Fangirl 5 · Top 10 Tuesday

TGIF {35} and Fangirl 5 Friday {2}

Every week, Ginger asks a thought-provoking book-related question & we do our damndest to be be funny.  Sometimes it works.

Cast Your Own Story: If you could use existing characters from some of your favorite books to create a new story, who would be in it?

Well…I tried to think of someone who deserves someone better than who they end up with in their particular story, or someone who doesn’t get the person they want…because I like happy endings & kisses.  Sooo…

Rafe from The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting–He’s in desperate need of a Miss Elizabeth to his Mr. Darcy.  Cause he cannot have Violet!  Violet belongs to Jay!  And, unlike Maggie, I like Rafe.  Maggie’s not a fan of love triangles.  In fact, the only issue I have with Rafe is that he’s not Jay and he so obviously has it bad for Violet, even though I cannot recall any untoward advances he’s made on her.  He’s a perfectly great character, a great guy, you could say, but I don’t want anyone coming between Jay & Violet.  It’s wrong.  But he deserves his HEA, too.  He deserves his own Violet.  Who could be Rafe’s counterpart? 

Isabelle Lightwood.  I think Izzy and Rafe would make a fantastic team.  They would work well together.  Izzy can be the center of attention & use her whip to bring justice to criminals that Rafe senses, or perceives, or what ever the hell it is he does.  And then they can be all hot and dark and broody together.  Except Isabel isn’t broody, but I’m sure she would change for Rafe.  They would be the best looking detectives this side of…hmm, I’m drawing a blank.  But you get the idea, they’d be pretty hot together.  Just don’t ask Izzy to cook.  You’ll regret it.

Isabelle shrugged philosophically. “I’m pure at heart. It repels the dirt.”


1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower trailer.  This book for me was quietly powerful.  It seemed happy-go-lucky (well...) until around the middle, I guess (it's hard to tell because I listened to the audiobook).  Charlie is probably one of my favorite characters, ever.  I am very anxious to see this movie.  Plus, Emma Watson! ~d

2. True Blood is back, baby!  Those crazy mo-fos, can't wait to see what fresh hell they'll entertain us with this season.  I miss Jason, you stupid but hot piece of ... ahem...and Alcide (more shirtless time, please). ~d

Speaking of shirtless time...

3.  Elizabeth Banks acceptance speech on the MTV Movie Awards- HILARIOUS and HOT.  I think I’ve watched that speech 10 times.   You can watch it here (stupid thing would NOT embed).~m

 4.  Magic Mike – While we are talking about that speech, let’s talk Magic Mike.  Holy crap on a cracker I’m so there opening day.  Even though I think Channing Tatum looks like he is as dumb as a rock (I’m not saying he is, just looks that way to me) that man along with his fellows actors in MM are gorgeous.  I’ve seen male strippers before and let me tell you not a single one looked like any of these.  (Picture a platinum blonde mullet and HIGH TOP TENNIS SHOES) ~m


5.  Puppies – I’m having serious issue with petfinder.  I live on it wanting to adopt every single dog.  My little yorkie Tallulah (yep, that’s her in the pic and she is so freaking cute!) needs a buddy but I can’t afford another one just yet. ~m


Fangirl 5 · TGIF

TGIF {34} and Fangirl Friday {1}

Fangirl 5 Friday hosted by EvilEva over at Nancy Drew is my Homegirl, where we share what we’re fangirling about this week.

1. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. – My birthday is coming up. What does this have to do with Harry Potter?? Well turns out my sister was trying to fly me (and herself) out to Orlando for the day and let me spend my entire birthday geeking out over Potter. (Believe me there would have been a serious hit on my savings account.) I only know this because she called me to tell me it was too much money so now I seem to have an obsession with searching flights and hotel options still thinking there could be hope that I would have had the greatest birthday ever. ~m



2. My Birthday – As I mentioned by birthday is coming up. . . and I’m not taking it well. Let’s just say 30 is NOT the new 20 to me. The one birthday I want to pretend isn’t happening is the one everyone seems determined for me to celebrate. As always I cling to the thought that I don’t look my age though I guess I can’t claim to look 17 anymore since the people at the movies stopped carding me for Rated R movies. ~m


3. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen – I’m sorry but I have become obsessed with this song. I SING it constantly. I dance around the house. I watch every cover I can find. My family and I have even made little videos of pets and kids doing the Harvard baseball team’s dance. (In case you are wondering I’m listening to it while I write this. :P) Oh and did you know people are making personal business cards now? I NEED THIS! ~m


4. You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful by One Direction. Yeah. This is a judgment free zone. Um…I don’t listen to pop music (I’m actually a country girl), but I am obsessed with this song…and this video. When the song comes on, I just have to DANCE!!! I even started a Pandora station just for One Direction in the hopes that I get to hear it. It’s kinda sick. I mean, just look at them, they look 12. ~d


5. Sherlock Holmes Season 2. AHHHH! I got it! I can’t wait til I can sit down and actually watch it! Maybe I can get the boys out of the house long enough to watch all three episodes this weekend…wish me luck 🙂 ~d

Books: Which books have you found to be very rewarding when it comes to tackling tougher issues?

Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess – As a rule I try not to read what I determine “sad” books but for some reason when I read the blurb about this one I decided to try it out. Meredith is a girl who not only was molested by her own father but has to live with her mother who blames her for “tempting” him. After he is released from prison the mother wants to let him move back in and is mad at Mer when he isn’t allowed. Are you kidding me? The fact that there are actual people out there like this makes me sick. I liked the fact that though she appears to be alone in dealing with things she gets help for great neighbors. It was a great book and though I wish things like this never happened I’m glad when justice is served. ~m