Trailer: Tomorrowland

Trailer: Tomorrowland

Hmmm so this post has been sitting in my drafts for the last month or so. I must have forgotten about it somewhere along the line but I guess it’s better late than never. I just saw a trailer for the movie again over the weekend and I think they are making a big push for it to be the big Memorial Day movie. I don’t think I have ever been on the Tomorrowland ride on which this movie is based, but I want to see it anyway. I am always down for something slightly fantastic and George Clooney doesn’t hurt. :) Anyone else going to see this on May 22? Does it relate at all the ride?

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Manicure Monday (94): Blameless

Manicure Monday (94): Blameless

Hi and welcome to Manicure Monday, a feature that combines my love of reading and nail polish. Each week I’ll showcase one of my current reads along with a matching book manicure. Hello! Hope you all had a good weekend. I was sick about a week ago and found myself totally uninterested in reading. I hate it when you’re so sick that can’t even read. Doesn’t that just seem wrong? Anyway, when I finally started getting my mojo back I decided to read something that would be a fun read. I decided to picked up Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series. I had read book 1 a couple of years ago and really liked it but held off on reading the rest of the series. After I was sick I decided to go back to them and read the next two books, Blameless and Changeless, in a couple of days. For this week’s Manicure… Read more »

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Stacked (144)

Stacked (144)

Hello and welcome to Stacked, a weekly (usually) post where I discuss what books I’ve recently bought, borrowed or received. It’s been a couple of weeks since my last Stacked post. This means that I have quite a few books to share with you today. A couple of weeks ago I went to the LA Times Festival of Books and I did do a bit of damage. Bought The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (signed) – I saw Wolitzer on a panel at LATFOB and was really impressed by how smart and funny she was so I picked up one of her adult books. This one is the story of 6 teens who meet and become friends at summer camp and follows them into adulthood. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (signed) – I have not read any of Lord’s books yet but always enjoy meeting her in… Read more »

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Uncovered (145): Frozen Tides

Uncovered (145): Frozen Tides

Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover? While it’s not the only factor in picking up a book, a pretty cover doesn’t hurt. Uncovered is a weekly post where I show some cover love. Enjoy! It’s finally Friday! I am super excited to have a relaxing weekend filled with donuts, books and Avengers 2. We are getting the weekend started off with this beautiful cover for Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes. This is the third book in the Falling Kingdoms series. While I really like all of the covers, Frozen Tides might be my favorite. I just love how the lush green shade of her cloak stands out against the frozen background. The flaming hand/fireball is also badass. This cover just screams fantasy to me and I would pick it up if I saw it on a bookshelf. I also like how the title font plays into the frozen them with… Read more »

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Wonder Con Spotlight: iZombie

Wonder Con Spotlight: iZombie

Hi, guys! Wow this post is abysmally late. April is what my friends like to call the start of “book season,” which means that there are a plethora or fantastic book events lined up back to back. This year was especially crazy and I pretty much had a book type event every weekend. I meant to put up all of my event recaps and posts much earlier but it’s been weeks and I have only just now found the time to do it. I also was struck down with a bout of food poisoning last week and was pretty useless for a few days. So here is what will hopefully be the first of several posts about my recent bookish adventures. Back at the end of March I attended WonderCon in Anaheim, CA. It’s a smaller, sister event to Comic Con. It’s a much more manageable event if you don’t… Read more »

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Audiobook Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Audiobook Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I am always a little wary going into a popular series that people love. I think the expectation is just sometimes too high and I end up disappointed. It may have helped that I saw the movie first and liked it. The film also gave me a good primer on the world here and it was easy to jump in. There were definitely changes from book to film but the overall spirit and plot of the book remains intact and I didn’t find any huge differences.

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New Trailer: Jurassic World

New Trailer: Jurassic World

I am a huge fan of Jurassic Park and, even though the sequels haven’t been as good, I get really excited whenever there is a new installment. Jurassic World is set to hit theaters this June and a new trailer just dropped. This one is set quite a bit after the last installment and shows the park as a successful theme park. Of course things go awry when the powers that be try to up the ante with some genetic dino testing. Chris Pratt looks great in this and the dinosaurs look fantastic. I also like that B.D. Wong makes an appearance. And is Chris Pratt fighting with the raptors and not against? Whoa! Who else is looking forward to Jurassic World?

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Manicure Monday (93): The Chaperone

Manicure Monday (93): The Chaperone

Hi and welcome to Manicure Monday, a feature that combines my love of reading and nail polish. Each week I’ll showcase one of my current reads along with a matching book manicure. Hi, guys. Thanks for stopping by today. I had a really busy weekend going to the LA Times Festival of Books. I may have bought a few books. ;) This week’s manicure was inspired by a book that I am reading for my book club. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty is a historical novel about  a young Louise Brooks, who in a few short years will be a major silent film star, and her chaperone for a month in New York, Cora Carlisle. So far the book is pretty good and I like the historical setting. I have not gotten too far into it yet but am looking forward to reading more.   So I am not entirely sure if… Read more »

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Stacked (143): #YALLWEST Edition

Stacked (143): #YALLWEST Edition

Hello and welcome to Stacked, a weekly (usually) post where I discuss what books I’ve recently bought, borrowed or received. This week’s haul is brought to you by YALLWEST. My haul is actually pretty small. While the event had a ton of awesome authors, I’ve been lucky enough to see most of them in person before so I didn’t have a ton of books that I needed to get. I also didn’t want to cart around 50 lbs of books so this is a small, but awesome little stack this week. The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead – One of the last Mead books that I needed to get signed. I also realized too late that I need to get a copy of The Fiery Heart signed but I guess I’ll just have to wait for her next visit. Also, Richelle is a rock star and signed books for over 2 hours…. Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Must Meet Authors

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Must Meet Authors

Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s Antidote, Books Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week’s topic is what authors do you most want to meet? I am going to stick with living authors for this one since it would just get crazy if we could meet authors that aren’t around anymore. I am pretty lucky in the fact that I live in an area where there are a lot of really great author signings and I have been able to meet a lot of my favorite authors. There are a few that I haven’t managed to meet yet though. 1. J.K. Rowling – I mean, come on, how can she not be on the list? I don’t know if she’ll ever do a traditional book signing ever again but one can dream…. Read more »

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