31 January 2011

The Reformed Vampire Support Group [9/50]

Oh, you know, another vampire book.
'Cause I like 'em.
=]
Rating: Was a fun read fo sho!

*spoiler free*

I read this book in multiple sittings, bit by bit at work.
After finishing it I feel 3 things:
1- This was a great read for work.
It was really easy to pick up-put down-pick up-put down.
2- It had unique vampires.
This book doesn't have superhuman badassery vamps.
Nor the lovey-dovey-ness of other YA vamp books.
It is really just a story of 16yr old. Who isn't 16.
And it sucks. Ha. Vampires are fun for puns.
3- I loved that it is set in Australia.
I am a fan of Oz. Obviously.
But the word nerd in me loved the realize/realise
and other fun word differences.



*spoilars!*
*spoilars!*
*spoilars!*
 aka.*favorite quotes*
 Since I read this on my iTouch in PDF,
I totally slacked on taking quotes... 
 Thanks internet, for bringing this gem!


 
Comment Questions:
 Have you read this book? If so, what did you think?
Also feel free to leave any book suggestions in the comments!

 
Chipotle burritos this year: 6
Boba smoothies this year: 6

Halloween Costume WIN

I was surfing Facebook.
as one does...
And stalking crushes from middle school.
as one does...
And found this Halloween costume pic:
TOTAL WIN!

"Do as you are trained... 
AND KILL THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER!"

that is all.


Chipotle burritos this year: 6
Boba smoothies this year: 6

30 January 2011

growing up is weird

Seriously.
Growing up.
It's weird.

Especially when it comes to celebrities.

Well there are some that we watched grow up...
like Drew Barrymore.
 or the Olsen twins.
[yes I felt the need to pick a not-scary pic of them]


But still.
Thinking that we were all once 2 to 3 feet smaller and it was
normal.
Well it's crazy strange.

Like when you watch Skins for the first time
and find that awkward kid from About a Boy is, like, hot.

Or when a friend tweets about Bug Hall.
And you are like Bug who?
And then Google tells you its ALFALFA!!!
OMGWAT!

Yeah.
See, growing up is weird.


Chipotle burritos this year: 6
Boba smoothies this year: 6

29 January 2011

perks

So today I sent out a tweet from work...


Basically I was excited for some show&tell!
*dances*
So I have some posters to show you!

My advice:
If you are working a job but not a career,
find one with perks!


Yay for movies!
That is all!
=]

Chipotle burritos this year: 6
Boba smoothies this year: 6

Burned [8/50]

Another book bites the dust!
{hehe 'bites' because they are vampyres}
{in related news, i think I'm hilarious}
=]
Burned (House of Night #7)
Rating: I'll certainly continue to read this series.

*spoiler free*

I read this book in, I think, 9hrs.
After finishing it I feel 3 things:
1- I was surprised how quickly I was able to return to this world
because it had been months since I had read the last book in this series.
2- The multi-person tone annoyed and entertained me.
This book rotated voices.
1st person - Zoey / 3rd person - many others
It was also a cool story telling device.You just have to readjust your brain each time-
which is annoying.
3- The whole book didn't take up a lot of 'time'.
Because the story was told in rotating characters,
the time-line itself was I think a week.
So not a lot happened?
Ah! It is hard to explain.
I guess I am used to these other novels
where the time-line is a school year, etc.



*spoilars!*
*spoilars!*
*spoilars!*
 aka.*favorite quotes*
 I was either a slacker or a speedy reader
or both
but I never wrote down any quotes while reading.
O hey thanks Tumblr!
I do heart Stark!
 

 
Comment Questions:
 Have you read this series? If so, what did you think?
Also feel free to leave any book suggestions in the comments!

 
Chipotle burritos this year: 6
Boba smoothies this year: 6

28 January 2011

Knightley Academy [7/50]

I finally read Knightley Academy!
=]

Knightley Academy (Knightley Academy #1)
Rating: I'm so happy to support this author.
She is swell!

*spoiler free*

I read this book in as few sittings as possible.
After finishing it I feel 3 things:
1- I am happy I purchased this book.
I enjoyed the characters and the setting!
I mean where do knights come from?!
2- Some complain that this book is a Harry Potter knock off.
It's not. It does have similarities
but Henry Grim and his world are so much fun to read about.
The plot may feel familiar but I love the unique quirks of Knightley.
3- I am looking forward to the second one.
Is it June yet?



*spoilars!*
*spoilars!*
*spoilars!*
 aka.*favorite quotes*
 &
  Basically I heart Professor Stratford!

 
Comment Questions:
 Have you read this series? If so, what did you think?
Also feel free to leave any book suggestions in the comments!

 
Chipotle burritos this year: 4
Boba smoothies this year: 6

Franny and Zooey [12/50]

Reading a classic up in here!
=]
Rating: It was interesting to read this style of storytelling.

*spoiler free*

I read this book in a few sittings at work.
After finishing it I feel 3 things:
1- I liked Franny more than Zooey.
 The pacing, the feeling, the character.
Franny was just more relatable.
Which is cool, 'cause she's a chick. Ha!
2- It was a quick read.
Since it wasn't broken down into chapters,
I had a hard time putting it down, not wanting
to create a pause in the story where there shouldn't be.
aka. Not the best book to take to work to read,
but I may or may not have wanted to look impressive to someone...
*cough* #cutepoolboy *cough*
3- I wanted to punch the mother.
It was the only time this book was difficult.
When I want to punch a character every time they
show up on a page it is a little difficult to keep reading...!



*spoilar!*
 aka.*my favorite quote*
 I like this quote because, out of the whole story,
I found it the most relatable to me as a woman.
...like Franny built him up to be better in her mind
and then reality shows up.
 
Comment Questions:
 Have you read this book? If so, what did you think?
Also feel free to leave any book suggestions in the comments!

 
Chipotle burritos this year: 10
Boba smoothies this year: 9

25 January 2011

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest

{no I won't only be blogging about books this year}

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
is available now on DVD...

Which gives me an opportunity to blog about being obsessed
back in 2010 and still be topical... Hooray!

After watching the first two on Instant Netflix
I got to catch The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
at our awesome indie theater downtown!

This is one of those instances when I think the movie is better than the book!
The book is translated from Swedish and into English and after
trying, trying, trying to read the first one, I just couldn't.

 Where the movies are in Swedish  (aka my favourite foreign language)
and you can be done with the whole story in 7ish hours, as of today!

And even though the movies don't go into quite as much detail as the books
(as movies seldom have the time to do. obviously)
the movie is very well cast.
 girl crush alert!
she's such a bad ass!

Now having swooned  over the Swedish movies for ya,
I am kinda sad that they are re-making an Americanized version.
I just feel that it is a story rooted in Swedish business and politics
and they would need and excellent screen writer to translate it...

Oh well!
As least now I can collect yet another awesome Swedish DVD
and set in on my self next to Let the Right One In.

Man Swedes are cool.


[*DISCLAIMER*]
I have not been paid to write this.
I just support the franchise as a fan.
=]

Chipotle burritos this year: 5
Boba smoothies this year: 6

24 January 2011

Fallen [6/50]

Yesterday I devoured this book.
I started it around 5pm.
Took a break for dinner.
It was finished by 11:30.
=]
Fallen (Fallen #1)
Rating: I will be reading the next one. *adds to library queue*

*spoiler free*

I read this book in one night (a few sittings over 6hrs).
After finishing it I feel 3 things:
1- It was a little hard to get into at first
but then once I got into the characters and started to theorize
I just didn't stop reading.
2- I loved the Lore of this book.
Don't get me wrong, I love my vampires. And fae. And zombies.
But I don't think I have read any of the books about Angel lore.
So it was very cool to learn the Lore that Kate has set up in this book
as Luce learns about it.
3- I am a fan of Daniel.
Even though toward the beginning he reminded me of Edward...
Through the later half of the book he proved himself to me.
Ha!



*spoilars!*
*spoilars!*
*spoilars!*
 aka.*favorite quotes*
 Because I actually don't want to spoil too much of the plot
I'll share the two romantic quotes that stuck out the most
(to me) but also don't reveal too much.

 THUD.

&&
 *le sigh*
 

Comment Questions:
 Have you read this book? Series? If so, what did you think?
Also feel free to leave any book suggestions in the comments!

 
Chipotle burritos this year: 5
Boba smoothies this year: 6

23 January 2011

Zombicorns [5/50]

So after some discussion with L & S,
the following novella I read counts toward my 50.
=]

Rating: unrateable awesomeness.
also- this novella is somewhat of an inside joke,
a Nerdfighteria production if you will.

*spoiler free*

I read read this novella one siting.
After finishing it I feel 3 things:
1- The $25 I donated to charity made me happy
and so did this novella.
2- Corn + Zombie-like virus + John Green = hilarious
and also a very cool concept...
3- But also not a concept I'd read for 300+ pages
so I love it for what it is and it will now get saved safely to my external.


an aside:
I' met John when I met David!

So full of awesome!


*spoilars!*
 aka.*favorite quotes*
 There will actually be no quotes pulled from these pages.
Not because I didn't heart some quotes. I did!
But because I read it in a Word Doc and
I couldn't physically put a book mark somewhere
and come back to it later when it was blogging time.
Lesson learned.

 
Chipotle burritos this year: 4
Boba smoothies this year: 6

22 January 2011

The Lover's Dictionary [4/50]

I finished this a few days ago!
(I'm just behind on reviewing it. Again.)
=]

Rating: Absolutely worth the purchase.

*spoiler free*

I read this book in 3 sittings (only because I had to work).
After finishing it I feel 3 things:
1- David Levithan is most certainly in my list of top writers.
I love how in all of his books the words
aren't the only way he tells a story,
but also the white space of a page does!
2- This is such a clever concept.
What nerd doesn't love a dictionary?
What hopeless romantic doesn't love a love story?
Combine these two ideas and you achieve epicness.
3- I relate to far too many definitions.
See below.


an aside:
I've met this author.

He's awesome fo sho!


*spoilars!*
*spoilars!*
*spoilars!*
 aka.*favorite quotes*
*[& a language warning]*
 I love this quote because it broke my heart with its beautiful truth.

  This is one of my favorite definitions because it would
so be a conversation that happened with me irl!

& lastly this one was just so cute:

Comment Questions:
 Have you read this book? If so, what did you think?
Also feel free to leave any book suggestions in the comments!
Chipotle burritos this year: 4
Boba smoothies this year: 6
 

20 January 2011

The Maze Runner [3/50]

Okay so it's been about a week and a half or so since I finished this book...!
Whoops.


The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1)
Rating:
  I finished this book and the next day was at the library looking for a copy of Book 2.
[current status: On hold]

*spoiler free*

I read this book in 3 sittings (only because I had to work).
After finishing it I feel 3 things:
1- The pacing and story-set up was slow to start...
2- BUT if you muscled your way through the introductory section
you get to enter a pretty unique world that is interesting to read about.
& I am really excited to read the next one.
3- I would *so* not make it as a Runner
but at anytime I will accept telepathy-esque abilities.



*spoilars!*
 aka.*favorite quotes*
 This quote is from the beginning but it certainly sets the tone.
I really liked thinking about tampering with one's mind to remove
memories. But selectively. To remove personal memories but
leave "second nature" memories. Colors. Words. Item names.
Probably a big factor in me liking the book so much.


Comment Questions:
 Have you read this book (or series)? If so, what did you think?
Also feel free to leave any book suggestions in the comments!
Chipotle burritos this year: 3
Boba smoothies this year: 5
 

06 January 2011

Jane Austen Book Club [2/50]

Last night when I got home from work I finished Book 2 of 50.

Rating: The story makes a better movie.

*spoiler free*

I got this book in my stocking this Christmas...
After finishing it I feel 3 things:
1- I wish I had left it off my wish list.
2- I couldn't stand the time-line of the book.
Or lack there of. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood to read it but
the author throws random stories about every character at all times
You have to track 6 peoples lives both "present" and past.
I just didn't like the way this book was organized
which is probably why...
3- I liked the movie much, much more.

 *favorite quotes*
Sadly, other than the direct quotes from Austen's books,
not much of the rest of the book stood out in my mind.
 Although
I did recognize direct lines from the book
that were worked into the movie, which was cool.



Comment Questions:
 Have you read this book? Or seen the movie?
Also feel free to leave any book suggestions in the comments!

Chipotle burritos this year: Ø
Boba smoothies this year: 2

05 January 2011

Darkfever [1/50]

I have just finished my first book of Eleven!
=]

 
Darkfever (Fever #1)
Rating: Borrowing the next book ASAP.

*spoiler free*

I have been reading this book for quite awhile. Bits at a time.
After finishing it I feel 3 things:
1- I am happy that my first book on this list is one I liked.
2- One should read these books in as few sit-downs as possible.
Seeing at it involves wrapping your mind around a paranormal world,
the details are important to remember and there are many.
The longer I went in between reading
3- I am leaving to borrow Fever #2 tonight.
I am currently texting with my friend about when she is free.


*spoilars!*
 aka.*favorite quotes*
 I like this quote because it is so very true.
I have been guilty of falling for potential I see.
More than I’d like to admit.
  Preach it, sista!
Comment Questions:
 Have you read this series?If so, what did you think?
Also feel free to leave any book suggestions in the comments!
Chipotle burritos this year: Ø
Boba smoothies this year: 1

02 January 2011

2011 Boyfriend Application


I have been having probably the worst 3 consecutive days of my life.
And after waking up on January 1st filled with positive engery...
the first Facebook text I read was about this:

Chris, my last boyfriend proposed to his girlfriend of 3ish years
on New Years Eve
in France.
Um, wtfrak?

 I might be a b*tch sometimes,
but I am positive my karma isn't this bad.

So I quickly decided something I needed to put out to the universe
and thus posted it to tumblr/twitter, as they are the universe now.
Obviously.

After thinking about this more at work last night,
I am starting a Boyfriend Application.

Someone in the 6-degrees-of-separation of bloggy world,
has to know my future boyfriend, right?

And while the funny results of Google are a good start...
this is my future boyfriend we're talkin' about!
I am not looking for just anyone.
I mean I have been single for over 3yrs.

Requirements:
  • Shows off silly faces and lots and lots of smiles from a quality mouth.
  • Rolls down hills at the park with me, allergies and all.
  • Can teach me new things.
  • Not only accepts that I am a nerd, but loves me for it.
  • Supplies adventures!
  • Enough muscle to punch someone for me but not so much that it's gross.
  • Can plan a BOMB.com date but also enjoys a night in on the couch with Chipotle and a movie marathon.
  • Gives great hug.
  • Loves me through my silly addictions.
  • Dances for fun, not to look cool and get gals.
  • Loves conversations with Smartypants Kat and Daft Blonde Kat.
  • Provides opportunities and takes them on as well.
  • Spins me about on the dance floor and in my head.
  • Has "I've been too busy providing for you to shave" scruff sometimes.
  • Sings karaoke with no shame (bonus: no broken eardrums either!)
  • Understands Robin Williams advice from "Good Will Hunting" and make me feel the 'home' that Zach Braff speaks of in "Garden State"

Bonus (&or Exceptions):
You are Måns Zelmerlöw.
You are Garrett Hedlund.
You are Rob Pattinson.

 So those are the 'Stage 1' requirements...
Sounds pretty reasonable to me!
Anybody know my future boyfriend yet?

Chipotle burritos this year: Ø
Boba smoothies this year: Ø