Friday, November 30, 2012

I Am Number Four Book-to-Movie Comparison

I sorta promised I'd do this, even though no one reads my blog.

So, over thanksgiving Break, I read I Am Number Four, The Power of Six, The Rise of Nine, and all the little novellas in that series.
And I Watched the I Am Number Four movie.
Now, I do recall liking the movie the couple of times I’ve watched it in the past. This last time I watched it, however, I read the book RIGHT BEFORE watching the movie. This caused me to notice everything, details both small and big, that the movie got wrong, and I was very bitter.
I don’t like to be bitter. In the future, I shall make a conscious effort to put at least a month in between reading a book and watching said book’s movie adaption.
Especially for The Mortal Instruments movie that’s coming out next summer. I really don’t want to be bitter watching that movie.
So, mainly, if there’s been a sizable chunk of time between reading I Am Number Four and watching the movie adaption, there’s only one thing that really annoys me, and that’s that a couple of the big events in the book were moved forward one event in the movie, i.e., Sam finding out John’s an alien and Henri’s death.

It's Friday Again

Sorry, guys, I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted. I haven’t had anything to talk about.
But, it’s Friday again, and I watched the Vampire Diaries last night on TV and this morning online, and I’ve got to talk about it.
So, without further ado, everything that happened in last night’s episode that I had a reaction to.

“I was in a trek in the Andies, and a hummingbird flew up to me and just hovered there, staring at me.”
That sounds like such a cliché, I could barely stand it.
Besides that, I am enjoying the Klaus-and-Caroline romance that is developing here. I really hope that it will last past it’s current uses and develop into a REAL romance.
And when Stefan and Jeremy were in the basement and Stefan was like, “Kill The Vampire, JEREMY!” I said that this was going to spiral out of control very quickly. And it did.
And, at the end of the episode, OMG, major twist. Kudos to the producers of the show, because I did not see this coming at all. I really should have, because even though it’s been awhile since I’ve read the books, now tat I think about it, I’m pretty sure that the same thing happens in the books.
But I can understand why I didn’t see it coming. I want Elena to be in ove with Damon for reals.
There’s no need to fix her, really guys! She’s perfect as she is! No need to un-vampire her!

Monday, November 19, 2012

I Am Number Four

Okay, so I just got a hold of the Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore last night (it was one of the books my dad had been holding hostage, he released it) So now I’m rereading I Am Number Four and I will probably be watching the movie on Wednesday.
            But before anything else, I have to say this: Sam is MINE. He and I are engaged to be married, and I already have our kids names planned out, so hands off. He’s taken. Four/John is up for grabs, as is Mark, but Sam is very much mine.

Review to come. (I will probably put the review of the book on goodreads, but I'll probably do a book/movie comparison and an overall series review her on my blog)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Since it is Friday...

Okay, guys it’s Friday, which means I watched TVD and Beauty and the Beast earlier today, which means I’m gonna talk about them.
TVD: I hope that there is a Klaus and Caroline romance. I know most people are against that because pretty much everyone hates Klaus, but I’ve actually been pining for a romance between the two of them since Klaus drew a picture of Caroline and a horse in season three.
Also, I do believe Stefan and Elena broke up!
This makes me too happy for… words. Words are failing my happiness. If I knew how, I would post of video of myself happy-screaming. But I don’t.
Since I don’t I will instead give you this link:
cuz that is pretty dang epic. It doesn’t describe my feelings, but I couldn’t find a video that did (I’m sure there is one, I just didn’t find it) and this one is… pretty dang epic.
Yeah. So I’m hoping that not only will Elena stay a vampire, but she and Damon will also, you know, get together.
BandtheB: I wanted to strangle Evan! He kind of messed with Cat and Vincent. And then at the end of the episode, oh my GOD. I was practically screaming and weeping and down on my knees begging for Vincent and Cat to kiss. Not so.
And then, at the END end of the episode, it was like, twist, no! And now I have to wait for another whole TWO WEEKS of torture.
I’ll stop typing now before I explode.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I got Reached!!!

Okay, guys, so something amazing happened today.
Well, I got this beautiful book:

This is amazing because:
1. It’s the last book in an amazing book series, and owning it of course makes me happy.
And 2. It came out yesterday. Understand that I NEVER get books the day after they come out. I usually have to wait at least month, often even longer, as I have to wait until I have money.
So, indeed, I am excited.
Unfortunately, just because I have it does not mean I will be reading it anytime soon. Yesterday, I started the Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy, which I will try to finish before getting caught up in anything else.
I also just got back from the library with three books. And I am determined to read at least two of them.
Btw, I finished the Forest of Hands and Teeth yesterday, and you want, you will be able to find my review of that on goodreads.
Here, I’ll give you the link:
That’s all I have got to say.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Passing Math

Okay, so I need to post something.
I now have a low C in math! I got a 90% on the second project (which I did last week) and that project averaged with first project grade is 82.5. you figure that in with my current average, and I have 72.875! And that, my friends, is a C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This makes me positively overjoyed, for a couple different reasons.
1)      I no longer have a D.
2)      No longer having a D, my parents will be happy with me.
3)      The Happier my parents are with me, the more likely I am to get books!
Actually, funny/angry story about that. My birthday was in September and I got quite a few giftcards. A B&N giftcard and an Amazon giftcard. And then I think I bought another B&N giftcard later in September or early October.
Anyway, point is, I had giftcards. I used giftcards to order books. Books came in. And my father has been holding them hostage. Like he thinks that I’m NOT trying to pass math. I still have books. I still read books. Not THOSE ones, but I still have and read books.
Just because I read does not mean that I’m not trying to pass math. I have, in fact, sworn a solemn oath, several times at this point. The oath goes like this:
“I will pass math if it the LAST thing I do.”
Of course, I do hope that it WON’T be the last thing I do, but regardless, if the world ends this December, it is my full intention to have passed math.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Book Review: Deltora Quest

So, I have been rereading this series of books from my childhood. Deltora Quest. Have you heard of it?
If you haven’t, you must read it.
Although the Deltora Quest books do seem to be for children, looking at the title, and the covers of the books, and the fact that no book is more than four centimeters thick, these books are not for young or faint-hearted children. These books are very dark and twisted. And amazing.
The story begins with Lief, the main character. (yes, his name is Lief. As in leaf).
Scratch that. The story begins with Jarred, Lief’s ‘father’. Jarred is the best friend of Endon, and the story begins with Endon’s dad dying and Endon becoming the king of Deltora.
Long story short, the bad guy, the Shadow Lord, comes and takes over.
Fast forward sixteen years. Now we meet Lief. And Lief embarks on a quest to restore the Belt of Deltora, which can defeat the Shadow Lord.
In order to restore it, he must go around the kingdom of Deltora, to the most fearsome places about, and find seven magical gems that originally belonged to the seven tribes of Deltora long, long ago. Before they were united.
There’s a whole history there that you’ll have to read the books in order to understand it.
So they basically go to really fearsome places and have to fight really fearsome creatures in order to get these gems.
And these ‘Guardians’ are fearsome in a way that you don’t have to be a little kid to be afraid of them, disturbed by them, or at the very least, grossed out by them. The Shifting Sands Guardian was particularly creepy, if you ask me.
Also, Jasmine is an ‘orphan’ and it’s very sad for her.
And then there’s Doom. We don’t meet Doom until the fourth book, The Shifting Sands, but he’s very shifty, he also happens to be y favorite character. Besides Jasmine. He also happens to be someone else…
Which leads me to this books deep and twisted conspiracy. There is layer upon layer of lies and deceit. I mean, yeah, the Shadow Lord has the corner on deceit and plans within plans and evil-ness, but the good guys have some pretty deep and twisted deceit among their ranks, too.
Mainly, in the first book, when Lief’s father tells him to go on this quest, he’s finally telling Lief the truth, but he’s still hiding stuff.
It’s actually a really cool series.
They’re by Emily Rodda. You should check them out.

*Note: I did not review the Deltora Quest books on goodreads

Monday, November 5, 2012

Book Giveaway+Another TV show I have to talk about

Hey, guys, my friend from goodreads, Nitzan, is giving away a couple of books. Cinder by Marissa Meyer, which I recently read and thought was AMAZING, and Finding Sky by Joss Stirling, which I'll probably get around to reading. Someday. I just have so many things to read, you know?
Anyway, Nitzan has a blog, Drugs Called Books, and here is a link to the post in which the book giveaway is taking place:

Also, does anyone watch Beauty and the Beast? It’s on the CW, and is right AFTER TVD. (refer to my previous post for a rant about the latest happenings in that series). Anyways, the last episode was SO EPIC. I was seriously freaking out while I was watching. And I was freaking out loudly. If anyone else had been home, they would have thought I was crazier than they already know me to be. And that’s pretty crazy.
Now, I would be talking about this with my friend, except she hasn’t seen the episode yet. *gasp!*
I know. That was my reaction too.
Anyways, I probably have some homework I should do. You know, being in college and all. Bleh.

Friday, November 2, 2012

TVD- I Will Stop Watching You

Okay, to whoever makes The Vampire Diaries, writes the episodes, decides what happens and stuff, I am speaking to you: if you make Elena be a human again, I will STOP WATCHING TVD. After four seasons, you finally made her a vampire, and now you're going to reverse it? What is wrong with you? Are you Crazy?
No. No. No. It cannot happen. I will not let it happen. YOU will not let it happen.
Also, DAMON AND ELENA SHOULD KISS ALREADY! Now, if you make Elena be not-a-vampire, there is one thing that might make me keep watching the series. and that is Stefan and Elena BREAK UP and Elena and Damon GET TOGETHER.
GRRR. There is no cure. It's a hoax. A hoax, I tell you!