Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vol 70

I think I've turned into a book fanatic.
It's not so bad, but my genre of interest is limited.
I'm a paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy kind of girl.
While the majority of the fans in this genre are Vampire crazy, I am not.
No Twilight for me.

My interest has always been that of psychic abilities, which is why I love the Psy-Changeling series so much.
But more so than that, Mythology is just plain, completely, mind buggingly interesting.
I love it.
Always have.
Always will.

I love reading fiction stories with Greek and Roman gods.
While the gods don't play THAT much of a role in Gena Showalters Lords of the Underworld series, ol' Cronus is in it enough to keep me entertained.
But even more than that, I think the Fae are my all time favorite myth.
If you don't know who the Fae are, they are the Irish myth.
You may know them as the Fairy.
The fae are just fan.fucking.tastic.
And not all of them are tiny, glittery, and fly.
Ohhh no.
There are tons of different fae.
The worst being the Unseelie.
The Unseelie is a court, place of residence, the Dark, the ugly, the dangerous.
There is a Seelie court, the Light, the pretty, the fairer of the two, but that makes them no less dangerous.
The Unseelie are my favorite.
No matter what story I read, how badly they are portrayed, they rock.

I'm reading Karen Marie Moning's DarkFever series right now.
I'm surprised that I'm even reading this.
I found her Highlander series completely insane.
Those stupid females.

The Unseelie in this story are not so likable.
They are truly crude, hideous, despicable, and monstrous.
But the funny part is, the worst character, the ulitimate bad guy is Human.
It's always the Human.
Just goes to show who the real monsters are.

The picture is one of a Fae.
She looks like a fairy, although this picture shows up if you image search for a "sidhe".


BARRON!!! He's just so damn mysterious. It's been two books now and I still only know NOTHING about him. What kind of hero is he really? If he's really even a hero. He's so infuriatingly complicated, evasive, cold, mean, but all the while he can be so cool. Bastard that he is. It turns out that I'm reading this series for him. Frog MacKayla. Feck V'Lane. I don't even know how you say that name...V'Lane. And if I was MacKayla I wouldn't trust anyone. Which she doesn't. Smart girl, and that's saying something since I found all the other female leads Moning wrote in her Highlander book to be completely hopeless.

I want to be team Barron, but I can't be team Barron when I know absolutely nothing about him. I can't be team V'Lane. One thing I learned from Merry, Meghan, and Mercy, never trust a Fae. V'Lane has unexplained loyalties and feelings for Mac. That is just untrustworthy. That wouldbe rapist.

I think I got that off my chest.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Vol 69



I'm off work today. YAY!
I went to the track this morning with my friend.
Dear god, I was just hot looking at her run around in 80 something degree weather at 8am with a sweat jacket on.
I wanted to pass out for her.
She rode a bike to the track, but I rode the bike around the track while she jogged. Then I did a few sprints, which I haven't done in a year.
Wanted. to. drop. dead. immediately.
But I didn't not to do that since I already pre-ordered three books and would love to be around to read them.

I think I'll go work on Noor now.
I'm having the most difficult time starting that.
But Laney is moving along once again.

Oh yeah, I made shrimp pasta with marinara today.
From scratch.
I am the best.

Changed the picture.
The first one was kinda scary. LOL

I always wanted to take one of those stupid pictures people take in the mirror, but the flash is on, so you can't really see anything.
Talk about bad photography. being the silly person that I am, I took one at school one day over the summer, and there it is.
Isn't it purdy?
(No, not really since you can't see anything)...
Why do people like taking these.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Vol 68

Who cares about a Team Jacob or Team Edward, when you can be Team Puck or Team Ash!
I am so on Team Ash!
Sorry Puck.
You're hilarious and adorable, but the cold (literally) Prince is who I side with.

I started two young adult Trilogy's recently.
Neither are completed, and the waits are insane.

The first one I started was Asleep by Wendy Raven McNair.
Adisa is a 16 year old, who gets a emotionless boyfriend, Micah, who just so happens to be a super. He can fly.
Adisa is obsessed with the whole super hero thing to the point that her twin sisters pick on her about it.
When she first meets Micah, in class on the first day of school, he doesn't reply to her greeting, and she had no idea he was her new neighbor.
So when he and his family shows up at her house for dinner that night, she was shocked speechless, and completely embarrassed as her sister made fun of her super hero fascination.

But you later learn that Micah will die soon, and that the only way to save him is for the healer, a girl, that he falls in love with to forgive his Sp. Twin.
Good thing is Adisa is the healer. She developed her powers later in the story.
The bad thing is, Micah's Sp. Twin, Vincent, kidnapped Adisa.
There is no way she wants to forgive him.
But nonetheless, she and Micah are determined to find a way to save him, while the go against those who oppose them, Micah's dad.

The other trilogy is the Iron Fey trilogy.
I'm not going to explain what a fae is.
I think I've done that one before when I read the Merry Gentry series, or maybe the Mercy Thompson series.

Meghan is another 16 year old girl, what's with the 16?, who is an outcast in school. She has one friend, Robbie, and no one can remember Robbie once he is gone. Strange.
One day Meghan's little brother is kidnapped and a strange person/thing impersonating her brother is in her house.
The imposter is attacking her when Robbie comes to her rescue.
Robbie then goes on the explain what the imposter is, and who is probably responsible for kidnapping her brother.
He also reveals that his name is not really Robbie Goodfell, but Robin Goodfellow, or just Puck.
If you're familiar with A Midsummer's Night Dream, or anything about old mythology and such, you'll recognize of few of the characters and creatures.

Meghan accompanies Puck into the Nevernever (Faeryland) to rescue her brother, where they are chased by this guy with black hair and pale skin, who has a bunch of warrior guys with him.
Puck hides Meghan by tossing her into a tree, where she lands and scares away the bird that Grimalkin the cat was about the eat.

These four are pretty much the main characters on the adventure.
Meghan finds out she's a fae princess to the Seelie court (summer). Her dad is King Oberon, and her stepmother threatened to kill her.
She meets Mab, the queen of the Unseelie court (winter), who wants to capture her, and Mab's three sons.
The pale dude with black hair is one of Mab's sons, Prince Ash!

Meghan gets Puck and Ash to stop fighting long enough for the two of them to work together to rescue her brother, but everything has a cost.
Grimalkin is there mainly because he finds Meghan entertaining.

The travel in and out of Faeryland to the real world a few times. Fought some humans, Trolls, grimlins, and other mystical creatures.

The main antagonist in this series are the Iron Fey, who are a major threat to the Fae. The Fae and Iron just can't mix. Iron can kill even the strongest of fae, which you'll see in this story. But with the birth of these Iron fae, thanks to us humans who love our technology, the rest of Faeryland will eventually become extinct. The only ones to know about the Iron Fae are Meghan, Ash, Puck, and Grim.
But with Puck currently out of the picture, Grim gone, Ash gone, and Meghan being held captive by Mab, no one can inform the rest of the land and warn them.

Book 2 comes out next week on the Kindle.
I already pre-ordered it.
I pre-ordered Burning Up as well. Nalini Singh's newest novella is in that book.

I can't remember half the books I read recently so I won't even try to list them all. I won't even try to list them because some of the books I loaned to friends, or borrowed from friends and no longer possess. Just know that I've probably completed my resolution twice over.

I'm reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lighting Thief right now.

Go Team Ash!
Wake up Puck!
Come back Grim!
Man up Meg!

Vol 67

It's been a while since I updated!

Last weekend I went to The Great Wolf in Williamsburg, Virginia with my aunt Beverly and two little cousins.
The Great Wolf is a water park resort, and with two little ones, 4 and 8, my aunt needed someone to help her watch the children.
Thus, I stepped in.
I've never been there, and frankly, I don't do much traveling because I get sick when I travel.
So, first good news is that I didn't get sick the entire trip.
That's a very great thing.
Second good news, that place was awesome.
The design in pretty, the decorating with wolves and other natural looking things made it very relaxed.
You feel like you're in the middle of the woods, but since Wal-Mart is 2 minutes away, if that long, you know you're not stuck somewhere.
But I couldn't get cell phone service unless I was hotness, and it was way too hot to be outside.

Anyway, The Great Wolf is an indoor water park.
There are 6 slides, two hot tubes, a wave pool, a lazy river pool, a surf thing, a children's pool, an outside pool, and another pool.
In the middle is the big three story figure you climb to get to two of the slides. It reminds me of Port Discovery.
The resort also has a spa, children's spa, pizza hut, arcade, computer room, workout room, and some other places.
The room we stayed in, The Wolf Den, had a queen size bed, a sofa bed the same size, and a mini room that consists of bunk beds. There was a bathroom, microwave, refridgerator, table, dresser, and two tv's. It was a pretty decent size room.

The children wanted to stay in the pool the entire three days we were there, but no way in hell we were letting that happen.
By midday the second day, my aunt and I were completed wiped out of water fun.
I just wanted to get as far away as possible, and did not look forward to the last day of splishing and splashing and wet hair. But of course, we went again.
It wasn't bad. We let the children pretty much do whatever they wanted and would only sit there, unless they were in deep water.

It was a fun place. I'll probably take a trip there next summer, but only for 1 day.
Maybe go on a Friday, leave on Saturday, then hit Kings Dominion on the way home, or maybe even Six Flags once I get back in Maryland.

Other news:
I went to a family cookout two weekends ago.
I don't really know those people.
I may have met them twice in my life.
If more than that, I don't remember.

My mother, sister, god-sister, and I went to see the movie Grown Ups, before we went to the cookout.
The movie was hilarious.
I laughed really hard.
Aaaa, good times.

(Me, Aunt Beverly, Little cousin Jayonna)

I'm suppose to go out tomorrow with some childhood friends, but if they do not text me in the next 30 minutes to tell me where we are going and what time we are meeting, I won't go.
It's too hot to come home from work, just to go back out.
Once you get me in the house, I'm in there for good.