Friday, July 17, 2009

News: The Devouring #2

Great news!!!! Simon Holt is releasing the sequel to his thriller The Devouring. This book still follows Reggie and her awesome-ness. But yeah, I had to post about this because I'm like so excited about it! It will be released on September 1, 2009.

To see the review for the first book in this series go Here.
And I can add this to my 2009 First Book in a Series challenge

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

(Blurb)
Dade just graduated from high school and his entire life has reached a breaking point. He has a horrible job at Food World, his parents should be divorced but are hanging on until he leaves for college, and his “boyfriend” Pablo is so far in the closet that he has a girlfriend and won’t acknowledge Dade in public. Dade drifts through his summer in a haze of marijuana and booze, living in that strange world between high school and college. On the way he finds both a first true friend, a real boyfriend, and his own voice.



(Review)
Oh my fucking goodness. Very few books make me think that. And this one did. Dade as a character is just so amazing. Read it in two days during work and I just couldn't put it down. Dade decides that Pablo is no longer worth his time and love. And he soon finds his first real friend in Lucy a rebel lesbian that was sent by her parents in LA to live with her Aunt down the street from Dade. And then a boyfriend in Alex, a drug dealer that is nothing like the stereotypes that come with it. All of this going on while Jenny Moore; a little girl goes missing.

This book, filled with love, heartache, friendship and discovering ones true self. All through having of a broken family and living in a homophobic world. The book will keep you guessing and worrying about the characters.

The message is so great and it really is greatly stated in the last paragraph of the book and I love it. Also I wanted to thank my buddy Nat for this recommendation, it was as great as you said it was. :)

Cover: The cover is good, Dade is seen on the front laying in the grass, in a very awesome shirt. On the back on the dust cover is Alex laying next him in the other direction. The title art is also great. And the authors name printed neatly on the bottom in white letters.

Ages: I would say 14 and up. The sexual content is mild but drug use and under aged drinking is seen throughout. Also major assy-ness from some of the characters. So beware. This book also holds the place of my second favorite book. The first place being held my Speak.
6/5 Rocking-Out Skulls

Monday, July 13, 2009

Natalie Portman has been cast in Thor

Marvel.com revealed that Natalie Partman will being playing Jane Foster, a nurse who was Thor's first love interest in the comics. Natalie has has been in such productions as; Star Wars and V for Vendetta will star along side Chris Hemsworth who will play Thor and Tom Hiddleston who will play the villain Loki. While Kenneth Branagh is set to direct the film.
The principal photography is set to start in the early part of 1210, with a Spring 2011 release. Portman will soon be starring in 'Brothers' along with Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man). She has also recently wrapped production on 'Hesher,' starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Portman had better be ready to act along side the Mighty Thor in this upcoming comic adaptation.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Green Lantern Has been Cast

Variety reported this last Friday that Ryan Reynolds has been cast as Hal Jordan in the live action Green Lantern movie based on the DC Comics of the same name. Martin Campbell is set to direct the picture and even though the budget is not yet set production should begin sometime in January.

Ryan beat out Justin Timberlake and Bradly Cooper for the role. And with such success from film like The Proposal and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In Wolverine, also a comic based movie Reynolds played wise-cracking Deadpool who is set to play in his own spin-off film. Lets hope that when Reynolds takes that green costum and ring, he doesn't let us comic fans down.

Books in my Plastic Bag (6)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yxbjlbnH5E

I can't get my video to post on Blogger. Embed won't work. So to see what I got just follow the link.

ALSO THIS IS MY 100th BLOG POST!!!!! YEAYA!!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Doing It by Melvin Burgess

(Blurb)
The Controversial book on which the cult favorite ABC television series Life As We Know It was based, Doing it introduces us to Dino, Jon, and Ben, three teenage best friends who can't stop thinking about, and talking about, well, doing it!


(Review)
I was very, not sure, when I bought this book. The name itself is very out there. But I bought it and was very surprised with it. Dino is such a prick and womanizer. (yes I just started singing that song :-)) Ben is stuck in a sucky relationship with a woman but old then him. and Jon is just weird, but really sweet. Jackie is a little too much in love with Dino. Miss is alittle to needy for Ben's liking. Deborah really likes Jon but will he be man enough to over look her weight?

And under all the sex and nastey-ness is an honest to goodness love story. Everyone in this book is in love in some way or another. And that's the ultimate goal I think of the book. Love is such a taboo for some of these characters. Some straight out saying it, others no believing it, and others just not feeling it.

But the set up of the book might be confusing. Some of the chapters are in third person and then some of the chapters are in first-person but the person talking changes. So although it seems confusing it wasn't for me. But if you like to have a solid point of view for the whole story this isn't for you.

Ages: 15 and up, this book has very adult situations and language throughout.

4/5 Rocking Out Skulls


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pay Respect.

I'm not sure the family wants that information online. And considering I'm not 'family' i don't feel comfortable doing that. And the drama that has been going on...I'm sure that information will be in the newspaper if the family decides that. If that doesn't happen, on the corner of Bell Ave. where Jamal (R.I.P) was found many people have paid there respect there with posters and candles. I'm sorry that i can't be for more help. But if you know the family or perhaps your daughter has them friended on Myspace you can get info straight from the mouth of the people closest to him.

Young Avengers #1-12

(Review)
This volume, which I shall link, is awesome. I'm like for reals in love with the Young Avengers. This contains the first 12 issues, plus Annual #1. The first four YA are, Iron Lad, Asgardian, Hulkling, and Patriot. And we follow their wacky adventures up until like page 20 at which time they crash a wedding that is being held hostage. Kate Bishop is there and basically saves their asses. Then Kate meets Cassie Lang (Scott Lang's daughter) and they both join the YA! After much arguing and what-not. Kang is also involved in a very confusing time-traveling and annoying way. So yea.

I just love the promo work for this new series. Because it is just so misleading. Anywho, characters I love are Wiccan (Billy), yea you can't have a gay hero with the name 'Asgardian', far too many jokes to be made. But I love his relationship with Teddy (Hulkling)!! And he was a twin brother Thomas (Speed). Now all you comic nerds, who are the parents of these twins? And I thought that when Billy tried to come out as a superhero his parents thought he was coming out as gay. HAHA good times.

Also the love/hate relationship with Kate and Patriot is great and the Young Vision is just so great because him and Cassie have this really awkward thing. (Read to find out, yea?) So, me love this series, it's funny and sometimes sad, with great writing and artwork!!! And the back and forth between the adults and the young avengers is hilarious.

And this comic is the winner of two great awards: 2006 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book, and The 2006 Harvey Award for Best New Series.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

R.I.P. Jamal Holyfield

I would like to just take a little bit of time honor the life of Jamal Holyfield.

Yea, this was my best friends brother! And man I'm feeling her pain. I never thought she could go through any more heartache and then this shit happens. I can't imagine how the family is feeling. Actually I can hear what's going on at there house right now. Well I just had to put this up. Baby Girl if you see this you know that I love you and hope the best for the rest of your family!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Me? Bubbly?

Someone called me bubbly...WTF!?!? I didn't believe the lil' hoe (love her tho). So I went and watched some of my Videos. Holy shit! Is that how I really sound? Bloody hell it's horrid. I was having like a break down to my bestie friend not to long ago and she goes "How do you act so bubbly on the outside and then feel all that?"

Granted, I'm an emotional little queer apparently I'm really good at hiding that. The emotional part anyways. So like I never thought of myself as bubbly cause then that would mean Prep. Lets not go there. Cause that would irk the hell out of me. So do I really act bubbly? Cause if I do then that's so not me and that's not the image I want to give people of myself. Whatever, I'm off. I've blogged too much about none book things today. But seriously me not bubbly. Maybe if my step-father wasn't such a douche, I could have an outward image.

I WAS TAGGED

I want to that Daphne for tagging me. As you know I haven't been keeping updated with blogs and stuff so Daphne I apologize.
1. Who are you ?
The guy that no one uderstands. And true friends think i'm crazy
2. Are we friends?
um, oh toughy. i wouldn't say friends.

3. When and how did we meet?
quite a few months ago, i just dicided to link you on my blog cause you tough me who Nico Medina was!!

4. Did you like me at all?
I honestly dont know you

5. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
RealGirl. you just seem like your real with people

6. Describe me in one word.
Interesting-blogger

7. What was your first impression?
REALLY LIKES NICO

8. Do you still think that way about me now?
suh

9. What reminds you of me
hearing Lili St. Crows name. cause i know you lush her

10. If you could give me anything what would it be?
a really good book

11. How well do you know me?
barely not at all

12. When's the last time you saw me?
never have

13. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
No

14. Are you going to post this in your notes and see what I say about you?
Prolly not

15. What is my best attribute?
your funny. i think.
So I guess I must tag someone. Okay
1. Natalie over at natalie bookreviews
2. no one. yea i'm a loser. if you wanna take this please do....

America's Got Talent???

Okay, I'm gonna rant just a lil' bit. I'm sitting around, cleaning my glasses, calling up your mum. What?
Nothing.
So I turn on my TV, (Kinda like I do your mum.) Okay, to the point of this post. America's Got Talent, why the hell are two of the judges NOT American? Not that I'm against this, but come on. On Britains got all of the judges are from Britain. I just don't know. I think that if you're going to be a judge on a show that has America in the title you should be American. Just like the people on Australia's Got Talent. One of the judges is from Canada and another is from England. And only one is from Australia. So yea, that's my little rant. Pointless but you know you enjoy it.

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

(Blurb)
Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)
Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her?

(Review)
Okay, finished this lovely book many weeks ago. And I liked it, it was a good beginning of a series. There are a few flash back, I think, I honestly don't remember. Yea, I'm that good of a blogger. Anywho, if there are flash backs then they confused me. So Dru has the touch and after her father is turned into a zombie, things go down hill. And when he friend Graves turns into a 'kinda' werewolve. (Which isn't spelt like that in the book. Whatever.) So okay book.

The characters are okay and the humor is for sure worth the read if not for anything else. God, this is an attractive post. Damn, so buy the book if you have extra money to spend or are a fan of the author. Or you know library.

Age Group: Mid Teens. Swearing and although not sexual content...Suggested content. Yes isn't it lovely that I remember the dirty stuff. Yea so. This is so Crap. Bye.

Nothing by Robin Friedman

(Blurb)

Parker Rabinowitz isn’t your typical Jewish teen.
Well, he’s a smart rich kid from the Jersey ’burbs, on his way to med school, overscheduled, overloaded, and living in a pressure-cooker, like everyone else.
But Parker looks different, feels different, and, lately, his behavior has been very different.





(Review)
Wow, just wow. I've never read a book like this. Parker (not gonna spell that out) has an eating disorder. He is bulimic and has very low self-esteem. The book is told by Parker and his little sister Danielle. Switching on and off. Each chapter is a new day in a count down. Ex: Chapter 1 is entitled "88 days before" and it goes down each chapter. Which is interesting cause you must wonder...Days before what? And by the end this is revealed...Yeaya.


Okay no 'Yeaya' it's quite a sad book. But this book is really good. It's an interesting look in Jewish families and the expectations that come with it. And you get the best of both words reading this book. You get the struggle of the person with the disorder and with Danielle being able to write, you get to see how someone on the outside is handling there brothers problem.


Also there is a quote I would like to point out. "Sometimes trees can look healthy on the outside, but actually be dying inside. These trees fall unexpectedly during a storm." I just love this metaphor for Parker.

Although Parker is kinda annoying. And I honestly don't see how someone as hot as he is would have such low self esteem. He also gets thinner and thinner and the only thing people say about it is "Did you lose weight?" No that believable. Also perhaps if Parker was over weight his story would be more believable.

Cover: Parker is known as a god when it comes to his looks. The boy on the cover although cute is not a god.

Age Group: Teens 13 and up for sure. This book has very little swearing and other then some heavy make-outs, it pretty timid. But the fact that Parker has an eating disorder he does do things that in itself is very...Heavy material. So that's it. Remember don't copy what you read in books, cause if you do, you may actually be a jack-ass.


ALSO-EDIT- If you are looking for info on eating disorders. Please visit the following.
National Eating Disorders Association
Academy for Eating Disorders
www.anred.com/
Eating Disorders Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous

HOLY SHIZZ

Holy Shiz, I'm back after another unexpected leave!! I know, I'm just crazy like that. I've finish a few books, but not many...and soon I hope to get a new Vlog up. But since I don't have a Web Cam, I'll have to use my Digital Camera, which needs batteries.

So, two reviews coming soon.