Sunday, April 22, 2012


Welcome to Earth Day, 2012!! I hope everyone recycled, planted something or helped out the environment in some way today!

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Saturday, April 21, 2012


The Crush by Sandra Brown

 Book Description from

Publication Date: August 25, 2003

Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on his jury. Bringing the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a verdict of not guilty-and discovers she has a new admirer. Days after Lozada's release, one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. Although Lozada's dark shadow looms over the case, Rennie becomes the prime suspect ... while Lozada stalks her and grows more and more obsessed with having her. She forms an uneasy alliance with Wick Threadgill, a rogue detective with his own personal vendetta against Lozada. Wick has nothing to lose by confronting a hit man, who, like the prize scorpions he treasures, strikes so quickly Rennie may never see it coming.

My thoughts:
Loved this book! It was suspenseful, it held twists and turns, it even had love in there too! Enjoyable book if you like drama stories!


Zookeeper ~ 5/5

Here's what says:
2011 PG 102 minutes

When an unlucky-in-love zookeeper tells his romantic troubles to a giraffe, a monkey, a lion and other animals in the zoo, the critters speak up and advise him how to win the heart of the beautiful woman who got away. But will their advice work?

My thoughts:
What a wonderful family movie!! It's such a cute, fun movie! It has funny parts and then it has such a romantic vibe too!! Love it!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: Bridesmaids


Bridesmaids ~ 5/5

Here's what says:

2011 R 125 minutes

Named her best friend's maid of honor, down-on-her-luck Annie's competition with a fellow bridesmaid, the wealthy and beautiful Helen, threatens to destroy the wedding. Meanwhile, a local cop takes a liking to Annie.

My thoughts:

Very raunchy, so if you don't like those types of movies, this won't be for you. It has pretty hilarious moments. There were even a few moments that Ihad to tell my husband to be quiet because I couldn't hear what they were saying over his laughter.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Probable Cause by Ridley Pearson

Probable Cause

Probable Cause by Ridley Pearson ~ 4/5

Here's what says: a mindless act of violence that changed his life forever, James Dewitt decided to become a cop. a web of red tape and corruption, Dewitt now fights desperately to solve a string of murders cleverly staged to look like suicides. the deranged world of the psychopathic mind, Dewitt struggles to outwit the killer-the man they call the "trapper"-before it's too late...and to use every fingerprint and every fiber-and every last ounce of his strength-to escape the ultimate evil.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

My thoughts:

This book was really good, you could keep reading for hours!! Starts off with one tragedy an then links it to a killer who's now committing murder and making it look like suicide. It was interesting to see where the plot would take the book.


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MOVIE REVIEW: Our Idiot Brother

Our Idiot Brother

Our Idiot Brother ~ 5/5

Here's what says:

2011 R 89 minutes

Ned (Paul Rudd) is a seemingly clueless idealist who must rely upon his three exasperated sisters (Emily Mortimer, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel) for shelter and support after he's dumped by his fed-up girlfriend (Kathryn Hahn) and loses custody of his beloved dog, Willie Nelson. As he wreaks havoc on his sisters' lives, Ned's earnestness shines through until his siblings realize that family ties take priority over wealth and position.

My thoughts:

First off, Our family is similar to theirs, there are 3 sisters, but instead of just 1 idiot brother, we have 2. I made the mistake of watching this movie when the brother I am closest to, was convicted of two crimes & remanded to jail. He's facing a 2-15 sentence, not based on evidence, but based on the word of a 2 time felon who got a lighter sentence & charges dropped for his testimony.

The movie itself was wonderful, it had alot of laugh out loud moments combined with heartfelt loving moments between a sister & her brother. I really enjoyed how fun he was with his nephew, which is exactly how my brother is with my son. I loved that he always did things to help them, even if they didn't turn out right for him. Only difference between my brother & our idiot brother, my brother would have signed that paper faster than anything if we'd come to bail him out of jail!!

MOVIE REVIEW: A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas ~ 5/5

Here's what says:

2011 R 90 minutes

When Kumar burns down Harold's family Christmas tree on Christmas Eve, the stoner pals set out on a last-minute, pot-fueled quest through Manhattan to find a replacement tree, getting tangled up with mobsters and other shady characters along the way.

My thoughts:

Lives up to everything Harold & Kumar!! I look forward to more movies just like this, I can see the Harold & Kumar franchise expanding. It's not nearly as funny or out there are Cheech & Chong, however, they are a close second and my personal favorite!! Loved it, it was fun, adventurous & they had a happy ending too!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: The Wrong Hostage

The Wrong Hostage

The Wrong Hostage by Elizabeth Lowell ~ 5/5

Here's what says:

The latest masterwork from one of the leading writers of suspense . . . New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell returns with a chilling tale of the law gone wrong and a kidnapping that threatens more than one life.

The Wrong Hostage

Orphaned at thirteen, Grace Silva clawed her way out of poverty and violence to become one of the most respected judges on the federal bench. Grace believes in the rule of law -- lives it, breathes it. She has always been buttoned up and buttoned down.

Except once.

My thoughts:

Really enjoyed this book, it was the right amount of suspense, action and love story all mixed in one. It was a believable storyline, with believable characters too. The mix of sacrifice with a lost cause, dealing with Mexican mafia and having to rely on her former lover, all those things made Grace the person you wanted to route for.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

APRIL IS..........

In support of Alcohol Awareness Month:

50 Disney Movie Reward Points

Disney Movie Rewards has released 5 new code worth a total of 50 points.


I just added them all to my account. These codes expire on 4/5/12.