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And you know what I've got? Book reviews!!!!

First up is Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. Moon Called is the first book in the Mercy Thompson series which follows coyote skinwalker Mercy as she deals with possible upheaval in the local werewolf pack (I should mention that this is just what happens in the first book I don't know what happens in the next one). The interesting thing about this book was as I was reading it the writing seemed. . .honestly I have no idea how to describe it. It wasn't bad, it was just a bit odd. Though I did suffer from "one more page" syndrome so I guess I wasn't put off that much by the writing.

Next is Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. Calla is a Guardian, someone who is equally comfortable in either a human body or a wolf body, who will soon be marring Ren and forming a new pack with him. But when the new boy Shay finds out about her and her kind he starts question her unfailing loyalty to the Keepers the race that created the Guardians and cares for them.
While I feared that Nightshade would follow the same path as the Blood and Chocolate movie (which has a totally different ending from the Blood and Chocolate book) it didn't, which made me glad since I kinda like Ren and didn't want him to die. But even though I had that fear it didn't stop me from wanting to know what would happen next. All in all a very good YA novel, and I can't wait for the next one to come out in July.

Honestly I have no idea what I'm going to review next. I've got waaaayyy too many books to choose from right now.
So I've decided I will be doing NaNo this year, but I will be doing a reduced word count (25k instead  of 50k). Hopefully this way my school work won't suffer as a result.

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I. . .don't know what to do. It feels like there's a hole in my heart now and I don't think it can ever be filled.

May. 21st, 2010

I've watched this video about three times today and everytime I do it just keeps getting better.

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Jan. 27th, 2010

I'm posting to let everyone know I'm still alive. . .just busy with life and the like.


I want to try and start posting regularly again but. . . I wouldn't even know what to talk about if I tried to do regular posting again (schedules are a good thing, but only if you keep to them).


Ah well, I 'll think of something.


OH!  Two really awesome shirts that if I had the money I'd totally get: http://magneticstate.bigcartel.com/product/the-party-werewolf-t-shirt   and    http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TO&Product_Code=QC-BLINDED&Category_Code=QC-SHIRTS  

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Halloween!

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
Mordreds_Girl goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Claire Stanfield.
ahatwaterrhodes tricks you! You get an eraser.
anaphalis tricks you! You get a 3.5-inch floppy disc.
blackholly tricks you! You get a broken balloon.
jesidres gives you 19 blue cherry-flavoured wafers.
jimbutcher gives you 16 tan grapefruit-flavoured gummy worms.
kaelies_mom gives you 14 milky white evil-flavoured nuggets.
misora tricks you! You get a used tissue.
naominovik gives you 18 light blue lime-flavoured nuggets.
rikasalley gives you 13 red cherry-flavoured gumdrops.
yuugitsubasa gives you 15 green tropical-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
Mordreds_Girl ends up with 95 pieces of candy, an eraser, a 3.5-inch floppy disc, a broken balloon, and a used tissue.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.

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Under that there cut (points down) is the beginnings of an original short story.


Book Reviews *Finally*!

I should have done this a while ago, but I got distracted by other things (like job hunting, and new books).


First up is Turn Coat by Jim Butcher. Turn Coat is the eleventh book in the Dresden Files series, which follows Chicago wizard Harry Dresden. This book has Harry trying to figure out if Morgan, another wizard who has never really liked Harry, really killed one of the members of the White Council. All in all this book is pretty awesome. It has a good mix of action and mystery and it has an epic fight scene at the end (and I mean epic, it would have fit right in in a movie). All in all, a great read that I highly recommend.

The next (and last) book is Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks. Which is the third book in the Night Angel trilogy.  Despite the misgivings I voiced in my review of the second book (I was right BTW) it was still very good (even though what I wished wouldn't happen did happen it was done in a way that I didn't mind as much as I thought I would). I can't actually tell you what the book is about because then I would spoil the whole trilogy. Just trust me when I say that this book was worth the wait and even though it's over 600 pages long, every page is enjoyable.


Next up will be Cathy's Key and Empire of Ivory.

Summer Reading List. . .of doom?

So I've started a list of books I need to try and read during the summer.


The List
The Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan (@L)
Kingdom of Twilight by Tui T. Sutherland (@L)
Tangled Webs and The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop (@L)
Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich (@L)
The Magician and The Sorceress by Michael Scott (@L)
Impossible by Nancy Werlin (@L)
What A Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty (N@L)
Kiss of A Demon King by Kresley Cole (N@L)
The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller (N@L) (and if I like it its sequel The Awakened Mage)
The Smiling Assassin by Nathalie Gray (N@L)
The Book of Dreams by O.R. Melling (@L)
The Tenmaire series by Naomi Novik (Only have Victory of Eagles left wooooo!) (@L)
A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore (N@L)
Beyond Heaving Bosoms by Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan (N@L)
The Prestige by Christopher Priest (@L)
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs (@L)
Elric: Duke Elric by Michael Moorcock (N@L)
Playing With Fire by Derek Landy (@L)
Eternal Seduction by Jennifer Turner (N@L)
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas (N@L)
To Beguile A Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt (N@L)
Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland (N@L)
Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks (N@L)
Nightkeepers (and the rest of The Novels of the Final Prophecy) by Jessica Anderson


PoH: Means I've put it on hold at the library
N@L: Means they don't have it at the library (which makes me sad) (12 Books (most of them romances. . .sigh)
@L: Means it is at the library (11 Books)
I'll add more books as I remember them (or as I find out about them).

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I'm tempted to delete yesterday's entry, 'cause now it just seems a bit too whiny.

I called my parents up last night and talked to them/ bawled my eyes out (I really wasn't trying to sway them to come pick me up today, once I just started crying I couldn't stop til it was over (felt good to get it out though)).

Called them again a half an hour ago and they've decided to come pick me up today, even though I told them I wouldn't mind staying until Tuesday.


Baby!Terry I LUF YOU!  *ahem*

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"Just about the moment I thought, 'You know, I don't have to see any meteors -- just peacefully getting a chance to stare at the stars is good enough,' zoom and zoom, two beautiful, low meteors shot through the sky, trailing glittering tails behind them, and I went 'oooh' as if it was a special, perfect, fireworks display put on just for me.

And the bats were out too: ragged patches of silent blackness against the deep night-purple star-bespattered sky.

I counted 28 altogether. About ten of them had tails. Some were just streaks of light, others zooming pinpoints. A couple of them were full-on magical golden-yellow special effects.

I thought I lay there for 20 minutes. It was, I realised when I came in, well over an hour.

And there are things I have to read tonight, and things I still have to watch: but I watched 28 stars fall, and I didn't mind that I couldn't think of anything to wish for, and the air was cool and the bats were silent and I could have stared up at the sky forever."

"It was a warm summer's night, dark, and moonless. There were a handful of fireflies flickering intermittently, some so close to me I could see they were burning green as they flew, and some further away, who seemed to be flashing white.

And in the sky above them a continual roil of distant summer lightning (the storm distant enough that it was silent) burned and flashed and illuminated the clouds. It seemed as if the lightning bugs were talking to the lightning, in a perfect call and response of flash and counterflash. I watched the sky and the meadow flash and flash while the dog walked ahead of me, and realised that I was perfectly happy..."

--Neil Gaimen (on his blog)

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