Hmmmm, it's good to be back! I'm really sorry for the long break! First of all I am back in Portugal and school has already started. And as you might have guesses, with it, EXAMS. I'll talk about that later...
First of all, I hope U all had a nice Xmas and a happy New Year! I had a very good Xmas with loads of lovely prezzies and most of my family, YAY! (It was also really exhausting though!) I got mostly chlothes, and 2 DVD's and, the best part 2 (only :( ) new book's, YAAAY! 1st of all Plötzlich in Peru (Suddenly in Peru) by Chantal Schreiber, a German/Austrian book, which they have unfortunately not translated yet. It is a really nice book, one of the girlier kind I sometimes read, and even in that genre, I havn't read such a good book in a really long time. It's about a girl who finishes school and makes a snap decision to take part in a charity/tourism/holiday in peru for 3 months. She has a boyfriend, whom she loves overexaguratedly (is there such a word?), but with whom she has problems, and later breaks up, after he admits he cheated. So the girl, Elena, works in an orphanage, discoveres Cusco and the inka ruins and has spanish lessons, with a half Dutch, half Peruvian guy called, Sebastián. Who obviously turns out to be quite cocky and arogant, but also nice. And Elena slowly and unintentionally fals in love with. I said I love Cole (Wolves of Mercy Falls), but Sebas, I love equally if not more!!!! He is just perfect! Tall, dark but blue eyed, and the sightest bit full of himself :)
The other book I got was Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Which is also AMAZING! I absolutely loved it! I read it in about 4 days (and nights) during which most of my family complained I was being anti-social. Hmpf. But I'm ok with that because they didn't know on how much they were missing out! HAH! I didn't fall in love with anyone in specific , but my favourite character was probably Murtagh. I find the story amazing, because it is worked out untill the smallest details, has an independant language and species which are made real by all the details that are nown about them. I was nearly crying when Brom died and when Eragon fought the Shadow I was biting my finger nails. One thing I hope will hapen is a relationship between Eragon and Arya, but I expect that everyone is interested in that aspect so there will be another twist. Oh, and I hope that Murtagh will be accepted by everyone even though he is Morzan's son. Which I already know will not happen since he will betray the Warders and unite with Galbatorix :'( I bought the other three books in the series and I hope Eldest will arrive soon since I've already got Brisingr.
In the film world there is also news. I recently watched Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, New Year's Eve (who hasn't? :P) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Which I all more or les loved.
Mission Impossible was just full of action and the typical kind of special agent film I love. Tom Cruise did a great job at playing Ethan Hunt, again, and there was the perfect mix of comedy and action provied to make a really good film. In this film, I especially loved Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, who was just too comical. And I thought the twist with Ethan's wife was really interesting, but also hindering since now he can't randomly fall in love with any girl he has to save, anymore (which I thought was kind of fun :P).
New Year's Eve was essentially exactly like Valentine's Day as was predictable, but it was still a good comedy. I just love any film starring Ashton Kutcher.. ;) Not just that... But really of the many relation ships staring and ending Ashton and Lea were probably my favourites. And Zac Effron's ending was just absolutely unanticipated! Why does he end up with an 'old' woman?? I mean I thought it was sweet for him to let her New Year's Resolutions come true and I would have been fine with their kiss at the end IF she hadn't been his mother's age. Also Sarah Jessica Parker's ending was quite weird, since in the film it was all more about her daughter... But oh well, I liked everything else.....
And finally: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. One word: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!! Just amazingly hilarious! I completely and absolutely adore Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock. And Jude Law did a brilliant job as ''Watson''. Already in the first movie I loved the way Holmes get's portrayed as a parcially-insane genious and how he though that keeps surviving and making the craziest ''Urban Camouflage'' suits ever. I loved that he and Watson come to his wedding all bloodly and dirty and beaten up, and that he pushes Mrs. Watson of the train into a lake, in order to ''earn her trust''! And the best part was the questionmark at the end. I just didn't like the part where they killed off (?) Irene Adler, who was also brilliantly played by Rachel McAdams. There are statements that they will make a 3rd Holmes film, so there is still hope that she isn't actually dead, because there could not be a happy ending to the trilogy without Holms and Adler ending up together.
Great news from other new films in 2012 :) First of all Magic Mike is to be released in late June, starring ALEX FRICKING PETTYFER, Joe Maganiello ans Channing Tatum! Man, they're all good looking! And then What to Expect When You're Expecting comes out in May!! This ones also includes Joe :D YAY! But also Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew Morrison, the movie will just be a lot of fun I hope!
As I still am in exam week, this has actually already taken up too much of my time, I should be studying Chemistry right now so that is what I am going to do now. I have finished Art, Bio and my English Assessment on Macbeth, of which only Art went relatively well and which drastically increased my hatered for English.
I just got Crossed by Ally Condie, sequel to matched and will start reading it if I find any time!
Sé onr sverdar sitja hvass! May your swords stay sharp!
OH AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 EVERYBODY!!! XXX
My Revision Music:
Dirty Mind - 3OH!3
Bang Bang - 3OH!3
Set You Free - 3OH!3
Hit It Again - 3OH!3
Revolver - David Guetta ft. Madonna, Lil' Wayne