Friday, December 26, 2008

Coming soon!

Song by Song Review of the Wicked Soundtrack (Gotta love iTunes giftcards!)

Song by Song Review of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Soundtrack.

Song by Song Review of Rascal Flatts newest CD: Still Feels Good (Gotta love sisters!)

Movie Review of Mamma Mia! Starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth

Book Review of Little House on The Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Book Review of Holy Father: Pope Benedict XVI: Pontiff for a new era by Greg Tobin.

Book Review of Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer.

Song by Song Review of the Enchanted Soundtrack featuring Carrie Underwood

Book Review of Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi

Book Review of Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Book Review of Anne of Avonlea By L.M. Montgomery

Book Review of An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Soundtrack Review: Twilight: The Major Motion Picture

Name: Twilight: The Major Motion Picture Soundtrack

Artist: Various

Favorite songs: Decode, Bella's Lullaby, Supermassive Black Hole, Leave Out All The Rest, and Flightless Bird, American Mouth.

Song by Song Review:

Supermassive Black Hole by Muse- 9.5/10 -- This song has a great beat and is alot of fun to dance and sing along to!

Favorite lyrics: "I thought I was a fool for no-one, Oh baby I'm a fool for you. You're the queen of the superficial, And how long before you tell the truth?"

Decode by Paramore- 10/10 -- AAHH! This song is AMAZING!!!! This is the song that made me obsessed with Paramore. :)

Favorite lyrics: "How can I decide what's right, When you're clouding up my mind?

Full Moon by the Black Ghosts- 7/10 -- The song's cool, it just gets kind of repetitive after a while.
Favorite lyrics: "In the full moons light I listen to the stream. And in between the silence hear you calling me. But I don't know where I am and I don't trust who I've been. And If I come home how will I ever leave"

Leave out All The Rest by Linkin Park- 10/10 -- AHHH!! THIS SONG Is the best on the album!!!!!!!

Favorite lyrics: Ahh, I love all the lyrics, but here's thee chorus which is totally amazing. "When my time comes, Forget the wrong that I've done. Help me leave behind some Reasons to be missed. And don't resent me, And when you're feeling empty,Keep me in your memory. Leave out all the rest. Leave out all the rest."

Spotlight (Twilight Mix) by Mutemath- 8/10 --Fun song! I like it lots. :)

Favorite lyrics: "You know the one thing you're fighting to hold Will be the one thing you've got to let go."

Go All The Way (Into The Twilight) by Perry Ferrell- 4/10 -- AHHHH! MAKE IT STOP! AUGH! This is my least favorite song on the album. SO repetitive and ANNOYING!!!! It's the song that's playing when Bella and Edward walk into the prom. *shudders* augh.

Favorite lyrics: "La la la la la lalalala la la la la la Tonight! Lightning strikes! Let's go into Twilight!"-- Sorry couldn't help it. This is pretty much the whole song.

Tremble For My Beloved by Collective Soul- 7/10 -- It's pretty cool. The tune at the beginning seems like the music that they play throughout the movie.

Favorite lyrics: "Its a world where madness craves. Its a world where hopes enslaved. Oh, I tremble for my love always"

I Caught Myself by Paramore- 8/10 -- I love this song! It has a great beat and great lyrics. :) Pretty much, typical Paramore. :)

Favorite lyrics: "You got it, you got it. Some kind of magic, Hypnotic, hypnotic. You're leaving me breathless, I hate this, I hate this."

Eyes on Fire by Blue Foundation- 8/10 -- Awesome awesome song! They also play this one throughout the movie randomly. It's just the song that just has the "lalala's"

Favorite lyrics: "I won't soothe your pain. I won't ease your strain. You'll be waiting in vain. I got nothing for you to gain

Never Think by Rob Pattinson- 8/10 -- Heyyy who knew he sang?!? When I first heard this, I was like, "nooo way." It's awesome, but it's just that... his voice sounds so much DIFFERENT when he's talking! It's crazy! But a good crazy. :) He has a very unique voice, one you wouldn't expect Mr. Hot Voice to have, but... he does.

Favorite lyrics: "I should never think What's in your heart. What's in our home. So I won't. You'll learn to hate me, But still call me baby. Oh love, So call me by my name

Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron & Wine- 10/10 -- I LOVE THIS SONG!! It's the song they dance to at the prom. Sooo romantic!!!! <33
Favorite Lyrics: Have I found you, Flightless bird, jealous, weeping or lost you, american mouth. Big pill looming."

Let Me Sign by Rob Pattinson- 10/10 -- *swoons* His voice makes me swoon. *sigh*
Favorite lyrics: "She spoke with a voice That struck at the sky. She said, "come on over Bittersweet I'll wrap you in my arms" ."
Bella's Lullaby by Carter Burwell- 9/10 -- I WOULD have given it 10/10, but it's SO not Bella's Lullaby. It's amazing and I love it, but it's not Bella's Lullaby.
Clair De Lune- 10/10 -- I listened to it over and over so I could recognize it and hum it. Cuz Edward likes it. :P I need a life.

Inappropriate lyrics: Uhh, I think there may be some. I'll look again later.

Overall rating: 8.5/10

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Coming soon!


Song by Song Review of the Twilight Soundtrack!

Song by Song Review of the Sweeney Todd Soundtrack!

Book Review of Little House on the Prairie!

Book Review of Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI: Pontiff for a new era.

Song by song review of the Enchanted Soundtrack!

Book Review of Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Book Review of Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi

Book Review of Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery

Book Review: The Covenant by Beverly Lewis

Name: The Lilies of the Field
Author: William E. Barrett
Series: Abram's Daughter
Brief summary: The Covenant is the tale of Abram and Ida Ebersol two oldest daughters, Sadie and Leah, during their rumschpringe. This is a time when Amish teens are allowed to run wild and free before taking their baptismal vows.
Sadie, the eldest of the Ebersol's four daughters, is making her vows in the fall, and she is not at all sure this is the path she wants. Truth be told she has been sneaking into town asking for trouble. She knows her parents would be shamed if they knew where she had been, but this doesn't seem to bother Sadie in the least. Especially after the night she meets the fancy English boy, Derry. She could not stay away from this boy who whispered sweet nothings in her ear. Sadie at first does not understand the danger that everyone tries to warn her against, but it is not long before Sadie learns first hand what can happen when you are lead astray from God by temptation.
Unlike Sadie, Leah, the second oldest, was not raised to woman's work in the house but to man's work out side with her father. She has always been her father's son since her parents did not have any boys. As Leah watches her sister Sadie going through her rumschpringe, she begins to worry about her sister, but all she seems to get from Sadie these days is indifference. Not knowing what else to do, she starts to look forward to her own upcoming rumschpringe. Her father has it in his sites that she will marry the Smithy's son, but unfortunately Leah has another boy in mind. How can she break the news to her father without breaking his heart?
As Sadie and Leah are both going through their rumschpringe, they both learn that some times you can not stop the fall, but you can be there to help pick up the pieces. (From
Grade/Age level: 14 and up
Cautions: Some adult themes including an teenage unwed pregnancy is mentioned. Nothing graphic.
If you like this book, you will also like.... Love comes softly by Janette Oke (link leads you to my review of this)
Personal Opinion: This was my second time reading this AMAZING AMAZING story! I have my fellow blogger and friend, The Other Katie (who also happens to be co-author of the Katie and Katie blog) to blame for my love of books by Beverly Lewis. This was the first book I read by her and I was honestly captivated! I fell in love with the Amish and their simple lifestyle. If I hadn't had read this book and read the rest of Beverly Lewis' books, than I never would have bugged my family to visit the Amish country and than we never would have gone there on vacation this fall! This is the sort of book that although is about the Amish, it's almost like a soap opera in the way of all the unexpected twists and turns! Great inspirational read! But, the cool thing about it is that it could be religious, or not. You can look at it as religious if you want to, but if you don't think about it as religious, than it won't seem religious.
Rating: 10/10

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Contest over at Shakespeare & Showtunes!

I'm holding a contest over at my personal blog, Shakespeare & Showtunes. Winner will get the chance to be a guest blog on the Katie and Katie Blog!

So, go and comment and good luck!