I've Been Watching...

A very old, but classic feature on J'adore happy endings is I've Been Watching.. & I've been watching way too many movies. So I've decided to have my own little non-book related challenge, which I'm sure I can finish December 2014. The challenge is to watch 100 movies. And to make it easier on me they dont have to be released in 2014 and documenteries can be counted as well. Yay! So I can watch movies from 1993 if I'm interested. So, I haven't made a list of the movies I want to watch, but I did already watched 10 movies.

The movies I've seen so far in 2014:

Catching Fire (2013)
About Time (2013)
Thor 2 (2013)
Katy Perry, Part of Me (2012, documentary)
Captain Phillips (2013)
The Heat (2013)
The Waiting Room (2013, documentary)
Safe Haven (2013)
After the Dark (2013)
Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)


I never thought I would really enjoy Katy Perrys documentary, but it was really great. She is a very hard working, talented and orginal artist. Worth the watch! The best movies were Captain Phillips (Wow! You have to watch this movie. It's so good!), The Heat (Super funny, hilarious) and About Time (Romantic, beautiful, message)

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Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed by Ally Condie
Release date: March, 2013
Pages: 400
Source: Borrowed

My feelings: -

Description:
In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake. Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever

My Review:
After reading Matched and finding it very disappointing, I really wanted to give Crossed a try. You never know you like series unless you try the second book, right? Well, I tried my friends. I tried!

Crossed was even worse than Matched. It was even more boring than the first book. Nothing ever happened. The description says Cassia finds clues to where Ky is, well I read the book and I only find one stupid clue. One! The pace was super slow. It took me forever to finish this book. Also I never, NEVER, felt the danger that these characters were in. They were scared that they would be catched, but seriously no one was chasing them. The people of the Society probably don’t even cared enough about them to chase them around. Seriously! And then at the end they become rebels. What! They don’t have special skills. Okay, Cassia can sort things. Wooohoo, big deal. And then we have the love triangle, that is totally lame. I’m not even sure if these boys know why they like Cassia. Ugh.

In all, I just don’t like this series. I tried, I really did.

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Starstruck by Lauren Conrad

Starstruck by Lauren Conrad
Release date: October, 2012
Pages: 352
Source: Borrowed

My feelings:



Description:
Madison Parker has discovered that not all publicity is good publicity. After turning herself in for stealing some bling, the reality star is stuck doing community service while her Fame Game castmates soak up all the screen time. Not that newcomer Kate Hayes needs more attention—ever since her breakout song became an overnight sensation she's suddenly acting like she's Katy Perry. Aspiring actress Carmen Curtis is finally making a name for herself, but she's finding it harder than ever to get out from behind her famous mother's shadow. And in Hollywood, leading men are a dime a dozen, but a good man is hard to find. So when two of the girls have their eye on the same guy, that can mean only one thing: on-camera drama.

My Review: 
Starstruck was filled with so much drama, it made my head dizzy. Drama-licious, friends. Drama-licious.

With Startstruck you get to know the girls better. There's a bit more depth to them. Just like a reality TV serie there are characters you just don't like, or just don't care for. With me, those characters are Kate Hayes and Carmen Curtis. Madison is the most fun character, the one I like to read about and I don't skip paragraphs in 'her' chapters just to get it over with. I seriously think that Kate Hayes need some *sticking up balls* and Carmen needs a *sit down talk*. Gosh. Oh and Gaby needs some brains.

The writing and the flow of the book is really good. I like it. Even though there are a few boring parts (but that has to do with my likeness of the characters), it still got me reading the whole damn thing. And yes, these books (L.A. Candy, the first series) are still my favourite guilty pleasure reads. I can't wait to read the last book in the series!

The Fame Game series:
The Fame Game
Starstruck

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2014: Goals for the New Year & books I've been reading

First of all; Happy New Year! & omg, have I been missing in action for months. I know! Anyway, a new year, new chances and resolutions. For 2014 I don’t have a lot of goals in mind, I just want to have fun and read lots and lots of books. Four goals I have in 2014 are:

1. Read more books. At least 25. It’s crazy! 25 is not a lot of books, but if I can read 25 books in 2014 (or more, please let it be more) I will be so happy! And yes, I will do a happy dance.

2. Blog more. YES! I need to blog more. I love blogging and I missed it, so I have to post at least once a week. Not too difficult…right?

3. Travel more. I love travelling and on the 3rd of January I went to Bonaire, a country in the Caribbean, with my sister. Loved it. We only went for one day, but it was awesome. And now I want to travel more.

4. Save money. I need to save more money for travelling and for a new camera.


And now the books I've been reading:
I read the following books: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, Article 5 by Kristen Simmons, Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, Poison Princess and Endless Knight by Kresley Cole, Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink, The Summer I became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller and Is everyone hanging out without me by Mindy Kaling.

I've been reading these books on my KINDLE. Yay! I finally bought one and I love it. Reviews will be written and posted this and next month. 


Love, Nina

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Challenges & how I suck at completing them

Seriously, again, I failed! *Sad face* I started so good and then finished so bad.
I only read 6 out of the 10 middle grade books I wanted to read, 5 out of the 6 dystopian books and let's not count the books that I read for my personal challenge. EPIC fail on that one. I was so close for the dystopian challenge to be succeeded, but I still need to review the sequel to Matched and read another dystopian.

So, what am I going to do? Join new challenges and succeed for once in my lifetime.
H** Yes! That's what I'm going to do. So, which challenges should I join?

Ps: Happy Hollidays! I hope you all have an awesome Christmas! I'll be blogging again in 2014. Big hooray!

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