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Oui! Tom Cruise will run in Paris!

Maybe he’ll climb the Eiffel Tower and jump off it. Maybe he’ll tackle the Arc de Triomphe or the famous Louvre or the Notre Dame… whatever! Tom Cruise would be shooting scenes for MI6 in Paris and they should get him to run along the Champs-Élysées. The Latin Quarter would make a great shot too.

The sixth and perhaps final installment of the Mission Impossible franchise would see Tom Crusie and company globetrot a bit with Paris, London, New Zealand, and India on the itinerary. Unfortunately, Jeremy Renner won’t be back because his dates are clashing with Avengers: Infinity War, something I don’t care for, but I’ll miss his presence. He was funny and the voice of reason.

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India is another destination I am excited for. I think Cruise and McQuarrie should consider asking Shah Rukh Khan to make an appearance to give it a sultrier appeal or Ranveer Singh seeing that he is Bollywood’s future heir or even Hrithik Roshan so he can learn how to perform better action stunts from the world’s greatest action star. 

STUNTING

Tom Cruise made stunt history in Rogue Nation for hanging off a plane and holding his breath under water for 6 minutes and I remember thinking that he isn’t going to top that, but McQuarrie recently revealed that the actor has spent the past year training for a single MI6 stunt. Is he going to finally fly without restraint? Kidding. Kidding! Hmmm… I wonder if it involves the Eiffel Tower or the Big Ben or maybe the Taj Mahal? 

MI6 starts shooting in April and already has a release date for July 27, 2018.

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Benefits of Being a Bibliophile

Story of my life!

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There are many benefits to being a book lover. Maybe we have an unhealthy compulsion to buy books. Maybe we have no surface space not claimed by random literary treasures. We may regularly suffer from book hangovers, but by gollie we:

 Prefer simple pleasures                              Never go to bed lonely
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Get excited easily                                          Have better vocabulary 😉
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Never get bored                                              Travel to distant landsa01696412fc05b59444a1f1bdaf05b1bFavim.com-9108
Never stop learning                                        Have less stress
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Improve memory                …

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Books & Reviews 📚, Thursday Ten

Thursday Ten: Books that were disappointing

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Base on the book reviews that I am currently doing weekly, you can tell that I am open to many genres. Yet, while some books appeal to me, some simply do not. I try to always come to the last page of a book, but there are simply some books that I can’t quite finish no matter what.

Today, I bring you 10 boring/disappointing books I had the displeasure of reading (some may/may not appear in later reviews). Most of them I did not finish. I do not make apologies to anyone feeling offended because my opinions are not yours.

1. Room by Emma Donaghue

Waterfall the milk… I know this book is from a child’s perspective (a five-year-old at that), but it insulted my intelligence. I was greatly annoyed and had to put this book down. Had the book been told from Ma’s perspective, then it would’ve been a heart-wrenching tale. I mean, Ma’s been kidnapped, raped, held captive, whatever, but there is no sense of that hence no emotion. I almost threw this book at the wall. Almost. It didn’t belong to me and I was happy to return it.

2. Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

Wickedly boring.

3. Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

*Rolls eyes* Wickedly boring! Had I known I was going to be duped, I would’ve run away screaming when this book was recommended to me.

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4. White Oleander by Janet Fitch

An immature novel masquerading as literature. Adults should stop writing about children in disgusting ways because it’s squirmy and uncomfortable to read most of the time. I don’t want to read about 14-year-olds having sex or thinking about climaxing on some car hood.

I would have liked to light this book on fire, but alas! It did not belong to me.

5. Missing Mom by Joyce Carol Oates

I couldn’t get into this one. I tried twice, but it was a no go. It was a pain to read, sentences were left incomplete, too repetitive, and it irritated me to no end. I didn’t even care about the narrator or the dead mom.

6. Paris Match by Stuart Woods

The cover is beautiful and that’s where I stop.

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7. Is America She Gone? by Beverley-Ann Scott

It could’ve been much better. I’ll explain this book in a solo post.

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8. Gray Mountain by John Grisham

*YAWNS* I usually love Grisham’s legal thrillers, but I couldn’t get into this one. The heroine was a complete bore and… *YAWNS* I had to put this drivel down otherwise I would’ve thrown myself in front of a coal truck.

9. Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

Meh!

10. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

I don’t care how hyped or in she is, this author is on my “do not read” list. Do you see the razor blade on the cover? It would be nice to use it to slash up this book to tiny pieces. It is depressing. It makes you want to abandon smiling and scorn love. Here is another adult writing disturbing scenes involving children. I hated this book. It was extremely boring and disgusting.

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March 30th: Five a day

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You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick?

Ooh, this is interesting, but only five? Oh well, I’ll have to go with apples, macaroni pie (I can live on this!), my sister’s grilled chicken, French fries, and Ma’s homemade raisin bread.

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Spotlight: Jérôme Jarre

I want to do something for the people who are trying to make the world a better place through their actions and for the people who love what they do passionately. Today, I start with Jérôme Jarre.

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Jarre is a twenty-six-year-old French entrepreneur who is also a Vine (known as the funniest and happiest person there) and Snapchat star. He also made an appearance in Zoolander 2. Jarre had started several businesses in China and Canada and learned to speak English and Chinese after moving to China. In 2013, he started a project on Vine called Humans in which he asks strangers the question “What is the most important message you would like to share with the world right now?”

But the Frenchman is more than just a prankster and a celebrity (in his own right).

He talks the talk and walks the walk with a big bright infectious smile on his face.

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Doesn’t that smile makes you want to break into one?

 Jarre is using his platform (social media) to help people in Somalia. The drought caused a famine that is affecting about 5 million people. After the Frenchman read about the famine, he went on to set up the Love Army For Somalia movement.

He is keen on getting the word out about the famine there and how it is affecting the people. Shows that social media can be used for more than just selfies.

This movement started with a crazy idea, what if we could convince Turkish Airlines to let us use one of their flights to Somalia? And fill it with food!
One shipment – providing immediate relief for immediate need.

What was Turkish Airlines response?

And well done to Turkish Airlines who are “…making available a full cargo flight that can fly 60 TONS OF FOOD, but they agreed to let us ship food containers on their commercial aircraft to Somalia, UNTIL THE END OF THE FAMINE !!!”

Also, kudos to Ben Stiller who is letting Jarre and the team use his charity “STILLER FOUNDATION in order to receive and manage the funds. This means U.S. DONORS WILL BE ABLE TO WRITE THIS DONATION OFF YOUR TAXES if you wish.”

I enjoy reading stories like these because they restore my faith in humanity. It doesn’t matter if one is a celebrity, a priest, or even a cleaner. I’ll be shining the spotlight on their efforts to help make the world a better place. 

If you’re interested in donating to LoveArmyForSomalia, you can do so via gofundme.com/LoveArmyForSomalia. Read the amazing story behind this movement.

It is utmost refreshing to see young people trying to make a difference in the world. 

Jarre updated his status two days ago while on his way to Somalia and he said that he and his crew have been listening to ‘Love Army’ by Machel Montano during the entire flight. This song is from 2013 (has nothing to do with the current situation in Somalia) and Machel is one of our very own. Fun Fact: several parts of the video was shot in the area where I live: Carenage/Gulf of Paria. 🙂

So, French boy with the bright smile (that’s what I call him), keep spreading that wonderful enthusiasm and may God bless you and your family. Don’t let the anti-white racists stop you from trying to help Somalia.

Bravo à Jérôme Jarre!

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Share your world – week 12

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Cee’s Share Your World Challenge continues this week!

Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)?

I don’t like my middle names and I refuse to talk about them.

Music or silence while working?

It depends on what I’m doing.

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If you had a special place for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronics, people or animals), what would they be?

I don’t hold onto possessions (save my Bible) because when I leave this world I wouldn’t be able to take anything. 

The Never List: What are things you know you never will do?

Never is a word that is becoming scarce from my dictionary because the things I say I’ll never do, I somehow end up doing them.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Being alive! I’m so grateful just to be able to breathe. 🙂 As for the upcoming week, I’ll like to be surprised. 🙂

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