Sunday, February 28, 2010

Doctor Who: The Krillitane Storm

Title: Doctor Who: The Krillitane Storm
Author: Christopher Cooper
Pages: 239
Science Fiction
BBC Books

Basic Rating: 3/5
Plot: 3/5
Setting: 4/5
Characters: 3/5 1/2
Cover: 3/5
My Recommendation: This is for people who like to try different outer galactic tales and Earth science fiction fans. And definitely for Doctor who Lovers, that's first of course.

My Thoughts:
I liked this book, it was definitely a really good read. I hadn't read a Doctor who book for a while and i just enjoyed reading this one and it so happens to be on my reading list! I think i was having Doctor who book withdrawals and really wanted to read one soon, glad i did. First of all i loved the characters, I thought they were made very well. The Doctor was brilliant and when he isn't in books that usually is my main and biggest concern. He has to live up to being fantastic! Its just the way it goes. The companion in this book was a girl named Emily. She is a good character, not exactly my favorite creation, but still good. I'm glad she was bright and smart. I won't talk more on this subject for fear of giving some things away. But i must say that i am happy how things paned out with the characters, its part of the charm. (Reading this got me excited for the new season of Doctor who that i will be covering on my blog!) Next i really loved the setting, it was perfect i think. Not exactly historical, but when it was it was right on target. Details containing to location and things were amazing. I loved the mixture of technology and medieval-ness. (Sorry i don't think that's a word.) The descriptions were vivid and their was a lot of action. The mystery was simply brilliant, i was surprised many times. That's what i like, a good surprise now and again. Well that's my review of the book and i hope it helped. To sum it up in a few words, i liked it and enjoyed reading the difference of how it was written and about what it was written about.

Plot: When the TARDIS materialises in medieval Worcester, the Doctor finds the city seemingly deserted. He soon discovers its population are living in a state of terror, afraid to leave their homes after dark, for fear of meeting their doom at the hands of the legendary Devil's Huntsman. For months, people have been disappearing, and the Sheriff has imposed a strict curfew across the city, his militia maintaining control over the superstitious populace with a firm hand, closing the city to outsiders. Is it fear of attack from beyond the city walls that drives him or the threat closer to home? Or does the Sheriff have something to hide? After a terrifying encounter with a deadly Krillitane, the Doctor realises the city has good reason to be scared.

The 39 Steps

I really liked watching this movie last night, me and my brother had fun watching it. It was good and exciting, full of action and adventure with also a really good mystery to it. It was actually surprising at times and moments made me sad too. Didn't expect that, that is for sure. As i have said in my other review of it, Mr. Jones made a really good lead and personally i think he would be a good James Bond. (I think he has the James bond look, maybe its just me but i think he does) Well now i definitely want to read the book, i think i will soon and i will write a review on that too. It was good and interesting, i loved the scenery. Beautiful country sides!!! Amazing! Well if you want to see it for the first time or if you want to watch it again you can go to the PBS Website and it will be online from March 1st to march 30th. Catch it before it is to late,

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Share Pictures!

Hello, i just wanted to share a few pictures i took a few days ago on a hike. Be-u-ta-ful veiw! Well hope you enjoyed them!


Open Book: Jacky!

Open Book: Painting a smile with many creative words, Beauty can be simple. Well today during my reading of my A.S Bookclub book i found two really good quotes, the first isn't really my normal poetic or realistic thinking quote, but i still really like it! Though the secound is more of the realistic thinking stuff i like too. Here they are!

Title: Bloody Jack: Curse of the Blue Tattoo (Book 2)
Author: L.A Meyer
Page: 190
Said by: Maudie
"Jacky, never, ever, trust a drunk."

Page: end of 202-203
Said By: Jacky Faber
"We're allowed to do anything in this world until someone says we ain't allowed and that someone can back it up."

(Laughed at them both - BOstan)

Tsunami Relief

(Getting ready! lots of water!)

(It was starting to drain, can you see the mud?)

(Getting stonger)

(Here at 11:58 the pull was very strong!)

(THes pictures go by the time of the local news - by 12 it was starting to slow down. but during 11:40 it was pretty rough. Normally this area of coconut island is very calm and the bridge seen in the left side of the picture is suppose to be 10 feet high and at times it was almost drained!)

Here in Hawaii we have a sigh of relief. At 11 am a Tsunami wave was suppose to hit the sides of all the islands, but none came. At around 11:35 -ish their were more signs that the waves were going to hit by the signs of suction in the water and very strong currents but as the hours past and nothing happened it is more safe to say that nothing is going to happen for the present. Although their were a few very insane people swimming and surfing in the waters during the high alarm. All i got to say to that is "Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!". In the morning a few alarms went off and evacuation went very well, all coastal areas were vacated and people moved to safely. Exciting for most. As a local area in Hawaii that would take most of the fire during the surge was being more active we all thought that it would happen, but it didn't. In the 60's the town was destroyed by tidal waves generated by a 9. something earthquake in Chile. It is sort of ironic that we should had faced that reoccurring historic event again. I use to hear a few story's from my grandmother of that Tsunami when i was really little. Well Some of the pictures are not great since they are just from the t.v but if you look hard you can see the water being pulled into the sea and how easily it could have been another Tsunami coming. Well Chile is having a lot of aftershocks, i think around 56, and even one of those could be powerful enough to generate another Tsunami. After shocks can last for days and anyone of them can generate another wave or waves. One that could possibly hit, so the islands are not fully clear yet. Also i hear that a lot of other areas were on alert for a possible Tsunami, though all not exactly for sure. I am a little disappointed but also relieved. As i have probably said, mixed feelings. I sort of feel OK to feel disappointed because i have never seen a Tsunami before and was sort of interested in seeing one. And it was not something to dangerous because we had hours of preparation for it and every town close to the shores was evacuated. Like most have said a ghost town. The city in Oahu, Honolulu was bare and it would not have been strange to see tumble weeds rolling around the streets. Well if anything happens and i still have power i will be back and typing away on my old key board,

Thanks BOstan

THat is the other thing for other places on the islands that would not have been hit they probably would have faced electricity loss and possible human waste back up. Not a pretty site. Earlier this morning the stores and gas stations were packed, crazy with busy people trying to be prepared.


Wow so much damage, its so sad. My heart again goes out to everyone there, it makes what almost happend here seem so pittiful. Well i hope things get straigtend up and get better, i know they will even if it doesn't feel like it will now. Well i think the death tole is around 214 and rising. Wow and they had a 8.8 earth quake, not as big as their 1960's earthquake which was around 9. something but that still is way up there! I know that before the two biggest topics in the news was first, the earthquake in Chile and then the Tsunami warning in Hawaii. Well just as the pictures from the BBC Web site indicate Chile has taken a lot of damage, but i don't think it is as bad as in Haiti. Their structures in Chile were built different and even though i think it was bad it wasn't as bad as in Haiti. I think the amazing thing that shows a lot of power that an earthquake has with its suddenness is how it can just tear a road and street right in two. So powerful! We all must admit that and thanks for reading,


Well the Hawaiian islands are on alert for a Tsunami that may hit them all at 11am. The last one hitting the big island was way disastrous. I hope this time it is less horrible or nothing at all. The Earth quake that hit Chile was actually a 8.8. and that is much bigger than i had previously said it was at 8.3.
Well more later,

Reminder for the week

Reminder Reminder - The 39 Steps (Based on a novel) part 1 is coming on tonight the Saturday 27 or tomorrow Sunday 28 (the last day in the month). Appearing on PBS Masterpiece Classic hosted by Laura Linney. Click the picture on the side for a link and more info. (Check your local listings for the exact time and day)

Don't miss it, it will be my first time seeing it.

New News!!

Its about 10 Pm right now and i just got the news that their where two major earthquakes. One in Chile and the other in Japan. I don't know much but the Chile earthquake was around 8.3 (much more than the earthquake in Haiti) and the Japan one was around 7. I hope it wasn't to much damaging, but i know they are never good. ( A few weeks ago we just has a really really tiny one and it was just alarming because of all the earthquake talk lately, nothing bad happened most people didn't even know their was one, but it was nerve racking none the less.) Well i think for some people right now Chile's earth quake is a bit more alarming because it might generate enough force to create a tsunami around a few islands. It's just a bit scary, a lot of places are due for a horrible event and it just might happen. We'll i still hope nothing comes of it, but if it does i hope people stay safe.
Thanks Bostan~

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Open book: One after another

Open Book: Painting a smile with a lot of words. Surprise Surprise i found another quote that i again really like!! Deal with me if you can, its short but sweet.

Title: Doctor who: The Krillitane Storm
Author: Christopher Cooper
Pages: 127
Said by: The Doctor
"Oh, the impossible is usually just a possible you hadn't thought of before."

BOstan :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Yet To Read: Eldest

Yet To Read: Is mainly about a book that i pick out every week that i HAVE NOT read before but i REALLYREALLYREALLYREALLY want to. This plot description is from

Check it out!

Title: Eldest (Inheritance: Book 2)

Author: Christopher Paolini

Pages: 704


The land of Alagaesia is suffering under the Empire of the wicked Galbatorix, and Eragon and his dragon Saphira, last of the Riders, are the only hope. But Eragon is young and has much to learn, and so he is sent off to the elven forest city of Ellesmera, where he and Saphira are tutored by the wise former Rider Oromis and his elderly dragon Glaedr. Meanwhile, back at Carvahall, Eragon's home, his cousin Roran is the target of a siege by the hideous Ra'zac, and he must lead the villagers on a desperate escape over the mountains. The two narratives move toward a massive battle with the forces of Galbatorix, where Eragon learns a shocking secret about his parentage and commits himself to saving his people.

Why???? Well i loved Eragon and i can't wait to read the following book! That's why!

Open Book: Two is better than one!+!=!!

Open Book: White can be the best colour. I really loved both of these quotes from both very different books. They both shot out at me with harsh speed and a painful pinch of realization. Check em' out! (with the first quote, Yea Robin Hood is real!!!!)

Title: Doctor Who: The Krillitane Storm
Author: Christopher Cooper
Page: 22
Said By: The Narrator
"At the heart of every myth there lay some grain of truth, some real event that had a profound impact on those involved."

Title: Bloody Jack: Curse of the Blue Tattoo
Author: L.A Meyer
Page: 61
Sang by: Jacky Faber
"Oh, hard is the fortune of all womankind. She's always controlled, she's always confined. Controlled by her parents, until she's a wife, a slave to her husband, The rest of her life."


Lost Season 6. episode 5 "The Lighthouse"

I really liked this episode and i think personally it is one of my favorite yet in the sixth season. It did feel a bit shorter but i really liked it. This episode was more about Jack and the two different lives lived. Island Jack and Doctor Jack are alike of course but they are also a lot different. Well i was surprised a lot in this episode, Wow!!! The two major surprises involved Claire and Jack. The surprises didn't connect them at all, but weirdly enough it is between the two of them. I am not as confused though, which is also good. Well i just wanted to write what i thought and i know i will be reading a few other opinions from other blogs. I can't wait for next weeks episode!!! Excited!!!
Thanks Bostan~

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Open Book: Blue Tattoo

Open Book: Painting a smile as bright as a lime green field of grass. I really liked this section of this book, it made me both laugh and smile.

Title: Curse of the blue Tattoo (Book 2)
Author: L. A Meyer
Page: 46
Said By: Jacky Faber
"You got to look on the bright side of things now, i tells myself. The truth is no one tried to hang you today or even threatend you with it. You were not thrown naked into the street. You were beaten but not insensible. All those things have happened to you before, but not today."

Thanks BOstan!

The 39 Steps!

Coming on February Saturday 27 or Sunday 28 (Check your local listings) The 39 Steps will be playing on PBS Masterpiece Classic. For more info on what it is about click on the picture on the side of the page. (Not the big one above) I think it will be playing as two parts in two weeks Episode 1 running for 90 minuets. It will be online to watch on the PBS website from March 1-30. So if you do miss it but still want to catch it you can go to the website to watch it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Title: Eragon (book #1)
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 497
Science Fantasy
Next Book Following: Eldest (book #2)

Basic Rating: 5/5

Plot: 4/5

Setting: 4/5

Characters: 4/5

Cover: 3/5 (I really like it! It looks medieval!!!)

My Recommendation: For lovers of fiction and fantasy. Its not a fairy tale, but science fiction fantasy. (Oh and also for people who loved the movie)

My Thoughts: This book was Fantastic! I loved reading it so much, it was very fun and exciting. Amazingly Christopher Paolini started writing this book at the age of 15, and is well deserved to be #1 New York Times Bestseller. His age is both impressive and inspiring. The book is full of action, suspense, adventure, fantasy, and mystery. The way it is written is extremely wonderful, the pages remind me of an old tale but still modern enough. The characters starting from Eragon to Saphira are amazing. All of them are! I really liked Eragon, i thought he made a great lead. At first he was sometimes foolish but he did grow in his actions. I mean he's only 15. I was surprised with Saphira, she was brilliant also. Another thing that surpassed my expectations was the setting, Paolini created an absolute world. No set backs or slip ups at all, he was steady and creative. It must have taken a lot of time and thought to come up with all the names of people, places, things, and other languages. So cool! Well the story is great fun, you really feel like you are there with every illustration and detail. It is very creative and inspiring, i will never forget that even the small details count. It was longer and a bigger book, but because it was so good i read it faster than i had thought i would. So to conclude it is a wonderful magical tale of heroism and adventure. I am so sad that it ended!!The ending was also perfect, and i really can't wait to read the next book "Eldest".

Plot: When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a kind whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.

Bostan~ Today's nice critical opinion

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Masterpiece for this week!

Don't forget!! Persuasion is coming on PBS Masterpiece Classic on Sat. 20 or Sun. 21 Feb. (Check your local listings for the exact date and timing) Hosted By Laura Linney. Playing all in one night but their is an encore presentation of it.
Don't miss it, Persuasion after the book written by Jane Austen.

Feb. Book Covers

I just made these two book covers a few days ago. I really loved the pictures i found and they both i think can tell a good story. Book covers i think are important. Well i really had fun in making both of them. The first one i really loved the black and white photo, and the bottom one really was cool looking. I just changed the colour a little different and added a few things. Funn Funn!!
Thanks BOstan~

Love the Glass Colours!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Reading For A. S. Book Club

Our Next Reading for A. S. Book Club will be: Bloody Jack: Curse of the Blue Tattoo, by L. A Meyer. We will start it on Monday Feb. 22: for more info check the link below.

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: Emma

Author: Jane Austen

English Lit.

Basic Rating: 5/5

Story: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

My Recommendation: I want to recommend it to everyone, it is a brilliant classic and a great story. I love it very much.

My Thoughts: I loved it!! I think i have said that a million times now but i don't mind, this is my second- or is it my third review of the book so far. See how much i love it!! Well lets start here, since Jane Austen is my favorite author i could go on forever but i wont. The story was just brilliant! filled with a great plot! The Story has so much going on but not to the point where it is over welling. I love how it is written she always has a talent to write with many word and such ease. It completely inspires me to do better when i write and i like that sense and am happy to have that aim ahead of me. The Characters as i always go on about are wonderful, so very realistic and alive. They all seem like very old friend and connections. How she never ever forgets about her littlest characters always amazes me. They are completely made and are never flimsy or feebly made. Well some of the many characters i loved are Emma who is very flawed and spoiled but witty, kind, and sensible in all the wrong ways but humble, Mr. Knightley the gentleman with a strong and good character, Mr. Woodhouse an old and worried man but a loving father and is always thinking about others, Mrs. Weston a great friend and companion, Mr. Weston a man of good humor and easy smiles, Frank Churchill a young man taking the likes of his father with a good sense of humor and an aim for a happy time, Jane Fairfax a shy and to herself young woman with a good and kind heart and steady character, and Mrs. Bates - oh i just love her. And those are just some of the great characters of this book!

Plot: Jane Austen's 'Emma' is a comedy that tells the story of Emma Woodhouse, who has her ideals of romance but learns through various people and situations that she is very much misunderstood and clueless.

Your humble critic

Open book: Eragon 2

Open Book: Painting more and more smiles (hopefully) by reading with words. Ha! Well i found these quotes happily. I think when i find a quote i have something to take away when I am finished with the book. Makes me happy i guess, I'm a quote lover. If you love it too, join the club!

Title: Eragon
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 169
Said by: Brom
"The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't."

Pages: 193
Said by: Jeod
"These books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life."


Lost Episode 3

I'm watching Lost this year as i have done every year. Well this season has made me again very confused and excited. I don't know but i think i like being confused. For me last nights episode was interesting, it was mostly about Locke and i suppose we as the watchers got to understand more of him, even if part of him wasn't himself. Is that confusing? well Clair's back, but we didn't get to see her really, so i hope next weeks episode will change that. But for the most part i really enjoyed it, loved the Hawaii scenery and the cliff scene was very cool! I though wonder where that was taken place, because that was really pretty!

Your humble Reviewer~

Yet To Read: The Unwritten Rule

Yet To Read: Is about a book i haven't yet had the pleasure to read yet, and the plot description is from This Wednesday i at once knew what i wanted to put down here.

Title: The Unwritten Rule

Author: Elizabeth Scott

Pages: 224


Released: March 16 2010

Plot: Another sweet and funny coming-of-age novel by the author of bloom; Perfect You; Something, Maybe; and Living Dead Girl.

Why? Well i don't know to much about it but i sort of think the cover is cute and am interested about it because it is written by Elizabeth Scott.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Open Book: E

Open Book: Painting a smile with words~
I really loved these quotes or shall i say pieces of the book below! The second is so sweet and i loved it from the movie!

Title: Emma
Author: Jane Austen
Chapter: 49
Said by: Mr. Knightley
"A man would always wish to give a woman a better home than the one he has taken her from; and he who can do it, where there is no doubt of her regard, must, I think, be the happiest of mortals."

Chapter: 49
Said by: Mr. Knightley
"I cannot make speeches, Emma," he soon resumed, and in a tone of such sincere, decided, intelligible tenderness as was tolerably convincing. "If i loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it. Bear with the truths I would tell you now, dearest Emma, as well as you have borne with them. The manner, perhaps, may have been a very indifferent lover. But you understand me. Yes, you see, you understand my feelings - and will return them if you can. At present, i ask only to hear - once to hear your voice."

LOved THem BOstan~

Monday, February 15, 2010

Open Book Eragon

Open Book: Painting a magical smile with an assortment of words. Crazy how it works. Well i really liked this quote i found in this book, it is shorter but i still enjoyed it. Now you can enjoy it if you want!

Title: Eragon (book 1)
Author: Christopher Paolini
Page: 52

"Respect the past; you never know how it may affect you."

So true! Bostan~

Next Persuasion

Next Time on PBS Masterpiece Classic: Persuasion from the book by Jane Austen. Hosted By Laura Linney. Coming on for one night on February Saturday 20 or Sunday 21. (Check your local listings for the exact time and day because every schedule is different) (Encore Presentation)
Don't miss it!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Another Book!

Yeah i just got a book today!!!!! And i have been wanting this book for a while. Been meaning to buy it forever but i just didn't. Now i have it and i can't wait to read it!!! Yeah! Getting a new book always makes me happy.

BOstan~ Here it is:

Title: I'd tell you i love you, but then I'd have to kill you
Author: Ally Carter
Pages: 284
Plot: Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for exceptional young women, a fairly typical all-girl school - typical, that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses, but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man seven different ways with her bare hands, she has no idea what to do when she meets and ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill or a real "pavement artist" - but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the real truth about her?

Northanger !

Don't miss it!! Northanger Abbey on Masterpiece Classic from the book by Jane Austen, Hosted By Laura Linney. On Saturday 13 or Sunday 14 on PBS (Check your local listings for exact times and days)
One night only- BOStan more info click the side picture

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Maximum Ride

Title: Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (book 1)
Author: James Patterson
Pages 413
YA Science Fiction
Following Book: Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever (book 2)

Basic Rating: 4/5 and 1/2

Story: 4/5

Characters: 4/5

Cover: 3/5

My Recommendation: For people who are looking for a book that takes them on a thrilling ride.

My Thoughts: I loved it! It was great and so much better than i had expected it to be. A must read! I really loved the characters. Every single character was given its own identity and since their were a bunch of main characters it was impressive. This was my first James Patterson book and i was again impressed, he is really a great writer. I loved the relationships between the characters and loved the mystery that they all shared. The story was powered wonderfully and the adventure was thrilling. I loved how the story was written, and where the adventure took me. (made me very excited to read the next book.) I am very happy with it and don't think it could have been made better. It was super good!

Plot: Six unforgettable kids - with no homes - are running for their lives. Max Ride and her best friends have the ability to fly. And that's just the beginning of their amazing powers. But they don't know where they come from, who's hunting them, whey they are different from all other humans. . . and if they're meant to save mankind - or destroy it.


New Book in the mail!

I finally got my book in the mail!!! Yeah i can't wait to read it!! I haven't read a doctor who book for a while now and i really can't wait to!

Title: Doctor who: The Krillitane Storm
Author: Christopher Cooper
Pages: 239
Plot: When the TARDIS materialises in medieval Worcester, the Doctor finds the city seemingly deserted. He soon discovers its population are living in a state of terror, afraid to leave their homes after dark, for fear of meeting their doom at the hands of the legendary Devil's Huntsman. For months, people have been disappearing, and the Sheriff has imposed a strict curfew across the city, his militia maintaining control over the superstitious populace with a firm hand, closing the city to outsiders. Is it fear of attack from beyond the city walls that rives him or the threat closer to home? Or does the Sheriff have something to hide? After a terrifying encounter with a deadly Krillitanes, the Doctor realises the city has a good reason to be scared.