Selena Gomez was on the cover of this months Teen Vogue. As you can see, the cover was heavily photoshopped. From what I grasped, she discussed several things. One of those topics being her plans for her acting career. I got the impression she wants to be taken seriously as an actress and star in a something dramatic. “But when they’re putting together a movie with Leonardo...
My Heart Flipped For Flipped
There aren’t words to describe how much I enjoyed this movie. Based off the novel “Flipped” by Wendelin Van Draanen, the movie tells the story of Bryce (Callan McAuliffe) and Juli (Madeline Carroll), next door neighbors who are worlds a part. Even though the film is humorous and amusing, it questions deeper concepts like the true meaning of friendship, what it means to stand...
I Am Number Four Warrents A Sequel
So last night, I watched I Am Number Four with my sister. We were both amazed by how much we enjoyed it. Actor Alex Pettyfer plays the role of Number 4, who uses the alias of John Smith. He is one of the extraordinary, powerful teenagers, who are hiding on Earth from enemies who attacked and decimated their home planet. Number 4 finds himself in a predicament when Numbers 1, 2, and 3 are...
A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if...– F. Scott Fitzgerald
Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.– F. Scott Fitzgerald
Love is Louder!
My heart goes out to Demi Lovato. Recently, she disclosed several personal items about herself to the public and her fans. Even though she has struggled with cutting, self-esteem, and Bi polar disease, I am glad to see her out of rehab and recovering. Demi has joined up with Seventeen magazine and the “Love Is Louder” campaign to encourage teens and to raise awareness about the...
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A Voice in the Wind & An Echo in the Darkness (Mark of the Lion Books 1 & 2) are in short the best books I’ve ever read, re-read and re-read … Loved Redeeming Love too!
More Than A Carpenter by Josh McDowell →
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic -‑ on a...
Baby Laughs at Ripping Paper →
“Baby Micah could not contain his laughter when his dad ripped up a job rejection letter he received in the mail. The 8-month-old found it so funny, that his dad kept ripping up paper to make his son crack up …”
The Boy Next Door by Irene Sabatini
A Yummy Yarn Book Review: The Boy Next Door by Irene Sabatini Ingredients: · 1 eloquent, effortless narrator · 2 polarized yet inexorably paired protagonists · 3 tbsp. socio-political backdrop/historical fiction · 3 tsp. interracial love story/romance · ½ dash scary sequences/chiller Instructions:* Contrary to what the title implies,...
The Hunger Games: Enticing Concept, Poor Execution
May include spoilers! The Hunger Games: Enticing Concept, Poor Execution Upon first reading the book jacket of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, I was fascinated by the concept and eager to read its contents. The Hunger Games portrays Panem, a futuristic North America where the government has been replaced by a corrupt “Communist” party called the Capitol. Located in Panem, representing what...
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The Hunger Games Character Profiles
The Hunger Games Promotes Teen Killing
When did teenagers killing other teenagers become the theme of a blockbuster film series? Apparently when Lionsgate and Warner Brothers Pictures decided to turn Suzanne Collins novel, The Hunger Games, into a film. I read The Hunger Games about a year ago. Intrigued by the concept, I checked out the novel from my local library. Sadly, I was not impressed and the novel fell short of my...
The Bad Habit & The Last Song
My sister and I have this bad habit. We click around on the TV channels until we find something interesting to watch. It’s habitual for us and an annoyance to anyone else watching the TV with us because we never stay put. Today, while doing our daily TV clicking, we stumbled upon “The Last Song.” You know, the movie based off the novel by Nicholas Sparks starring Miley...
It All Started with a Girl Detective...
Before unscrupulous, teenage angst shows such as Gossip Girl or Vampire Diaries monopolized the CW Network, there was Veronica Mars. Veronica did not concern herself with nail files and polish, racy outfits or parties. And she did not fall in love with two vampire brothers or practice magic to protect the living dead. After the murder of her closest friend, Lilly...
So just recently— yesterday in fact— the fam and I went to see Thor....– The Sand-box
If you’ve ever been forced to read “The Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti in school, your English Professor probably told you it was an alegory to the crucification of Christ (and if he or she didn’t, maybe you should have followed your fantasys of dropping out). For those of you who slipped by and didn’t have to read the Victorian short story, I’ll fill you...
Its all about Movies, Music, and Random Thoughts– The Sand-box