Wow...You guys are awesome.

Monday, November 3, 2014 7:40 AM Posted by Savanah Jeanne 8 comments
You guys are amazing! Despite being back a forth with my reviews,  I have almost a total of 70,000 views on this blog. And honestly it could have nothing to do with my reviews at all....it's just freakin cool. So I'm here to say that I have been reading a lot of books lately and I remembered writing reviews way back when and thought, "Hey...I think I want to write a few". Don't hold it against me, I will try to stay more consistent. I am full time student at Paul Mitchell. But reading has kept me sane these past months and I have rediscovered my love of escaping into a good book. Look forward to sharing it all with you guys. Message me if you have a specific book you would like reviewed. I'm always open to suggestions.

Taking A Break

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 2:17 PM Posted by Savanah Jeanne 13 comments
I'm taking a break until further notice. I'll still be reading, I just won't be posting my reviews until I am more able. I don't know when this will be but I promise I will be back. So until then, happy reading.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Monday, May 28, 2012 4:28 PM Posted by Savanah Jeanne 11 comments

 Well it’s been a long time coming….my first review in a long, long, LOONNNGGGGG time. But it’s here! And with things getting settled (once again) I intend on many more to come.  I’m really excited about this book because it’s a new movie.  Personally I really like to read the book before watching the movie. Only because I like to compare and contrast details;  I find details in a book to be important because I’m better able to see the story in my head (sort of like watching a movie in my head…a really, really long movie :] ).  Some like to watch the movie first. Sometimes I like to watch the movie, but either way, for this book I’ve decided to read the book first. 

(Summery)

Plot:
4 stars:
 I really enjoyed following Hugo around on his mini adventures. The story starts with Hugo stealing a little wind-up mouse from a toy store. For a few chapters after that we see what happened to Hugo to get him to the toy story and then the story fast forwards back to where we left off at the beginning.
 Hugo and his father had found a wonderful machine that was in the shape of a man writing. The machine was found by the two clockmakers, sadly in a rusty and broken state. Making the best of it however, father and son begin working on it to bring it back to its full glory, hoping to finally see what the automan is supposed to write.
Unfortunately, before they could finish their long hard work, Hugo’s father dies in a tragic accident at work, leaving Hugo to fix the machine by himself.
Unsure of his ability to match his father’s talent at gears, Hugo clings to the only clue to fixing the mysterious man, his father’s notebook. 

Characters:
5 stars:
The characters were so enjoyable to learn about. They were very mysterious and every time I thought i figured one of them out they ended up surprising me. My favorite character to learn about were George Melies. His character is just so interesting. His life is so dramatic, mysterious and historic like it's hard not to get wrapped up in it. 


Family Friendly:
5 stars:
I would feel absolutely safe about reading this with my younger siblings. The most suspenseful piece in this book is young Hugo being chased my a cop and being put in jail. Something to take note of is that Hugo's uncle is a alcoholic and abandons Hugo and at the end of the story is found dead because he drowned. 


I also watched the movie and LOVED it! I encourage all to watch it. I had just as much fun watching it as I did reading it.













Let me know what you think? Have you read the book? Watched the movie? Read a book that reminds you of The Invention of Hugo Cabret?

Hello Out There!!!

Well. It's been a while.

This is just a little update to let all of my readers know that I have NOT left you and that I will be back. Right now any writing time is minimal so I'm using what I got to fill out job applications. But soon my schedule will become more clear to myself and at that time I'll let you know what's  going on. Until then:

Sit tight.
Comment here and tell me what books you've been reading.
And know that I'm coming back I promise.

Here's a list of books I've been reading:

Recently a friend was telling me a little bit about what they were studying in school concerning religion. Right now they are studying Tao Te Ching. I was curious and decided to do a little research on my own. I picked up a book at Barnes and Noble, Laozi Tao Te Ching on the Art of Harmony translated by Chad Hansen. Personally, I find a few of their "verses" to be a bit self contradictory which just makes me giggle. More on that later.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I thought of you Gabriel when I saw this and just had to buy it. It was only one dollar. How could I pass that up?

Pompeii: city on fire by T.L. Higley. I got this book from my good friend Kait when I last visited her. I was so excited to read it!!! Thank you Kait!

What would you say if I told you there is a cure for Cancer? Don't believe me? Well neither do I! But I've heard a lot about it and was recently given the book World Without Cancer by G. Edward Griffin which is a book explaining how the vitamin B17 does just that. I can't wait to read it.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is next on my list. I've wanted to read it for a long while and finally decided to just get it and dive in. SO far so good! It's really exciting.

And last but not least, A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander. I was suppose to review this book and Love on the Line By Gist on a blog tour but missed the date. A lot has occurred between the time I signed up and the date I was suppose to post a review and I just wasn't able to. However, when I have time I give my word there will be a review for both.

Well that's it! I hope to hear from all of you. Let me know what you're reading, book reviews that have caught your interest lately. I've been so behind on any bloggish. If you have any good reviews that YOU have written, post them here! I want to read them. Also let me know what you think of the books listed. Reviews coming soon! I hope.

In My Mailbox

Monday, September 26, 2011 7:53 PM Posted by Savanah Jeanne 9 comments
My mailbox has been kinda sparse lately. I've been busy and haven't had a bunch of time to spend on my blog this month...but I did get a few books. Here's what I got t his week:



Freezing Point

Princess in Peril

The Captain's Mission

Nightwatch

I most likely won't read the last 4 but, idk...maybe I'll get bored. 

I also have Angel Time coming to me:



In other news....look what I found on pinterst.com just for you my book lovers:





Fairer Than Morning Blog Tour

About the book:



Ann dreams of a marriage proposal from her poetic suitor, Eli-until Will Hanby shows her that nobility is more than fine words. On a small farm in 19th-century Ohio, young Ann Miller is pursued by the gallant Eli Bowen, son of a prominent family. Eli is the suitor of Ann's dreams. Like her, he enjoys poetry and beautiful things and soon, he will move to the city to become a doctor. Ann travels to Pittsburgh, accompanying her father on business. There she meets Will Hanby, a saddle-maker's apprentice. Will has spent years eking out an existence under a cruel master and his spirit is nearly broken. But Ann's compassion lights a long-dark part of his soul. Through his encounters with Ann's father, a master saddler, Will discovers new hope and courage in the midst of tremendous adversity. When the Millers must return to Ohio and their ministry there, Will resolves to find them, at any cost. If Will can make it back to Ann, will she be waiting?

Read an excerpt here: http://www.rosslynelliott.com/books.php

Click the cover to buy the book!!!!

About Rosslyn:


Rosslyn Elliott grew up in a military family and relocated so often that she attended nine schools before her high school graduation. With the help of excellent teachers, she qualified to attend Yale University, where she earned a BA in English and Theater. She worked in business and as a schoolteacher before returning to study at Emory University, where she earned a Ph.D. in English in 2006. Her study of American literature and history inspired her to pursue her lifelong dream of writing fiction. She lives in the Southwest, where she homeschools her daughter and teaches in children's ministry.

For more about Rosslyn, visit her website: http://rosslynelliott.com

My Thoughts:

This book was great...like I was saying on my completely weird vlog...I loved it. However, I did not expect to like it because personally, romance novels are just tacky if not written correctly. And yes! There is a right and wrong way to write a romance novel. Especially if it's "Christian" fiction.  But this is worth the time to read.  The two main characters, Ann and Will, intersect eachothers lives in such a beautiful and natural way. I like it when love stories fold out naturally, like it was meant to be. Which may just be the most romantic thing you will ever get me to say, but it's true! True love is a thing that lives a grows and breaths and takes time to grow stronger. And I really got the feeling that Ms.Rosslyn understood that when writing this. It also made it a much more enjoyable story, rather than just jumping into a crazed woman's romance, we drifted into a young woman's life who may have been in the middle of a romance, but knew what was important. Over all this book was beautifully written and I enjoyed reading it way more than I thought I would. It will be placed right next to my Jane Austen books :] I would recommend this book to young ladies of maybe 13 and up. 





You Don't Know Jack

  Recently I watched a movie about Dr. Kevorkian....sounds like a load of fun right? haha Well I really liked it. I'm  not going to get into the details about what I believe about Dr.Kevorkian but I did like the movie despite what I agree or disagree with it...I recommend it to those who have an opinion, because Hollywood (go figure) did take some creative liberties on an emotional level. It's pretty obvious that Hollywood...or people in Hollywood have an opinion. Enjoy! 







                                               

Back Cover:
Dr. Jack Kevorkian (1928 - 2011 ) in the 1990s, when he defies Michigan law assisting the suicide of terminally-ill persons. Support comes from his sister, a lab tech, the Hemlock Society president, and a lawyer. The child of survivors of the Armenian genocide interviews applicants: his sister video tapes them. He assembles a device allowing a person to initiate a three-chemical intravenous drip. The local D.A., the governor, and the Legislature respond. In court scenes, Kevorkian is sometimes antic. He's single-minded about giving dying individuals the right to determine how their lives will end. He wants the Supreme Court to rule. He picks a fight he can't win: is it hubris or heroism?