Monday, April 29, 2013

Book Giveaway: TRUTH or DARE by Jacqueline Green.

Book one of a trilogy
In this highly charged debut thriller, perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars, an innocent game of TRUTH OR DARE spins out of control for three girls who find it’s no longer a party game. It’s do or die.
It all started on a whim: the game was a way for Tenley Reed to reclaim her popularity, a chance for perfect Caitlin “Angel” Thomas to prove she’s more than her Harvard application. Loner Sydney Morgan wasn’t even there; she was hiding behind her camera like usual. But when all three start receiving mysterious dares long after the party has ended, they’re forced to play along—or risk exposing their darkest secrets.
Paranoia builds as each little slip of paper taunts the girls with dares that threaten not just their reputations but also their lives. How far will Tenley, Caitlin and Sydney go to keep the truth from  surfacing? And who’s behind this twisted game?

I dare you to take a chance and try to be the winner of this giveaway! Lol...I guarantee you, it won't cost you your life to try...hee hee hee...If you're interested, leave a comment and tell me if you've ever played a memorable game of Truth or Dare. If you did, tell us about it. If you didn't, no worries. You're still eligible to win. Don't forget to leave your email so you can be contacted if you're the winner.

Jacqueline Green, author
My thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for making this novel available.
Giveaway open to residents of the US only at publisher request.

TRUTH or DARE by Jacqueline Green releases May 14,2013

Toodles, y'all!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

In Memory of a Fiesty Girl...

Boozie: Warrior Princess!
"As sand passes through the hourglass, so goes the days of our lives." Those are true words. Time and therefore life, passes oh so quickly. I can't believe today makes three years since we lost our dear Boozie.

Boozie was a very confident cat, self-assured and unafraid. She was an old-timer on the block. I remember once when she was in the yard and a stray cat passed by. Boozie ran out and confronted the cat. The stray bowed down and submitted to Boozie. I couldn't believe my eyes! Lol...That was my girl...

I can't count the times I held her in my arms and hugged and kissed her as I told her I would never forget her. Today's post is part of keeping that promise.

I have to let the world know that Boozie was here.

And she was loved.
Boozie: A bright light in our life.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Movie Review: Evil Dead. The old vs the new!

2013 Remake
When I first heard about the movie Evil Dead this year, I didn't realize it was a remake of the 1981 original. I saw the original some time ago and I LOVED it! The Evil Dead was seriously creepy, scary and I've-got-you-by-the-throat terror. It became a cult classic. I took my niece to see a couple of the sequels and we LOVED it. I was really interested in seeing if this remake could hold a candle to it.

Well...First, I didn't realize how much of the original movie I forgot. It took me a while to get the gist of the story because I could only remember the main scenes from the original which focused on one guy. I didn't remember how the story started or who else was even in it beyond the fellow and the demons! Lol...So...getting up to speed on the story held my interest---for a while. Let me tell you, Evil Dead 2013 doesn't even come close to the original. It didn't have that creepy something's-about-to-get-you-but-you-don't-know-when-or-where-or-how sensibility that had you on the edge of your seat with the original.                                            
1981 Original
This remake put all the emphasis on blood and gore. There were
a number of amputations that I simply couldn't stand to look at. I had to hide my face several times. It wasn't scary, it was just disgusting. I guess the original had amputations too, judging by the guy holding the chainsaw above, but I can't remember. That's a good thing because the movie didn't depend on that kind of action to scare the daylights out of you. The very atmosphere had your heart pounding.

Evil Dead 2013 did win first place at the box office that week. *shaking my head* Go figure. I guess the kids love that yucky kind of stuff...but I did see a few people walk out...
1981 Original

Go and see it at your own yet, check out the original. It's scary movie making at its best.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Movie Review: The Host vs Twilight. Stephanie Meyer competes against herself!

Stephanie Meyer has her work cut out for her going forward with any film after Twilight. My husband and I went to see The Host on Saturday. Here's what my husband had to say after seeing Twilight: "That was a nice, little, romantic movie." This is what he had to say within ten to fifteen minutes of watching The Host: "Who sits down and thinks up this kind of crap?" ROFL...LOL...Well. Now that I've gotten his initial opinion out of the

The movie has an intriguing premise and this is what kept me going during those slow moments. Admittedly, the film did start kind of slow and the tension level was low. I've had the book a couple of years and haven't read it yet, so I had only a rudimentary knowledge of what the story is about.

As the movie continued, it got better. I don't know if Meyer intended this or not, but the movie had some unbelievably funny moments! My husband, who is the quiet sort, was cracking up laughing, as were others in the theater, over the rivalry between the two boys over the girl--Yes. There's a love triangle--sort of. Since two identies inhabit the same body, they each have a thing for two different boys. Seeing them trying to negotiate that using only one body was hilarious. My husband even yelled out comments to the boys on screen several times! LOL....

Listen. This is no Twilight. It doesn't have that angsty, romantic-I'll-do-anything-for-love sensibility. But, if you can sit tight through that slow beginning, it is an entertaining movie. It even has a part that can make you feel a little teary toward the end.

Stephanie Meyer set the bar so high for herself with Twilight, she'll probably never be able to top it. But I'll continue to be interested in seeing her try!

Toodles, y'all!