Another Blog?

So as you all know, I review books and post them on another website that I share with my friend. We have dropped that site, and started newer, fresher one. The new website will not only include posts about books, but also television, movies, music, beauty, and more.

But how will I manage two multi-topic blogs? You see, I don’t think I can. Which is why I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this blog. I don’t want to completely abandon it because I’ve had this for years, but I don’t know what I can do with this.

I will NOT delete this blog, because I’ve worked hard on all of my posts, and I believe that I will find another use for it. But I do hope, that in the meantime you will all go over and check out my new home.

– Rosella

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Posted by on March 14, 2014 in My Life, Uncategorized


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Posted by on September 14, 2013 in Uncategorized


TV Time: Pretty Little Liars 4×06 “Under the Gun”

The episodes starts off with the aftermath of Hanna’s arrest, with further investigation about Wilden, and the Liars trying to learn more about the summer before Ali disappeared. This episode also looked PLL, to its spin-off Ravenswood.

[minor spoilers]

This episode had quite a lot going on, but it wasn’t overly intense. Aria and Hanna both ended up with emotional messes.

Mona returned to Rosewood and outed Spencer and Toby on their secret. The Liars were upset (which they had every right to be), and things weren’t looking good for Spencer. This took a toll on Spoby’s relationship which can be seen when they enter Ravenswood to hunt down Grunwald so that Spencer could clear her guilty conscious, and regain her friends’ trust. I had such high expectations for the introduction to Ravenswood, but I was seriously let down. The town of Ravenswood had a supernatural vibe, and it didn’t fit well with the more “realistic” vibe of PLL. The colouring was misty, and the music was creepy but it did nothing to peak any interest in watching Ravenswood. If I’m going to watch it, it’s going to be for Tyler Blackburn.

Hanna’s emotional state continued in a downwards spiral. Her dad gets involved, and it’s all a huge mess. Ashley denies killing Wilden, and I believe her story. Since when has A ever passed up an opportunity to frame someone else for their dirty work?

Aria also had an emotional storyline. The minute it was set in motion, I knew it was only going to backfire on her, and it did. I wanted to be sympathetic, but couldn’t manage it, because it’s time that Aria goes through some consequences for her actions. (Mike is so stupid though. Not sure why he would spill the beans to his teammates.)

Emily and Spencer made up from the previous episode, but were split apart again, due to Spencer’s secret-keeping. Emily was certain that the RV would’ve helped Hanna, and decided to take action. Of course, that only sent her in the direction of trouble, and by the looks of it, the path continues into the next episode. (I saw this coming.)

Shana was being her creepy self, and I can’t wait for her to disappear, like most PLL side-characters do.

I would say that this episode was an improvement for season four, but it didn’t meet my expectations. It was an entertaining episode all the same.

I rate this episode 3.5/5 stars! 

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Posted by on July 17, 2013 in TV Shows, Uncategorized


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Menchies Disaster

My friend and I went to Menchies today (it’s a froyo chain, incase you didn’t know), and it was a total disaster! Well, maybe not a total disaster…

My friends and I have decided to start a private vlog channel on youtube, to watch videos of our mishaps, and trips gone wrong, for us to watch and laugh at when we get older. My friend and I were “vlogging” at Menchies but it was incredibly awkward. The person who worked there kept talking to us, and I wasn’t sure how to get out of it. She also kept making suggestions, and I was screaming in my head for her to shut up, but I didn’t want to be rude, so I didn’t ignore her.

The whole reason I wanted to go the Menchies was because I had $5 on my Menchies points card that I wanted to use. Unfortunately I couldn’t enjoy my froyo the way I wanted, since the chocolate and vanilla flavours I wanted to swirl were liquidy. My froyo resembled soup.

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The flavours I got where Cookies ‘n Cream, Smurfs Blue Raspberry, (Unintentionally) Liquid Chocolate & Vanilla, with some sprinkles, chocolate malt balls, cookies ‘n cream, and rosebuds.

My friend and I continued our vlogging attempt in the next door Shopper’s Drug Mart, where we fooled around. When we got outside, it was pouring rain! My friend only had a hoodie, while I had one umbrella, and a gigantic bag. We had to awkwardly huddle under my umbrella and walk home. We then turned into the library so I can pick up my books that were mailed for me, before heading back home. My friend had to pass my house before walking 15 minutes to get to hers, so I kindly handed her my umbrella.

All in all, it was a very eventful day.

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This was the smallest puddle I came across. I wish that I’d taken pictures of the MUCH larger puddles, but I probably would’ve dropped my camera. The puddles were so big that the water went to my shins. My socks, and shoes were soaking wet, along with my shirt and capris. I’d basically taken a shower in the outdoors. It was disgusting, but my friend and I managed to laugh our way home.

Hope you all had a lovely Friday!

– Rosella

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Posted by on July 6, 2013 in My Life, Uncategorized


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Review for: The Secret Life of Prince Charming – Deb Caletti

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Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Books, Uncategorized


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Review for: Destined – Aprilynne Pike

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Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Books, Uncategorized


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TV Time: Twisted 1×03 “PSA de Resistance”

[minor spoilers]

This episode had quite a few new interesting developments.

Jo decided to venture out into the world of high school a little more, which really didn’t go too well for her. In the past two episodes, we’ve seen how Danny’s been treated as an outcast. In this episode, we see how that affects Jo. The effect being that she gets more attention like she wanted, but not in a good way.

Lacey continued to bug me in this episode, but she eventually redeemed herself. I don’t think anyone likes Archie (including me), but I can see where he’s coming from. If a convicted murderer came to my school, I would want my friends to stay away from him too. Except, I just wouldn’t say anything to said murderer, which is where we both differ. I was disappointed that Archie was going to redeem himself, and that things were going to turn cheesey, but I was not disappointed.

Jo’s dad continued to piss me off. I’m just being biased because I love Danny, and Jo’s dad is only trying to solve the case, but he could at least try being a little more open-minded. I also couldn’t stand watching Jo’s parents get all lovey; I felt a little bit repulsed.

I don’t hate Karen anymore because in this episode we can really see that she’s just trying to protect Danny, and I don’t think anyone should hold a grudge; especially since Danny doesn’t.

Overall, this was a really nice episode. I was thoroughly entertained, and never once found myself getting bored.  We’re moving along with the mystery with more clues, instead of being stuck in the same place. A continuously unsolved mystery is one of my pet peeves; I’m not really sure why I still watch PLL…

I can’t wait for the next episode!

I rate this episode 4/5 stars! 

BTW book reviews are still coming.

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in TV Shows, Uncategorized


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TV Time: Twisted 1×02 “Grief Is A Five Letter Word”

The Pilot was very much an introductory episode, while this episode showed the aftermath of Regina’s murder, and delves a little into the past.

[minor spoilers]

This episode basically revolved around Regina’s death. Jo’s dad, the Cop disapproved of Jo hanging out with Danny and tried to prevent her from doing so. Dani was also ostracized in this episode (what’s new?), and like before, he always had sassy comebacks.

As a side-plot, Lacey and her boyfriend attended an after-school session to grieve over Regina’s death, but the whole thing turned out to be a joke, and we learned a little bit more about Regina’s irrelevant past. I don’t think I like Lacey very much.

Prompted by Jo, Danny and his mom hosted a small dinner gathering at their house for Jo, her parents, and her friend Rico. Jo’s father’s attendance was unexpected as he wasn’t exactly invited.

The dinner was a disaster, and the whole time I wanted to punch Jo’s dad in the face. He was completely close-minded and didn’t want to consider the possibility than Danny didn’t kill Regina. He went snooping around in Danny’s room before he got caught by Danny.

Another character I don’t like very much is Karen. She went behind Danny’s back and shared information with Jo’s dad. I’m really annoyed because 1) He didn’t believe her. 2) If the police do investigate this, Danny will be further ostracized. Karen also has a creepy affair-thing going on with the principal of Danny’s school. I’m assuming she’s bribing him to protect Danny, but the scene was entirely creepy.

On the other hand, I adored Rico in this episode. He’s just so sweet, and absolutely hilarious in a dorky way.

There was a picture in Danny’s house of his family and his dead aunt who was wearing her necklace. When Danny noticed it, he quickly hid the picture. Jo’s mother noticed the missing picture at the end of the day and mentioned in to the Cop, who just become more suspicious. At the end of the episode, Danny burns a bunch of pictures of his aunt wearing the necklace. Hopefully, nothing gets traced back to his aunt’s death.

I’m dying to know more about the necklace. Danny’s aunt had it five years ago, and Regina had gotten it around six months ago. How did Regina get the necklace? What was its significance? Why did Danny kill his aunt? Who killed Regina? I don’t think it’s Danny because that would be way too obvious.

 I’m dying to have my questions answered, and I can’t wait for the next episode!

I rate this episode 4/5 stars! 

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Posted by on June 19, 2013 in TV Shows, Uncategorized


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TV Time: Pretty Little Liars 4×02 “Turn of the Shoe”

Nothing very action-packed or interesting happened in this episode, it was mostly a filler. We did get a few questions answered, like what information Toby wanted from A, about his mom.

[minor spoilers]

Nothing very action-packed or interesting happened in this episode, it was mostly a filler. We did get a few questions answered, like what information Toby wanted from A, about his mom.

I personally would like to trust Toby, but I just can’t bring myself to. In this episode, he got very emotional, and I felt a lot of sympathy for him. However, I think it’s stupid how Spencer completely trusts Toby. He admitted to stealing the RV, which shows that his main focus is finding out what happened to his mother. I’d like to know why Spencer isn’t wary.

Hanna also spent lot of time talking to Ali’s mom. She learned some new information and got stuck with a bird that Ali and a mystery someone had spent time with, during the summer before she disappeared. (Hanna took the bird, because she thought that it would repeat things from conversations Ali might have had). My friend and I were watching this episode together, and we couldn’t help but laugh at the ridiculousness of this new addition, but what else would you expect? 😛 The bird did come of some use though, as Spencer figured out that the bird was repeating a phone number that Ali had called frequently. (How she realized this, I have no idea).

Hanna confronted her mom Ashley (who returned from “New York”) about her cell phone. She also found her mom’s muddy heels hidden in a sack, under the sink. This wouldn’t mean much, but Mona overheard some cops talking about heeled footprints at the scene of Wilden’s murder. I am convinced that Ashley killed Wilden.

I felt bad for Emily, and I knew that her swim meet wouldn’t go well at all. End of story.

Aria’s storyline in this episode was ridiculous. She decided to take martial arts lessons, and Holden was finally mentioned after millions of episodes. I find it annoying how many characters from PLL disappear and reappear randomly. The show always finds very unsubtle way to explain the missing characters, and their lack of mention.

Anyway, this whole martial arts storyline is created just to introduce us to Aria’s new love interest. During their first session, after a lot of unsubtle flirting Aria “spontaneously” kissed him. All I can say is, “Well that escalated quickly”.

Overall it was an entertaining episode, but it was not satisfying. There are differently better PLL episode out there.

I rate this episode 3.5/5 stars! 

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Posted by on June 19, 2013 in TV Shows, Uncategorized


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TV Time: The Fosters 1×01 “Pilot”


 So I recently decided to give The Fosters a try because I personally love family dramas, and I am a big fan of Jake T. Austin who stars in the show, and Jennifer Lopez who is an executive producer.

 The Fosters is about an interracial lesbian couple (Stef and Lena) who raise Stef’s biological son, and a pair of adopted twins. During the Pilot episode, they bring in a foster child which both starts and sets the episode in motion.  (The Official Desc. is here)

Let’s take a look at the characters

Stef Foster is a cop and one of the moms in the family. She’s very protective over her family and was very uncertain about allowing Callie (the foster child) to stay with them for a few weeks.

Lena Adams is the vice principal of the school the kids and attend. She is warm and nurturing. She agreed to having Callie stay at the Foster household, without discussing it with Stef first.

Callie is who we first see in the pilot. We see her get beaten up in juvie, before she is taken home by Lena. Throughout the episode we see Callie suspiciously calling someone leaving us wondering who she’s talking to, and what the urgency is. She’s had an abusive past, and is hardened and unwelcoming as a result.

Brandon Foster is who we see next in the pilot and is Stef’s biological son from a previous marriage. He is a musical genius and shows Callie around school on her first day. He has great relationships with his moms, and his adopted siblings.

Jesus Foster is one of the adopted twins. He is hyper-kinetic and takes medication as a result. He is extremely protective over his fraternal twin sister Mariana, and his whole family. (FYI his name is pronounced Hey-sue-s;)

Mariana Foster is the smart twin, and straight-A-student of the family. In the pilot we see her keeping a secret regarding pills and her birth mother.

So if you bothered to stick around after those lengthy character descriptions, I can tell you that I really enjoyed this episode. It was really interesting and unlike any show I’ve seen before. I loved the family factor, and the humourous moments.

I loved the suspense and mystery in this episode. Unlike many pilots from other shows, this show did not pack in an immense amount of information. It had a nice pace, and was very relaxing to watch. I’m interested in seeing what else is next, since the mysteries in the pilot were solved.

I rate this episode 4/5 stars! 

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Posted by on June 16, 2013 in TV Shows, Uncategorized


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