Monday, August 25, 2014

Movie Review 18: The Hundred-Foot Journey

I recently saw The Hundred-Foot Journey and really enjoyed it, although I was rather hungry afterwards. It has a PG rating, and is a great family movie. I went to this movie, thinking that it was going to be a 'Chick-flick' however, I do not feel that it is entirely a full on chick-flick. It has it's romantic moments, but there is also comedy, and drama in it. Now, for those "hardcore" guys out there, don't go see it, but if you are looking for something fun to do for a couple hours with the fam, then go see it, maybe even go to a dine-in theater. There are a few sad moments, but in the end you get that warm and fuzzy feeling inside. The cast did a wonderful job as well! Helen Mirren is a gem! Everything I have seen her in I have loved! And Manish Dayal (Hassan), wow, great actor! I guess I can say that I have nothing bad to say about the cast. And really the story itself was great! I saw the book and now want to read it! But, not until I get some of my other books read first, almost done with three (about). So, go see it at your local theater or, wait and see it once it comes out on dvd, up to you. Either way everyone should see this movie. Obviously, considering it's PG rating it is very clean. It is also funny, and as I mentioned before, upbeat. Also, like I said before, you will probably want to grab a bite after you see it, whether it is at your favorite restaurant, or trying something new. I know it has made me want to try new foods more often.

In other news, here are some updates:
We are almost at 2,000 (around 100 left) views in about a year. Wow! Seriously guys (and gals) Thank you so freaking much! I can't believe it. 
To thank you I am will be hosting a giveaway when we reach 2,000, which should be soon. Unfortunately right now, I cannot host it internationally, but hopefully in the future I will be able to. But, for now it will just be U.S. I am finishing up getting everything together in the next couple weeks. So, keep checking back!
Another update:
I received a couple books from Goodreads (giveaways); The first is Evasion by Mark Leslie, and the second is Accidentally Married by Victorine E. Lieske. 
Final update for now: What I am reading:
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cumming 

So that is it for now, I will post the full giveaway details in a couple of days. Thank you!

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Selection Trilogy update!

Kiera Cass recently released two excerpts; one from the novella, The Queen, which is Queen Amberly's story; and an unreleased epilogue for The One, here is the link, seriously go check this out!

I would post the excerpts here, but I am not sure of the copyrights on it, and don't want to overstep anything.                                                             Anyway, Thanks!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Movie Review 16 and 17: Edge of Tomorrow and Guardians of the Galaxy

So the review for Edge of Tomorrow is waayyyy, late, but I still want to put it up...
I really, really liked this movie. I am not a big fan of Tom Cruise, however I did like him in this movie. Emily Blunt was amazing too (although I think she is an awesome actor anyway). This story was really interesting, and it got right in to the action. It was a fairly clean movie; not a lot of cursing, and although it was a violent movie, it wasn't gory. I felt that the twist was awesome in it too. I would definitely watch it again. And I recommend it to anyone who wants a sci-fi movie that  isn't too difficult to keep up with. So yeah, check it out!

No my review for Guardians of the Galaxy:
This movie was amazingly awesome!! it was heart-wrenching, yet hilarious, and action packed too. There are a lot of references from the 80's in it (since that is part of the time period it takes place in). Chris Pratt did a great job as Peter Quill a.k.a Star Lord. And Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Vin Diesel (Groot), and Bradley Cooper (Rocket), all did amazing jobs portraying their characters. Groot was hilarious, and adorable and props to Vin Diesel for learning how to say "I am Groot." in a ton of different languages. I am really into girl power, so Gamora (Zoe Saldana) was my favorite character. There wasn't a lot of cursing or inappropriate material in the movie, and I would say it is a good family movie, it has something for everyone in it. The twists that were revealed we just as amazing as the characters reactions to them. I would so want to buy this movie and watch it whenever I had people over.

Okay, I think that is it for now... 
Not really any updates, still trying to get some books finished before school starts up again, and you already know what I am reading except for the addition which is The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings. other than that you know as much as I do. 

Thank You!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Book Review 23:Misplaced by Lee Murray (Book Tour)

Hey Guys (And Gals), so this was supposed to be up this morning but, I totally forgot about it (took my cat to the vet). So I am getting this up now. I was lucky enough to be able to be part of the book tour hosted by Xpresso Reads (and hopefully will be able to do it again soon!). SO let's get into it...
   I really liked this book it is around 200 pages and is a quick, interesting read. There isn't really any severe language in it ( like cursing), and I sped through it. I thought it looked cool, but when I got into it, it went beyond my expectations! I really recommend it if you are wanting something to fill the gap before the next book you want to read comes out or comes in at the library or your local bookstore! Seriously, check it out! There are several things that I felt were twists and enjoyed the suspense (that I feel the book held) included in the story. So here is the info on the book:

Misplaced by Lee Murray
Publication date: December 1st 2013
Genres: Mystery, New Adult

Dream cars have no registration plate…

One evening, Adam’s mum pops out for the milk and doesn’t come back, launching a frantic nationwide search. Yet after weeks with no leads, the television crews drift away, the police start asking hairy questions, and Adam’s dad starts seeing someone else. Adam’s life is falling apart. But then he meets Skye, who it seems has misplaced a parent too, and things start to look up. That is, until a body is found…


Lee Murray is a full-time writer and editor with masters degrees in science and management. Lee wrote Misplaced after a friend, Florence, went missing from her home in France in 2003. Sadly, Florence is still missing. Lee lives in Tauranga, New Zealand with her husband and their two teenaged children. 

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Thank you again, and I am so sorry this is so late in the day! Thank you Xpresso Reads for letting me be part of this book tour and I hope you will consider me for another in the future. Thank you to all of the Authors such as Lee Murray for providing books that we love and characters that we love as well, and for the worlds we want to travel to and do through reading your books . Also, thank you for giving a way to escape from reality for a little while every day. And thank you to those who read the books and help the authors to write more stories for us to enjoy, and for reading the reviews that not only myself but other book lovers put up as well. We Wouldn't Be Here Without You!
                                                             Thank You!