Friday, November 18, 2011

Breaking Dawn...

I admit it. I really want to go see Breaking Dawn. I want to go see it even though my best friend says it wasn't very good. I can't get the details since she's in Paris and she texted me this information. Texting is limited for detailed information in my opinion. Maybe I would feel differently about texting if I had an I-Phone, but that's a different topic that my husband doesn't want to talk about anymore.

I know a lot of people are over Twilight. True Blood's vampires have a certain dangerous element that Twilight can't match. Then again, I think the Twilight vampires are a little more high-brow in their own way. Plus I can't resist fellow vegetarians (they're close enough anyway). 

So, tomorrow I'm breaking away to see Breaking Dawn one way or the other. I'll let you know how it goes!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bridger by Megan Curd: A fun 99 cent read on Amazon's Kindle

I love my Kindle. I was sure I would hate it. I've always loved the feel of a book between my hands. I've spent my whole life dreaming about my name on the spine of a book. E-books just seemed like some diabolical plan to ruin my dream before I even got it. But my grandmother got a Kindle as a gift from my aunt. She couldn't figure out how to use it. So she gave it to my mom. She didn't want to figure out how to use it. So she gave it to me. That's when I discovered the magic of unlimited instant access to books. Can you say heaven? I loved it. But then I started exceeding my budget. That's when I discovered the 99 cent Kindle books. Heaven at a discounted price, right?

That brings us to Bridger by Megan Curd. This book is definitely worth the time. Ashlyn's world falls apart when her dad dies in a terrible accident and she realizes she's stronger than she ever imagined in more ways than emotional. A trip to Ireland introduces her to a world of changelings, monsters hidden among her closest allies and a chance at true love.

Check it out today! Order Bridger now!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Son of Neptune

The adventure begins again for Percy Jackson in the Son of Neptune when he realizes he's lost his memory and eight months of his life. He lands in a Roman camp and being the son of the sea god is so not impressive to these half-bloods. The Romans prefer to take to land for their fighting. Unfortunately, Gaia the earth Goddess is waking and if she manages to bring back all her giant children humans and gods are toast. She's opened the doors of death and suddenly dead people just won't stay dead.

Percy's latest quest pairs him up with Hazel and Frank, who have their own deathly secrets. Nico Di Angelo makes a cameo too. 

For lovers of the Percy Jackson series (like me), this book is a great romp through the heavens on earth. Percy's not as much fun this time. Maybe I just knew too much about him. But Hazel and Frank are worth getting to know. The ending sets up some interesting questions for the next book to answer. And, there's a nifty little love triangle brewing. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Five Wishes...

My mother used to always say "if wishes were horses beggers would ride." I'm always wishing for something. Like what?

1. A housekeeper. I have not grown out of not wanting to do houswork. I hate dishes. I hate laundry. I hate dusting. As much as possible I try not to do these things. Alas, I often don't have any choice. If I don't do them, they won't get done.

2. A genie. See housekeeper above with the added benefit of fullfilling my every wish. Genie's are awesome.

3. One of those machines on Star Trek that lets you beam to another place instantly. I hate the process of getting somewhere far away, but I love the being there part.

4. Telepathy. I would like to be able to move things around from the other side of the room. This would be especially perfect for transporting the ice cream I wish for from the table to the triple layered feather bed I'll be sleeping on once my Genie appears and creates one for me. 

5. Physical fitness without the time consuming process of achieving it. Like "the perfect body" in twelve seconds or something like that, but it actually works.

What do you wish for?