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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #3

'Waiting on Wednesday' is a weekly event--hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine--that spotlights upcoming books that are eagerly being anticipated. 

My oh-my-gosh-this-book-needs-to-hurry-and-be-available-at-the-store-now (even thought it seems as thought no one has ever even heard of the first book) pick of the week is...
The Fox Inheritance
Mary E. Pearson
Release Date: 8/30/11
From Barnes and Noble:
Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, their three minds were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries.
Two-hundred-and-sixty years later, they have been released at last. Given new, perfect bodies, Locke and Kara awaken to a world they know nothing about, where everyone they once knew and loved is long dead.

The Fox Inheritance is the sequel to the 2009 novel, The Adoration of Jenna Fox.  
Not a lot of people I know have heard of this book, even though I continue to tell people to read it.  I finally demanded (ok, forced) a friend of mine to buy it at Barnes and Noble when we went.  
What made her finally notice it?!  Well, it was actually on the suggestions table. (finally) How ingenious.  
I originally discovered this book when it was first released at my public library.  They hadn't even put it on the shelf yet when I came to check it out. If you don't know about this book, here ya go.... and check out this series for goodness sakes!!

From Barnes and Noble: 
Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox has just awoken from a year-long coma—so she’s been told—and she is still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. But what happened before that? She’s been given home movies chronicling her entire life, which spark memories to surface. But are the memories really hers? And why won’t anyone in her family talk about the accident? Jenna is becoming more curious. But she is also afraid of what she might find out if she ever gets up the courage to ask her questions. What happened to Jenna Fox? And who is she really? Everyone except Jenna Fox.

That is the book I am waiting on this Wednesday.  What are books are you waiting on?

Remember to send love, give love, be love.
Catch ya on the flip side! 

P.S. Here is one more I came across and I just had to share it! 
Title: Misfit
TBR: 8-1-11
From Borders: 
Seattle sixteen-year-old Jael must negotiate normal life in Catholic school while learning to control the abilities she inherited from her mother, a demon, and protect those she loves from Belial, the Duke of Hell.
Jael has always felt like a freak. She’s never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dad’s always been superstrict—but that’s probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half demon and most definitely not a normal sophomore girl. On her sixteenth birthday, a mysterious present unlocks her family’s dangerous history and Jael’s untapped potential. What was merely an embarrassing secret before becomes a terrifying reality. Jael must learn to master her demon side in order to take on a vindictive Duke of Hell while also dealing with a twisted priest, best-friend drama, and a spacey blond skater boy
                                    who may have hidden depths.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover....

Psh... WHATEVER!!  I know most of us always judge a book by it's cover;  I know I do.

For me, the cover is the springboard for the book itself.  If the book has a really craptastical cover, chances are I will just glance over it. BUT, if a book has a cover with something different (image, person), a really beautiful font, or maybe sometimes something considered "weird", I will probably pick the book up, read the inside jacket, and depending on how many books I am buying, most likely put it on my "need to buy list".

As I book stalked Borders and their upcoming releases section, I came across a few books that I believe had one of those covers.  My "need to buy list" just got a little bigger.  Here is what I found:

What book covers have caught your attention lately? 

Send love, Give Love, Be love!

Tune in Tuesday #1

I love music.
A lot.
Correction.... more than a lot; probably closer to an obsession.
I also like to share music.
Correction.... it is more like continually talk about singers, groups, songs, etc. until my friends know just as much about them as I do.

Today is Tuesday (duh) and I was blog stalking (come on, don't even try to hide it.... you know you do it too) and I came across this meme called "Tune in Tuesday".  I figured what the heck; I already share books I am anticipating, films I love, so why not share music I love?! Tune in Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads.  If you love music, you should check it out!

To begin my "Tune in Tuesday" playlist I just knew I had to start with my absolute favorite song and absolute favorite artist of all-time.

Gravity by John Mayer

If you know me, then you probably understand my obsession with John. (yep, I am on a first name basis with him. :0) )  If you don't know me, well, then you will soon get to understand my obsession.

Everyone says they feel music inside them.  But for me, when I listen to this song, I feel it from the top of my head to the tips of toes, from my skin all the way to my inner organs, I feel it in my heart and deep, deep in my soul.

It's the sound of his voice when he sings it.
It's the sound of his guitar and the riffs he creates.
But mostly, it's the words. 
(I can't even begin to explain what this song means to me.... maybe someday I will try to explain.)  

To new Mayer fans, to old Mayer fans, but mostly, to fans of words that happen to be put beautifully to music, here is Gravity.

Send love, Give love, Be love!

Film Fanatic Friday #2

Ok....Ok.... I know it is technically not Friday, but I got a little bit distracted this weekend.

Definitely not a great excuse, but I may beg to differ as I saw some fantastic movies this weekend (Horrible Bosses and Monte Carlo), attended my monthly book club meeting for a great book (The Help), and finally caught a HUGE stride with my book (I am excited).  Plus, I started and finished this great book (Divergent) that I HAD to finish.  I will be reviewing that book this week.

AND I have been busily preparing and creating my t-shirt to wear for the 12am release of this weeks FF.....
Yup.... you guessed it....

If you haven't seen the previous 7 movies or read the books, you have obviously been living under a rock for the past decade.

I started reading this series from the very, very beginning.  Almost 13 years ago.  I impatiently waited for every book to be released. Read them as quickly I could and then re-read them (multiple times).  I have waited in huge lines for the movies.  Have laughed, cried, and felt every possible emotion while reading this series and watching it on film.

This week marks a bittersweet time in both my book and movie worlds.  Because it is....

I have eagerly been waiting for the final movie, but truth be told, this week, I kind of wish it wouldn't come out. I am genuinely sad that it is over.  I have been feeling so weird about HP ending that I have pretty much refused to re-read the entire series (which is unheard of for me) and have waited until the last minute to make my shirt.

As 12 am draws closer and closer, I am filled with anticipation, nervousness, excitement, and sadness. I will truly miss these characters that I have grown up with, both in the books and movies.

July 15th, 2011 12am (more like noon as we will be waiting in line all day).... I will be at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 waiting with hundreds of fellow "Pot Heads" for the end.

That is the film I am a fanatic for this Friday. What movie are you a fanatic for this week?

Remember to send love, give love, be love.

Catch ya on the Hogwarts side!

P.S. If you're not a Harry Potter.... 1. I feel sad for you. 2. You're an idiot. 3. You just wouldn't understand!

Monday, July 11, 2011

That was either very smart or very dumb

I wrote letter to someone.... a family member.... Expressing my thoughts and feelings about situations between us. I had to.
Guess I will find out soon enough whether that was the dumbest or best thing I could have done.

Remember to send love, give love, be love!
Catch on the 'cross your fingers it goes over well' side.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Insomnia Realization(s) Tonight

1. You cannot always choose who is in your life.  Most of the time, people are in your life out of sheer chance or coincidence, and not always by your choosing.  
2.  No matter how hard you try, sometimes, some people, are just not worth the effort.
3.  People say hurtful things in order to make themselves feel better and it is their way to get out the envy that lies within themselves.
4.  Try and try as you might to NOT have to.... washing your hands of someone is most commonly the only choice you are left with.
5.  Many people should invest in a dictionary, thesaurus, grammar book, or even just a better spell checker.
6.  NO matter what I feel or say when I am frustrated, I know me and I know I won't give up, I'll continue to take the bs, and I'll continue to

Send love, give love, be love!

Catch ya on the flip side!