Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Moon - The Movie

I set up a New Moon birthday party last night for my good friend Keely, which was very cool seeing how we didn't have to wait in line with the masses to get a good seat.  We got to go in the theater first and pick our seat, which was the best part.  After seeing Twilight, which was (in my humble opinion) horrid, I just couldn't see standing in line forever to see New Moon, which I wasn't expecting to be any good, but absolutely had to see because, well . . . I just had to.  New Moon was my favorite of the 4 books.  I loved Jacob and rooted for him the whole way through even though I knew all along that Bella was too big of a moron to choose him.

Anyway, back to the movie.  I have to admit, it wasn't too bad.  Way better than Twilight!  I guess I would have to say that I even enjoyed it.  Seeing Jacob wander around half naked most of the movie didn't hurt.  Man, that boy looked . . . lovely (that word seems more appropriate since he's only 17 and I'm just a bit too old to be calling him hot).  Edward, on the other hand, still far from hot. 

The scenes with Edward and Bella (thankfully there weren't many) were weird and awkward.  No chemistry there what so ever, which I don't really get because aren't they supposed to be an item in real life?  Now, Jacob and Bella's connection was much more believable.  I'm not a big Bella fan either, but I thought she did a better job in this movie.  Jacob stole the show.  He was great, especially after the haircut :)  I liked Alice better in this movie too.

  • Jacob!  
  • Scenes with the werewolves; I thought they kind of looked my ginormous dogs from a video game, but liked them anyway
  • The humor they snuck in there (I think I even laughed a few times)
  • Victoria, not much of her, but she looked really pretty
  • Jacob and Bella's chemistry
  • Edward! 
  • Still don't like the sparkling thing
  • Bella seeing Edward when she is being "dangerous"; it's been a while since I've read the books, and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't she hear him, not see him?  It was just weird
  • The water scene where Bella and Edward were floating next to each other after she jumps off the cliff.  Hokey!
  • Seeing Edward's puney paleness without a shirt at the end
  • Definitely how the movie end
All in all, I'm glad I saw it and really wasn't disappointed.  Surprised, really.  It was a lot less hokey than Twilight, which I rolled my eyes at least a dozen times during.  I will definitely see Eclipse, though I probably won't like it as much because I will have to tolerate a lot more time watching Bella and Edward, but I am looking forward to the tent scene :)  That's all for now.



Monday, November 9, 2009

Okay Sara, FINE

Let me start my list by saying that Sara and I do not share a brain, but we do share books.  Many of my favorite books are on her list as well.
1. Acheron - Sherrilyn Kenyon (that is my #1- I love him!)
These are in no particular order, and are all worth the read!
2. Beastly - Alex Flinn
3. Venomous - Christopher Krovatin (awesomely dark)
4. Tales of the MADMAN Underground - John Barnes
5. An Abundance of Katherines - John Green (laugh out loud)
6. Blood and Chocolate - Annette Curtis Klause
7. Wolf at the Door - Christine Warren (Adult ;)
8. 13 Reasons Why - Jay Asher (Don't read if PMSing)
9. Before I Die - Jenny Downham (Ditto)
10. The Host - Stephanie Meyer
Oh wait,
11. Willow - Julia Hoban

There it is friends.  For someone who reads as much as I do, this was extremely difficult.  I'm sure that I will finish this post, start my workout, and remember a book that absolutely belongs on this list.  But I guess that will give me something to blog about later.  Sara will be thrilled!

Bye for now friends!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sara's Top 10

I just finished reading Impossible by Nancy Werlin and absolutely loved it.  When you read lots and lots of pretty good books, it's always exciting when you read one that you really love and just can't seem to put down.  Sadly, it doesn't happen very often.  My husband, Jeremy, asked me yesterday (as I was trying to read the last 10 pages of Impossible) what my top 10 favorite books are.  So here they are, in no particular order because I couldn't decide that even if I tried:

1.  Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
2.  13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
3.  Unwind by Neal Shusterman
4.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
5.  The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
6.  The Host by Stephenie Meyer
7.  A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
8.  Venomous by Christopher Krovatin
9.  Impossible by Nancy Werlin
10. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

I just bought Crank last night.  I've never read anything by Ellen Hopkins, but I have to see what all the buzz is about.  So we'll see . . .   

So, here are my two requests:

1.  Staci, it's your turn!  Write something on this damn blog!  What is your top 10?
2.  If you're reading this, leave a comment on here or on the Facebook page and tell us one of your favorite books.