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I know that a lot of my readers are world-wide. A lot of my visitors are from the United States but I get some lovely visits from France, Australia, Israel and many others too. So where ever you are from, welcome to here and search and see if you can find what you are looking for. Just like a library, I try to keep my shelves up to date, but sometimes I don’t succeed. But I keep trying and usually once a week or at least every two weeks there is a book review but sometimes I do fun book related things. Also with the help of M.O.M (my own mother) we keep this blog running. Scroll down to read my latest posts. Enjoy!

 

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The Interview (2014)

Starring

James Franco ~ Dave Skylark
Seth Rogan ~ Aaron Rapaport
Lizzy Caplan ~ Agent Lacey
Randall Park ~ President Kim

Summary

“Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show “Skylark Tonight.” When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.”

– From IMDB.com

Review

Honestly, this movie was so dumb. I don’t understand what the hype was about the movie as it was just really political satire. Yes, they sometimes did push it too far, but I mean it was just a movie, and a not really good movie at that. If you have seen Tropic Thunder, then this is quite similar in the style of how it was done and the over all tone.

There were quite a few gruesome moments, which weren’t expected, and weren’t really needed. And the language was quite foul as well as there being a lot of sexual innuendos as well as some nudity.

I mean, there really isn’t a lot of say about this movie. It isn’t worth seeing in a theatre (or if you had seen it I feel bad for you) and it isn’t worth buying. You can see it online because of the hack and many places have it for free, or you can just go to your local library and get it. That’s what I did.

I don’t understand why there was all this hooplah about the movie as it really wasn’t worth it. Yes, I can see why North Korea would be offended by a movie like this, but the movie was so lame, and so bad, that it was just so dumb to have all these issues over it and was really a waste of time. Based on what had happened, I thought this movie was like sooo offensive and so powerful and was horrible. It was one massive joke and was lame…very.

Overall, it’s really not worth seeing, you wouldn’t be missing out on much. Sure, there were a few laughs, but it didn’t outweigh the fact that the movie was quite lame.

Warning: Trailer does contain some rude language and suggestive materials.

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Lord of Rage by Jill Monroe

Lord Of Shadows Book 2

Summary

“Princess Breena had been dreaming of her warrior lover when she was ripped from her Elden castle and thrown into a strange, dangerous realm. Lost and alone, she prayed for survival and vengeance for her stolen kingdom. She found both in a woodland cottage…in a dark bear of a man.

The golden-haired beauty had eaten his food and slept in his bed when Osborn found her. Though he wanted to awaken his virgin princess to carnal pleasures, Breena wanted more—including his warrior skills. Skills the once-legendary mercenary had long buried. Now Osborn had a choice—risk his life or deny his princess her fairy-tale ending.”

-From Amazon.com

Review

Honestly, I really disliked this book and I really disliked this entire series so far. I have read book 1 and book 4 so far and only have book 3 to go but so far I really don’t like the series. The writing and the story lines are horrible. It is the traditional guy and girl and girl falls for guy and does everything for him with a little bit of action. I just hate it.

And the female gives herself up so fast and I really dislike that too. It’s just the writing is so simple and everything about it is so simple and cliché. I know that the writers of these books are well-known writers, such as Nalini Singh (who I love as you know) but these stories were written for Harlequin so they were supposed to be the traditional quick reads that everyone likes.

But I’m not everyone.

Sure, if you’re looking for a quick fix and an easy read and a traditional story line, this might be the book for you, but otherwise I really dislike them. They definitely aren’t worth buying and are a one time read in my opinion.

But, other romance lovers out there may enjoy the book. It does fit the traditional romance novel bill. But of course, once again, they are adult books with adult content.

If this is your type of book, then happy reading to you because as a classical romance story it works just fine.

But if you are looking for something with more meat to it and just more to the story/series overall, then give these ones a miss.

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100 Questions You’d Never Ask Your Parents by Elisabeth Henderson and Nancy Armstrong, M.D

Straight Answers to Teens’ Questions About Sex, Sexuality, and Health

Summary

“Teens have questions about sex. This simple manual answers their questions–honestly, simply, and reliably.

What does an orgasm feel like?

Does masturbating have any long-term negative effects?

Does alcohol kill brain cells?

Teens have questions about sex; it’s a matter of who they ask and how reliable the answers are. Collected directly from teens and presented in a simple and accessible Q&A format, 100 QUESTIONS YOU’D NEVER ASK YOUR PARENTS provides information about sex, drug, body, and mood in a way that’s honest, nonjudgmental, and responsible.”

-From Amazon.com

Review

Honestly, this was a REALLY good book. It was quite similar to Ready or Not? by Tina Radziszewicz. 

You know, sex and sexuality is a huge part of the modern day and age. It’s in movies and on signs and everything! You’re exposed to it at such a young age. And everyone has questions. But who, honestly, wants to ask their parents these kinds of things? Would you really ask your friends because I’m pretty sure most teens are either too afraid to ask the questions to seem stupid or not comfortable with asking those kinds of questions. And would you actually google it in fear that someone saw it? It’s hard!

But this book answers all the questions that you’d be too afraid to ask.

And I mean all of them!

There isn’t much to say about this book except that it was perfect for teens who may want questions answered and I do highly recommend checking it out and seeing if your question is in here.

Because of the questions, I do say 16 years or older.

Happy reading!

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FunDay Friday

Penguin Books UK created a cute and gentle little animation that I figured book lovers would enjoy! xD

Enjoy and happy weekend!

 

 

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Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh

Psy/Changling Series
Book 2

Summary

“Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous—aching need…exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her.

Changeling Vaughn D’Angelo can take either man or jaguar form, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar’s instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith’s sight for their own purposes. They must keep her silenced—and keep her from Vaughn…”

-From Amazon.com

Review

Ugh. I don’t even know how to begin. These books are just so good and I can’t stop raving about them all. I should just not bother to write anything and just tell you to get it, but, I must tell you why it’s so good.

Let’s see…what haven’t I said before?

I mean the books have so much going on and there are SO many characters. Each book in the Psy/Changling series are about different characters but you have to read them in order due to the characters overlapping in their little, well not so little, groups. Romance is an underlying thing in these books, but there is so much more going on.

As I’ve said before, the women are NOT weak in these books and don’t just submit to the guy. They fight for their beliefs, their feelings, their views, and their men. As I’ve made it clear in the past, I hate when the woman just gives up without a fight and bends to the will or their partner. In these, that never happens. They fight until their last breath, protecting those who should be protecting them.

I will say that I sometimes get a little confused with the characters. Not the main ones, but those in the Psy Net sometimes get a little confusing and I start to blend them all together. The alliances can also get a little confusing as well as you’re never really sure who is sided with who and who is two timing who.

Overall, I mean this is just fantastic. I have read the first 6 books so far (reviews are coming) and am working on reading this ENTIRE series. I do suggest using THIS list as it has all the characters and groups laid out quite clearly and it does help.

The sex can be sometimes graphic, but not in a crude way, so once again I suggest these books for 18 and older.

But overall, happy reading! They are great summer time books as you can devour them in a short period of time.

Beach read, for the win!

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Noragami (2014-)

Summary

A minor god looks to gain recognition and uses the help of a girl while having conflicts with his Regalia.

Review

So, I totally watched this entire season in 1 day. And to say I want more is an understatement. This is not some deep show where you have to concentrate, but it is light, gives quite a few laughs, has decent animations and is just overall fun to watch! There are some interesting underlying ideas behind the issues which the main characters have such as popularity, not fitting in and similar concepts.

Most likely a lot of anime lovers wouldn’t love this show due to the fact that it’s not a huge one, like Bleach or One Piece (with so many episodes I can’t even keep track), but I like that it’s smaller. It follows a god by the name of Yato and he wants to gain attention. In the show the people of Japan would pray to the gods before big events and call upon the gods for help for various things from wishing someone was dead to just passing a test. Yato wants to be called upon more and get more money so that he could have a shrine. Having a shrine means that you truly are a god as you have a place to have people worship you. As of now he resorts to putting his phone number on walls or bathroom stalls.

Yato, along with his Regalia (which is a spirit which he can use as a weapon), and his girl companion fight these creatures called Phantoms which are essentially dark spirits and they can corrupt people. The gods job is to keep the Phantoms in check and kill them off using their Regalias.

There is quite a lot of comedy in the show and it had me laughing quite hard. The show definitely is for 16 and up because of some of the jokes but nothing was terribly inappropriate like some animes can definitely be.

I also did quite like the opening theme song.

Overall I really did enjoy it and was sad that there was only one season so far so I’m hoping that they’re going to bring it back this year. Just have to hope!

Oh, and please watch it in Japanese with English sub titles. It’s much more authentic and you lose a lot of the feelings when you watch it in English. Believe me. I’ve spent time watching the same episode in English and Japanese and it’s honestly not the same. It is sometimes hard to keep up with the subtitles, but you will learn how to do it in time. But it really does change the experience a whole lot when you watch it in English!

Happy watching!

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FunDay Friday

Ever looked for a movie where there was a bookstore? Or where the bookstore was the star of the movie?

Well you don’t need to look any further as Book Riot came up with a list of 15 Movies Starring Bookstores . I think I’ve only seen one of them but I’m definitely curious about the others now.

How about you? Any of those you’ve seen? Any other movies that should be added to the list?

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