Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sweaty Manly Dolls? What??

Hey all! I just flew in from outer space, and boy are my arms tired! Not funny? You're right. I've been missing in action for too long, and I am quite sorry about that. I'm back again with some news, reviews, and previews, of course.

First of all, Percy Jackson and the Olympians comes out TOMORROW. I know many of you plan on going and I hope you're not disappointed. Remember that movies are rarely ever as good as the books, but they can still be fun. Let me know what you think!

Second of all, the boys over at Boys Rule, Boys Read have nominated this blog for two awards: The Fabulous Sugar Doll Blogger Award and the Manly Sweaty Doll Blogger Award. Interesting combination, right?


Um, eww?

Well, one of the conditions of accepting this award is that you have to answer at least 4 of these questions: Tell a couple of things about yourself, the name of your favorite guy book, your favorite sports moment, favorite MANLY MAN movie, favorite manly music, and your Favorite Food With No Nutritional Value.

So, here goes nothing:

1) I have a detailed zombie attack plan if there's ever a break out, and it involves a lifetime supply of chocolate. (Actually, a lifetime supply of chocolate is just a plan on its own.)
2) My favorite guy book is probably The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney.
3) My favorite sports moment is when the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup last year.
4) My favorite manly movie has to be Jurassic Park, though I have a soft spot for Masters of the Universe from my childhood.
5) My favorite manly music would probably be Black Sabbath.
6) And of course, my favorite food with no nutritional value has to be pepperoni pizza with extra extra extra cheese.

Now for a quick book review.

The Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac
Okay, this book is by far one of the scariest ones I've read, and that makes it AWEsome. Molly's parents disappear, and she is stuck staying with a very odd relative. Her great-uncle is pale, stick-thin, and way too similar to the villain in one of her father's tales. Locked in her bedroom each night with only her dreams and wits to help her escape and find her parents, Molly never gives up. Can she outsmart the Skeleton Man? Read and find out.

P.S. I am SO excited about this movie:

Monday, September 28, 2009

Percy Jackson Update!!

Since there are 80 million billion fofillion Percy Jackson fans out there, here is the newest extended trailer for the movie. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pirates, Princesses, and a shark named Mr. Fishy.

Ahoy ladies...join us on Monday, September 28th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an AMAZINGLY fun time. It's Pirate and Princess Day, and we here (the boys, me, and rest of the staff), will be dressing up and acting like the crazy pirate princess people we really are. We'll be playing games (Pirate Rock Band), making cool stuff, and watching Peter Pan (new and old). If the puppet show above doesn't convince you to come, I don't know what will. Darth Bill dressed as a Princess? No? Eww, no, no. Come and enjoy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Surviving Summer Reading.

I hope everyone has had an excellent summer and spent some quality time with many good books.

Somehow the summer slipped by with no updates and I have no idea how that happened. It's been crazy around here, but I should have been better about posting. Sorry, everyone. At least I got out alive this year. And now that school is almost back in session for you (sorry about that, too), I should have more time to keep up with the blog.

To make up for it, I plan on having at least one Girl's Movie Afternoon, possibly in October, and I'm thinking about showing "Inkheart" for it (and offering yummy snacks, too). We also have two official G.O.O.F. off days, one on September 28 (with a Pirate and Princess theme) and another one on October 29 (possibly Harry Potter themed) that will be full of programs and even movies that you all would enjoy.

Keep checking the site, because I promise to update it more often, and also, my next update will probably have a video of The Carlman from the Boys Rule, Boys Read Blog that you shouldn't miss!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Percy Jackson Update

So, I know most of you girls are wondering, why does this lady only post Percy Jackson news??

Yes, Ms. Leah is a bit obsessed with PJ(Percy Jackson). It looks like the movie will be coming out in February of 2010 on Presidents Day!!

If you would like to see a short trailer, and catch a glimpse of Logan(The actor playing Percy), take a look here!

Percy Jackson Trailer

Monday, June 1, 2009

The summer is upon us!

Which means more time for reading books, right? Well, hopefully for you all, because our Summer Reading Club gives away prizes when you girls read. And the best part is you can read WHATEVER you want. Even boy books. :-P

It seems everyone had a lot of opinions on the upcoming Percy Jackson movie. Did you all read the last book in the series yet? I've heard good things so far, but I'm still curious.

I also heard excellent things about the movie "Up" which I plan on seeing soon. Here's a preview:

Should we talk books? Well, this is a blog about books, so I'm thinking that's a good plan. Check these out:

One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath

I recommended "Everything on a Waffle" by this author not too long ago, and I'd like to recommend this book as well. It takes place over one summer and follows twelve year old Jane Fielding as she experiences different adventures. While she wants one hundred of them, she ends up with fourteen, but they pack a pretty powerful punch. This is a good beach read for the summer (partly because it takes place on a beach).

The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley

I'm going to throw this one in as another excellent beach read, because it does involve the ocean, plus magic, mystery, and a little bit of romance (not in a yucky way, though, I promise). Corinna disguises herself as a boy in order to be the Folk Keeper, someone who keeps the "evil folk" from doing terrible things. She is in orphan, and her journey throughout this book has her facing many challenges until she is brought face-to-face with her true heritage. Corinna's story is one you won't forget.

Happy reading and watching, ladies. Also, we have some Kit Kittredge shirts here at ImaginOn. If you want to send in some book reviews, I can hook you up with some free t-shirts or some free books...maybe even BOTH. So what have you been reading lately?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Movies, Books, and Boys.

If we're going to talk a little about movies we're excited about, I'm going to take just a brief moment to say I am TOTally ready for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!! They pushed the release date back way too far, but it's coming up soon. Hooray! Here's the trailer:

Also, I'm SUPER excited about the next installment of the Twilight Saga: New Moon. There's not an official trailer up for it yet, but there are clips and updates about the cast. If you're a fan, click HERE to see the latest updates on the movie! What do you think is better? Harry Potter or Twilight??

Okay, so I still haven't gotten the boys...and I have found the girl's display soiled countless times with stinky, smelly boy books, so something really has to be done. But what? Well, while I'm thinking about it, here's a book YOU should read.

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Kelley is an understudy in the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in New York. When she is called upon to play Titania, queen of the faeries, she learns that the characters and story are actually quite real, and quite dangerous. She becomes involved with Sonny Flannery, a guardian of the gate in between the human world and the Otherworld, who tells her that she is actually a changeling from the world of faery. Now she'll need more than her acting skills to save herself...and possibly mankind.

Happy reading and movie going!