Archive for January, 2012


Way Back Wednesday

January 4, 2012

Way Back Wednesday is hopefully going to be a new segment here in which I blog about shows, movies, toys, books, from when I was younger. This means topics from the 80’s and 90’s. 🙂 Let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy!

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This first week we’ll cover my favorite show from when I was a little girl. Jem and the Holograms. I watched this show all the time. The entire season was just recently released on dvd.

Here is the summary from Retro Junk:

The show centers on Jem who is an upcoming rock star with her band The Holograms. Jem is also the alias of Jerrica Benton, the daughter of a music executive who after his death, should rightfully be in charge of the company Starlight music. Jem/Jerrica’s rival is the sneaky and evil Eric Raymond who is trying to control Starlight music and get Jerrica out of the picture. Eric creates a band called the Misfits who are supposedly rebellious rockers. With the help of a secret computer/hologram machine named synergy created by Jerrica’s father, Jerrica and her sister Kimber and their friends create Jem and the holograms to compete in popularity at the same music label. Of course, no one but the girls are in on all of this. Also in play is a never-resolved love story of Jerrica and her boyfriend Rio who just happens to be with Jem at the same time, but has no idea its the same girl. Jerrica has the ability to transform to Jem and back again through her magic earrings. Throughout the show the girls encounter many a sabotage plan, heartbreak and of course impossible dangers followed by even more impossible rescues. But it still remains one of the best 80’s cartoons ever!

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I wanted to be in the Holograms when I was little! So did all of my friends. Their songs were catchy and fun, and their clothes and makeup were ‘outrageous’. I loved Rio back then. (Of course, looking back it is annoying that he couldn’t choose between Jem and Jerrica. Especially since he didn’t know they were the same person. And Jerrica didn’t help either by trying to get together with him as both people.) However, the show was still great. It was improbable but so much fun! I was so disappointed when the show ended.

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Jem and the Holograms show had tons of merchandise out there. This included an entire line of dolls, playsets, books, games, and more. And I wanted it all. 🙂 Luckily, Jem is back on tv on the Hub. So now, if you don’t want to buy the show on dvd you can still watch it on Saturdays. Did you guys watch this show? Do you watch it now?

I hope you enjoyed this post for Way Back Wednesday. If this becomes a regular feature here, I’d love to know if there is anything that you’d like to see me feature. (Well, as long as it’s something that I can recall from the 80’s and 90’s. lol)


Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’m Excited To Read in 2012

January 3, 2012

‘Top Ten Tuesday’ is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Books I’m Excited To Read in 2012’. I get to list the books that I’m looking forward to reading this year. There seem to be a lot of good books coming out this year and I can’t wait to get to read them.

1. The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittredge – This is the sequel to ‘The Iron Thorn’, which was a really great read last year. It’s a combination steampunk, fantasy, dystopian, young-adult novel. I’ve recently been turned on to steampunk and dystopian novels, which seems to be the current trend. 🙂 (I’m such a follower.)

2. The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross – Yet another steampunk sequel. I loved the first book in this series, I think this may be the series that sealed by love of this genre. May is way too far away.

3. The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney – This is the sequel to ‘The Iron Queen’ which was a really good if short book. I hope this one is longer. This seems like it may be a great fantasy series.

4. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore – The ‘Graceling’ series was a serious favorite of mine last year and I’ve been waiting for this book for a long, long time. I’ve loved the main characters of this series so much and I don’t think this book will disappoint me.

5. The Unseen Guest by Maryrose Wood – Is the third in a children’s series, but it’s so much fun! I found a review that describes the series perfectly, it’s ‘Sound of Music’ meets ‘The Series of Unfortunate Events’. It’s a funny read with some adorable characters.

6. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen – I’ve always loved Robin Hood, I think I’ve watched pretty much every movie or tv version that tells his story. This book talks about a possible love interest for him, not Maid Marien, but Scarlet, the main character. It looks to be a fun read for this year.

7. Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep – This is the third in the Mythos Academy series which I’m loving right now. I love anything to do with mythology so this series is right up my alley. 🙂

8. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami – I’ve been seeing a lot of this book online, especially on Goodreads. It’s grabbed my interest for sure. It’s not a new book, but I definitely plan to read this book before the year is out.

9. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson – Jack the Ripper. Need I say more? I love Maureen Johnson anyway, so this is definitely a must read for this year.

10. Ashfall by Mike Mullin – This is a post-apocalyptic novel about the aftermath of the explosion of a supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park. The main character is a teenage boy left alone for the weekend when the volcano erupts. He goes across the United States to find his family.


Happy New Year!

January 1, 2012

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Happy New Year to everyone! I hope to make 2012 my best year yet and wish the same for you as well.