Monday, July 30, 2012

The Poets Korner: The Dust

The Dust
The dust rises from the beaten ground 
The drum of a thousand feet 
Pound pound 
The chant of ancient voices invoking freedom 
Singing an unwritten song
Calling mother Africa
Calling back generations 
Calling together gods that existed before the nations, stations, and invitations.
Beaded arms flailing digging up millennia
This is our history written in dust and stamped into the earth
And its given birth to everything since. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

'The Legend Ends'

Release Date: July 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2012


Plot Summary:
Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

What I have to say:
So yesterday, I saw a four o'clock showing of the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. Needless to say ever since the tragedy that struck Colorado at the midnight showing I had an overwhelming feeling that this movie is cursed and I might not make it out of the theater. Well, Since I am alive and well, and discussing my experience today I survived the movie. Nevertheless, I was still giving the evil eye to everyone who entered the theater. But I have to give the film 5 golden stars because it did exactly what a film is supposed to do. It succeeded in transporting me, the viewer, to another time and place and making me feel emotions I had not expected to feel during my film going adventure. 

Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight Trilogy, is a brilliant man. I have to say that these are the best Batman movies ever made! And since, in my humble opinion, Batman is the best superhero ever--that makes these movies the best superhero movies! This film rocked the box office boasting over 160 million in its opening weekend. That is a very impressive number and I was glad to contribute to their earnings. 

The Film is a perfect end to the trilogy, it brings back characters from the first film and ties many elements together like a good trilogy should. We see the introduction of Bane, the only character to ever defeat Batman, and for that reason, he was immediately sexy!! Plus the actor playing him ,England born Tom Hardy, isn't bad looking either. The fights are amazing, the gadgets are bonkers and the emotion each actor brings to the screen is superb. I don't want to include spoilers but I will say that the end of the film sets up a perfect situation for another trilogy and hopefully we will see more from Nolan and his Bat-centric films. 

Screenshots :)

Let me know your thoughts..
Leave me a comment.

Friday, July 27, 2012

My 2 Cents: A Midsummer's Nightmare

Review + My 2 Cents

This will be my rant/discussion for A Midsummer's Nightmare. If you HAVE NOT READ this yet and are planning to --DO NOT READ THIS POST!

You can read my spoiler free review here!

Book Review: A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorcé dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancé and her kids. The fiancée's son? Whitley's one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin' great.

Worse, she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn't her least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.

Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger's most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about.

What I have to say:
I'm drawing a blank on this one. I have so much to say, but it's all spoiler-ish. I don't have anything negative to say about this book. The only thing I wish is that it was a little longer.

I liked this book. It had all the drama, love, family issues,teenager issues that I love! It was perfect for me. All the characters I think were well developed. I loved all of them, everyone had their own personality. No one was bland.

All I'm gonna say is read it, it's the perfect summer read. I gave it 4 stars!

For those of you who HAVE already read it and want to know more of what I though with the spoilers...
Head on over to here for the discussion part of the review!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Wake

Waiting On Wednesday #6! :)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week is:

Wake by Amanda Hocking
(Watersong Series Book #1)
Expected publication: August 7, 2012
Amazon -- Goodreads

From Goodreads:
Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.I haven't read anything by Amanda Hocking yet, but this book seems pretty good!

What are you waiting on this wednesday?
Leave a comment and tell me.
If you have a blog, leave your link :)

Have a good day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer Reads

Summer TBR!

Yes, yes I know that summer is half over, but I decided to go ahead and do a summer TBR. I NEVER, ever, ever do TBR's because I don't stick to them. When I'm done with a book and am searching for what I want to read next, I start at least 5 books. I don't know why... I guess I'm weird. I read the first 10 pages or so and see if I'm drawn in. If I'm not, I just save it for later. 

So I picked books that sound REALLY interesting and that I REALLY want to read. So, I'm hoping I'll stick to the books. School doesn't start here til early September, so depending on the exact day, I have about 7 or 8 weeks to read 9 books. I'm pretty sure I can do it! 

So, tell me, what's on your summer TBR?
Any of these books? 

Have a great day!

The Poets Korner: Today

Today I saw the rest of the world
No one noticed
Cause I curled
Under a tree pondering the meaning
On the faces passing by
Too nervous to cast an eye to eye
They pass me by, they pass me bye

Today I fell in love with the sky
It kissed my face with it’s watery grace
And I loved it back with my eyes
The clouds smiled at me,
Extended their hands and carried me
Away away away, today

Today I caught a peek in a pond
My face was worried and wet and wound
I stared at myself and everything else
Was gone a moment
of complete Self in fat you a tion
Feelings that fit into our shell fish

Today I fell asleep on the ground
I woke up and no one was around
My song forgotten on the leafs
My thoughts as carefree as the breeze
And no one understands it all
We’re lost and eventually
We fall
Today today today

Is just like the day before and yesterday

Monday, July 23, 2012

Book Review: Need by Sherri Hayes

Need by Sherri Hayes
(Finding Anna #2)

As Brianna comes to terms with the realization that she is no longer a slave, she must figure out what she wants for her life. Forgetting her past isn’t an option. It is an integral part of who she is now, and it will forever shape her view of life. The one thing she knows is that she cannot imagine her life without the man who saved her, but can she be what he needs?

Stephan never imagined falling in love with the woman he rescued, but the thought of her no longer being part of his life is physically painful. The scars from her past continue to haunt her, and he is helpless to stop them. All he can do is try to help her work through the traumas of her past. Can he be everything she needs and help her move on?

My Review:
I loved this one just as much as the first one! But probably even more! And just like the first one, I wouldn't consider this erotica. Although it did have some sexy-times... I consider this more of a romance book with a little kinkyness.

Once again Stephan and Brianna were fabulous. Their connection/bond grew even stronger in this book. It was nice to see her growing as a character, coming out of her shell. In my first review I failed to mention my favorite side characters, Logan and Lily, and it was great to see them back. I love Lily, if she was a real person, I believe we'd be best friends.

So I was assuming this book would be all romance and good times, which it had, but what I didn't expect were the sudden "Holy shit! Did that just happen?" moments. And the little mystery throughout, and the suspense... What?! It rocked my world! I think it really added something special to the story. The author also stuck with the switching of the POV's, it was awesome, as was last time!

Also, I'm not quite sure what I was expecting for the ending, but I definitely was not expecting the ending I got. It was all cliff-hangery.. I did expect that to happen at some point in the book, but I thought it'd be a lot sooner, but I loved it. It made me want the third book even more! I absolutely can't wait for the third book.

This is gonna sound really weird, but the whole fact that she was a sex slave and was held captive for 10 months, and treated like complete shit. Like worse than a dog with a bad owner. And she made it through, even long enough for Stephan to find out about her and help her. It's just so unique. When do you ever read books about this?! Never! I haven't read one! It's just super interesting!

--I'm also on tour for this book, so be looking for that soon! I'll be having an interview with the author Sherri Hayes! Enjoy!

Just like Slave, I give it 5 stars! 
I'd definitely recommend this book, 
but be sure to read Slave first!

Have a great day!

*This book was provided by the publisher for review*

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Movie Review: The Switch

'The most unexpected comedy ever conceived.'

Release Dates:

Theaters: Aug 10, 2010
DVD: Mar 15, 2011


Plot Summary:
Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy.

Favorite Scenes:
-Bathroom scene.
-The whole lice part.
-When he tells her.
-When he locks her outside.

Reasons to watch it:
-Drama, romance and comedy.
-Great for people who love chick flicks.
-Has some really great moments.
-The kid is absolutely adorable.

Reasons not to watch it:
-If you hate chick flicks.

Screenshots :)

I loved this movie! Have you seen it?
Leave a comment and Let me know!

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Reads to Reels: What I Need to Read

Books being made into movies!

These are some of the books I need to read because they're being made into movies, rumored as being made into a movie, or just recently came out.

**Clicking on pictures will take you to that book on Goodreads**

-Have you read any of these?
-Are you excited for the movie?

Have a fantabulous day!

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