Jul 31, 2014

Sarcastic Song Shuffle ~ July 2014 Edition

We listen to music all the time in our house so we thought it would be fun to share some of the music we love with you in a blog post every month.  Get ready, because everyone is grabbing their iPods and then...

Female ~ Age: 9
Favorite music groups/artists:  One Direction, Justin Bieber, 
Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone

Coconut's Playlist
  1. Battleships ~ Daughtry
  2. Pumpin' Up The Party ~ Hannah Montana
  3. Don't Stop ~ 5 Seconds of Summer
  4. Now or Never ~ High School Musical 3 Soundtrack
  5. She Looks So Perfect (acoustic) ~ 5 Seconds of Summer
  6. Freak the Freakout ~ Victorious Soundtrack
  7. I Just Can't Wait To Be King ~ The Lion King Soundtrack
  8. Get Off of My Back ~ Bryan Adams from the Spirit Soundtrack
  9. On My Mind ~ Cody Simpson
  10. Heart In My Hand ~ Austin Mahone

Female ~ Age: 13
Favorite Music Groups:  One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer
Likes to listen to Top 40 Radio Hits.

Toucan's Playlist
  1. Mrs All American ~ 5 Seconds of Summer
  2. Put Your Hearts Up ~ Ariana Grande
  3. Let It Go ~ Frozen Soundtrack
  4. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light 'em Up) ~ Fall Out Boy
  5. Party In the USA ~ Pitch Perfect Soundtrack
  6. Rock Me ~ One Direction
  7. I Thought She Knew ~ *NSYNC
  8. What Makes You Beautiful ~ One Direction
  9. Space Cowboy (Yippie-Yi-Yay) *NSYNC
  10. Almost Is Never Enough ~ Ariana Grande featuring Nathan Sykes

Female ~ Age: Adult

Favorite Music Group: Bon Jovi
She will pretty much listen to and enjoy anything.

Flamingo's Playlist
  1. Where Them Girls At ~ David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida
  2. Little Red Corvette ~ Prince
  3. Little Things ~ One Direction
  4. What Makes You Beautiful ~ One Direction
  5. Heaven's On Fire ~ KISS
  6. Summertime ~ Bon Jovi
  7. Days Gone By ~ Slaughter
  8. Wanted Dead or Alive ~ Bon Jovi
  9. Love Bites ~ Def Leppard
  10. Love Somebody ~ Rick Springfield

Male ~ Age:16
Likes to listen to pretty much any kind of music.  
Doesn't have a favorite Artist.

Banana's Playlist
  1. Good Time ~ Carly Rae Jepsen with Owl City 
  2. Love You Like A Love Song ~ Selena Gomez
  3. I Want It All ~ High School Musical 3 Soundtrack
  4. Nothin' But A Good Time ~ Poison
  5. It's Not Over ~ Daughtry
  6. Harder To Breathe ~ Maroon 5
  7. Old Alabama ~ Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
  8. Poker Face ~ Lady Gaga
  9. Baby I ~ Ariana Grande
  10. E.T. ~ Katy Perry featuring Kanye West

Last up ~ Surfboard
Male ~ Age: Adult

Surfboard And Wave Clip Art
Doesn't like any particular artist, just songs.  Most of Surfboards musical selections are not a favorite with anyone else at The Sarcastic Palmtree.

Surfboard's Playlist
  1. Almost is Never Enough - Ariana Grande & Nathan Sykes 
  2. Warning Labels - Doug Stone 
  3. Birdhouse  In Your Soul - They Might Be Giants 
  4. Super Trouper - Mamma Mia! Soundtrack 
  5. Trashin' The Camp - Phil Collins & Rosie O'Donnell 
  6. That Rock Wont Roll - Restless Heart 
  7. Treat Her Like a Lady - Lee DeWyze 
  8. Red High Heels - Kellie Pickler 
  9. Takin' Pills - Pistol Annies
  10. 1-2-3 - Len Barry (Mr. Holland's Opus Soundtrack)

There you have it!  Let us know what's on your playlist these days (we love new music) and tell us whose list you like best or matches up with what you listen to most!

Jul 29, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by 

This weeks topic: 
Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From
I thought I would take the route of NOT using my kindle.  These are all physical books that I own.

10 ~ Colleen Houck
I know I have talked A LOT about this series lately because I've been reading it for Memory Lane Monday but this is my favorite series and since I had a few authors I have 4 books from, this one won the #10 spot.

9 ~ Tiffany King

Wishing for Someday Soon
 Tiffany King is a favorite author of mine.  I have all of her books on Kindle and now I am starting a collection of her books in paperback.  Banana got me 4 of them for Mother's Day this year which I loved!

8 ~ J. K. Rowling

 I have a set of the Harry Potter books.  That makes the list pretty easily with just this one set.  We actually have 2 full sets in the house as well as the first 4 books in paperback and the little books that accompany the series.  That's a whole lot of Harry Potter!

7 ~ Brandon Mull
 This is my Brandon Mull Collection.  I have yet to read the last of the Beyonders series (even though I have it) but Fablehaven is a big favorite of mine.

6 ~ Lindsay Paige

Lindsay Paige is an author I just found through twitter a couple months ago.  We were able to meet and go to dinner while I was down in the area she lives on vacation so I was able to get her to sign a copy of most of her books for me.  I have read a couple now and she is a very talented author.  She also co-authors with Mary Smith on the Penalty Kill Trilogy  She is a huge hockey fan which makes her even more awesome (even though she likes the Pittsburgh Penguins).

5 ~ Cassandra Claire

 I love Cassandra Clare's work and I have yet to finish The Mortal Instruments series although I have all of them, but The Infernal Devices was truly epic!  Clockwork Princess was one of the most well rounded books I think I have ever read.

4 ~ Richelle Mead

 Another favorite series of mine Vampire Academy and the spin off series Bloodlines!  These books are fantastic and guess what comes out today?

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5)
Might as well add this one to the collection as well!

 3 ~ Stephenie Meyer

 Yes I'm a Twilight nerd and yes I have all of these.  I also counted the fact that I have another complete set of the Twilight books because I used to lend my books (which I absolutely don't anymore) and they are completely thrashed.

2 ~ Nicholas Sparks

This is a nice collage of Nicholas Sparks books.  I have 17 by him total.  I think I may be missing one so I guess I need to get Santa to bring it to me this year.

1 ~ Richard Paul Evans
The Walk (The Walk, #1)The Sunflower

The Last PromiseThe Christmas List

These are 6 of the 25 books I have by Richard Paul Evans.  He has been a favorite of mine for years.  I have met him twice and heard him speak and you will not find a more kind and genuine person. I think I may be missing one or two of his books as well so I need to investigate and get caught up.

That's it for me this week.  I would love to see your lists so leave me your links and I will hop over and check it out!  Have a great week!

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Jul 28, 2014

Memory Lane Monday #18 ~ Review ~ Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck

Memory Lane Monday is a weekly meme that Amber at Paradise of Pages and I, Kristalyn at The Sarcastic Palmtree, came up with. We have been wanting to re-read some of our favorites but feel overwhelmed by all the other new books coming out that our re-reads get put to the side. We have decided we don't want to put them aside anymore, so we will be taking turns putting up our reviews on our blogs throughout the month. This does not mean we won't keep up with recent releases as well, it just means we will make more time for those we have read before as well.

Tiger's Destiny (The Tiger Saga, #4)

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.  It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all.

At First Sight
As with the other covers in this series, this one is gorgeous!  I would love to have a reading room someday and these covers are definitely ones I would frame as art.
Characters and Relationships
The relationships between the characters in this book are pivotal to the story and as such, it is hard for me to elaborate without spoilers.  I will say, I absolutely hated Anamika and still really don't like her much.  I was happy with how the whole love triangle shook out although if it was me, (personal preference here) I would have taken the other guy.  
Is this a kissing book?
There is kissing again in this book though not quite as hot and heavy as the others.  With that being said, this being the 4th in the series, I was more concerned with the story rather than the kissing as things were finishing up.
Don't leave me hanging
No hangers here!  This is the end to an epic series although there is a 5th book that will be eventually written to clear up a few mysterious things that aren't answered in the series.  That being said, you won't be dying or feel like you have a billion loose ends hanging there.  
The Best Gems
  • The skimmer
  • Barren Island
  • The Phoenix
  • Firefruit
  • Saachi
  • The Rakshasi
  • Chimera
Favorite Quote
"One day, if you make the most of it, can be more satisfactory than a lifetime squandered."
The Sum Up
This book was an emotional ride for me from start to finish.  I cried several times and it did, as expected, make me cry again at the end.  It's a combination of good and not so good crying, but all in all it is worth the tears to experience this series.  I love Colleen Houck's writing.  She has beautifully crafted a series full of adventure, romance and intrigue that I could read time and time again.  I would recommend this series to everyone and anyone.  

Here's how Memory Lane Monday works:
  • Each week the co-hosts will trade off with recapping when it is a re-read or what they have heard so far about the book and the other co-host will put up their review. 
  • The participants can read anything that they remember reading in the past, or something that they have wanted to read that has been around for a while and just haven't gotten around to reading it yet for whatever reason.
  • Participants can decide if they want to recap the book before reading it or just put up a review of what they read.
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  • Most importantly remember to just have fun! :)

We will be providing each week a linky that you will be able use to link your posts for us and everyone else to see as well. All we ask is for you to put up our banner as well as a link back to both hosts on your post. 

Jul 25, 2014

Feature & Follow ~ Favorite TV To Watch Over and Over

Welcome to Feature Follow Friday!  This post is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  This feature is here for everyone to be able to get their blog some attention and get more followers as well as give my readers a little more fun at looking what I do for the weekly topic. 

This week's Topic:
What is your favorite tv series that you can watch over and over again?

This question is easy to answer.  The series we watch every afternoon (especially in the summer) and own all of the seasons on DVD is...

Leave me your links so I can see what shows you love to watch and I can give you a follow back!

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