Monday, April 22, 2013

Get Smart

Get Smart (2008) PosterGet Smart

Maxwell Smart, analyst for the secret spy agency CONTROL, alongside the experienced Agent 99, must prevent KAOS, an enemy agency from Russia, from bringing disaster to America.

I Prolonged watching this movie. I'm like, "This looks so dumb." And then i watched it. ROFL! 
My favorite part is the part where the rock (for lack of remember the characters names. Agent 55 or 52 or something like that) Says, "Hey you left the copy machine clogged."
The dudes like, "SO?"
The rock, "Is this your stapler?"
"Yeah why? You want me to teach you how to use it?
 "No." And THWACK! HE staples a piece of paper to the guys head@!!!!! BWAHHAHAH! Its more funny than it sounds. I mean, funny. Right? 


Comedy, Thriller, Action,
This movie is PG-13 a great family movie and a re-watch. Its pretty funny.  

Bombing In Boston

At least three dead, 130 injured after bombs explode at Boston Marathon

In the Boston Marathon there was a tragic bombing....

People were at a Marathon in Boston when the bombing happened. You know what? If i were in Boston the day of a Marathon, i would have gone.
There are 130 people injured and at least three dead, so far.

The Massachusetts college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing was captured wounded but alive after hiding out in a boat parked in a backyard on Friday evening.
The arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, signaled the end of five days of terror set-off by the double bombing at the marathon finish line.
The mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, was quoted by the Boston Globe as taking to the police scanner to exclaim, 'We got him'.
'I have never loved this city and its people more than I do today. Nothing can defeat the heart of this city .. nothing.'
Relieved law enforcement officers began cheering and clapping after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested and thousands of jubilant members of the public took to the streets to salute their hard work.
The terror suspect is now said to be 'clinging to life' at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - where some marathon bombing victims are also still being treated.
He lost a great deal of blood from his injuries and is still too ill to speak to officers. Initial efforts will be focused on keeping him alive so he can be questioned in full. 
'He had lost a lot of blood. He was so weak that we were able to just go in and scoop him up,' state police spokesman David Procopio told the Boston Herald adding that the suspect was in 'serious if not critical condition'.
The bloody endgame came four days after the bombing and just a day after the FBI released surveillance-camera images of two young men suspected of planting the pressure-cooker explosives that ripped through the crowd at the marathon finish line, killing three people and wounding more than 180.
Dzhokhar's older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, lay dead in a furious 24-hour drama that transfixed the nation and paralyzed the Boston area with fear. 
Boston police commissioner Ed Davis was celebratory in his tone as he took to Twitter to say, 'It’s a proud day to be a Boston police officer. Thank you all.'
'CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won,' the Boston Police Department said on its Twitter account.
Police cornered the younger Tsarnaev  around 7pm, less than an hour after police lifted a stay-indoors order for the city and its suburbs.
Resident David Hanneberry reportedly went outside to smoke and saw the tarpaulin cover of his boat was disturbed.

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But what all of this doesnt tell you is that too catch the suspect the cops and FBI stormed through houses near the Marathon , knocking down doors in the middle of the night to catch this man. If i were one of those people i would be ticked off. In the middle of the night, Really?
Tell me. If you were a criminal ywould you go to a house near the bhombing to hide out? No! You would go farther away, or say a boat perhaps. DUH! Come on people!


Saturday, April 20, 2013

If WE survive....

If WE survive By Andrew Klavan

If We SurviveOverview

Young adult
Genre- Thriller, Mystery, and action-adventure

They came on a mission of mercy, but now they’re in a fight for their lives.

High schooler, Will Peterson and three friends journeyed to Central America to help rebuild a school. In a poor, secluded mountain village, they won the hearts of the local people with their energy and kindness.

But in one sudden moment, everything went horribly wrong. A revolution swept the country. Now, guns and terror are everywhere—and Americans are being targeted as the first to die.

Will and his friends have got to get out fast. But streets full of killers . . . hills patrolled by armies . . . and a jungle rife with danger stand between them and the border. Their one hope of escape lies with a veteran warrior who has lost his faith and may betray them at any moment. Their one dream is to reach freedom and safety and home.

This was a thrilling book that kept me at the edge of my comfortable chair by the warm fire. (I wish) This book is what got my through my sisters relentless talking. Did i mention its a good book? Hehe. 
 But if your looking for romance, don't bother. There's only one kiss throughout the whole book and its at the very end. Romance=0
Great writing=seven
overall points= 20 so that would be nine out of nine starz. Like i said, "I like my books, and I like them to be good." Just like food and boys. 
Yet AGAIN! A good book by Andrew Klavan! I applaud you, good sir. 

Death and the Girl Next Door

Death and the Girl Next DoorDeath and the girl next door

By Darynda Jones

Young dult
Genre- Fantasy

Five Starz

Darynda Jones, author of The New York Times bestselling series that began with First Grave on the Right, brings us Death and the Girl Next Door, a thrilling Young Adult novel garnering high praise and early buzz from major authors

Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace.  Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home.  For Lorelei, life goes on.
High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be.  Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it,  standing outside her house in the dark, night after night.  Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school.  Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity.  What does Jared know about her parents?  Why does Cameron tell Jared he can't have Lorelei?  And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real?

I loved this book! It wasn't easily written but it was OK enough that i breezed through it, turned my head, and the book ended. I'm like, "Wait! WHAT?!" I wanted it to go on....
Good thing there's a number 2! (You know what i mean. Not that number2..." Jeez guys. 
I hope you guys like this book as much as i do, because it was just really...wowwowwow. And I have a pretty high wow factor.


Skullduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery PleasantBy Derek Landly
Young Adult
Genre- Comedy, action, adventure, mystery

"Hello Mr. Pleasant, it is ever so nice to meet you." While a clad figure in a brown tux, shiny black shoes, a hat, scarf and sunglasses cover every inch of his bod. 

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant
Ace Detective Snappy Dresser Razor–tongued Wit Crackerjack Sorcerer and Walking, Talking,
Fire-throwing Skeleton
—as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old.
These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil.
The end of the world?
Over his dead body.

This is one of the most humorous, funny, comical, and witty books I have read. I would read this whole series except that I cant. Why? Because these books don't come in my part of the... lets say, 'neck of the woods.' These books are made in Ireland -or is it England?- and I don't liver there. Or anywhere. 
Anyway.... this book should be for all ages! I five this book ten starz! 

Battle of book series

Song of the Lioness Vs. Beka Cooper Vs. Tricksters choice

Which will you chose? ( all by Tamora Pierce) 

OK i will give you a summary of each series, tell you if i like it, and at the end chose which was the better series. (If there ever is one.) 

Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness Series #1) 


"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight."
In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page at the palace of King Roald. The road to knighthood, as she discovers, is not an easy one. Alanna must master weapons, combat, magic -- and also polite behavior, her temper, and even her own heart. With stubbornness, skill, and daring, she wins the admiration of all around her, and the friendship of Prince Jonathan of Tortall himself. But she also makes an enemy of the prince's uncle, the powerful and charming Duke Roger...


Terrier (Beka Cooper Series #1)Overview

Beka Cooper's journals describe her training, promotion, and success as a policewoman (dog) in Tortall. From the back alleys of Corus, to the sewers of Port Caynn, to the backwoods of the north country, Beka will not let her quarry escape.

Trickster's Choice (Trickster Series #1)


Tamora Pierce brings readers another Tortall adventure! Alianne is the teenage daughter of the famed Alanna, the first lady knight in Tortall. Young Aly follows in the quieter footsteps of her father, however, delighting in the art of spying. When she is captured and sold as a slave to an exiled royal family in the faraway Copper Islands, it is this skill that makes a difference in a world filled with political intrigue, murderous conspiracy, and warring gods. This is the first of two books featuring Alianne.

So Keep in mind that Tamora is a good writer. I just judge my books harshly, like i judge men. So it all good. :D 
In each series there are three books. (I think...:p) In Alanna (song of the lioness) it was an amazing book, a page turner, and always kept you guessing around every corner. A Five starz! Although her relationships kept ticking me off.... i still loved it! This woman can not make up her mind...

Then there is Beka Cooper. A different story. The first two books were a blast! The third book? Not so much. I didn't even get to chapter fifteen and i stopped. (there are short chapters) The third book was just not needed. It was like it could have been a book on its own. It ruined the whole series for me. Sigh... Although i would go back and re-read the first two, they are just so fun!

Next is the famous Tricksters choice. I kept reading through it until i finally got to the end. This book... really just held no appeal to me. I trudged through the book like i was trudging through thigh high mud. There was so much going on, a relationship she shouldn't have, and just too much! I know there are two other books but... i don't think im going to read it. Just too... overwhelming. 
So can you guess which one i might chose?
Song of the Lioness series. (Alanna) Although i did find it cool that all these books were connected by the city of tortall and that Alliane in tricksters choice is Alanna's daughter. Pretty cool.

A Book Of Plots and Structure

Plot and Structure (write great fiction)

Write Great Fiction - Plot & StructureBy James Scott Bell

three out of five starz ***

 This book was quite something... a good something. But a something nothingness. I was impressed with the writing, the key points in the story and how it all helped. A lot. It gives you quite an insight in the story and Of a story. I would but this book and read it again.  


Craft an Engaging Plot (summary from Amazon)

How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course?
With Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure, you'll discover the answers to these questions and more. Award-winning author James Scott Bell offers clear, concise information that will help you create a believable and memorable plot, including:
  • Techniques for crafting strong beginnings, middles, and ends
  • Easy-to-understand plotting diagrams and charts
  • Brainstorming techniques for original plot ideas
  • Thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter
  • Story structure models and methods for all genres
  • Tips and tools for correcting common plot problem