Tuesday, May 31, 2011

And You Lost Me

Right now I am trying to work my way through A Discovery of Witches, and I just found something that makes me want to beat the author.

Men don't do yoga. Athletes and health nuts do yoga. But if you are trying to give me this giant book and say that it is not a romance book than maybe you should think about not making your vampire hero perfect in too many ways. Oh he has a short temper, whatever.

I am just a little crazy because people always try to tell me to read real fiction books and not romance because they are written better. But here once again we have a girl that appears to be a bit of a mess, at least to herself because apparently everyone else is in aw of her; and a near perfect dashing rich hero. *groan.*
I am going to be perfectly honest, if you really don't put a whole lot of effort into your appearance and you have low self esteem, people pick up on that. Frankly the dashing guy isn't going to walk up to the girl with unbrushed hair who  slouches and doesn't make eye contact. This is a fact of life. Body language reflects self esteem. I am sick to death of these mousy women. Those of us that have a back bone would like to say that you are doing nothing for the social understanding of our gender.

Modern books are starting to sicken me. I miss Elizabeth Bennett.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tv Review: Black Butler

This is another one of my netflix finds, but unlike Sekirei this one is good. First off the story takes place in Victorian England which is one of my favorite time periods simply because of the stuff that happened and comes from that time, and the clothes.

Anyway so this little kid makes a contract with a demon to help him find the people who murdered his parents, in exchange the demon gets to devour his soul when he dies. But until the the demon is the kid's over perfect butler.  There are lots of macabre stories lies and characters.

Then at the same time the other servants at the house are complete screw ups and that typical set of stereotypes present in anime. There are silly things happening every episode, and even some of the serious characters have moments of complete and utter stupid.

I am only halfway through the first season so I can't really say a whole lot more. But pretty much this show is two kinds of anime some how put together. Also the accents in the English version are not end of amusing.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Book Review: A Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh

Okay I am just going to get this out there, this book combines kidnapping and memory loss in order to create a relationship. Anyone else see something strange about that?

Anyway, this is probably my least favorite of the series. There are no changelings in it, yes the make an appearance but I was kind of expecting more of them seeing as they are a focal point of the series. This and the book following are basically here to a) show characters that are not part of the packs and what is going on with the world and b) had filler before Hawke because the chick he dug was still kind of illegal there for a bit. You think I am joking but I am not.

The romance in this book worries me. More than a little bit. I don't really have much more to say. There was a god deal of side plot and information that was not relevant to the main characters. They fail to assassinate the dude. Then she all most dies, but some kids fix her brain before they take her off the feeding tubes. Which is not explored or explained in depth. That worries me and seems way more interesting than what ever else happens.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I need a vote

I am trying to figure out if I should cut my hair short again or let it get just a little bit longer. So we are having a vote. Comment in order to tell me which picture you like more.
P.S. Ignore hair color and funny faces.

Book Review: Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh

Alright I am going to come out and say it, I don't feel the romance in this series. I feel the sex, oh yeah. But there doesn't really seem to be the right kind of emotions from both characters. Elena seems to be defending herself a lot or trying to get things done her way. And mr. angel spends all his time talking about how weak she is and how is scares him.

I don't know if I believe them to be a couple in the truest sense. I mean he turned her into and angel because he loved her so much, but he hardly ever does anything that makes sense. And yes i get the fact that supposedly him being immortal and having thousands of years to be set in his ways means something. I am sorta disappointed because I have seen Singh write tough love stories where there are issues with people feeling emotion.

Also I am getting the feeling that the fault with this series is that it is a series.  I have been going back in her other series and I have found that I like it a lot better. I think the issue is that she doesn't have the experience writing the depth of character it takes to carry one set of characters through several books. Both of them feel very surface level. She is pretty much drawing out what she normally would have in one book and turning it into several. She doesn't really introduce new characters or situations, its pretty much the same-ish plot in three books.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Book Review: Alien Tango by Gini Koch

The follow up is excellent. I love these books. I mean they are my new crack. It is all the things I love in a nice neat and hysterical package. I get a littled annoyed at the sheer complexity of shit that happens to these characters.

Also this book introduced my new favorite character, who is a collective consciousness of magic powers and thinks of humans as its little penguins that is misses. It gets named ACE and they put it in the gay guy and he twitches whenever ACE talks. Which is no end of entertaining.

Basically read this book its hysterical.

Also she names these two alligators that they use as distractions, got to love that.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Book Review: Living Nightmare By Shannon K Butcher

I picked this book up from the Borders closing, and I really don't know what to say. A year ago I picked up the first book in the series and was not impressed. I remember being annoyed with the story after three chapters and pretty much giving up. I decided to give the series a second chance.

The reason being that this author is the wife of Jim Butcher who writes the Dresden Files, which my boyfriend and I are currently trying to work our way through. I thought that having a fantasy mystery writer has a husband might in the long run make Shannon a more interesting writer.

Not so sure if that happened. I can't really tell you what happened in this book. I was literally confused the entire time. I mean I have the general premise of the series, a bunch of immortal warriors fighting some kind of lizard dogs. But this story there are talking lizard people that look like people. Not sure on how that one came about. There are a bunch of warriors that just are sorta there and never explained. There are two girls that never age, and also all of a sudden all the warriors are sterile. I can feel my eyes crossing....

My brain is collapsing in on itself.

I don't know. This was an author choice to not spend a certain amount of time back tracking to talk about what had already happened. Sometime I like it when authors do that, until I read something out of order.


I am going to go put my self into an ice cream coma now and watch Glee.