Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

I feel like I say this every post but... It's been a while since I've had the chance to blog... as I'm sure you've noticed... sorry. This school thing keeps getting in the way. :) I have still been reading a decent amount though so I'm sure to have some new reviews up soon. In the meantime here is a Teaser Tuesday, a meme hosted by Should be Reading. ... I know it's Wednesday... but I don't care... I wanna do a teaser. ;)

How do you do it?
1. Grab the book you're reading.
2. Open to a random page. 
3. Select two teaser worthy sentences.
4. Post 'em. 

This weeks Teaser Tuesday is from:
Supernaturally by Kiersten White

'"Yup. I'll be fine. And if I had Tasey, I'd probably just us it on Jack."
I hoped for a laugh, but Lend sighed and nodded. "I'll see you tomorrow night then."
"Yeah." I leaned in a was rewarded with a quick kiss, our lips barely brushing. Stupid, stupid Jack.'

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Can't Stop Gushing About...

I was being very diligent doing my math homework... and then BAM my calculator runs out of batteries, and naturally I'm at the library instead of my apartment and did not bring any spare batteries. Unfortunately, I still have another hour that I have to put into the math here at the library in order to fulfill my 2 hours a week. SO... my plan... stay signed in... and instead of doing math... I'll blog. :) There is really a lot of things that I can't stop gushing about this week. Here is just a taste of the runners up for the week:

1. Dance Moms on Lifetime - It is sooo awful... But I love it so much! I can sit and watch this show for hours.
2. Adele -21 - This Album is GOLD! I think it is soooo wonderful! I love Adele!
3. My boyfriend - ;) Not gonna lie... I gush about him all the time... but I'm also not a crazy person who posts all about her boyfriend on her book blog... and I don't want you all to puke... or Nic to puke... Nic would puke.
4. Boy Meets World - Previously mentioned boyfriend bought me the first 4 seasons for my birthday. :) We've been watching up a storm.
5. Les Mis- This post will come eventually, I am so in love with this musical... and hey they're making it into a movie.
6. Hunger Games- this post will come later too... probably right after or right before the movie is released.
7. Fairy Tale Influenced Entertainment- Once Upon a Time, Mirror Mirror, the new Kristen Stewart movie thats coming out about Snow White and the Huntsman that I can't remember the title to right now. I love this kind of stuff.

SO many good options right?! I bet you are sitting at the edge of your desk chair/bed/kitchen table in anticipation to find out what the chosen Gush is this week...

This week I can't stop gushing about...

Sappy Romance Movies

I figured it was appropriate considering it's almost Valentines Day and all. I, personally, am not a huge fan of the "holiday." It's pretty much a day that puts pressure on a relationship or reminds the single that they are in fact... single. I just think it's kind of a pointless day and that if you are in a relationship you should be showing each other how much you love them everyday. However... one great thing about Valentines day... The movies. BECAUSE it's Valentines day... I can sucker Jared into watching a MAJOR chick flick because it's supposed to be a romantic day. ;) So I thought I'd make a little list of my personal favorite Sappy Romance Movies. 

1. Tristan and Isolde: I am a sap for forbidden love... and James Franco might be the sexiest man ever to walk the earth. What's more... He's a kick ass actor. He portrays the heartbroken, conflicted man SOOO well... It's SOOO amazing. I could watch this movie on repeat. 

2. The Notebook: You can't talk about Sappy Romance Movies and not bring up The Notebook. It really is like the Queen of the category after all. Rachel McAdams is one of my favorite actresses, and Ryan Gosling is another actor that just plays heartbroken SOO well. It's just such a beautiful movie. 

3. Time-Travelers Wife: Rachel McAdams really is the queen of Romance movies. I can't watch this movie without crying. A lot. 

4. Becoming Jane: James McAvoy is my ALL TIME favorite romantic actor. He is so expressive with his facial expressions that I believe every word that he says. Any movie that man is in is gold. 

5. Pride and Prejudice: I really don't think this one needs an explanation... it's a classic. :)

I also really really really want to see THE VOW starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams (surprise). 

Do you have any favorite Sappy Romance Movies?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Review'd: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Book Review: 
Title: Everneath
Author: Brodi Ashton
Date Published: January 24th, 2012 by Harper Collins. B+B
Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads Summary: 
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her boyfriend- before she's banished back to the underworld... this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance- and the one person she loves more than anything. But there's just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.
As Nikki's time on the surface draws to a close her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's queen.

DeLibrarie (Del) Review: 
Where to start...
This book has it all! BUT... my favorite thing about it is Ashton's characterization. I felt like I was Nikki, I felt what she was feeling. I felt her heartache and her pain. But it was Jack who ultimately stole MY heart. It's so often that authors make the male love interest a supernatural creature because it's easy to explain why he is so amazing... but Jack is a regular guy, a football quarterback... All- American Mr. high school. Basically, Jack's the guy that every girl in the school wishes they had... but he ONLY has eyes for Nikki. He's this perfect boyfriend who never gives up on trying to find Nikki, and when she does come back... he waits for her to warm up to him at her pace. Jack is perfect.... no like really perfect because he's human... so he's very capable of not being perfect... but still is. :) I might have a little crush.

I also love how many authors are modernizing mythology. I love the Persephone myth... so I was excited to see that this was a modern day re-telling of the story. I was ecstatic when the Orpheus and Eurydice myth was brought up... it's my favorite. Ashton blends the two stories together sooo perfectly. I could not put this book down... seriously I sat and read it all through class. (i didn't feel too bad considering it was a Mythology class ;) ) I am very impatiently waiting for the next one!!

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