February 26, 2009

A little Loopy...

Oh my gosh!! My friend sent me this link to this video and I am laughing so hard I am crying, like literally tears are streaming down my cheeks...check it out!!

February 16, 2009

New Moon

Yeah, I know, it's been a while since I've been on here. But I have a perfectly good explanation...I've been re-reading New Moon from the Twilight series. I reread Twilight (the 1st book) before the movie came out...and after I read a few other books, I decided it was time to go to New Moon. There are not enough words to explain how I feel about Twilight. Stephanie Meyer is a genius!! Thanks to Maria for getting me hooked onto Twilight. I know this sounds horrible, but I read through the first 2 books on my honeymoon. :)

So the basic story of New Moon is that Edward finally realizes how dangerous it is for Bella to be around his family. Especially Jasper who is still new to the "vegetarian" life style of a vampire. So Edward decides to tell Bella his family is leaving and that he doesn't want to be with her anymore. Of course Bella is devastated and doesn't know what to do with her life. Bella kind of walks around like a zombie for a while, until she starts to hang out with Jacob, an old family friend. She starts to laugh and smile again. She also realizes that when she's doing something stupid and dangerous (the one request Edward made to Bella not to do), she can hear Edward's voice. So she has Jacob rebuild some motor cycles and teach her to ride. She wants Jacob to take her cliff diving. All the while, Jacob is turning into a werewolf...yes, that right a werewolf. Not only does she hang out with vampires, but werewolves too. Well Bella decides to go cliff diving without Jacob and this gets back to Edward, but Edward is told she did this to commit suicide. Edward is crushed and heads to Italy to see the Volteri, who are the leader vampires. He once told Bella you only make them mad if you want to die. So that's what he's planning on doing until Alice and Bella go there to save him. The Volteri find out about Bella being human and being with Edward and his family and make Edward promise that Bella will soon become a vampire so their secret is still safe. Of course, Bella is all for this, Edward, not so much.

I have started Eclipse again as well, and I'll be posting on that book as soon as I'm done. And for the record I LOVE EDWARD CULLEN!!

The Cullen Family
(from left to right: Emmit, Rosalie, Esme, Edward, Carlisle, Alice, and Jasper)

The Trailer for Twilight...comes out on DVD March 21st!!!

February 5, 2009

Plum Spooky

"Sometimes you get up in the morning and you know it's going to be one of those days. No toothpaste left in the tube, no toilet paper on the cardboard roll, hot water cuts out halfway through your shower, and someone's left a monkey on your doorstep." (Stephanie Plum-bounty hunter and main character of the Plum novels)

And let me just say it's not just any monkey, but a monkey that eats pizza and flips you off if he's angry. Man I love Janet Evanovich. Her stories are absolutely hilarious!! I started reading her books two summers ago when the woman I babysat for reccommended them. Have you ever heard of the Stephanie Plum novels? One for the money, Two for the Dough, Three to get Deadly?...all the way to Fearless Fourteen. I've read all of them. Along with "Between the numbers (mentioned before) novels like Plum Spooky. Stephanie Plum is in her late 20's early 30's. And she's a bounty hunter. Her sidekick is a used to be ho, her on again off again boyfriend is one pf Trenton, NJ's finest (and HOTTEST) cops, her cousin Vinny is her boss, her grandma is an 80 year old woman stuck in a 18 year olds body and shops at the Gap, and fellow bounty hunter Ranger makes her tingle from head to toe...in a good, good way. As you can see, Stephanie Plum is not your average woman, leading an average life.

This book is about a man named Martin Munch who has a doctorates degree in Quantum physics, and Wulf Grimoire, a world wanderer. Wulf has chosen Munch as his new business partner in hopes of creating a machine/magnetometer that can change the weather, which will then help them gain world domincation. Stephanie is after Munch, mostly to get paid and make her cousin Vinny happy. Her other sidekick in this story is Diesel, an incredibly handsome guy who trys harder and harder everyday to get Stephanie in bed with him. Well actually he sleeps in the same bed with her, after she repeatidly tells him not to. It doens't help to lock the doors because Diesel is an "unmentionable' and can open locks and start cars without a key. This book covers the adventures of Stephanie and Deisel, and sometimes Lula (the ho sidekick, who is described as a plus size woman who fits her body in petite clothes, if you can picture it) and the things they go through to capture Munch and Wulf. Oh and there are lots of monkeys involved in this story. And a man who is called Elmer the fire farter...take a wild guess at his talent.

I reccommend this book and ANY Janet Evanovich book. They will be an easy read and filled with great laughs. Thanks to Mike for getting me this book!!

February 3, 2009

Maine Brides

My friend Amanda got me this book along with one other for Christmas. She knows me so well. I think I more excited about books than anything else. It's sad I know. Anyway, it's got 3 short stories in it about 3 women from Maine and how they end up becoming brides. There are a lot of Christian principles in the book as well.

The first story is called The Prisoner's Wife and takes place in 1720. And it's about a girl named Lucy who loves and has always loved Jack Hunter, but put her feelings aside to obey her father. Jack Hunter's dad was a bad man in their town of Maine and did all kinds of things wrong. One morning they find a man in the town murdered with Jack's ax by his dead body. Jack is taken to jail and calls on Lucy to come to the jail even though they have not spoken in 4 years. Jack finds out that if he is hanged by the town, then his farm and everything he's worked hard for (hoping the town would forget the doings of his father) will be sold to anyone who wants the land and house. Jack does not want this to happen and asks Lucy to marry him so that the farm and everything that he owns will go to Lucy. The story continues with Lucy's struggles as the wife of a man in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

The second story is called The Castaway's Bride and takes place in 1820. This story is about a man named Edward (this name holds a special place in my heart) who's ship wrecked 5 years earlier. He has been on an abandoned island until one day another ship ends up stopping there and brings him back to his hometown in Maine. He was engaged to Abigail before he left. When he comes back home he doesn't necessarily expect to find her still pining for him, but he also doesn't expect to find what he does...that she's now engaged to his cousin, Jacob. Abigail's sister Deborah, stands up for Edward and says that Abigail had promised her heart to Edward before he left, but didn't expect to fall in love with Edward herself. Neither Edward or Deborah have expected these feelings to arise and this story talks about their struggles and how they eventually overcome them.

The last story is called The Lumberjack's Lady and takes place in 1895. Etienne LeClair, a french man from a town outside of Quebec, works for Mr. Hunter at a camp for lumberjacks who cut down wood to sell to others who need it to build. He hears a woman scream and runs to find Mr. Hunter's daughter Letitia in the water of a frozen pond. He rescues her, and is then offered a job at Mr. Hunter's office helping with orders from patrons in town and taking notes when Mr. Hunter has meetings. Letitia can't help but have feelings for her rescuer, but knows her father would not approve since Etienne's social class is well below hers. They end up working together everyday in Mr. Hunter's office and the fondenss they have for each other continues to grow.

These love stories were a nice change of pace of reading. I've got another book to read just like this one that I'll be pouring in to after I read my new Stephanie Plum novel I got in the mail today. I'm so excited. I love the Plum novels.

If you ever want to borrow a book to read that catches your interest, please let me know and I'd be glad to get it to you!!