Saturday, March 31, 2012

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren
Each week we share the books that we bought, received, borrowed etc. You can do one week out of the month or every other week it’s up to you.
Thank you very much for all the Free Books! ^__^

I won the Shatter the Bones by Stuart Mcbride from Calum of THE SECRET WRITER!,

Won THE DARKEST SEDUCTION by Gena Showalter from Tifanny of A PURRFECT READ!

Won Signed First 2 books of The Wind of Life series sent by the author Oliver Nuebert from Kathy of I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.


Won The Next Thing I Knew By John Corwin from CYP of A Bookalicious Story

Won Carnival of Fear by J.G. Faherty from (I forgot but i believe) Jean of Jean BookNerd

Won Signed bookmark of Nevermore by Kelly Creagh from Heather of Supa Gurl Books!

Books i ordered from B&N  

Books I bought from our local bookstore

And may i  include dozens of Magazines from EW and TIMES.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting On Wednesdays

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

TITLE: Lethal Rider (Lords of the Deliverance #3)
AUTHOR: Larissa Ione
They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, Regan Cooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.

Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.

Larissa Ione  left a teaser on Immortal Rider (Limos' story). In fact, she left enough (a lot!) pages to introduce Than's story. And now i'm so excited for him and Reagan! :)

Visit her WEBSITE to read the excerpt for Lethal Rider.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's Teaser Tuesday!

 Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
My Teaser for this week comes from The Infernal Devices: The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.

Clicking the picture will direct you to it's Goodreads page

"And thus you have never told anyone of this curse? No one but myself, since you were twelve years old?"

"I could not, " Will said. "How could i be sure they would form no attachment to me, once they knew the truth? A story like that might engender pity, pity could become attachment, and then..."
p. 144

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Music Friday: Beautiful Girl

Song Title: Beautiful Girl
Artist: Jose Mari Chan
 Lyrics :
Beautiful girl, 
wherever you are
I knew when I saw you,
 you had opened the door
I knew that I'd love again 
after a long, long while
I'd love again.

You said "hello" and I turned to go
But something in your eyes left my heart beating so
I just knew that I'd love again after a long, long while
I'd love again.

Refrain : 
It was destiny's game
For when love finally came on
I rushed in line only to find
That you were gone.

Whenever you are, 
I fear that I might
Have lost you forever like a song in the night
Now that I've loved again after a long, long while
I've loved again.

Beautiful girl, I'll search on for you'
Til all of your loveliness in my arms come true
You've made me love again after a long, long while
In love again
And I'm glad that it's you
Hmm, beautiful girl.

As you can see, by the looks of the MV, this is an old song (those were the days when the MV's are simple, with just artists singing the songs and not much in the background) and it's one of my favorite OPM (Original Pilipino/Pinoy Music.  Jose Mari Chan is an icon in the Pinoy Music Industry.I love the coolness of his voice. And i love the MV. The women in the MV can still be seen today as singers, actress and/or politician.

Here's a newer version of it sang by another OPM artist Christian Bautista (Love the girls!)

Yes, you can say I'm promoting OPM here. I'm a proud Pinoy and I support OPM  artists. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Girl In the Steel Corset Quotes

This was my very first Steampunk read and i loved it.
People with extraordinary abilities. Technological Advances in the Victorian era.
And i love the cover!

TITLE: The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles)
AUTHOR: Kady Cross
She thought there was something wrong with her. She was right.
Finley Jayne has known for quite some time that she isn’t ‘normal,’ but when she beats up the son of her employer and is forced to flee, she stumbles into a world where there are bigger freaks than her. They take her in, treat her like family and demand her trust. How can Finley trust them when she can’t trust herself? And why is she drawn to the powerful Griffin as well as the dangerous Jack? She has to get herself under control before she gets into trouble she can’t get out of.

Griffin King is one of the most powerful men in Britain but he couldn’t save his best friend from almost dying. He is determined to save Finley and help her become the person he knows she can be, but there’s evil afoot in London. Machines have attacked humans under the orders of a nefarious criminal called The Machinist. He has sworn to protect his country against such a threat, but he’s never faced any foe like this. However, when he discovers The Machinist’s connection to his past, Griffin vows to end the villain once and for all — but he’ll need the help of all his friends, including the beautiful Finley Jayne – the girl in the steel corset.


"Coming back for more, eh?" Felix grinned at her.“I like a little fight in my girls." 
She grinned at him,causing blood to dribble down her chin. 
"Then you're going to love me.”
- Lord Felix August-Raynes and Finley

They said he was handsome,rich beyond understanding and had a nice bottom.
- Finley on Griffin King

“If the city of London was a body, Whitechapel would be the groin; a great unwashed area that only showed itself under the cover of darkness, and only for the most salacious of entertainments. No one of “proper” birth ever admitted to going there, but they all did at one time or another—or at least they wanted to. Slumming was very popular these days.” 

“Don't mistake me, Treasure. I can offer you many things, but friendship ain't one of them. Now, for once in your life, be a sensible girl and run away.”
-Jack Dandy to Finley

“I do hope you’re using that thing to look at photographs of Moulin Rouge ladies as a young man your age should, and not hunting down another bothersome criminal.” 
-Cordelia to Griffin

"As nice as this is, I refuse to be carried into my own home by a girl who weighs a good three stone less than i am."
-Griffin to Finley

"Why are we arguing about Jack Dandy?
Griffin reluctantly drew his own hand back, as well, "Because part of you likes him".
                              (I love the little jealousy here)
-Finley and Griff

"I promise you i will be careful with my affections, but beyond that i can offer nothing else. I cannot tell my heart what to feel."
-Griffin King

Something drew his gaze. A young woman in a splendid feathered costume that made her look like the most exotic bird. His heart gave one tight thump against his ribs as he recognized her. His senses had found her even when he hadn't been looking
-Griffin King

"Don't you ever be 'umble. You are deserve to be treated like a queen. Certainly by better than the likes of me, but i can't seem to 'elp myself."
-Jack Dandy 

"I'm Jack Dandy, love. I'm one of the coldest darkest bastard in all of London, don't you know? Nothing hurts me, so don't you worry your pretty little head about it."
-Jack Dandy

"He had enough money and power to do whatever he wanted but he had no idea how to tell a girl that he wanted her a part of his life, Part of his family."
-Griffin King

"I don't care that you could cosh my head in if you wanted. I came here to get you and if i have to, I'll toss you over my shoulder like a sack of potatoes and carry you all the way to Mayfair. I'm taking you home where you belong."
-Griffin King
(Man that's so sweet! I just fell inlove with Griff)

"Don't cry, Treasure. You'll get me all wet and then I'll melt. I'm made of sugar, don't you know?"
-Jack Dandy
(Jack  Dandy is such a cutie!)

Waiting on Wedenesday

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

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath.

Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.

Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with.

To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly—against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.
Visit her WEBSITE.

School for Necromancers. Interesting! And i love the cover!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What to Watch?

These are movies now available on DVD.
March 13,2012

Based on Alexander Dumas' classic novel comes a big-screen action adventure update of the Three Musketeer.They are known as Porthos, Athos, and Aramis — three elite warriors who serve the King of France as his best Musketeers. After discovering an evil conspiracy to overthrow the King, the Musketeers come across a young, aspiring hero — D'Artagnan — and take him under their wing. Together, the four embark on a dangerous mission to foil the plot that not only threatens the Crown, but the future of Europe itself.

I love the Musketeers for one reason, the setting. I love the Victorian era when it comes to the Architecture and Clothing.Who doesn't love corsets?
If you haven't gotten the chance to watch  the Three Musketeers on theatre like me, no need to worry because it's now available on DVD and Blur-ray. 
I enjoyed watching it on Blur-ray with all the Special Features especially the Access Musketeers where while the movie is playing , a window pops-out and shows the interviews from the casts and crews and what they did to the background on each particular scenes. But if you don't like interruptions, you have the option of watching it the regular way.


Tricia's (Bell) husband has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister, Callie (Parker), comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia.' Tricia is reluctant, always holding out hope, but Callie is practical and wants her to move on. As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other mysterious disappearances, it becomes clear that his presumed death might be anything but 'natural. Soon it becomes clear that the ghostly force at work in the tunnel might have set it's sights on Callie and Tricia too.

This was a nice horror flick. It has the the right element for a scary movie. I think the actors did a good job. The only thing i noticed is that they could have done better with the sound effect. It was already scary when i watched it. So if they added more or better sound effect to go with the element of surprise , you'll be more scared!


Based on the internationally beloved and irrepressible characters created by Hergé, the story follows the unquenchably curious young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell) and his fiercely loyal dog Snowy as they discover a model ship carrying an explosive secret. Drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Tintin finds himself in the sightlines of Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine (Daniel Craig), a diabolical villain who believes Tintin has stolen a priceless treasure tied to dastardly pirate named Red Rackham. But with the help of his dog Snowy, the salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) and the bumbling detectives Thompson & Thomson (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost), Tintin will travel half the world, outwitting and outrunning his enemies in a breathless chase to find the final resting place of The Unicorn, a shipwreck that may hold the key to vast fortune . . . and a ancient curse. cr: Videoeta

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.
Drama/ Sci-fi
In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth… MELANCHOLIA is a psychological disaster film from director Lars von Trier.

In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott).

Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.

Academy Award winner Charlize Theron stars as Mavis Gary, a 37-year-old former prom queen, and current writer of young adult novels, who returns home to relive her glory days qnd win back her now-married high school sweetheart. When she finds her homecoming more challenging than expected, Mavis forms an unusual bind with a former classmate - and both must face the harsh realities of growing up in this brilliant and bittersweet story critics are hailing as a "one-of-a-kind comedy" and "quirky, funny, heartfelt".