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Books & Movies 2008

I'm going by books I have never read before and movies I never watched.
★☆☆☆☆ = poor
★★☆☆☆ = okay
★★★☆☆ = good
★★★★☆ = great
★★★★★ = too awesome for words

Books 2008: 15/20

001. Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black – The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide (★★★☆☆)
The story was very short, but I really liked the characters.

002. Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black – The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Seeing Stone (★★★★☆)
Again, very short story, and it seems to repeat itself.

003. Ann Brashares - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (★★★★★)
Brilliant. I love Tibby and Carmen. Maybe even Lena. The ending made my cry so hard.

004. Ann Brashares - The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (★★★★☆)
I actually liked Bridget in this one, which is a huge improvement LOL. Though everyone else's storylines were not as good as in the first novel.

005. Ann Brashares - Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (★★★★★)
Yes! Good storylines again! :D

006. Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black – The Spiderwick Chronicles: Lucinda’s Secret (★★★☆☆)
Did anything at all happen in this book? I still love the characters dearly.

007. Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black – The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Ironwood Tree (★★★☆☆)
Mallory... I actually liked her in this book.

008. Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black – The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Wrath of Mulgarath (★★★☆☆)
The first series' end. It was okay, I guess.

009. Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black – Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: The Nixies Song (★★★★★)
I liked this more than the original Spiderwick Chronicles. Nick & Laurie are like Neville & Luna (same initials even) and I totally ship them. Even though they are step-siblings. I cannot wait for the second book of their story!

010. Friedrich Dürrenmatt – Der Besuch der Alten Dame (The Visit) (★★★☆☆)
I had to read this for my German class, and it was so awful *dies*

011. Morton Rhue – The Wave (★★★★☆)
Even though this is considered a "school-classic" in Germany, I read this on my own and therefore wasn't prejudiced. I found it was really well written and I think that it's true and could happen again. So this is a good example for kids not to follow the flow!

012. Stephen King (as Richard Bachman) – Thinner (★★★★☆)
Ah, Stephen King. My ultimate guilty pleasure! Not his best, but I liked it.

013. Stephen King – Salem’s Lot (★★★★★)
Oooh... I loved this. Just the right amount of scary in a mix with awesomesauce! Better than the Twilight vampires haha!

014. Stephen King - Insomnia (★★★★☆)
Vacation reading~ I really loved the characters (for once not a guy in his thirties, way to go, Stephen :D) and the idea is very original, though it didn't fit in very well with my religion and stuff :'D

015. Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black - Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: A Giant Problem (★★★★☆)
Finally the new Beyond book! :D I love the characters, even though I already mentioned it. I also think that the books are underrated because they are illustrated "children's fantasy novels" and though they are short I wish more people would read them.



re-read:
1. J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2. J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban
4. Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl
5. Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident



Movies 2008: 55/50 :D

No reviews 'cause I'm lazy. If you want to talk about a movie in particular, just comment!

001. Billy Madison ★★☆☆☆
002. Hoots ★★★☆☆
003. The Date Movie ★☆☆☆☆
004. Are We There Yet? ★★☆☆☆
005. RV ★★★★☆
006. Disney’s Enchanted ★★★★★
007. Disney’s Home on the Range ★★★★☆
008. Disney’s Atlantis: Milo’s Return ★☆☆☆☆
009. Disney’s The Fox and the Hound ★★★☆☆
010. National Treasure ★★★★☆
011. Tron ★★☆☆☆
012. Disney’s The Black Cauldron ★★★☆☆
013. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest ★★★★★
014. Ella Enchanted ★★★★☆
015. Asterix at the Olympic Games ★★★☆☆
016. Stranger than Fiction ★★★★☆
017. Disney’s Ratatouille ★★★★☆
018. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants ★★★★☆
019. Saving Private Ryan ★★★★★
020. Das Leben der Anderen (The Life of the Others) ★★★☆☆
021. Once Upon a Time in the West ★★★★☆
022. Nell ★★★☆☆
023. Disney’s 101 Dalmatians ★★★★☆
024. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 ★★★☆☆
025. Disney’s 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch’s London Adventure ★★★☆☆
026. Evan Almighty ★★★★☆
027. Neko no Onegaeshi (The Cat Returns) ★★★★☆
028. Disney’s Basil the Great Mouse Detective ★★★★☆
029. Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks ★★★☆☆
030. The Spiderwick Chronicles ★★★★★
031. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry ★★★☆☆
032. Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame ★★★★☆
033. Disney’s Toy Story 2 ★★☆☆☆
034. Iron Man ★★★★★
035. Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine ★★★★☆
036. Bridge to Terabithia ★★★★★
037. Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2 ★★★☆☆
038. Disney’s Oliver & Company ★★★☆☆
039. Michael Moore’s Sicko ★★★★☆
040. Pride & Prejudice (2005) ★★★★☆
041. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason ★★★☆☆
042. Love Actually ★★★★★
043. August Rush ★★★★☆
044. Detroit Rock City ★★★★★
045. One Crazy Summer ★★★☆☆
046. Two Weeks Notice ★★★☆☆
047. Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (Flower Boys) ★★★★★
048. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian ★★★★☆
049. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen ★☆☆☆☆
050. Disney's Sleeping Beauty ★★★★☆
051. Disney's The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning ★★★★☆
052. Ferris Bueller's Day Off ★★★★★
053. 恋空 (Koizora)/Sky of Love ★★★★★
054. Epic Movie ★★☆☆☆
055. Astérix et les Vikings ★★★☆☆
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