Thursday, April 28, 2011

Getting To Know Me~!!

Punk Rock Momma sent this out in an email and I thought to join along...it's always fun to share...don't you think??

WHAT WAS YOUR:

1. Last beverage: Diet Pepsi, I drink it likes its water~!!
2. Last phone call: My oldest daughter, she turned 27 today!!!
3. Last text message: I don't text...AT ALL!!  I don't even own a cell phone!
4. Last song you listened to: Takin' Care of Business by BTO
5. Last time you cried: Two days ago, I feel rather lonely right now!  :(

HAVE YOU EVER:

6. Dated someone twice: Yes
7. Been cheated on: Yes
8. Kissed someone & regretted it: Yes
9. Lost someone special: Yes
10. Been depressed: Unfortunately yes!!
11. Been drunk and threw up: Oh gosh...I don't want to remember!! 

LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS:

12. Emerald Green
13. Kelly Green
14. Sea Green (its all about the green)

THIS YEAR HAVE YOU: (2011)

15. Made a new friend?: Acquaintances yes, friends no but the years not over yet!
16. Fallen out of love? In and out, up and down, but still on track!
17. Laughed until you cried? Yes...playing Telestrations, AWESOME game!!
18. Met someone who changed you? I pray for that every day!
19. Found out who your true friends were? I don't have any "true" friends.
20. Found out someone was talking about you? Only the jealous people do!
21. Kissed anyone on your FB friends' list?  Just my children and family!

GENERAL:

22. How many people on your FB friends list do you know in real life? Maybe 300 or so.
3. A TV show you wish was NOT canceled? Firefly
24. Do you have any pets? Yes, 1 dog, Tsabi, 2 cats, Mary Magdalen Leopardo & Saqqarra Cowcata, 2 Turtles, Freddy & Velma, several fish and an Egyptian Uromastyx named Snake.
25. M&M's with or with OUT peanuts? Oh with peanuts please~!!
26. What did you do for your last birthday? Husband and kids made supper...yummers~!!
27. What time did you wake up today?  8:00 a.m...we slept in...EEEK~!!
28. What were you doing at midnight last night?: Singing songs with my family~!!
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for:  World Peace~!!
30. Last time you saw your Mother?: Sunday at Easter dinner.
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life? Wish my son had lived~!
32. What are you listening to right now? The kids are watching Kids Vs. Kat
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom?: Uh...yes...why??
34. What's getting on your nerves right now? Politicians and big business~!!
35. Most visited webpage?: Yahoo Mail
36. PC or Mac?  PC
37. Nicknames: Freak
38. Relationship Status: living in "sin"...heh heh~!!
39. Zodiac Sign: Ophiuchus
40. Lady or Gent?: Lady...where??
41. Elementary?: Prince of Wales
42. Middle School?: Spent at too many, my dad was with the railroad and we traveled a LOT~!
43. High School?: TISS
44. Hair Color?: Dark Brown
45. Long or short?: Long
46. Height? :5'4"
47. Do you have a crush on someone?  Not at all!
48. What do you like about yourself?  I take iniative~!
49. Piercings?: 3 holes in each ear.
50. Tattoos? a tiny cross on my left hand
51. Righty or lefty? Right handed
52. First surgery?: Prolly tonsils!
53. First Piercing?: Only ever had my ears done!
54. First best friend?: Melanie...I gave her all my barbie and accessories...LOL
55. First sport you joined? Volleyball
58. Notice 56 & 57 missing?: Nope...I copied and pasted!

RIGHT NOW:

59. Eating: Not at this moment...no
60. Drinking: Uh...Diet Pepsi
61. *Poke*:   Never!
62. *Poke*:   Why?
63. Waiting for?: dude to get home
64. Want kids? Geesh me no, I already have 6...more than plenty!  And a grandbaby gurl!
65. Get Married? Not even once!
66. Career?  What's this word career???

67. Lips or eyes?: Eyes
68. Hugs or kisses: Hugs...no, kisses...no, hugs...no...uh...both?!
69. Shorter or taller: Taller
70. Older or Younger: Older but not to look like it
71. Romantic or spontaneous: A little from column a and a little from column b please!
72. Nice stomach or nice arms: Stomach
73. Sensitive or loud: Know when to show them, know when to hold them
74. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship.
75. Trouble-maker or hesitant: Someone who is able to stir the foundations yet soulful enough to realize the intended outcome.

HAVE YOU EVER :

76. Kissed a stranger?:Yes
77. Drank hard liquor?: Yes...but I don't drink alcohol!
78. Lost glasses/contacts?: Oh gosh yes~!!
79. Had sex on first date?: Nope...I'm in it for love!
80. Broken someone's heart?: I don't know...mayhaps!
81. Had your own heart broken?: Yeah!
83. Turned someone down?: Yeah!
84. Cried when someone died?: Of course!
85. Fallen for a friend?: My dude was my friend first...we've been together 11 yrs. now!


DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

86. Yourself?: For the most part!
87. Miracles?: Yes
88. Love at first sight?: Yes
89. Heaven?: Oh yes
90. Santa Claus?: My goodness NO~!!!  It's Mommy Claus and Daddy Claus in this house!
91. Kiss on the first date?: No
92. Angels?: Definitely

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY:

93. Had more than one bf/gf at the same time?  Maybe when I was really young!
94. Is there one person you want to be with right now? My son
95. Did you sing today? Of course!!!
96. Ever cheated on somebody? Yeah...sorry...but yeah!
97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go, and why? I don't know...maybe to the beginning of time and watch everything unfold at once...would be neat to see!
98. If you could pick a day from last year and relive it, what would it be?  When we went to see Iron Maiden in concert!
99. Are you afraid of falling in love? No
100. Posting this as 100 truths? Yes, on my blog

The Face Of God by Bill Myers

SYNOPSIS:
THE TERRORIST has learned of supernatural stones used by the Old Testament High Priests to hear the audible voice of God. As the mastermind of a deadly plot that will soon kill millions, he has had a series of dreams instructing him to find the stones. Everything else is in place. The wrath of God is poised and ready to be unleashed. All that is stopping him is . . .

THE PASTOR. His wife has been murdered and his faith is crumbling before his very eyes. With his estranged son, he also searches for the stones in hopes they will rekindle his dying faith and love.

With the lives of millions hanging in the balance, these two men of opposing faiths collide in an unforgettable showdown. “The Face of God” is another thrilling and thought-provoking novel by a master of the heart and suspense, C.S. Lewis Honor Award winner, Bill Myers.

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**  Disclosure:  I did not accept any compensation from the publishers other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!!  **

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Secrets of the Magical Medallions by Sean McCartney

SYNOPSIS:
A Treasure Hunting Legend... Four Ordinary Kids... Two Magical Medallions... Pursued By An Ancient Evil... In One Extraordinary Adventure. Join the Treasure Hunters Club as they look to unlock the Secrets of the Magical Medallions. ...Some Secrets Are Better Left Alone. When Tommy Reed received a medallion from his famous treasure hunting uncle "Diamond" Jack Reed he didn't think much of it. Now an ancient evil is pursuing his every move and his treasure hunting club friends are on the run. They must unlock the secret to the medallion before evil can hunt them down.

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**  Disclosure:  I did not accept any compensation from the publishers other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!!  **

RAST by Christopher Hoare

SYNOPSIS:
While Egon goes west to spy on the Offrangs and Jady makes her way east, the oracle provided by the Pythian that lives in a cavern beneath the palace reveals, “You have no high point to see the scattered threads but must trust to those who grasp them.”  Everyone, enemy and friend, has a part to play in the preservation of Rast.


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**  Disclosure:  I did not accept any compensation from the publishers other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!!  **

Journey of Honor by Jaclyn M. Hawkes

SYNOPSIS:
Disowned, she came to America anyway. Attacked and left pregnant by a vicious mob, she still pressed on. Finally in spite of being accused of theft by the vilest of her attackers, Giselle tries to remain as upbeat and uncomplaining as a prairie wildflower as she travels on to Zion.

Thoroughly disillusioned with the ugliness and cruelty of slavery in the South. Trace Grayson leaves his young medical career to go west, hoping to leave bigotry and hatred behind. He begins taking goods by teamster train to sell in the territories. However, this fourth time across in July 1848, he's stuck in St. Joseph, Missouri, waiting for enough wagons to join the train so that they can leave.

Knowing that if they don t start west soon, they ll be caught by snow in the mountains. Trace is thrilled when the final wagon signs on. Then, when the beautiful young Dutch girl traveling with the last wagon is falsely accused of stealing and is detained, the whole trip is jeopardized. Thrown together by circumstances, Trace and Giselle team up to begin to figure out just how to make this epic journey across a continent a success.

With a deep sense of honor and an equally strong sense of humor, together they learn to deal with everything except the one trial that neither of them can overcome.

This is a journey through the refiner's fire.


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**  Disclosure:  I did not accept any compensation from the publishers other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!!  **

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Help Opens August 12th

The Help
Genre:                          Drama
Rating:                          PG-13
U.S. Release date:         August 12, 2011
 
Cast:                            Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone
Director:                        Tate Taylor
Producers:                    Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan
Executive Producers:     Mark Radcliffe, Tate Taylor, Dean Jones, Nate Berkus, Jennifer Blum, Jeff Skoll and Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei                                    
Screenplay by:              Tate Taylor
        Based on the novel by:   Kathryn Stockett 


Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon,  “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s,  who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.

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The DMZ by Jeanette Windle

SYNOPSIS:
"Those who are not willing to bleed and die for what they hold dear will always be held hostage by those who are."

More than a decade after the end of the cold war has chilled the Marxist rebel movements around the world, one hot spot remains--Colombia.

The inexplicable loss of three major U. S. assets draws the attention of the world to the Colombian demilitarized zone. Are the local Colombian rebels responsible? Or is a deadly Middle Eastern secret cloaked by the jungle canopy of the DMZ?

Among the contingent of politicians and media headed for the DMZ seeking answers is reporter Julie Baker, whose parents had been missionaries in Colombia. Old hurts and terrors surge as she revisits the place of her birth--and her parents' deaths. When Julie's own abduction by guerrillas triggers a time bomb that has been ticking under the feet of the U. S. for a decade, she is left with more quesitons than answers.

With the fate of two countries resting in her hands, Julie must put aside her own terror to face just what God's call for self-sacrifice will mean for her past and her increasingly uncertain future.


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**  Disclosure:  I did not accept any compensation from the publishers other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!!  **

Toys by James Patterson & Neil McMahon

SYNOPSIS:
James Bond and Jason Bourne have just been topped! A battle for the world is set into unstoppable motion and Hays Baker is the only one who can save it.

Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, extraordinary intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do--they're Elites, endowed at birth with the very best that the world can offer. The only problem in their perfect world: humans and their toys!

The one with the most toys--dies

The top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. He has been praised by the President, and is a national hero. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Suddenly Hays is on the other side of the gun, forced to leave his perfect family and fight for his life.

Now a hunted fugitive, Hays is thrown into a life he never dreamed possible--fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction. He enlists all of his training to uncover the truth that will save millions of lives--maybe even his own. James Patterson's Toys is a thriller on a hyper plane--with a hero who rivals both James Bond and Jason Bourne.


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**  Disclosure:  I did not accept any compensation from the publishers other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!!  **

Monday, April 18, 2011

African Cats: Sita Has a Secret - Clip


·         “African Cats” is the third release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years.  Launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories, Disneynature was behind both “Earth” and “Oceans.”    

·         “Earth,” the first film to premiere domestically under the new label on Earth Day 2009, garnered a record-breaking opening weekend for a nature documentary.  On its opening day, the film also broke the single-day box-office record for a nature documentary.  

·         Hitting theaters on April 22, 2010, “Oceans” was the #1 film that day and had the third highest opening weekend box-office gross of all time for a nature film.  “Oceans” is the third highest grossing feature-length nature film in history.  

·         Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1949 and 1960, including “Seal Island” (1949), “Beaver Valley” (1950), “The Living Desert” (1953) and “Jungle Cat” (1958).  The films earned eight Academy Awards®.  

·         Narrator Samuel L. Jackson was nominated for an Academy Award® for his performance in “Pulp Fiction.” His credits include big-screen hits like “Die Hard: With a Vengeance,” “A Time to Kill,” “Stars Wars:  Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace,” “Shaft,” “Changing Lanes,” “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” “The Incredibles,” “Cleaner,” “Unthinkable” and “Iron Man 2.”

Dark Patches by Azuka Thomson

SYNOPSIS:
Meet Ndidi, the high school teacher and adoring wife. Blissfully married for seven years, a single question brings her world crashing down.

Grant, Ndidi’s loving husband, is his mother’s only child. Unable to stand up to his relatives, he devises a plan to keep his family together.

Omorose, Grant’s mother, is determined to leave no stones unturned in her quest for more grandchildren, even if it means spiritual intervention.

Josephine is no ordinary second wife. Selfish, manipulative and troublesome, she does not intend to share Grant with Ndidi, so she starts an evil campaign with horrifying consequences.

As each of them make sacrifices for the sake of a common goal, ruthless bids for power unleash sinister forces of catastrophic proportions….


Read the FULL review at:
One Day At A Time

**  Disclosure:  I did not accept any compensation from the publishers other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!!  **

The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon

SYNOPSIS:
It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl. When the authorities catch up to them that same night, Homan escapes into the darkness, and Lynnie is caught. But before she is forced back into the institution, she whispers two words to Martha: "Hide her." And so begins the 40-year epic journey of Lynnie, Homan, Martha, and baby Julia-lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love.

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**  Disclosure:  I did not accept any compensation from the publishers other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!!  **

Sunday, April 17, 2011

African Cats: Herding Cats - Clip


AFRICAN CATS
DISNEYNATURE
Website and Mobile Site: Disney.com/AfricanCats
 Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/Disneynature
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Disneynature

Genre:                                      True Life Adventure
Rating:                                      G
U.S. Release Date:                    April 22, 2011

Narrator:                                    Samuel L. Jackson
Directors:                                  Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill
Producers:                                Keith Scholey, Alix Tidmarsh
                                               
An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna.  Narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons.  Disneynature brings “The Lion King” to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth”).  An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham

SYNOPSIS:
All paths lead to war...

Marcus' hero days are behind him. He knows too well that even the smallest war still means somebody's death. When his men are impressed into a doomed army, staying out of a battle he wants no part of requires some unorthodox steps.

Cithrin is an orphan, ward of a banking house. Her job is to smuggle a nation's wealth across a war zone, hiding the gold from both sides. She knows the secret life of commerce like a second language, but the strategies of trade will not defend her from swords.

Geder, sole scion of a noble house, has more interest in philosophy than in swordplay. A poor excuse for a soldier, he is a pawn in these games. No one can predict what he will become.

Falling pebbles can start a landslide. A spat between the Free Cities and the Severed Throne is spiraling out of control. A new player rises from the depths of history, fanning the flames that will sweep the entire region onto The Dragon's Path-the path to war.

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**  Disclosure:  I did not accept any compensation from the publishers other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!!  **

How To Be God's Little Princess by Sheila Walsh

SYNOPSIS:
A fun guide book for God's little princesses. What does it take to be a princess? Sheila Walsh has some important answers to share for every little girl. This trendy design features black & white line art and a two-color pink and black interior. The art will tie to each how-to topic in the book-how to make the best pink cookies, how to wear a tiara, how to earn money at home, how to care for a royal dog, how to be respectful, how to use good manners, how to help Mom, how to follow Jesus, how to act like a princess when things go terribly wrong, and many more.

Read the FULL review at:
One Day At A Time   
**  Disclosure:  I did not accept any compensation from the publishers other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!!  **

The Bone Trail by Nell Walton

SYNOPSIS:
The Bone Trail is a story of love, loss and murder set in modern day Nevada.  While searching for a clandestine wild horse roundup, two wild horse preservation advocates have disappeared in the desert without a trace. When journalist Kate Wyndham and Shoshone Native and horse whisperer Jim Ludlow set out to discover what happened to them they find themselves caught up in a web of deceit, intrigue and corruption that threatens everything they hold dear and may even claim their lives. 

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**  Disclosure:  I did not accept any compensation from the publishers other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!!  **

Thursday, April 14, 2011

DisneyNature ~ African Cats

Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson

SEE AFRICAN CATS, SAVE THE SAVANNA

AFRICAN CATS POSTS STRONG ADVANCE SALES
IN SUPPORT OF AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION INITIATIVE
 
With more than $1.7 Million in Advance Sales, Disneynature Already Set to
Save More Than 9,500 Acres… and Still Counting
“African Cats” Motion Picture Opens on Earth Day, April 22, 2011


BURBANK, Calif. (April 11, 2011) – “African Cats” is still more than two weeks from opening on Earth Day, but moviegoers have already bought $1.7 million in tickets to see the movie during its opening week (April 22-28) and save the African savanna in the process. Thanks to the “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” initiative, Disneynature’s pledge to make a contribution in honor of everyone who sees the film opening week already translates to more than 9,500 acres of land within Kenya’s Amboseli Wildlife Corridor—and that number continues to rise.
 
“We are very impressed with the passion people are showing for ‘African Cats’—advance ticket sales for this film have surpassed both ‘Earth’ and ‘Oceans’ at this stage of the game, which shows how excited moviegoers are for both the movie and the ‘Save the Savanna’ initiative,” said Alan Bergman, president, The Walt Disney Studios. “The Amboseli Corridor is an essential passage utilized by so many animals in the African savanna. The advance ticket sales so far will allow Disneynature with African Wildlife Foundation’s assistance to conserve more than 9,500 acres of this passage—which equates to 19 Disney’s Animal Kingdoms, or nearly two-thirds the size of Manhattan —and we still have two weeks till opening day.”
 
“The ‘See “African Cats,” Save the Savanna’ program transforms the movie going experience into tangible on-the-ground conservation action. The commitment of Disneynature combined with the passion of moviegoers will raise critical funds to conserve the land that the magnificent species featured in ‘African Cats’ call home,” said Dr. Patrick Bergin, CEO, African Wildlife Foundation. “Through this amazing collaboration, we celebrate our 50th Anniversary together with Disneynature and all the people who are helping establish the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor.”

“See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” continues Disneynature’s conservation efforts, which began with its first release, “Earth” (2009), for which three million trees were planted in Brazil ’s Atlantic Forest . The program in support of “Oceans” (2010) helped establish 40,000 acres of marine protected areas in The Bahamas, which contain miles of vital coral reef.
 
 
SEE AFRICAN CATS, SAVE THE SAVANNA
During the films opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that weeks ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to ensure the future of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the vibrant African savanna. The AWF will be working to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by a variety of wildlife.
 
The film, which will be released in theaters worldwide, opens in North America on April 22, 2011. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are already available in the United States by calling 1-888-DISNEY6. Tickets are also available online at www.disney.com/africancats.
 
There are also a number of innovative online efforts underway that allow moviegoers to pledge their commitment to the film and in doing so, support the cause.
 
·         Like Disneynature on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Disneynature
·         Pledge to see “African Cats” on Eventful: http://eventful.com/africancats
·         Join the “African Cats” grassroots community and donate to the African Wildlife Foundation on Causes: http://www.causes.com/africancats
·         Buy tickets through Disney Tickets Together: http://apps.facebook.com/ticketstogether/
 
ABOUT THE MOVIE
An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. Narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons. Disneynature brings “The Lion King” to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth”). An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011. For more information about the movie and the “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” initiative, check out Disney.com/AfricanCats.
 
ABOUT AWF
Founded in 1961, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is a conservation organization focused solely on the African continent. AWF’s programs and conservation strategies are based on sound science and designed to protect both the wild lands and wildlife of Africa and ensure a more sustainable future for Africa ’s people. Since its inception AWF has protected endangered species and land, promoted partnerships with the private sector for conservation tourism to benefit local African communities as a means to improve livelihoods, and trained hundreds of African nationals in conservation—all to ensure the survival of Africa ’s unparalleled wildlife heritage. AWF is a non-profit organization currently operating in 14 countries across the continent. AWF is a registered 501(c)(3) in the United States . Visit www.awf.org.
 
ABOUT DISNEYNATURE
Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years, was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife subjects and stories with theatrical audiences. “Earth” (opening Earth Day 2009) was the first film to premiere domestically under the new label, and garnered a record-breaking opening weekend for a nature documentary. Its “Buy a Ticket, Plant a Tree” initiative led to the planting of three million trees in Brazil ’s Atlantic Forest . Hitting theaters on April 22, 2010, “Oceans” was the third highest grossing feature-length nature film in history. Its “See ‘Oceans,’ Save Oceans” initiative helped establish 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, preserving essential coral reefs. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1949 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. For more information about Disneynature, check out disneynature.com like us on Facebook: facebook.com/Disneynature, and follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Disneynature. For more information about the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, please visit Disney.com/conservation.
 
ABOUT DISNEY WORLDWIDE CONSERVATION FUND
The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has advanced Disney's legacy of conservation to inspire people and partnerships to protect the world’s wildlife. To date, the DWCF has granted more than $14 million in 110 countries. DWCF is a Disney initiative to support conservation and animal welfare and is not a US 501(c)(3) public charity. More information about DWCF's efforts for wildlife, wild places and the people linked to their survival, is available at www.disney.com/conservation.
 

Easter Egg Decorating with Pooh and Friends~!!

What Easter wouldn't be complete without decorating, designing and painting Easter Eggs??  Join Pooh Bear & Friends in their creativity and see what beautiful Easter Eggs you, your friends and family can come up with...please remember...HAVE FUN~!!!!



WINNIE THE POOH is our beloved ‘hunny’-loving bear, so why not choose one of his favorite things - a honey jar – to create as an Easter egg? You want it to look like a real honey jar so use tape to cover the top of the egg where the lid will be and also a wide strip of tape around the middle for the ‘HUNNY’ label. Boil half a cup of water, mix in 30-40 drops of blue food dye, and one tablespoon of white vinegar. When it cools, gently lower the egg into the pot. The longer the egg remains in the pot, the darker the color gets! Once you are happy with the color, take it out with a spoon, dry it and remove the tape. Then stick the word ‘HUNNY’ in tape to the egg, and pop it back in the pot, just for a few seconds to make the ‘label’ pale blue. Finally, you can use acrylic paint for a blob of honey and leave the word ‘HUNNY’ in the egg’s natural color. If Pooh could see your Easter egg, he might think it looked so much like a honey jar that he would keep it in his personal collection!


TIGGER would be ecstatically happy about painting Easter eggs. You could have a go at painting an egg that looks like Tigger! First, use an orange watercolor crayon to paint the entire egg orange. While it dries, bounce around a bit – Tigger – style! Then draw in the tiger stripes with a steady hand and a black marker and fill them in with a black watercolor crayon. You can use a pink button for the nose and draw on eyebrows, eyes, mouth and whiskers with the black marker. Tigger-tastic!

EEYORE we all know would probably be less excited about painting Easter Eggs, so why not create one of his favorite food -- thistles, of course! All you need are some crayons, a little spinach and also purple and green acrylic paints. Draw the thistle with a crayon, to prevent the area from being dyed. Boil the spinach, letting it simmer for 45 minutes. Put the egg into the water to color it green. The crayon colored thistle won’t dye (due to the wax in the crayon), so you can use acrylic paints to finish your egg.  Even Eeyore would have to admit it looks pretty sweet.


PIGLET loves his friends, and his motto is “Even if you are rather small you can still have a very big heart.” Why not paint a Piglet style Easter egg, with huge hearts on it? First, draw seven hearts with a marker, and then use small pieces of sponge with different colors to paint the egg. You can paint the whole egg pale blue like the sky and then paint each of the hearts with one of the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Piglet would love this Easter egg because it’s small and cute, just like him!

To have more adventures with Pooh and friends go and see WINNIE THE POOH, the brand new film by Disney, in theatres July 15th!

ABOUT THE MOVIE
Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh.” Featuring the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail.  “Ever have one of those days where you just can’t win, Eeyore?” asks Pooh.  Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some honey. Inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style, “Winnie the Pooh” hits theatres on July 15th!
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Winnie the Pooh hits theatres July 15th, 2011~!!

Have you heard the latest??  Our beloved bear, Winnie The Pooh,  with all his adorable friends are returning to the big screen and the Hundred Acre Woods this summer...

About the Movie:

Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh.”   Featuring the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. 

“Ever have one of those days where you just can’t win, Eeyore?” asks Pooh.  Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some honey. Inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style, “Winnie the Pooh” hits theatres on July 15th!



To have more adventures with Pooh and friends go and see WINNIE THE POOH, the brand new film by Disney, in theatres July 15th!

In The Spotlight: Nell Walton - Author - "The Bone Trail"

About "The Bone Trail"...

Inspired by actual events, The Bone Trail is the story of investigative journalist and horsewoman, Kate Wyndham, who is sent to northern Nevada to do a story on the disappearance of two wild horse advocates. When Wyndham attempts to gain information from the FBI and local authorities she is stonewalled.

 Kate turns to Jim Ludlow, a local rancher who lives on an Indian Reservation near where the advocates disappeared. Ludlow, a Shoshone Indian horse “whisperer” agrees to try to help Wyndham and they begin a search for answers that may cost them everything the hold dear – it may even cost them their lives.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Flip This Zombie by Jesse Petersen

SYNOPSIS:
The Zombie Apocalypse has been good to Sarah and David and they are starting a business. ZombieBusters-for all your zombie extermination needs.  There are lots of zombies and that means lots of customers...Except one of them doesn't want the zombies dead, he wants them alive and ready for experimentation. Mad scientists make for difficult clients and this time, Sarah and David might have bitten off more than they can chew.

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Bloodshed of Eagles by William W. Johnstone

SYNOPSIS:
Falcon MacCallister never thought he'd wear army brass. But Colorado is about to join the Union - and the would-be state has just made him Lt. Colonel in its Home Guard. Then, before his military career can take off, Falcon loses one of his men and two deadly new Gatling guns to a murderous ambush. Falcon is going to get those Gatling guns back - before they kill the wrong people. Tracing the missing guns to Eastern Montana, Falcon teams up with a scout named Isiah Dorman. Falcon and Dorman are spearheading a battle against the Sioux - in the shadow of the disastrous Little Big Horn slaughter. For the two men, survival along the Little Bighorn is going to mean breaking rules, standing strong, standing together - and holding off a deadly onslaught with only a few guns against many.

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