Series: Seasons of the Moon 1
English \ eBook, 200 pages
Debut: April 29, 2011
Snuck from: Suzanne @ Paranormal Pages
Read: August 24-27, 2014
2014 Fur & Fangs Reading Challenge
Me, my Shelf, and I is my version of a weekly recap post, and also a feature to tell you more about myself. What exactly I am doing, you can see here.
Definition: "deeply engrossed or absorbed"
I wonder if any reader does NOT know the feeling of getting totally engrossed in a good story? I most certainly do. I also get absorbed in work or writing. I even have phases where I lay around with my eyes closed and think up stories, unable to concentrate on anything else. I also get rapt by good movies, and by music when I'm in a good mood. Most certainly, I get totally lost when puzzling. ^.^
I want to finish the Shatter Me series, so I get points for a challenge. Airel is from Netgalley, and The Wilds was a review request by author Jules Hedger. That's a lot of paranormal / fantasy, so I think I'll be reading a German thriller along with those.
Monday - Review: Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Teaser Tuesday: Six Moon Summer by S.M. Reine
Waiting on Wednesday: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
Swoon Thursday: Treasure Your Love by J.C. Reed
Friday - Movie Reivew: The Hunger Games 2 - Catching Fire
Saturday - In Her Shoes: Salome from The Winter People
Monday - Review: Treasure Your Love by J.C. Reed
Tuesday - Review: Six Moon Summer by S.M. Reine
Waiting on Wednesday: WoW #107
Swoon Thursday: All Hallows' Moon by S.M. Reine
Finished Friday: Reads in August 2014
Saturday - Review: Surrender Your Love Trilogy by J.C. Reed
Sunday: Me, my Shelf, and I
... got a present from my beloved, just so, because he loves me. He got me this red beauty as a 1000 piece puzzle. I love puzzles. And I love warrior girls!
What do you think? Doesn't she look gorgeous next to her sister? There's another one, too, a blond woman in a blue ballgown Venize masque style on blue background, but I can't find a picture of her anywere, and I don't remember the company. Anyway, I can't wait to piece my new girl together and then put her on the wall! =) But it's gotta wait until summer is really, inavertably over.
... went to my hair dresser yesterday. Gosh, it's been forever! Now my coloring is all fresh, and I'm good to go again for a few months. =) She told me her cat is sick and might have to be put down. =( She got that hyper little furball back when we were still in school together, and I still remember he played with my bra once when I slept over, and then I only had one strap left the next morning, and I had to go to school like that. 9 years, geez... We're slowly getting old.
In Her Shoes is a bookish meme invented by Vanya at YA Story Teller. To participate, simply put yourself in the shoes of a heroine you've recently read about, and then tell what you thought of her, what you would do in her stead, or what you've learned from her.
Salome from The Winter People
Salome was a very simple character. She was easily impressed, but she wasn't superficial at all. She was a good girl: kind, sweet, caring, and a little flirty-funny... just a bit slow on the uptake with all the paranormal stuff going on, because she's a rather rational person.
Having a psychotic fear of winter since she fell through the ice at the age of six, many have called her crazy for hearing voices that warned her to never come back. Because of that, she is questioning her sanity at many points as well, because she is so rational. However, as they say, "One is an incident, two is a coincidence, but three make a pattern." So after a few more incidents, she knows there is something going on, but with everyone not telling her anything, it's hard to figure it all out.
Salome had a huge heart. I mean it, it takes a lot of calm and love to forgive what her family has done to her. Neither her mother nor her grandmother raised her into the knowledge of her bloodline, and even as it becomes clear that she is in grave danger, they still tell her she's imagining it all. Her mother send her to a shrink and had her drugged, for crying out loud! I'm sure wouldn't have forgiven that easily, especially because she loved and trusted them so much, the betrayal cuts deep. Especially because of that, I wouldn't have pegged her to give trust so easily away to the three boys... so maybe she's a bit naive, too.
Yes, Salome has three men hot on her heels, and while she is magically influenced, she makes the right calls along the line. It's her big heart, and her love for especially one of them, that saves her and everyone else at the end. And as a reward, she gets a real fairytalish happily ever after for herself and her knight, totally romantic and magical! =)
>> read my review (Sept 15)
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss
Josh Hutcherson as Peeta
Woody Harrelson as Haymitch
Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair
Lenny Kravitz as Cinna
Stanley Tucci as moderator Ceasar
Donald Sutherland as President Snow
Liam Hemsworth as Gale
Elizabeth Banks as Effie
Philip S. Hoffman as game maker Plutarch
11/2013 | Length: 146 min
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins
<3 I can't say just how much this had me in its grip. I have to say, it was even better than the book, because seeing action is always better than just reading about it, because it all happens so fast, much faster than reading is even possible. Action loaded as this was, it was awesome. I felt that it was even better than the first movie, because the game details were easier to get on screen, a job very well done! I also loved all the new acters who played Katniss' new allies. And it's one of the movies I keep rewatching and rewatching, because I can't get enough, and somehow I have to calm my excitement for Part 3.1!