Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mortal Instruments

So I read the Mortal instruments a few years ago, and I absolutely loved them! (that was before the hunger games)
But this post isn't about the books at the moment.
Its about the movie.
  It was at the dollar theater, the last day for the movie to be playing. We were the only ones in the theater.
Which was great, by the way.
Short summary-
When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld.

Anyway.... The book vs. the movie.
I know, I know. GET ON WITH IT! Right?
Well personally I don't think people should compare the books with the movies. Everyone has a different take on everything.
A lot of people said that the book followed the movie really closely. Some people said the movie sucked.
I liked the book.
Loved the movie.
 There were subtle differences between the movie and book (cause everything cant be the same.) One of my favorite parts of the movie though is where Alec meets the gay warlock dude. So funny!!! I was just rolling laughing.

More Inf on cast and actors ect.-

Just One Day.....By Gayle Forman

Just one day
Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)By Gayle Forman 

When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines

I read this book awhile ago, three long months. Between that time and now I think of this book, the little parts of it and then I remember the big picture. Gayle Forman has crafted a beauty within words, a masterpiece between covers. 
And let me tell you- the summary, does you no justice. When you have this book in your hands, you cant put it down. Even if ice cream is being set right in front of you. You cant seem to move away from the words. 
And now's my time to judge. 
    If someone else had wrote the story the plot would probably be un-believable. Like as in -this is so fake. But with Gayle's master writing, every word you hang on to. Or maybe thats just me. 

But the ending man CLIFF HANGER, it smacked you right on the forhead. Yep YAM! right smack dab in the middle. You could see it coming but then when it left you haning, man that sucks. 
Needless to say, The second book will be coming into my hands soon. 
 When its released anyway. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Fault In Our Stars

The Fault in our stars
By John Gren
Twelve stars! Or... Five...

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Dear readers,
I am informing you of this book as an excuse to cry. Go ahead. If you've read it with me, I'll give you  minute. 

Al l better? 

Yeah me neither. Anyway. This book was excruciating. It took you on a roller coaster only going up. I'm not going to write on how amazing John green is, or how he can take you on a journey with a mere page of words. 
(But Mr. Green if your reading this,  I would like a signed copy of your book.) (please) 
John green is like an Idol to mere people like us, we the readers. The characters were something you could almost touch, almost feel. It was an incredible journey.
And when your done with the book, come back and we'll talk.
Cause those of you who have already  read it its like: Sitting on a couch shoving potatoes chips in your face with a mound of chocolate to bring us back up. With a happy movie, your crying, and you don't know why.

 And then, you remember the book and what happened. Your like:



"Nough Said."

Monday, November 18, 2013

The house of the Scorpion, The lord of opium

The house of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran #1)
By Nancy Farmer
 Sci-fy Fantasy, future-istic,

Matteo Alacran was not born; he was harvested with the DNA from El Patron, lord of a country called Opium. Can a boy who was bred to guarantee another’s survival find his own purpose in life? And can he ever be free? Can he ever, truly live? 

This book was truly captivating. I mean Matteo himself was a character that was bred and born to be a villain/hero. It was amazing, the writing, the characters, the plot... It was a book that kept me on my seat.
"enough said."

The Lord Of Opium (Matteo Alacran #2)
By Nancy Farmer

The new book continues the story of Matt, the boy who was cloned from evil drug lord El PatrĂ³n in The House of the Scorpion. Now 14 years old, Matt rules his own country, the Land of Opium, the only thriving place in a world ravaged by ecological disaster. Though he knows that the cure for ending the suffering is hidden in Opium, Matt faces obstacles and enemies at every turn when he tries to use his power to help in anyway he can. But will his power be enough? 

I thought the first book was captivating. this book was enchanting, charming, attractive, ect. 
And in the second book, I love the relation ship between Matteo and his girl. I love how he says in the last pages, 
"I.. also want to marry you." something along those lines. It was so cute! 
*Gush, Gush* 
Love, Love, Love!

10 Gluten free (paleo) Snack idea's!

Everyone asks me, "Well if you don't eat gluten, what do you eat?" 
Simple really. 

1. Cant go wrong with boiled eggs and some salt and pepper to taste. 

2. Smoothies! Banana, apples, strawberries, blueberries, ext. Go green, go smooth....

3. Frozen grape cycles! Stick grapes in the freezer wrapped in tin foil and bring out on a hot sunny summer day!

4.Lettuce wrap. Stuffing's=Ham, cheese, mayo, banana pepper, pickles, turkey, roast beef, tamato. the lettuce= kale, or Romanian lettuce leaves, but they have to be the big ones. 

5. Pickles. Munch, munch, munch.... Or dried fruit if your not a pickle fan. But then- I disown you. 

6. Ham rolled up with a little bit of cream cheese and pickle juice. :)

7. Almonds or mixed nuts. Trail mix can never go wrong. I love, Love, love, Honey roasted Almonds. Mhmhmhmmh.

8. Gluten free chips, cookies, and tortilla shells. These are sometimes NOT found in the local grocer's. I had to ask to put some in my grocery store. Now it seems like its always sold out. :/

9. Beef jerky! one of my favorite snacks. Or -if you no like meat- Fruit. Watermelon, rasberries, blueberry's,s etc.

10. War-something-or-other-salad. Tuna, Mayo, cranberries, apple hunks, celery (optional) and a pinch of some salt. All mixed together. Yum.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Camera, Action, SHOOT!

Can guns really shoot people?
Ah... no. 

A gun is a hunk of metal with the ability to fire a bullet. Its the person using the gun, to pull the trigger, that operates the hammer, in order to make the gun go BOoM. If a gun is laying on a table and no one touches it, will it stand up on its own and shoot someone? This is not my image.

Just like a camera. A camera is an inanimate object, a tool really. Just like the gun cant shoot someone the camera cannot take good pictures without the help of the artistic person behind that particular camera. Just like the gun: A camera will not shoot unless a person pulls the trigger, or in the camera's case the button to make the camera go ClICK. You can take fantastic pictures with a simple point and shoot!
No. Its the person using the camera (object or tool) in order to take artistic photos. I know someone who thinks she is the best photographer of all time because she can pose, has a good camera ( as good as you can get with a high quality point-and-shoot), and is good at making duck lips and not smiling.
"Well, Honey. its just aint happenin."