In My Mailbox (oo7.)

Posted: July 17, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Hello! I’m back from my family reunion. It was very nice. I also picked up a couple of really good books!

BOUGHT:

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Game by Monica Hughes

Bite Me by Melissa Francis

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

SWAP.COM

Nightlight: A Parody by The Harvard Lampoon

WON!

Hourglass by Myra McEntire from Jena @ Shortie Says


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Update.

Posted: July 13, 2011 in Uncategorized
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I will be out of town from July 14-16 and returning on the 17th. No Friday meme, unfortunately. See you guys when I get back. Trust me, I have a feeling that I will have a lot to review when I get back!

Until we meet again~

Tandra. 

After a long wait, I’ve managed to pick up some really great books this week. This week, I’ll be teasing Virals by Kathy Reichs!

“A gunshot is the loudest sound in the universe. Especially if the bullet is coming at you.”

In My Mailbox (oo6.)

Posted: July 10, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Great this week!

(Starting from the top bottom) 

BOUGHT

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Not for school or anything, I honestly wanted to read for pleasure)

THRIFT STORE

Love Is Hell by Various Authors (76 cents!)

HARLEQUIN TEEN PANEL

Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen

BLOOMSBURY BLOG TOURS

Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs (I just randomly got this in the mail and it definitely made my day)

LIBRARY 

Private by James Patterson

Virals by Kathy Reichs

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Trapped by Michael Northrop

The Postcard Killers by James Patterson

 Until we meet again~


Part 3, readers! Last one as well.

BOOKS INTO MOVIES

Harry Potter and Twilight are kings of this topic. Very soon, these sagas are ending, leaving more and more in their wake. In my opinion, I don’t think EVERY SINGLE BOOK should be made into a movie. I understand Harry Potter a bit, but I Am Number Four? Flipped? Nope. They should’ve left those alone. Not all books need to be made into movies, and not all movies need to be made from a book.

 MARKETING TACTICS

Have you noticed more book trailers on TV lately? More and more companies are trying different tactics to get books noticed.  Also, authors are creating Twitter and Facebook pages for marketing as well. This is great! As book blogging begins to evolves, authors should try and evolve as well! But here’s a question, what author would you like to have an account on a social networking site?

Well, that’s it for this book discussion. Look for another one comin’ at you soon!

Until we meet again!~ 

In My Mailbox (oo5.)

Posted: July 3, 2011 in Uncategorized
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This was a very nice picture, I believe!

BOUGHT: 

Elixir by Hilary Duff  (5.99 at Borders, marked down!)

Witch & Wizard by James Patterson (Just for show, needed it for my bookshelf)

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Romeo & Juliet/Juliet’s Story by William Shakespeare (I’ve read Romeo & Juliet before, but Juliet’s Story seemed new, so I bought this as well)

LIBRARY 

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan


About two days ago, I finished the novel I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. As we all know, there was also a movie made about the book, starring Alex Pettyfer.

Well, there’s a lot to say about this movie, but I have to say that the book is better. The movie seemed interesting and believe me, it delivered that, but I felt it could’ve been better. In the beginning, they show Number Three dying and then Four feeling it. The next scene, he’s on the beach, or shore, or island, or something, and Henri comes to rescue him. After this, Four begins talking a little bit about Lorien and aliens and where they’re headed next.

Now, they get to their new house, when Four sees a dog and decides to take him in. This was great in the movie! In the book, he first sees him at school, and I found that a little confusing, but the movie visualized it better. For some reason, they made Four a little bit cynical and hostile towards Henri, whereas accepting and kinda carefree, if that makes sense.

When Four got his first legacy in the science classroom, it looked…rushed. He stumbled around for about five seconds before racing into the dark room. Four passes out and the next time, you see Henri talking him down, then taking him back home. Really, it could’ve been slowed down a little bit.

One thing that was really amazing and nice was with Number Six. I won’t say what exactly she did, but it involved fire! 🙂 They introduced her way earlier than the book did, so it made sense when she found Four and it didn’t look like one of the random aliens just found him.

I was disappointed that the chest wasn’t used. AT ALL. You see Henri place it in a safe place, then the next time you see it, it’s in Four’s possession. Obviously, it’s treated as something sacred, but it’s never opened or interacted with.

All in all, it’s a pretty good movie. I wouldn’t go to the movie theater and spend money on the series. I’d rather get it from Redbox or Netflix. The movie could’ve been longer and answered a few of the unexplained questions, but, you’ll enjoy it. It’s actually more of a comedy than an adventure!

Until we meet again~