I'm thankful for my Mom. Shes always there for me.. no matter what! I know I can always go to her if I need to talk, and I know she will steer me in the right direction. I love you, Mom
I'm thankful for my dad. He is always there if I need anything and he knows he can always count on me if he needs anything. Dad always encourages me to do what I love even if I don't want to. I love you, Dad
I'm thankful for my little well he's not so little anymore (hes 21!) brother. I know I can always depend on Derek to make me laugh when I'm having a bad day. I know if I ever need anything he wouldn't hesitate to help me out. Love ya, Brother
I'm thankful for my little sister Erika. She makes me want to be a better person. Even though theres a 13 year difference between us, we are pretty close.. and I wouldn't change it for anything. I love you, Erika!
I'm thankful for my husband Shaun. We've been together for 7 years (married for 1). We've had a lot of ups & downs throughout those years so I think now its time for stuff to start happening in our favor. I love you Shaun.
I'm thankful for my family & friends. Nothing can replace any of them! I'm thankful for a place to live and food on my table.
You know what I hate? When I read a book.. then a movie is made.. then I start complaining. Maybe I should just put the book aside and watch the movie for the movie and stop comparing it to the book? It just kills me that they change the simpliest things. Christmas with Holly is based off the book Christmas in Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas. I love the book and I love the whole Friday Harbor series, but in the book there are 3 brothers Mark, Sam, Alex. In the movie .. Sams name is Scott .. really? Anyways their last name is Nolan in the book.. in the movie its Nagel. Why in the world would you change the last name of the main character?? Another thing.. the love interest is Maggie a red-haired toy store owner.. well in the movie shes a blonde and her sister is a red head.. really?! lol Keep in mind I'm only 20 minutes into the movie. I was really looking forward to this movie (it came out last year and I didn't get to see it) .. I suppose I'll finish watching it later and try and forget about the book and see if the movie is actually any good.. lol Sorry rant over!
I think Harry Potter & the Sorcerers Stone was the first "real" book I read. I was in 6th grade when we started the book, and ever since then I've been hooked (not only to Harry Potter) but to reading.
Of course, I had read other books before 6th grade but I think this is the one that got me started. I've come a long way from The Sorcerer's Stone.
I haven't read any other books by J.K. Rowling. I've picked them up a few times but didn't buy them.
Do you like to read the book before watching a movie? I always read the book first! Even if the movie is in theatres and I'm still reading it.. I won't watch it until I've read the book. I guess I like to have it fresh in my mind when I go to the movies. That way I can pick out/scream/throw tantrum when something is wrong or they left a part out entirely.
The last movie I watched was The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. I love love love the book by Clarissa Clare! The movie... I hated it! It was so wrong! I got past the characters.. but it just seemed like everything was jumbled up! I was so excited to see this movie & I was so disappointed. I think they tried way too hard to possibly set up the other movies instead of focusing on this one. One of my biggest pet peeve was Valentine having black hair! He is supposed to have blond like Jaces.. its something as simple as that .. just change the freakin' hair color! Its not a new concept.
I think that they told too much to quick? Does that make sense? I mean as soon as you meet Clary it isn't like 20 minutes and she knows shes a Shadowhunter?
I still love the books. The Infernal Devices has to be one of my favorites. Did you see City of Bones? Did you like it? Did you read the book?
What other book to movie adaptations did you like/hate? I have a few but I'll get to those in another post.
I got my first tattoo a couple of months ago. To be honest I'm surprised I actually went through with it! I love tattoos & have always wanted one. I have no idea what came over me but I decided I was going to get it! It didn't hurt as bad as I thought it would, although when he got to the top (he started at the bottom) it was very sensitive. I would like to get something added on.. maybe a book underneath breath.
Do you like tattoos? Do you have any? Do you want any? If you have any do you regret them?
I wanted something that I would never regret. I knew I would never hate reading so its a sure bet!
My husband isn't too fond of tattoos especially on women, so I was nervous to show him. He didn't sound to excited when I was telling him what I wanted, but I did it anyways. :) He ended up loving it!! Although I told him a week or so ago that I wanted another one.. and he said no more please. If I ever decide to get another one.. or something added on to the one I have I will definitely consider his opinion.
I love my tattoo so much! Everyone that I know said the same thing when I showed them. I love that! Its so you! Then I had a few people who had to reread it a couple times because they didn't "get" it. Which blew my mind! What don't you get? So basically I just tell them.. I really really like reading.
Ink to paper is thoughtful Ink to flesh, hard-core. If Shakespeare were a tattooist We'd appreciate body art more. ~Terri Guillemets
[A] genuine tattoo.... tells a story. I like stories and tattoos, no matter how well done, and if they don't tell a story that involves you emotionally, then they're just there for decoration, then they're not a valid tattoo. There has to be some emotional appeal or they're not, to my way of thinking, a real tattoo. It tells people what you are and what you believe in, so there's no mistakes. ~Leo, tattooist, 1993, quoted in Margo DeMello, Bodies of Inscription, 2000
I thought I would post some of the books I've recently added to my To Be Read list. I guess I'll call it My Friday Finds. Some are new releases and some I just added to my TBR list. What are some books that are on your to-read list?
Right now, I'm currently reading Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich. I'm not too far into yet. I wanted to get the last few Stephanie Plum novels read so I'm caught up when Takedown Twenty comes out on November 19th. Have you read any Janet Evanovich books?
The first one I read was One for the Money. My husband bought it for me for my birthday (January 29th). It was even personalized! It said Happy Birthday, Jessica! It also had an autographed picture of Janet Evanovich. It was an awesome birthday present! I've been hooked ever since!