Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Movie Review: Vampires Suck

Vampires Suck

Ratings: ★ ★ ★ 

My thoughts:

Vampires Suck is the latest movie of the Twilight Saga. Oooops just kidding! It was just one of the parody movies which usually are made based on famous movies.

Okay, before I proceed, have you watched Twilight and New Moon? Because if you haven't, then I would suggest go pick another movie. No, not this one. The movie was based on these two books so it's  VERY predictable - to those who have watched the "originals".

I like the actress who played Becca (Bella). She did an amazing job of imitating Kristen S. as Bella. It reminds me of how I hate Kristen S. - looking so dumb in acting as Bella. Do you think it's too late to change Kristen S. just like what they did to the red haired vampire - Victoria? I'd love that!

The Sullens - Oh i love the one who imitated Jasper. I like the super pale features and a retarded look that made him look a more crazy looking Jasper but I didn't get the Big Mac joke? It wasn't funny! Why would Jasper want a Big Mac if he's a vampire?! Let's go to Alice! She's my favorite character in Twilight and I hate the one who played Alice. She's soo ugly!

And those other vampires really made me laugh. I don't know i just kept on laughing and laughing. Maybe because they really looked like The Black Eyed Peas! And Jacob and the Quileute pack - nice bodies and love their moves!

Overall, the story was terrible but the the movie was made to make the viewers laugh. I enjoyed the movie but I think all the good parts are in the trailers so I'm only giving this movie a 3-star.

About the movie:

"Becca, an anxious, non-vampire teen, is torn between two boys. Before she can choose, Becca must get around her controlling father, who embarrasses Becca by treating her like a child. Meanwhile, Becca's friends contend with their own romantic issues -- all of which collide at the prom." (http://www.movies.yahoo.com/)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sesame Street's True Mud

This is sooo funny - Sesame Street's True Mud! A parody of the TV Series True Blood. Look at Sookie (looking so dumb) and Beeel (the hair was perfect!). Love Lafayette!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Whew! I love BLOGGING!

Wohooo! Two more awards!

I know this is toooo late. Been busy with work and family and yeah READING! So thank you to Crazy Cat Lady and Crazy Bookworm. They're both Crazy??!? Yay, crazy for books like meh!

For the Cherry On Top Award, it was given to me by Crazy Cat Lady.

The Cherry On Top Award Rules are:

1. Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you, and what would it be?

Whew this is hard. Mr. Baldwin is that you? Haha - referring to Miss Universe 2010 question.

Ohwwwkay! Yay! Like Miss Philippines' answer, I guess no, nothing I want to change in my life. I guess if this question came up when I was having my MAJOR MAJOR problems in the past, then I would have given a lot of things I want to change in my life like BAD BAD decisions that led to wrong directions. . . . Oh well, since I'm happily married with two wonderful kids, I'd say nothing.

I'm not perfect okay, I've had A LOT of "downs" with occasionally "ups" in my life as a teenager, those wrong decisions led to wrong directions but I made it right by choosing to finish school, choosing the right man for me, and with those right decisions, I'm happy today. So that's it.

. . . . . But if you really insist then I'd say I should have tried to finish my masteral degree for my teaching career - a dream that I had to give up since I can't hold two jobs at the same time.

2. The second thing you have to do is, pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award.

1. Nymfaux
2.A Bookish Wonderland
3.A Severe Book Addiction
4.Crazy Bookworm
5.Addicted to Romance
6.Pen and Paper

3. The third and final thing is: thank the person who gave you the award.

Thank you soooo much Crazy Cat Lady for this award!

Another award is The Life is Good Award passed to me by Crazy Bookworm

To accept the award you must link back and thank the person who gave you the Life is Good award and answer the 10 questions and pass it along to 6 other blogs :)

1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?

I blog anonymously only to those who don't know me (am i making sense? haha). I mean, seriously my friends know this blog but to the blogging world, I don't give out my real name but oh well, i give out my nickname which i use for my blogging signature and that is "iamjenai". And yeah, I am happy this way.

2.Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side:

Well hmm let me think. Oh, ofcourse with books. Me and my hubby agreed not to buy too many books this year.

But since I really am addicted to books, I asked him again to re-evaluate our agreement - and that I won't buy too many "new" books and since he loves me sooo much, he agreed. I still buy "used" books which is reallly cheaper. And for the new books, I love having friends because we circulate our latest books to each other. So that's something to start, and I've saved A LOT this past few months so I could ask him to re-visit our agreement again haha.

3.What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

A very very VERY busy working mom to two wonderful kids and wife to a wonderful husband. A woman who has a lot of dreams, all for her wonderful family. :)

4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?

Hmm I don't know. I guess mango juice with lotsa ice.

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

That means my kids are sleeping or they are with my husband - definitely reading, watching DVD's, or listening to the radio. Sometimes I like taking my kids for a looong walk within our subdivision.

6.Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?

* Complete my short story, I don't have plans on publishing it, just posting it  here.
* If I still can, wanna finish my masteral studies so I could teach, that is my  dream.
* Save more money so I don't have to work and be with my kids all the time
(leaving my kids with nannies can sometimes be depressing).

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever , the shy person, or always ditching?

Ditching - a BIG BIG no! Well, I was an average girl, sometimes the class clown because i love to share good jokes and have fun fun fun, I have a lot of friends but I can be shy too meeting new friends.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see?

Meeting my husband. I thought I'd given up on relationships and then I met him. It was when I stopped looking for love that love found me (cheeezyyy haha)

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?

Yes it is easy for me to share my true self in this blog especially when writing reviews. I write reviews based on my own opinions and I want to write good reviews by writing honest reviews.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?

Definitely read books. I don't wanna talk on the phone because I want to have time for myself which means reading books alone in my room.

I pass this award to:

1. Book Chick City
2.Cem's Book Hideout
4.Crazy Cat's Library
5.Emma The Bookworm
6.I Live in a Fictional World

Again, many thanks to Crazy Cat Lady and Crazy Bookworm for these wonderful awards!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Anita Blake Challenge

Another challenge I'm joining is the Anita Blake Challenge hosted by Book Chick City.

The timeline for this challenge/contest is Jan to Dec 2010. I have already read the series until Burnt Offerings so I'm going to start from Blue Moon. This is a loooong series with 19 books so I hope I'd be able to read them all by end of this year.

Anita Blake series in order:

1. Guilty Pleasures
2. The Laughing Corpse
3. Circus of the Damned
4. The Lunatic Cafe
5. Bloody Bones
6. The Killing Dance
7. Burnt Offerings
8. Blue Moon
9. Obsidian Butterfly
10. Narcissus in Chains
11. Cerulean
12. Incubus Dreams
13. Micah
14. Danse Macabre
15. The Harlequinn
16. Blood Noir
17. Skin Trade
18. Flirt
19. Bullet

If you want to join this challenge too, go to Book Chick City for the details.

Goodluck to me!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Friday Follow

Hi! It's Friday Follow again. This is hosted by Parajunkee's View. To join the fun and meet new blogger friends, just enter your link here and hop to bloggers in the Follow Friday's list.

Just leave your name and link so I could check out your blogs too!

This week's questions is:

Ebook or print

"Real" books ofcourse because i love to collect books, be it old or new. . .but i love ebooks too so can be both. . . .

Happy Follow Friday!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Book Review: The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy Andrews, Illustrated by Philip Hurst

★ ★ ★ ★ 

This book is about a boy who changed the world by doing small things in the past. The book tells us that everything we do matters. Even how small and insignificant we think it is, it can be life altering to someone. I read the book to my 4 year old son and I was surprised that I was able to make him understand that the things he does now matters even if he thinks he's only a boy. I love the graphics and the colors are perfect for my young son.

My husband who is a guidance counselor working in a school also enjoyed reading this book. The book is perfect to read for preschool kids and preschool teachers, a great addition to your collection of children's books.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a review copy of this book free from BookSneeze through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Book Review: Storm Born by Richelle Mead

Title: Storm Born
Author: Richelle Mead
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Zebra; 3rd edition (August 1, 2008)


★ ★ 

My thoughts:

I love LOVE Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy and Georgina Kincaid series. However, this book didn't capture my heart. It took me a whole month to finish the story and i really couldn't connect with Eugenie's life. It was intriguing at first, her job as a shaman but then something's wrong. 

I was looking for a nice romance, yes Eugenie has two guys in her life but perhaps there was too much steamy sex here? I don't know. While with Georgina Kincaid, Anita Blake and Riley Jenson series, there are a lot of steamy sex there but the sex made the books so much more interesting but with Eugenie, it gets boring??

Yes, I will still be reading book 2, I hope it will be a good follow up, hoping I won't be wasting my time reading it. 

About the book:

"Just typical. No love life to speak of for months, then all at once, every creature in the Otherworld wants to get in your pants...

Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy--one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherworldy ne'er-do-well, and the ones who don't want to knock her up want her dead. Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this. She finds them in Dorian, a seductive fairy king with a taste for bondage, and Kiyo, a gorgeous shape-shifter who redefines animal attraction. But with enemies growing bolder and time running out, Eugenie realizes that the greatest danger is yet to come, and it lies in the dark powers that are stirring to life within her..."

About the author

Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens.  Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths. She received a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master in Teaching (Middle & High School English) degree from the University of Washington. In the end, she decided writing was the way for her but believes all of her education prepared her for it.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When not writing,, she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. Lots of dresses. She is a self-professed coffee addict, fights a constant (and losing) battle with procrastination, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Book Review : Blue Bloods by Melissa dela Cruz

Title: Blue Bloods (Book 1 of Blue Bloods Series)
Author: Melissa dela Cruz
Paperback: 336 Pages 
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (March 27, 2007)


★ ★

My thoughts:

My first book for the September challenge. I picked up this book since the cover looks good and also I've read a number of good reviews about this series.

Ohwwwkay. Where to start?
 Names and characters. I didn't like the names, especially the main character Schuyler, too weird for me and there were also a lot of characters in this book. I understand that the story needs it but there were a lot, like more than 15 people mentioned in this book that I was having a hard time remembering all of them.

Well the story, at first it was great. The author tried to give a whole new history on how the vampires existed. There were twist and turns however it was presented in a way too complicated and too confusing for the readers.

 The storyline was like reading Gossip Girl with B and S turned vampires. The descriptions of the things like designer clothes, bags, fame and money were unnecessary and can be distracting.

 The author told the story using almost everyone's POV which made it harder to understand. It keeps on jumping to another POV that made it impossible to get to know the characters one by one. I found myself skimming all over the book so I could be done reading it. It didn't have the "peak" which I keep on hoping to read because I've read good reviews on this book. Well, it ended with nothing to think about. I guess I will be okay without reading the sequel.

I didn't like the story but here are some of the positive reviews for this book: read HERE

About the book:

Within New York City’s most elite families, there lurks a secret society of celebrated Americans whose ancestors sailed on the Mayflower. They are the powerful and the wealthy—and in fact, they are not human. They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires.

Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapidated mansion. Schuyler is a loner—and happy that way.

But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler’s life changes dramatically. She has a mosaic of blue veins on her arms, and craves raw meat. The death of a popular girl from Duchesne is surrounded by a mystery that haunts her. And strangest off all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her.

She wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?

About the author:

Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat's Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney's, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.
Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).

She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter. - Amazon

Author's website: http://melissa-delacruz.com/

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