Thursday, October 18, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Stolen Life

A Stolen Life: A Memoir
Stolen Life ~ 5/5

Here's what says:

Book Description

Release Date: July 12, 2011

When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Phillip Craig and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. On August 26, 2009, Garrido showed up for a meeting with his parole officer; he brought Jaycee, her daughters, and his wife Nancy with him. Their unusual behavior raised suspicions and an investigation revealed the tent behind the Garridos’ home where Jaycee had been living for nearly two decades.

A Stolen Life was written by Jaycee herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, compelling narrative, she opens up about what she experienced—and offers an extraordinary account of courage and resilience.

My thoughts:
I was saddened by the ordeal Jaycee had to go through. Her captors holding her so long she began to feel safe only with them, depend upon them & want them. How sick of a person does that to a child? I pray that Jaycee can one day live a wonderful, full life & be as carefree as she was the day he stole her life! I hope he's rotting in prison & never sees sunlight again! How horrid!! I pray she & her little girls can live a good life & people give them their privacy.


Dolls ~ 3/5

Here's what says:

A charming doll collection turns into an unstoppable army of killers in this terrifying tale. When circumstances force a nervous salesman, two pathetic punkers, an obnoxious couple and their daughter to stay with an elderly couple who make and collect dolls, everything seems fine at first. But come nightfall, the dolls decide to get rid of their new houseguests…permanently. Stephen Lee, Guy Rolfe, Hilary Mason and Ian Patrick Williams star.

My thoughts:

This movie was 80's all over!! Not only was it creepy, but you could tell the special effects weren't digital. The movie made little sense & was kinda odd. We watched it all the way through though, it is worth a shot if you like old 80's horror flicks.

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BOOK REVIEW: Where Are The Children?

Where Are the Children?
Where are the Children? ~ 5/5

Here's what says:

Book Description

Release Date: June 28, 2005

Nancy Harmon long ago fled the heartbreak of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children, and the shocking charges against her. She changed her name, dyed her hair, and left California for the windswept peace of Cape Cod. Now remarried, she has two more beloved children, and the terrible pain has begun to heal -- until the morning when she looks in the backyard for her little boy and girl and finds only one red mitten. She knows that the nightmare is beginning again....

My thoughts:
What a wonderful book! I really like Mary Higgins Clark's work. She keeps you guessing & you have to keep looking for the right version. Sometimes you think you've guessed it, then she throws in a new loop. Especially who's the real killer isn't really even in the story! I would read any of her work!! 

Monday, October 1, 2012


Skins (U.S.) ~ 3/5

Here's what says:

  2011 TV-MA 10 episodes

Adapted from a British series of the same name, this provocative teen drama depicts the complicated lives of a mixed group of Baltimore high schoolers with frank language, frequent drug use and partial nudity.

My thoughts:   First of all, I know the actors/actresses were underage, but what they did was nothing outside of what really goes on some places. It's the same as Teen Mom, 16 & Pregnant, Jersey Shore, Bad Girls Club, etc.... The only thing different is this show is FAKE, it's a STORYLINE!! I didn't think it was anywhere as bad as the reality junk that's on tv today!


Bad Teacher
Bad Teacher ~ 5/5

Here's what says:

 2011 UR 92 minutes

Cameron Diaz stars as Elizabeth Halsey, a scheming and coarse-tongued middle school teacher who gets dumped by her wealthy boyfriend and rebounds by sinking her claws into a handsome substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake).

  My thoughts:   Funny movie!! I thought they had some good funny stuff in there & I also thought it was a clever storyline. Cameron Diaz played the bad girl perfectly! Justin Timberlake was hilarious as the nerdy substitute! We would watch this again!