Teaser Tuesdays: Happy Ever After

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
1. Grab your current read.
2. Let the book fall open to a random page.
3. Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page.
4. You also need to share the title of the book that you're getting your "teaser" from, that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given.
5. Spoilers not allowed! XD

My last Teaser Tuesday for 2010! This book used to be in my Waiting for Wednesday list. When I saw a copy in Borders, I immediately bought it. I don't have any regrets. Here's a teaser.

"She's happy, and she's confused. A lot of things  make Parker happy. Spreadsheets, for instance, and for mysterious reasons. But very little confuses her."
Happy Ever After (Bride Quartet, Book 4)
p. 198, Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts

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Monday Movie Meme: Ticket to Paradise

What better way to jumpstart my blogging than to participate in the Monday Movie Meme!

This week's topic is all about movies that transport us to another part of the world or another place in time. Whether set in a beach, stunning cities or places of retreat, these movies make us want to hop on the next available plane. If money is not an issue, I'll make sure I have villas or properties in these places.

Set in the country where I want to settle for the rest of my life - Italia! The vineyards, the villas, and the cobbled streets are just some of the reasons that make me want to watch these 2 movies over and over again. Bellisima! And oh yeah, Italian men.

I'll be ten times the fool if I will not include France in my list-of-places-to-visit-before-I-die. The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, french bread, french pastries and french kiss... those should count right? Paris Je'taime!

Who can resist beaches? I definitely can't and won't. The perfect way to unwind is by going to the beach and lounging on the white sand. Bean bags, mats or hammocks, any of them will do. The movies above are all set in different tropical paradises. Royal Over-water Pool Villas? Enough said.

Ancient ruins, crystal blue waters and Greek men. Those are explanation enough.

·        Just Like Heaven / Mrs. Doubtfire
The view where Reese Witherspoon's character watched the children playing is amazing! Those steep streets and the famous cable car are just one of the attractions that I want to see once I'll get the chance to visit the US. We shouldn't forget the Painted Ladies. Is it possible to buy one of those houses?

·        Sex and the City
Carrie should be elected as the ambassador of New York City. She makes me want to live in New York, specifically in that apartment that she and Mr. Big didn't take.

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Thoughts from a taxi ride...

I didn't know which was worse: Dizzy because of the jerky driving of the cab driver or listening to the tacky local song being played in the radio. It could have been worse. I could be stuck inside a small room full of people and everyone farted at the same time or I could be stuck in an overnight boat ride and the ship is being tossed by the waves, then motion sickness hit and I threw up for 6 straight hours. Oh wait, the latter did happen! Errr... that was worse! Oh. motion sickness!

Thursday 13: Top 13 Most Played Songs in iTunes


It's been quite sometime since I last posted here. More than a month! Really? I better get back in the wagon and start off with Thursday 13.

I'm doing again the Top 13 Most Played songs in iTunes. 

Top 1: Revelation Song - Jesus Culture (164 plays)
Top 2: Cosmic LoveDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=enyascloset-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B002F6LQDM - Florence + The Machine (115 plays)
Top 3: Never Said AnythingDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=enyascloset-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B0018R3AIS - Steve Strait (110 plays)
Top 4: These RosesDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=enyascloset-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B001KRW0LY - Gin Wigmore (104 plays)
Top 5: The Way I AmDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=enyascloset-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B001736FSU - Ingrid Michaelson (104 plays)
Top 6: HappierDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=enyascloset-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B002M51QFE - A Fine Frenzy (103 plays)
Top 7: Walking After YouDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=enyascloset-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B00137IL5A - Foo Fighters (92 plays)
Top 8: HallelujahDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=enyascloset-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B001KS0XVC - Gin Wigmore (63 plays)
Top 9: Orange SkyDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=enyascloset-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B000QMQ4UC - Alexi Murdoch (57 plays)
Top 10: S.O.S.Description: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=enyascloset-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B001KS0XTY - Gin Wigmore (49 plays)
Top 11: Under My SkinDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=enyascloset-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B001KRTYZO - Gin Wigmore (47 plays)
Top 12: Easy Come, Easy GoDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=enyascloset-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B001KRWPLY - Gin Wigmore (45 plays)
Top 13: Walking After You Music Video - Foo Fighters (35 plays)

I'm always surprised when I view my top most played songs in iTunes. Before I formatted my hard drive, I had a very different list and I was also surprised with the previous list. You can compare this with my previous list posted last July 29. Never fails to put a smile on face.

Happy Thursday! What's your Thursday 13? For more Thursday 13, please click here.

Musing Mondays (September 27)

 Musing Mondays is hosted by Miz B in Should be Reading.

The musing this week asks about book suggestions.

If your book group asked you to bring two (2) suggestions for group reads to your next meeting, what two books would you suggest? Why?

I don't have a book group as of the moment (and I would love to belong in one) but if I were to suggest two books it will be the following:

1. The Gift of Acabar - Og Mandino (with Buddy Kaye)
This is a bittersweet story by the late Og Mandino on family, loss and letting go. It'd be nice to know if others would tear up like I did while reading the book. There's a Credenda in the book that's one of my favorite poems, if I may call it as such. It's kind of like Desiderata in format. Touches my heart everytime I read it.

2. Juliet - Anne Fortier
I'm still currently in page 88 so far. I saw a lot of blog posts on this book thus I decided to buy it. I'm not disappointed so far. The mystery is keeping me on my toes and yet I can't seem to breeze through the book. Time is my enemy! I would want to know if other readers will have the same reaction like I did that's why I chose this one. The book cover is also gorgeous by the way.

Juliet The Gift Of Acabar

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Monday Movie Meme: Stolen Goods

It's been quite sometime since I last participated in Monday Movie Meme. I miss it! This week, it's all about heists, robberies and capers. I love heist movies. The suspense, the adrenaline rush and the great twists in the ending are just some of the things that keep me hook. 

Here are my choices in any order:

1. The Italian Job (2003)
3. Ocean's Trilogy (2001, 2004, 2007)
4. Point Break (1991)
5. So Close (2002)
6. Inception (2010)
9. Entrapment (1999)
10. Hackers (1995)

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Thursday 13: 13 Best First Lines from Novels

American Book Review featured "100 Best First Lines from Novels" and among the hundred I chose 13 for this week's Thursday 13.

  1. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice(1813)
  2. Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. — Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955)
  3. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. — Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1877; trans. Constance Garnett)
  4. It was a pleasure to burn. — Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (1953)
  5. It was love at first sight. — Joseph Heller, Catch-22 (1961)
  1. Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person. — Anne Tyler, Back When We Were Grownups (2001)
  1. "When your mama was the geek, my dreamlets," Papa would say, "she made the nipping off of noggins such a crystal mystery that the hens themselves yearned toward her, waltzing around her, hypnotized with longing." — Katherine Dunn, Geek Love (1983)
  1. Of all the things that drive men to sea, the most common disaster, I've come to learn, is women. — Charles Johnson, Middle Passage (1990)
  1. Psychics can see the color of time it's blue. — Ronald Sukenick, Blown Away(1986)
  2. In the town, there were two mutes and they were always together. — Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940)
  3. Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space. — Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye (1988)
  1. In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925)
  1. You better not never tell nobody but God. — Alice Walker, The Color Purple(1982)

What's your list for this week?