Friday, July 29, 2011

girl on fire

There is really no way I can put into words how good the hunger games are. There are 3 books: Hunger games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. All 3 equally different but equally GREAT!! I know I usually say how the book I read was one of my favorites and I’m going to say that again for this one. THIS WAS THE BEST SERIES!!!! I guess I say it because I get so passionate and caught up in the book it makes me forget about everything else I’ve read but it will be VERY HARD to beat this book. I read all 3 books in 4 days. The only reason it didn’t take 3 is because I couldn’t read Monday. I haven’t been able to put them down. I would get to a point where I could stop but then all I could think about is what happened to Petta! (He’s my favorite)  These books are AMAZING!

Back story

Katniss ( played by Jennifer Lawrence)  is a girl from district 12. She has a best friend named Gale and a sister named Prim. Prim is chosen to go into the Hunger games (a punishment for all 12 districts for trying to over throw the Capital many years ago. In the games 2 children from the age of 12 to 18 are picked one boy one girl to fight to the death in an arena with 22 other children). At this point Katniss steps in a goes into the games for her sister. This is where everything gets intense!!! If you are confused read the books I promise they are worth it.

Okay here I am going to just talk about things from the books I loved and didn’t so don’t read it if you haven’t read the books.

Petta I LOVE him. I love how he cares for Katniss and how not very many things surprise her and he always does. He is my favorite and it only makes me love him more by who’s playing him in the movies ( Josh Hutcherson ) It kills me in book 3 when the capitol has brainwashed him and he hates Katniss. Literally it’s so hard to read because you just love them so much and you are pulling for them. It is so sad when she thinks he sees her the way she sees herself has an unhappy person but like most books it all works out in the end.

In the first book Petta confesses his love for Katniss who has no idea. They had a meeting briefly when they were little and Petta saved Katniss life but they never spoke to each other until he got picked to go to the hunger games with her. Then he confessed his love and he swore to save her. To help her make it out alive for her to be the one winner. But this year there was 2 winners because they would rather die than have to kill the other one. I hate how Katniss doubts her love for Petta and says she was just playing a part. If you were reading the same book I was you could tell she wasn’t playing a part. She truly grew to love him. He made her a better person.

Gale ( played by Liam Hemsworth) is Katniss best friend. They secretly hunt together almost every day and sell food to the hob to keep their family alive. When Katniss goes away he takes care of her family. He secretly loves her and she loves him but she also love Petta. Both in different way and she’s not sure which one more until the end of book 3 when she finds out that one of Gales bombs kills her sister and she realizes she could never love him the same as she loves Petta. I wasn’t a fan of Gale until the last book. I don’t know what it is about him but I just didn’t think he was good for Katniss.

The districts rebel and try to take down the capital in the 2nd book Petta and Kitniss get put back in the games but not with children but with other winners. At the end this was all a way for the rebels to save Katniss and Petta so they could start war on the capital but the capital got Petta and brainwashed him to hate Katniss

Katniss sister prim dies. I am not a fan of the way they do it in the book. It’s like mass confusion and then all of a sudden she dies and Kitniss is in the hospital. They are trying to kill president snow and the rebels show up and snows men are there then she dies. You are very confused for a few pages. Comes to find out the rebels President kills the kids to make it look like Snow did it so his people would hate him more. 

I LOVE LOVE LOVED the book but there was something about the last one that I didn’t love as much as the others. I can’t put my finger on what it is. It might be because Gale who I didn’t really care for the first 2 books I actually started to think he could be with Katniss. But I loved Petta and he took my heart in the first on and I wanted him to be with Katniss. Or it could be how Petta wasn’t himself until the end of the 3rd book because of what the Capital did to him. Or it was just the fact that it was over and I was sad. I want books to go on forever and never end. Especially great ones like this one.

The Epilogue… I liked it really I did but I just wish she could of forgiven Gale.( so they could atleast be friends.) I know he did the one thing you can never forgive and he destroyed the one thing he had going for him which was protecting her family. But you really can never prove if his bomb killed Prim. But anyway Petta and Kitniss move back to district 12 and basically fall back in love (even though they never really fell out of love)

I left out a lot because I really want you to read it if you haven’t. There are a lot more wonderful characters that I didn’t even mention.

They are making it into a movie. It is set to come out next summer. If they stay true to this book at all then the movie will be wonderful!

Keep on reading!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

one day....

Okay before I go on my rant I want to say this was one of the best well crafted books I have read in a long long time. It made me laugh and cry (really I cried) and you were mad at the characters and were overly happy for them when good things happened. I really liked the characters I thought they were original but I read some reviews on this books and other people thought they were whiney and self absorbed… but aren’t we all a little whiney and self absorbed. (Maybe not as much as these characters but that made me like them even more because they were real.)

Back story
Emma and Dexter or (Dex & Em, Em & Dex) met on July 15, 1988 in London, the day they graduated college. They spent the night tonight. You know they don’t have sex and they stayed up all night talking. This is when you realize that Dexter is an asshole that loves himself and knows how good looking he is. This book is focused around that day, July 15, every year. It tells what they are doing together or not, friends or not on this day every year. Which is a very unique cool concept that I love. Emma is really smart and witty but beautiful but she doesn’t know it. Dexter is cool, addictive, pretty and self centered. But together they are perfect. He makes her not depressed and worried about school and life and she makes him a good person. They love each other and it is the best t kind of love, they are best friends.
Emma and Dex when they first met.

Spoiler!! Don't read if you want to read the book and don't want me to spoil parts. Pick up at the end,

Dex & Em stay in touch after that night. He is off traveling and she is writing/ acting in a play. They write letters well she writes letters he writes one sentence post cards. They see each other whenever they can. Dexter is in love with Emma but will only admit it when he’s drunk because he doesn’t want to settle down and have a girlfriend. Emma loves Dexter but doesn’t think she is good enough and doesn’t think he feels the same. So they remain best friends. Dexter is on a telly show. Ha and he meets tons of women and sees/ sleeps with most of them. Well Emma being the best t friend she is getting to meet all these women. They have one weekend where they go on vacation and they both almost tell each other but of course they don’t. Then they get back and Emma meets someone and so does Dex (well one of his many.) They stay best friends even though Emma boyfriend doesn’t like it. By this point Dex has a slight drinking problem. Dex and his mom are very close but a weird close well she gets cancer and dies.
Dexter and his mom ( I LOVE HER!!!)

 This hits Dex very hard. He stops being friends with most of all his friends but Emma. He is very rude and mean to Emma and finally after one dinner they stop being friends. She just can’t handle him anymore. Emma and her boyfriend break up and she and Dexter don’t really talk to many years. Then he meets Sylvie. She is beautiful and nothing like anyone he’s ever met before. He falls in love with her but deep down he knows she’s not Emma. Him and Emma become I wouldn’t say best friends again but they talk randomly. Until one of their friends weddings and Emma is there and so is Dex. They go off to a maze and talk and say they are sorry for everything. You think Emma is finally going to tell him she loves him and he tells her he is engaged. WOW! I know not only engaged but going to be a FATHER! 
Dex and Sylvie

Well they stay best friends after this and he becomes a father to a baby girl. Well things go real bad real quick for Dex and Sylvie and she starts being really mean and sleeping with one of his best friends. They get a divorce. Then it shows Dexter coming to Paris to stay with Emma. Come to find out the finally had sex!! Like 15 years after they first met. Jeez that’s a lot of anticipation. Woah. Anyways when he gets there he thinks they will finally be Dex and Em, Em and Dex a couple he is finally ready and guess what?? She is seeing someone. GEEZ! BUT she decides she would rather give Dex a try! And they WORK! Duh. They stay together then the next year they move in together. They are obviously happy. Everyone knows it. The next year they get married and his little girl loves Emma too. Then the next year on July 15 when they are looking to buy a house Emma dies. Yep that’s exactly how the author writes it too. She gets hit by a car and dies. Insert tears of confusion here.  Well then it goes back and forth from their first days together when they met to the years after she dies. It gives you a play by play of what they did those 2 days when they first met. And how he survives from his wife love of his life best friend dying. Well first year he goes kind of crazy next year he is dating and the last year he takes the girl he is dating and his little girl to the place where he first met Emma. Him and his little girl climb the hill the climbed and he turns out to be a great father and happy.

Just random times in their friendship

Pick up here!

Okay are you confused? Literally this is how the book ends. I loved it! I was very confused and frustrated that after all that book she does and Dex ends up with someone else but hey you can’t help what life deals you. So that’s the book. It really is awesome!! Sorry if you don’t want to read it since I basically told you what happened. But I think you should because I left out A LOT!! I left out big stuff the only think I really told you is that they get together and Emma dies. So please read the book. It melts your heart and is a great love story! The author does a great job making you feel what they feel and he does a great job showing emotion. A lot during this book I was thinking in my head man I have felt this way. So PLEASE READ IT!!
But if you don’t it will be a movie. It’s coming out August 19l Anne Hathaway plays Emma. I know she wasn’t my first choice when I started reading this but by the end I can see her playing this part. I see her as Emma. And Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe) pays Dexter. I can’t wait for the movie!! Here is the trailer if you haven't seen it yet.
As always keep on reading!!

Monday, July 18, 2011


In case any of you have been living under a rock and didn't know that HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 came out Friday. It is the last installment of the Harry Potter franchise. It is based on the 7th book but they split it into 2 parts. Part one came out in November and Part 2 the weekend. I like many others went to Thursday midnight showing. And yes I had on my Harry Potter t-shirt and had a wand. Ha I'm a dork i know. The title of this is based on my favorite line from the movie and book.

 Back to the movie it was AMAZING!!! like ridiculously fantastic. It was by far the best movie yet! Now don't get me wrong I love love love the movies but the books are WAY better. I made the stupid mistake of recently reading the last HP book and so I was a little disappointed when they missed a few HUGE moments and added other things. But after griping about it for about an hour I got over it and realized how much I loved it. It really was the best movie yet.It had everything! You laughed, you got mad, it had action, and you cried.. Yes, I cried like a baby. Unlike part 1 This movie started off running and never slowed down. It was action after action after action. I loved it!!I cant wait to see it again! Here are some Harry Potter pictures....

Professor Mcgonagall Is a great in all the movies. She finally gets her moment in the sun in the final film. It is a great scene!!
This is the epilogue. Yes they did one. It was bitter sweet. But if they wouldn't of done it then I think there would of been alot of mad fans!

This is a part that's not in the book but I loved it. It is Harry and Voldemort fight scene. In the book its not much action just talking and but it the movie it is EVERYTHING! They are everywhere. 

The final battle where yes Voldemort dies.

Now this is Bellatrix and she is my FAVORITE!!!! I love love love her and all her evilness. I think she is amazing and I love when she was in the movies. She is Vordemorts biggest fan. And she gets killed by none other then Mrs. Wesley!! IT is great in the book and movie. 

This is when Harry decides he is going to go face Voldemort and dies.... Yes you will have to watch it to find out what happens....

This is Drako. He is the bad guy and you love to hate him. He has changed so much in all the books/movies. And in the last one he gets redemption. He does have a good heart.

Neville... He is a shy not so very good a magic until the final film and he is the HERO! I love him and have always loved him!! He is great!!

This is the whole cast at the London premier. They are so cute!!

This is Serius  Harry's god father. He is also another one of my favorites who gets killed by my all time favorite Bellatrix!!

This is Snape. I can't even do him justice by writing about him so watch it or read it but he is the best character.
This is Neville all grown up!! HE IS HOT!! 

Here is a list of my favorite books/ movies in order best to worst
1)Deathly Hallows Part 2
2) Prisoner of Azkaban
3) Deathly Hallows Part 1 
4)Half Blood-Prince
5)Order of the Phoenix
6) Goblet of Fire
7) Sorcerer's Stone
8) Chamber of Secrets

I hope you all enjoyed this and will go read/ watch the movies!
Keep on reading

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

lets get rich

me oh my what I would do to be able to read all day every day. That would be the life. The only way I would ever be able to do this is if 1 I somehow got ridiculously rich 2 I married James Franco or Prince Harry. Obviously neither of these will happen so i can just dream....

The perfect nook to read in. Peaceful and outside.... Simply AMAZING. oh to be rich and be able to have a special place like this. Just for you.

The perfect bookmark. It wouldn't mess any of the pages up, you would never lose your place and they are so cute.

Another PERFECT place to read. hey At least I'm a BIG DREAMER!  I might never leave if I had this one. Just stay in there all day and all night.

Laying in the sun is the most perfect way to read. With a nice breeze and someone to lay on so your neck doesn't start hurting. ha Perfection


Dr. Seuss said it best.. read, REad, READ!!! 

I will one day have a library full of all my books with a ladder. and it will be amazing!!! Even if I'm not rich I will have this and it will be lovely.

I have never read this book but I really liked this quote so its on here.

I love to read and love everything about books. Me and one of my best friends Beth like the smell of old books. I love going into a library or book store and getting lost. That would be my ideal perfect day.... well after eating Mexican and drinking a Margarita and getting a new dress, then reading in the sun. That is my idea of a perfect day. I hope you all have a perfect day. And that once in a while you get it.... 

This post is named after one of my favorite artist Ingrid Michaelson and her song you and I. If you have never listened to it then I think you should. It describes my life almost perfectly and its a fun happy song. I just love it.

 I hope you liked my random post.... keep on reading

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Change begins with a whisper

The Help
Change begins with a whisper is right. This applies to life too. If you want something to change you have to do something about it not just sit back and wait for someone else to do it.

First I want to say this might be one of my favorite books I've read not only this summer but ever. It is funny and interesting. I LOVED IT. It will also be a movie out August 12th. CAN'T WAIT! EKK!

Okay so here is the back story. Mrs. Skeeter is not the cutest girl in the world... kinda lanky frizzy curly hair. You can picture her can't you? If not here is her in the movie. 
She is also very smart( duh in books the smart one is always not that pretty but we love her even more because of it.) But she wants to be a writer. She goes to college with the intentions of going to college to become a writer not to find a husband like all of her friends. Her mom isn't pleased with this but that makes you love Skeeter even more. She is her own person in a society of clones. Oh I forgot to mention its based in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1950s. Where everyone is married by 20 and kids by 21. And has  a perfect house. Her mother who she doesn't really get along with because she didn't raise her. Oh that's something else I forgot mothers don't raise their children... the help does. The help are colored women who do ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING! Here is a picture from the movie of Skeeter and her mom. ( you'll have to read the book to finds out what happens there....) 
Then there are Skeeters best friends....

Hilly. She is a bitch. Seriously. This is about how she treats her Help like crap and makes her do EVERYTHING. She also has the bright idea that they shouldn't use their bathroom and makes people start putting bathrooms outside for the help. Their other best friend Elizabeth Leefolt has a daughter who she is awful to. Her Help is Aibileen she loves loves loves that little girl. Things hit the fan when she makes Aibileen use a bathroom outside. One of Aibileen's friends is Minny she is a wild one. She will talk back to anyone and tell them just how she is feelings. She was fired from Hilly's mothers house. She does something to get back at Ms. Hilly that is AMAZING!! but she goes to work for a crazy lady who is married to Hilly's ex boyfriend. So of course Hilly HATES her.  She isn't really crazy just kind of depressed and a lot of stuff happens to her.

Minny and Aibileen.

Well Skeeter decides she has had enough and wants to write a book that will change things. So she asks Aibileen. At first she says no then she changes her mind. Then she gets lots of other HELP to tell their stories too. The good, the bad and the AWFUL. This was something that had never been done before until now. 

I'm not going to tell you the rest of what happens because you need to read the book. People fall in love, lose friends, gain friends, get new jobs, break up, and move on. This books shows that. That life goes on. You need to do everything you can so you have no regrets.And don't let the bitch win. ha Its  an awesome book. really. 
Here is the movie trailer for those of you who will just wait till the movie. Which I just don't think you should do because so many things will be changed!!
The Help

Watch it read it... it'll be awesome either way. 
Keep on reading!