Thursday, April 7, 2011

Book Review #1

I have been reading quite a lot lately, for book club and for pleasure, and I felt the irresistible urge to seriously question a series of books I have been reading.

Darkfever, from the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

At first, I really liked the series. The main character was named MacKayla!, has a Basque love interest!, and it was about Faeries! And the first book was GREAT! The second book was good. And now the third book is so boring, I am have to peel my eyelids back and pound copious amounts of caffeine to stave off the oppressive wave of sleep descending upon me.

First of all, I understand that when I read a series of books, that there is bound to be some repeat of previous stories. This book had 30 pages of it. THIRTY! That's a third of the book right there! Then there is the main character. I'm all for a character who has to find out more about herself, and in the process make some mistakes. That's the whole point! But in the third book of this series, Faefever, MacKayla goes around whining about pretty much everything, and rehashing things that have happened to her in the past few months. MORE rehashing? Ugh, no thank you. But I hate it when the main character keeps making THE SAME mistakes! What was it that Einstein said about that? Yeah, it makes for a stupid character.

If you can't write a plot, then don't. I just hate it when I feel like I am skimming the book and not missing out on anything because the characters keep repeating themselves. It is as if the author took the last two books' manuscripts, threw them in a bin, and then shuffled the pages back together and said, "Voila! A NEW book!"

That being said, I am still going to try to finish these books. It is a major disappointment for me because the first one was SO GOOD, but I will slug through this one at least. Just to make sure. But if you are going to read books about Faeries, read the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Now, THOSE are great books!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Catching Up....

Well, since it HAS been so long since I have last written ANYTHING, I figure a little catching up is in order. As some of you may know from the ever-present Facebook (*1), I have bought a home, got a boyfriend, got a new job, and adopted a dog. In that order. Kinda crazy, huh? So things in my life have been kinda hectic. I figure I better just get all of that out of the way before I move on to other subjects that are bigger and better. (i.e. My Birthday (*2)) So, moving on from here. I am anticipating lots of updates, pictures and stories. I hope you look forward to them as I do!

*1: Is it just me, or does anyone else hate Zuckerberg as much as I do? I mean, how rude can you be to your friends? And don't give me that whole, "Oh, well there are two sides to every story" bull shit, because half the movie was taken from deposition transcripts! So, we find out how brilliant everyone is at Facebook, and then their stupid programs get fouled up every time I log on. FRUSTRATION ABOUNDS! Ugh. I just want to look at other people's pictures; is that too much to ask?

*2: It is officially my birthday soon. Many, many people have wondered aloud to me why I am so excited about my birthday, as I am a grown woman, and getting older usually isn't a good thing. I always tell these people (my mother, usually) that it is the only day of the year that is about Me. And my A-type personality loves it. No one can deny me that. NO ONE!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oh, Holy God

Lorna set a fire under my ass. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!! I know it has been about a year since I last posted. I know that I am a slacker. I know that and more. But here's the dealio: I'M BAAAAA-AAACK! And I will be writing with a few other fantastic women on another project; more details to come. So, this is the first of many more entries to come!!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Project 365: Day 5

I was babysitting the tiny one, and this is the picture she took of me. I kept telling her to move her fingers, but taking the picture is way more exciting for her than the end result.

PS: You may have noticed I missed a day. Whatever. I think I am doing pretty well, and I am trying not to dwell on the negative.

Project 365: Day 3

OK, I cheated on this one. I MEANT to take a picture of the sushi I ate, but I ate it too fast! My friend, Sarah, took me out for my birthday. Birthday Sushi!! I totally heart Birthday Sushi.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Project 365: Day 2

Day two of my yoga routine. When I was in college, I used to do yoga quite at bit at the house on 4th St. and I used to go to the gym on Friday nights before a huge night of binge drinking. It helped with the digestion. But it has been many, many moons since I have watched my videos. I decided since I can't really afford a gym membership right now, I might as well as use the stuff I have.

I am sore, and not flexible AT ALL, but I am starting to feel better already! Hopefully this summer won't be full of pants and not shorts!

Project 365: Day 1

Today, the first day of Project 365, I took a picture of my dinner.

Ever since I moved into my new condo, I have been trying to make dinners at home. I find it very hard to make dinners for just myself for a couple of reasons, but mostly because I usually hate leftovers.

Tonight I made bacon wrapped salmon with mashed potatoes. Everything tastes good with bacon, right?