Saturday, January 31, 2015

Stacking the Shelves/Weekly Update #39



Reviews:

The Rosie Effect: Review

For Review:

The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase.
Uprooted by Naomu Novik.
Where the Road Takes Me by Jay Mclean

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Nonbook Related:

Life is Strange Episodes 1-5



Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday TV/Game Time #11: Friends Season Five - Six



Over the last few months I managed to get through two more seasons of Friends, season 5 and 6, inbetween picking colleges and working. I can tell that is starting to go a little down hill with lack of ideas (there is a two episode arc where they look at what could have been with the characters, I wasn't a huge fan of that, but love Monica) but my favorite thing about both seasons is Chandler and Monica. They are so cute together! Plus I'm sick of Ross and Rachel and it was nice to get a break from them for a while. :) And Joey and Phoebe are awesome/funny. 4/5


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Film Thursday # 26: The Pretty One (2013)

I feel in love with this movie from the trailer alone, and the fact that Jake Johnson is in it (New Girl's Nick, LOVE him). And it was just as amazing as I expected, and well worth the $14.99 of birthday money I shelled out. :) Zoe Kazan is an brilliant actress and I will be looking for her future films (and watching her other ones as well). It is both a love story and a story about finding out who you are and I really related to it. I recommend checking this out! 5/5



Review: The Rosie Effect (#2) by Graeme Simsion


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Summary from Goodreads:

The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Rosie Project, starring the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child. Get ready to fall in love all over again.

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they're about to face a new challenge because; surprise, Rosie is pregnant.

Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he's left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.

As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most.

Graeme Simsion first introduced these unforgettable characters in The Rosie Project, which NPR called sparkling entertainment along the lines of Where'd You Go Bernadette and When Harry Met Sally. The San Francisco Chronicle said, sometimes you just need a smart love story that will make anyone, man or woman, laugh out loud; If you were swept away by the book that's captivated a million readers worldwide, you will love The Rosie Effect.
  

My Review:



The sequel to The Rosie Project (which I read last year and loved) was one of my most anticipated books of this year. But even though it was a solid read it was no were near as great as the first novel (which might be a movie one day).

I don't want to bonbard you with spoilers (because I hate that myself) just know that one of the main characters comes off as not so great this time around. And the main plot was the book was frustrating that I almost wanted to put it down. However, I loved Don, once again, and enjoyed the side characters and their storylines.

I recommend reading this mainy if you love Don Tillman, he was still the best part of this novel.

My Rating:

Three Out of Five Stars.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wishlist Wednesday #38



Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.

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Summary from Goodreads:

With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, thirteen-year-old Henry — lonely, friendless, not too good at sports — spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming about the soft skin and budding bodies of his female classmates.

For company Henry has his long-divorced mother, Adele — a onetime dancer whose summer project was to teach him how to foxtrot; his hamster, Joe; and awkward Saturday-night outings to Friendly's with his estranged father and new stepfamily. As much as he tries, Henry knows that even with his jokes and his "Husband for a Day" coupon, he still can't make his emotionally fragile mother happy. Adele has a secret that makes it hard for her to leave their house, and seems to possess an irreparably broken heart.

But all that changes on the Thursday before Labor Day, when a mysterious bleeding man named Frank approaches Henry and asks for a hand. Over the next five days, Henry will learn some of life's most valuable lessons: how to throw a baseball, the secret to perfect piecrust, the breathless pain of jealousy, the power of betrayal, and the importance of putting others — especially those we love—above ourselves. And the knowledge that real love is worth waiting for.

My Notes:

I've seen the movie twice now and can't wait to dig into this book, it is waiting for me on my kindle.

Waiting on Wednesday # 38



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where you pick a book that is coming out soon that you want to read.




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Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan.

Summary from Goodreads:

A delicious tale of revenge and identity from Carrie Ryan, the bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth

In the wake of the deadly devastation of luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace, rescued from the ocean after torturous days adrift with her dying friend Libby, knows that the Persephone wasn’t sunk by a rogue wave as survivors Senator Wells and his son are claiming—it was attacked.

To ensure her safety from the obviously dangerous and very powerful Wells family, Libby’s father helps newly orphaned Frances assume Libby’s identity. Frances has spent years in hiding, transforming herself into Libby, and she can no longer allow the people who murdered her entire family and Libby to get away with it. After years of careful plotting, she’s ready to set her revenge plans into motion—even if it means taking down the boy she’d once been in love with: the senator’s son.

The game has just begun, and Frances is not only playing dirty, she's playing to win.
  

My Notes:

The cover is amazing and the story sounds pretty interesting.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I'd Love to Read If I Had a Adult Fantasy Book Club #40

 
 
1. The Lord of the Rings Series.
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2. The Wheel of Time Series.
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3. The Misborn Series.
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4. The Codex Alera Series.
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5. The Dresden Files.
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6. The Iron Druid Chronicles.
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7. The Stormlight Archive.
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8. Shattered Sea Series.
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9. The King Killer Chronicle.
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10. The Dark Tower Series.
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Monday, January 26, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #38


This meme comes from Book Journey, and it is where you show what books you read last week and what you will be reading this week.


The Books I Read Last Week:

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. (4 Stars)
The Final Empire (#1) by Brandon Sanderson.

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Total number of Pages I've read Last week: 1,037

What I Want to Read Next:

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Top Five Sunday: Favorite Heroes #33


 
1.  Kesier from the Mistborn Series.
If you've read the first book in the Mistborn series you know why he is a huge hero.
2. Captain America (Steve Rodgers)
3. Mal from Firefly.
4. Angel from Buffy/Angel.
5. Spiderman


      
 
 
 


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stacking the Shelves/Weekly Update #38



I recieved a $50 dollar giftcard for my B-day next week and spent it on some video games, a movie, and two books. :)

Reviews:

Someday, Someday, Maybe: Review
Shiver: Review
The Final Empire: Review


Bought:

Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella ($2.00)
Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella ($2.00)
Ten Tiny Breaths by K. A Tucker ($7.99)
The Duff by Kody Keplinger ($5.74)

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Library:

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard.

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For Review:

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Nonbook Related:

The Way Way Back ($2.99)
The Grand Budapest Hotel ($2.99)
The Pretty One ($14.99)
Borderlands 2 ($9.99)
Back to the Future Telltale ($19.99)