The Elusive College Laptop

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Hey Guys,

As you may know I recently graduated high school and in about two weeks I am heading out to college which is great but also a little daunting. I am going to an out of state school in North Carolina which is many miles away from my sunny home in Orlando, FL.

One of the things that come along with a college career are college expenses. I am very blessed to be on a full ride scholarship apart from some loose change. I have most of the things for college apart from one elusive essential item, a laptop. As part of my college experience and part of my work a laptop is kind of essential. In order to keep my blog, website, books etc going I need to have a laptop for school.

I have been able to get half of the cost of my laptop but I am still missing a big chunk of the cost of the laptop. So I have a simple request. If  you like my work and appreciate my blogs could you support me in getting my college laptop. If you take a gander over to the support Grace page on my official website. In fact you can click this link to get to the page. Once you arrive you will see a PayPal donate button that allows you to donate any amount from $5 to $100 into my paypal account. This donation will only be used towards the purchase of the laptop and once I have reached my target amount I will let you know.

Any support I recieve means the world to me and helps me on my journey to my dreams. I am very excited about college and the possibilities that are coming my way. I will keep you up to date on all the happenings in my life and on the situation with the laptop.

Thank you for your support in advance,

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling  Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

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My Eclipse Review (Yay Jacob, Jasper and Edward boo Bella)

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Okay so like a good modern teenage girl on Tuesday night at midnight I went to see Eclipse at 12:01 am with my sister and a bunch of friends. I have to admit as someone who as actually read the books I was pretty excited to see Eclipse. Eclipse and Breaking Dawn are my two favourite books out of the series. So as I sat in the cinema waiting for the previews to start I wondered how the movie would compared to the book and my imagination.

All in All I liked the movie but the best way I can give an honest review is to break it down by characters. So please enjoy my little review and let me know what you think

Edward – I have to admit if I were to pick a team I would be team Jacob but in this movie Edward is freaking sweet. If you know the story line you know he is trying to get Bella to marry him and he has some seriously sweet awww one liners. Every girl in the cinema regardless of their team was on the Edward train when he said things like ‘On my top ten list of favourite evenings number one is when you said you would marry me’ and when he refused to sleep with Bella before they were married because he came from a different time where he would court and woo her first. It was seriously sweet and made Edward the perfect gentleman.  So Edward gets a yay from me in Eclipse.

Jacob – As I said if I were to pick a team it would be Jacob even though I know he never ends up with Bella. In Eclipse he is simply awesome. He looks amazing without his shirt off and to me Taylor is a great actor that portrays Jacob’s strength and vulnerability all at the same time.  In Eclipse while Edward had most of the sweet one liners Jacob had most of the funny ones including one of the best lines in the movie. When Edward and Bella are in the tent at the top of the mountain, Bella is pretty much freezing to death. Edward can’t help her due to him being cold as well at this point Jacob comes in. Jacob suggests he warms Bella up and of course Edward protests but as Bellas teeth chatter Jacob says he has to help her or she’ll freeze to death and then grins “plus lets face it I am hotter than you”. The way Taylor delivers that line is perfect with mischief in his eyes and a grin on his lips. So yes in this movie Jacob was funny, hot, vulnerable and super strong so Jacobs gets a big yay from me.

Jasper – As someone who has read the books I was so excited for Eclipse because I knew Jasper finally got his chance to shine.  To me if the movie didn’t stick to the book on Jaspers story it would ruin the entire movie but to my joy the movie did Jasper’s story justice. Jasper got to show off his fighting skills and explain why he finds it so hard to be around Bella. He also explains how Alice found him and why he has so much knowledge about the new borns. In short Jasper kicked ass in this movie so he gets a big yay from me.

Bella – I am officially sick of Bella or maybe I am sick of Kristen Stewart,  I honestly don’t know.  To me Bella shows little emotion and is kinda blah. Whether she is sad, angry or happy she just always looks the same. The only part of this movie I liked her was when she punched Jacob and hurt her hand.  She did however get some guts right at the end of the movie and did a nice speech about why she wanted to be a vampire but over all the guys stole the show so Bella gets a boo from me.

The Cullens – They were okay nothing special. Emmet was funny, the parents were quietly wise, Alice was quirky and Rosalie was mean. However Rosalie did get to tell her back story as well and in that part she was really good. I really enjoyed both Rosalie and Jaspers back story. Over all though the cullens get a just okay from me.

The Werewolves – So you didn’t actually see the werewolves in their human forms that much so I guess I can say the CGI was really good. The only part I was disappointed in was Seth. I love love love Seth in the books but in the movie he didn’t get much airtime and they didn’t explain what he looked like in his werewolf form so when he turned into the wolf it was like which one is Seth. Leah did a good job on being mean but overall I don’t think the werewolves were explained very well. Therefore I give them a boo but that’s because of the directors not the werewolves.

Riley – The is the last character I will talk about. In the books Riley doesn’t get much air time but in the movie he got a ton. He even opened the movie. Honestly I loved him, he did a good job being a vampire leader and being in love with Victoria. I think the actor who played Riley really shown and the character was pretty great too.

So yeah I could talk more about the other side characters but they were the important ones :P. I think if you’ve read the books Eclipse will disappoint in some small areas but overall you’ll love it. If you haven’t read the books you won’t know what you’re missing so you’ll think its amazing. I look forward to Breaking Dawn but not seeing Bella. As a writer I wish she’d have made Bella stand for a little bit more than I am in love with Edward but the character of Bella develops a lot in Breaking Dawn so it shall be interesting. Let me know what you though of this blog, love it or hate it please let me know. I love talking about Twilight so comments are awesome,

Until next time be blessed, stay strong and never give up,

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

http://www.gracehatton.com