Thursday, January 26, 2012

Quick Prompt & Mini Reviews

First, I need to shout a huge
ThAnK YoU!

to David! I won a book because he reached 500+ followers! What a guy! I never used to win stuff, but now I win so much more with all you fabulous people! And the stuff is bonus! My book is on its way, THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin - any thoughts on it?

Now, since Monday's post was so full, I neglected to put up the quick prompt I entered in Janet Reid's contest over the weekend - for which I got honorable mention for making her "crack" up! (small milestone to be honorably mentioned by the Shark Lady!) The challenge, write 100 word story with these prompts: red, chaos, fold, chasm, bent

No amount of training or preparation could have lessened the mind-numbing chaos that unfolded at the exposure of the deep red chasm.

Some of the girls dropped in mid-sentence like calls in a dead zone. The blood-curdling screams and outcries could have raised an undead Lord. Even Karena, the pack leader who had seen such shocking images before, almost vomited at the gruesome display below.

Unheedful of the skittish women, the plumber bent down to look under the sink.

The slumber party had been forever tainted.

On to the mini reviews! a book & 2 movies

First, I finished THE WOODS by Harlan Coben. One word: Absorbing!
This book had me hooked by the MC's hilarious jarring comments all the way through. His derisive, realistic view on life and humble view of himself were only outweighed by his dedication to his daughter, his renewed love, his missing sister, and his client. If you like a good mystery/thriller you should read this. Thanks, Mom, for lending it to me! (pic source)

Movie 1: I AM NUMBER FOUR
Heard of this book by Pittacus Lore? I've seen it on the shelves, so I had to watch the movie. It was good. Teens would like it more. Along the lines of Twilight caliber acting and action. Not blockbuster, but good. (pic source)

Movie 2: SUPER 8
I didn't know there were aliens in this! Parts of it were scary! Really good movie, though. I loved it being told through the kids' eyes. It was like ET on steriods. I will watch it again. =) (pic source)

How bout you - finish any good books or seen any good movies lately?

11 comments:

Christine Rains said...

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is really good. You'll love it! The last movie I saw was Cowboys & Aliens which was entertaining. I love mixing sci-fi with western.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Congratulations on winning the book. I didn't like the movie "I Am Number Four".

Nina Pelletier Powers said...

I really liked _I am Number 4_, I thought it was a cute and fun action movie. It kept me guessing anyway :)

I highly recommend "New Years Eve", it was soooo good! I laughed, I cried, and wanted to hug the world when it was over.
Nina

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on the book, Tara! And Super 8 was awesome. My favorite movie of 2011.

Laura Josephsen said...

I've been wanting to see Super 8. I've heard lots of good things.

Mostly, I've just been watching my regular TV shows. The last couple of days, it's been a lot of Once Upon A Time because my daughter has wanted to watch it while she's sick.

Anonymous said...

So happy you liked The Woods.

We just saw that episode of Regular Show ( humany parts) and just laughed out loud. Yes, dad had to tell me you sent that to him, so funny.
mom

kmckendry said...

Congrats on winning! I just finished The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

J. A. Bennett said...

I'm planning on doing a few mini- reviews myself next week. So you'll just have to keep reading my blog ;)

Leigh Covington said...

Whoo-hoo! Congrats on the honorable mention! Man, that is great! And, I haven't heard of the book you're getting from David, but I hope you like it. He always has wonderful giveaways.

Very good mini-reviews too. I've been wondering about, "I am Number 4." I'm glad to know more. :)

Tara Tyler said...

Christine, thx! i loved cowboys & aliens too!

Michael, thats it? no reason? i wasnt crazy about it, but the kids would like it

Nina, like this girl =) so new years eve was good? did you like valentines day? i thought they were similar.

Alex, i knew i read that somewhere =)

Laura, i liked once upon a time. i hav several to catch up on but hav too many other regulars...

Mom, yea-uhh!

Kathy, i read your post, vedy interesting =)

JA, am i the only one who doesnt know what the J stands for?

Leigh, always upbeat & positive! thanks!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Nice job on the book. I haven't heard of it though.

I liked I am number four. Hot guy anyway. It seemed to leave off for a sequel but I never heard anything else about it.

We did see Green Lantern last week. Not too bad. Half naked Ryan Reynolds. It's OK with me.
HMG