Happy Halloween! What fun did you have? + Goodies

This post was supposed to go up a lot sooner. Gomenasai!! m(_ _)m

Jokes:

Why does candy corn stick together?
Because it's cornfused.

What do koalas do on the weekend?
Spend koality time with their family.

heehee

Cool halloween goods:


google's 2011 halloween doddle!

The fun I had:


One of my best bud's is the one driving. I'm the one falling asleep on the right. We went on a mini road trip to San Antonio for a halloween party. Yay! Three hrs drive. Fun!! But I fell asleep...
Wanna know a creepy halloween-y story? On our way there, Mars (that's her nickname created by yours truly) poked me as I was sleeping to ask "Are you alive?" Apparently I got really pale. My lips were really, really white. o.O

The door to a friend's apartment where the halloween party was. 

Me and my Freddy Krueger shirt with my green hat my mommy made me (instead of the actual Freddy K hat tsk tsk I know)

These are SO cool!! I had never seen them before. 

So nifty! Don't drink and drive kids. Don't drink kids. Please. Only juice and water. Ahhh I love capri sun lemonade!!! Ehem.

That's me. I have no idea what I'm doing. And yes, that's a different hat. It twas a gift that's real fun and very, very warm. 


Here's some of my favorite candy for ya:






I looooove those :)


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Author Interview: Justin Dennis


Author Interview Time!! Please welcome the author, Justin Dennis, of Through the Portal. Book #1 in the Through the Portal Trilogy.

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Book synopsis:
What's the worst part of falling through a portal to another world and not being able to get back? When the first person you meet almost gets you killed by a ferocious, fire-breathing dragon. Luckily, Jem and Oliver, two boys who were about to start their first year in high school, are saved by Sierra, a farm girl who is itching to get out of her small town. Together, the three of them set off on a quest to defeat the evil Veroci Regime that is stealing all the magic from the world, but can they do it before the Dragon catches up with them? 


What inspired you to write this book?
Well I've always loved the idea of going to other worlds that have their own story, plus I love Young Adult/Fantasy books. I felt as if the genre was missing something; like their were more worlds to go to and even greater themes to delve into! And of course there always will be more to dig into, but I felt like by writing this book I was fulfilling my part as an author to supply readers with new and interesting ideas. I love to write, and I've always had these ideas floating around in my head--this book was just a great way to lay it all out!

What would you do if you fell through a portal to another world and were unable to get back?
Really, I'd have fun. I don't know what could be more fun! That would be such a once in a lifetime opportunity that I would have to revel in it. Go explore, meet people, solve some mysteries... save the world!

What's the best thing a reader said about your book or something you wish a reader said/felt when reading your book?
The best thing I've heard is that the dialogue between Jem and Oliver is funny. That may not be a huge thing to readers, but to me it was great to hear that my book, which isn't anywhere near a comedy, at least has some witty comedic value. As for what I hope people will feel when reading my book.. I hope they can learn something or relate to something. There are important themes in there and difficult choices that characters have to make. If I can make you feel something strong, I've done my job.

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About the author:
"Hi! I'm Justin. I'm a college student. The college is Whittier College (in California, just outside of LA, but I grew up just outside of Seattle in a little suburb called Sammamish. Yeah, say that three times fast. The city just south of Sammamish? Issaquah. I'm laughing at you right now trying to pronounce that.

Anyway, I love soccer. Played it all my life--until now--because I need to pay for school, and soccer doesn't pay for school: working at Starbucks does. Oh, and writing for the Quaker Campus at my college. Google 'Justin Dennis Quaker Campus', you'll find some of my articles.

Um... I love Harry Potter and His Dark Materials (the Golden Compass one, ring a bell?). Best books ever.

That's about it for me. Well I wrote a book, Through the Portal. And I'm writing two more ('cause it's a trilogy!) I love to write, and I love this story. You just wait, when the trilogy is done it shall be epic.

So yeah, that's me. Justin Dennis. Dennis is my last name. Please don't tell me that it's a first name. Because it's my last name."

-from Goodreads author page

Are there any T.V shows or songs that remind you of your book? 
Avatar: The Last Bender actually reminds me somewhat of my book. None of the characters specifically really, but just the world that it takes place in. It has some similarities to the world I've created, but in many ways it's very different. I love that show though, quality writing.

What's something silly about you (your eyes twitch right before you sneeze or maybe you collect bunny slippers)?
Hmm, I don't have any bunny slippers, but I've got neon orange slippers that I've gotten some weird looks for wearing in public!

What's one (or some) of your all-time favorite book (s) and why?
I love, love, love the Harry Potter Series. I'm sure lots of people say this but it's only risen to that level of popular because it is such high quality literary work. It's so much more than a children's novel. It delves into very complex plots, has incredible symbolism, and thought-provoking themes. I would also have to say the His Dark Materials Trilogy for similar reasons. Intricate plot, great characters, plus I love Pullman's creation of "daemons."

Are you working on anything else right now (a book, setting up a bookshelf, etc.)?
Yes, I'm writing the second book in my trilogy right now. I haven't decided on a title, and I don't know when it will be finished (sorry!) but I'm definitely working on it at every opportunity I get! Not a whole lot of free time for anything else.



Is there anything else you'd like to share with us?
Just remember to eat your veggies, push in your chairs, be nice to your Barista (if you go to Starbucks every morning you know what I'm talking about), and read a lot. If you like to write, write a lot. About anything and every. Get all your ideas down. You never know when you may want to develop one or multiple of them into a story. Oh, and flush public toilets. Really, that's just common courtesy. Please.

Links:
Justin Dennis: Goodreads / Twitter / Website

Through the Portal (ebook): Goodreads / Amazon / Smashwords

What's the word:

"Fantastic read for all ages. I enjoyed this fun, adventurous quest so much. A suspenseful fantasy book...a magical treat." - Chrissy Peebles, author of Agartha's Castaway


"This is a great fantasy book that I enjoyed very much. It has a great plot that produce danger through out with many twist and turns. The characters are quite easy to become involved with and as you read it feels as if you are in the midst of this amazing country or world that the boys have fallen into. There are times one will catch their selves laughing at some of the things that go on between Oliver and Jem.. The author has written a great book and I look forward to the second part of this trilogy. " - Lynn 

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Book Giveaway: Destined (House of Night #9) by P.C and Kristin Cast

If you haven't had the chance to pick up this book after its release this October 25th, then now's your chance. Enter and win!!

I really need to catch up on the series. I stopped reading it after Hunted, but I heard it gets way better. Curiouser and curiouser.

**If you haven't read the previous books beware of spoilers**

Synopsis:
In Destined, the forces of Light and Dark collide as their epic struggle focuses on Tulsa's House of Night. Zoey is home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side and preparing to face off against Neferet. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, he and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together if Rephaim can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow. 

But is Zoey really safe? Does she truly know those who are closest to her? And will love win when it is tested by the very soul of Darkness? Find out what s destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.


Trailer:


Check it:
Book Site / Goodreads / Book Depository / Facebook 

Giveaway:
USA/Canada only
13 yrs and up
Fill out form
Deadline: November 5. Midnight. Central.




*Book cover may not reflect the actual prize image. Prize provided by Zeitghostmedia. 

Good luck!
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Puss in Boots (2011) // Movie Review

Rating: 4/5; Really liked it.

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (tomorrow!!)

Synopsis:
The film is a spinoff prequel to the Shrek series and it follows the character Puss in Boots on his adventures before his first appearance in Shrek 2 in 2004. Accompanied by his sidekicks, Humpty Dumpty and Kitty Softpaws, Puss is pitted against Jack and Jill, two murderous outlaws who discover an ancient power which threatens the world.
-Wikipedia.org

Thoughts:
I got the chance to see Puss in Boots last week, which is somewhat of a spin-off from the Shrek movies. I expected the same humor and similar storyline and of course, there it was. It's quite the enjoyable movie and not only is it humorous (the dancing scenes were the funniest to me, especially that random cat saying "oooh" so watch out for that), but it also has an unexpected (because of the marketing) story about friendship and family. I loved the friendship, but at the same time hated it because of the way it's all wrapped up neatly. Hard to explain without spoilers so I apologize for not going into detail about that.
I highly recommend this movie especially for the kids. I took my 10 and 8 year old cousins to see this and they loved it. My sister (21) and I (20), enjoyed it as well, so I'm sure some adults will feel the same way.
Don't expect a lot of depth towards the end, but do expect it when they're talking about Humpty. To me, this movie was more about him than anyone else. You really got to learn who he was and why he made the choices he made. Puss and Kitty Softpaws were not as developed as I hoped, but they were still amusing, especially together. I had hoped their relationship had been more developed like Shrek and Fiona. I also wish there was more background on Jack and Jill, but there wasn't. I did kind of like their messed up relationship though. Shrug.
What I liked best about the movie was the adventure in the giant's castle. That was immensely fun and the bit where the voices change (because of the thin air up in those clouds high, high above) was hilarious and now I miss it. I liked it that much. Plus, it looked very cool.


3D:
The movie was in 3D, which in the beginning was WONDERFUL. The audience gets to see this beautiful landscape and follows along as the camera zooms over these detailed canyons and world that leads to where Puss is. Other than that, the 3D didn't stand out for me.

Quotes:
"You got any idea what they do to eggs in prison? I'll tell you this...it ain't over easy" - Humpty Alexander Dumpty.

*whispering*"I hear he only drinks whole milk." -one of the characters about Puss in Boots

Trailer:


"Holy frijoles!" haha

Edit:
Oops sorry about the Kitty typo!

Have fun!
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T.V: Vampire Diaries, Dexter, & The Walking Dead

Here I am talking about what I'm watching.

**beware of spoilers if you're not caught up**

The Vampire Diaries - Season 3, Ep 6

Blerg. It's starting off excruciatingly slow (for me). I'm starting to not care.

Dexter - Season 6, Ep 4

It's becoming clearer and clearer that faith is becoming more of an issue in Dexter's life. Interesting. I love how each season there's a major topic that's delved into. I especially love how Dexter's a loving father. This is progress in terms of his Dark Passenger. Fascinating. 
But. The momentum is missing this season. So far anyway. When will it begin??!

The Walking Dead - Season 2, Ep 2
Ah! The first episode was wonderful, but the second ep was not so great. Slow and boring. Didn't care for it. 



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Waiting on Wednesday: Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsay

Release Date: December 8, 2011 - click picture to add to goodreads list
A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny and danger

Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.

Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.



It sounds incredibly fun and entertaining. Just my kind of tale. Can't wait to escape into that world!!


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The Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3) by Kelley Armstrong


Rating: 4/5; Really liked it. 

Release Date: April 2010

Background: This is the third and final book in the Darkest Powers Trilogy. 

Synopsis:
My name is Chloe Saunders. I’m fifteen, and I would love to be normal.
But normal is one thing I’m not.
For one thing, I’m having these feelings for a certain antisocial werewolf and his sweet-tempered brother–who just happens to be a sorcerer–but, between you and me, I’m leaning toward the werewolf.
Not normal.
My friends and I are also on the run from an evil corporation that wants to get rid of us…permanently.
Definitely not normal.
And finally, I’m a genetically altered necromancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying.
As far away from normal as it gets.


Thoughts: 
I love Chloe's voice. She sounds so much like the average girl. I also really like the story. This series is one I would recommend especially to those in middle school who like the supernatural with a bit on the realistic side. The story touches on teenage angst and what the frack you would have to deal with if you were a genetically altered necromancer. Or werewolf. Or witch. Or... you get the idea. 
My main beef with this book is that the  story does not get as developed as much as I would have liked. Other than that, I really liked the book. It was cute, full of action, had suspense, and kept me from doing much else until I was finished. Admittedly, I didn't mind getting a break now and then (especially when it got slow as the supernatural kids on the run were doing nothing but "planning" - could have been shorter I think). A nice and entertaining ending, but sadly not blow-my-mind amazing like I was hoping. 

Resembles: 
Maximum Ride series by James Patterson - because of the almost-never-slowing pace and the supernatural elements

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New To My Playlist #24 + Free Song

NMP = songs I've recently added to my never ending playlist of songs I'll play in a loop unless I have the master list on shuffle. If the song's legally available for free (usually for a limited time for promotional purposes) I shall provide a link. Let me know which you liked and what else you've heard from the artists or if you have anything you'd like to recommend!

"Helplessness Blues" by Fleet Foxes


Found: Amazon - get it for free here
Background: 

"I don't want to sound too political or anything, because this is just my personal thought, but I guess I feel like in being a white male from America, a member of the most privileged sect on earth, I have everything that people all over the earth are fighting for, and sometimes I just feel like I'm not really doing enough with that. That song is basically about that, the desire to cultivate something more than oneself."
-Robin Pecknold  - song writer

"
I was raised up believing I was somehow unique
Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see
And now after some thinking, I'd say I'd rather be a
 functioning cog in some great machinery serving something beyond me"

"Like We Used To" by A Rocket to the Moon

Found: Pandora
Thoughts: Guilty pleasure since I don't love the vocals. 

Resembles: Panic at the Disco!, Safetysuit, The Maine, All Time Low

"Falling Hard" by The Crystal Method Ft. Meiko


Found: Pandora.com
Thoughts: I love Meiko and was excited to hear her on this song. Nice beat and lovely lyrics.



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TV: Dexter, The Walking Dead, & Big Bang

My thoughts on these shows so far.

**spoiler alert if you're not caught up, but I will avoid plot points**

Dexter - Season 6

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This show is starting off slow for me. It doesn't help that Collin's character isn't blowing me away. I saw the preview after the last episode and it looks like it's going to pick up by the next one (significantly so). I can't wait! I hope I'm not disappointed. I'm going nuts here waiting for that feeling I got watching the second half of season 1, all of season 2, and season 5. Now THAT is TV! I want to get that feeling where I am about to burst with suspense that I have to pause the show to take a breather because it's just that intense. Patience, patience.

The Walking Dead - Season 2 (remember, this time it's 13 eps long!!!!)

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Holy chipotle sauce!! The first episode was MIND BLOWING (pun totally intended)!! I was watching it with my sister in between classes (we could not wait another second) and we both freaked out with nerves as we were watching it. This season started off very well, fast paced, and nail bitingly amazing. I'm going crazy having to wait a whole entire week for the second episode. I knew that something like that would happen (avoiding spoilers here), but it still freaked me out. I had to pause the ep at a certain point because I was freaking out (so was my sister). We really needed to take a breather. I'm telling you - INTENSE!

Big Bang Theory - Season 5

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This season is also starting off pretty slowly. The last season didn't blow me away. I'm still looking forward to the rest of the seasons, but I'm not jumping up and down with excitement about it. That makes me extremely sad because I love Sheldon/Jim Parsons (a fellow Houstonian!). 


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The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner // Book Review

Rating: 3/5; It was okay. I liked it.

Release Date: October 2010

Background: Book #2 in the Maze Runner series. Check out my thoughts on Maze Runner #1. Don't you just love the book covers?

** can be spoiler-y if you haven't read the first book **

Synopsis:
Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to.
In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety . . . until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.
Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated—and with it, order—and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim . . . and meal.
The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Thomas can only wonder—does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?

Thoughts:

This one is a lot more bloody and gory than the first. Things start to get slightly more "real" for the small amount of people left. They have to, as before, fight for their survival. Unlike the previous book (what a GREAT start), this one is really slow and was hard for me to get through. I expected non-stop action/misadventure as these kids fight to save their lives, but instead we get a bunch of planning and hiding. I'm sorry, but that bored the heck out of me. Come on James, step it up. Please, please, have the third book blow me away like the first book did. There were a few "scenes" with the Cravers/zombies and a few with new monsters/creations that were very fun/nail biting, but sadly, this only occurred about a handful of times. I'm the type of person that likes these "scenes" to happen often. That's just my personal preference. At the very least, I prefer there not to be anything slow going on. 
I recommend you guys skim often and understand that things get a bit boring in this one. Another thing that irked me was all those unanswered questions (some of which still don't get answered). It was unnerving. I get that the reader is supposed to feel as lost as the characters, but sometimes it was just too much for me to be okay with. Even though I found it to be slow and slightly annoying, the last third of the book is very suspenseful and full of action/misadventures. I could not flip the pages fast enough then. It was wonderful (even though it was kind of scary and nail-biting). If you haven't begun this series yet, I highly recommend it.

I'm immensely excited to read the last book in this series!

Resembles: 
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry - because in both books we have zombies (Cravers are basically zombies)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - because of the kids fighting for survival in a post-aspocalyptic world.
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami - ditto
Lost (T.V show) - because of all the annoying unanswered questions that continue to just pile up and pile up


*book was my own copy
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Waiting on Wednesday: The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

Release Date: December 8, 2011 - click cover to add to goodreads list/s

Dry, sarcastic, sixteen-year-old Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine - a place known for the miraculous events that occur there. But it's undeniable that strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingoes in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious envelope containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies. As Cam checks each item off the list, she finally learns to believe - in love, in herself, and even in miracles.

A debut novel from an immensely talented new writer, The Probability of Miracles crackles with wit, romance and humor and will leave readers laughing and crying with each turn of the page.

Wow, it sounds like it has everything, including a sad tale. Curious, very. 

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New to My Playlist #23


NMP = songs I've recently added to my never ending playlist of songs I'll play in a loop unless I have the master list on shuffle. If the song's legally available for free (usually for a limited time for promotional purposes) I shall provide a link. Let me know which you liked and what else you've heard from the artists or if you have anything you'd like to recommend!


"How to Love" by Lil' Wayne



Found: Radio. 

Thoughts: Been listening to this one since it came out. Niiiice track. 


"Kiss with a Fist" by Florence + The Machine
Found: Pandora.com  
Thoughts: This is an old one. So catchy and with interesting lyrics. 

Tidbit: 
"Kiss with a fist is NOT a song about domestic violence.

it is about two people pushing each other to phsycological extremes because they love each other.
the song is not about one person being attacked, or any actual physical violence, there are no victims in this song.
sometimes the love two people have for each other is a destructive force. but they cant have it any other way,
because its what holds them together, they enjoy the drama and pushing each others buttons.
the only way to express these extreme emotions is with extreme imagery, all of which is fantasism and nothing in the song is based on reality.

leona lewis's bleeding love isn't actually about her bleeding.
this isnt really about punching someone in the face. thank you and goodnight. x"
-Florence and the Machine's MySpace


"Prism #1" by Stateless.
Found: their album "Stateless" where "Bloodstream" is from. I love that song more than...whatever, just a lot. 




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In My Mailbox: new girl new girl newgirlnewgirl

oh dear! who's getting addicted to the new Zooey Deschanel show, New Girl? *raises hand* me me me mememememe!! Okay it seems like it's getting lame, but I still have some shred of hope it will go into a great direction where it will become a great and memorable show. *Shrugs*. Now I just have to wait another week before I see a new ep. *Sighs*

Anywho.

This is what I got this past few weeks -

Review:


Burned by THomas Enger (Norwegian bestseller)
Release Date: October 4

Uncovering class divisions, racial conflicts, and tangled emotions, this gritty, shocking

novel of suspense heralds the arrival of a major new talent.



Henning Juul is a veteran investigative crime reporter in Oslo, Norway. A horrific fire killed his six-year-old son, cut scars across his face, and ended his marriage, and on his first day back at the job after the terrible tragedy a body is discovered in one of the city’s public parks. A beautiful female college student has been stoned to death and buried up to her neck, her body left bloody and exposed. The brutality of the crime shakes the whole country, but despite his own recent trauma – and the fact that his ex-wife’s new boyfriend is also on the case - Henning is given the assignment.  When the victim’s boyfriend, a Pakistani native, is arrested, Henning feels certain the man is innocent. This was not simply a Middle Eastern-style honor killing in the face of adultery – it was a far more complicated gesture, and one that will drag Henning into a darkness he’s never dreamed of.


Sounds very interesting and has gotten very positive reviews. Curious!

Won:


Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Won at A Good Addiction - thanks again!

Will Elise’s love life be an epic win or an epic fail?
At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point:
As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school—not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects.
As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton isn’t exactly on everyone’s must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list.
When Elise’s beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince’s best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl on campus. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long.


Excited! I adore love stories. Girl, can't help it"

Bought:


Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is navigating through the strange worlds of love, drugs, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", and dealing with the loss of a good friend and his favorite aunt.


 Bought this as part of a gift for a friend. Go read it if you haven't already. It's re-readable, giftable, everything but edible. Okay, maaaaybe even that. :D

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Real Steel // Movie Review

Rating: 4/5; Really liked it.

Release Date: October 7, 2011 (U.S)

Background: 
Based on the short story by Richard Matheson - later adapted into the Twilight Zone episode "Steel."

Synopsis:
In the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his -- son Max to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback. 

Thoughts:
I took my 9 year old cousin to see this one thinking he would love it, and sure enough he did. I honestly didn't expect it to be my kind of movie, but I actually found myself enjoying it. I'm not the type to like watching any type of sport (playing them is a different story - and yes, I suck at everything except foosball, but that's not really a sport and I can hit a baseball somewhat well), especially not boxing. In this movie, it's robot boxing which honestly makes it a lot easier to watch (especially if you get queasy when humans fight). I though the robots were AMAZING (they are a mix of real live robots and CGI)! If you have a little boy in your life, you must take him to see this! I don't know if girls will like this one, depends on what they like, but this movie is very exciting (it will have you biting your nails like my cousin and thinking "who's going to win??!! who's going to win?!") and has a story about a man who does not want to be a father (to him, it's too late to start). I'm sure you know where the storyline will go, but the trip there is a recommended watch.

Trailer:



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New to My Playlist #22

NMP = songs I've recently added to my never ending playlist of songs I'll play in a loop unless I have the master list on shuffle. If the song's legally available for free (usually for a limited time for promotional purposes) I shall provide a link. Let me know which you liked and what else you've heard from the artists or if you have anything you'd like to recommend!


"The Christmas Song" by Catherine Feeny


Found: Spotify. 

Thoughts: Never too early for Christmas ;)Resembles: Meiko, Ingrid Michaelson


"Different Stars" by Trespassers William

Found: Pandora.com  
Thoughts: Gosh darn, it's so dang beautiful! I love it. Can't get enough of it. Perfect song for a drive. 

Resembles: "West Coast" by Coconut Records - the lyrics are somewhat similar. 

"Hotblack" by Oceanship.

Found: Friend's recommendation. 
Thoughts: Beautiful, sad, even sadder video. Curse that heartbreaking sheep!!!


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T.V: New Girl News & The Walking Dead S. 2

So.

The next new ep of New Girl will be in two weeks (Nov. 1) instead of, well, yesterday. Grr.

Thanks X Factor. For absolutely nothing. (I want to see if New Girl will develop into something extremely awesome!)

What will tide me over? Oh yes, THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 2 (13 episodes!!) heck yeeeees!!!!! I LOVE this realistic zombie show. It's great & wonderful (in a horror-like way). What will happen this next season?? Hmmm.

Starts this Sunday, October 16 at AMC. :)


If you haven't started this series. You really need to catch up. It's great. I'm telling you. If you like zombies, intense scenes (with zombies!!!), and a realistic story about what would happen if there were a zombie apocalypse, then this is the show for you. First season, sadly has 6 episodes, but on the brightside, it will be easier to catch up. Excited!! :)

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Waiting on Wednesday: Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim

Re-release Date: December 6, 2011 - click cover to add to goodreads list/s

When Derek Kirk Kim (The Eternal Smile) published his debut graphic novel back in 2003, it made an immediate stir. The story about a group of young people navigating adulthood and personal relationships is told with such sympathy and perception that the book was immediately hailed as an important new work.
Seven years later, it’s clear that Same Difference has won a place among the great literature of the last decade. It stands not only with Fun Home, Persepolis, and American Born Chinese as a lasting graphic novel, but with much of the best fiction of this young century. Derek’s distinctive voice as an author, coupled with his clear, crisp, expressive art has made this story a classic. And this classic is now back in print, in a deluxe edition from First Second.

It sounds really great and boy am I immensely curious. 

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Book Giveaway: My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody

Oooh check this one out. It looks/sounds like a fun, quick read. Maybe one of the books for Thanksgiving break coming up?


Synopsis:
Brooklyn Pierce, a fifteen year-old girl notorious for making bad decisions, enlists the help of the online blog reading population to vote on how she should live her life. But some things in life simply aren't a choice...like who you fall in love with.





Trailer: 


The trailer is cute. I wish it were a T.V show. I'd check it out.

Rules:
US & Canada
Fill out form

Deadline: October 15th


Jessica Brody: Site / Tour / Goodreads


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New to My Playlist #21


NMP = songs I've recently added to my never ending playlist of songs I'll play in a loop unless I have the master list on shuffle. If the song's legally available for free (usually for a limited time for promotional purposes) I shall provide a link. Let me know which you liked and what else you've heard from the artists or if you have anything you'd like to recommend!


"A Little Bit Stronger" by Leighton Meester (Sara Evans cover)



Found: Country Strong soundtrack (ah! Garrett Hedlund!). The movie's alright. 
Thoughts: I'm liking her version better than the original. 


"Bottle" by Texture Like Sun



Found: We All Want Someone
Thoughts: Damn! That voice!


"A Happening" by Hyperstory



Found: Pandora.com
Resembles: "What I'm Looking For" by Brendan Benson (I'm reminded of this one, don't know why since it doesn't really resemble it much)


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Waiting on Wednesday: Winter Town by Stephen Emond

Release Date: December 5, 2011 - click the cover to add to your goodreads list!

Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The former "girl next door" now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, "Old Lucy" still exists, and he's determined to find her... even if it means pissing her off.

Garden State meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist in this funny and poignant illustrated novel about opposites who fall in love.

I loved Garden State and I liked Stephen Emond's Happyface so I'm quite excited about this one. I read an excerpt from Happyface and...ahhh excited! :)

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