Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Ace List

Because I like to be a bit different, ace list is the name I gave to my favorites shelf on Goodreads. And now it's the name of a new, irregular feature on the blog, where I talk about the things I'm currently loving and/or a little obsessed with. I'm basically stealing Clementine Bojangles' Lists and Procrastination feature and changing the name. BUT NO WORRIES, I TOTALLY HAVE HER PERMISSION.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes 
I'm going to be honest here and say that probably about 79% to 84% of movies I watch I don't actually like. And most of them I don't finish. I have high standards when it comes to movies, but I really wanted to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes and you guys, it. was. awesome. AWESOME!! Not quite what I was expecting and the first have of the movie was definitely a slow build, but I really do think it's a near-perfect origin story and if all movies were that good the entertainment world would be a better place.

Pretty much everyone I mention this to seems to laugh, but I am dead serious. I've watched the show on and off for years and it's not until the last couple of seasons that I feel like it's really started to be something good but OMG is it awesome. As far as tween/teen shows go, nothing will ever ever top Lizzie McGuire (nothing. ever.), but iCarly is at least playing in the same ballpark. It's just so funny and hilarious and cute and sweet and you guys in four years Virginia and West Virginia will merge to form one huge Virginia. (Honestly, there's a part of me that thinks every Jim Parsons fan should watch the last episode, just for his from-the-future character.)

"So Close," by Jennette McCurdy
THIS IS MY JAM. As in, I've listened to it 44 times in the past two days. FORTY-FOUR TIMES. My goodness. (But really I love all of Jennette McCurdy's songs and I really hope she comes out with a full album.) Also, you should go listen to "Generation Love," which is another great song of hers and much less teen-pop than this one. OH WAIT SORRY 46 TIMES, JUST LISTENED TO IT AGAIN.

WHAT? Two movies on this list? Crazytalk! But, um, yes. Because I just watched this last night and it's so so good. Like an awesome fairytale mixed with an awesome romantic comedy. And then, of course, the frying pans. "Frying pans! Who knew, right?" It's on Netflix. Watch it.

The box that my ARC of The Future of Us came in
I mean, I'm crazy excited about the book too, but for some reason this box has really captured my attention. I have no idea why. I mean, it's possible I have some strange psychological problems but I REALLY LIKE THIS BOX. It's splendid. I'm quite fascinated by it. AND I LOVE IT.


  1. I am 32 years old and I love iCarly too. I am definitely not afraid to let people know! Go Seddie! :)

  2. It brings my shriveled little heart such joy to see my silly meme take flight on other blogs.

    (Whenever I babysit, I try to convince the kids to watch iCarly, because I LOVE IT. It works about 50% of the time.)

    And can I just say how jealous I am that you have an ARC of The Future of Us?

  3. Ahh I thought I already responded here but APPARENTLY NOT.

    hahaha yessss. I love Sam and Freddie. And pretty much everything else about the show, except maybe the actual webshow.

    Michael Offutt
    I was expecting it to be different, it was such a sweet story in many ways. But it was also brilliant and AWESOME, especially the bridge scene. I want to rewatch the original now.

    Clementine Bojangles
    "shriveled little heart," lol.
    Ha. One of the boys I babysit one day wanted to watch iCarly and he was like, "I love Jerry Trainer." And then I decided he was probably the coolest 8-yr old ever. haha!
    And I am SO EXCITED about The Future of Us. The first ARC I'd requested in FOREVER and I'm letting my sister read it first. Because I'm so giving like that. Haha.

  4. I'm 16 and I've been a devoted follower of the show since it came out in 2007. As a senior in high school now, I should be enjoying others things...BUT I LOVE iCARLY TOO MUCH. I HAVE NO SHAME.

    Everything is Seddie and nothing hurts.

    Also, Jennette McCurdy is the bomb. Diggity. Just sayin.

  5. StoryLove
    Dude, I'm 21 and I love the show (though admittedly the first season I was like WTH IS THIS UGH UGH UGH) and I'm starting to feel like, for me at least, the shows/books/whatever that I enjoy are never going to be what I feel like I "should" enjoy. ALSO, SEDDIE. <3 AND YES, I agree about Jennette McCurdy. She's AWESOME.

  6. You lovin that box? That's some marketing team's blood sweat an tears right there. You made 'em real happy. ;)

  7. thatcovergirl
    YES. This box. I AM FASCINATED BY IT. I LOVE IT. Good job marketing team!