Friday, December 31, 2010

An awesome movie.

Watching the preview for this movie, I knew I had to see it. Last night I rented it on Pay Preview and couldn't stop\laughing.

Olive, a fairly normal high school girl, tells her friend a lie about a date with a college boy and suddenly her reputation begins to spiral out of control. Meaning well, she helps a fellow student in detention and things get interesting.

Without giving away too much of the plot, I have to tell you that this movie totally fits in with a topic that is close to many of our hearts these days. Teen bullying and peer pressure. This movie will make you laugh and can make you cry. I loved it for it's wit, snap and truthful look at what being in high school can mean. A reputation can be made or broken in an instant, and often you never know which until it is too late.

Sometimes the people you think are your friends, aren't and the most surprising things can happen. Including finding yourself trying to get religious help from the father of your worst frenemy. Enough said.       

The other reason I liked this movie was for the references to the book, The Scarlet Letter. Yes, for those of you wanting to know. I did read it. A long time ago. In high school. We just won't discuss when that was. :) The references to Hester throughout the movie and the red A's she starts sewing on her clothes to prove a point really made it for me. Olive isn't going to take the crap Hester did, and she is going to kick the rumor mill right in the teeth. You go woman!!!!

Five out of five stars, ladies and gents. So get your popcorn and hit the Pay Preview button. You won't be sorry. You can find out way more cool things about the movie at the official website:

Follow Friday

It's Friday! Time for blog hopping and saying hey to all of our new blogger friends. Happy New Year everyone!

What is your New Year's Resolution? I am still thinking about mine. I know I want to blog more, eat less and generally get my books written. Oh, and I promised to do this speech on January 3rd, so my resolution for that is to not mess up. I will be talking about books, so no worries, right. Yes. Not afraid of public speaking. Really. (paper bag please)

Happy New Year Peeps! Don't party too hard. Leave me some comment love and follow along. Link your blog on the linky list for some fun blog hop action. See you soon!

A Slice of Cherry

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I have been reading this book over the past few days. What a wild and homicidal ride. It is very different, but gets even more interesting with each page turned.

What would you do if your father was a serial killer? What if your sister decided maybe it was time to learn about the family business, so to speak? Check out this book as it comes out in January 2011.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Fa la la la Follow Friday...

Happy Follow Friday everyone and Merry Christmas too! I hope this finds you all well and getting ready for a great holiday.

Question of the week:

What are your plans for Christmas?

I hope you get all the books you have on your list. You'll have to stop back in and share what you got. Can't wait to hear.

Off to catch some rest before I am due back at the bookstore. Have an amazing day everyone. Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fa la la la Follow Friday...

Hey everyone. Happy Follow Friday. It's late so I am keeping this short. Have to get some sleep to get up and play with the books tomorrow at the store.

If you want, leave a comment and some love and tell me what you are reading. Hope you follow while you are here too. Stop by Parajunkee's blog and leave your blog on the linky list for some more blog hop fun.

Hope you are all having an awesome holiday season!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Blog Hop Sunday

It's Sunday and I am about to head in for another crazy day at the bookstore. Hope this finds you well and getting ready for an awesome Christmas. If you want to add your blog to the linky, click on the link above and jump on the hop.

Question of the week:
Why do you love book blogs? Reviews? Free stuff? New friends? I like all three.

So off I go into the wild bookstore yonder. Have a great Blog Hop Sunday and I hope you will leave a comment and a follow.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Follow Friday

Hello wonderful followers! It's time for Follow Friday.

Question of the week:

Do you have a favorite author that you think is under appreciated? Who and why? I would love to hear from you.

If you want to participate in the Follow Friday linky, simply click on the link above and list your blog on the linky. Leave me a comment with your blog too. I would love to visit you.

Share the love and leave a comment. What is your favorite YA blog?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

In my mailbox.

These awesome books were in my mailbox this week. I can't wait to start reading.
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's Blog Hop time again!

Hi everyone! It's time for another romp around the blogosphere.

This week's questions:

What popular book did you just hate? How did you review it?
What are your hobbies other than reading and book reviewing?

Pop over to my sister blog for my answers. Join me on my cookbook site to celebrate my first award ever!

Join me in following fellow bloggers. Just click on the link above and add your blog to the list. Click on a blog and make some new friends.

Become a follower here and share the love with a comment.

Happy Follow Friday!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

In my mailbox...

These were in my mailbox this week. Hurray!
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