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Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins #6


1. I'd really like to have some sleep right now.

2. "Ouch" is the word you'd most often hear me say if I stubbed my toe.

3. Possession is sometimes harmful.

4. The hero of all pirates is Captain Jack Sparrow.

5. Marshmallows and fire go together like cheese it melts deliciously.

6. If you don't stop it, the lying can go on and on.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to talk with my friends, tomorrow my plans include studying for my finals and Sunday, I want to read and write some reviews!

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

The "I suck at challenges" challenge

This is a brilliant challenge that I personally need a lot. I'm a slacker. I didn't join a lot of challenges but I barely can finish them. Last year I failed to complete one challenge. This year I committed to Three challenges, and i hope this one will help me finish them and feel happy about myself.

The challenge is hosted by Chris.


Sign up anytime between now and February 1, 2009. The challenge ends July 1, 2009.


Leave a comment on this post with a link to your challenge post. Tell me if you are a Slacker or a 12 Stepper and list your challenges.

Then what?

At the end of the month, starting in February, I'll put up a post calling for your progress. Leave a comment telling us if you've completed a challenge (link to your completed challenge post), if you're struggling with any and what ones, or if the challenge deadline came and went and you never finished.

At the first of every month I'll put up a post to record your progress. I'll encourage everyone to visit each other and cheer you on.

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Movie review: Seven Pounds

I first heard of this movie in Barbara Walters’ show, 10 most fascinating people on 2008, since Will Smith was amongst the top ten list. His words about the movie made me want to watch it so bad. He talked about redemption, and the search of the truth. I had so much hope when i went to see the movie.

After seeing it, I feel that it was over rated. He is a good movie, but not for me. I was a little bit disappointed because I was waiting for more than what I got. The Ben Thomas’ attitude was too negative. He changed other people’s lives but not his. He helped them live happier but made himself miserable.

The end was not expected for me, I thought he would find what he was looking for and live not so happy, but at least live. A part of me though like the suicide scene, I know I’m weird.

The quality of the movie was undeniable. I liked the scenes were messed up from the beginning and then end, that made people wonder what will happen. Will Smith was mastering the role; he is always proving that he is always a great actor.
I would recommend the movie, but just don’t have your hopes high.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Book review: New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

After I read Twilight, and as for many readers, I grew attached to Edward. Bella in the other hand was just one normal character for me, even though she was the main character and the one telling the story, I had a hard time sympathizing with her. 

Bella Swan, the daughter of the town’s sheriff, fell in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. She went through many problems because of her boyfriend’s nature. The Cullens decided to leave town to make Bella safe and get her normal life back. That's how the second book of the Twilight series begins and left me in big disappointment as Edward had to leave the pages and left me and Bella face to face. 

When I started reading more, I found that that's how Bella succeeded to get my attention, and make me feel her pain during what she was going through. I actually had been drowned by those pages, and attracted by the style and the use of the description. 

But after thinking things through, I could see that Bella was over reacting during the absence of her vampire. She was a lot negative and suicidal than it should be. And she didn’t calm down until another guy came giving her care and attention. It was bad example for teenage girls, to make them believe that they can’t live without the one they love. 

As for Edward, he was one dependant vampire that I’ve never seen anyone alike. Usually vampires are not that attached to their lovers, even the ones that are mainstreaming. But Edward broke the tradition and grew more dependant and attached to his “prey”. He put it the right way when he said “The lion fell for the lamb.” For me that's not a bad thing, but for other vampires... that is breaking the law. But Bella had already made up her mind when it comes to crossing to dark side and entering the mysterious world.

Jacob, the werewolf from La Push, couldn’t get me to like him. Him being a werewolf was another reason for me not to like him. I’m more a vampire girl. 
The events were expected but the smoothness of the story made it enjoyable and pleasant. 

Edward and Bella, the famous couple, had moved me by the sacrifices that they did for each other. The death was going to be the price for not living without each other. 

The scenes were touching, and the events were in row that you can’t let go of the pages to do anything else. It was like nibbling on a piece of an ice cream bar not willing to let it finish.
To sum it up, I really enjoyed the book more than I expected. The story is easy to read and the events made it easy to follow.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Serial Readers Challenge 2009

I've always loved series, and i'm always reading related books and that have a continuaty. That's why i was intrested in this challenge.

The challenge hosted by Carpoolqueen, and it requires reading books in series, triologies, or just related books by an author.

Here's the series i chose for this challenge:

1- A house of night series by PC Cast

2- Queen Betsy series by Mary Janice Davidson

3- Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
4- Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer

5- Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris

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Numbers challenge

The Numbers challenge is to read 5 books whose titles have a number in them and that goes from Jan 1, 2009 to August 1, 2009.

The challenge is hosted by Callista, and she made it clear that 2 of the books shouldn't figure in other challenges. That's going to make it a little tough, but i guess we can make it.

Here's the list of the books i chose:

1- Janet Evanovich: One for the money

2- James Patterson: 1st to die

3-Megan Mccafferty: sloppy firts

4- Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit451

5- Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities

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Friday Fill-ins # 5


1. Oh, I am so tired!

2. Wether changes, big and little.

3. During rainy days, I love staying home and drinking hot chocolate.

4. Vacation is going to be in Spain; are you kidding me???

5. Right now I'd like to be a workaholic.

6. My laptop is my favorite gadget.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watch some movies, tomorrow my plans include book shooping and Sunday, I want to relax!

Happy Friday everyone!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

MV Review: Strong Baby by Seung ri

I just felt like I have to review this music video, because I was stunned when I first saw it. Seung ri, known also by Victory, from the boy band “Big Bang” made a solo song named “Strong Baby”. I usually never pay attention to him in the other MVs of the band, because I like Tae Yang better, but when I saw this song I was surprised.

The boy showed some personality. The song is catchy and upbeat, and the music video is mature and showed a new side of Victory. He used Justin Timberlake’s style, cloths and moves but it fitted him very well. He looked mature and classy, especially in the black shirt.

The scene where the whole group dances it’s like the dance scene “my love” by Justin Timberlake. The moves are different though. They chose simple but sexy moves suited the mood of the song.
The last sexy scene was taken from “cry me a river” also by Justin Timberlake. The girl (that was in “Lies”; Big Bang’s song) looked good and sexy on Victory’s lap.

To sum it up, Victory did a good job for a first music video. The upbeat song is successful and the high quality music video is surprisingly sensual and grown up, compared to Victory’s old style. I usually don’t like the boy but he got me this time.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Princess Neve's 2009 Reading Challenge

This a great challenge that was intresting to me amongst all the challenges i've seen. The 50 books challenge was made by my beloved friend Lady Neveen. She's a great writer and a fabulous reviewer and she thought of this challenge since she noticed that she, and many other people, can't finish the 100 books during the year due to the busy school schedule, which i thought it's a very smart move. Anyway, i'm definitely joining it, and it's going to be a great one since it allows all kind of books.

The rules are:

1. You must comment here if you want to join.

2.You must link to the post.

3. Any kind of books you have are count on.

4.You have to review your top 10 favorite books from the 50 book.

5.You must finish reading the 50 book before the midnight of 31th. Of December 2009.

Good Luck >_< ...Challange hosted by:

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Spotlight author: Stephanie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer is the American author of the bestselling young adult Twilight series, which revolves around the relationship between mortal Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen. The Twilight books have sold over 40 million copies worldwide, with translations into 37 different languages around the globe. A film adaptation of Twilight was released domestically on November 21, 2008. Meyer is also the author of the adult science-fiction novel, The Host.
Meyer was the biggest selling author of 2008, having sold over 22 million books in one year alone, with Twilight being the best selling book of the year.

Stephenie Meyer was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in December 24, 1973 to Stephen and Candy Morgan. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, with five siblings: Seth, Emily, Jacob, Paul, and Heidi. She attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received a B.A. in English in 1995. Meyer, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, met her husband Christian, nicknamed "Pancho", when she was growing up in Arizona, and married him in 1994. Together they have three sons: Gabe, Seth, and Eli.

One of Meyer's short stories was published in Prom Nights from Hell, a collection of stories about bad prom nights with supernatural effects. Other authors who contributed to this collection are Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, and Lauren Myracle. Prom Nights from Hell was released in April 2007.

In May 2008, Meyer's adult sci-fi novel, The Host, was released by the adult division of Little, Brown and Company; it follows the story of Melanie Stryder and Wanderer, a young woman and an invading alien "soul," who are forced to work as one. The Host debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list, and remained on the list for 26 weeks.
Meyer has stated that she is "almost done" writing a possible sequel to The Host, entitled The Soul. If she were to continue the series, the third book would be called The Seeker.
Meyer mentions having several other book ideas on file, including a ghost story titled Summer House and a novel involving time travel, as well as another about mermaids.

On August 28, 2008, it was revealed that Meyer had written the treatment for the new Jack's Mannequin music video, "The Resolution", which she co-directed the following week.

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