Thursday, April 3, 2014

C is for Clueless, Clarissa Explains It All, Cassandra Clare, Charles, Christina Aguilera


AS IF! I would do any other movie during the letter C.  Clueless is one of my all time favorite teen flicks. Alicia Silverstone pretty much made the movie. 

Clueless is about a bunch of spoiled rich kids that live in Beverly Hills.   The whole movie is basically about Cher trying to do good around her.  She makes friends with the new girl Tai, who is a skate punk, stoner chick. Cher immediately gives Tai a makeover and tries to hook her up with a guy friend of hers Elton, but Elton likes Cher, and Tai really likes a burnout kid named Travis. This is where the Clueless part comes to play.  Cher's friendship with Elton is jeopardized, and while Elton tries pursuing her Cher meets another guy Christian who she ends up liking.  Christian has problems of his own, and the whole time Cher is pursuing Christian she is actually in love with someone else.  Her brother Josh!  Okay so he is not really her brother but he is a stepbrother  . . .  that her dad adopted. Clueless is such a cute movie, and one that I will forever have in my collection


Clarissa Explains It All was a show played on Nickelodeon in the 90's.  (I'm trying to stick to movies, t.v. shows I have actually watched.)  It's about a girl name Clarissa who is played by Melissa Joan Hart and basically has her narrating things throughout her life.  She has an annoying brother, Ferguson who makes her life miserable.  Her best friend Sam never uses the front door, he always crawls through her two story window.  And her parents . . . well they are like any normal parents, in your life when they want to be and clueless to everything else. The show was cute, I don't remember a lot of the episodes but the one I do remember is when Clarissa and Sam go on a date . . . Awkward! Here is an old school 90's Nickelodeon commercial for the show


So I just got done reading all the Cassandra Clare Mortal Instruments.  I absolutely fell in love with them!  Cassandra Clare is a very descriptive writer.  In some parts the descriptions became so elaborate that I ended up skipping a lot of it.  I like descriptive writing but over description can also be off-putting as well.   I enjoyed the world of the Shadowhunters, Clary and Jace are strong main characters who interesting relationship makes the stories worth reading.  I really enjoyed Cassandra Clare's storytelling, she sweeps you into the world of Shadowhunters and makes you feel like you are right there with them.   If you like Supernatural books that deal with Vampires and Werewolves, Warlocks and Demons then you might enjoy reading the Mortal Instruments series. Clare also wrote a spinoff called the Clockwork series. I read the first two books in the series but wasn't as intrigued as I was with the Mortal Instruments.  I think it is because the characters aren't as strong or funny as they are in the Mortal Instruments. I recommend the series to any YA reader who enjoys the supernatural.

My Book:

It was hard to pick which character to introduce for C.  Chloe, Camille, Carmen, Charles.   I didn't realize I put so many C characters into my book until trying to pick who to represent for C.  I decided to settle on Charles.

Charles is Genevieve's older brother.  He is a very significant and important character in my book. He is strong, supportive, and extremely caring.   Charles spends most of the book trying to build up his sister's low self-esteem. Anytime she puts herself down he is there to scold her and pick her back up.  Some funny tidbits about Charles.  His car is his life, so much so he even gave her a name.   Shirlene.  He works as an assistant manager at a local grocery store just so he can fix all the things wrong with his car.   Charles is the one person that Genevieve loves more than anything, and pretty much is her best friend, brother, and a father figure.   The book wouldn't be the same without Charles in it.  A lot of the plot involves Charles, and things he says and does.  Oh and one more thing!  Charles is a complete and utter slob!And always wears the same Black Hoodie that he hardly ever washes!

What's for Dinner:  Pizza bread!  Yum!

Song of the Day:

Reflection by Christina Aguilera from the movie Mulan
 (little known fact this was actually her first single, not Genie in a Bottle) 


  1. Clueless is such a cute movie; Cher is spoiled but adorable at the same time. And I love the little stoner guy who gets the award for the most tardies "Thanks to the city bus drivers for taking a chance on an unknown kid..." I laugh every time. Stopping by from the a-z challenge.

  2. OMG, I have not seen Clarissa Explains it All in FOREVER--- I think I've seen every episode and now I'm having all kinds of nostalgia pains. I'm thinking I need to find some eps online real soon...

  3. Oh, and Reflection from Mulan is a wonderful song! Good choice :-)


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