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My ratings:
❤️ = Loved it
😐 = It's okay
😝 = Hated it

Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Top Ten: My Choices

Movies:
1- La cage dorée
2- Last Vegas
3- The Internship
4- Night Train to Lisbon
5- The Hangover Part III
6- I Give It a Year
7- Captain Phillips
8- Jobs
9- We're the Millers
10- Now You See Me

TV:
1- Vale Tudo
2- The Soup Investigates
3- The Tonight Show
4- The Big Bang Theory
5- Grey's Anatomy
6- Glee
7- Rizzoli & Isles
8- Learn Guitar with David Brent
9- Hello Ladies
10- Hello Ross!

Songs:
1- Tonto de Ti (Os Azeitonas)
2- Carry On (Fun.)
3- Just Give Me A Reason (Pink ft. Nate Ruess)
4- Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke ft. T.I. Pharrell)
5- Ray Dee Oh (Os Azeitonas)
6- Roar (Katy Perry)
7- All Of Me (John Legend)
8- Impossible (James Arthur)
9- Estás À Espera De Quê (João Pedro Pais)
10- Go Gentle (Robbie Williams)

Books:
1- Inferno (Dan Brown)
2- Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy (Helen Fielding)
3- The Power Trip (Jackie Collins)
4- The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz)
5- Micro (Michael Crichton & Richard Preston)
6- Next of Kin (John Boyne)
7- Rachel's Holiday (Marian Keyes)
8- Sushi for Beginners (Marian Keyes)
9- Rush of Blood (Mark Billingham)
10- NYPD Red (James Patterson & Marshall Karp)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Xmas to all my friends, whether you've been good or bad!
And a Happy New Year! :) xx

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy (Helen Fielding)

What do you do when a girlfriend's 60th birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend's 30th?
Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating?
Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant?
Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood?
Is sleeping with someone after two dates and six weeks of texting the same as getting married after two meetings and six months of letter writing in Jane Austen's day?
Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting, and rediscovering her sexuality in what some people call the 'middle age'.
This is the long-awaited return of a much-loved character!

Quote:"Notice how he makes you feel. Somewhere amidst the list - ´horny´, 'taking stomach medicine due to anxiety' - there should be the word 'happy'"

My thoughts on this book: My first thought about 50-year-old Bridget going through motherhood was 'WTF???'
Then I decided to give it a go and something else disappointed me: 'Mark Darcy is dead?!? Dead?!?'
I still love the way Helen Fielding makes Bridget's voice, and there is pretty cool and up-to-date advice, but I hate the fact that Mark Darcy is dead! Was Colin Firth not available for a third movie...?
I would have related to Bridget Jones had she gotten a divorce instead... and I believe most of the readers would too...