Faith Fitness and Laughter

Divergent Review and Taylor Kitsch

on September 16, 2012

Morning!   Sorry to still be a little MIA lately, but I still felt the need to take a step back.  🙂


I am still loving the cooler temps and really can’t wait for even cooler temps.  I can never start my day without a cup coffee!


I got up at 6:00 this morning and did my usual….devotion, first cup of coffee, a little tv.  At about 7:30 I got up to make some breakfast and get ready for church and wouldn’t you know it….the electricity went out.  It just went dark and quiet.  I stood there for a minute and said, “really?”

I got in the shower and then gathered my supplies and went into town to see if I could find a place to finish getting ready.  I then went by McD’s to get my “second” cup of coffee. 🙂

Come to find out a squirrel knocked the power out to over 1000 people!  I hope the poor little thing didn’t die.


So I have to apologize again for being MIA.  I am not really sure why I have been, but felt like I needed to step back.  Partly because I really didn’t have anything going on and didn’t want my posts to be redundant.  I am also a creature of habit and love to eat the same thing and posting the same pictures over and over again also seemed redundant.  🙂


So let’s do something different shall we??  Recently I read a couple of books, Divergent and Insurgent.  So how about a review??


In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).  On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen year olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives.  For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both.  So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascination, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen.  But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death.  And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves….or it might destroy.

Divergent is the first book by Veronica Roth.


I really, really liked this book.  One of my favorite things about this book was the sense of  humor that Veronica portrays through just about every character.  So many times I found myself actually laughing out loud.  🙂  The character of Beatrice/Tris is such a strong female character and Veronica did a great job setting the tone for the changes that Tris will go through.  Another thing that I really liked was the fact that life is full of choices and just making them affects everyone around you.  Decisions that you make on a whim, and then ones that you really set down and think out.  They all have consequences.  All of them.  Negative and positive.  You will fall in love with the characters of this book and want to go straight into the second novel, Insurgent.  You will root for the underdog, you will want to be brave right along with her.  You will ask yourself which faction you would find yourself in and really ask yourself whether or not you are selfless, kind, strong, honest and brave.


I did just find out that they are going to make a movie out this book too!  Scheduled to be released some time in 2014. 🙂



So I am really getting in the mood to dig out all of my fall decorations.  I love to go all out when I do this!  Tomorrow is my early day, so I will probably be doing this.  🙂  I am thinking about going onto Pinterest and finding some really cool ideas for decorations too!


My new favorite person:  Taylor Kitsch


Did you watch Friday Night Lights when it was on??  Um, I sadly didn’t.  Not sure why, but I just didn’t.  Well, I found it on Netflix and this was a very bad thing.  🙂  Texas forever.  :p




6 responses to “Divergent Review and Taylor Kitsch

  1. sometimes we all just need to go a bit MIA and that’s okay…BUT i’m glad to get some more Brandi back in my life. 🙂 and sheesh, now u’re gonna make me go drooling over some manmeat!??! hehe…i watched FNL but it was only due to Netflix too! i like it better, that way we don’t have to wait a week between episodes. 🙂

  2. ugh I hate when the electricity goes out when you are trying to do something. what a pain!

  3. Stef says:

    I love Divergent and Insurgent! It’s such a good series. I can’t wait for the next one. I didn’t realize they were making a movie…that’s awesome!

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