Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Movie Review #1: After Earth

A couple weeks ago my Dad rented After Earth"" with Will Smith, Jayden Smith, Zoe Kravitz and several other actors in it. I was super hyped to see this movie. I looked so cool! And considering that Will Smith is an awesome actor, just increased my excitement for this movie. HOWEVER, when I finally did see it I was completely let down. My parents, sister and myself guessed the end waaaayyyy before it happened, and there were a lot of gaps in the plot. At least, that's what I think. I mean, think about it, basically all Will did was sit there, for like 5 minutes at a time, and think about the past, and had like 5 or less lines at a time. The idea was great, but not well executed. There were some questions at the end, that I had, that were not answered. Overall, it was a good story, but I have definitely seen better movies. So, what were your thoughts?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Truth or Dare

So, Jenna at Jenna does books is doing a truth or dare weekly round. You know how the game goes right? I you choose truth you have to answer a question, dare you have to do something crazy-ish. So here is how it will go(from
TRUTH: Usually will require you to answer a question or a prompt that can be completed in text format, such as a “discussion” or “list” post.
DARE: These will require you to “go out of your shell” a bit. You may need to complete a special project, share photos, vlog or complete some equally “daring” task. Let your inner dare devil come alive!

So, the Truth and Dare for this week?(Also borrowed from Jenna does books).
Here is the kink to the original page.
At the end of the week, or possibly by Monday I will be posting either my "truth" or my acting out of the dare. Also, Jenna is hosting a giveaway for a $5Amazon gift card. Click the link above and scroll down to enter. If you participate, leave your photos and descriptions, or your truth below and on Jenna's site in the comments!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Book Review #6: The Secret Combination to Middle School by Marrae Kimball

*Marrae Kimball*
It was really, really good. I won this book on Goodreads and even though, I am a Junior in High School, I loved this book. The Secret Combination to Middle School has helped me start changing some of my habits through the ideas presented in this book. It has also changed part of my out look on school. I highly recommend this book to anyone in school anywhere, any age. Most of the kid's worries in this book are fears that I had when I was going into 6th grade and every year after that. Definitely a book to check out for yourself or for your children. Not only does it have interviews from middle-schoolers, but it has the differences between Elementary School and Middle school, and 35 things to do to survive Middle School. The tips in this book will help anyone, in any grade level.
Marrae Kimball, thank you for the book! I cannot wait to see what you do next!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Maze Runner by James Dashner movie news!

It was just announced on like September 26th, or around this time, that The Maze Runner movie release date has been moved back from February to September 19th, 2014. As far as I can tell, all fans are extremely supportive of this fact, and are looking forward to the movie even more, now that they are taking more time to get it right. Yes we are excited for it to come, but we would rather have it done right, and take a few extra months, than come out and not be nearly as well put together as we would like it. Am I right? Also, it gives me more time to read it! I know what you are thinking, and I will be reading it very soon. Very excited, and thought you should hear the news!

So many cool bookish things going on!

There are soo many cool things coming up within the  next few months and year! I wanted to share some of them with you...

  1. Amandla Stenberg will be voicing Bia ( the middle baby bird) in Rio 2...

2. First clip from Ender's Games, which comes out 3 weeks before Catching Fire...

3. First look Mocking Jay, ooooooh!

4. I won a book off of Goodreads (my first win ever!) "The Secret Combination to Middle School" by Marrae Kimball

5. New Selection covers (The Elite, The Guard, The Prince, and The Selection short stories) (incase you have not seen them already)

6. I want this...

7. And this...

8. Oh, this too...

9. This is pretty cool for Catching Fire fans...

10. I cannot wait to hear/buy this soundtrack!

11. First full song reveal from The Catching Fire soundtrack...

This is just some news. More on the way!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Awesome news!

So, just wanted to share this...
Author of Ashes, Ashes, Jo Treggiari shared the review I did on Ashes, Ashes, on Facebook last week, and twitter. And, thanks to my former English teacher (Mrs. Cales). Suzanne Collins retweeted a tweet that my English teacher had sent her. The tweet included and link to this blog. Like AHHH! Awesome! This also happened last week and I just had time to put it up. Here are some links to it all.

Suzanne Collins retweet and My English teacher's tweet:

Jo Treggiari's Facebook post and tweet:

Anyway, just wanted to share that because I was so astounded, that the news is getting out and about. So cool! Thank you everyone!