Friday, December 9, 2011

Quote of the Day

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It's that easy, and that hard.”  -Neil Gaiman

Monday, October 31, 2011

Getting creative with pumpkins

Stupid pears are never ripe. They hurt his teeth.

Grimm clear winner

Also how cute is he? Super Cute!
So now that I have watched both Grimm and Once Upon a Time I feel that I made the right choice. Once is trying too hard for the Desperate Housewives demographic and something about it just feels off.

A commenter said that Grimm is everything that the Dresden Files show should have been. Even to the point that there is an old beat up VW Beatle and a locket from his maternal figure. This is the show we should have gotten!

It is true that Once Upon A Time has a more innovative story line while Grimm is more of a cop drama with a twist. But it comes down to how they are done. Last night I was at a meeting and we talked about the fact that is doesn't so much matter if the plot is original, if it's not well written it isn't going to hold audiences.

Grimm has the potential of being the fantasy show that sticks. Lets hope that the friday night slot of dead does not do its worst.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mini Book Review: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

I just finished reading the second last published book in this series and realized that I had not put any reviews up on the blog. So now I am going to do some short reviews of the books. Rosemary and Rue is the first book in the series and introduces us to the character October Daye and her world as a changeling.

These books are awesome because they return to the kind of magic spoken about in the original tales of fairies and fairy tales. These books really have a grip on the sense of horror and dread that those old tales brought forth. The names of the different Fae alone are so old school that I get chills.

I will say that I love this series, but the first book has some draw backs. It is the slowest of the series so far and really seems to have been a hard thing to write. At time it drags and gets boring. On the other hand I really did not guess at who the killer was until it was revealed. I mean I was kind of shocked. But once I got through this book and moved to the second one I fell in love with the series.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tv Review: Grimm or Once Upon a Time

This coming week two different shows based on fairy tales will come out on tv.  While I will probably check both out I feel like I should hang my hat with one. But first lets talk about the differences and general plot of both.

What is with the lace one the queen's head?
Once Upon a Time features the fairy tales in their more Disney-esch world. They lived there until the evil queen cast a spell that sent all of them to our world. Cameron from House plays Emma Swan who I am putting my money down for the swan princess. Jennifer Goodwin is Snow White. The fairy tale world has magical lighting and some very standard writing. The evil queen seems to float when she marches into the main hall. Most of the promotions keep saying "from the writers of Lost" but I don't know if its the whole writing team or what. I mean are they trying to tease me with the possibilities of twists?

So far it seems pretty straight forward, they have to remember who they are and figure out how to get back to the fairy tale world. I don't know if I will be able to be interested in a story that has given me practically the first season's outline in the trailers. That isn't to say that this should couldn't pull something out of the hat. But as of now it is some where between Gilmore Girls  complexity and the Disney movies it is based on. We know from the second episode who people are going to end up with, but they are going to make us wait seven seasons to see it.

The show stands in a kind of limbo as to what kind of show it is going to be right now. It does not seem to be mystery or a suspense. But at the same time to say that it is a light hearted show would be false as well because many of the characters seem to be depressed. It has elements meant for children but all of the characters are very much adults. I am concerned about the atmosphere of the show in general. There seems to be this whimsical sense one minutes and a depressed rainy town the next. The clips I have seen online show a disjointed lighting and tone from scene to scene.

Grimm alternately is going full on adult audience. In Grimm a police officer learns that he is the last surviving descendant of the Brothers Grimm. With his blood line comes the ability to see the monsters from the fairy tales hiding in plain sight. He uses his new ability to catch these monsters and stop them from hurting people. The preview and the ads also hint that he will have a wolf as a helpful side kick.

This show does not have any actors that you are really going to recognize from anything important. This show is going for a more predictable standard of a procedural. Yet I am captivated by the show so much more. Tone alone is so universal that it has a haunting kind of theme. Even when the main character is not in the middle of hunting a monster you get this feeling a a doom hanging over him and those he knows and loves.

Yes they do give away the entire first episode in the trailer but really I am so captivated by this concept that I don't care at all. The idea of fairy tales as warning is great because it is much closer to what they were when they first came into being.

I feel like by now you can tell which direction I am swinging. I would also like to take this moment to say that Grimm knowing it has an air date after Once Upon a Time has released code for their twitter followers to watch the first episode, and put a preview on Hulu. So if you are still debating you can get a sneak peak.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Winter is coming

And these are the boots for it.

TV Review: Warehouse 13

First off, is the SYFY channel broke? I mean are they? Does anyone know what they have in terms of funds? Because lets get a few things on the table. This show has some of the worst green screen effects I have seen in a long time. Also about a third of the guest actors and several locations are the exact same as Eureka, the other SYFY show. I mean I am pretty sure that the new show Alpha's is not this bad.

At the same time the show has some really good parts. The history and the artifacts are fun. I feel like I am learning about historical people in the show even though I know the crazy artifacts are fake.

The two leads are kind of great together. The dynamic has that whole odd couple feel to it and yet they seem to have fun with each other. The tech girl Claudia is rather humorous even if they do seem to kind of push her to make more pop culture references than necessary.

The show has great potential but the low budget really get in the way.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Book Review: Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

I am not really sure what I want to say about this book. I was super excited to get it because the end of the last book made me throw it. I think there were a lot of really fun elements that had not been in the previous books because of that fact that Dresden was a ghost the entire story. (spoiler warning) I really loved the whole thing with Uriel and that fact that Murphy's dad talks back to him. I mean I giggled for some time about that.

The sad fact is that now I am completely caught up with the entire series, so now I have to wait for the next release because there are no more for me to request at the library. Which is just very sad for me seeing as the majority of things I read are now like that.

The characters were kind of what got to me in this book. I mean there was like no Thomas at all, and I loves him and all his silly ways. I wish we had seen more of him in some way. Murphy being all paranoid kind of was depressing as well, I don't know I wanted it to be more like the fan fictions I have read (I can't believe I just said that, some one get me and MRI!) where she is at least on board with what is happening and talks to him. But she spends the entire book doubting him and I feel like she misses out on closure, but of course I also know that he is not really dead so it doesn't count.

Butters and Bob being friends on the other hand is crazy fun for lots of reasons. Molly going off the deep end is sorta not as much fun and I really wanted to  know what was happening with the Wardens. I mean I need to know what is going on with them.

Then end is what has me on the fence. This is the second cliff hanger ending in the series. I am just not sure if I am a fan of putting tension that the end of the books this way when it was never done before. I mean most of the early books wrapped up with either something funny or sort of a thought provoking idea. But this mid action stop is different, and it makes me crazy because I really want to know what happens next. I mean I am freaking out just a bit, which I suppose is better for Mr. Butcher because I now stalk his website but It makes me twitchy when there is a cliff hanger end.

I loved the book, don't get me wrong I finished it in about a day. But I am sad that I have to wait now. Also it was sorta of weird to have a book where Dresden wasn't really able to be Dresden.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Quote fo the Day

“Star Trek?” I asked her. “Really?”
“What?” she demanded, bending unnaturally black eyebrows together.
“There are two kinds of people in the universe, Molly,” I said. “Star Trek fans and Star Wars fans. This is shocking.”
She sniffed. “This is the post-nerd-closet world, Harry. It’s okay to like both.”
“Blasphemy and lies,” I said.

-Ghost Story, Jim Butcher

Just finished Ghost Story, review to come shortly.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Book Review: Dark Taste of Rapture by Gena Showalter

Those of you that read this blog (of which there is one) will know that a few months ago I reviewed the previous book in this series.  The alien huntress series to be exact. I think I pointed out that the end was a bit of a cop out. And I would like to say that I hold to that statement because it is clear to me that Showalter can write endings where a near all powerful father doesn't appear out of no where to help the main characters.

This book is about Noelle and Hector in the alien force. I was kind of surprised when that pairing was said because during Ava's book it was hinted at that she might sleep with him but it seemed weird. It seemed like he didn't care. I don't really know because that time line might have been tampered with. The issues is I am not sure how much of that invading alien parasite group was wiped from everyone's memories when McKell's daddy zapped them away. Or did he not do the magic mind trick? See I forget these things. Because I feel like they should have at some point talked about the aliens seeing as they were the main bad guys and plot of the last handful of books.

Anyway Hector can make his arms into human torches, which sounds awesome but has some bad stuff attacked to it because he is not super great with the control. I really enjoyed the ending and how it worked his powers and the big issue of the plot into the finale.

On the other hand there was this big deal that Noelle didn't have pain receptors but it like barely came up. Although it was hinted at that it made sexy time hard on her she seemed fine in all the scenes. I guess I wanted a scene where Hector had to work extra hard to make her happy. But that's me.

Of the alien huntress series this one had the best consistency of character actions and plot moment. It had the least aliens which I find odd given the name of the series but I figure every series does not have the same intensity in each book.

I was glad when Hector stopped shaving his head because I find it really hard to get into a bald guy. Because I mean how hot is that cover art? Smoking right? And I didn't really want to spend time trying to figure out how he would look like with no hair. I like my men with luscious hair, you should see my boyfriend's hair.

Overall I enjoyed the book. I have liked some of Showalter's work more but this one was about in the middle. I don't love this series the same way I love Lord of the Underworld.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Extend the Cleavage Department

Book Review: Undead and Unreturnable by Mary Janice Davidson

I have seen these Queen Betsy novels at the library for a while. So the other weekend I got one of the books on tape for a car ride home. I still am unsure as to if it had a plot. I mean I think it had a plot. Books have to have plots. But I can't tell you what it is, or if the climax was the scene where some one's head got caved in.

The main character is beyond annoying and I can't figure out why the guy likes her because she seems to slightly drive him insane. Frankly I don't know why anyone puts up with her. And yes I understand that this is "chick light" but its bad. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't care about her problems. Most of them where her fault and she seems really annoying.

I got the next book for my last drive as well and ended up stopping it about three chapters in to listen to my iPod instead. She was being stupid. I have no other way to describe it. I don't know if I should be writing a review while only half awake but my point is the main girl seems to be the stupidest person in the room and yet everyone loves her. BOOO THAT.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Again with the waiting

Why you make me wait?

I mean really Hulu! Are all the shows I like now on HuluPlus for a week before I can get them for free? I mean seriously you are that annoying about getting more subscribers. You know the whole point of not getting cable and watching things online was to save money. I was counting on you and Netflix to keep me entertained for less than cable. But by doing this you are making cable and Torrent download look better.

I find all of these pay changes to services I used to get for less to be utter bull. I would rather the shows be free and I have to watch one or two more commercials. I am fine with that, but if you try to make me pay to see something on time its just a dick move.

In fact I am now watching Kitchen Nightmares the U.K. version and at least the first episode is crazy boring compared to the U.S. version. He is way less scary in this version and everything has less production.

The only thing I really love about this episode is the market. I wish I lived in a place where I could go to a market and not pay through the nose. I know people like farmers markets but they are crazy expensive. I want to go to Europe and go to the markets. I miss Europe.

This post is going sideways.

This is what happens when I have to work on Sunday. My student had her field hockey match changed so I have to come in and cover the phones for five hours and the only people to call have been one wrong number and some on trying to find the student center.


Also the music at the commercial breaks make me smile. Its a horror show commercial noise. Its hysterical. They are taking the Nightmare part of the show serious.

Some one come save me! I am trapped in an empty college building and my brain is melting. I have the heating pad on my butt, because yeah.

Basically I blame Hulu and Netflix for my current situation.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Photo of the day

Screw You Hulu

Thanks for being stupid about shows and now trying to get me to pay to see them in a timely manner. You know what, you and Netflix have increased my UTorrent use by ten fold. I hope you are happy now! This is why my generation doesn't pay for anything, because we can download it. I was trying to be nice but no you had to go and do this.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Book Review: Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh

Anyone else see it?
First off, the cover irks me. Not all of it, just the guy's face. There is something off in the proportions or maybe in the coloring. But the rest seems okay. When I had seen the cover online a while back I had thought it was a draft mock up of what the cover and I was really rather surprised to see that was the real cover when I got the book. I am mostly shocked because before this all of Singh's covers have been excellent. I know it's a stupid thing to get hung up on but these days book covers are practically an art form.

I am surprised as well that I think I enjoyed this book than the other Guild Hunter novels thus far. Despite previously being showed as some kind of creepy masochist Dimitri ends up being rather likable. He has some depth and shows emotions way more than Raphael ever did. Although in this book you get a better idea at what Raphael is thinking, which sorta seemed weird that he was more human in this book than the ones where he is actively in love but whatever.

The plot is fluff. The climax actually is for a whole other thing than what the two main characters have spent most of their time doing. The whole book was hunting down and finding the people that hurt the girl and then at the end some other dude is there to be a bad guy. Unrelated bad guy is strange.

I am sorta half and half on this book. We got to see some more interesting things about all the vampires and angels but the plot was a little lose.

Quick Thing

The new Blogger lay out kind of slowed me down when it came to posting because it took me a day or two to figure out if I liked it. That and I have a job.

Monday, September 19, 2011


When does Bones start again? I just remembered that lady is preggers and I really want to see how that goes. It might be the only thing to keep me watching after such a dreadful example of a villain last season.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Quote of the day

"We still hadn't learned, though, that growing up is all about getting hurt. And then getting over it. You hurt. You recover. You move on. Odds are pretty good you're just going to get hurt again. But each time, you learn something.

Each time, you come out of it a little stronger, and at some point you realize that there are more flavors of pain than coffee. There's the little empty pain of leaving something behind - gradutaing, taking the next step forward, walking out of something familiar and safe into the unknown. There's the big, whirling pain of life upending all of your plans and expecations. There's the sharp little pains of failure, and the more obscure aches of successes that didn't give you what you thought they would. There are the vicious, stabbing pains of hopes being torn up. The sweet little pains of finding others, giving them your love, and taking joy in their life they grow and learn. There's the steady pain of empathy that you shrug off so you can stand beside a wounded friend and help them bear their burdens.

And if you're very, very lucky, there are a very few blazing hot little pains you feel when you realized that you are standing in a moment of utter perfection, an instant of triumph, or happiness, or mirth which at the same time cannot possibly last - and yet will remain with you for life.

Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it.

Pain is a part of life. Sometimes it's a big part, and sometimes it isn't, but either way, it's a part of the big puzzle, the deep music, the great game. Pain does two things: It teaches you, tells you that you're alive. Then it passes away and leaves you changed. It leaves you wiser, sometimes. Sometimes it leaves you stronger. Either way, pain leaves its mark, and everything important that will ever happen to you in life is going to involve it in one degree or another." 

-Jim Butcher

Book Review: Changes by Jim Butcher


Sir you are just lucky that I didn't read this book when it first came out, and instead know that the sequel exists. That was unkind.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Quote of the day

Brock: I can cross "stab Hitler to death" off my list of cool crap I thought I'd never get to do.
Hank: Brock?
Brock: Hey, Hank. Killed Hitler

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dear Mr. Jim Butcher

Do you know what I did yesterday? I read Fan Fiction. Something I swore to myself I would never do again. I promised myself that I was better than that, that I was going to walk away from that stuff once and for all. I was not going to write it, I was not going to read it. I was going to read only real books and write original stories.

Get On With It!
And do you know why I stooped to that level yesterday? Because you have started taunting me with this idea of Murphy and Dresden together. At first it was fine. I mean I didn't even notice that you were working it in there for a while. Granted reading the books out of order might have added to the problem, but that's beyond the point. The point is that I finally got around to picking up "Side Jobs" and read "Love Hurts."

That was a low move. I did not appreciate seeing potential and then you dragging it from me. This is why I read romance novels, so I don't get cranky when my fantasy novels take their time getting around to the mushy stuff. But currently I am in the middle of a kick were I pretty much have read nothing but Dresden files,   Mercy Thompson series and Kate Daniels series. You are now the only one of the three holding out on me.

In the immortal words of my grandfather: "Why you make me wait?"

I will keep reading fan fiction if it takes too long and I really really don't want to do that.. (Also I blame you for opening the can of worms that is the Harry and Thomas gay couple. Because let me tell you there is some weird stuff out there with that. Fan girls don't need any help, they would have done that on their own anyway but you made it worse.)

Comic Review: Fables

I realized something a few days ago. Many of my friends and relatives always get upset when something they like gets redone and the story changes slightly. I heard a never ending stream of annoyed people when it came to the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland. People felt betrayed and hurt by something they loved being changed that way. I on the other hand had a ball of a time at that movie because it was a lot like a series of books called The Looking Glass Wars that I love that twist the Alice in Wonderland tale into something different.

Here is the thing, I love fairy tales. I know a crazy amount of small facts about the older versions. The fact is that fairy tales get twisted by every generation. The stories my mom read are completely different than what the oral tradition for the stories were before Grim. In fact the Grim brothers made major changes to many of the tales so that they would be better to read to children. And we thought Disney was bad. The point is that I don't have that inner rage when something I love gets messed with because I like fairy tales and that means a great deal of changes along the way.

This incarnation is no exception. Here we experience the fables and fairy tales of old living in modern day New York City. King Cole is the mayor of Fable Town as they call themselves. Snow White is the deputy mayor. The big bad wolf has changed and now looks human and goes by Bigdy Wolf and works as the sheriff of Fable Town. Prince Charming it turns out is a sleazy womanizer who has been divorced three times and continues to use women as a way to get things done. Cinderella works as a secret agent for Fable Town trying to make treaties with other Fable kingdoms. Rose Red even is in the series, who only hard core fairy tale readers will recognized as Snow White's sister.

The fables have been pushed out of their home land by some one they call The Adversary. There is even mention that Oz and Narnia have fallen as well to this Adversary. The over arching theme of the first ten or so comics has to do with the Fables trying to find ways to live in New York as well as their desire to return to their homelands.

The second story arch has to do with some stuff that makes very little sense if you don't read it. I am not going to touch that. I don't want any exploding heads.

The main point is this series is not only well written is takes characters we all know and gives them lives beyond what we know. This series is my own personal version of Christmas.

I highly recommend for anyone that even once enjoyed The Three Little Pigs or the Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe. Or for anyone that thought Disney's sterile world was not what really happened.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Book Review: The Fallen Blade (Act One of the Assassini) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood

This sounded awesome. Assassins in Venice and there was a vampire and a few werewolves mixed in. It was going to be kick ass. Instead it was a lot of characters that are weird doing things for motivations we are not clued into. Like the vampire kid is in love with this one girl and she with him, but for no reason. They meet like once for all of three minutes. There is no sneaky assassin stuff but rather a lot of dull things about love and marriage and blah. Just blah. The end was awful. Leo died for like no reason what so ever. He might have been the only character I liked. Boo this book. BOOOOOO!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


BREAKING: Staff at MIT apologise for East Coast earthquake, claims an intern "dropped some science".

Monday, August 22, 2011

New Library!

Just had a look at my new library in my new area. It's awesome. Be prepared!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Book Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

I am really into this series now. I bought all but one of the books at one of the Borders store that is going out of business. The first book is very thin and I was only half there. The second book got better. It was the third book where they go into the Midnight Games that things finally start to get a move on. The one with her aunt also is kind of epic in many ways.

This one made me cry. I won't tell you why but I spent a good deal of the book in tears over a few characters. And then right at the end some one dies that is just heart breaking. By this book I am finally starting to care about some of the characters.

The whole magic and tech thing takes some getting used to, I desperately want some one to have a cell phone at some point to speed things up. Also I am really beginning to like hyenas because of these books. The witches in this one made me crazy happy. I love that the head witch and the head druid who always fight are married, and their kids are divided among the two fractions. It was epic awesome when they started fighting about silly stuff in the middle of the important negotiations.

I am actually really starting to like this series, not as much as the Mercy Thompson books but close. These are a little rougher. I kind of get annoyed sometimes when there are fight scenes because they often make no sense. The books also took their dear sweet time explaining things. Anyway I highly recommend.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Quote of the day

GoHan: My best friends are a twenty five year old midget and a green alien who hits me, but at least they are around unlike my dad!
Krillian: Where did that come from?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Picture of the Day

Eye roll

So all of you weird people that seem to make it here for the sole purpose of Sekirei, the second season is on Hulu. Go and be free. One a side note they cover the naked in that version though. So there. Now will some one please read this blog for something other than that post.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Movie Review: Cowboys and Alines

I think I am now officially more scared of aliens than I was before. There is some serious creepy shit in this movie. And in the mean time there is a western going on. And it rocks. I loved pretty much every minute of this movie. It has a classic feel and frankly the aliens don't make it corny, they make it creepy as all get out. Olivia Wilde's character is a wee bit odd and out of place. Its sorta like they wanted a girl because every movie needs at least one woman. Also I really liked Harrison Ford in this movie, he had the prefect combination of gruff and concern for his character. If you have yet to see this go see it now.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Quote of the day

"I am going to have a very normal child."  (Long pause as our friend stares at my boyfriend in confusion.) "Kids always rebel against what their parents are, I am weird as f*** so my kid is going to be normal as f***......its sound logic." -James


They are making a Ghost Rider Two. WHY? Is nicky cage that broke? I mean really no one needs that. No one.

And keep your grubby hands off Mass Effect!

Nook Quote of the day

"Saying the Nook is from Borders to Alyse is like saying Link rescues Princess Peach. Its a reference that infuriates the people that know something about it." -My boyfriend explaining my rage at a friend's comment.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mini Book Review: Moon Cursed by Lori Handeland

About four chapters in I just yelled "Selkie." And pretty much yeah. There is some other stuff but I guess I know just a little too much about folk lore to ever be surprised. Its good enough. Also the guy on the cover bugs me.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Quote of the day

Sophie: Do you watch hockey fights, alone, at night, in your room? 
Eliot: Yeah, you never know when you have to fight a guy on ice.

Adventures in Cleveland

So I moved into an apartment this past weekend and I am just starting to get things unpacked. So forgive me if I don't post too often or have any time to read.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Quote of the day

"Bookmark? What bookmark? The world is my book mark." My boyfriend explaining that laying a book down open turns everything into a book mark.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mini Book Review: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Decent enough urban fantasy. Not very urban because the world is like half destroyed by magic and everyone rides horses now. There are some really great concepts in this book and the series but nothing is really explained for a while. I mean the entire first book is over before the authors (this is written by a couple) get around to making any kind of explanation as to why the world is messed up. A few things come up that are not really explained or talked about in depth but they seem kind of far fetched and I have trouble staying in a book when I am expected to accept something that I didn't know was there until just then. That the tricky bit about fantasy you have to choose how much to explain and this one is a little sparse on the definitions. Anyways I will keep reading because it's similar enough to Mercy Thompson to keep me reading.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Quote of the day

Me: After work I am going to go to Borders to buy a lunch box.

Coworker: What you just said says a lot about why they are closing.

Big News

For those of you not aware Borders is going under. Completely this time. Last time they were trying to save their skins by closing some stores and filing for bankruptcy. This time the creditors want to liquidate everything. So as of today every Borders store will begin the process of closing. There are a few exception that were bought by Books-A-Million but they seem to be only located on the East Coast.

This is a sad day in some respects because Borders has always been one of my favorite places to go, granted the store was closer than the Barnes and Noble at my house so I went to Borders.

Now some people want to blame digital books on this close but lets be realistic digital books only really started to take off a year or so ago. The kindle is just now getting recognition and the Nook gets most of its promotion in stores. There is no way we can lay this on digital book's door step. This closing is because of bad business practices, such as over stocking and trying to turn Borders into a one stop shop. They lost sight of what it means to be a book store and tried to be more encompassing but in the process they also had higher prices than other stores. They partnered with a less known coffee chain.

I am hoping that this will help put small book stores back in business. But will just have to wait and see, because a company this large going under only means bad things for the country as a whole. We are now looking at 10 thousand people being out of a job by the end of the month. That is where we all lose.

New Crush

I am kind of in love with the character of Emmett on Switched at Birth. I mean who doesn't want to date a cute deaf guy who owns a motorcycle. Also apparently the actor was named Mr. Deaf America, which I can only assume is the equivalent of sexist man alive for deaf teens.
He also does a really good intense stare which I find amazingly awesome. He might be the best thing on that show, because lord knows the show is weird and hard to watch.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Rule of Three

It might just be me but in find that the third book in the series is always the best book. The third book is also always the book with the crazy person. You might be in a position to doubt me on this but I come baring proof.

Example number one: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This was the book and the movie that really got people excited. The actors finally know what they are doing and we start to believe them.The story of Harry starts to come together and he gets a father figure, a father figure who is a little off his rocker. 

Example number two: Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Some might argue that this is the fourth book but it really the third. Julian's book was written outside the series and was incorporated later when the idea was put together. Anyway Zarek is pretty much stark raving mad and super hot for it. He does crazy wood cravings because he runs out of things to do. Granted his ending was a little dull they all were in this series. True there might be a bigger following for some of the other characters but Zarek happens to be the only true badass among a bunch of posturing characters that just want their nails done and for some one to hold them. And then at the end of the book he gets to be a god and spends all of his time messing with his half brother for the sheer fun of it. He nearly kills the guy several times just for giggles. You try being sane after spending five hundred years in Alaska by yourself.

Example number three: Kissed by Ice by Nalini Singh. Judd might not be completely out of his mind but you have to admit some one that never talks is a bit on the creepy side. Also he can explode your cells with his mind. Also who doesn't want their own personal assassin? I mean I would have so much fun with that. This was also the first book with a wolf changeling so its way better.

Example number four: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs. This is the book where we finally see some Adam/Mercy romance. The law is laid down. Also the murder is like completely off his rocker and on a power trip.

I can't believe I am about to say this.....Eclipse. It was the only one with a real threat as far as conflict goes. Granted it all happened off screen but Vicky was short a few marbles.

The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter. He cuts himself because he needs the pain and his girlfriend can see heaven and hell. I mean there isn't a character that is sane in this series. We are rocking the crazy boat here.

A few others include lover Unbound, Dangerous in Diamonds, Scoundrel in My Dreams, The Duke Most Wanted, Wicked Deeds at Winter's Edge and If You Deceive.

My point is we loved the guys that are just a few doughnuts short of a dozen. And they always get the third book in the series.


So nearly all of my traffic is based on the fact that I tagged Sekirei a while back. Really people? That and my quote about clash of the titans has gotten the most views. Its pitiful.

One hundred and seven visits to just that post.........

Sunday, July 17, 2011

BAMF Of the Day Quote

Nate: Now if you'll excuse me, I am gonna go call a professional killer who tried to murder me and arrange to meet him in an isolated location.

Hardison: I spent three days hacking into the White House emails - no buzz.
Sophie: See?
Hardison: But we are doing some pretty hinky stuff in Pakistan...hinky.
Sophie: Look, I'm miserable, they're miserable. (To Eliot) Okay, what--what have you been doing the last six months?
Eliot: I was in Pakistan.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mini Book Review: Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase

I think this is Victorian and not Regency because the clothing is very important in this book so I noticed that they have puffy sleeves and bigger dresses. I like the dress maker girl she makes me happy. She actually tells the high rank guy to go marry the rich girl because she is going to be just fine with her shop and she could have been too. This was well written to a point too. And the fiance actually confronted the love interest about what is happening which never happens in these books and I like it.

Mini Book Review: To Catch A Bride by Anne Gracie

Liked it for the most part. Hardly any of it took place in England which was a change. The girl made me happy because she got stuff done and she tried to punch the guy out a few times and hits him with her elbows regularly. Something I do myself, the elbow they are my mighty weapon. I haven't read Gracie for a while because the characters I liked all got married and what not.

A little bored that there was not really any mean person out side of Egypt which seems weird to me. There are mean people everywhere. Shrug. I finished it in one night because I had some adrenaline about my new job so I couldn't sleep. Trust me its better for everyone if I don't meet people when I am at full tilt.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thought of the day

Okay so for the last couple of weeks I have tried to read aloud a description of a woman from a romance novel to a boy I know. And nearly every answer is something along the lines of "So she's fat, right?" The words Lush, Soft and Curvy seem to be triggers. Also any mention of a woman's hips and its pretty much "Bitch is fat!" Granted one boy said the only thing that matters are the boobs, but he likes kittens as much as he likes boobs so I worry about him.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nook First Edition

For all of those who bought the Nook first edition the warranty was extend due to some small issues with a few bottons wearing down overtime. Be sure to call and see if you can get a replacement.

Book Review: Seduce Me In Dreams by Jacquelyn Frank

So I don't know if a lack of real ending is catching but this book doesn't have one. Well of course the book ends and what not but the plot just sort of patters out. One of the high ranking commander wants the main guy dead but you never find out why. In fact they capture the high ranking commander guy and then wipe his mind so no one really ever knows why he wanted to kill the main guy.

As a conflict this attempt at being murdered isn't really that great. There is all this set up for something awful to happen to the covert ops team and then nothing really happens. None of them even get in a really dangerous situation. There are several opportunities for this story to have some heft and every single one is ignored.

I miss the Nightwalker and Shadowwalker series, that is where Frank knew what she was doing. These other books seem to be forced. They don't flow the way her writing used to.

Quote of the day

"I don't know where this story is going to go."

*Boyfriend takes book out of my hands "Its going to go to page 375." *hands it back


Boyfriends there to keep you on your toes.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Quote of the day

" I know you will not kill an innocent man... or me either, for that matter. "

" It is a beautiful day... for a Reign of *terror*! "

"I have always depended on people being nicer than me, and I have never in my life been disappointed. "


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hetalia: Axis of Power

What In The World Is This Show???????????

post a comment on this blog if you know what this is.

Thought of the day

Why is the third book in the series always my favorite?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Book Review: Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward

I don't know if I am in a mood or if these series are just carrying on for too long to hold my interest. I was just kind of bored. I like Payne good enough and Manny was cool. But so much of the book had nothing to do with them. It was nearly all Vishcous and Jane having some issues, and then Quinn and Blay are having their little moan fest.

meh. Just meh. I liked parts I didn't like parts. I was just bored with the whole thing. There was a really weird bondage bit in middle that I am not sure how I feel about.

My biggest thing is the end. There is none. I can't tell you what the conflict is besides some misunderstanding of what the two main people think is going to happen. There is a bad guy all set up at the end but he just sorta lets Payne go because she gives him a good tongue lashing.  When did this become a thing for the girls to be the one to talk a bad guy out of something because Michael Bay just pulled that. Two cops now also seem to have some kind of plot so something is going to happen there.

This felt like a bridge book. Its the book between stories that the author really wants to tell, but needs a book in the middle to set things up. This is a set up and poor Payne and Manny get their love cut short so that side character soon to be main characters can have more air time.