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Friday, August 19, 2011

Film Fanatic Friday #6

What. The. French. Toast?!

You're telling me today is actually Friday?!

AND....

I'm actually posting my FFF!!??

If I see zombies later or a icy cool draft from hell.... I'll know why....

Now, down to business. I am a ImDB stalker. It's true. I go on there almost everyday.
Well, today, a preview stopped me in my tracks and covered me goosebumps.




I know right?! Do you understand why this film had to immediately become my FFF pick?!

I love Gerard Butler. I believe he is a soulful, funny, brilliant actor, and he is sooo not bad to look at.  It is so great to seem in a film with so much heart and passion.  I can't wait to see this in theaters!

What film are you a fanatic for this Friday?

XO!
Sara

P.S. For all you book lovers, this movie is based on the following book/true story.



Follow Friday is a great weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkie and Alison at AlisonCanRead. It is this super fun thing that allows bloggers to find and follow new blogs and also find and get new followers. You better go check it out! Or else.... :0)


This weeks question:
If you could write yourself a part in a book, what book would it be and what role would you play in that book?


Holy Buckets Batman.... this is a super tough question! I've hemmed and hawed over it and I honestly can't decided on just one. Sooooo you're going to get a small list. :0)


1. Twilight:  As much as I love the Bella&Edward saga, it would not stop me from writing a part for myself in Twilight as the new 1/2 human 1/2 vampire badass that Edward falls in love with and leaves Bella for.  I'd love to have his creepy vampire babies. 


2. Hunger Games: I'd love to be part of Katniss's team in the end taking down the Capitol and President Snow.  I have this thing with standing up for things and fighting for what you believe in.


3. Divergent:  Ok, technically I'd just like to be a particular character in this book and not necessarily add a new part.  Whom would that be? Beatrice.... duh! I would love to experience going through Four's landscape, having him carry me back to his room, watching him sleep, and yup..... seeing him shirtless and telling me that someday he'd love to.... ya know.


4. Harry Potter: I would LOVE to be a member of Dumbledore's Army! I would want my patronus to be a sea turtle.... just saying. 


5. Sarah Dessen's world: I think it would be amazing to be the main female character in any of her books.  These girls are always smart, strong, independent, and yet caring and loving individuals. Plus.... they ALWAYS end up with a cute boy!


6. Pride and Prejudice: Just give me a moment in the woods with Mr. Darcy. 


I could keep going and going and going, but I'm sure you've got blogs to visit and comments to make! 
Tell me..... what book or role would you like to be?  


Remember to send love, give love, be love!
XO
Sara


Thursday, August 18, 2011

In Which I Take A Moment To Be A Nerdy Girl.


** insert giggling, blushing, omg-ing, swooning, ahhh look at Edward, Jacob's shirt looks tight, holy buckets of french toast, general FREAK OUT**

That is all.

XO
Sara

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Who do you write like?




I write like
Cory Doctorow
I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!


This is kind of a neat link I got from Deana Barnhart's blog. (If you aren't following her you should be.)

All you do is plug in a piece of something you've written. It only takes a few seconds. After putting a small piece of my WIP I got Cory Doctorow.  Now, I'll be honest, I've never actually read any of his work. So I did some research on him and I was quite surprised. After seeing this quote from him, I can't help but think that maybe this link was right on the money. 


"We are the people of the book. We love our books. We fill our houses with books. We treasure books we inherit from our parents, and we cherish the idea of passing those books on to our children. Indeed, how many of us started reading with a beloved book that belonged to one of our parents? We force worthy books on our friends, and we insist that they read them. We even feel a weird kinship for the people we see on buses or airplanes reading our books, the books that we claim. If anyone tries to take away our books—some oppressive government, some censor gone off the rails—we would defend them with everything that we have. We know our tribespeople when we visit their homes because every wall is lined with books. There are teetering piles of books beside the bed and on the floor; there are masses of swollen paperbacks in the bathroom. Our books are us. They are our outboard memory banks and they contain the moral, intellectual, and imaginative influences that make us the people we are today." 
 Cory Doctorow



Who do you write like? (Really, I want to know! Click the link and find out and then comment back!)


XO
Sara

Waiting on Wednesday #6



'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 pick of the week is...


all these things i've done
Gabrielle Zevin
Release Date: 9/6/11

From GoodReads:
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.

Why did I choose this book?  Here's a short list:
1. Chocolate and Coffee are illegal?!?! (hello.... that's just crazy!)
2. Her father was a crime boss.... heck yes! (I love anything mafia.)
3. Takes place in NYC. (Going there for the 1st time next week so anything NY related is :0) )
4. The name Anya. (I think that is an interesting name for a character.)
5. 'Falling in love'.... enough said. (I am a sucker for romance.)

That's what I am waiting on this Wednesday. What are you waiting on?

Remember to send love, give love, be love!
XO!
Sara 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tune In Tuesday #5-- 90's Edition


Tune in Tuesday's is weekly meme hosted by Ginger over at GReads
For the next few weeks, the theme will be 90's!

This week, I decided to go a bit gangsta with my 90's pick this week.
No, I don't mean Puff Daddy, Notorious BIG, Naughty by Nature, or Ice-T.
 I mean the kind of rap that I first fell in love with. 
Technically, I was a little kid and this was what I thought was 'hard-core rap'.... little did I know.
You know what I'm talking about....
catchy hooks, easy to follow lyrics, and crazy/shimmery/glittery videos,
and pants.....yup, pants.... you know the ones I'm talking about.
Need a little help with this flashback.... 
Check this out....


M.C. Hammer
NEED
I
SAY
MORE?!

I was so in love with M.C. Hammer. So much so that every year I used to ask my dad if Hammer could come to my birthday party.  I'm still waiting for him to show up. 
This was my first taste of rap and I was hooked.  
Soon after I caught on to Vanilla Ice, Naughty by Nature,Tribe Called Quest,  and of course, Puff Daddy (he was also asked for around my birthday), and Notorious BIG.
I love all genres of music these days, but I'm still a rap girl!!

What are your 90's tunes this week?

Remember to send love, give love, be love.
XO!
Sara

P.S. Just because I had to share some of my other favorites of all time!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

In My Mailbox #1


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi aka The Story Siren.

This week I ventured back to my public library.  I had been avoiding it because I had this gut feeling that I either owed a book and lost it or that I owed a ton of money in fines.  $15 dollars worth of fines later and I went home a semi-broke girl with tons to read!!  Here is what's in my mailbox this week:



1. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver: This is actually my book, but I just haven't finished reading it yet.
2. Unearthly by Cynthia Neely: Kept seeing this book at B&N so decided to check it out.
3. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini: The cover and premise hooked me in.
4. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater: I know.... I'm a bit behind, but at least I'm reading it now.
5. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead: Yes, yes.... I know.... I'm behind on this series too.

I believe these 5 giant sized books will keep be busy for a while.... how little of a while that may be!

So tell me, what is in your mailbox this week?

Remember to send love, give love, be love.
XO!
Sara