Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Notebook

Rating: 4

Happy Summer!  Since my last review, I switched gears and was binge watching TV shows (Netflix) and Netflix originals.  I also have read a ton of unintelligent, brainless books because...well just because.  Now I'm back on the wagon and trying to raise my IQ points again.

I saw The Notebook when it came to theaters and was immediately sucked into the love story, more so because of the older Noah and Allie.  Yes, I was one of those who just thought Ryan Gosling was just too handsome (clean shaven or hairy)

Monday, May 4, 2015

In the Heart of the Sea Book and Movie Review

Rating: 4

by Nathaniel Philbrick

"The ordeal of the whale ship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century...this epic story inspired the climactic scene in Herman Melville's 'Moby-Dick'.  In 1819, the Essex was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale.  It's twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, decided instead to sail their three tiny boats for the distant South American coast.  They would eventually travel over 4,500 miles.   The next three months tested just how far humans could go in their battle against the sea, as one by one, they succumbed to hunger, thirst, disease, and fear."--jacket cover

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Before I Go to Sleep Book/Movie Review

Rating: 4.5

Originally published on  6/21/13--movie review below

Hi everyone!

I loved this book!  Fantastic psychological thriller and mystery. I liked the intimacy of the book.  There were truly only three main characters, and one of those was not who I was expecting.  I felt the pacing was well done and kept me interested in Christine trying to discover who she is and what exactly happened to her to cause her two decade amnesia.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Child 44

Child 44 is set to hit theaters April 17, 2015!  It stars Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Noomi Rapace, and Gary Oldman.  I am very excited to see that it is finally coming to the big screen and may just need to brush up on my reading.

Let us know what you think!

Child 44 book review.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Color Purple Book/Movie Review

Rating: 5

I just finished watching the film and this was me.  I can still feel the tears drying on my cheeks.  Damn.  What a movie AND book.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Gone Girl Book/Movie Review

Rating: 4.5

Originally published 1/15/14

(continued from yesterday)

Hi everyone!  I absolutely loved this book!  If you haven't had a chance to read it, please do.  It was very well written.  When it comes to mysteries, I hate when I can figure out "who done it" and with what and why before I'm halfway into the story.  With GG, I did not see the twists coming.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Argh! I hate falling behind!

Hi everyone!

So I fell off the planet due to summer vacations and moving the family.  I still have "Minority Report" sitting in my DVD player, waiting for me to watch.  I still plan on reading all the books for the rest of the year and will just have to get on it!  October is going to be a busy month.  Thank you for your patience!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Unbroken Book/Movie Review

Rating: 6--yes a 6 because this story is HOLY-FREAKIN'-AMAZINGLY-INCREDIBLE! But that's our humble opinion. 

Updated 12-26-14: Movie review towards the end

Bravo, Ms. Hillenbrand, BRAVO!!!