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Wordless Wednesday


Random Thoughts on Eric Packer, Book Recs

Just some random thoughts on a rainy Friday that I thought I’d share.  Nothing too earth shattering. I promise!

Scene from Cosmopolis

Along with everyone else, I saw the quick but amazing 30 second trailer for Cosmopolis yesterday.  Yes, it’s true! I’m still alive to tell the tale.  I can’t even tell you how much I am looking forward to this movie.  Looking at this pic on the right I think of a few things but mainly I think how HOT Rob Eric Packer looks with a gun in his hand.  Which leads me to my next random thought… [W4R:  OhmyGod… OhmyGod… OhmyGod… OhmyGod… LMAO]

Smokin’ hot Rob!

What is it about Rob that makes him look so sexy doing bad things, like holding a gun (see pic above) or smoking?  Smoking is considered by most to be a vile habit [I’m not saying whether I agree or disagree with that] But damn! Put a cigarette in that boys hand…or *GULP* between his lips and…well…HOT is all I can say.

Moving on to other random thoughts… I’ve been reading A LOT lately *snicker* [since when do I not read a lot?]. I am referring to books not fan fiction. [W4R:  What is this you speak of?!?!]  I recently read two books that I really enjoyed. The series is called The Fallen by Kristina Douglas.  There are two books available at the moment, Raziel and Demon, with a third book, Warrior, due out soon.  Honestly, I bought Raziel because it was on sale on Kobo [W4R:  I love my Kobo app, just thought you’d like to know! :P] and because of the cover. No point in lying about that 😉  I’m a pretty easy-going book reader. I tend to enjoy most books.  I started reading the first book because I was looking for a filler until the next Black Dagger Botherhood (AKA “BDB“) book comes out.  [W4R:  And now you have ME reading it, too… LOL]  I ended up loving it and devoured it in a couple of days.  Then promptly obtained the second book and got through that one pretty quick.  I seem to now be fixated on these Fallen Angels.  Which, is a perfect segue way for my next random thought…

Heaven by JenaDellaGrottaglia on deviantART

I don’t think I need to add anything more to that random thought! 🙂 [W4R:  Hellooo there, Angel Man!]

Speaking of reading, I just started book two in Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series.  For some reason, I was a bit reluctant to start this.  In fact, I actually started reading the first book a few times but put it aside for other books.  [W4R:  I’ve been recommended these books as well, but I’ve not picked them up yet.. eh… should I? LOL]  But, at my FB friend Angela’s insistence I got back at it and boy am I glad I did.  Who doesn’t love hot Scotsmen with a touch of the supernatural/paranormal.  Now don’t hate me for saying this but *whispers* I’m enjoying these books more than the Fever Series which I did like quite a bit.

J.R. Ward’s Lover Reborn

March 27th can’t get here soon enough!!!!  That is the date of release for the 10th book [W4R:  OMG!  There’s 9 already?!  I have a lot of catching up to do!  Hey, at least I don’t have to wait, right? LOL] in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward.  The book about Tohrment is so highly anticipated by so many that I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of the BDB fans will be calling in sick on that day just so they can sit and read.  I am really looking forward to Tohr’s story as well as a lot of the back stories going on in the series.  Might I just mention Blay and Qhuinn.

That’s pretty much it for today’s random thoughts.  Well, okay, I’ll leave you with one more…

Eric Packer

… and I do believe that brings me full circle 🙂  [W4R:  Hummannna hummaannnaa hummmmaannnna! LOL]

*Writing4Roses is kind enough to look over my ramblings to make sure I’m dotting all my Is and crossing all my Ts (and to add the odd witty comment every here and there).


What I’m Looking Forward to in 2012

So 2012 is upon us, and moving very quickly too.  January has almost come and gone but there’s so much more to come this year.  So many things that I’m looking forward to.

Rob's movies in 2012

 
MOVIES
 
There are so many movies I’m looking forward to this year.  Of course, there are the Rob movies I just can’t wait for:  Bel Ami, Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and Cosmopolis.  I’m anxious to see all three of his movies but Cosmopolis is the one that means the most to me 🙂  [Note from W4R:  Sweet Jesus, this man shall kill me in 2012! Yes, I’m predicting the future… meccaleccahighmeccahineyho LOL]
 
I’m also looking forward to Hunger Games.  The book was phenomenal and I’m excited to see what they’ve done with the movie.  How about The Avengers?!  I’m a sucker for a good superhero movie, but ALL those superheroes in one movie…  HOT DAMN!!!!!
 
 

My Anticipated Books for 2012

 
BOOKS
 
I’m sure there are many books to be released in 2012 that I will really enjoy, but the book that I’m most excited about is JR Ward’s Lover Reborn.  I’m bouncing in my seat in anticipation of the latest book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
 
I’m also looking forward to Cassandra Clare’s books City of Lost Souls and Clockwork Princess.  I’m not 100% sure that  Clockwork Princess will be released this year but I’m crossing my fingers.  [Note from W4R:  There’s MORE?!  I’m still on the second book! Geez, I can’t keep up!  LOL  *looks down & grabs a pen and… *delete, delete* opens MS Word & begins to make a list of MORE books-to-read LOL*]
 
Presently I’m reading and enjoying the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter.  Hopefully I’ll be all caught up when The Darkest Seduction is released.
 
Another book I’m dying to get my hands on is the sequel to Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard.  I’m not certain that it will be released this year but a girl can hope 🙂
 
 
& MORE

London

 
2012 is going to be the year that I will finally make a trip to London, England.  [Note from W4R: Jeal-ous! LOL I wanna go.. please to be putting me in to your suitcase, k? Thanks…]  Of course, I won’t believe it until I’ve actually purchased my ticket.  Note to Cor and Meg:  I’m coming for you!!!!!  Can’t wait!!!!!
 
 

My girls, Jen & Deb

Most importantly, in 2012 I’m looking forward to more good times with family and friends.  I made a lot of new friends in 2011 and I look forward to spending more time with those friends and making new ones!  😀
 
 
 
 
**Writing4Roses is kind enough to look over my ramblings to make sure I’m dotting all my Is and crossing all my Ts (and to add the odd witty comment every here and there).
 

I’m a ‘Breaking Dawn’ Survivor

So November 18th has come and gone and I’ve survived.  Death by Robward is always a possibility and thankfully, I’m still amongst the living. [W4R:  *Mike Newton Voice* “You’re aalliiiveee!  Alliiiveeee!” LOL]

In case you’re not sure what happened on November 18th [W4R: and are living under a rock…], The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (now that’s a mouthful) was released.

I’m not willing to admit how many times I’ve seen this movie already, but rest assured that there are many more viewings to come in my future.

Did I enjoy it, you ask. OH HELL YEAH!!!!!

We all owe Bill Condon a big debt of gratitude for doing such a phenomenal job on this movie.  This might very well be the best movie in the series.  Now don’t get me wrong, the first movie Twilight will always have a special place in my heart (as will Twilight Edward – that bouffant, that peacoat, that Volvo… GAH!!!!!!)  It just seems that there was a much bigger budget for this one and um…. we get to see Edward thrusting half-naked.

SPOILER ALERT!!!  If you haven’t watched the movie yet and don’t want any spoilers, please don’t read this next part.  [W4R: No peaking!] Continue reading


Oh, That Boy’s Hair!!!!

Nothing creates as big of a stir as speculation on what Rob has done to his hair.  That Boy’s hair has the power to bring down Twitter. I’m convinced of this!  LOL

Over the last few years, Rob has had various hair styles/lengths.  I’d like to do a brief retrospect of a few of my favourite ones.

Edward in Twilight (Screencap by MelbieToast)

For most of us h00rs, this was the first real good look at Rob as Edward in Twilight.  I can still remember the sound of people/girls gasping at the sight of him as he made the first big entrance. *sigh*  And what an entrance it was!!!  I think we’ve all grown to love TwiEddie’s hair, even though the term “bouffant” has been thrown around on occasion.
Now we all know that no post about Rob’s hair would be complete without mention of the “SexHair”.  With a show of hands, how many of you wish they had been the one to make his hair end up looking like THAT? (see pics below)   Mmmhmmm… That’s what I thought.  I know many people who mourn the loss of the SexHair.  In fact, some of you have never recovered from the loss. Continue reading

All Because of ONE Book!!!

I don’t know if you know this or not but I am an avid reader.  I have been for a very long time.  I’ve always enjoyed reading about supernatural stuff (i.e.: vampires, witches, faeries, etc).  Back in 2007, it was because of my love of reading everything vampire that I ended up reading Twilight.  It was purely by accident that I picked up a book about a girl who falls in love with a vampire.  Little did I know how much this would change my world.

Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

I know what you’re thinking!  How could a book change someone’s world?!  Well, when I say it changed my world, I don’t mean that it changed my life in a profound way.  Meeting and marrying my soul mate, having my children – these were profound changes.  I just mean that it opened the door for a bunch of new experiences that I would not have come across otherwise.

The first thing that Twilight has done for me is that it’s introduced me to a whole group of people who I would not have met in my day-to-day life.  I have met people who I will consider lifelong friends.  I won’t name them here but they know who they are. (*W4R coughs obnoxiously loud here* LOL)

Robert Pattinson as Edward, Art, Tyler, Georges and Jacob

Aside from meeting new people, it’s also introduced me to a certain hot, young, British actor.  Yeah, you know who I’m talking about, don’t pretend you don’t.  I have never EVER been as intrigued by an actor the way I am about Robert Pattinson!  It’s odd what I’ve done because of this beautiful boy (insert:  exhibit A).  I just think he is the sexiest man alive (I wish People Magazine would get with the program on this already)!!!!  As an actor, he’s growing and changing. He’s so much more than Edward Cullen.  I look forward to many more great things from him in the future.  I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!

Also because of Twilight, I was introduced to the world of Fan Fiction. I like to joke that I’ve been stuck in FanFic Hell for over two years, mainly because I have almost completely given up on “real” books.  (Note from W4R:  You know the old saying… “Once you go fan fic, you never go back!”  LOL) I have read and continue to read so many fanfic stories that up until recently, I haven’t had time to read a “real” book.  When I first heard of FanFic, I was reluctant to read any of it but then a few friends convinced me to read The List by LauraCullen… and dagnabit I was hooked!  I have read so many wonderful stories written by so many incredibly talented people. If you need a fanfic story rec, I’m happy to give you a few. Continue reading


Am I Tapping Into My Inner Teenager?

I promised myself that this blog would NOT be about Rob… all the time. But here he is again in another post.

As you may or may not know, I am a BIG, HUGE, GINORMOUS Robert Pattinson fan.  So, you can imagine how ecstatic I was when it was confirmed that he’d be working with David Cronenberg on Cosmopolis here in Toronto. I think I actually jumped up from my lying position in bed, and scared the living crap out of my husband when I heard the news.

One of the pics I took the first time I laid eyes on Rob

Since then I’ve been to the “set” a total of 5 times. I have had the pleasure of feasting my eyes on that beautiful man each of those times. My husband hasn’t been too amused about it but he’s managed to come to grips with the situation. The other day, someone asked me if I’m tapping into my inner teenager. At first I was a bit offended but then I started thinking about that question. Have I been getting in touch with my inner teenager? So, as usual I started to make lists in my head to either support or deny this. Continue reading