Thursday, March 19, 2009

Can You Guess These Movies?

I got this from Camy Tang.

RULES:
1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies. Or movies that you have seen.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.


TWO LEFT!

1. Is our little prince uncomfortable? Does he want his pillow fluffed? Special treatment for the special boy! Isn't that what you wanted?

C. J. Darlington - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

2. Off the top of my head, I'd say you're looking at a Boeski, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever.

C.K. Gilkes - Ocean's 11

3. I don't know what you boys were thinkin'. Them pigs are like people too. They just can't talk like you and me.

4. Indeed. I can avoid being seen if I wish, but to disappear entirely, that is a rare gift.

Anonymous - The Fellowship of the Ring

5. Yes. Because, let's be honest, it's a field. Look, do you see another world out there? No, you see a field. Do you see anything non-human? No. And you know why? Because it's a field!

C.K. Gilkes - Stardust

6. Mama, there is a painful difference between the expectation of an unpleasant event and its final certainty.

7. How could I forget about you? You're the only person I know.

Brett - The Bourne Identity

8. Now, to lure him out of the house... I know! I'll blow it up! Yes! Yes, and... uh... no... no. That won't work. Then he'll be dead. Oh, I know! I'll turn him into a duck! Yes, it's so evil! Oh... I don't know how to do that... and I don't really need a duck... this may be harder than I thought.

Brett - Meet the Robinsons

9. I just want you to feel you're doing well. I hate for people to die embarrassed.

Anonymous - The Princess Bride

10. I think we've all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically.

Anonymous - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

11. Don't worry, I'm not going to shoot you. No, I'm going to take you to my workplace. I think you'll be very interested in some of the machinery I use.

C.K. Gilkes - The Italian Job

12. Then let's say God puts two people on Earth and they are lucky enough to find one another. But one of them gets hit by lightning. Well then what? Is that it? Or, perchance, you meet someone new and marry all over again. Is that the lady you're supposed to be with or was it the first? And if so, when the two of them were walking side by side were they both the one for you and you just happened to meet the first one first or, was the second one supposed to be first? And is everything just chance or are some things meant to be?

C.K. Gilkes - Ever After: A Cinderella Story

13. You, boy, are arrogant, hot tempered and entirely too bold. I like that. Reminds me of me.

Brett - The Three Musketeers

14. Because, He's too busy looking for your brain.

C.K. Gilkes - A Walk to Remember

15. I swear on my dead relatives - and even on the ones who are not feeling too good - I am your man forever!

Anonymous - The Count of Monte Cristo

Post the movie titles in the comments!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

CSFF: Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow

I enjoyed this month's CSFF selection, Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow. The beginning took a little to get into (and granted I'm not a 14-year-old boy), but the story keep me engaged throughout and the ending twist completely surprised me. I'd have it beside me to give more detailed commentary, but my two youngest siblings are currently fighting over it. Both my 12-year-old brother and 11-year-old sister are partway through the story and wanting to finish it before each other. Good news - there's a online version of the book you can read for free at the Miller brothers' website. Bad news - the internet here has been awful all day (accounting for this late post).

Be sure to stop by the website to watch the book trailer, start reading the novel, and register for cool games and a contest (win a Wii, anyone?). Visit the blogs below for more about the book:

Brandon Barr
Keanan Brand
Melissa Carswell
Valerie Comer
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Shane Deal
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Marcus Goodyear
Todd Michael Greene
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Jason Isbell
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Mike Lynch
Magma
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Nissa
Wade Ogletree
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
Jill Williamson

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Passion of Mary-Margaret by Lisa Samson


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Passion of Mary Margaret

Thomas Nelson (March 10, 2009)

by

Lisa Samson


I haven't read this book yet but Lisa Samson has never disappointed me! My favorite of her books I've read is Tiger Lillie (click for my review).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lisa Samson is a Christy Award-winning author of 19 books, including the Women of the Faith Novel of the Year, Quaker Summer. Lisa has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a talented novelist who isn't afraid to take risks."

Her novel Embrace Me has been named as one of Library Journal's books of the year.

She lives in Lexinton, Kentucky, with her husband and three kids.

She stays busy by writing, volunteering at Kentucky Refugee Ministries, raising children and trying to be supportive of a husband in seminary. (Trying...some days she's downright awful. It's a good thing he's such a fabulous cook!) She can tell you one thing, it's never dull around there.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Mary-Margaret accepts a calling that surpasses her wildest dreams . . . and challenges her deep faith.

When Mary-Margaret Danaher met Jude Keller, the lightkeeper's son, she was studying at convent school on a small island in the Chesapeake Bay. Destined for a life as a religious sister, she nevertheless felt a pull toward Jude-rough and tumble, promiscuous Jude.

After sojourning as a medical missions sister in Swaziland, Mary-Margaret returns to the island to prepare for her final vows. Jude, too, returns to the island, dissolute and hardened. Mary-Margaret can hardly believe it when the Spirit tells her she must marry the troubled boy who befriended her all those years ago, forsaking the only life she ever wanted for a man she knows she'll never love.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Passion of Mary Margaret , go HERE