Monday, August 31, 2009

Open Book: Emma #3

Open Book: Painting a smile with words. As i read more and more i find a lot of good quotes. I really liked this one.

Title: Emma

Author: Jane Austen

Chapter: 26

"Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an imprudent way. Wickedness is always wickedness, buy folly is not always folly. It depends upon the character of those who handle it."

Jane Austen and her way with words, and power over characters~

Friday, August 28, 2009

Books Turning into Movies

These are some books that i found are going to turned into movies. These are only some that are in the process of becoming a movie, and I'm interested to see them all.

Based on Ally Carter's book (I'd Tell you i love you, But then I'd have to kill you)

Based on James Patterson's Novel (Maximum Ride)

Release Date: 2010 (USA) http:////


Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, and Angel. Six kids who are pretty normal - except that they're 98 percent human and 2 percent bird. They grew up in a lab, living like rats in cages, but now they're free. Aside, of course, from the fact that they're prime prey for Erasers - wicked wolf-like creatures created simply to destroy the flock.

Based on Alex Flinn's Novel ( Beastly)

Release Date: July 30, 2010 (USA)


A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love


Vanessa Hudgens


Linda Taylor

Neil Patrick Harris


Will Fratalli

Mary-Kate Olsen


Kendra Hilferty

Alex Pettyfer


Kyle Kingson

Peter Krause


Rob Kingson

Dakota Johnson


Sloane Hagen

Lisa Gay Hamilton

Erik Knudsen


Trey Parker

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Short Story

I just read this short story on one of my favorite blogs And i really liked it, it would work for my other blog Victorian Works but i wanted to share it here.
The story, i it found both happy, sad, and everything in between. I loved it!

"The Story of An Hour"

Kate Chopin (1894)

Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death.

It was her sister Josephine who told her, in broken sentences; veiled hints that revealed in half concealing. Her husband's friend Richards was there, too, near her. It was he who had been in the newspaper office when intelligence of the railroad disaster was received, with Brently Mallard's name leading the list of "killed." He had only taken the time to assure himself of its truth by a second telegram, and had hastened to forestall any less careful, less tender friend in bearing the sad message.

She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister's arms. When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone. She would have no one follow her.

There stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair. Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul.

She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life. The delicious breath of rain was in the air. In the street below a peddler was crying his wares. The notes of a distant song which some one was singing reached her faintly, and countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves.

There were patches of blue sky showing here and there through the clouds that had met and piled one above the other in the west facing her window.

She sat with her head thrown back upon the cushion of the chair, quite motionless, except when a sob came up into her throat and shook her, as a child who has cried itself to sleep continues to sob in its dreams.

She was young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke repression and even a certain strength. But now there was a dull stare in her eyes, whose gaze was fixed away off yonder on one of those patches of blue sky. It was not a glance of reflection, but rather indicated a suspension of intelligent thought.

There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully. What was it? She did not know; it was too subtle and elusive to name. But she felt it, creeping out of the sky, reaching toward her through the sounds, the scents, the color that filled the air.

Now her bosom rose and fell tumultuously. She was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and she was striving to beat it back with her will--as powerless as her two white slender hands would have been. When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under her breath: "free, free, free!" The vacant stare and the look of terror that had followed it went from her eyes. They stayed keen and bright. Her pulses beat fast, and the coursing blood warmed and relaxed every inch of her body.

She did not stop to ask if it were or were not a monstrous joy that held her. A clear and exalted perception enabled her to dismiss the suggestion as trivial. She knew that she would weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death; the face that had never looked save with love upon her, fixed and gray and dead. But she saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely. And she opened and spread her arms out to them in welcome.

There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature. A kind intention or a cruel intention made the act seem no less a crime as she looked upon it in that brief moment of illumination.

And yet she had loved him--sometimes. Often she had not. What did it matter! What could love, the unsolved mystery, count for in the face of this possession of self-assertion which she suddenly recognized as the strongest impulse of her being!

"Free! Body and soul free!" she kept whispering.

Josephine was kneeling before the closed door with her lips to the keyhole, imploring for admission. "Louise, open the door! I beg; open the door--you will make yourself ill. What are you doing, Louise? For heaven's sake open the door."

"Go away. I am not making myself ill." No; she was drinking in a very elixir of life through that open window.

Her fancy was running riot along those days ahead of her. Spring days, and summer days, and all sorts of days that would be her own. She breathed a quick prayer that life might be long. It was only yesterday she had thought with a shudder that life might be long.

She arose at length and opened the door to her sister's importunity's. There was a feverish triumph in her eyes, and she carried herself unwittingly like a goddess of Victory. She clasped her sister's waist, and together they descended the stairs. Richards stood waiting for them at the bottom.

Some one was opening the front door with a latchkey. It was Brently Mallard who entered, a little travel-stained, composedly carrying his grip-sack and umbrella. He had been far from the scene of the accident, and did not even know there had been one. He stood amazed at Josephine's piercing cry; at Richards' quick motion to screen him from the view of his wife.

When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease--of the joy that kills.

Yet To Read: Beastly, By Alex Flinn

Title: Beastly
Author: Alex Flinn
Pages: 336
Young Adult

Yet To Read: Is about a book that i haven't read before, but i want to. And most plot descriptions are from

Plot: A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

Prada & Prejudice

Title: Prada & Prejudice
Author: Mandy Hubbard
Pages: 238
Young Adult
Basic Rating: 3/5
Story: 4/5
Character: 3/5
Cover: 4/5

OK well my rating is a bit different, I did like this book, I loved the story line, and the characters were good. It wasn't my favorite read though, in the beginning it took me a while to get to like the main character Callie. When she was thrown into disaster she was a little whinny, but i suppose that is normal. I didn't have much in common with her but she turned out to be a very good character. She grew stronger and that's when i got into the book and didn't want to put it down. The other characters are very different to her, as they are in 1815 they do give off the sense and historical traits. The book has funny parts, where Callie doesn't know something or she does something totally outrageous. The story is told in an old way but with a modern mind and sass. I was just not quite happy with the ending and that was what i wished to change. Though it was a very good light read, but with just a little hint of a moral.

Plot: Callie should be having the time of her life, but right now she just feels like crawling into a hole and dying. Come on she's in England, No parents, and she's in England, But with out anyone to share this adventure with all she wants to do is go home. That is until she strikes up a brilliant plan, buy a pair of real not knock off Prada Pumps and win her way into the A-list. Though it doesn't quite work out.. Next thing she realizes is that nothing is as it seems and she needs to find her way back.

The Year is 1815 for heavens sake!

but when kind Emily takes her in, mistaking her identity, Callie tries to devise a plan then run for it. But she has more things to worry about, like what if the real friend of Emily comes back and what if i can never make it back home. With a growing friendship, a love hate relationship, and troubles with English society, Callie has to get her act together before her time is up.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

For What Book is it #10

The answer was Daniel Deronda, By George Eliot. And next time i will try to make it a little easier.

Thanks Bostan,

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cold Mountain

Title: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier
Pages: 449

Basic Rating: 5/5
Story: 4/5. 1/2
Characters: 4/5
Cover: 3/5.1/2

Well this is my first Charles Frazier and Civil war book, and being my first it was very good in my opinion of things. It has made its way to be one of my favorites. The style in writing was one point that i really loved and appreciate, it described the detail in nature and the characters surroundings. Charles F. really put a lot of work in this book and researched so much to make it. It talks a lot on the view of people during the war and how it effects everyone, it shows a deal of story's of Cherokee Indians which were cool, and i loved how he described animals especially birds. I found the story line to be creative, and yet again i loved how it was not being told after the adventure of things of years past, and how every other chapter we rotate between the main characters Ada and Inman. The characters were so very good, and even the little ones that have a shorter time in the story were described so amazingly well. They were not just the background but we began to feel for them. Ada is one favorite book character, she is not headstrong but willing to learn other things, and she is both smart and strong. Inman was also a favorite with me, he was a good man but with a bad four years behind him, he did many good things during his journey home even if they were although in some ways a sin. Ruby was an amazing character also, funny and a strong girl with a interesting past.

At first i was a little worried about the length, but once i got into it i didn't want it to end and i am so glad that i read it.

Plot: Inman a young man and Confederate soldier, who fought many a year in the bloody Civil War of north vs. south, decides to make his way home to Cold Mountain. He was badly wounded in the fight at Petersburg and is badly troubled with a mind changed by the war. Back home Ada a young woman that he loves, is waiting for him, knowing that it has been years and he might not come back alive. For Inman the journey home is a struggle, long hours of walking and almost always being hungry, Inman meets many people both friendly and dangerous. At the same time but in a different situation, Ada is struggling to keep her fathers farm in order with no knowledge to how it is suppose to be done. No matter where they go the war and its battle is always right behind them.

Sign sincerely Bostan~

What Book is it??? #10

I wonder if you can guess this quote: beginning or ending paragraph from a book. Suggest the book and author.
Clues- Writer was a woman that used a male name for her work to be published under, so that she would be taken seriously. She was born in 1819, England, and her real middle name was Ann.
"Men can do nothing without the make-believe of a beginning. Even
science, the strict measurer, is obliged to start with a make-believe
unit, and must fix on a point in the stars' unceasing journey when his
sidereal clock shall pretend that time is at Nought. His less accurate
grandmother Poetry has always been understood to start in the middle;
but on reflection it appears that her proceeding is not very different
from his; since Science, too, reckons backward as well as forward,
divides his unit into billions, and with his clock-finger at Nought
really sets off _in medias res_. No retrospect will take us to
the true beginning; and whether our prologue be in heaven or on earth,
it is but a fraction of that all-presupposing fact with which our
story sets out."
Any Suggestions???

Yet To Read: Sovay

Yet To Read: Is about a book that i haven't read before, but i want to. And most Plot descriptions are from

Title: Sovay
Author: Celia Rees
Pages: 416
Young Adult

Plot: It is 1794, and the revolution in France is threatening to spill across the channel into England, where Sovay, the beautiful 17 year old daughter of a gentleman, turns to holding up carriages while in disguise to break boredom. Spies around, and rumours of sedition can quickly lead to disappearances. So when Sovay lifts the wallet of one of England's most powerful and dangerous men, its not just her own identity to hide, but that of her fathers.

Poll Results For Favorite Sci-Fi Shows~

Finally the results came in, and it was a good fight i think although there is a tie and a show that got no votes, but it went well.

Doctor Who wins! Favorite show on this poll, it though comes just above both Smallville and Torchwood.

Smallville Tie with

Torchwood with 3 votes

Lost comes in forth place with a vote less than the two tie-ees

And i was surprised that Stargate Atlantis got no votes. I don't watch the show but i thought it would get voted by someone.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Open Book: Cold Mountain #2

Open Book: painting a smile with words. I found this quote true and i liked it and how it was said. We as humans do remember being hurt and in pain but really most of the time we can't remember all of the details in how it happened. I think it does not automatically happen but through the years the thought of pain does not come readily into our thoughts. It is not always that way but usually i think that's what happens.

Title: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier

Page: 277

"Our minds aren't made to hold on to the particulars of pain the way we do bliss. It's a gift God gives us, a sign of His care for us."

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Open Book: Cold Mountain

Open Book: Painting a smile with words.

Title: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier
Page: 25

" The Comeliest order on earth is but a heap of random sweepings."
. .

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

For What Book is it #9


Wow, Miss Lain you are good. Good job!
It was Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, the author James Patterson.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Three New Books-----

I am so excited! I finally got new books! I love the feeling of getting new stories, even if they are used, just the new reading that you haven't explored before makes them feel new. But these three copies are new, i have a long list of books and i decided to get these this time. I love them and can't wait to read them all.

Title: Blood Jack; Curse of the blue Tattoo.
Author: L. A Meyer
Pages: 488
Young adult/ historical fiction

Plot:After being forced to leave HMS Dolphin and her true love, Jacky Faber is making a new start at the elite Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston. But growing up on the streets of London and fighting pirates never prepared Jacky for her toughest battle yet: learning how to be a fine lady. Everything she does is wrong. Her embroidery is deplorable, her French is atrocious, and her table manners-disgusting! Then there's the small matter of her blue anchor tattoo. . . .
Despite her best efforts, Jacky can't seem to stay out of trouble long enough to dedicate herself to being ladylike. But what fun would that be, anyway?

Title: Prada and Prejudice
Author: Mandy Hubbard
Pages: 238
Young Adult

Plot: Callie is tired of being a clumsy geek-girl. So during a school trip to London she buys her ticket to popularity: a pair of real Prada pumps. But them she wobbles on the cobblestones, trips in her too-high heels, and conks her head. When she comes to, it's the year 1815!

Luckily she meets kindhearted Emily, who mistakes Callie for a long lost friend. Sparks soon ignite or the nice and not so nice variety between Callie and Alex, the handsome but totally arrogant Duke of Harksbury. Too bad Alex seems to have something sinister up his ruffled sleeve. . . .

Title: Doctor who; The Slitheen Excursion
Author: Simon Guerrier
Pages: 237

Plot: 1500BC- King Actaeus and his subjects live in mortal fear of the awesome gods who have come to visit their kingdom in ancient Greece. Except the Doctor, visiting with university student June, knows they're not gods at all. They're aliens.

For the aliens, its the perfect holiday- they get to tour the sights of a primitive planet and even take part in local customs. like gladiatorial games, or hunting down and killing humans who won't be missed. With June's enthusiastic help, the Doctor soon meets the travel agents behind this deadly package Holiday company- his old enemies the Slitheen. But can he bring the Slitheen excursion to an end with out endangering more lives? And how are events in ancient Greece linked to a modern-day alien plot to destroy what's left on of the Parthenon?

Yet To Read: Granny

Yet To read: is about a book that i haven't read before but i want to. And most plot descriptions are from
Pages: 170
Title: Granny
Author: Anthony Horowitz
"Twelve year old Joe Warden isn't happy. Sure, he's rich, but his parent's don't care about him. His grandmother should make everything better, except that Joe's granny is a nightmare. She's not just physically repulsive, she's horribly mean. Everyone thinks she's just a dotty old woman, but Joe knows the truth. He's seen behind her mask and glimpsed the wicked glimmer in her eyes--She is pure evil. And now she's out to get Joe, unless he can stop her first."

What Book is It?? #9

I wonder if you can guess this quote: beginning or ending paragraph from a book. Suggest the book and author.

Clues- The author is a man, he writes young adult and adult thrillers, this book is #1 new york times bestseller, and this book has sold over 150 million copies.

"The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective."

Any Suggestions??

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Open Book: Emma #2

Open Book: painting a smile with words. Or trying to anyways. I liked these two quotes from the book, they are not about marriage but statements on human views.

Title: Emma
Chapter: 9
"One half of the wold cannot understand the pleasures of the other."

Chapter: 11

"There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves."

New Book, Alex Rider

Title: Alex Rider; Crocodile Tears
Young Adult
Pages: 352

Title Will be Released on November 17, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Open Book: Emma

Open Book: Painting a smile with words. These quotes all practically about marriage or something around that topic. And i liked them, either as a statement or as a truth.

Title: Emma
Author: Jane Austen

Chapter 7:
"I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him. If she can hesitate as to 'Yes', she ought to say 'No', directly. It is not a state to be safely entered into with doubtful feeling, with half a heart."
Chapter 7: "A woman is not to marry a man merely because she is asked, or because he is attached to her, and can write a tolerable letter."
Chapter 8:
"it is always incomprehensible to a man, that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. A man always imagines a woman to be ready for anybody who asks her."
Chapter 8:
"Vanity working on a weak head produces every sort of mischief."

Ice Age 3

I saw this movie on last Wednesday. It was very cute and a very good family movie. I loved the first movie the second was ok and i also loved this one. Dawn of the Dinosaurs was also funny, they did a good job with it, And i thought it was very good.