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As many of you can see, I've been a pretty terrible blogger lately! What can I say...Life.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Cabin in the Woods" Movie Review

Oh, Joss Whedon, you just make me so happy with your strange way of twisting the normal around and around and around until it all make sense once again. This really was a clever movie, done completely in the style of my most faved director!

Ever get tired of the same formulaic horror movie where five kids hop in the car to go to someone's cousin's cabin in the woods, only to be picked off one by one by a redneck zombie family? Ever wonder why there is a formula in the first place? Then, this is the movie for you!!!

An absolutely strange mixture of classic modern horror, scifi/fantasy goodness! The movie will build and build in intensity, and just when you think you are going to scream, someone makes a wise crack and you end up laughing instead.

Be prepared to yell "WHAT?!" and "COOL?!" at the exact same time!

This is going on my list to buy the day it comes out!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Note to Self #4

Note to Self...Find more time in the day. For what? Everything that doesn't begin with WO and end with RK!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Note to Self #3

Note to Self...A clean desk is a sign of someone who has nothing to do.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Discussion Topic: Do you Reread?

If you haven't already noticed, this year my booklist has been jam packed with rereads!!! I've reread all the Hunger Games books and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. And, currently, I am rereading The Host, Game of Thrones, Anna Karenina, and Outlander. Some of you may be wondering "What's up with that?"

I'm partial to rereading books, but not every book. It has to be one of my favorites (in which case I can read the book more than twice, three times, ten times, it really doesn't matter), or it has to be one that caught my interest, but there was something that I didn't quite get and it deserves one more read to really cement it in my mind. Another scenario would be when a movie or tv show is being made out of the book and I want to catch up again before seeing it. :)

Although, I know there are people out there that would never reread a book. Why reread when there are so many new books out there that you have yet to read? Better to have more books under your belt than a few?

Either way it's reading!!! Check out this interesting article on the 26 Benefits of Reading!

So, your turn! Do you reread? Why or why not? Do you see any benefit to rereading? To not rereading?

I'd love to hear from you!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Awards on a Monday!

There's really not a lot of great things about Monday so it is nice when little surprises come your way! Shah, a complete sweetheart, has left me an award that will allow all of you to get to know me a little more and maybe even have the award passed on! Here are the rules and questions I need to answer...

The rules for this challenge include answering the following questions:
  1. Favorite colourPurple!!
  2. Favorite Animal-  Horses and bunnies!
  3. Favorite number - I have always liked the numbers 7 and 13.
  4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink - Dark Chocolate Mochas!
  5. Facebook or Twitter - Facebook. I have a Twitter, but I never usually post to it personally. Some of my other accounts just do it automatically. Like Facebook or my Etsy.
  6. My passion - Reading and Writing! I am determined to make both a huge part of my life!
  7. Getting or giving presents - Is it bad if I say both!? I love to give bcause it is always fun to find that perfect something (or just that totally strange something!) I also love recieving them, especially when it's a surprise (like not my birthday or Christmas.) Even the dumbest, most random thing, can put a smile on my face.
  8. Favorite Pattern- Strange question! I guess polka dots?
  9. Favorite day of week - I like Fridays. It's that last day to get everything done from the week and then go out and have fun, stay up late, because you know tomorrow is a free day!
  10. Favorite flower - Poppies! or Lilacs! Unfortunately, neither last very long, but are just gorgous and fragrant when they spring up.
I must now choose ten bloggers to present the award too (I'm going mostly new because new people always seem to bring some sunshine!)....

I'll try to get around to everyone soon to let them know I nominated them. :) Just might not happen all today.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Weekend Wonder: Casper

It's been a long time since I've done one of these, but I am more than happy to introduce you all to more fabulous bloggers! Well, most of you know the drill. This is a Weenend Wonder Feature. To find out more about the Weekend Wonders and read other features click here.

This lovely weekend, we have Casper! She has recently come onto the Who's Your Editor scene, but has already made herself a great little piece to our puzzle, having already joined the Bookmark Break Challenge and giving some of the top contenders a run for their money. Here's a little bit more that you may not have known...

General Questions…

Name: Amani

Penname: Casper Starr

A sentence or two about yourself: My name means peace, which is silly, because I’m the least peaceful person that I know. I’m really, really shy, but I’m trying to get over that.

A sentence or two on what your blog is about: My blog is about books and writing. My seventeen-year-old take on them anyway.

Book Lover Questions…

A book Casper read recently!
What is your favorite book and why? Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I think it’s the best book in the series, because it’s smack in the middle of it (so it has just the right amount of lightheartedness mixed with darkness).

Other favorites? Anything by Eoin Colfer. I also like Stardust and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, and the Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare, as well as The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Oh, and The Princess Bride, by William Goldman.

What’s your favorite genre to read? YA Fantasy

Where do you like to read? Anywhere that’s comfortable.

Do you prefer paper books or ebooks? Paper, definitely.

Do you prefer to buy or borrow books? Buy, but lately I’ve been borrowing.

Do you stop reading when you are tired or when you hit chapter breaks? I try to stop at chapter breaks, unless I’m too exhausted, then I just put a bookmark in and go to sleep.

When you finish a book do you usually keep it, throw it away, sell it, or give it away? Keep it. I’m really iffy when it comes to my books. I hardly ever lend them to people.

What helps you decide on a book? (Book reviews, suggested by friend, by browsing the shelves, etc.) I browse the shelves at bookstores until I find something that seems interesting.

Do prefer to read a book that stands on its own or is a part of a series? I like series, but it’s irritating to have to wait for the next book to come out.

So You Want to be a Writer questions…

A few sentences about your writing: What do you write (blog entries, novels, poetry, etc)? Why do you write? I have two blogs which I update often – one is private and the other one is just about my writing and reading experiences. Right now, I’m working on a TV script for Script Frenzy, as well as part three of my novella series The Ant Files.

Did you always know that you wanted to write? I suppose… deep down inside? I only realized it when I was fourteen though.

Favorite Questions…

Casper's favorite movie!
What’s your favorite food? Bread. Anything goes with bread.

Favorite color? Pink!

Favorite song? Anything that doesn’t make me cry?

Favorite movie? Uh, Mean Girls :D (and Ocean’s Eleven)

Favorite TV show? Friends, How I Met Your Mother, My Wife and Kids, Gossip Girl, 90210, Modern Family (I can’t choose one)

Random Questions…

If you developed a superpower what would it be and why? Telekinesis. I could extract revenge on lots of people hehehehe

What did you want to be when you were little? An artist. Then a teacher. And then an artist again.

What is the answer to life? Do what makes you happy.