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May’s 5 Word Movie Reviews

May was a slow movie month for me.  I was underwhelmed by what I saw.   If you’ve seen any of the movies leave me your 1-5 words in the comments and I’ll add them to the post.  Or, if you are feeling ambitious and want to do this on your own blog leave me a link in the comments and I’ll add it to the bottom of the post.   Of course,  you can always just comment

I’ve noted airplane movies because I’m not sure a nervous flyer like me should be completely trusted to give an accurate grade.

Tony Stark is pictured center wearing a smart suit, against a black background, behind him are is the Iron Man red and gold armor, and the Iron Man silver armor. His friends, Rhodes, Pepper, are beside him and below against a fireball appears Ivan Vanko armed with his energy whip weapons.(2010. Cast – Robert Downey Jr. Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson)  Grade B-

Pretty Decent Sequel.  Liked Rourke.

Over the top action sequel.  (Heather)

Tony too full of himself.  (Kay)


 

A pale young man fills the top left of the poster, standing over a brown-haired young woman on the right, with the word "twilight" on the lower right.(2008. Cast – Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson)  Grade B-

Liked Same As Book = Okay

Sparkly vampire with sullen teen. (Stephanie)

Imagined Edward differently – glitter anyone? (Kay)


 

(2010. Cast- Amy Adams, Matthew Goode)  Airplane Movie Grade C+

Needed a Little More Heart.

Adams is cute, mediocre rom-com.  (Heather)


 

(2010. Cast- Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Danny DeVito, Angelica Huston) Airplane Movie Grade C

Wanted To Like It More

Boring. Hit fast-forward alot! (Nolatari)

Almost embarrassed for the actors.  (Heather)

May 31, 2010 Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews | | 19 Comments

Book a Day Giveaway Day 9

I posted about my book problem. I’m hoping that you can all help me weed out some of these older, used titles.   Take a look at the books I’m offering today.  Leave a comment with the book you’d like to receive if you win and on June 2nd I’ll draw a winner (maybe even two).  I’ll mail the winner(s) the book they chose in June. Open internationally. 

The blue hardcover on the right contains 5 mysteries by Agatha Christie – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The Secret Adversary, The Boomerang Clue, The Moving Finger, Death Comes as the End

Bert Breen’s Barn is a National Book Award Winner

May 29, 2010 Posted by | FREE | | 7 Comments

Book a Day Giveaway Day 8

I posted about my book problem. I’m hoping that you can all help me weed out some of these older, used titles.   Take a look at the books I’m offering today.  Leave a comment with the book you’d like to receive if you win and on June 2nd I’ll draw a winner (maybe even two).  I’ll mail the winner(s) the book they chose in June. Open internationally. Come back every day for a new selection of books.

The hardcover from Reader’s Digest has 3 books – Crossing Antarctica by Will Steger, The Pulitzer Prize by J Douglas Bates, Boss of Bosses by Joseph O’Brien & Andris Kurins, Council to the President, A Memoir by Clark Clifford

Newbery Honor Book & School Library Journal Best Book of the Year – The Upstairs Room

Need a color Title?  The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck would be a fun choice.

Have you watched Sophie’s Choice on the big screen?  Why not read the bestselling book it’s based on.

May 28, 2010 Posted by | FREE | | 10 Comments

Book a Day Giveaway Day 7

I posted about my book problem. I’m hoping that you can all help me weed out some of these older, used titles.   Take a look at the books I’m offering today.  Leave a comment with the book you’d like to receive if you win and on June 1st I’ll draw a winner (maybe even two).  I’ll mail the winner(s) the book they chose in June. Open internationally.

A few notables

Newbery Medal winning author Katerine Paterson

Oldies but goodies D E Stevenson & Phyllis Whitney

The story of Nancy & Sally Lincoln looks good!

May 27, 2010 Posted by | FREE | | 11 Comments

Book a Day Giveaway Day 6

I posted about my book problem. I’m hoping that you can all help me weed out some of these older, used titles.   Take a look at the books I’m offering today.  Leave a comment with the book you’d like to receive if you win and on June 2nd I’ll draw a winner (maybe even two).  I’ll mail the winner(s) the book they chose in June. Open internationally. Please come back and enter every day.

I’ve read about the 1987Lufthansa robbery and I bet The Heist would be interesting.

Are you in the Color Challenge like me?  Silver Wings Santiago Blue is a novel about the first Women Airforce Service Pilots. And Silver by Penny Jordan looks like a good frothy read.

If you are reading through the stares you can’t go wrong with Oregon, a novel about the wild frontier.

May 26, 2010 Posted by | FREE | | 10 Comments

Book a Day Giveaway Day 5

I posted about my book problem. I’m hoping that you can all help me weed out some of these older, used titles.   Take a look at the books I’m offering today.  Leave a comment with the book you’d like to receive if you win and on June 2nd I’ll draw a winner (maybe even two).  I’ll mail the winner(s) the book they chose in June. Open internationally.  Please come back and enter every day.

A few notables

Corrie ten Boom’s (of the Hiding Place) letters to and from her while she was in a concentration camp.

1987 ALA Best Book for Young adults (The Return) about an Ethiopian Jew and her struggle to escape.  Never been read.

May 25, 2010 Posted by | FREE | | 16 Comments

A Book a Day Giveaway Day 4

I posted about my book problem. I’m hoping that you can all help me weed out some of these older, used titles.   Take a look at the books I’m offering today.  Leave a comment with the book you’d like to receive if you win and on June 2nd I’ll draw a winner (maybe even two).  I’ll mail the winner(s) the book they chose in June. Open internationally.  Please visit the blog every day to see what new selections there are and enter each one of the 9 days 🙂

The hardcovers are a good mix- James Herriot, Woody Allen, JD Salinger and a book fo short stories by Mary Grimm

And Cynthia Voigt continues the story of Dicey’s brothers in Sons From Afar (book is older but unread)

May 24, 2010 Posted by | FREE | | 11 Comments

A Book a Day Giveaway Day 3

I posted about my book problem. I’m hoping that you can all help me weed out some of these older, used titles.   Take a look at the books I’m offering today.  Leave a comment with the book you’d like to receive if you win and on June 2nd I’ll draw a winner (maybe even two).  I’ll mail the winner(s) the book they chose in June. Open internationally. Visit and enter each day 🙂

A few interesting titles-

Newbery Medal Honor Book (Across Five Aprils)

Nobel Prize winning author Saul Bellow

A mystery written by the best mystery writers – Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, GK Chesterton

Dean Koontz, James Herriot, John Jakes

May 23, 2010 Posted by | FREE | 13 Comments

A Book a Day Giveaway Day 2

I posted about my book problem. I’m hoping that you can all help me weed out some of these older, used titles.   Take a look at the books I’m offering today.  Leave a comment with the book you’d like to receive if you win and on June 2nd I’ll draw a winner (maybe even two).  I’ll mail the winner(s) the book they chose in June. Open internationally.  Come back and visit every day for new titles.

 

A few interesting titles-

The classic Candide and other stories by Voltaire

A book on the folklore of the Texas Gulf Coast

Newbery award winning author Walter Dean Myers

Some big romance authors- Amanda Quick, LaVyrle Spencer, Jennifer Blake, Janet Dailey

May 22, 2010 Posted by | FREE | | 9 Comments

A Book a Day Giveaway Day 1

Yesterday I posted about my book problem. I’m hoping that you can all help me weed out some of these older, used titles.   Take a look at the books I’m offering today.  Leave a comment with the book you’d like to receive if you win and on June 2nd I’ll draw one (maybe even two) winner. I’ll mail the winner(s) the book of their choice in June.  Open internationally. Please come back every day for new book choices:)

A few bestselling authors here – Agatha Christie, Jude Deveraux, John Grisham, Douglas Adams, LaVyrle Spencer, Janelle Taylor, Alex Hailey, Julie Garwood, Catherine Marshall.

May 21, 2010 Posted by | FREE | | 15 Comments