Random post that is not my usual content but though it would be great to submit this idea to Dollarish.
Wrapping paper is generally $2-$5 for a small roll enough to wrap maybe 2-5 presents? so when you add up all present for christmas, birthday, fathers & mothers day, get well presents, new born baby presents the total cost of wrapping paper sky rockets!
So heres a great idea! Buy some end rolls from a newspaper agency (or just some recycled paper) and hand it up on a fence or on the lawn. Next, dilute some paint with water into a spray bottle and spray paint the paper - you can cut shapes into potatoes to decorate or write funny or random words on the paper (this is great fun with kids) Once its dry, roll it up and theres your fun, eccentric, original wrapping paper!
Key Actors: - Katherine Heigl is Abby Richter - Gerard Butler is Mike Chadway
A blonde and beautiful yet romantically challenged morning show producer named Abby needs to revamp her show or risk getting cut altogether. Her boss then decides to hire Mike Chadway, whom Abby despises due to his sex fuelled and degrading thoughts on women and men. What Abby hates the most is that her viewers love him and he seems to have a very good point.
This movie is funny the first time and worth a watch however the second time it seems to lose its originality and I noticed that there are really only two extremely funny scenes. The movie is based on and around sex and relationships and is all about sexual humour.
I would probably buy this on DVD when it comes out because it would be good for a laugh every now and then. I was dissapointed in Gerard Butler though - he was no where near as sexy as he was in 'P.S. I love you' and he seems to have lost his accent.
Type of book: Novel Formats: Hardcover/Paperback/Audio/Movie/DVD
Special Features: No special features.
Let me start by saying that I have now read quite a few Stephen King novels and his imagination never ceases to amaze me; however his books are no more horrifying than a Harry Potter book. Kings horror reputation seems to come from his gory detail and mass killings rather than ghosts and the supernatural. If you can sit through a Quentin Tarantino film you can definitely read a Stephen King book. King has written Needful Things as a lengthy novel which proposes to his readers his idea of what would happen if we were to stumble upon our hearts deepest desire, and the repercussions of purchasing such an item.
The book begins by describing the scene as a beautiful small country town where nothing really happens. King explains that there is a new store in town named ‘Needful Things’ (what an odd name for a store, I wonder what he sells) he asks the reader rhetorically. Once the store is opened, the towns people nose curiously around the strange store where you can find anything from a splinter of wood off Noah’s Arc to a pair of glasses once owned by The King himself, Elvis of course. Everyone seems to find something that they have been searching for all their lives and that even just to touch gives them an almost indescribable experience but is it all too good to be true. The price is only just affordable, or is it? Mr. Leland Gaunt the store owner seems nice enough, except when he brushes past you or shakes your hand. The sheer touch of him is enough to repulse anybody. He has two prices for each item, a monetary price and a small deed, a prank if you may, but what are the after effects of such an innocent act of throwing mud at clean sheets and placing a letter into a letter box?
(Don’t worry my dear readers, I shan’t ruin the ending – you shall just have to read for yourself!)
Needful Things is written from the point of view of almost every character King introduces. His 3-dimensional depth into the characters beliefs, mannerisms, feelings and darkest thoughts are nothing short of astounding, by the end of the book you feel as if you have known each character personally and begin to choose favourites or decide whom you would be friends with if you could. This in depth and direct character delineation makes for quite a convincing plot. Needful Things is written in chronological order which is suitable to the plot – apart from various flash backs for certain characters the book steadies on a nice forward pace and is quite consistent. The entire book takes place in one week.
One criticism I must make about Needful Things is that towards the end it seems to me that King was unsure of what to do with the majority of his characters and so he killed them all in a mass massacre but on a good note this re-enforced the crazy, psychotic feel that the town needed to personify towards the ending.
I know a lot of critics mention that King over writes, I can see how they have come to this conclusion but when I think about Needful Things being shorter I can’t imagine which part could be left out, it all seems so relevant. I think his over-writing if you may is part of his particular style and if people go on reading then there is no real reason to fix what’s not broken.
I would definitely recommend Needful things to the avid reader as it sucks you in and is impossible to put down. Once you think you have the ending figured out, suddenly everything changes. For an advanced reader Needful Things is a good 2 or 3 day read. For a not so advanced reader, King’s writing style is quite simple and easy to read, there’s just a lot of it so go on give it a go!
I give Needful Things… 7/10
Not my favourite book of all time but a good read none the less.
Let me know what you thought of it if you’ve read it and what you thought of my review.
Hello to all my fellow book worms and movie junkies!
Hopefully my site can be of some service to you!
I shall be writing short-medium length reviews on books & movie's and also book vs. movie adaption reviews. Keep in mind that I am not a professional writer in any way, just an 18 (nearly 19) year old girl with lots of thoughts and opinions to share with the world.
I will let you know whether a book is worth reading or not (in my opinion), what to expect from the story and what it is about, my views on the authors writing style etc. If there is a book you would like me to review for you just hit me up with a message and I'll get onto it right away!
I will also let you know my opinions on certain movies both new and old. My specialty how ever will be movies that are based on books. I like movies that don't stray from the original story line.
So hopefully this will be a success! Feel free to criticize as you wish (I do prefer when it is constructive) and let me know if there's anything you think I could improve on whether its to do with the books I'm writing on, my writing style or even my xanga page layout - I want to hear it!