Friday, December 26, 2014

THE END OF 2014 | hopes for 2015

THE END OF 2014
hopes for 2015.

I'm so not prepared for the change. 2014 was a year of madness and I loved it. I heard some of the greatest songs, I read some of the best books, I saw some of the greatest movies, I started watching some of the coolest new TV series, I met some of the craziest people and I lives some of the happiest moments of my life.

It's simply crazy.

BEST BOOK OF 2014 is ... Of Metal And Wishes.

I've only got three books on my best-reads-and-favorites shelf on Goodreads for some very simple reasons: 1. Liked are the most, but favorites are a few! 2.I must be profoundly impressed and marked by a book to name it a favorite. 3.My favorites are books I can recommend to my sister who reads only Garcia Marquez, Dostoievsky and Kunder and thinks everything else is crappy. And out of those three books on this shelf, Of Metal and Wishes is the only one released in 2014 (The Shadow Thief was released in 2010 and Between the Shades of Gray in 2011). It's a retelling that retells you nothing, it TELLS you a whole new story. The only similarity is the fact that there's a supposed Ghost/Phantom that haunts the place the book's set in. IT IS SO GOOODDDD!!!

BEST SONG OF 2014 is... (without any doubt) Take Me To Church.
Truth be told, it took me ten minutes to choose. I had to choose between Chandelier (SIA), Stay High (Tove Lo), The Hanging Tree (Jennifer Lawrence), Cayendo (Deorro), Cool Kids (Echosmith), Today (Jamie Blackley), Jealous (Nick Jonas), Fight Song (Rachel Platten), Begin Again (Rachel Platten), Heal (Tom Oddell), Boom Clap (Charli XCX), London Queen (Charli XCX), Junjou (Ieiri Leo), Say Something (Christina Aguilera & A Great Big World), Don't (Ed Sheeran), SING (Ed Sheeran), All of the Stars (Ed Sheeran), Meltdown (Stromae & Lorde & others), Bela Lugosi's Dead (CHVCHES), Dollhouse (Melanie Marquez), All About that Bass (Megan Trainor), All of Me (John Legend), Rude (Magic), Hey Brother (Avicii), Pompeii (Bastille; in spite of having been released in 2013) and, of course, THE MAN (Aloe Blacc). I guess you needn't me to continue. My fingers are aching, but the list can go on!!

BEST MOVIE OF 2014 is... (with absolute NO-doubt!) Grace de Monaco.
Start judging me! I watched it and loved it! I just couldn't choose Divergent, If I Stay or The Fault in Our Stars, in spite of being the best YA adaptations of 2014. (Maze Runner and Mockingjay do not count since I haven't seen them yet! Kill me now please! - I have no interest in watching Mockingay without RO-subs and they won't appear in HQ up until the DVD is released, and I have got to read the TMR book first). Anyway, out of the movies that I watched this impressed me because I expected it to be a mess, literally, and it wasn't, while I already knew IIS and TFIOS weren't messes. I freakin' loved this movie, so judge me, kill me, I'll still like it a lot. And believe me, I started liking Nicole Kidman after this.

BEST NEW TV SERIES OF 2014 is... (I'm putting my life on the line here!! because I so freakin' believe this!) The Flash.

Barry Allen, the fastest man alive, you know the story!
But seriously this is worth watching! I am a girl and I like nice romances in which people cuddle, and I love this! I am a bloodthirsty fangirl that loves seeing bloodspilled and zombies and have just started watching the Walking Dead too, and I love this! 
I am so in love with Barry Allen and this TV series, and I know love is just a shout into the big mass of fandoms and that eventual oblivion of one small TV series may be inevitable, and that we are all doomed and there will come a day when all our fandoms have been returned to dust , and I know the sun will swallow the only earth you'll ever be able to watch TV shows on, and I am in love with Barry Allen and this TV series. (PUN SO INTENTED!)

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2015, you better be good! Goals:
  • WRITE THREE BOOKS (in July, September and November)
  • Read more (60 books in 2014; 80 in 2015, I hope!)
  • Write more books
  • Catch up with the Reign, Vampire Diaries, How to Get Away with Murder, Arrow, Downton Abbey
  • Write more books
  • Finally get to high-school!
  • Watch The Last: Naruto the Movie!
  • Start learning spanish.
  • Eventually start to blog frequently.
  • Get a boyfriend!!!!!
  • Write more
    and
    WRITE EVEN MORE! Dudes, I wanna be a writer!!!
Did you like 2014? What are your hopes for 2015? Tell me everything!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Five Friday Favorites #2: Predicted 2015 Favorites | a.k.a. I'm going in the future to see which books I love the most in 2015



FIVE FRIDAY FAVORITES #2:
Predicted 2015 Favorites

Five Friday Favourites is a weekly event hosted by Amanda, where once a week, a five favourites subject will be posted by me and everyone is welcome to join in. You can find out more about Five Friday Favourites and the future subjects here.

Today, after one week hiatus (it was the last week before the Christmas holiday beginning!!! YAAAY!!!) of not blogging, I'm back with the second FFF. About today's theme, I can only say one thing: This is going to be fun. Of course, I cannot know the future, but by the premises and the covers and the fame and the authors, I can tell the following five books may be some pretty good things.

FIVE FUTURE LOVERS OF MINE:


Vanishing Girls, by Lauren Oliver

On so many levels, I am intrigued by this book. Lauren Olive has proved herself as one of the most talented writers of complicated realistic-contemporany-ya-suspense-thrille-drama books. She's the beat, the vibe that should make so many people read her books.

Still, I admit I haven't read more than five pages of Delirium in the library. It had just come out right then and was a fortune. In 2015, I want to devour Oliver, among other authors. And the Vanishing Girls is on my list, as soon as I get some money!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

OFF-TOPIC SATURDAY #2: TURN DOWN FOR 2014 | this is brilliance on Earth.


OFF-TOPIC SATURDAY
TURN DOWN FOR 2014

Off-Topic Saturday is a weekly event hosted by me, where once a week, on Saturdays (DUHH!!), I prove you that in real world, unfortunately, nobody can live only stuck in books. Every Saturday, anybody can talk about anything that has happened during that certain week. I show you how to do this and you are welcome to join me.

GOSSH!!! Second OFF-TOPIC SATURDAY! I'd say it felt like a year between those two weeks, if it didn't sound so cliche. Many things happened... like I got As in all semester finals (had three!), and Jane the Virgin got TWO Golden Globe nominations (like WTFF??; it's hardly believable real critics enjoy the guilty pleasures the CW has got to offer (except from The Flash and Arrow, who truly are good!)) and on YouTube, the 2014 Rewind was released!

Yes, that's what I am going to tell you about. Unfortunately, I haven't got enough time to write a nice NOVEL-like long post about this. That's why I will simply give you the link and tell you that you'll see the following: JOHN GREEN!!! PEWDEPIE!!! BART BAKER!!! SAM TSUI!!! KURT HUGO SCHNEIDER!!! among others, like Tyler Oakley, Michelle Phan, Hank Green... The thing is that I'm only subscribed to PewDePie, Bart Baker, Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider. Sorry people, but I'm mostly listening to music on YT and not following real vloggers! So, here's the YOUTUBE REWIND, called TURN DOWN FOR 2014.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Review: We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart | Reviewed LIElessly


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We Were Liars,
by E. Lockhart.
227 pages.

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.


We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2014 | a.k.a. Literally, How Blind I Was Before 2014



TOP TEN TUESDAY
Top Ten New-To-Me Authors  I Read in 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists there at The Broke and the Bookish. They'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

So, today our lovely bizarre fate is making me talk about my top ten new authors. The 'a.k.a.' part of the title is simply and fantastically true. I must have been crazily blind the other years considering how awesome are the people I'm listing you today, here!!

79700211. MARC LEVY

This is the most logic choice, considering that Levy has become my favorite author of all time after having read only one of his books. From now on, I am going to stalk this French guy and read as much as I can out of his books.

Soon enough, I will share with you, here on the screenbook., my review of Le voleur d'ombres/The Shadow Thief, which is such a fantastic book. I highly recommend it already. One way or another, Levy is an inspiring authors who's got pretty much to say and I am supporting whatever he's going to talk about.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Review: Where Things Come Back, by John Corey Whaley | a.k.a. A QUARTER ONLY OF INTELLIGENCE


12162432Where Things Come Back,
by John Corey Whaley,
228 pages.

Read vis PulseIt.com.

In the remarkable, bizarre, and heart-wrenching summer before Cullen Witter's senior year of high school, he is forced to examine everything he thinks he understands about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town. His cousin overdoses; his town becomes absurdly obsessed with the alleged reappearance of an extinct woodpecker; and most troubling of all, his sensitive, gifted fifteen-year-old brother, Gabriel, suddenly and inexplicably disappears.
     Meanwhile, the crisis of faith spawned by a young missionary's disillusion in Africa prompts a frantic search for meaning that has far-reaching consequences. As distant as the two stories initially seem, they are woven together through masterful plotting and merge in a surprising and harrowing climax.
This extraordinary tale from a rare literary voice finds wonder in the ordinary and illuminates the hope of second chances.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

OFF-TOPIC SATURDAY #1 | a.k.a. Unfortunately I do not live only in stuck in books: Flash vs Arrow CROSS-OVER

OFF-TOPIC SATURDAY
FLASH vs ARROW

Off-Topic Saturday is a weekly event hosted by me, where once a week, on Saturdays (DUHH!!), I prove you that in real world, unfortunately, nobody can live only stuck in books. Every Saturday, anybody can talk about anything that has happened during that certain week. I show you how to do this and you are welcome to join me.

OHH, GOSSHH!!! I'm already hosting a weekly event. This feels fantastic. And I cannot wait to see how it's going to work like... Dude, I just made up a meme!! Somebody should give me a bag of spaghetti! (I'd prefer some pizza, though!!) I should give myself a punch right in the face... I feel dumb and everything I'm saying must look very dumb... but I am, simply said, super-duper-zuper excited!!!!!! SPOILERS ALERT! But who hasn't watched it!?

So, on today's OFF-TOPIC SATURDAY, I'm going to talk about FLASH VS ARROW, the super-duper-zuper cool CROSS-OVER that aired on the CW on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Flash airs on Tuesday, the first episode of the two-night event was aired then, and the Arrow's on Wednesday, the second part of the cross-over.

I am madly in love with those two TV series. Like... MADLYY!!!!!!!!!!! Now, seriously, the Cisco GIF just sums up all my feels and Caitlin there is my sister, family, friends, people, everybody!! Sometimes, I feel I am alone in this whole world... I am the only one who's into so many things... And I have 4 million TVs to watch the shows, supposedly!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Five Friday Favorites #1: Winter Themed Books



FIVE FRIDAY FAVORITES #1:
Winter Themed Books

Five Friday Favourites is a weekly event hosted by Amanda, where once a week, a five favourites subject will be posted by me and everyone is welcome to join in. You can find out more about Five Friday Favourites and the future subjects here.

Today, we are talking about winter themed books. I'll need a bit to search through my Goodreads... Let's see... I found five books that fit pretty well in this category. Some of them could be given as gifts, some could be read on the sofa next to the Christmas tree, some could be devoured like food no matter what season is.

First of the five would be...

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Between the Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys.

I've read this book at the end of September this year after long months of craving for it. It was worth craving. The story takes place during several months, but considering it is in Russia for two thirds of it... I'd say there's plenty of snow there.

Thank you so much, Arianna, for lending me it. I simply loved it and if you want something about the Second World War that is even better than the Book Thief, Between the Shades of Grey is your choice. Lina's got a beautiful voice and she makes sense!!! That is rare for a heroine living the hardest days of her life. Sepetys' writing gives you in a clear vision every single thing that is happening.

The book is a winter HOME RUN. I might share you with my review one day!

Let's Talk Editing (via Beautiful Books) | I know I am a Cait-loving person


I swear that in real life I am not that Cait-addicted (she awesome, though!! DUH!!) as I look. But considering I HAVE WRITTEN BY FIRST BOOK during this year's NaNoWriMo, I am forced by fate to do this thingy too. Cait simply is one hell of a great blogger, which makes link-up things for writers like the one whose words you are reading now!

Beautiful Books is a three-month-long blog event linkup focused on three different stages of writing: plotting, writing, and editing. It was designed with NaNoWriMo in mind. NaNoWriMo is a writing event where you write a 50,000 word novel in a month. Because a lot of writers will be participating, we decided to help get your juices flowing! We’ll be focusing on plotting in October, writing in November, and editing in December. See how organised we are? Super cool.

So, let's see what's the thing for today! Let's Talk Editing! This is hellish! It is the first time I'm put in this situation. This is the truth: I've got no idea how to edit my book. I am in love with it. I can't change it because I might end up starting to unfall in love... Oh GOSH!!!


1. On a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best) how well do you think this book turned out?
I'd give it an 8. I know I said that I am in love with it and I find it perfect, but I also know it isn't in fact perfect. Perfection isn't something achievable, after all. Thus, I think that if I work it out and edit it a bit, it might end up as a 9.5. I'm not good enough to reach a 10. Cait is! I know I sound so dumb.

Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay


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by Katja Millay;
464 pages;

I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Full of rage and without a purpose, former pianist Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone discovering her past and to make the boy who took everything from her pay.

All 17 year-old Josh Bennett wants is to build furniture and be left alone, and everyone allows it because it’s easier to pretend he doesn’t exist. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, a hot mess of a girl who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. The more he gets to know her, the more of a mystery she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he may ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a slow-building, character-driven romance about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

'BOUT THIS BLOGGER: lavinyaa pash. (YES!! WE ARE PARTYING!)


P A R T Y   G A M E: ‘BOUT THIS BLOGGER
RULES: Just grab these 10 questions, answer them on your own blog, grab my handy-dandy button (or link to paperfury.com) and you’re set!

Well, well... it looks like I am doing it too! And I support all of you that are reading this or simply loving Cait from Paper Fury (formerly Notebook Sisters) to do so too. 'BOUT THIS BLOGGER is made up by Cait. This is a good enough reason to do it!

So... 'BOUT THIS BLOGGER: Lavinyaa Pash
(who on Earth is that monkey?!)

1. Why did you start blogging?
The answer is quite simple. I feel a psychological need to share all my stupid ideas with everybody around. Got that? What I am doing here is sharing my opinions and ideas with you so you can turn into my little robots. evil, arent I?

My first blog was born on July 3rd 2011. I had given up on it on July 7th 2012 because of several reason: I HAD TO MOVE ON FROM JPOP AND KPOP! In the end, I couldn't. And my blog stayed deleted.
In April 2014, after months of following book blogs, I said I had to get one too. The original the screenbook. was born. School, the worst enemy of reading and having fun, made me give up. My second book blog Booking Another Page was made in July with Anrita, a nice Latvian girl. But she lost interest, then I lost interest... And I am not that kind of person to share stuff, including my sweet little blog.

So, here I am. Reopening the screenbook. after I've deleted every single post I had here (minus the Introducing Me one). I promise I am going to stick with this boy!

the screenbook. the beginning only!

This is the grand premiere!!
Oh my god! i am so excited.

Seriously, I am truly happy that I've finally REopened this boy. I was kind of used to the world of blogging but I actually never thought I'd really make it. I mean, I've recently had over twenty blogs but after three posts nothing made me continue. Unlike those, books, TV series and movies... it's my life! and this blog will be my mirror. That'll be so awesome, even without my philosophical touch!

So, welcome to my blog where I will post reviews and news about books, movies, TV series (episodes), possibly songs and different events. I really hope you will enjoy those. I do not have specific tastes in anything, I can enjoy anything, though I'd rather read young-adult than new-adult and paranormal and historical than science-fiction, though I'm a big fan of dystopian. You will see soon more about what I am doing.

Lots of kisses,
-Lavinyaa

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