red_reaper: (Buffy reading)
So I took a bit longer than I had planned to get these book reviews up. I got caught up in Halloween, which was fantastic with the Disney Club caroling I did, and starting Nanowrimo. I'm slowly but surely doing some pretty good writing. I like Charly much better than last year's heroine. Charly has some spunk. But anyway, I have eleven book reviews for you! Yes, I've read twelve books in the last six weeks or so. So let's get started shall we?

The Devil You Know by Jenna Black. This is the second in the series and in it Morgan has to face some dark secrets in her past. Secrets she could never imagine. After her escape in the last book, Lugh's brother has sent an assassin after her. She no longer knows who she can trust and could even those she believes to be on her side have ulterior motives? No spoilers under the cut except for previous books
The Devil You Know )


The Princess by Jude Deveraux. When JT Montgomery rescues a young woman from those trying to kill her, he's shocked when she informs him she's a princess and demands he wait on her hand and foot. He's even more shocked when he returns home and the government asks him to keep her safe. He never thought he find himself falling for the passionate girl he finds. But can their bond survive when they must return to her kingdom? There are spoilers here. Beware!The Princess )


1001 Things Every College Student Should Know. This is actually not so much a novel as an advice book. Covering pretty much every aspect of college life, it give it's reads tips for adjusting so they don't flunk out and head home degree-less.
1001 Things Every College Student Should Know )

Secret Life of a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks. As the illegitimate son of Cassanova, Jack knows about lust and seduction. And no one throws a bachelor party like Jack. But when it gets out of hand, he gets the shock of his undead life in Officer Lara Boucher. She's immune to mind control and that makes her dangerous. But Jack can't resist her charms. Will he be able to find true love or will she betray the vampires' secret to the world? No spoilers

Secret Life of a Vampire )


Last Nights of Paris by Phillipe Soupault. I'll be honest, I only have a vague idea what this book is about. The nameless narrator spends his night wandering Paris, looking for an end to his monotonous life. He finds this in part by following a young prostitute through the streets of Paris, being sucked in to the group she associates with. No spoilers, but not a favorable review
Last Nights of Paris )


Covet by JR Ward. Jim doesn't care about anything but laying low to stay under the radar of his old bosses. But it's endgame between the Angels and the Demons (as in the ones in Heaven and Hell) and Jim is the one guy they decided on to tip the scales. Seven souls to save or damn and Jim is the one standing between world peace and total oblivion. No pressure. Soul Number One belongs to Vin DiPietro, a businessman as cold as the cash he brings in. But when he starts falling for a woman with a secret past, can Jim help them to their happily every after? Or will the demons claim Soul One as their prize.
Covet )


Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster. The author's memoir about falling from her cushy job to near homelessness. Avoiding foreclosure, working temp jobs, doing self waxes along the way, Jen shares her experiences and puts even the most desperate situations in a funny light. No spoilers
Bitter is the New Black )


Down and Out In Paris and London by George Orwell. Follow the author as he becomes destitute in Paris and spends a few days starving while searching for work. Then to London where it is "impossible to starve". An interesting look at the lives of poor immigrants in Paris and London and their living conditions No spoilers
Down and Out in Paris and London )


Ill Wind by Rachel Caine. Joanne is a Weather Warden, giving her control over the air and water. Well not so much control as ability to fight air and water. But when one of her superiors screws her over, she's getting blamed for something she couldn't avoid. Now she's racing for her life, trying to reach an old friend's protection. But with the weather pursuing here as well as the Wardens she runs from, is there any way she can escape? Spoilers ahoy. Be afraid.
Ill Wind )


Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey. A retelling of the Ballad of Mulan. When Mulan's mother dies in childbirth, her father is so brokenhearted he seems to forget about his only child. While he's gone, Mulan grows into an unusual combination of young woman with the skills of a young man. After her father returns and war breaks out again, Mulan takes his place to save him. But will her feelings towards the Prince make her reveal her secret? And what happens when she is found out? No Spoilers
Wild Orchid )

 



Every Which Way but Dead by Kim Harrison. Rachel made a deal with a demon to put a dangerous vamp behind bars and now she has to pony up, becoming his familiar. On top of that, Ivy's old "friend" is making Rachel question just how far Ivy will go to claim her; Nick is acting weird and distant; and Kisten keeps trying to seduce her. And she likes it. But if she can find a way to outwit a demon, everything else should be a piece of cake right? Yeah, don't hold your breath. No spoilers
Every Which Way But Dead )

Well, happy reading everyone! I now have to Nano my brains out so that I can at least try to keep up with the daily goal.
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red_reaper: (Inner demons)
I feel so bad for neglecting my Dreamwidth journal. I haven't posted here in like six weeks and it saddens me. So here's the lowdown on what's been going on for the past month or so. I moved into my dorm, which is actually pretty sweet as far as dorm rooms go. Our bathroom is attached to the room and shared with just four girls (including myself) instead of an entire floor. We have a huge window and my bed fits in a little alcove-y space. This weekend when my parents visited we hung drapes so that when my roommate is still awake at night I can sleep without having light issues. And I bought a lamp so I can just live in the cave now, coming out occasionally for snacks and classes. I was sadly poster deficient when I first got here, so I also bought a bunch of posters. One of my favorites is the Procrastinator's creed. It has like ten rules of being a Procrastinator. "I believe anything worth doing would have been done already." "I shall never forget that the probability of a miracle, while infinitesimally small, is not exactly zero." and "I shall always decide not to decide, unless of course I decide to change my mind". I also have a Serenity poster (which is awesome) and a Blues Brothers poster that reminds me of my dad. The only real downside to my dorm (which is more a downside for other people, not so much for me) is the fact that our quiet hours start at nine in the evening and go until nine in the morning. So it's a really quiet study dorm, not so much of a party dorm.

Which is not to say we haven't had some fun events. The very first night here there was an ice-cream social and I stayed up until midnight, one in the morning, playing games with some of the people who live in the Edens/Higginson dorms. There's actually three dorms that all sort of hang out together. And my first Saturday here we had an 80's Night where everyone dressed up and had fun dancing and hanging out. Plus just last Saturday there was a Pre-Halloween dance with a chocolate fountain and all these fun spooky decorations. There was also a costume contest which was a lot of fun. The first Friday here there was a carnival for the entire campus which was awesome. There was a caricaturist and a face painter which was so much fun. All these thing have kept me pretty busy.

I also got involved in quite a few clubs, which take up quite a bit of time as well. On Wednesdays I have Harry Potter club, which is fan-freakin'-tastic! We are all divided into the houses and there's a house cup competition. You get points for bringing food to events, dressing up for parties, house teams winning games, playing Quidditch, etc. We've played Harry Potter Jeopardy which was actually super challenging. The questions were often obscure things and you had to have read the books to get most of it. Ravenclaw (my house) won that night because we're awesome and brilliant. We also had Nearly Headless Nick's Death Day party just last night, which I went as Tonks to. There was Telephone Pictionary, which ended up being really dirty in some cases and just plain bizarre in others (elephant bowling with Harry Potter's head for instance). We also played just plain Harry Potter Pictionary, which the Ravenclaws kicked ass at! We totally annihilated the competition. We had like 17 points where the next highest team only had 7. It rocked. On Thursday I have Glee club, which is actually doing singing and dancing like on Glee. We sang together for the first time on Tuesday and it was so good! This club has the potential to be really awesome. I also do Disney club on Thursdays. We started out as a Disney Karaoke club and then became a Disney Fan club. We've done a karaoke night and Halloween is going to be awesome. We're watching Nightmare Before Christmas and carving pumpkins in the afternoon. Then we're going to dress up and trek across campus singing Disney songs and throwing out candy. I can't wait. Fridays I am involved in something call CCF. It stands for Christian Campus Fellowship and it's like my church while I'm in college. We also meet in smaller groups for each dorm on Wednesdays. It's a great time of worship and fellowship with other college student Christians and I'm really happy to be a part of it. The girls in my group are just awesome and I'm glad I get to know so many people who share my beliefs. It's great.

My classes are also pretty awesome. My Greek class is by far my favorite over all. The language is so interesting and my teacher is amazing. He's hilarious and teaches from his own textbook so he doesn't have to conform to the way other textbooks are set up. Plus it means that we didn't have to buy a book as he posts what we need online. It's sweet. My linguistics class isn't too bad, but it's a lot of new terminology and I don't even really have a building block to build off of. So it can be a bit challenging to grasp new terms. And my Plot and Narrative class isn't super hard, but it's a lot of reading. And reading books that aren't particularly riveting. Although the assignments consist mostly of three papers, so that's pretty awesome.

Speaking of books, I will try within the next few days to post a slew of the book reviews I've done. I really have been reading, I just keep forgetting to post the reviews. Bad Reaper, you need to keep up with everything. I think this is about everything that's been happening with me. Oh, by the way, I am typing this from a shiny new laptop hand delivered by my family this past weekend. Having loan money does have some advantages.

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red_reaper: (Buffy reading)
Wow, I haven't posted here in a long time. And I'm sorry for that. I just got wrapped up in doing things the last two weeks before going away to college. I spent all this last week packing and I leave for my new home on Saturday. Plus I've been trying to hang out with my friends a little before I go, since I probably won't see them until Christmas. It's been a little crazy. But I have been reading and I wanted to post the book reviews for you.

The first book is Geek Magnet by Kieran Scott. This book is about a girl who attracts these really geeky and sometimes obnoxious guys. They all flock to her and want to be her friend or even more. The girl KJ is the stage manager for the show Grease at her high school and the book is broken up into acts. It's a really fun book. Review is under the cut and beware of spoilers
Geek Magnet )

Next I read Kitty Goes to Washington. This is the sequel to Kitty and the Midnight Hour which I reviewed a little while ago. In this one, Kitty is brought to Washington DC to speak to a committee about the existence of paranormal creatures. She meets new people and learns bit about how a pack doesn't have to be like the one she had before. She also has another run-in with Smith, the nut-job who boasts a cure. Review is under the cut. Beware the spoilers
Kitty Goes to Washington )

Last book is I Was A Non-Blonde Cheerleader by Kieran Scott. This book is about a girl named Annisa who moves from New Jersey to Florida when her dad gets a new job. Everyone at her new school is blonde, even those who wouldn't naturally be blonde. Oh, and they all hate her for various reasons. So when se tries out for the cheerleading team, can it only lead to disaster? Review under the cut, but no spoilers here.
I Was Non-Blonde Cheerleader )

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red_reaper: (Reading)
I spent yesterday at my mom's friend's house while mom and her friend scrapbooked. Now I got a lot of reading and writing done, but there was also a small child who kept interrupting me. I think I have a small child beacon that draws them to me when all I want is to be left alone. She kept trying to get me to scrapbook (which I don't do because I suck at it) and she would sit next to me and read. But she had to read out loud and then show me stuff. And it didn't work to pretend I was engrossed in my book because she would just repeat it over and over until I paid attention. I was so glad when the girl's mom finally came to take her home.
But I did get to finish one book: The Good, The Bad and the Undead by Kim Harrison. This is the second book in Kim Harrison's Hollows series. And I have to say, I'm really enjoying the series so far. I think I'll ask for the set for Christmas. This book was about Rachel Morgan, former I.S. runner, tracking down a serial killer who was hunting ley line witches. For this case, she's teamed up with the FIB, who've hired her as a consultant, and she's working with this guy Glenn who is one of the few humans not intimidated by the fact that Rachel's a witch. It's a really good book. Review is under the cut and beware the spoilers.

The Good, The Bad and the Undead )

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red_reaper: (Buffy reading)
Haven't posted in a couple days, even though I finished this book a little while ago. It was my sister's birthday today and we had her party last Saturday. It was a lot of fun. We did a scavenger hunt and this game where you had to unfurl a frozen tee shirt first. Plus the cake was cool. We made it with white cake mix and food coloring so it was rainbow. I have to say though, I'm getting tired of my sister making me feel like crap because I can't eat certain foods or get sick if I eat too much. Today I went to look for the leftover ice-cream, only to discover it's gone. Mom, Meg, and Meg's friend had finished it off. I was disappointed so I said, "Oh, I didn't get any." Meg said, "Well you should have had some at the party" knowing full well that I'd already had macaroni salad, diet coke, and cake. If I pushed it, I was going to be sick. The digs are eventually going to push me over the edge I've been slowly approaching due to my, now more restrictive, diet. I just have to make it another twenty days though, thirteen of which she'll be in school and I won't have to deal with her until mid-afternoon.
Anyway, back to the book review. This book is Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs. It's the sequel to Oh. My. Gods. and it continues to follow Phoebe, who still doesn't have control of her demi-god powers. So she's forced to attend a camp that'll help get her powers under control. Review is under the cut and this time there aren't really spoilers, unless you missed the first book.
Goddess Boot Camp )

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I love books. They can take me away from dysfunctional situations or frustrated feelings and just help me relax. Whenever I need to go somewhere else, I can just pick up a book and lose myself in it. Great type of book to do this with is the fluffy teen romances scattered throughout the teen shelves at the book store. You know the type; they have cheesy covers, strangely entertaining plots that depend a lot on coincidence, and many various authors, but are never part of a series. Most recently I read Suite Dreams by Rachel Hawthorne. I have a few of her teen romances and they're usually pretty fun. This one is about this girl in college in Vermont. Her sort-of boyfriend swapped couches with student from Australia and he ends up sleeping on the girl's couch instead. Review is under the cut and no spoilers this time.
Suite Dreams )

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red_reaper: (Buffy reading)
This is a book I've had on hold for quite some time at the library. And I have to say it was worth the wait. It was a great book and I hope to read the next one soon. I love the irony of a werewolf named Kitty. Review is under the cut. Beware the spoilers.
Kitty and the Midnight Hour )

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red_reaper: (Reading)
I can't believe how hot it is getting here. I feel like I'm going to burst into flame when I step out into the sun. I also have low blood pressure, so summer is a time when I'm really susceptible to fainting if I don't stay hydrated. So I stay inside most of the time. And yesterday, while staying inside, I started and finished The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. This is the second book in the Percy and the Olympians series. The first book is actually being made into a movie that will release in February 2010. The review is under the cut. There are some spoilers, so ye be warned.
The Sea of Monsters )

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red_reaper: (Buffy reading)
Recently I got sucked into the show Greek, which I'm really enjoying. I finished season one on Sunday. I think my favorite character has to be Cappie. But watching Greek has meant that I haven't finished a book in a while. Yesterday though, I finished reading How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks. This is part of her Love at Stake series, which I ended up starting in the middle of. Luckily, they're able to stand on their own so you don't have to have read the previous books to understand what's going on. I personally suggest reading them in order though, then you get to know all the characters ahead of time. Anyway, the review is under the cut and beware of spoilers
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire )
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Zoo Day!

Aug. 11th, 2009 10:59 pm
red_reaper: (ransom note)
I had a blast at the zoo today with my friends. It was our last big get-together before we all leave for college this fall. We left at like seven in the morning and stayed until almost noon. We assigned animals to each of us as we walked through the zoo. I was a gerenuk, which is a long necked type of antelope. My other friends were a gazelle, a columbus monkey, duiker (which is an antelope relative who eats stuff close to the ground and loves ants), and some other animals I can't remember. One highlight of the trip was getting attacked by a lorikeet. I was standing there while my friend fed one and then it few off her hand and towards my face. It didn't scratch me or hurt me, but it shocked me a bit. It was also Zoo Camp Day, which is when they have these little groups of kids walk around with a guide and they are party of an animal group. They all have little matching t-shirts in different colors. It's adorable. I wish they had groups like that for adults or kids-at-heart since I was actually learning a bit listening to the group guides. This last bit is about me making a fool of myself for the sake of the Harry Potter Fan in me. So, if you're not a Harry Potter fan, quickly avert your eyes. So when we were in the snakes area, my friend calls to me and tells to come speak to the snake a free it (since I am Harry and she is Ron due to skits in Freshman Drama). So I walked over and spoke a bit of parseltongue to it. I made it up as I went, but the tone is creepy enough. Sadly nothing happened, but it was still fun.
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red_reaper: (Discovery Channel Song)
So I'm a fan of True Blood on HBO and since I don't have cable, every Sunday I go over to my friend's house and watch the newest episode. We missed last week because we were in Bellingham for Freshman Orientation, so we got to watch two episodes in a row this week. This is sort of a character spoiler for Episode 6 and 7 of season 2, but not anything major. I just have to say, I love Godric. He is amazingly forward thinking and sweet. I love how he wants to be equal to humans and doesn't see himself as better. I also love that he understands why some people attack vampires and why some human react the way they do. The guy is pretty amazing and he never yells. I just wish he would grow his hair out a bit, but overall, fantastic vampire!
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red_reaper: (Reading)
I picked up this book when I was at a bead store in Nye Beach because it didn't mention the Montgomery family. I know that the Montgomery's show up in a bunch of Jude Deveraux's series and I didn't want to read it out of order so I found this one which had no mention of the family at all. I don't exactly know how I feel about this book, but the review is under the cut. Beware of the spoilers
Legend )
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New Classes

Aug. 4th, 2009 09:22 pm
red_reaper: (Inner demons)
These past two days were the Freshman Orientation for my university. I went and learned more about the campus, financial aid, programs, etc. It was pretty fun actually. I got to eat in the Dining Halls and learned a little about getting involved in the choir as well as other programs. I also registered for my classes for Fall. Since I already earned my Associate's I got to have major status and get a couple of English classes that I really needed. One of the classes is so important that is if I didn't get it, I wouldn't be able to do anything more to earn my degree except take electives. But then I have one sort of off-the-wall, spur-of-the-moment class. I registered for Greek 101. Now I have never intended to take Greek or had a real drive to do so, but maybe it'll be fun. Can't wait for fall.
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red_reaper: (Reading)
Well, I had a pretty good time at the beach. We went to the aquarium and it was so nice to be away from the heat. While I was there I finished the newest Jeaniene Frost book, which luckily came a day early so I got it before I left on my trip. It was so awesome and I cannot wait for the next one to come out. The review is under the cut and beware of spoilers
Destined for an Early Grave )
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I just wanted to poke my head in before I leave for the beach tomorrow morning. I won't be on probably until next Wednesday. I just finished Lover Avenged by JR Ward though. This is the seventh book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I absolutely loved it! The review is under the cut and this one has spoilers
Lover Avenged )
Now I'm off to get the new Jeaniene Frost book which cam in a day early! Yay!
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red_reaper: (Writer)
I'm writing this for a scholarship. Any constructive criticism is both welcome and appreciated. Enjoy

A Day At the Park 

            A cloudy day like this wouldn’t be the ideal time to have a park picnic for most people. For my family though, these cloudy days were the best time to go to the park. And as an added bonus, there was quite a bit of wind today so I got to bring my kite with me. Jake had finished it just last night, so this was to be its maiden voyage.

            “Renesmee,” my father called back to me, “You need to stay with us until we decide where to set down our blanket.” I looked away from the play area full of children and teens, and saw that everyone had moved ahead of me while I daydreamed. I sighed and walked a little faster. I thought Dad worried unnecessarily about my falling behind, but then again he’d only been a father for seven years. He learned fast about not smothering me, but he still had those fatherly instincts that said to keep his baby girl close.

            Jake, my lovable, constant shadow, came up on my left and whispered, “Don’t worry. Once the blanket’s down we can ditch them and test out your new kite. Today’s the perfect day for it. And maybe we can do other things while we’re alone.” He waggled his eyebrows.

            “I heard that Jacob,” Dad called to us, making me laugh. “Don’t even think you can try anything. It doesn’t matter if Alice can’t see you; I’ll still know what you’re up to.”

            Jake and I finally caught up to the group, just as they were setting the blanket down in a small grove of noble firs. Grandpa Charlie and Mom spread the blanket on the grass, while Uncle Emmett and Grandma Esme pulled containers of food out of the picnic basket. I’d never met my other grandmother, the erratic Renee, but I bet she can’t cook as well as Grandma Esme. Nobody, expect maybe Mom, compares to her cooking.

            I had just started to eat when I heard Jake’s low warning growl. I looked around and saw that three teen boys had sauntered over to our group from the playground. All three had their jeans belted halfway down their thighs, a style I detested. Jake knew this and always made sure he had a belt handy when he changed.

            I kissed Jake’s cheek and whispered, “Ignore them and maybe they’ll get the hint to go away.” Unfortunately, past experience told me, this probably wouldn’t happen. I’d grown into a fairly attractive young woman and my red hair shown like a beacon to idiot boys who wanted to try their luck at picking up a “hot chick”.

To me, their interest was inconsequential, an annoyance that was just part of life. To Jake though, it was a personal insult and we’d been temporarily exiled from a couple different places because of brawls he started. He usually had a good rein on his temper, but when it came to me, he was as territorial as any wolf.

            “Hey sweetheart,” said the boy in the middle as he leaned, oh so causally, against one of the firs, “why don’t you come hang with us on the swings?” Ooo swings, I thought. How can I resist? I also thought the kid had some pretty noble ambition, to try and take me away from both my boyfriend and my family. Beside me, Jake’s growling intensified.

            I rubbed his knee and said to the boy, “Tempting as that sounds, I’m having lunch with my family and boyfriend” I emphasized the word “right now. You’ll have to find someone else.” I turned away from him to make my point. Jake’s snarl told me they hadn’t left and then I felt a tap on my shoulder.

            “Don’t be li-“ The boy broke off when Jake grabbed his arm and twisted it up behind his back. Mom pried Jake off him as I felt a wave of peace, like a cool breeze, wash over our group. Uncle Jasper was trying to cool the tempers of everyone in our group, not just Jacob. Jake may have been the most aggressive with his anger, but everyone in our group objected to the boy laying a hand on me. No matter how old I looked, I was the baby and not to be touched.

            “Jacob,” Dad said, laying a hand on Jake’s shoulder as Mom held him back, “leave them be. They’ll be going now,” his voice making the phrase an order rather than a suggestion. Although from the looks on the boys’ faces, they had no intention of sticking around.

It must have looked odd to any passersby to see a teenager talking with power and authority to boys who were at least his age, if not a little older. But whether or not Dad looked adult, he was parent clean though and he didn’t let his little girl be manhandled.

            The boys walked off, shooting dirty looks back over their shoulders. Mom kept her hand on Jake until they were back by the playground. Likewise, Dad stayed in front of me until they were gone. Then he moved back to his spot by Aunt Alice and Mom let go of Jake. I grabbed Jake’s hand and kissed him, as I pulled him back to our spot. Then I looked around at the people on the blanket.

            I had gotten so lucky when whatever omnipresent power existed gave me my family. They were always going to be there for me, literally forever. They had a permanence that normal families lacked and everyone one of them loved me so much.

            Jake leaned over, breaking me out of my reverie. “You still want to try out that kite?” he asked. I grinned and we went off to fly my kite, the bright green shining against the gray of the clouds. When I looked back over my shoulder, I saw my entire family smiling with love. And I knew I would never be alone.

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red_reaper: (Reading)
More lazy summer has gone by. Nothing really noteworthy has happened though. I think the highlight of the week was watch True Blood and taking my sister's friend to the airport for her flight home. I have tried to do a little editing in my novel though. In between long bouts of Facebooking. But today I finished The Kitchen Witch by Annette Blair. The book was sort of "eh" for me. The review is under the cut. No spoilers.
The Kitchen Witch )
Well, in another hour I have to go keep my two cousins occupied while Uncle Mike gets his divorce stuff in order with my mom and Talima. Oh and Talima is living with Uncle Mike, along with her new "husband" and their baby girl Lydia. Plus Uncle Mike's girlfriend lives there with her two boys that visit on weekends. What a dysfunctional world my family lives in.
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red_reaper: (Inner demons)
Yes, you found me out. I am a Harry Potter nerd. I grew up with the books and they've been there for most of my life. So last night I went to the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I even dressed up because that's the kind of nerd I am. I had a white t-shirt, black cape, knee-length black skirt, black flats, and a red and gold clip-on tie that used to be black. It was fun taking pictures and hanging out with fellow nerds. The best part about midnight premieres is you don't usually get people talking during the movie or being obnoxious, because they're all fans as well.
So the movie was great. There were some things I didn't like, but overall they did a great job with it. They did a wonderful job of adapting the story for the big screen and putting in the details we needed. There was a lot of humor in the movie, which was great as times get darker. I also loved that it was two and a half hours long. Time zipped by, but it didn't seem too choppy or disjointed. The movie also did a good job of making Dumbledore look older and more fragile. Overall, the movie was amazing and I can't wait for the next one. Hopefully, it'll be done just as well as this one
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red_reaper: (Buffy reading)
My sister is finally off to camp for the week! Yes, four days of freedom. Then she'll be back for three days and we won't see each other for another three weeks. I love my sister, but I love to love her from afar. On another note, today I finished reading Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey. I found this book surprisingly not shallow and fluffy. It was fun and not too deep, don't get me wrong. But I didn't find it over the top and cheesy. The review is under the cut. No spoilers this time.
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side )
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