So much for my book buying ban. In my defense, my mom needed something ordered from Amazon, so of course I needed to add some books to my cart too. Plus, it’s only 3 books this time, so it’s okay, right? Right? On another note, I did get some movies last weekend as well. I can’t seem to pass up $5 or less movies. To stop buying books and movies, I’ll just need to stay out of stores and stay offline… I think that’s possible. Who am I kidding? I’ll probably buy something right after I post this. Anyway, on to the book and movie haul!

*All descriptions for books taken from Goodreads and all descriptions for movies taken from IMDb.

Pivot Point – Kasie West
Genre – Young Adult

Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
Genre – Young Adult

*I finally bought myself a copy of this book. Now, I can add it to the rest of my favorite books on my shelf.

Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.

Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins
Genre – Young Adult

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion…she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit–more sparkly, more fun, more wild–the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket–a gifted inventor–steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Rating – PG

The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children’s book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Writers: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Stars: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell

Titans Double Feature
(Clash of the Titans and Wrath of the Titans)
Rating – PG-13

(Clash of the Titans) Perseus, mortal son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.

Director: Louis Leterrier

Writers: Travis Beacham (screenplay), Phil Hay (screenplay)

Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

Dune
Rating – PG-13

A Duke’s son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father’s evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor’s rule.

Director: David Lynch

Writers: Frank Herbert (novel), David Lynch (screenplay)

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis

The Mummy Trilogy
(The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor)
Rating – PG-13

(The Mummy) An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a Mummy.

Director: Stephen Sommers

Writers: Stephen Sommers (screen story), Lloyd Fonvielle (screen story)

Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah

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