Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mockingjay Reading Group-Week 1

Here we are girls...
week ONE of the Mockingjay Reading Group!  
Can you believe that we actually have 
the actual book 
or downloaded version, 
if you're into that sort of thing ;)?!

If you've already read the entire 390 pages, raise your hand.  Go on, we won't be mad...because one of us, not naming any names here, has probably already done that as well.  Even if you have read the entire book, it's OK.  We completely understand.  However, we will be taking it slow and easy, just like last time.  We'll be breaking each weeks discussion into chapters, starting this week with Chapters 1-5.

As a way to break the ice 
and give us a few initial things to discuss, 
watch this...
Suzanne Collins reading the first chapter of the Mockingjay...
a little enticing for those of you who haven't decided to read this series yet...

So, first things first, 
who has been reading these 
books with the idea that Katniss 
has a thick Southern accent??  
That shocked the pants off of me.
I realize that each District probably holds onto some of the ways of what it once was, when they were part of the original United States.  These ways probably include accents, local cuisines, and general ways of life.  I just had never ONCE read Katniss' lines with a Southern accent in my head.  That's coming from a girl who lives close to the South and has a bit of a Southern drawl.  For whatever reason, I had always imagined that she just had a plain and simple sort of dialect.  I had already concluded that Katniss has a different way of speaking than those from the Capitol, because her and Gale have commented and made fun of the way Effie speaks, along with several others from the Capitol.  Just never Southern.

Interesting aspect from Mrs. Collins.  

How do you imagine Katniss?  
What sort of accent do you read her lines in?  
Anything else specific about her that you 
always imagine while reading the books?

Prior to The Mockingjay, who was/is your favorite Character of the Trilogy?

Come back next week as we 
discuss and explore Chapters 1-5!!  
There is still time to run out and buy the book, 
if you haven't done so already!  
We've updated the Reading Group list on our right sidebar.  
If you don't see your name and would like to be added, 
just let us know in the comments!
Trixie & Tess

Monday, August 30, 2010

My Teenage Dream

I've always thought of Rob 
since the first moment I heard Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream".
Simply put, he's my teenage dream.
I think these pictures and 
this song make a perfect combination.  

Hope you girls enjoy this little video I made! 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Men Of Twilight - Billy Burke

First of all, it's Tess here today...
I just want to say a BIG HUMONGOUS 
for all of the kind words, 
cyber hugs, prayers, 
and positive thoughts.
You guys have NO idea how much 
those words meant to me last week.
We seriously have the best 
blog followers/readers around.
Words just can't express.
I thought possibly Rob P0rn would do the trick.
Thank you.
Thank you.

Now, onto our regularly scheduled blog post.

It's Friday.  Time for another installment of 

Men Of Twilight

Billy Burke style.

I think we should be very thankful 
to the powers that be for casting 
Mr. Billy Burke as Charlie.  
I had my own little made up version 
of Charlie while I was reading the book, 
but let me tell you, 
my Charlie was not nearly as hott as THE Charlie!
Thank you Summit.
Thank you Catherine Hardwick.
He is a multi-talented, 
handsome, smooth-talker.
Other than Twilight, 
he has appeared in TV series such as Party of Five, Gilmore Girls, and many others.  
He also has a list of credible movies to his name.
Not only is he a great actor, he is also a soulful musician/singer.
His debut album is titled "Removed".
You can check it out on his fan page (Click HERE)
or on iTunes (Click HERE).
You can also follow Billy on Twitter.
I know there are tons of Charlie/Billy fans out there.
Mimi over at Living In France has the hots for him.
She's has referred to his stache as 
a womb broom from time to time.
She's also started a Team Charlie fan page on Facebook.
So, if you need to let out your inner Team Charlie, 
you should check it out!

One of my many favorite Charlie quotes 
from the movies is when Bella tells him to 
be careful and he says "always am".  
I just love that!

One of my MANY favorite Charlie quotes from the book is in Eclipse when he says: 
"Yeah — in between insulting somebody’s mother and taking the Lord’s name in vain, he said, ‘Bet you’re glad she loves Cullen instead of me today, huh, Charlie?’"

What's your favorite Charlie quote or moment?

Are you a secret Team Charlie fan?

Trixie & Tess

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

And the Winner Is...

I've got the actual copy of Mockingjay in my grubby little paws now...

Can you stand it?!!!

And the winner of their very own copy is...

One Warm Momma!

Send us your info Momma and we will send you your book!

Thanks to all of you have left kind comments for Tess.  She has read each and every comment and it has helped her immensly!  You guys are the BEST!!!

With everything going on we kind of forgot that the Confession Booth was still open.  If you still have a deep, dark secret you want to confess go here.  Come on!  We KNOW you have some.  Don't be afraid, its totally anonymous.  

Trixie & Tess

Monday, August 23, 2010

Show Me The Love

Today I was hoping that we could take a moment and send positive vibes, loves, hugs, etc. Tess' way.  She is experiencing one of those moments in life that are excrutiating to get through.  Tess is the backbone of this blog.  She is ALWAYS committed to the blog even when I am not.  She has always got my back in any situation and I am hoping we can have hers.  In real life, Tess is the sweetest, kindest, most fun-loving person.  If any of you are lucky enought to know her IRL like I am, I am most certain she has done something extremely kind for you.  

She is defininely one of a kind and I am honored to call her my friend.  I will never be able to repay the things the she has done for me.

So, as a favor to me and to her, please leave some kind comments for her, I know she could use them.  We love each and every one of you.




Trixie & Tess

P.S.  Tess is the red-head and I am the blonde, and yes, these avi's are exactly what we look like in real life.

P.P.S. Tomorrow we will be announcing the winner of the Mockingjay copy.  Don't forget to join the reading gropu and enter to win your own copy!

P.P.P.S.  We are at 90 followers!  Yay us!  Yay you!  10 more and we will give away the iTunes gift cards.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Without Further Adieu

We all know you have been DYING or could care less to see what we are reading next.  The overwhelming vote was to read...

MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins!

Of course, Tess and I would not start a super fun reading group with out giving a copy away first!  Here are the deets:

  • Mockingjay will be released to the public on Tuesday, August 24th.
  • We will begin the reading group on Tuesday, August 31st.  That is the point we will start reading, so you really have 2 weeks to get your grubby little paws on a copy.
  • To enter to win a copy or join the reading group, just leave a comment on this post.  We will announce the winner next Tuesday.
  • Tell all your friends to hop on over here to join!  The last reading group was tons of fun!
  • To those of you who haven't started this series yet and want to join, this gives you three weeks to read the other two books.  The books are short, and this is a very DOABLE goal.


P.S.  Don't forget about our Confession Booth or the fact we are still trying to get 100 blog followers and are just waiting to give away 2 $25.00 iTunes gift cards!
Trixie & Tess

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Robsten Hopped Off The Plane

...at LAX.
I'm sure they have dreams, 
but no cardigan in sight.
However, there was this familiar accessory.
Stupid paparazzi.
I really dislike them.
I really do,
but I have the hardest time NOT 
looking at the pictures they take.
Especially when those pictures 
are of Rob and Kristen.
They know just what we like to see.

What are your feelings on the paps?  
Hate them?  
Love them?

Tell us what you think!

I wonder if there was a Jay-Z song in the taxi...
or that big black SUV they drove off in?  Hmmm.  
Gives a twihard something to think about.

Don't forget to make your confessions at our

Trixie & Tess

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

TNT Confession Booth--Summer Edition

As Summer comes to a close, Tess and I decided it's time to re-open the Confession Booth once again!  What?  You missed it the first time around?  You can go here to get up to speed.

What is the Confession Booth, you ask?  Basically, its where you can leave your deepest darkest secrets and no one will be the wiser.  Here's how it works:

Leave an anonymous comment to this post and get whatever you need to off your chest.  Tess and I have turned off all statcounter and feedjit accounts and we have no idea who you are.

Are you really the pap who stalked Rob and Kris for a year trying to get the kissing photo and now you feel guilty?  Confess it here.

Did you spend $2,000 on Twi-Crap and your husband doesn't know?  Confess it here.

Are you some sort of sick pervert pedophile? DON'T CONFESS IT HERE.  TURN YOURSELF IN.

You get the idea.  This is a way to relieve some tension and have some fun.  We will leave the confession booth open all this week.


Trixie & Tess

Monday, August 16, 2010

Romantic Robsten Rendezvous

To all you Robsten haters and non-believers, 

Trix and have one word for you...

no, make that four words...

we told you so!
Yes, it's grainy, but it's real. 
That right there my friends is Rob and KStew caught in a kiss.
Robsten makes my heart super happy.
This is my favorite.  
I just love that Rob has his hand on KStew's shoulder.
It's like he's protecting her.
So sweet.

You'll have to forgive us if the posts are few and far between this week 
or if we fail at commenting and visiting your blogs.  
We apologize in advance.  
Two words.
Real life. 
We promise to be back in full force ASAP.

Trixie & Tess

Friday, August 13, 2010

Men Of Twilight

We interrupt our regularly scheduled  Men Of Twilight
to bring you these recent photos of Rob in Montreal!

*all Robsten lovers squeeeeeee*

I personally think these pics deserve to be oogled.
Do you think Rob was trying to 
convey something to the pappz?
As we all know, KStew has been in 
Montreal filming the movie adaptation of 
"On The Road".
Also starring in this movie is Tom Sturridge 
(who will be known as T-Stu from this point on), 
best friend to Rob and KStew.
There have been nasty rumors going around that 
KStew and T-Stu are "together" in Montreal.

*all Robsten lovers say "BOO"*

So, this appearance of Rob in Montreal
is a welcome sight.  
I know I slept better last night
knowing that Rob and Kristen 
were in the same city.

Oh, and if you happen to be in Montreal, 
don't be fooled by this poser.

Sorry.  I couldn't find a bigger picture.

I just think it is terribly funny that some
everyday joe off the street thinks he can pose
as His Hottness. 

*all the Rob lovers laugh hysterically*

Yeah, right.  Jerome-Adam, whoever you are,
don't quit your day job.

Today's Men Of Twilight was brought to you by
the letters R, O, and B.

Hope you all have a fabulous Friday (the 13th)!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Let's Discuss Book Discussions

As you all know, we wrapped up Water For Elephants last week. If you missed any of the posts, we linked them up at the bottom of this post. 
We're sad and we're missing the book discussions. 
 So, we were wondering if you guys would like to choose another book to discuss with us?

We are really anticipating the release of the Mockingjay. 
 Not to sway your vote or anything. 
 It is personally my second favorite book series, after Twilight, of course. 
 I have been a big fan since Steph suggested it on her website back in 2008, so I'm on pins and needles waiting on this last installment...
what happens to Katniss? 
 Does she pick Peeta or Gale? 
 What about her family? 
 What about District 12? 
 Does District 13 exist? 
 These are the questions my inquiring mind wants to know. 
 If we choose this book, we'll have to wait 2 more weeks to start the discussion. 
 Only 12 more days until the release! WOOT!

The second book we had in mind is Bel Ami. 
 You know the reason why. 
 It's actually available online for free and is relatively short.  Advisory note:  unless you want to see a penis, I wouldn't advise Googling and clicking on random "bel ami" sites.  I was doing research for this post at work and let's just say that I hope no one higher up decides to check out my internet history.  Hello.  I think I blushed and I'm in an office all by myself.  LOL.  This book is full of steamy sex scenes and it's about a man (Rob) who makes his way from poverty to the pent house on his looks and bedroom skills.  Sooooo, needless to say, the book title has lent itself to many adult websites.  So, you can click on the "online for free" above and go straight to the book, courtesy of Cullen Boys Anonymous website.
 There is a possibility we could read and discuss this while waiting for Mockingjay.

The third book we were thinking about is titled On The Road.  
It's a book by Jack Kerouac.  
All we really know about the book is that it is mostly an autobiographical work and that 
Kristen Stewart is currently working on the film version.
 We're guessing that's why she did not appear at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night.  Hollywood Crush dishes a little about it HERE.

So, tell us what you think!  We want to know!!

Water For Elephants Reading Group Posts:

Thanks so much to all who participated!

Trixie & Tess

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hey, Katy

Hey, Katy.  Keep your California hands off our man.

He looked amazing with his blue jeans and his plaid...on top.  

The all looked beautiful, as usual.

I've got a little diddy.  
Wanna hear it?  
Here it goes...

Twilight cast
They're unforgettable
Teen Choice Awards
They came out on top
Sun-kissed skin
So hot
They melt our popsicle
ooooooh oh oooooh

Twilight cast 
They're undeniable
Fine, fresh, fierce
They got it on lock
Twihards represent
Now put your hands up
ooooooh oh ooooooh

Sorry, so lame-O, but I couldn't resist.

For complete coverage, lists of winners, and more pics, go to 

Trixie & Tess

Monday, August 9, 2010

Stump TNT

For this week's installment of 

*cue kooky game show tunes*
*end kooky game show tunes*

MamaTink (a superstar follower...hop on over to her blog and show her some love!)
suggested "birdies"...hmmmm.  
Where do we go with this?

We could talk about how Rob and Kristen are love BIRDS...
or about how Rob and Kristen love to give the BIRD...
OR about our undying love for the song 
Flightless BIRD American Mouth from the Twilight soundtrack.  
That song was the background music for us falling in love with Rob.
We could also discuss the BIRDS and bees...
and how that always leads our minds back to Rob...
and practicing the BIRDS and bees with him...
OR we could draw a line from there to Charlie and Bella's "virginity talk" in Eclipse.
"I'm a virgin."
No, not me, silly!  
Not her either...in real life.
I'm sure her and Hot Pants Pattinson 
have already been practicing for their 
"fade to black" scenes in BD.
*Team Robsten*

So, take your pick!
What's your favorite?

Do you have an idea for STUMP TNT? 
Tell us in the comments!
Trixie & Tess

Friday, August 6, 2010

Men of Twilight - Kellan Lutz

Today's Men of Twilight is brought to you by the letter K...
and Calvin Kleins.
Oh, Mr. Calvin Klein himself.  
So, why do we love Kellan?  
Let's make a shorter list of why we don't love Kellan.  
I, for one, just hate the way he lets his pants sag...
What...where am I?  What are we talking about?  What day is it?  Who am I?

*regaining my train of thought*

So, I guess we could say that we HATE the way Kellan makes us lose our minds and forget what day it is.
Let's get serious.  
There is not much not to love about this CK model turned Emmet Cullen.
He's got a 100 watt smile.
It's not secret that He and Ashley have a special bond.  
I personally would like to encourage their togetherness.  
Kelley (that's my name for them)
would be adorable together.
He's got a good sex stare down.
He's our resident twiHARD...exercise buff.  I think we're looking at the very least an 8-pack.
He is known for putting the spell on fans at Twilight Conventions around the globe.  It is said that when you are in his presence you sort of forget what you wanted to say...and possibly your name.  He's so gracious to talk to fans and he really embraces his role in the Twilight Saga.
Did you know that Kellan has 6 brothers and 1 sister?!
According to Wikipedia, he is in the middle of his 7 siblings.
It also mentioned that he considered being a Navy Seal...totally has the bod for that.
He was also in the movie Stick It.  
Are you guys going to disown me if I tell you that I watched that?  
Sorry.  I'm a sucker for gymnastic and cheerleader movies.

What's your favorite thing about Kellan?
If you read the books prior to the movies coming out, did he meet your expectations of Emmett?

If you LOVE Kellan like we do and you would like to see his 8-pack on the big screen in Breaking Dawn 2, then grab a button and join the 
Shirtless Arm Wrestling campaign!

You can read all about it at Tongue-Twied!

Other Men Of Twilight posts:

Trixie & Tess