Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My Favorite Quotes/Lines - Hellhole

Hellhole by Gina Damico

“Seventeen-year-old Max Kilgore suffered from the unfortunate curse of having a name that was far cooler than the person it was attached to.”

“Trouble was something that kids with piercings and sculpted calf muscles got into, and as he had neither, he toed the line like a perpetually paranoid parolee.”

“The purr-fect crime,” he whispered, followed by a strong urge to punch himself.”

“Max was not adapting well to the criminal life.”

“Plus, Tom Hanks gave him hope. The man’s head looked like a loaded baked potato, yet he always got the girl in the end.”

“Max had the flirting ability of a packing peanut.”

“I don’t think I could eat a baby anything. Except baby corn. Those things are so weird. It’s like, are you real corn, or were you shrunk down by a shrinking ray, or what’s going on here?”

“May I call you Shovel?”

“Interesting. You’re not as dumb as you look, sound, and act.”

“If there’s anything on earth more delicious that a hot, dead pig, I don’t want to know about it.”

“Are you sure you don’t go to a . . . special school?”

“I’ve known you for about ten minutes and you’ve almost died twice. Think you can get to your house without contracting smallpox?”

“We can’t love it when a plan comes together if the plan doesn’t come together, right?”

“This is Russell. Russell Crowebar.”

“He was basically required to stay fifty feet away from flirting at all times.”

Don’t say anything about veal, don’t say anything about veal.

“Nothing with googly eyes can be menacing.”

“There are way too many ‘probablys’ in this plan of yours.”

“Max, it turned out, was a loud drunk.”

Nothing is better than embroidery!

“You gotta use that accessories wall wisely, bro.”

“Self-narrating was yet another one of Drunk Max’s finer qualities.”

“You’re a smart kid, Max, but you seem to have a great deal of difficulty comprehending plural pronouns. Yes, we.”

“Cats are evil.”

“I’m so glad we found a common interest,” she said.”

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

P.R.R.(Pre Review Ravings) - Hellhole

These are my P.R.R.(Pre Review Ravings) aka what I think before I write my review.

Hellhole by Gina Damico

- This book is insane, but in a good way.

- There are so many great/funny lines in the book.

- I liked Damico’s Croak series better but do continue to love her writing style and dark sense of humor.

- I think I was expecting Burg to be less evil than he was.

- Max’s mom was such a cool character, I loved her attitude/relationship with Max.

- I think Lore was an awesome character and now I really want to know more about her.

- Burg was pretty darn funny at times/horrible at others.

- Author really great at setting the scene emotion wise/getting your feelings all jumbled up (just like Max.)

- I thought Audie was going to have a bigger part to play.

- That ending was great.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Top 5 Sundays - Favorite Heroes! (Movies, Books and TV)

This feature was thought up by the awesome Larissa & Friends’ Bookish Life
Rules:

1 - Write a post listing your TOP 5 choices within the theme I chose (or was chosen on a poll) for the week.
2 - Mention this Blog on the post and link back to it.
3 - Feel free to use the Features image
4 - After you've finished your post, add your link (of the post, not your blog's main page) to the Mr.Linky at the end of that week's post.
5 – If you don’t have a blog to post, just leave your list in the comments =)   

Favorite Heroes! (Movies, Books and TV)

I love Harry Potter and all the other heroes in this series. The whole magical world is pretty much endlessly re-readable (if that’s a word...)

Percy Jackson is an awesome character and I love all the myth inspired adventures he goes on. I adored the first series the character was the star of and then thought the finale of the second series was kind of a let down compared to the first.

The X-Men have been some of my favorite heroes since I first started watching the cartoon in the 90s and then all the movies made me like them even more. Also me and my sister used to pretend to be X-Men so that's why I'm really fond of the characters too.

Star-Lord and The Guardians of the Galaxy is pretty much my new favorite marvel character/movie. Having all the humor and good looks of Chris Pratt is awfully awesome also.

I’ve always been a fan of The Flash as Wally West from the cartoons and wasn’t sure if I’d like a TV show about Barry. Well I was wrong and I think this show is in my top 10 of best shows.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Happy Friday

Here’s hoping you all have a great weekend full of reading and fun. I’m going to be a Saturday Librarian this week but I also have a couple of books that I want to get through too.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Awesomeness of the Week - Shadow Scale

I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Shadow Scale (the tour's not until April but I'm still excited). I can’t wait to read this sequel. Here’s my review of Seraphina from way back in 2012. I loved how different the first book was and am looking forward to seeing what's going to happen next.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday - I'm Glad I Did

"Waiting On"  Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm waiting on...  


I'm Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil

* Book will be released January 27, 2015
Check out the description from Goodreads:

"Mad Men meets Nashville in this debut mystery set in 1963, written by Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Cynthia Weil.

It’s the summer of 1963 and JJ Green is a born songwriter—which is a major problem, considering that her family thinks the music business is a cesspool of lowlifes and hustlers. Defying them, she takes an internship at the Brill Building, the epicenter of a new sound called rock and roll.

JJ is finally living her dream. She even finds herself a writing partner in Luke Silver, a boy with mesmerizing green eyes who seems to connect instantly with her music. Best of all, they’ll be cutting their first demo with legendary singer Dulcie Brown. Though Dulcie is now a custodian in the Brill Building and has fallen on hard times, JJ is convinced that she can shine again.

But Dulcie’s past is a tangle of secrets, and when events take a dark turn, JJ must navigate a web of hidden identities and shattered lives—before it snares her, too."

This looks like the kind of contemporary YA that I haven’t read a lot of. Being about music/songwriting and a mystery should make for an interesting read. It's also a newish to me read because it takes place in the 60s while I was born in the 80s (but I love the music from the 60s too.)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Question of the Day - What movies did you see this weekend?

Question of the Day - What movies did you see this weekend?

I saw a bunch of movies this weekend because I had a three day weekend.

This movie was hilarious, so if you need a funny movie in your life be sure to check this out.

This movie is intense of course and it is crazy how much Bradley Cooper looks like the real guy the movie’s based on.

The movie theater was showing this movie for $5 a ticket so of course me and my sister had to go. It’s awesome seeing this movie and the big screen and it’s funny as ever.