Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish and this week’s topic is the top ten characters we would want to be stranded on a deserted island with, and here’s my list:

1. Jem from the Infernal Devices Series: I loved Jem and I would want him on a desert island with me because he’s so sweet and lovable. He would be willing to help with anything that needed to be done and plus he can play the violin so we could have lovely music with chilling out by the beach.

2. Hermione from the Harry Potter Series: She rocks and it has to be super helpful to have some one who can work some awesome spells around. she also very smart and brave so I know I would safe with her.

3. Four from the Divergent Series: He is such a total bad ass and is super hot, need I say more??

4. Katniss from the Hunger Games Series: She would be the perfect must have person to be stranded on a desert island with. She can use here bow and arrow to hunt with. And she could also use it against any enemies that might arise(dum dum dummm). And she really clever so i think she could be helpful in make shelters and finding good drinking water etc.

5. Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind: There’s really no important reason I need him on the island, just that I simply think he’s sexy and would be a lot of fun. I’m sure he would manage to rescue some alcohol somehow and make it a party.

6. Cinder from the Lunar Chronicles: She an amazing mechanic and I think that her skills would be similar to engineering so I think she could help in possible finding a way to get off off the island. Because, while it would be fun to be stuck on an island with all these characters, I would want some Taco Bell or McDonald’s eventually lol.

7. Jacob Kuisl from the Hangman’s Daughter Series: He’s another bad ass that would be great at helping making shelters and cooking food. Also he knows a lot about herbs and remedies for different illness and injuries so he would kind of be like a doctor, which is very important.

8. Diana Bishop from the All Souls Trilogy: She’s a witch and a very powerful one at that, she can even travel back in time, so if we weren’t really digging the whole island scene then she could possibly travel back in time and prevent us from being stranded. That might be the most helpful ability of all.

9. Adele from The Casquette Girls: She really just seems like a lot of fun to me. I think she would be fun just to hang out with and talk about all things New Orleans(my favorite place). She’s also a witch so the more the merrier with the witches haha.

10. Tyrion Lannister from A Game of Thrones: He might be small, but he’s very clever. We would need all the smart people would could get to help figure everything out and I think he would be extra good at it. Plus, I bet he could also manage to find a way off the island too, considering everything he’s managed in his world. He would also be fun to party with.

There it is, I hoped you enjoyed it and that it made sense. I’m writing this while being very tired and sick so if it doesn’t make any sense I’m sorry! I’ll see you guys soon and have a great day!

 

 

 

Life Update: Galveston

As some of you may know I just got back last night from my weekend trip to Galveston. We didn’t have very long there and we were super busy so u didn’t take a lot pictures unfortunately. But are a few that I did manage to take:
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Here’s a couple random pictures of the pier, it had a lot of fun looking rides but the water park earlier was enough thrills for us haha

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Schittlerbaun was the water park we went to it was so much fun!

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A couple pictures of the beach

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And a some pictures of the cool benches that line the beach, they tell stories about the town and I think they were beautiful.

And that’s it for the trip, I hope you liked the pictures! I’ll see you again again soon, have a great day!

Life Update: Pennsylvania Trip

You may have noticed that was went on a short hiatus last week and didn’t post anything. That was because I was taking a short vacation and going to a family reunion in Harmony Pennsylvania. Harmony is a beautiful, very historical, little town about 45 minutes outside of Pittsburgh. I had a great time exploring the town the my father grew up in and meeting family that I had never seen before.

Here’s a quick photo diary of my trip (all photos are random):

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Night of the Living Dead was shot somewhere in these hills

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I had so much fun, but I’m happy to be home. Tonight I have a friend flying n from Reno and we leave in the morning to drive to Galveston TX for the weekend. I hope to have a photo diary of that for you too.

Love you guys, and have a great day! xoxo

Rimmel Scandaleyes Micro Eyeliner Review

I love my Maybelline Line Works liquid eyeliner, but it finally ran out two weeks ago so it was time to buy a new one. I’ve had my Maybelline for so long that I thought it was time to try something new, particularly a pen style eyeliner. The Maybelline has a flexible felt tip, and I wanted to try something different. So, looked around Walmart for about 15 minutes before finally deciding on the Rimmel Scandeleyes micro eyeliner.

I had really high expectations for this, since I hadn’t tried a Rimmel product that I didn’t like. But, unfortunately I was disappointed by it. I got the color black, but when I first started applying it it was so streaky and the color pay off was bad that it looked more grey on my eyes.  And no matter how may times I tried to build it up, it still still turned out streaky. I was sad and disappointed, but the more times I started using it the better the liner was. However, I don’t feel like it should take a week for the liner to start coming out right. On a good note, the tip of the pin does make it easy to do very small defined lines.

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Here is a swatch of different sized lines as well as how dark you can make them.

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In the end, I think is an okay eyeliner, but I probably won’t be repurchasing it in the future. Please, let me know what yur favorite liquid eyeliner is so I can have a few suggestions. And have your tried the scandaleyes liner before? Did you like it or not, why? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to like, share, and follow for more beauty reviews.

Have a great day!

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Movies and Shows

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Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week it’s your tip ten favorite movies or Tv shows. I decided to mix the two and list 5 of each.

Here are 5 of my favorite movies and 5 of my favorite TV shows:

1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The movie is based of Trueman Capote’s novella of the same name and he based Holly Golightly on Marilyn Monroe. He fought for her to play the role in the film but in the end Audrey Hepburn won, I think it she did an amazing job with the role. I didn’t really enjoy the novel too much, so I’m ok that the movie isn’t very close to the book. Holly Golightly and the movie are pop culture icons and the movie is splendid. It’s not some cheesy love story. It’s real, raw, and beautiful all at the same time.

2. Queen of the Damned: This is another movie based off of a book, go figure haha. But this was very loosely adapted, I’ve heard (I actually haven’t finished this book yet). I know that this movie may seem cheesy to some, but I LOVED it. It has vampires, rock stars, a super cool vampire queen played by Aliyah , and a soundtrack by amazing real rock bands that I still play regularly. I remember me and my friends watching this all time and it holds a special nostalgic place in my heart.

3. Lord of War: This has Nicholas Cage in it, who is really good in this movie, I know people tend to make fun of his acting but this is good I swear) and Jared Leto, the singer from 30 Seconds to Mars. It’s about a man who sells weapons to war lords and makes a bunch of money. But as you can imagine that doesn’t exactly work out for him very well. It’s based of a real person and his story and is worth watching.

4. Boondock Saints: This was my all time favorite movie back in high school, I even had a jacket with the MacManus brothers on it and the prayer they recite. I thought Sean Patrick Flanery was so cute and it has Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead. This movie is about two Irish brothers living in Boston who accidentally get in a fight with the Russian mob. After winning hey decide it’s their calling to take down the mob that has been taking advantage of their Irish neighborhood, along with a friend named Rocco. This is gritty film that is not for the kids, but it’s a good mob movie with some funny parts added into the mix.

5. Steel Magnolias: This classic film is a must see for every woman, especially those of us living in the south. The cast is amazing and includes Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, and Sally Fields.  It’s the story about a group of southern women who support their friend who has a daughter who is struggling with diabetes. It’s a movie that will make you laugh and have you bawling uncontrollably. It’s the perfect movie for a girls night.

TV shows:

1. Doctor Who: My husband actually got me into this, because I usually don’t like science fiction shows. But this British is show is hilarious and has some really good story lines, although the special effects are as cheesy as you expect. The fandom for this massive and it’s easy to see why. It’s so easy to fall in love with the doctor(everyone has a favorite and mine is 10, David Tennant FOREVER!) and his many companions. So, even if you don’t like science fiction try to give this a try, it’s a lot of fun.

2. Mad Men: I love everything about the 1950′s, so when I saw this show I knew immediately I was going to love it. At first, I watched it for the fashion, but the drama and characters kept me coming back. This show always has something going on, and sometimes they throw in some really crazy things that are completely shocking. This is not a show you can half watch, you have to really watch it to get everything, It’s smart, funny, and sometimes a little dark and I love it.

3. The Tudors: This I started watching on Netflix on whim when I had just moved to new town after getting married and I was having trouble sleeping. I love historical fiction and dramas so I decided to try it out. I hadn’t known very much about the Tudor era or Henry VIII before, so besides being a really interesting and entertaining, I actually learned a lot watching it. Also, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Henry Cavill are super hot in it.

4. Downton Abbey: I had waited so long to watch this because even though there is so much hype around it, I thought it looked really boring. But, I was so wrong. It’s a period drama set in the early 1900s and it’s costumes and settings are amazing. Be ready for a lot of drama, this show definitely comes off more like a soap opera, but I really smart upscale soap opera. Check this out if you haven’t already.

5. Big Bang Theory: This is simply a very funny show, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love this show. My husband is an engineer so I get the geekiness and he can explain a lot of the science behind things which makes it more fun. The characters are very lovable and this is the perfect show to watch if you’re feeling down and need a good laugh.

I hope you enjoyed my list. Do like you like any of these shows and movies too? What are some of your favorite shows and movies? Let me know in the comments!

The Supernatural Enhancements Book Review*

*This title was provided for me by the publisher via netgalley in return for a honest review.

Title: The Supernatural Enhancements

Author: Edgar Cantero

My Rating:

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Published: August 12th 2014 by Doubleday

Recommended If You Like: Gothic, Ghosts, Mysteries, Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, Horror

Pages: 368

More Information: Goodreads

Source: Goodreads

Source: Goodreads

Usually, when I review a book I do so the day after so that my thoughts and ideas on it are still fresh. However, due to lack of internet the past week, it’s exactly one week since I finished this book. When I had just put it down I had no idea what to think of it, I had to disgust and sort everything out. So, I think it’s actually a good thing I waited to write this review, because now I’ve thought about it and my verdict is…it’s amazing!

“When twentysomething A., the unexpected European relative of the Wells family, and his companion, Niamh, a mute teenage girl with shockingly dyed hair, inherit the beautiful but eerie estate of Axton House, deep in the woods of Point Bless, Virginia, it comes as a surprise to everyone—including A. himself. After all, he never even knew he had a “second cousin, twice removed” in America, much less that the eccentric gentleman had recently committed suicide by jumping out of the third floor bedroom window—at the same age and in the same way as his father had before him . . .

Together, A. and Niamh quickly come to feel as if they have inherited much more than just a rambling home and a cushy lifestyle. Axton House is haunted, they know it, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the secrets they slowly but surely uncover. Why all the suicides? What became of the Axton House butler who fled shortly after his master died? What lurks in the garden maze and what does the basement vault keep? And what of the rumors in town about a mysterious gathering at Axton House on the night of the winter solstice?”-Source: Goodreads

At first, I had a hard time adjusting to the narrative. It’s told through dairy’s, surveillance tapes, a tape recorder, letters, book excerpts, and other mediums. So, sometimes it was a little hard to follow and I would have to reread something to understand whats going on, but I got used to it. It made it so that was like watching a scary movie that’s shown through a video camera, such as paranormal activity, but in book form. I really liked the idea of that, and it definitely added some horror aspect to it.

The main focus of this book is the Axton House, that house A. inherits in a small town in America, well really is a massive mansion. And the detail the author gives you of it molds it more into a character than just a house. It’s a living thing, and it has many secrets hiding in it’s massive walls. As for the real characters, they’re interesting in the fact the reader doesn’t really get to know anything abut them except what develops during this story. Their backgrounds are pretty vague, but it make more sense in the end, although you still don’t get to learn much about A. and Niamh. There are other interesting characters that come in and out throughout the book, such as the mysterious Aunt Liza, whom the constantly write, but don’t seem to hear much from. As well as a group of men who are part a secret society and send in vague letters regarding something they don’t fully understand. But, I’ll let you discover these men for yourselves when you read the book.

As for the story itself, it’s actually very spooky. I’ve only read one other book that managed to scare me and the was Something Wicked by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush(not a great choice for a beach vacation). So, when I picked this up I wasn’t expecting to be scared, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was so spooky it actually gave me a nightmare! Ha ha. And at the center is a mystery sounding the secret society and why they meet every winter solstice. I was quite surprise to discover what was at it’s center: a crystal ball. But, trust me it goes much deeper than that, and darker too. The ending was not disappointing either. I wasn’t quite sure where the story was leading me, but I wasn’t expecting what I got. But, it was a great way to tie everything in and my mind was buzzing when I finished it. I still can’t stop thinking about it.

This is a great book, I would have given it 5 stars if the narrative wasn’t so hard to understand and follow. But, other than that it’s a lot of fun and very scary. If you enjoy scary movies and ghost stories, than this is the perfect book for you. Beware of possible nightmares lol! This comes out August 12th, so be sure to put this on your August TBR list.

So what do you think? Does this book sound interesting or not your thing? Are you going to read it when it comes out? Let me know in the comments. And don’t forget to like and this with your friends so they know about this so be released paranormal mystery! Follow so that you can see future book reviews like this one as well as other book related things. Have a great day!

The Dark Monk Book Review

Title: The Dark Monk (The Hangman’s Daughter #2)

Author: Oliver Pötzsch and translated by Lee Chadeayne

My Rating: 4 Stars

Published: June 12th 2012 by Mariner Books

Recommended If You Like: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Religion, Germany, Bavaria, 17th Century, Crime

Pages: 512

More Information: Goodreads

I’m a huge fan of Oliver Pötzsch, I loved the first book of this series and his novel The Ludwig Conspiracy is one of my all time favorite books. I had high expectations for this book and it did not disappoint. My favorite characters hadn’t changed a bit and the crazy mystery only more unbelievable this time around.

This time around the gang is drawn into a crazy goose chase when a priest in a neighboring town is found dead in his church. It doesn’t take the hangman, Jakob Kuisl, and his physician friend, Simon,  long to discover he was murdered. But, before he died he was able to write a cryptic message, which leads Jakob, Simon, and Magdalena (the Hangman’s daughter and Simon’s love interest) on a trail of riddles leading to a centuries old treasure. However, this isn’t any ordinary treasure, this is treasure left behind by the Knights Templar.

And this time around it’s not just the three of them. A beautiful woman named Benedikta , the priest’s sister, arrives and wants to help look for the reason her brother was killed. But, they soon discover they are not the only ones looking for treasure. There are a group of Latin speaking monks following their every move and will do anything to get their hands on the treasure first. They even make sure to create a diversion of thieves in the country side to distract them. Also, all the while a fever is killing people throughout their sleepy village and threatens to take someone very special.

First, I have to talk about the world building. My favorite part of this book and the first in the series is the setting. He manages to bring 1600s Bavaria to life. He did extensive research and actually visited the real places in the book and the reader can tell that he put a lot of effort and love into creating this world. I felt like I really was being transported somewhere else, which makes this book so special. And as a fun extra he gives a guide of a tour of the places in the book at the end, as well as commentary about his experiences there. He also talks about his family who are the real people the characters of this book are based on.

The story itself is fantastic and a lot of fun. At first, I just wanted know who killed the priest and why. But, as the adventure turned to looking for Templar treasure, I was immediately hooked. The characters go to many different places and towns. I liked that the clues were very clever and difficult to figure out. I don’t like it when authors make it too easy to figure out clues in books. It makes it less fun. This was a mystery that I felt you got to unravel slowly, which made it better paced. Also, the ending wasn’t predictable, I thought I had it all figured out about the middle of book, but I was completely surprised by a lot at the end.

Simon is the local physician of Schongau and the main character of this book. He’s a man before his time and doesn’t quite fit into the small town. He’s well educated and loves reading books. He also dresses in the latest French fashions, unlike most of the men in town. He’s a bit of an outsider, but so are his friends. Jakob Kuisl is the local hangman and therefore shunned by the towns people. It’s bad luck to so much as look at the Kuisls’, let alone talk them. But, he and Simon become friends over the love of medicine and books. And in the meantime, Simon fell in love with his daughter Magdalena. She’s strong willed and speaks her mind, but that’s what he loves about her, which was not usually the case back then. Overall, the characters were as great as in the first book in the series. Simon and Magdalena’s romance takes a bit of a down turn and is put more on the back burner for this book, but they still work well together. And the new comer is a mysterious woman, and she has a few secrets up her sleeve. But, I thought the best characters were the mysterious monks that followed them in the shadows. They were very creepy and really helped darken the story and make it more intense.

I give this book 4 stars, the only reason I didn’t give 5 is because I felt that the book was a bit long winded and bit too long. However, the plot and characters were amazing! This book was great and I would recommend it to everyone who is interested in historical fiction and thrillers. And as of when I write this the book is free on the kindle lending library as are the others in this series.

Have you read this book yet or the first one? What did you think about them? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to like and share this page with your friends. And follow me for more book reviews like this one. Have a great day!