Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Movie Review: The Last Witch Hunter

Vin Diesel!!! What more can I say?! Well actually this one was way better than I had heard! It was full of action and suspense! I honestly had no idea it was modern. When it started in past times I assumed the whole movie was set back in time. There is a Sci-Fi action vibe to this one. Michael Caine was a pleasant surprise! The special effects were Awesome! My whole family enjoyed this one!

Movie Review: The Visit

Okay, Well I was leery of watching this one. I have been a little disappointed in Shyamalan's last few films. Of  course it is hard to follow up The Sixth Sense....Which is still excellent, even upon multiple views!! I must say I was pleasantly surprised with this one! Yes, I did have the plot twists figured out long before the end, but the ride was still fun! Don't scrutinize this one too much cause it won't stand up! And You will want to slap the mother silly!! A few good scares and lots of jumps! Be forewarned: Naked Grandma and Adult Diapers are included...not for the young, or faint of heart!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Songs I Would Like To See Made Into A Book

This weeks Top Ten is supposed to revolve around music. I normally don't connect music to my books, although I know a lot of people do....so bare with me as I come up with this list!

10. Last Friday Night by Katy Perry

 9. Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J

 8. Ain't No Rest For The Wicked by Cage The Elephant

 7. The Dance by Garth Brooks

 6. Waterfalls by TLC

 5. Live To Tell by Madonna

 4. Eighteen and Life by Skid Row

 3. Hotel California by The Eagles

 2. Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw

 1. Fast Car by Tracy Chapman

You can all the other Top Tens involving songs Here: http://www.brokeandbookish.com/2016/02/top-ten-tuesday-books-and-songs-edition.html

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Movie Review: Love Finds You In Charm

I picked this one up from the library. It was so much better then I thought it would be! It follows Emma, who is undecided on what she wants to be or do with herself. She was born Amish, but can't decide if she wants to join the church. She goes to stay with a cousin to help to make her decision on what to do with her life. While there she meets Noah. Soon she meets and Englisher who wants to bring her into the real world.

The storyline is good for all ages and teaches some lessons about how the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. The area where the film was shot is beautiful. It seems to be true to life as to where an Amish girl would live. Some of the situations are not super realistic. But, the story is cute and fun and there is a happy ending. This was a perfect light romance for a cold winter night!

Movie Review: Sinister 2

So, as a huge horror fan, I had already seen the original Sinister. My son had not seen it but decided after watching the trailer that he knew enough to watch number 2. I was pleasantly surprised that I liked the movie. Of course, right away, we began to pick it apart. It doesn't stand up to much picking! I would consider this an okay watch. I won't be adding this to my collection, but I did enjoy it enough to be able to post a review!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That I Would Like to Read For Valentine's Day!

Let me start this post by saying that I have not read any of these books, but I hope to very soon!

10.  Outlander (Outlander #1) by 

9.  Hopeless (Hopeless #1) by 

 8.  Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by 

7. Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1) by 

6.  I'll Meet You There by 

5.  A Pinch of Ooh La La by 

4.  Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by 


2. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by 
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by 

To See All The Other Top Ten Valentine's Posts Check Here: http://www.brokeandbookish.com/2016/02/top-ten-tuesday-valentines-day-freebie.html

Monday, February 8, 2016

Book Review: The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

I have heard that Alender was a go to for ghost stories. This is my first story by her, but I am sure it won't be my last. All the things for a good story are here, ghosts, a haunted insane asylum, a cemetery. The only thing I missed was a good horrorfest. This was more of a thrilling mystery. There were a few twists I didn't see coming, which was a nice surprise. I just saw so much potential here to create tons of scares. I honestly didn't find it scary, BUT I still enjoyed the story and would read more by this author!

You can find out more about Katie and check out her other books here: http://katiealender.com

Movie Review: Goosebumps

I had a fun time watching this with my husband and my seventeen year old. My husband hates scary movies and my son read the Goosebump books when he was in Elementary school. We laughed a lot and it was fun asking my son, "Wait, which story is this?"  He knew just about all of the stories included in the film, even though it had been years since he had read them.  Jack Black does a great job pretending to be a curmudgeon. There are a few twists I didn't see coming. Be sure to watch for the cameo by the real Stine toward the end of the film! This one was much better then I expected it to be. Fun for all ages! My ten year old nephew loved it!

You can find out more about the film here: http://sites.sonypictures.com/goosebumps/discanddigital/

You can find out more about R.L. Stine and All of his books here: http://rlstine.com




Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday! Ten Favorite Historical Reads

This weeks topic is historical or futuristic settings. I really could not come up with much for that. SO, I choose to do Ten Favorite Historical Reads which I will break down into Five Non-Fiction Reads and Five Fiction Reads.

If you would like to check out everyone's topic choices and their selections for their list please visit: http://www.brokeandbookish.com/2016/02/top-ten-historical-settings-we-love.html

I love history. I find it to be so much fun to learn about things I didn't live through. I love to get different perspectives on the times. If I find a subject interesting, nothing gets me more excited then using that setting to write a wonderful piece of fiction. When I am reading I always mix it up by reading a true story at the same time as a fiction tale. I find it easier to keep the stories straight if I mix it up a little.

Ten Historical Favorites!

Fiction:
5.

Water for Elephants



4.

Sarah's Key



3.

Orphan Train


2.

The Girl Who Came Home: A Titanic Novel



1.

The Paris Architect


Non-Fiction:

5.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America


4.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption


3.

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography