Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Iron Man 3 Trailer

It's official, Marvel is trying to kill me. 
This movie is going to make me cry, I just know it. Why do I let myself get so wrapped up in fictional stories?!?!?

I've lost count of how many times I've watched this already. *watches again*

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Maggie Stievfater Book Signing

Last week I went to Maggie Stiefvater's book signing at The King's English Bookshop. I went into the signing knowing that Maggie is a brilliant writer and is witty and amusing on twitter but I had no clue how hysterical she is. I spent the evening laughing out loud as Maggie talked about writing and researching her new book, The Raven Boys. There were tales of purchasing old, stinky shoes on eBay  getting lost in the moors in England, hell hounds, hugs and more. It was a fabulous evening!! I should have written this up earlier so I could remember exact quotes but school got in the way. I do remember when she was asked about why she chose to write about werewolves that she said she doesn't think she does because "when they are wolves they are wolves with no human characteristic and when they are humans they are emo teenagers".

Maggie told stories, answered questions and read from The Raven Boys. Then she signed books for hours. (Luckily I was in the A group so I wasn't there too long- I'm sure she was there for hours and needed a hand massage after it was over.)

Maggie signing books
Maggie and Me (squeee!)

I took a bunch of pictures and ended up with some hysterical shots. Here are the many faces of Maggie- 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Please, Christmas, Don't Be Late

I'm not the kind to countdown to Christmas. But with gifts like this arriving on Christmas Day I'm singing a different tune this year. Only 74 more days!! 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Defiance by C.J. Redwine

I've been in a reading funk for a while. I've read a few good books but haven't really had one that swept me into another world and made me forget about real life. Last Saturday I picked up Defiance by C.J. Redwine with the intention of just reading a few chapters. Several hours later I finished the book. I had completely lost track of time while I was immersed in this world of action, adventure and romance. That's how good this book is!! 

Defiance had everything I need in a book- a strong female lead, a fabulous love interest, a villain that makes my skin crawl and a plot that makes me forget about my life momentarily. 

Here are a few things I loved about this book-
  • The dual POV: I've stated many times that I'm not a huge fan of books told from multiple personalities so I was a little bugged when I realized Defiance was one of those books. But once I got to know Rachel and Logan I realized the story could not have been told by just one of them. 
  • The "Cursed One"- I don't want to say much because I want you to discover this on your own. I'm intrigued by this character and am anxious to see where the battle with it goes. (Vague much? Sorry! Read the book and you'll understand.)
  • Rachel- this girl is kick-ass! She is strong and brave and more than a tad stubborn. She's also scared and broken. Watching her go through the things she does in this book is brutal. I have a feeling that by the end of this trilogy she will rise above even my expectations of a strong, independent woman. I can't wait to see her journey!
  • Logan- he's nerdy, insecure and carries quite a few emotional scars. He's also deliciously swoon-worthy. *sigh* I love me some Logan. 
The only problem with reading this book in one sitting is that it was over too quickly. Now I need the 2nd book... is it 2014 yet?!?!