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Friday, July 17, 2009

It's a Boy Girl Thing

I watched this movie with my friend, Shabem. What a cute story. He's a jock and she's a brainiac. They don't like each other very much. Then, one morning, they woke up in each other's bodies. Now, they have to live with. It's a cute love story with comedy thrown in. They're both believable character. I can't believe I didn't notice Kevin Zeger in my other favorite movie, The Jane Austen Book Club.

He might be even cuter than Zac!

Top Five Casts:
Samaire Armstrong ... Nell Bedworth
Kevin Zegers ... Woody Deane
Sherry Miller ... Katherine Bedworth
Robert Joy ... Ted Bedworth
Sharon Osbourne ... Della Deane

He looks like Zac Efron or Zac Efron looks like him.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stone Cold (The Camel Club) by David Baldacci Audio CD

Stone Cold (The Camel Club)
by David Baldacci
Reader: Ron McLarty
Audio CD
List Price: $49.98
Published in 2007
ISBN-10: 1-60024-052-6

This is the second Camel Club book I listened to. I knit while I listen. So, at the end of this book, I have this much finished. I listed to Divine Justice first and didn't like Annabelle very much. But in this book, I like her very much. I understand where's she's coming from. I like Harry Finn's character. He's efficient and smart. I think his character is well-developed. I like Alex Ford. I can't wait to find out more about him in the previous book. I reserved it from the library. I like Ron McLarty as a reader too. He's quite engaging. I'm going to go and find a picture of him now.

Book Summary:
Oliver Stone and the Camel Club are back in their most dangerous adventure yet, a war on two fronts. Casino king Jerry Bagger from THE COLLECTORS is hunting Annabelle Conroy who conned him out of millions. Stone and his colleagues Reuben, Milton, and Caleb marshal all their resources to protect Annabelle. Yet all their skills may not be enough when a deadly new opponent rips off the veneer of Stone's own mysterious past. Bagger's menace pales next to newcomer Harry Finn's lethality. Seeming a normal family-man, Finn has already killed three men with more targets to come. When Finn also sets his bulls-eye on Stone, his reason why will be the greatest shock of all, making readers reconsider their beliefs in good and evil. As bodies and institutions topple, the story rockets toward a shattering finale that will leave the survivors of this explosive tale changed forever.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Divine Justice by David Baldacci Audio CD

Divine Justice
by David Baldacci
Audio CD
List Price: $44.98
Published in 2008
ISBN-10: 1-60024-428-9

I listened to this book on a lark. I've been trying to assemble David Baldacci's books. I think I have most of them. But sometimes, I'm anal about having all the books then reading them one after another. But, I wanted to take up knitting again. I listed to this and carried around my CD player with me. My iPod happened to stop syncing with my iTunes so CD player it is. What a great read.

The book start out with Oliver Stone, not his real name, running and hiding. He just killed two high profile government people. He ended in this small town, right into a nest of murdering drug dealers. The action never stops. I like this story very much. I'm probably going to read/listen more of Baldacci's stories.

Other books in the series:
The Camel Club (2005) | The Collectors (2006) | Stone Cold (2007) | Divine Justice (2008)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Five Children and It - Freddie Hightmore

Five children were sent to an English countryside due to war. While exploring the seaside through a forbidden room, they encountered IT. He's like a genie, except that his wish doesn't last past sundown. This is a hilarious and oftentimes melancholy tale of children and their wishes and the lessons to be learned from it. This is also a book by Edith Nesbit. I'm planning to read it to my children and see how they compare to the movie we just saw via Netflix's instant play.

Tara Fitzgerald ... Mother
Freddie Highmore ... Robert
Alex Jennings ... Father
Jonathan Bailey ... Cyril
Jessica Claridge ... Anthea

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly (audio)

The Scarecrow
by Michael Connelly
Read by Peter Giles
Audio CD
List Price: $39.98
Published in 2009
ISBN-10: 1-60024-574-9

This story takes a bit getting used to. It's Peter Giles. He reminds me of my Ethics 101 professor, Dr. Channel. He's a brilliant instructor, but his voice is quite hypnotic. I would even say, soporific. Peter Giles is not that bad. Just that it's got the same rhythm to it. I was going to knit and listen, but I end up scrubbing my floors and listening because otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to finish the story.

This is about Jack McEvoy. He works for Los Angeles Times and is #99 on the workforce reduction list. That last two weeks of his stay, he stumbled into a serial killer investigation. This brings back his former FBI girlfriend because he had no one to turn to. The Scarecrow feeds into my suspicions that on the hands of the wrong person, information superhighway can cause chaos and mayhem.

I like this story, but it isn't my favorite one by this author. Lincoln Lawyer is still one of my most favorite.

Thanks to Anna of Hachette for my copy. You can still win a free copy of this audio until July 21, 2009.