Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I'll be back in June

Hi everyone!

 After weeks of not posting, I felt like I had to post something today.

 My excuse for the lack of updates? It's the same old excuse, life. I'll start posting regularly again in June because currently I'm stuck with loads of work to do. Thank you all for sticking with me. I promise I'll make it up to you.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie.

For Review

Broxo by Zack Giallongo
House of Night #1 (House of Night: The Graphic Novel #1) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, Kent Dalian
Tune by Derek Kirk Kim


365 Manners Kids Should Know by Sheryl Eberly
Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones
Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel by Susan Vreeland
Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell
Down the Rabbit Hole (Echo Falls #1) by Peter Abrahams
Northanger Abbey  by Jane Austen
Palladio by Jonathan Dee
Poke the Box by Seth Godin

What did you get this week?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Adaptation Releases: The Lucky One, Think Like a Man

The Lucky One

Based On: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
Director: Scott Hicks (Other movies include Snow Falling on Cedars and Hearts in Atlantis)
Screenwritter: Will Fetters (Other works include Remember Me)
Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner
Release Date: 20 April 2012 
A Marine travels to North Carolina after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.
Nicholas Sparks said in an interview that The Lucky One is a novel he is very proud of. I don't know. The trailer makes it sound a little creepy. Whether the movie does well or not (most likely it will) Sparks must be very happy. He has a movie coming out every year now.

Think Like a Man

Based On: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey 
Director: Tim Story (Other works include Taxi and Fantastic Four films)
Writers: Keith Merryman and David A. Newman (Also Collaborated writing Friends with Benefits)
Stars: Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart
Four friends conspire to turn the tables on their women when they discover the ladies have been using Steve Harvey's relationship advice against them.
I really want to see this movie! I've been curious to read the book for the longest time, and it would be really interesting to see how a non-fiction book is adapted to screen. I don't understand how it "stars Chris Brown" though. He's not even in the poster. I just think it's a little weird.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

In My Mailbox (6)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie.

I haven't done these in a while. I got those books in the span of the last three weeks.

For Review

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise Vol.1 by Gene Luen Yang
Dollhouse Vol.1 by Andrew Chambliss
Empowered Deluxe Edition Vol.1 by Adam Warren
Gary Gianni's Monstermen and Other Scary Stories by Gary Gianni

I'm a huge fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender so I was excited to read this. I already did and it's a good addition. Too bad it's only going to be three parts.


The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee
Jazz by Toni Morrison
Slide by Jill Hathaway
Bliss (The Bliss Bakery #1) by Kathryn Littlewood
The Women by T.C. Boyle
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
The Crimson Portrait by Jody Shields

What did you get this week?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

J.K Rowling's New Book Title and Synopsis Revealed!

Are you as excited as I am about Rowling's new project?

Finally after years of ending her Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling is back with a new book intended for adult audience. While this one won't be about wizards, having Rowling's name on the cover is a good enough motivation for me to rash to the book store and get it. And Luckily, I don't have to wait for very long.

The new book titled The Casual Vacancy will be released on  September 27 of this year. This is more than I've ever asked for because when they announce on Rowling's new book, I assumed it would be released later in 2013. No cover is revealed yet, but I'm assuming a picture of it will be up soon.

This book is officially my most anticipated release of the year!


When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fa├žade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

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