Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oh no!! Amazon has taken over Book Depository



I have just had a mini heart attack as I was reading this story which I was directed to by my Goodreads group.

I really hope that Amazon is not planning on changing anything.  Book Depository is my main “go-to” bookstore because of their “free shipping” policy.  Amazon charges humungous fees (mostly more than the price of the book!) for shipping to South Africa.  If Book Depository gets swallowed by Amazon, it will just mean that I will not be able to afford buying books anymore.  I just don’t want to think about that yet . . .

Friday, July 8, 2011

Movie review: Scream 4



I had such high hopes that Scream 4 would be awesome but unfortunately it turned into a almost B-rate horror movie. 

But . . . luckily I love B-rate horror/comedy movies!  What fun this movie was!  Definitely not a movie that is afraid to laugh at itself.  And if you are a horror movie lover (like I am), you will have an awesome time with all the “classic movie” references.

Sidney Prescott is once again being hunted by Ghostface but gone are the victim she played.  Sidney has grown up.  She has taken her life back and is not afraid to fight back.  Original characters Dewey and Gail (now married) join the cast together with lots of pretty girls and handsome guys (who almost all get killed). 


This movie (like the previous in the series) are full of wonderful “one-liners Once again the teenagers are part of the movie club and have lots of horror movie rules that they share in the movie.  One of my favourite quotes of the movie:  “The first rule of horror movies . . . don’t F*** with the original.”  lol


This is not a serious movie, so just sit back and have some fun – you won’t be disappointed if you just flow with the story . . .


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What I am reading today . . .


I took out one of the pretty candles and started reading A Brush of Darknessby Allison Pang this week.


Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.
Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.

So far it is a funny books with loads of underlying romantic tension.  Still a lot is going on and it can only get better.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Random Acts of Kindess – June wrap-up

Book Soulmates

I did not receive any RAKs in June but I did make Cherie’s day by sending her this book:
She has already let me know that it has arrived safely.  Happy reading Cherie :)