Tuesday, June 08, 2010

BO & CARLY SHOULD STAY!!!


www.theprincessandthesailor.yuku.com is filled with devout Carbo fans( including yours truly) who wish that Bo and Carly- reunited after 16 years apart- stay together and are prepared to do anything to make that happen.  Right now we have reasons to be nervous because- one, the DAYS writers are involving Carly a tad too much in the Dan/Chloe storyline rather than focus on her and Bo's fresh start and also there's a rumor buzzing in the Princess & the Sailor community  that the Carbos are NOT going to be very happy.
                                                                                   I have to admit, the producers and the writers are not putting in their best right now; keeping us in suspense  about the fate of Bo and Carly- especially since their love story has been revived after so long . You would think that this two, drawn together out of loneliness and unhappiness , would be given a happy ending considering Carly's return was so unexpected to begin with. Bo is the man she's truly been in love with and Bo is obviously very happy with her; just like he was back in the day.


The writers should therefore stop all this foolishness and give  "the princess and the sailor" a proper fresh start and storyline that involves climbing the Castello in Mexico where they had their symbolic Mayan wedding and give them a properly  officiated ceremony. I have a  very strong feeling if Bo and Carly split, there would definitely be a lot of sulky Carbos, not to mention a sheer drop in ratings!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

THE RICH ALSO CRY: REMAKE!!!

My first reaction on discovering this was shock, who on earth could top Veronica Castro and Rogelio Guerra as Marianna and Luis Alberto respsectively; especially since, according to the comments to my post , people are still crazy for the original. Speaking of which, if you're interested in buying this telenovela ONLINE, follow this link: THE RICH ALSO CRY DVD 






















The remake is entitled  MARIA LA DEL BARRIO,(roughly translated as Maria of the Borough) starring Mexican singer  Thalia as  Maria and   actor Fernando Colunga (Esmeralda,  La Usurpadora) as Luis Fernando and first released in 1995, produced by Televisa.  Unlike the 1979 original, Maria Hernandez is no lost heiress but a 15 year old homeless girl on the streets who is taken in by a priest and handed over to a rich man in the parish to work as a maid but as we all know, the man, Don Fernando de la Vega had other ideas; he legally adopted her as his daughter - much to his wife's (Victoria) and niece's(Soraya) horror; arranging for her education and so on. Along came the spoilt, drunken son,  Luis Fernando who at first tried to seduce the young and beautiful Maria but ended up falling in love with her and changing his ways.
Which of course didn't sit well with Soraya  but after a long battle for who gets to be Mrs. de la Vega, Luis Fernando & Maria became man and wife but alas, all hell broke lose after he caught his brother Vladimir hugging her and assumed the worse- refusing to believe the child she was carrying was his. Maria had  a nervous breakdown and gave up their son, named Fernandito, up for adoption. A little girl was adopted after she got better, but of course Maria constantly worried about Fernandito. Worse, Soraya came back to the household bent on revenge against Maria by using Fernandito against her. But of course, like all telenovelas, the wicked are overcome and the good end up living in peace.
        

VERDICT???? : I PREFER THE ORIGINAL, HANDS DOWN. 


      

Friday, June 04, 2010

NEWSLETTER: John Grisham novels now available on eBook!!!


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Dear Readers,
March is a fun month, not only is it Saint Patrick's Day which is fun for everyone (not just the Irish), it means we are slowly approaching my favorite season... spring!

We have another Alex Delaware suspense novel from Jonathan Kellerman, watch the video trailer to learn more. Don't miss the amazingly funny Undateable quizzes and ecards! Find out why everyone is falling in love with Henry House. Plus much more!

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A TIME TO KILL by John Grisham
The wait is over! For the very first time, you can read all 23 of John Grisham's bestsellers as eBooks. That includes A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and the rest of John Grisham's now-classic library of legal thrillers. In addition, all of his other works including The Innocent Man and his brand new short story collection, Ford County, are available as well.

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BACKLASH
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THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET by David Mitchell
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman brings us another spellbinding psychological suspense story featuring Alex Delaware.
Delaware's new case promises to be an uphill climb for truth and a down and dirty fight for justice. Allegations of rape, assault, and possibly murder bubble up at one of L.A.'s most prestigious prep schools, which make for a social and political time bomb—especially given that one of the students has connections high up in City Hall.
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UNDATEABLE by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle
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ARCADIA FALLS by Carol Goodman
Returning to the rich psychological territory explored in the beloved The Lake of Dead Languages, Carol Goodman's latest fictional foray is both exquisite and haunting.
Arcadia Falls follows a mother and daughter as they uncover the sinister secrets of an upstate New York boarding school, which is located in an isolated town known to have inspired a number of magically eerie fairly tales.
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THE IRRESISTIBLE HENRY HOUSE by Lisa Grunwald
It is the middle of the twentieth century, and in a home economics program at a prominent university, real babies are being used to teach mothering skills to young women. For a young man raised in these unlikely circumstances, finding real love and learning to trust will prove to be the work of a lifetime. In this captivating novel, bestselling author Lisa Grunwald gives us the sweeping tale of Henry, an irresistible hero and the many women who love him.


NEVER LOOK AWAY by Linwood Barclay
In this tense, mesmerizing thriller by Linwood Barclay, critically acclaimed author of Fear the Worst and Too Close to Home, a man's life unravels around him when the unthinkable strikes.
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TWENTIES GIRL by Sophie Kinsella
Twenties Girl, by New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, is an enchanting ghost story and a funny, deeply moving testament to the lasting bonds of friendship and family.
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THE INFORMATION OFFICER by Mark Mills
At last, the everyday fighting men who were the first Americans to know the full and horrifying truth about the Holocaust share their astonishing stories. Rich with powerful never-before-published details from the author's interviews with more than 150 U.S. soldiers who liberated the Nazi death camps, The Liberators is an essential addition to the literature of World War II—and a stirring testament to Allied courage in the face of inconceivable atrocities. The liberators' recollections are historically important, vivid, riveting, heartbreaking, and, on rare occasions, joyous and uplifting. This book is their opportunity, perhaps for the last time, to tell the world.

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