2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Michael has read 1 book toward his goal of 50 books.

Monday, December 6, 2010

In My Mailbox/Book Haul (7)

Welcome to another week of the year 2010. One of the very few left until January 2011. Exciting isn't? =D Anyway, since yesterday I got home late, I'll be doing the In My Mailbox post now. In My Mailbox is a weekly post hosted by The Story Siren, where we talk about the books we bought, got at the library or received in the mail. I also add movies since I usually get a couple of movies also. So let's see what I got this week. Or the past week. =D

The A-Team

One of the movies my mom got me this weekend. I still haven't seen this one yet so hopefully I'll get to soon.

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be okay. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them.

Another one that my mom bought me. I actually saw this one yesterday night and loved it. It's full of Potter stars, and there's this thing at the end that ties into the first one where I was like ZOMFG AWWWW lol xD

Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiler cousins five new lessons.

Another one my mom got me this weekend. I wouldn't get this myself since I'm not really a Twilight fan. I do enjoy the movies though but still. I might as well include it.

Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob -- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

The last movie my mom got me this week. Still haven't seen this one yet either. This one looks pretty hilarious though lol

Terry Hoitz's past mistakes in the line of duty and Allen Gamble's reluctance to take risks have landed them the roles of the "Other Guy's", disgraced New York City Police detectives relegated to filling out paperwork for cocky hero cops Danson and Highsmith. The mismatched duo must look past their differences when they take on a high-profile investigation of shady capitalist David Ershon and attempt to fill the shoes of notoriously reckless officers they idolize.

This is part of a box set I bought of The Chronicles of Narnia. It consists of 7 books and although I have the bind-up version, I wanted a new one since it was all beat up.

Narnia. . .where the woods are thick and cool, where Talking Beasts are called to life. . .a new world where the adventure begins.

Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to. . .somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis, before they finally return home.

Narnia ... the land beyond the wardrobe door, a secret place frozen in eternal winter ... a magical country waiting to be set free.

Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first her brothers and sister don't believe her when she tells of her visit to the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund, then Peter and Susan step through the wardrobe themselves. In Narnia they find a country buried under the evil enchantment of the White Witch. When they meet the Lion Aslan, they realize they've been called to a great adventure and bravely join the battle to free Narnia from the Witch's sinister spell.

Narnia...where horses talk and hermits like company, where evil men turn into donkeys, where boys go into battle...and where the adventure begins.

During the Golden Age of Narnia, when Peter is High King, a boy names Shasta discovers he is not the son of Arsheesh, the Calormene fisherman, and decides to run far away to the North--to Narnia. When he is mistaken for another runaway, Shasta is led to discover who he really is and even finds his real father.

Saw the movie not so long ago for the 100th time and I still love it! I think it was on T.V. this time and not on DVD hmm... XD

A Prince fights for his crown.

Narnia ... where animals talk ... where trees walk ... where a battle is about to begin.

A Prince denied his rightful throne gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world.

So the movie comes out this Friday and I can not wait to see it! Although I might not see it this Friday =( But I shall watch it soon! <3>

Narnia...the world of wicked dragons and magic spells, where the very best is brought out of even the worst people, where anything can happen (and most often does)...and where the adventure begins.

The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Mizaz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, and their cousin Eustace to the Easter Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.

Narnia...where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans (and, if carefully cooked, on Marsh-wiggles, too), where a prince is put under an evil spell...and where the adventure begins.

Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once is unlocked. It leads to the open moor...or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that brings them face to face with the evil Witch. She must be defeated if Prince Rilian is to be saved.

Narnia. . .where dwarfs are loyal and tough and strong-or are they. . .where you must say goodbye. . .and where the adventure begins again.

The Unicorn says that humans are brought to Narnia when Narnia is stirred and upset. And Narnia is in trouble now: A false Aslan roams the land. Narnia's only hope is that Eustace and Jill, old friends to Narnia, will be able to find the true Aslan and restore peace to the land. Their task is a difficult one because, as the Centaur says, "The stars never lie, but Men and Beasts do." Who is the real Aslan and who is the imposter.

So that is all I got this week. Er...last week. Hopefully I'll get some books this week, or maybe I'll wait and buy more on Christmas! Mwuahahaha! What did you guys get in your mailbox? Have you seen or read any of these movies/books? Leave a comment down below!


Katie said...

If you don't mind me asking, how did you get all these great movies when they haven't been released on dvd yet? lol I am so envious!!

Michael Antonio Araujo said...

I fear of saying it in case I get in trouble. But it's not me! It's this one guy. Lol. But I might do giveaways with the movies. I usually get them a while before they come out haha.

Katie said...

Haha. Okay, I look forward to the giveaways! :D

brandileigh2003 said...

Love the Narnia covers!

Michael Antonio Araujo said...

Hey Brandi thanks for the comment! Yea I loved the covers too and still do. Although they look different than in person. In person certain parts have this silver shining. Like in Prince Caspian part of his helmet is silver shining. It's hard to explain but it's still pretty cool. =D

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