Παρασκευή, 9 Μαρτίου 2012

Friday Fill-Ins (3)

Friday Fill-Ins is a meme by Janet at Friday Fill-Ins. Basically, she creates a different template every week and you fill in the blanks. I find it very inspirational. Here are my Fill-Ins for this Friday:




1. When I heard the big crash i knew my cat had dropped something off the table this morning.2. Beyonce makes me want to dance.
3. Get crazy!
4. Home is where the heart is (or so my trash can under my desk says).
5. Hands off my bacon
6. I don't want (?) to put anybody down.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to studying ( :( ), tomorrow my plans include going to the gym and studying later and Sunday, I want to do some more studying (stupid college work).

Τρίτη, 6 Μαρτίου 2012

Teaser Tuesday (2)




Teaser Tuesday is a meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. This is what you have to do:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
 
 
Erebos by Ursula Poznanski
 
 
"Humans are totally rare," Sapujapu states.
"And unnecessary", Bloodwork adds. 

Page: (I lost the page and I can't find it! :S I'm so sorry you guys :/)

Δευτέρα, 5 Μαρτίου 2012

Monthly Monday (2): February

 Monthly Monday is a meme I decided to start because most memes I found were about "what I will be doing this week or month" and I needed "what I did this month". Also, I didn't want to limit myself to books; I wanted the freedom to write about everything I read and saw that month (be it film or book). So that is how Monthly Monday started forming in my mind. I guess it's kind of like a monthly recap of what i did. I will be posting on the first Monday of every month and talking about everything i read or saw the month that passed.
I hope you enjoy and feel free to join :)

Books:


Cracked
by K.M. Walton

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars






Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, Book 1)
Veronica Rossi

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars






The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars






Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, Book 1)
by Marissa Meyer

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars






Shatter Me (Shatter Me, Book 1)
by Tahereh Mafi

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars






Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1)
by Susan Ee

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars






The Pledge (The Pledge, Book 1)
by Kimberly Derting

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars






Courtney Crumin and the Night Things (Courtney Crumin, Vol. 1)
by Ted Maifeh

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

 [my review]



Statistics:

Books = 8
Female Authors = 6 / Male Authors = 2
(single POV) Female POV = 2 / Male POV = 0
(multiple POV) = 4
Series = 6 / Standalones = 2
(Genre) YA = 6 / Classic =1 / Graphic Novel = 1
(Format) Paperback = 1 / eBook = 7
(Publication Date) 2012 = 3 / 2011 = 3 / 2003 = 1 / 1945 = 1  
Pages: 2,228
(Purchased = 7) B&N = 6 / Other Greek bookstore = 1
(Free = 1, ARC from NetGalley)
Day in which most books were read on: Thursday = 3 /Wednesday = 2 / Monday = 1 / Tuesday = 1 /Sunday = 1 / Friday =0 / Saturday = 0

Book I liked the most: Angelfall by Susan Ee
Book I liked the least: The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

Films/Movies:


The Woman In Black (2012)

I just  can't get used to Daniel Radcliffe playing a role that isn't Harry Potter. Despite this, he did a good job. The movie was ok, not really scary but it did have the element of surprise.






Wishful Thinking (1996)

I love Drew Barrymore. This was a very interesting movie and what made it unique was that it showed (more or less) the exact same scene 4 times from each characters perspective.




Red Riding Hood (2011)

I did NOT see that ending coming. It kept me wondering all the way to the end. I also love Amanda Seyfried.







Priest (2011)

I really like Paul Bettany and I find him hot in a bad-boy kind of way. I'm not really sure about how I feel about this movie though. I mean I know it's not really supposed to be realistic, but some of the stunts were way too much (see part where Paul Bettany jumps in the air and his partner throws two rocks his way and Paul steps on them as if he were climbing up the stairs and then kills a vampire mid-air).



Striptease (1996)

I can't believe Demi Moore has an eating disorder, her body was so perfect, so healthy-looking and sexy. It's sad that she thought she needed to lose weight. Anyway, the movie was ok, it was an interesting thriller but there wasn't something special about it (other than the very sexy Demi Moore dancing).




Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

They have all the Charlie's Angels movies on TV every year and since it had been a while since I last saw them I thought I might as well see them on TV this year. Unfortunately I only got the chance to watch the second one, but all the Charlie's Angels movies are fun.

[IMDb]



Film/Movie I liked the most: Wishful Thinking
Film/Movie I liked the least: The Woman in Black

Cover Reveal: Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein

Yay my first cover reveal! I'm so excited!! Well, this looks like an interesting book with a prom night gone wrong theme. I for one, am tempted to read it so I'll be picking myself up a copy when it's out on May 15.


Blurb:

Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing.

Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over.



 Soooo here is the cover:



What do you think?


Read an excerpt: HERE


About the author:

Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She wrote her first story when she was in second grade. It was a Thanksgiving tale from the point of view of the turkey from freezer to oven to plate. It was scandalous.

She was a lot like Amy when she was in high school.

She is still a lot like Amy.


Fun!

 Now that's not all. Lisa Burstein is also hosting a "Worse Prom Photo" contest so you should watch out for how to submission rules and directions at her website. The contest will be accepting entries till May 15 (release date of Pretty Amy) and the prize is a beauty package. Good luck to all who will enter! I wish we had prom in Greece, I feel like I've missed out on a lot since we moved here and Prom was definitely one of the things I regretted missing most.



 You can find Lisa Burstein on Twitter, Facebook and her website.

Also, you can add Pretty Amy on Goodreads and pre-order a copy on Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Πέμπτη, 1 Μαρτίου 2012

Friday Fill-Ins (2)

Friday Fill-Ins is a meme by Janet at Friday Fill-Ins. Basically, she creates a different template every week and you fill in the blanks. I find it very inspirational. Here are my Fill-Ins for this Friday:



1. I'm feeling nervous.
2. I want a perfect 4 CI.
3. I need time.
4. I was thinking about summer vacation.
5. I wish I had a personal chef.
6. I'm reading Erebos by Ursula Poznanski.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to stopping by Starbucks on my way back from the doctor, tomorrow my plans include multiple episodes of Pretty Little Liars and Sunday, I want to read!