Moved to a new blog platform!! TUMBLR!!

Lookie!!! Just switched everything over (all the posts took a few days even with a website) and finally! Back in business. Well, not really a business, but ya know what I mean. ;)

Follow the new site please since I'll delete this one soon.

(ha!! what a goof. I forgot the link, of course. Thanks Ms. Claudia!)

~~T.V and Book Addict~~

Movie Review: Moonrise Kingdom

Rating: 5/5; loved it.

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down -- which might not be such a bad thing.


I'm twelve times happier that I saw this movie before it was in theaters. It was free, but you know what this cheapo girl did? I saw it twice more with some friends I knew would love it (had to get them hooked because that's what a friend does, right?). 
I am going to have a difficult time putting to words the feelings I have for this movie. It is now my all-time favorite movie. A wonderfully and whimsically told movie about a boy and a girl who fall in love and run away into the wild together. One is a troubled boy scout without parents who is acquainted with the wild and the other is also a troubled girl, but with parents who are lost in life. They run away together because they love each other and they run away because they want to get away from the civilization that they find to be a let down. 
The beginning of the story is sad and slow moving as you come to understand the protagonists. You feel sad as you find out about what they run away from - boring and unhappy lives surrounded by all these lost adults. Then you feel happy and hopeful as you realize what they are about to do. From then on, it just keeps getting better with all the shenanigans going on left and right. 
If you like these type of stories, you will love this movie! The dialogue - oh the dialogue! It's as amazing as the story and the music. It will be tough for you to dislike this movie (obviously unless you dislike these type of tales). The places they go and the adventures they have while a large part of their town is out looking for them is breathtaking and fun! 

Seriously, I loved everything about it. From the music, story, characterization, dialogue, all the way to the font! I found no fault in this film. :)


The movie is out now, available on youtube for $4, on Netflix. You have no excuse! 

~~T.V and Book Addict~~

My Addiction: Oliver Jeffers (Author & Illustrator)

So the addiction bug bit me and here are the results...

I am now addicted to Oliver Jeffers who has written several books and has illustrated most of them. I love illustrators and I am oh so happy that some of his books have been translated to Spanish. I will add them to my teacher collection mwahaha!

Some examples:

I read Como atrapar una estrella and aww it's adorable! Review to come after I collect them all!

Oliver Jeffers: Goodreads // Website // Tumblr 

~~T.V and Book Addict~~

T.V: Game of Thrones

That pretty much sums up how ridiculous the wait was. I skipped out on getting an 8 page paper done way ahead of time, just so I could see the premiere on Sunday. How can I wait one more day? A 307th? Don't think so, professor. 

On my mind right now:

I'm SO psyched it's back!
OMG, there are so many things I want to know, hurry up!
When will I see Simon (Iwan Rheon)?!
Can each episode be longer than an hour please? 
On to continuing the books because I just can't wait...

~~T.V and Book Addict~~

Waiting on Wednesday: Bluebird by Bob Staake

Release Date: April 9, 2013

"Like nothing you have seen before," raves Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. 

In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying, and the importance of friendship. In this emotional picture book, readers will be captivated as they follow the journey of a bluebird as he develops a friendship with a young boy and ultimately risks his life to save the boy from harm. Both simple and evocative, this timeless and profound story will resonate with readers young and old. 

Bob Staake has been working on this book for 10 years, and he believes it is the story he was born to write.

I absolutely, positively NEED this book in my life!!

Let the pictures speak for themselves:

WoW hosted by Breaking the Spine.

~~T.V and Book Addict~~

Cool Beans: Funny/Cool Tidbits

Cool Beans features some fun things I've come across (through emails, sites, etc.) that others might be interested in.

Ever since I read "Why We Broke Up" by Daniel Handler a.k.a Lemony Snicket, I've been addicted to The Why We Broke Up Project. Here is one of the recent entries: 
"We broke up because you had a tattoo of an eye on your ankle, and when i asked you why, you just told me “The world is quiet here.” Oh, and you watched stupid movies with zombies and snowmen in them."
How could she not know the reference to A Series of Unfortunate Events!! It's only one of the best series ever! It's ironic that the poster didn't know she was posting this on the website of the guy who wrote the story about the eye. tsk tsk 


it’s called malcom in the middle not malcom on the left
hahaha this cracked me up!!

haha! One of the recent hastag segments on Jimmy Fallon was #misheard lyrics. The above was one of the funniest ones.


Love this. 

~~T.V and Book Addict~~

New To My Playlist #41

This is what's new to my most listened to playlist and how it came into my life (so grateful for music). 
"Lies" by Marina and the Diamonds

Found: best friend
Favorite lines:
I don't want to admit that we're not gonna fit, no I'm not the type that you like, why don't we just pretend? Lies...I can't let you go, I just want it to be perfect, to believe in something worth the fight. Lies. 

So sad!! *tear*
Resembles: the lyrics remind me of the topic of "Echoes of Silence" by The Weeknd and also "Our Deal" by Best Coast

"Fuiste Tu"by Ricardo Arjona ft. Gaby Moreno

Found: On spotify. 
Favorite lines: 
tenerte fue una foto tuya puesta en mi cartera, un beso y verte ser pequeño por la careterra / having you was having your photo in my wallet, a kiss and watch you grow smaller on the street

la luz del neon del barrio sabe que estoy tan cansada / the neon light on the neighborhood knows that I'm so tired

"If You Wanna" by The Vaccines

Found: A best buddy of mine
Resembles: The Kooks
Favorite lines: 
I don't wanna do things independently, But I can't make you stay. That's what all the friends I do not like as much as you say.

I like how he says "that's what all the friends I do not like as much as you say" because it reminds me of how sometimes, no matter what, your brain just refuses to listen to the people that you love and that think more clearly than you. Plus, you may think, "egh I don't even like them as much as that person I'm in love with" so you'll just ignore them. 

"Little Bit" by Lykke Li

Found: best buddy
[this is actually from an interview with Lykke Li] "Little Bit refers to a very specific situation. It's not a happy song - it's about me being in love with you and you're not in love with me and I gave you all my body. It's not humourous. It's tragic."

~~T.V and Book Addict~~

The Avengers // Movie Review

Rating: 5/5; Loved it!

Release Date: May 4, 2012 (US)

Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

Honestly, why bother even reading this? You know you'll watch it anyway.
I'll share my thoughts either way.
Watch it. It completely lives up to the hype in every way imaginable. Joss Whedon directed this so well it hurts. The writing was great, the fight scenes and action were too amazing I could barely stay still, and I just can't wait to see it again!

Look forward to:
fun action
witty jokes at just the right moments
hot guys and gals
after the end credits there is of course an additional scene
a surprisingly charming and great new Hulk (although I'm still in love with Edward Norton's)
exciting fight scenes - not just with the baddies, there's also:

  • Iron Man vs Thor
  • Hulk vs Thor (hilarious!!)
  • Captain America vs Thor vs Iron Man
  • Black Widow vs Hawkeye (highlight to view possible spoiler)

Guys, this movie was just too fun. Every kid's, movie watcher's, etc's dream.

Don't look forward to:
the loss of a favorite character *tear*
3D - I saw this advance screening in 3D and I do not recommend you fork out the extra bucks for it. It didn't really add anything to the movie. It didn't mess it up either, but it just didn't make it worth it in my humble opinion
the end just because it was over  - I want more NOW!

Favorite Quotes (don't read if you don't want possible spoilers):
Tony Stark: When they come, and they WILL come, they'll come for you. 
Loki: I have an army. 
Tony Stark: We have a Hulk. 
Loki: I thought the beast had wandered off... 

Thor: You people are so petty... and tiny. 

Thor: He's my brother 
Natasha Romanoff: He killed 80 people in 2 days 
Thor: ...He's adopted 

Loki: [Hulk and Loki fighting. Everything stops] I am a God! I am not going to be bullied by a... 
[Hulk grabs him by the legs and throws him around
Loki: [Loki is stunned by what happened and cannot get back up
The Hulk: [Hulk strutting away] Puny God. 

Pepper Potts: Phil, how are you? 
Tony Stark: Phil? His first name is Agent. 


Look what type of 3D glasses I got at the screening and a coolio poster!

The blue one is Captain America themed and the red and gray one is Thor themed (my favorite Avenger!). I also really wanted The Hulk one. It was green and angry looking. 

~~T.V and Book Addict~~
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