Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

Finished this book two nights ago. The only regret I have, is that I finished it so fast. I instantly wanted to read the next in the series unfornatly there is no next in the series. The next in the series isn;t due out until the Spring of 2011. Bummer. I sat there thinking of what book I wanted to read next. I have about 7 in the to-read pile. But none of them were calling to me at the moment. Honestly I wanted a good werewolf or shape-shifter book. I grabbed a Laurell K. Hamilton book off the shelf in an attempt to re-read. It didn't go well, ten pages in and I had laready put the book down. Not that I don't love hamilton's books. It just wasn't what I was looking for.

I picked up Shadow of the Jaguar, which is one of the Primeval books I purchased recently. Side Note: Primeval is one of my favorite shows. Just finished Season 3, with Season four not due out till January 2011 :(. I finally settled on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. Which is the prequl to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But back to Silver Borne.

Briggs writes an excellent book. Her characters are believable and realistic. the thing I love most about Mercy is her ordinariness. Not in the way her character is or anything like that, but in how she is just a normal person. She's a VW mechanic. She doesn't do anything like work for some agency that would get her into tricky situations or anything like that. Well maybe she isn't too normal she is a shapeshifter that can turn into a coyote. So she's fairly normal. And of course in Briggs world there are vampires, fae, werewolves, and ghosts. Thats kinda what I look for in paranormal books. How well do they fit in with our world.

For example, both Hamilton's series are set in our world, but in a parallel universe type dead. My other favroites series, The Sookie Stackhouse books, and The Mercy Thompson/Alpha and Omega books are also set up this way. And they all have the "it's still our world, just slightly tweaked". That's what makes a good book for me. And of course the plot line has to be good. I can't stand a boring book or one that doesn't make any sense with itself.

I'm trying to write on here more often. If not just to write, then to relive some stress. I like thinking things out. I like reading books and comics, drawing, and watching movies. And I like to talk about them. Unfornatly not many of my friends like to do the same, or are interested in the smaes things as me. I still love them. I just need somewhere to talk about the things I like.

I have discovered Twitter is an awesome tool to talk to people that have the same interests as me. It lets me talk to people without getting to invovled. Say not as much as facebook or myspace. Also, there are alot more comic orientated people on twitter. Which makes me happy. And trust me, on my list of important things, me is number one.

Friday, April 9, 2010

I've got a serious addiction.

It's art. And it's killing my bank account. I've bought three new prints, three art books, and I'm having a piece comissioned. Why must things be so lovely to look at?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

D4: No one knows my name.

Day Four
A song that makes you sad.

Boston by Augustana.

I love this song, but no matter where, where, or whom I'm with when i hear this song, it makes me sad. It makes me think of all the things I'd wished I'd done. And all the reasons I did the things I did. It makes me think of why I moved to SC. And sometimes it makes me wish I'd moved further away. It makes me sad in a thinking way. And in a sad way.

It's just one of those songs.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I'll win a fortune in a game, My life will never be the same...

Day Three
A Song that makes you happy.

ABBA- Money, Money, Money

Now I know this song isn't about the happiest of subjects, but theres something about ABBA that just makes me want to dance. There a few songs that don't inspire the need to move or at least lip sync along enthusiastically, but for the most part ABBA has a plethora of upbeat and fun songs. So in short, they make me happy. Because I like to dance and sing, even if it looks like im just drowning out of water.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Day Two of Music

What can I say, I'm a slacker.

Day Two:

Your Least Favorite Song.
ANY song with that annoying little hamster voice (including are the chipmunks) or the crazy frog.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day One of Music

Okay, so I'm a bit behind. I was going to start this 30 days of music thing yesterday, but I decided to drive to NC. So I haven't actually set down to the laptoptill now. So we'll just start today. Speaking of 2nds, did you know the most common street name is 2nd Street? You would think it would be First Street, but First Street is often renamed later to main st or something similar. Anyways, Music. Here we go.

Day One
You Favorite Song.

And here's the deleima. I couldn't decide. But I got it down to two. So here they are:

1. Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy is my favorite band. Patrick Stump has one of the most amazing voices I have ever heard. It was just a matter of choosing which song I liked best. The others that were in the running were HomeSick at Space Camp, Chicage is so Two Years Ago, Sugar We're going down, and A little less Sixteen Candles A little more Touch Me.

2. Wolf Like Me by TV on the Radio
It was between this, Blind, Young Liars, I was a Lover, and Don't Love you. But clearly I made the right choice. I'm always in the mood for Wolf Like Me. There's just something about that song.

And there we have it. Day One of 30 days of Music. By the Way, you should download all these songs, unless it's the ones for the days like: A song that makes you sad, or your least favorite song.