Oct 19, 2011

Monster High by Lisi Harrison


I just finished 3 of the book sin this series and sad to say it may be a very teen book but I LOVE IT!!! Its a whole new take on the old. The way that they characters are written is both funny and real (as real as children of monsters can be) teen drama.







This weekend I went shopping and found two dolls based on the books. Little did I know that I was NOT the only one to read these great books; and today as I was shopping online for dolls for my goddaughter I ran across something pretty awesome. She has a website! A whole site based on these great characters, its teen/monster drama and I love it.

http://www.monsterhigh.com/





Sep 18, 2011

Beastly by Alex Finn

Beastly by Alex Finn is an intriguing book. The storyline of course is based of the classic beauty and the beast only with a twist. This book was also made into a movie made by CBS Corporation.



Kyle is a rich spoiled mean guy who winds up making the wrong girl angry. He upsets a witch named Kendra and she in turn makes him into a beast whom is ashamed of going out and completely turns his world around. His own father sends him away out of shame (which shows you what kind of life he was raised to lead), to live alone with a maid and tutor. Alone and away from everyone he begins to change even changing his name to Adrian and with his change comes a gift that allows him to look out in the world and once he looks out he sees a former classmate, Lindy, of his whom he always ignored. He falls for her and wants to protect her so she is brought to him in the same beauty and the beast , fathers fault, way. In turn we know the ending but it was a very romantic young love type of thing. I love the way he flowed the story together and made modern life adjust to old love story.

I also took the time to watch Beastly staring Vanessa Hudgens as Lindy and Alex Pettyfer as Kyle/Adrian. The film adaption was one of those that missed alot of the story. It still had the same story line but at the same time I felt that some of the things in the book that were more raw and real were lost in the way that the production wanted it to look hip. It was still the same story line but the beast was completely different then the book described. trying to make  him look more artistic and lovely then a beast. Her fathers reasons were for her protection when in reality it was due to his being on the street and her life in danger. It was enjoyable but I preferred the book to the movie more.


Jun 18, 2011

MIA

I have been MIA for a while but I am now back. I have finished so many great books and its about time I review them. I am also returning to my bikram yoga class after months of not going. Lets see how my body deals with this one. The new trend I am seeing in hollywood is also many new shows and movies based off of books. The sad thing is many people dont know that the books "created" the movies and TV shows they love. I am begining a quest of sorts to review these books and compare them to the movies/tv shows that are inspired by them. I also have many more pics to upload of all the beautiful postcards I have received through post-crossing. So much to come and I hope you enjoy it all.

Feb 14, 2011

Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo

I just finished reading Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo. It was one of those books that you either immediately get into or cant finish. To me it was one that I read in a single sitting. I loved it. It was a role reversal of the slave trade. Instead of being taken from Afrika the slaves came from Europa. It was a story of
the life of the slave "Doris" renamed "Omorenomwara" by her slave master; it starts from her wanting to escape back to her family; after years in slavery. Throughout the book there are flashbacks to the past to when she was taken from her home, her first masters, her pain and her quest to freedom. Their was also a part of the book that was from the masters point of view as well.
It was written quite well and had parts that had you laughing, gasping, and crying. I honestly enjoyed it. In regards to the role reversals, it might have just been me but it was difficult when hearing about the travel in the ship and the treatment of the slaves to not picture what actually happened instead of the imaginary reversal of roles.

Highly Recommended.

Feb 8, 2011

So many movies so little time.

I have recently been blessed/cursed with no cable at my home. Cursed because sadly I have been missing episodes of my favorite shows blessed because it has given me the opportunity to go to Redbox and rent a bunch of movies.

Soon I'll take time to post all my new movie reviews.