Saturday, December 28, 2013

Camilla, The Cupcake Fairy by Tim Bugbird

Title: Camilla the Cupcake Fairy
Author: Tim Bugbird
Illustrator: Lara Ede
Length: approx. 31 
Publisher: make believe ideas ltd
Classification: Children's Books
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Source: Paperback
"Camilla the Cupcake Fairy" is excited to be given her very first wand, but her lack of experience leads to alarming results! However, with perseverance and the help of her friends she finally creates the tastiest ever cupcake topping! Simple, rhyming text and Lara Ede's beautiful, lively illustrations combine to create the exciting world of "Camilla the Cupcake Fairy." Young children will love reading about Camilla's adventures and using their imagination to enter her world of cupcakes, fairies and sparkles!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Title: Under the Never Sky
(Under the Never Sky #1)
Author: Veronica Rossi
Length: 389 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins
Classification: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Release Date: January 3, 2012
Source: e-book
Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.
Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive.
If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers.

I LOVED this book!

I have found a new series to add to my Favorite Series list!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Another NaNoWriMo Update!

I am so excited. I have reached the 50,000 word challenge and still have time remaining in November.

I seriously did not think I would be able to do it! I have written things in the past, small things, and usually I wouldn't make it passed the first couple of chapters in a story/book. I wrote a lot of horrendous poems in college.

But I did it and I am just so ecstatic about it! I want to jump up and down and yell

And I think that I was able to do this because of the inspiration I found from Marissa Meyer. (Seriously if you are reading this and haven't read any of her books, DO IT. Stop reading my blog and get your hands on a copy of the Cinder series!)

Her pep talk is wonderful. It really helped me. ---> You can read that pep talk here!

I also think the NaNoWriMo home region network that I joined for my area helped as well.

And I am happy that I am still writing.

And I am already looking forward to next year!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Man of Steel

Man of Steel

My Personal Rating:

I am glad we own it on blu-ray and I would definitely watch it again.

Beef and I watched this last week and I must say I really enjoyed watching the movie.

Let me start off by saying I like Superman. I haven't really read any of the comics, which is on my long list of to-dos. But I have watched the some of the Superman movies, I used to watch Lois and Clark and I really liked Smallville.So I was of course excited to watch this movie.

Superman/Clark Kent is played by Henry Cavil. And now I see why I kept hearing well actually reading online about how hot he is.
Amy Adams plays Lois Lane, which I liked. I really like Amy Adams. I love her in a lot of other movies. And I was happy to see her in this one. I think she did well.

I think the movie was full of action. There were several fight scenes.

I also really liked Russel Crowe as Jor-el. I think he did an awesome job!

I liked the flashbacks that Superman had where something would happen and he would remember growing up here on earth.

***Possible Spoiler***

I was a little frustrated with how Jonathon Kent died, but understand the point that scene was trying to make. Jonathon Kent died protecting Clark's secret identity.

I really liked it and I think the actors were a good fit. I look forward to seeing the sequel in a few years.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

NaNoWriMo Week 2

Week two has come to an end, and I am happy to report I am still participating. And due to that, I haven't had much time to read.

I am currently reading a Good Reads First Reads book: The Severed Tower by J. Barton Mitchell. I am over half done with it too. I'll probably finish it in the next couple of days. It is pretty good. Been hard focusing attention away from reading to write something myself.

I have written about 40,600+ words of a story that I have been thinking about for over a year.

I am so glad that I decided to go ahead and write. For the most part, I really enjoy writing. There have been moments that I am just not in the mood. But for an exception of two days out of seventeen, I have written something everyday.

I look forward to finishing.

Even if my writing sucks. Every time the thought crosses my mind, I end up stopping for a while. But at least I have continued to have the motivation to go back to writing the story.

Beef keeps telling me, "As long as it is a story YOU love, you should keep writing. 100 different people could read it, and you will get 100 different responses. So just keep doing what makes you happy. Write how you want to."

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Have You Ever Seen a Sneep? By Tasha Pym

Title: Have You Ever Seen a Sneep?
Author:  Tasha Pym
Pictures: Joel Stewart
Length: Approx. 24 pgs
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: October 13, 2009
Source: Hardback
Pity the boy narrating this book! He’s just trying to enjoy a day out, but every time his back is turned, the Sneep and its mischievous friends sneak up and spoil his fun. From one hairraising surprise to the next, the boy explains his monster troubles to us. And when he finds out that we aren’t harried by Grullocks and Floons and their ilk, he has a big favor to ask.
This hilarious story, illustrated with whimsical and witty style, features five naughty creatures and one adorable hero.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Title: Allegiant
(Divergent #3)
Author: Veronica Roth
Length: 544 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books-HarperCollins
Classification: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Source: e-book
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

***This is part of a series. There will be spoilers of things that happened in the other book(s) so if you haven't read it and don't want to know things that happened, please stop reading now.*** 

Monday, November 4, 2013

National Novel Writing Month

 Thanks to some extra incentive from Marissa Meyer----> Check it out here!, I have been writing like crazy for the past several days, and will (hopefully) continue to do so for the rest of the month.

I am working on a story that I have been thinking about for probably about a year now. I did write some about it before, but I quickly stopped. So I took that I idea and have reformed it, and have started a new story.

I really hope that I won't give up this time. I really enjoy writing.

Check out NaNoWriMo---> here.

Now, I do know a lot of people don't really like NaNoWriMo, because it can be unrealistic for someone to write an entire novel in one month.

But I am not doing this solely to write a book in a month. I am doing this because it is motivating me to work on my writing.

My writing may suck, and my story will be might be pretty bad. But yesterday when I updated that I am up to 5,062 words, I felt VERY ACCOMPLISHED. I was pretty stoked.

And that feeling, is why I am doing this.

Also, it doesn't hurt that Ms. Meyer has made me hope that maybe I can write more words than her and possibly win an ARC copy of Cress.

I realize that is a long shot, but it would be a pretty awesome day. Because I LOVE her books. She is pretty awesome too. Especially since she loves peanut butter cups as much as I do. Favorite Candy least for me.

Happy Writing to any one else that is working hard this month writing!

Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell

Title: Midnight City-A Conquered Earth Novel
Author: J. Barton Mitchell
Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Classification: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult
Release Date: Reprint- October 30, 2012
Source: e-book
Lord of the Flies meets  War of the Worlds in  J. Barton Mitchell's  alien-invaded post-apocalyptic world  where  two teens and a youngc girl with amazing powers must stop the aliens’ mysterious plan

Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The human adult population is gone, having succumbed to the Tone---a powerful, telepathic super-signal broadcast across the planet that reduces them to a state of complete subservience. But the Tone has one critical flaw. It only affects the population once they reach their early twenties, which means that there is one group left to resist: Children.
Holt Hawkins is a bounty hunter, and his current target is Mira Toombs, an infamous treasure seeker with a price on her head. It’s not long before Holt bags his prey, but their instant connection isn’t something he bargained for. Neither is the Assembly ship that crash-lands near them shortly after. Venturing inside, Holt finds a young girl who remembers nothing except her name: Zoey.
As the three make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, they encounter young freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and the amazing powers that Zoey is beginning to exhibit. Powers that suggest she, as impossible as it seems, may just be the key to stopping the Assembly once and for all. 
Midnight City is the breathtaking first book of the Conquered Earth series. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fancy Nancy Halloween...or Bust! by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

Happy Halloween!

Title: Fancy Nancy Halloween...or Bust!
Author: Jane O'Connor
Cover- Robin Preiss Glasser
Interior- Carolyn Bracken
Length: Aprox. 22 pages
Publisher: HarperFestival

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lunar Insignia Contest

I have already shared in my first post that Cinder by Marissa Meyer has been one of my favorite reads. And I found out from following her on Twitter, about her Lunar Insignia design contest. (You should check out her books and her website! It is--->

I am not really an artist. But I was very interested in making a design.

So here is my entry:

I will share a little about my design.

This is based on how I have interpreted the book.

I have the moon (where the Lunars live) starting to eclipse the Earth. I feel that this is appropriate because Queen Levana wants to take over/control Earth. But the Earth is still visible because it has not yet been accomplished. (And in my hopes that it shows the chance that it will not happen because Linh Cinder still has the chance to stop it from happening.)

I chose purple and gold because they are royal colors.

I hope that you all like the design.

And if you haven't read Cinder and/or Scarlet, then you should go do it right now.


I loved it.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Work in Progress

Right now my blog is a work in progress. Slowly it will come together. But this is all new to me and I am learning how to do it. This blog is mostly just for me to share my thoughts on stuff. So it may be pretty random.

I have been working on various drafts of reviews, and hopefully I will be posting them soon.

My laptop broke, so it has been taking me longer due to everything being on it and not saved on Blogger.

Happy Reading.

Friday, September 20, 2013

TV Shows Fall 2013 (ABC)

Continuing onto ABC network.

You can find ABC's full fall schedule here. They have their schedule available as a PDF that you can download if you choose to do so.

There are several shows that I am looking forward to on ABC.

Returning Shows
New Shows


Castle: Season 6 premieres September 23rd

I am happy that Castle is going to be starting back up. I love this show. I am a fan of Nathan Fillion. In case some of you haven't finished season 5, I will not post any spoilers, but I am looking forward to some questions being answered and what is going to happen next.

This show is about a crime novel writer following a detective around on her cases. He helps solves murders.

Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle
Stana Katic as Detective Kate Beckett
Jon Huertas as Detective Javi Esposito
Seamus Dever as Detective Kevin Ryan
Tamala Jones as Dr. Lanie Parish
Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle
Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers
Penny Johnson Jerald as Captain Victoria Gates


Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Premieres September 24th

I love Marvel. I love Captain America, and the Avengers. So I am excited for this new show to be starting. Plus it is directed by Joss Whedon. <3

This show will follow Shield agents as they handle strange cases involving superhumans.

Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson
Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May
Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward
Chloe Bennet as Skye
Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz
Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons


Super Fun Night: Premieres October 2nd

This is about a junior attorney and her two best friends that ALWAYS hang out on Friday nights. They have done this for the last 13 years and they even call it "Friday Night Fun Night". But when she gets a work promotion and meets the dashing British attorney, things get complicated.

Rebel Wilson as Kimmie Boubier
Lauren Ash as Marika
Liza Lapira as Helen-Alice
Kevin Bishop as Richard Lovell
Kate Jenkinson as Kendall Quinn


Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Premieres October 10th

A Once Upon a Time (OUAT) telling of Alice and the strange land on the other side of the rabbit hole. I am a OUAT fan. I really enjoy watching the show, so I am interested in watching this show. I am just torn between watching it and The Big Bang Theory which I am already invested in. But I do think this show looks interesting. And if nothing else, I do want to watch the episodes online.

Sophie Lowe as Alice
Michael Socha as The Knave of Hearts
Peter Gadiot as Cyrus
Emma Rigby as The Red Queen
John Lithgow as the voice of the White Rabbit
Jonny Coyne as Dr. Lydgate
Naveen Andrews as Jafar
Keith David as the voice of the Cheshire Cat
Iggy Pop as the voice of the Caterpillar

Grey's Anatomy: Season 10 premieres September 26th

Season 10! I have been watching this show for years. I started watching when Izzy (Katherine Heigl) was still on the show, and she left the show in season 6. But anyways.

This show is about a group of doctors and their lives. Focus heavily on their lives...and drama. But I like it. If you have never seen it, then you would definitely have a lot of catching up to do. There are things that would probably be confusing.

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey
Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd
Sandra Oh as Christina Yang
Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery
Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey
Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt
Justin Chambers as Alex Karev
Sarah Drew as April Kepner
Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins
Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres
James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber

Scandal: Season 3 premieres October 3rd

This show is also created by the creator of Grey's Anatomy. 
I started watching at the end of season 1. I watched season 1 on Netflix then started watching season 2 on TV.
The reason I didn't originally start watching the show? The main character has an affair with the President of the US. And I am REALLY not big on affairs and betrayals.

But I also feel that the show doesn't exactly FOCUS on the affair, it is just part of the story. Which is why I have continued to watch it. And also why, I actually do enjoy the show.

This show is about Olivia Pope and her crisis management firm. They protect the lives of the elite people that hire them. The show focuses on the cases, and the lives of the people in Olivia Pope's life.

Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope
Columbus Short as Harrison
Darby Stanchfield as Abby
Katie Lowes as Quinn
Guillermo Diaz as Huck
Tony Goldwyn as President Grant (Aka Fitz)
Bellamy Young as First Lady Melody Grant
Joshua Malina as David
Dan Bucatinsky as Cyrus


Once Upon a Time: Season 3 premieres September 29th

I have been watching this show since season 1. I really enjoy it. It is a different take on fairy tales.

Basically the Evil Queen cast a curse that made the characters that lived in the Enchanted Forest get sent to a different realm (Earth/our world). And they cannot remember their fairy tale self. There are a lot of flashbacks in this show, that shows what happened in the Enchanted Forest and character back story.

I really enjoy this show.

Ginnifer Goodwin as Mary-Margaret Blanchard/Snow White
Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan
Lana Parrilla as Regina Mills/The Evil Queen
Josh Dallas as David Nolan/Prince Charming
Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills
Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin/The Beast/The Crocodile
Emilie de Ravin as Lacey/Belle

This is no where near all of the characters in the show, but some of the main cast.

Revenge: Season 3 premieres September 29th

This is a show that I feel you really need to watch from the beginning to understand everything that is going on. I have been watching it from the beginning.

It is a soap opera type show, with some mystery. The only reason I started watching it is because it has Emily VanCamp, and I loved her in Everwood  and Brothers and Sisters.

The show follows Emily's revenge on the people who were responsible for her father's death.

Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson
Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne
Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross
Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson
Ashely Madekwe as Ashley Davenport
Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter
Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson
Barry Sloane as Aiden Mathis
Connor Paolo as Declan Porter
Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson


The mid-season show I am interested in is:

Resurrection:  Premieres March 9, 2014

This show is about dead people that are coming back to life. It is based on the book, The Returned by Jason Mott.

I think it sounds interesting. I am looking forward to when it premieres next year!

Omar Epps as Matt Bellamy
Devin Kelley as Gail Garland
Frances Fisher as Lucille Garland
Kurtwood Smith as Harold Garland
Landon Gimenez as Jacob Garland
Mark Hildreth as Tom Hild
Matt Craven as Fred Garland
Nicholas Gonzalez as Connor Cupit
Samaire Armstrong as Elaine Dawson

Thursday, September 19, 2013

TV shows Fall 2013 (CBS)

Continuing my look at the 2013 Fall TV Shows, we will be looking at CBS. Obviously, I do not have enough time to watch every show on every network, so I have picked out shows that I find interesting and would like to watch.

You can find the CBS complete Fall Schedule here.

Returning Shows
New Shows


How I Met Your Mother- Season 9 (and final season) premieres September 23rd

I really enjoy HIMYM! I have watched all the episodes many times, and have all but season 8 on DVD. I really thought that last season was going to be it, but it got renewed one last time for a 9th and final season. We will finally "meet" the mother and see how the series ends. 9 seasons is a long time to drag something like that out, but seriously, if we would have met the mother already what would the show be about? That's right, nothing, it would be over.
I think some people think the show should have ended a while ago, but I still laugh. And I still really enjoy watching the show. I love the actors/actresses! I love the characters! I love Marshall and Lilly! I am excited to watch the new season.

The show is about a group of friends. It follows the main character, Ted, and his quest to find a woman to marry. We follow the lives of all the friends including their friendship, relationships, and jobs. There are A LOT of flashbacks (pretty much every episodes....don't think I can think of one that doesn't have one). And I love the set up. The flashbacks can be pretty fun. Plus we have Robin Sparkles! (Those are some of my FAVORITE episodes!!!)

Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby
Alyson Hannigan as Lilly Aldrin
Jason Segal as Marshall Eriksen
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson
Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky

We Are Men- Premieres September 30th

I am not really that interested in watching this show, but since it is coming on in between shows that I do plan on watching, I will probably go ahead and at least try the pilot episode.

This show is about recently left at the alter, Carter, who moves into a short-rental apartment and makes friends with three older divorced men.

Kal Penn as Gil Bartis
Chris Smith as Carter Thomas
Jerry O'Connell as Stuart Strickland
Tony Shalhoub as Frank Russo

2 Broke Girls-  Season 3 premieres September 23rd

This show follows the lives of two financially poor roommates that work at a diner, trying to make enough money to start their own cupcake business. Max makes the cupcakes and already worked at the diner, and Caroline, was wealthy but loses all her money and goes to the diner to get a job, where she meets Max.

Overall, I like the show. I have watched the past two seasons. But for me the sexual jokes can sometimes be too much. They make these jokes all the time, and I find that it can sometimes be a bit too much for me. Some of the jokes can be funny, but there are some that cross the line for me. So if you have not seen the show and do not like crude humor, you might want to stay clear of this show.

Obviously there are people that enjoy this show and the humor, otherwise it wouldn't be on season 3 right now. I do plan on watching the season, because I do like the story line.

Kat Dennings as Max Black
Beth Behrs as Caroline Channing
Garrett Morris as Earl
Jonathan Kite as Oleg
Matthew Moy as Han Lee
Jennifer Coolidge as Sophie Kachinsky

Mom- Premieres September 23rd

Since this TV show was created in part by Chuck Lorre, I am going to give the show a try and see if I like it.

The show is about a single mother that is battling alcoholism. She goes to California's Napa Valley to restart her life.

Anna Faris as Christy
Allison Janney as Bonnie
Sadie Calvano as Violet
Blake Garrett Rosenthal as Roscoe
Nate Corddry as Gabriel
Spencer Daniels as Luke
Matt Jones as Baxter
French Stewart as Rudy

Hostages- Premieres September 23rd

I think that this show could be interesting, but unfortunately I don't think I will be watching it when it comes on, because it is in the same time slot as Castle, which I have been watching for several years now. I will probably try and watch it online, if CBS decides to put the episodes up.

This show is about the doctor that is supposed to be doing surgery on the President of the United states gets taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent. The agent wants her to assassinate the President in return of keeping her family safe.

Toni Collette as Ellen Sanders
Dylan McDermott as Duncan Carlisle
Tate Donovan as Brian Sanders
Quinn Shephard as Morgan Sanders
Mateus Ward as Jake Sanders
James Naughton as President Paul Kincaid


The Big Bang Theory- Season 7 Premieres September 26th

This show is about a bunch of friends that are nerds. Then a pretty girl moves across the hall and they become friends with her as well. It follows the lives of the friends with their relationships, friendships and their jobs. I started watching this show during the second season. Although I have watched all the episodes several times. I find this show pretty funny. I enjoy watching it a lot.

I am excited for the new season!

Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco as Penny
Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh "Raj" Koothrappali
Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz
Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler

\The Crazy Ones- Premieres September 26th

Now the only reason why I am interested in this show is because Sarah Michelle Gellar is in it and as I have stated before I=big Buffy fan!

Looks like I am going to have a hard decision to make in terms of what I am going to watch on Thursday nights in my 8/7 time slot. ABC is having Once Upon a Time in Wonderland at the same time as The Big Bang Theory and The Crazy Ones. 

This show is a workplace comedy. It focuses on an advertising agency. The boss is partners with his daughter (who is his complete opposite). He is crazy and unpredictable while she is organized and focused.

Robin Williams as Simon Roberts
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Sydney Roberts
James Wolk as Zach Cropper
Amanda Setton as Lauren Slotsky
Hamish Linklater as Andrew Keanelly

Elementary- Season 2 Premieres September 26th

Again, I have another decision to make for the 10/9 time slot on Thursdays, since ABC will have Scandal during this time. And I have a feeling Scandal is going to win. So I will try and watch this show either online, or wait and watch it when it comes out next year.

I do enjoy this show, and I find the cases interesting, but I wouldn't say that it is a favorite (favorite in my terms, a show that I can watch the same episodes more than once). But if there are no other shows on at this time slot that you want to watch and you like crime solving. Then I do recommend that you give this show a try.

This show is a modern Sherlock Holmes show. Sherlock is a recovering drug addict in the show and he helps the NYC police solve crimes (mainly murders).

Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson
Aidan Quinn as Captain Thomas Gregson
Jon Michael Hill as Detective Marcus Bell

Monday, September 16, 2013

TV Shows- Fall 2013 (FOX)

I am excited that the Fall TV shows will be starting back up really soon. FOX is the first network (out of ABC, CBS, NBC, the CW and FOX) that will have their shows starting. FOX has showing starting this week!!! See the schedule here.

Let me just start by saying I love watching a variety of different TV series. I am a pretty open-minded person when it comes to things that I read or watch, and I like a good variety of stuff. I just enjoy using books and shows/movies as a way to escape from my life and see a different "realm". Beef (my BF) says that I am too invested in the characters from these different shows/movies/books. I talk about the characters like they are real people. So yes, I am excited. I am looking forward to a lot of new shows.

Oh, and I don't really watch reality TV shows like American Idol and The Bachelor. (Etc.)

FOX has several new shows starting this year, and some that are returning. I am only sharing the shows that I am interested in, or already watch.

Returning Shows
New Shows


Bones- Premieres tonight, Monday September 16th

Yes!!! It starts tonight. Now I really wish that I was able to get FOX on my antenna, but I unfortunately have not been able to, so I watch the episodes when FOX posted them on their website to watch. But I am still really looking forward to Bones starting back up.

Bones is starting SEASON 9! I have been watching this show for years, I think I started watching it either during season 5 or season 6. But I have watched all the episodes via Netflix instant stream.

If you have never watched the show, and you like crime shows where the characters solve murders, then you really should give this show a try.
Emily Deschanel portrays Dr. Temperance Brennan (nick name is Bones) whom is a forensic anthropologist.
David Boreanaz portrays FBI special agent Seelely Booth.
Michaela Conlin portrays forensic artist Angela Montenegro.
T.J. Thyne portrays entomologist Dr. Jack Hodgins.
Tamara Taylor portrays pathologist Dr. Camille Saroyan
John Francis Daley portrays FBI psychologist Dr. Lance Sweets.

I do recommend this show, I really like the actors/actresses that are in this show and I think they all work together nicely. I first started watching the show because David Boreanaz is in it. (Big Angel fan) I think it is a great show.

Almost Human- Late Fall (Looks like when this premieres in late fall, Bones will be moved to Friday nights.)
Premiere date: Monday, November 4th.

One of the executive producers is J.J. Abrams.
It is set in Los Angles, 35 years into the future when the police department is paired up with human-like androids. It will focus on a detective that does not like robots. He will be paired with an emotional android.

Karl Urban as Detective John Kennex
Michael Ealy as Dorian (the emotional android)
Lili Taylor as Captainn Maldonado
Mackenzie Crook as Rudy Lom
Michael Irby as Richard Paul
Minka Kelly as Valerie Stahl

I will probably watch at least the pilot of this show to see if I would like it. But I think that from what I have read, that it looks interesting. And I do like a lot of stuff that J.J. Abrams has worked on.

Sleepy HollowPremieres tonight, Monday, September 16th.

From the little bit of what I read and have seen, the show looks interesting to me. Ichabod Crane is resurrected and is brought to the year 2013. He is brought back to solve a mystery that is linked to the founding fathers. The Headless Horseman is also here as the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The Headless Horseman is on a murder spree and Ichabod has to try and stop the horseman, and solve the mystery to save Modern Day Sleepy Hollow and the world. He works along side a cop to try and save the world.

Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane
Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills
Orlando Jones as Captain Frank Irving
Katia Winter as Katrina Crane
John Cho as Andy Dunn
Richard Cetrone as the Headless Horseman

Dads- Premieres Tuesday, September 17th

This show sounds like it is going to be funny. Plus, I really like Seth Green (I loved him in Buffy the Vampire Slayer). This show is about two life-long friends who have started a successful video game company together, and how their lives are changed when their fathers move in with them. One of the executive producers is Seth MacFarlane. 

Giovanni Ribisi as Warner
Seth Green as Eli
Martin Mull as Crawford (Warner's Dad)
Peter Riegert as David (Eli's Dad)
Brenda Strong as Veronica (Warner and Eli's assistant)
Tonita Castro as Edna (Eli's maid)
Vanessa Lachey as Camilla (Warner's wife)

New Girl- Premieres Tuesday, September 17th

Season 3! I LOVE this show. I find it funny. I love Zooey Deschanel! 

So if you have not watched this show, it is about a girl named Jess who moves into an apartment of three guys, Nick, Schmidt, and Winston. CeCe is the best friend of Jess. The show is about their lives, relationships, and friendships. I am very invested in this show. I love all the characters (and the actors/actresses do an excellent job portraying the characters) and I find the situations they get into funny. This has easily become one of my favorite shows!

Zooey Deschanel as Jess
Jake Johnson as Nick
Max Greenfield as Schmidt
Lamorne Morris as Winston
Hannah Simone as CeCe

If you have Netflix Instant Stream, season 1 is already on it and season 2 is set to start streaming tomorrow, September 17th. So if you haven't watched it, give it a try.

**And the only reason I am mentioning Netflix, is because I have Netflix Instant Stream, and it is how I catch up and watch a lot of TV series**


Glee- Season 5 premieres Thursday, September 26th.

I have watched Glee. And I do enjoy the show. I am not going to in depth explain the show, chances are even if you haven't seen the show, you kinda know what it is about: high school kids that sing and perform in their high school glee club. I have watched the first three seasons. I was not able to keep up with season 4 watching it online, so I thought I would have the chance to catch up with Netflix would add it to Instant Stream. Well, they haven't yet. And the DVDs are not being released until October 1st. So it looks like I will not be caught up by the premiere. So I have no idea what is going on with this season, and I haven't really read into it, because of Spoilers. I don't want to know what has happened yet. 

And I am curious about what they have planned for Finn due to the passing of Cory Monteith. I did read that there will be a memorial episode, so most likely they will have Finn also die in the show. I'm sure it will be a very emotional episode.


Enlisted- Premieres Friday, January 10th (from what I have read)

Let me tell you honestly, the only reason I want to watch this show is because Chris Lowell is in it. I LOVE him! (I am a HUGE Piz fan- Veronica Mars. And I loved Dell too- Private Practice). So yes, I am waiting to watch this show simply for Chris Lowell. But...I do like the other two brothers too. :)

This show will be about three brothers who are all in the Army on a small base located in Florida. It is supposed to be a comedy.

Geoff Stults as Staff Sergeant Pete Hill
Chris Lowell as Corporal Derrick Hill
Parker Young as Private Randy Hill


Us & Them

I am really looking forward to this show because it stars Alexis Bledel (LOVED her in Gilmore Girls) and Jason Ritter (Loved him in Parenthood).

This show is based on British show Gavin & Stacey. It will follow the lives of Gavin and Stacey, whom have been flirting and talking online for six months and then finally decide to meet. Gavin lives in New York and Stacey lives in Pennsylvania. It is about them attempting a far distant relationship along with their complicated friends and family.

I cannot wait for this show to start, in fact I am so disappointed that it is not starting in Fall.

Alexis Bledel as Stacey
Jason Ritter as Gavin
Ashlie Atkinson as Nessa (Stacey's best friend)
Michael Ian Black as Brian (Stacey's Uncle)
Dustin Ybarra as Chris "Archie" Archuletta (Gavin's best friend)
Jane Kaczmarek as Pam (Gavin's mom)
Kurt Fuller as Michael (Gavin's dad)
Kerri Kenney as Gwen (Stacey's mom)

Thursday, September 12, 2013


This is just going to be a place for me to share my thoughts about different things that I read and watch. I enjoy most of the things I read and watch, so I am interested in trying some new stuff.

I enjoy reading Young Adult books. My favorites from the past few years are:

  1. Hunger Games Trilogy written by Suzanne Collins
  2. Divergent and Insurgent written by Veronica Roth (I am REALLY excited for the release of Allegiant on October 22nd!)
  3. Warm Bodies written by Isaac Marion
  4. Cinder written by Marissa Meyer (I haven't read Scarlet yet, I keep putting it off because the third one won't be coming out until next year.)
  5. The Selection and The Elite written by Kiera Cass 
  6. The Delirium Trilogy (Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem) written by Lauren Oliver
These are not the only books that I like, just a few of the most recent books that I have read. 

I LOVE reading! I go through phases, where I will read a lot for a while, then I will take a week or so off and not really read that many books. Instead, I will turn my attention to some other things (like crafting, I enjoy making crafts). 

I watch a lot of different TV shows. And I love watching movies. 

This is my first blog where I share my thoughts and review things. I am usually the person that reads other people's reviews and I haven't written any of my own yet. I am trying to get out of my shell about caring too much about what everyone thinks about my opinion. It doesn't really matter if people agree with you all the time. 

So, if you do leave a comment, just know, I am not really good with debating about opinions, but I'm working on it.

So welcome. :)