Sunday, October 27, 2013

My Top 10 Halloween movies

In the spirit of Halloween here is my favourite scary and funny Halloween movies mixed up in a top ten!! 

10. House of wax

This is an entertaining horror movie, I am not sure why I like it so much but it makes on fine Halloween movie!

9. 30 Days of Night

I really enjoyed this movie, nice spooky effect, jumped a couple of times.

8. Blood & Chocolate

Great movie, not scary but still a great story, nothing like the book though!

7. Eight Legged Freaks

This movie is a great laugh, its horrible but so damn funny that I could not leave this out of my list.

6. Rose Red

One of Stephen King's best!

5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Absolutely one of the best horror movies out there. The most creepy about it is that it is based on real events that have happened.

4. The Colour of magic

This is also not a scary movie, but you should watch it its great! Dit is geen enge film, maar echt de moeite waard om te kijken!

 3. Queen of the Damned

The best vampire movie out there! Thank you so much Anne Rice for writing it! De beste vampiers film die er is! Dank je Anne Rice voor het schrijven van dit verhaal!

2. Sleepy Hollow

Johnny, do I need to say more? Johnny,volgens mij hoef ik niet meer te zeggen dan dat!

1. It

Around 3 hours of the scariest movie ever! Stephen King truly is the master of horror!

What are your favourite Halloween movies?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Swinging Saturdays #18 Halloween Edition: Halloween

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.
Hello everyone it's almost Halloween!!!!

Are you going trick or treating??? Or going to a Halloween party?? Here in the Netherlands we don't really celebrate but Dutch TV is trying hard! Lol  Don't know what music to listen to on Halloween maybe this will help you out, my interpretation of perfect Halloween music!

1. Nightmare for Christmas ~ This Is Halloween



2. Disturbed ~ Forsaken

This is the soundtrack of one of my favourite movies of all time: Queen of the Damned.


3. Within Tempation ~ Candles



4. Jace Everett ~ Bad Things



5. Epica ~ Cry for the moon




So that's it for my Top 5!!!What is your Top 5 this week? 
Want to host Swing Saturdays next week? 
Send me an email: icecoldpassions@gmail.com.  I would love to hear what kind of music you like!

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Swinging Saturdays #17 ~ Halloween Edition: Fantasy videos

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

1. Panic at the Disco ~ Ballad of Mona Lisa



2. Paramore ~ Brick By Boring



3. Of Monsters and Men ~ Little Talks

First I thought this video was rather strange. After watching it a couple of times I started to love it especially the music is really happy and cheery.

4. Gorillaz ~ Feel Good Inc.

All their videos are beautifully done. You should really check their other material out on youtube. Of course the music is awesome too..

5. Panic! At The Disco ~ Nine In The Afternoon



6. The Muppets ~ Bohemian Rapsody



So that's it for my Top 10!!!
What is your Top 10 this week? 
Want to host Swing Saturdays next week? 
Send me an email: icecoldpassions@gmail.com.  I would love to hear what kind of music you like!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review: Whistling Past The Graveyard ~ Susan Crandall


Title: Whistling Past The Graveyard
Author: Susan Crandall
Kind of story: Standalone
Publishing date: 2, Juli, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Language: English Only
Number of pages: 307 p.
Age category: Volwassenen

About Whistling Past The Graveyard


The summer of 1963 begins like any other for nine-year-old Starla Claudelle. Born to teenage parents in Mississippi, Starla is being raised by a strict paternal grandmother, Mamie, whose worst fear is that Starla will turn out like her mother. Starla hasn’t seen her momma since she was three, but is convinced that her mother will keep her promise to take Starla and her daddy to Nashville, where her mother hopes to become a famous singer—and that one day her family will be whole and perfect.

When Starla is grounded on the Fourth of July, she sneaks out to see the parade. After getting caught, Starla’s fear that Mamie will make good on her threats and send her to reform school cause her to panic and run away from home. Once out in the country, Starla is offered a ride by a black woman, Eula, who is traveling with a white baby.

As the two unlikely companions make their long and sometimes dangerous journey, Starla’s eyes are opened to the harsh realities of 1963 southern segregation. (Source: Goodreads)

My Review

This is one of those books you will always remember, one of those that opens your eyes, tells you a little bit of the history of America, tells you that racism has always existed even in the sixties which was the era of peace, hippies and equality in the Netherlands.

I never thought that there would have been such poor conditions for the coloured people, in the sixties. This book was told from the perspective of a 9 year old girl, at various point in this story I though a nine year old could not have that many bright thoughts or is not that perceptive, but the longer I think about it the more it fits. Children are more perceptive and keen then  people think.

I loved Starla, she is smart, loyal, and but with a temper. But she is also really sweet and caring, especially when it comes to Eula. She also grows with the story, seeing thing no white nine year old would ever see. She starts to realize that there are big differences between how the white and black people are threated in Mississippi.

Eula must have had the toughest live a black woman could have had, but the way she cares about Starla and baby James is astounding, even with the load see carries she managed to be a mom for Starla, show her what a mother is suppose to act like. The moments spend in the kitchen together baking those were great scene, of happiness.

My Rating:

This book, is very well written, a great surprising, intriguing, moving story. It tells you a piece of history from a unique point of view. The relationships that develop throughout the story are realistic, and the characters are relatable.  I couldn't  have given this book anything less than five stars.



Favorite Quotes

Same reason some white folks slam the door when the see I'm colored Some folks don't see nothin' but your skin. It ain't right, but it's the way people are. ~ Eula to Starla
No one could have done things you've done to protect Starla and James if she wasn't strong. You're strong, so strong. Something changed on Eula's face. "You think so?"
"My daddy says that when you do somethin' to distract you from your worstest fears, it's like whistlin' past the graveyard. You know, making a racket to keep the sacredness and the ghosts away. He says that's how we get by sometimes.
You fight for what's right. There's nothin' to be ashamed in that. You take care of James and me when we need it, even when it'd be easier to just leave us. I see that you a beautiful person inside - most beautiful I ever met.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Swining Saturdays #16 Halloween Edition ~ Creepy music videos


Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.
Ever seen music videos that were down right creepy? Well here are some I found rather strange or really creepy!


1. System of a down ~ Spiders



2. Cradle of Filth ~ Her Ghost In The Fog



3. My Chemical Romance ~ Welcome to the black parade



4. Korn ~ Freak Unleashed



5. System of a down ~ Aerials




So that's it for my Top 5!!!
What is your Top 5 this week? 
Want to host Swing Saturdays next week? 
Send me an email: icecoldpassions@gmail.com.  I would love to hear what kind of music you like!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Review: Before The Moon Rises ~ Catherine Bybee


Title: Before The Moon Rises
Author: Catherine Bybee
Series: Ritter Werewolves #1
Publisher: Self-published
Publishing date: 22 Maart 2012
Number of pages: 86 p.
Agecategory: Adult
Language: English only
Other books in this series: Embracing the werewolves (book 2)

About Before The Moon Rises


After a twelve-hour shift in a busy emergency room, Janet O’Brien is beat. Her last patient arrives unconscious and naked. She’s lead to believe he’s a psyche patient off his meds. However, once he awakens, Janet is charmed by his million-dollar smile and agrees to give him a ride home.

Werewolf, Max Ritter notices the sassy nurse when he wakes after a night under the full moon. Unfortunately, his arrival is drawn to Janet as well. In order to keep her out of harm's way, he opts to keep her close. When the chemistry between them sparks, Max discovers a completely new reason to keep Janet safe.


My review


I filthy rich wolf, a witty nurse and a the big bad wolf.

This sums up this pretty little novella pretty well. It is lighthearted with not many surprises, but still very enjoyable if you need you were fix. It is a quick read, there were some medical terms thought that I didn't quiet understood (maybe because I am more familiar with the dutch terms). I figured that the author might have been a nurse, or did some research on the topic. I was cool though I liked it, gave it a bit of a realistic edge.

My rating

I really enjoyed this, I needed a good shifters story and I got it.   ( I am keeping it short today :) ) Only thing about this book is that I have trouble remembering the title for some reason. The cover is ok, nothing special but will catch your eye if you are looking for were's.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #7


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! This is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and anyone can get involved!


Note: Click on the cover and it will take you to amazon for more information. Please be aware that the freebies might not be free anymore!!!!.

Paranormal freebies & Horror :


Won



Wat heb jij gekocht, geleend of gekregen deze week?
What did you get this week?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Swinging saturdays #15 ~ Animal day

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

Yesterday it was Animal day in the Netherlands, so today I am doing an animal top 5! I found some great songs!!!  So here we go!

1. Apres Ski ~ Hey, wir wollen die Eisbaren sehen

This is about polarbears... So funny...

2. Will And The People ~ Lion in the morning sun & Salamander



3. Crazy Town ~ Butterfly



4. Survivor ~ The Eye of the Tiger



5. The Wombats ~ Tokyo (Vampire ~ Wolves)



Bonus songs:

Fall Out Boy ~ Thnks fr th Mmrs

Monkeys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dorus ~ Twee Motten

This is about mots (you know the clothes eating butterflies lol)

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So that's it for my Top 10!!!What is your Top 10 this week? 
Want to host Swing Saturdays next week? 
Send me an email: icecoldpassions@gmail.com.  I would love to hear what kind of music you like!