Saturday, March 31, 2012

Blog Change Input Needed

Well, as it's bloggiesta weekend, I've made a few changes and am working on more. That's where you come in. I have some questions and I'd REALLY love your input. 

1 Do you care that I changed my layout?

2 How often do you click on a link within. Those little, you might like this, buttons at the bottom of each post? I'm considering getting rid of them. 

3 And last but not least, are my review posts as boring as I think they are? I've been trying to be more professional by saying what I like and dislike but they seem so boring. What do you think? 

4 So, since I changed my layout Google Chrome won't let me comment. I can on Firefox, though. Anyone know what the heck happened? 

Thanks for your help, guys! Have a great weekend! OLE! 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bloggiesta, I Guess!

Alright, alright! I'm going to sign up for this fun event hosted by Suey and Danielle. I've hesitated because I wasn't sure I'd really be able to donate any time to it this weekend, however, there are things I've been wanting to do around my blog to spiff it up so eventually here's what I'd like to do.

1 Silly me! I never bothered adding labels to my posts. Sigh! It's going to be a long boring task but I'm going to do it.

2 I think it's time to mess with my template again...maybe.

3 I've been trying to add some of those nice tabs at the top of my blog to get organized and I'd like to finish that project.

So, yeah, that's about all I'm committing to right now. I'm excited to visit everyone's blogs and make new friends and learn some stuff. I'm woefully ignorant when it comes to a lot of it!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Review: Odd Is On Our Side (Graphic Novel)

Title Odd Is On Our Side
By Dean Koontz and Fred Van Lente
Genre Graphic Novel
Pages 186
Recommended by Me

First sentence I try to lead a simple and quiet life.

A prequel to the Odd Thomas series, this graphic novel follows Odd trying to discover why there are Bodachs suddenly hanging around town right before Halloween.

What it has going for it
Well, this was my very first graphic novel ever! I decided I needed to get over my block against them and give one a shot. I figured I'd go with an Odd Thomas GN because, let's face it, you can't go wrong with Odd, and because it was and Odd Thomas book, I enjoyed it. The pictures were fun and, I though, the characters were portrayed well. There was some fun extras in the back where the artist, Queenie Chan, talks about and shows some of her first attempts at some of the character and, most importantly, the Bodachs. Because Dean Koontz was involved (thank goodness) the final result of the Bodachs were EXACTLY how I imagined them.  The best part, I have to admit, was how fast of a read it was. It's fun to read something so quickly and still get  a whole story.

What's lacking
I enjoyed my foray into graphic novels but I don't think I'm exactly convinced to read a ton more. I got so into the story I kept forgetting to do more than glance at the pictures and that seems a shame. After all, it was a GRAPHIC novel. Wasn't I supposed to really enjoy the graphics? This was mainly my own problem, though, and had nothing to do with the pictures. Like I said, I thought they were very well done, I'm just not sure I get the whole concept. *shrugs* The story was OK but not nearly as good or creepy as the actual novels but it worked for the GN concept.

Yea or Nay?
If you like graphic novels and haven't had the pleasure of meeting Odd then, yes, read these books and then maybe you'll fall in love with him and read the novels. ;)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Review: The Brief History Of The Dead

Title The Brief History Of The Dead
By Kevin Brockmeier
Genre Adult Dystopian/Parnormal
Pages 252
Recommended by Louise Goodreads friend

First sentence When the blind man arrived in the city, he claimed that he had traveled across a desert of living sand.

The City is home to those who have died but are remembered by those still alive. When the inhabitants of the City start disappearing and the rumor is that a horrible plague has wiped out humanity on earth, those left discover they have one thing in common; a young woman alone in Antarctica trying to survive.

What it had going for it
Um, well, yeah, the reason I read this one was based mostly on the cover. Well, that's why I picked it up, anyway. Check it out! Isn't it an awesome cover? Then I read the synopsis and thought it sounded rather intriguing. It was intriguing, the most unique story I've read in awhile, in fact. I enjoyed the chapters about Laura, the girl struggling to survive in Antarctica. Her story was filled with tension and heartbreak and I liked it. I also enjoyed the fact that her survival meant the survival of all the people in the City. It added another level of suspense to the story.

What's lacking
Sigh! I think I'm done with books that are dripping in symbolism. They make me feel so stupid. Especially when the symbolism is very subtle...too subtle and open for interpretation. I'm tired of trying to figure out what the author was trying to "say" using a story that, while good, is still weak and only a means to and end. Some symbolistic end meant to open our minds. Or something like that. Like I said, I didn't really get it.

Yea or Nay?
I say, if it sounds good to you and you then give it a go. It was interesting enough and wasn't boring or hard to read.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Review: It's Not Summer Without You

Title It's Not Summer Without You (Summer 2)
By Jenny Han
Genre YA Contemporary Romance
Pages 288
Recommended by Me???

First sentence It was a hot summer day in Cousins.

The loss of Susannah has left a hole in Belly's life and not spending a summer at the beach house and a breakup with Conrad has Belly heartbroken. When Jeremiah calls Belly for help tracking down his missing brother Conrad, she can't refuse, but it might make her look at Jeremiah in a new light.

What it has going for it
Jenny Han absolutely rocks at creating compelling characters that you can't help but feel invested in. The kind that you think about when you're away from the book and long after you're finished reading it. In fact, they're the biggest reason I continued on with this series and intend to finish it. I'm not a fan of the love triangle but the love triangle in these books puts the generic LT on a whole new level. I really don't know who Belly will end up with and there's legitimate reasons for her to end up with both. I'm on pins and needles just thinking about it. I almost want her to not end up with either just because I don't want to see one get hurt. I know, I KNOW there's going to be tears shed in the third one.

What's lacking
The plot in these books, and this one in particular, aren't much to look at. It's meager at best, a small outline to cater to the amazingness that is the characters. However, despite there amazingness, Belly can be so freaking selfish and annoying and might turn some readers off.

Yea or Nay?
Well, if you're a character driven reader I would definitely recommend this series. And this is coming from a plot driven reader.

Friday, March 23, 2012

TV Commercial Love

I'm afraid this is going to turn into a bit of a rant so forgive me now, but I'm having a hard time with this world of instant gratification! Especially when it comes to watching TV shows.

Nowadays, as you well know, there's a myriad of ways to watch our favorite shows: Netflix, the internet, On Demand, the list goes on and on. No longer do we have to watch a TV show when it's on or risk never seeing it again. Even if we don't have Netflix or what have you, most people have DVRs and can just record their shows and watch them later...and skip commercials. And here is where my rant comes into play.

I LOVE commercials. 'What?' you say, 'who the heck loves commercials? Who has time for them anymore?' Well, let me tell you why.

Need I say more?! Oh sure there's the pause button but it's a lot harder in an intense show to make ourselves push that pause button. See? Commercials give us that excuse to be kind to our bladders. 

2  I hate, HATE when I see a hilarious commercial and ask someone if they've seen it and not only do they say , 'no, I don't watch "regular TV"' but they look at me like I'm the scum of the earth for still doing so! Well, sorry! Forgive me for not wanting to fork over thousands of dollars a month on instant gratification! 
Uh, so anyway, the point is that while most TV commercials are maddening there are some hilarious ones that, more often than not,  are funnier than the sitcom I'm watching. And now there's so few people who can even enjoy a laugh with me. 

3 I love music. I'm always looking for some new song to discover and blast from the speakers so many times it becomes annoying, even to me. And where, you ask, do I discover these new (to me) songs? Why, from commercials, of course. I have 40 songs on my iPod that were discovered from commercials. And even more if you consider it introduced me to, not just the song, but to the band.

4 Yeah, alright when you're really into a show and there's some big gasp moment and then it goes to commercial it can drive you crazy, but isn't that half the fun? Don't shows lose some of their excitement when there's no break? If you can just click a button and skip the commercials, or the commercials have just been taken out all together, then what's the fun? Where's the tension?     

5 Commercials are meant to advertise and I, for one, have found some fun things because of them. Remember the yummy 5alarm burrito from Taco Time. Yep, commercial. How do I know that Blizzards at Dairy Queen are buy one get one for 99 cents through the month of March? Commercial. Hmmm, upon second thought, maybe I don't like what these commercials do for my waistline. ;) 

I highly doubt my rant has converted you into watching commercials and that's fine but could people please stop looking at me like I'm crazy when I mention a funny one?! 

Phew! Rant over.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Review: Alyzon Whitestarr

Title Alyzon Whitestarr
By Isobelle Carmody
Genre YA fantasy
Pages 512
Recommended by Me

First sentence It starts with my family, and in a way that's the whole story.

Alyzon comes from a talented family and feels like the only one without a role to play. All that changes when an accident leaves her in a coma. When she wakes up all of her senses, particularly her sense of smell, are heightened. This new ability may be hard to deal with but it also may be the key to saving her family.

What it has going for it
The concept behind this story was fascinating and rang very true for me. The heightened senses and they way they were written about were a unique fun idea. The theory that we could all have scents that reflect the state of our soul was interesting. I also loved the message that goodness and kindness will always win against evil and anger and that by hurting others we only hurt ourselves. The romance was sweet and I enjoyed the relationship Alyzon had with her family.

What's lacking
I'm heartbroken that this one wasn't a hit for me. I love, LOVE Isobelle Carmody's Chronicles of Obernewtyn and so I thought this one would be as amazing. Alas, that was not the case. Like I said the idea was so cool and beautiful but the execution did not need to take over five hundred pages. I don't know why it wasn't edited down but it seriously needed to be. The writing was dripping with telling and no showing and was repetitive to a fault. I was just disappointed with how unimpressed I was with this one after expecting so much from this author. So, yeah, if it had just been edited better it would have been an awesome book I think.

Yea or Nay?
I can't and that makes me sad but it was just too long and littered with needless information. The story was creative and fun, though.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Review: The Magicians

Title The Magicians
By Lev Grossman
Genre Adult fantasy
Pages 402
Recommended by Me???

First sentence Quentin did a magic trick.

Smarter than most kids in his school with a amazing GPA, Quentin isn't happy. All he wants is to live in the fictional world of Fillroy and he wishes magic was real. When he stumbles through a portal and finds himself suddenly enrolled at a school for magic he still isn't happy. When he graduates from the magic school and lives with his friends in New York he's even less happy. When the magical world of Fillroy ends up existing after all and he gets to go there...guess what? He's STILL NOT FREAKING HAPPY!!

What it has going for it
If you bothered to read my synopsis, and don't worry if you didn't, you can probably already tell I wasn't a huge fan of this one. However, and it is a big however, this book had me incredibly intrigued the whole time I was reading it. It's an absolutely fascinating read. It's a bit of Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia with, what I thought, were characters similar to any you might find in a John Green book. Quentin especially.

What's lacking
Uh, there wasn't a decent likable character, when all was said and done, in the whole freaking book! They were all so selfish and depressing. Ugh! Just thinking back about them frustrates me! And I really dislike books where I KNOW there's some meaning the author was trying to get across that was just beyond me. Either I'm a complete moron or he was way too subtle. Whichever it was, it was annoying. But after a weekend of reflection I just don't care anymore, I didn't like it. I mean, what was with that ending? I know there's a sequel but who the heck would want to read it? Not me.

Would I recommend it? 
Don't laugh but, yeah, I would. It's an interesting story, if nothing else, and maybe, just maybe, you'll understand what Grossman was going for and can tell me.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Salon

Welcome to the new Sunday Salon. A weekly update post about my boring life. ;)

Weather Small Talk: It's been lovely! Almost like spring is here...only, this weekend is colder and overcast. :( 

Music Discoveries:  You and Me by Vega 4. I think this is such a realistically funny and romantic song. It might offend some(it has the F word but it's bleeped in this video) but I love it! 

On The Idiot Box: The Vampire Diaries was new this week and was...OK. Supernatural was back too and very fun! I found myself screaming at the TV  and my cat was very annoyed with my outburst. Anyone else see it? 

Weekly Reads: I finished The Magicians by Lev Grossman yesterday and am still trying to form some thoughts for a review. I'm almost finished with Alyzon Whitestarr by Isobelle Carmody and it's OK but could use some editing. :( Also, I couldn't take it anymore! The fourth Matthew Swift book was released in the UK but doesn't come out here in the US till May so I ordered it from Amazon UK. It came!!! I'm so excited to get going on it! You have no idea! 

Crazy Kitty: Said goodbye to her old scratching post. It was so ragged it had to go. 

This Week: I went to the Zoo with my sister and her kids. Here's a few photos.
Can you tell her older boy doesn't like his picture taken?

Ah, the construction worker exhibit. Definitely our favorite! 
Movie of the Week: I saw This Means War. It was actually really cute but I didn't like the guy she chose. Are we surprised? And the ending was a little irritating but, all in all, it was fun.

Food Talk: Um, I sort of wanted to use this little prompt to give you deliciously wonderful recipes but I haven't done so well with that. Maybe next week I'll try something new and tell you how it goes. 

Soccer Sightings: I couldn't watch the game 'my boys' played midweek but I was frantically checking the score on my phone every two seconds and...they won! Yay!!! 

Plans For The Week: Sigh. I don't know. Looks like another boring week of resenting the fact that I can't seem to get a dang job! Argh!  

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Review: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

Title The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat
By Oliver Sacks
Pages 243
Genre Adult Non-Fiction
Recommended by Book club

First sentence Dr P. was a musician of distinction, well-known for many years as a singer, and then, at the local School of Music, as a teacher.

Clinical tales of neurological disorders.

What it has going for it
The stories that are in each chapter are quite fascinating, in a sad sort of way. Just reading about all these neurological disorders made me very grateful for my own properly working brain. Plus, it's always good to learn a few new things, am I right?

What's lacking
Holy crap! The stories were good but there was soooo much medical terminology to wade through. I'm fairly certain these were just medical papers turned into a book, so it's reasonable that we might have just been expected to know what all those words meant, IF we were doctors. You'd think when they turned it into a book they should have edited some things or, at least, explained the big words to us non-doctors. It was also very dated, being written back in the 70s, and a lot of the words he used are now considered inappropriate or just archaic.

Yea or Nay?
This one won't be for everyone but I found the stories interesting enough to recommend it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Vanity Thy Name Is Ronaldo

Really? Really?!

He'll say he was hot. We know he's vain. Truthfully, he just looks stupid. :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Review: Babe in Boyland

Title Babe in Boyland
By Jody Gehrman
Pages 320
Genre YA contemporary
Recommended by Me

First sentence My name is Natalie Rowan.

Natalie writes a relationship column for her high school paper and thinks she does a pretty good job. When she's accused of not knowing anything about guys and becomes the laughingstock of her high school, she comes up with a plan to change all that. She's going undercover as a boy at an all boy boarding school to learn what guys really think.

What is has going for it
Well, I love books about girls pretending to be guys. It's a premise that's always good for a laugh. The cover, while weird, is sort of eye catching and fun...and, yeah, that's about all there is to say for this one.

What's lacking
It started off with promise. Sure these types are always rather unbelievable. After all, there's only a small percentage of people that could actually cross dress and be convincing, but it's still fun to read about. Or it was supposed to be. What really irked me about this one was it's blatant copycatting of the hilarious movie, She's The Man. I tried to ignore the first offense when our heroine, dressed as a guy, tells a girl she likes her shoes in front of another guy. Obviously that's not something a normal straight guy would do so, sure, it makes for an awkwardly funny moment but, once again, it's been done. Then, our heroine is playing basketball in gym and gets hit in the nether regions with a ball. Just like in, She's The Man, our character pauses and then, realizing how she should be acting, starts screaming in false pain. But when our heroine is ostracized and considered a loser by the "cool guys", how does she get them to think she's cool? By getting caught by one of these said cool guys with her two girlfriends in a provocative situation. Suddenly she's a cool guy...Really?! Now maybe the author wrote the book before she saw She's The Man, or maybe she hasn't seen the movie at all, but those sure are a lot of coincidences. Don't you think? Besides all that I just didn't care for the characters overmuch and the plot was fine but was obviously ripped off from STM.

Yea or Nay?
No. Just no. Watch She's The Man, at least it has Channing Tatum in it!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I Knew I Was Doing It Wrong

I knew I must be doing something wrong. See, when I go jogging it look's something like this...

When 'my boys' do it they look like this...

 So, next time I go running I'm going to put a stupid grin on and see if that helps. ;)

In other news Zac Efron visited Real Madrid see...

Man! How I would have loved to be a crazy stalker racing across the field towards these a fly on the wall, I meant a fly on the wall. ;)

And, yeah, I know! I stole these pictures off Facebook thus the watermark. But I'm advertising!!! Soon you'll all be new fans!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Review: Queen of the Dead

Title Queen of the Dead (ghost and the goth 2)
By Stacey Kade
Genre YA Supernatural/Paranormal adventure
Pages 266
Recommended by Me

First Sentence On television, ghost-talkers run antique stores, solve crimes, or stand on a stage in a nice suit giving the teary-eyed audience a toothy, yet sympathetic grin.

Will and Alona are back. Graduated from high school, Will is working for a friend of his moms. When he meets a girl who, like him, can see ghosts he starts to learn more about his fathers past. Meanwhile Alona, furious that her parents seem to be getting over her death a little too fast, makes a mistake that make things a lot more sticky.

What it has going for it
I love this series! First of all, Will and Alona are such awesome characters and their relationship is surprisingly realistic. There's no insta-love that turns a blind eye to each others faults. Will is a believable male character written by a female author which is always a HUGE plus and he's just so funny to me. Alona is, yes, a little bit of a snot but she's endearing somehow too. Then comes the plot in these books. I love that, yeah, they're a little on the fluffy side but there's just enough depth to make you feel like you didn't completely waste your time. Everything ties together and has a purpose. There are no lose ends or pointless characters littering the book and that makes for a VERY satisfying read.

What's lacking
This one might be considered a filler book between the first and third book. It does bring up some questions and situations that aren't completely resolved but I still think it has a basic dilemma that was presented and fixed by the end of the book. ...Nope, can't really think of anything else that was bad.

Yea or Nay?
YES! Read these books. They've got the best of both plot and character worlds.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

YA Is Rotting My Brain!!!

It seems the topic of YA rotting our brains or, if you prefer, shortening our attention spans, seems to be coming up with a few of my blogging friends lately. I think the latter phrase says it better but, "rotting my brain" is funner to say.

After spending a month where I only read adult books...or at least tried to, I've proven (for me, anyway) that reading strictly YA seems to make reading adult books or classics a LOT harder. But why? What is is about reading so much YA that makes it harder to focus and appreciate a good classic or adult book? I've discovered there seems to be two things that makes YA "rot our brain".

1) YA has a much simpler vocabulary. No, not picture book vocabulary or even MG, but just....simpler. Am I wrong? When was the last time you picked  up an adult book and really looked at all the big words it uses? It's can be quite frightening to someone that mostly reads YA. Or, at the very least, frustrating.

2) YA doesn't usually offer much to make one ruminate, nor does it "waste" time meandering about with character introspection or world building. It's aimed at YA readers and they don't have the patience (supposedly) to read all that. They just want the story and maybe, for the girls, a bit of romance.

That's what is seems like to me, anyway. I'd love to hear your opinion. "If" you read mostly YA, do you notice that when you do try to read and adult book or a classic that it's hard? Or, if you read mostly adult books, do you ever pick up a YA book and gape at how "simplistic" the writing is?

Now, I know it might sound like I'm bashing YA. I'm not. Obviously. Look at what I predominately read. I'm just noticing it's effects on my attention span. And I'm thoroughly aware that it isn't just reading YA that does this, but watching TV, with it's 8 second sound bites and the internet, with a million different things to see and skim with just the click of a finger. It's gotten so bad it's nearly impossible for me to just do one thing at a time. If I'm not multitasking I get all antsy. It's driving me crazy!

So, I've decided to try to read more adult books to counter balance all the YA books I love reading and hopefully lengthen that attention span of mine!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Review: Room

Title Room
By Emma Donoghue
Pages 321
Recommended by Suey???

First sentence Today I am five.

Told from five year old Jack's perspective, comes the tale of a mother and son locked in a room and their daring escape.

What it has going for it
I've been putting off reading this book for a long time. I think I had some weird expectations. See, I thought they were going to be in the room the entire book and that it was going to have some deep message of sacrifice; with the mother keeping  her son innocent of the awful things that were going on. Of course, once I started reading I realized that if this whole 321 page book was going to be about being locked in this room I was going to lose interest fast! Luckily, a hundred pages in things started happening and got very interesting from there on out. I enjoyed Jack's voice and found his actions and feeling incredibly realistic. I couldn't help but want to judge certain characters and kept having to remind myself that I have NO idea what it would be like to go through what they did. Then I'd laugh that these characters were so real to me that I even wanted to judge them. Talented writing indeed to accomplish that, agreed?

What's lacking
Like I said, those first hundred pages weren't very good at holding my attention but that might just be a personal preference. I think some people might be bothered by some of the graphic descriptions and subject matter. I don't know, once it got going I don't think there was much lacking.

Yea or Nay?
I'd recommend it.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Today  The Broke and the Bookish asks the question: What are the Top Ten book covers you love. 
Well, we're told not to judge a book by it's cover but I think it's safe to say that we all do it anyway. I know I do! So, I'm going to list the Top Ten books I read because of their cover. 

Infinity (chronicles of nick 1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon. This one I was draw to because of the cute kid. Alas, it was a complete miss.

Existence (existence trilogy 1) by Abbi Glines.Come on! Look at those eyes. This one wasn't the most amazing book I've ever read but it was kinda fun.

Nightlife (cal leandros) by Rob Thurman. This one just screams urban fantasy, my favorite genre, so I just had to read it. It was good, I've already purchased the rest of the series. 

The Ghost and the Goth (ghost and the goth ) by Stacey Kade. This one caught my eye because of how annoyed the guy looked and I just knew it would be funny. It was. And had some really great depth to it too.

Intertwined (intertwined 1) by Gena Showalter. K, this one did sound good to me but I was first drawn in by the guy on the front. Unfortunately the cover was the ONLY thing this book had going for it.

White Cat (curse workers 1) by Holly Black. What's not to love? A hot guy AND a cute kitty? I was sold and it paid off I LOVE this series! 

A Madness of Angels (urban fantasy 1) by Kate Griffin. What?! You didn't know that one of my favorite series of all time was something I picked up based solely on the cover?! I did and, oh, how happy I am that I did! 

Shadow Moon (chronicles of the shadow war 1) by Chris Claremont and George Lucas. I read this series so long ago I don't ever really remember more than that I liked it and that the cover is definitely why I picked it up. 

 Homeland (the dark elf trilogy 1) by R.A Salvatore. Once again we have a fun looking guy and a awesome kitty. I couldn't help buying and reading it and I loved it! 

Obernewtyn (chronicles of obernewtyn 1 ) by Isobelle Carmody. Yep, you guessed it. I picked it up because of the kitty. I adore this series so I'm glad I have a weakness for kitties. 

So, what have we learned about my cover judging ways? Apparently I like cute guys and kitties.   

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Salon (In Pictures!)

Welcome to the new Sunday Salon. A weekly update post about my boring life. ;)

Well, I had this crazy idea that it would be fun...well, at least different, to do this post in pictures and to let you get a glimpse into my life. I'm starting to think it's a stupid idea, after all, but I've taken the pictures so I'm going to do it. 

Weather Small Talk: The view from my window. 

Music Discoveries:  Lullaby by One Republic 

On The Idiot Box: Where all that time wasting takes place. ;) The eopisode of Grimm on Friday was awesome!!! And ANTM is back! Whoohoo! 

Weekly Reads: Working on The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat for book club. Room (is something going to happen anytime soon?)  Queen of the Dead because I needed something light before I went crazy! K, here's how bad my lack of shelf space has got. I never stack books on the floor! 

Crazy Kitty: Is wondering why I woke her up from her nap with a rude flash. 

This Week: My sister blogged about her son who loves to read. Ahhh.

 Movie of the Week: Man on a Ledge. The movie was fun and suspenseful and, hey, it has Sam Worthington. I suffered through Clash of the Titans for him!  See, we have to put this refillable bucket to use...a lot!

Food Talk: I'm now going to advertise something and not get paid for it. I LOVE these things! I wrap hamburgers, sandwiches and everything else in them and there's only 8 carbs in each one! 

Soccer Sightings: My Calender. Purchased for a mere 20 dollars...hmmm, I prefer my homemade ones better. ;) 

Plans For The Week: Yeah, I need to get new shoes but that's not the plan for the week. I just plan on putting these to better use. I haven't exercise hardly at all for three weeks! Tsk tsk.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

February "Adults Only Month" Wrapup

So, this concludes my adults only month and, as you can see by the numbers, it didn't go so well. I probably shouldn't even bother with a wrapup post...oh well.

Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
Love Shannon Hale's writing. Thy mystery didn't do it for me, though.

Atonement by Ian McEwan
Thank goodness for the last paragraph in the book! That's all I'm going to say.

Partials by Dan Wells
Awesome! Just awesome. Go buy it and read it already!

Shade by John B Olson
One shouldn't be dragged kicking and screaming through a book.

See? Told you it was a pathetic reading month for me. Favorite of the month was Partials. (funny, seeing as how it was the one non adult book I read) Least favorite was Shade.