Sunday, June 30, 2013
My Dog: The Paradox. A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend Written by: The Oatmeal aka Matthew Inman
End of the month readers, and I was delighted to take a trip to VT to spend time with my husband's family (Delightfully these people have also taken me in as one of their own too granted they did this almost a decade ago but I'm still always in awe that I managed to marry equally awesome people to my hubby) Okay, forgive the side note. So, yes VT wonderful state and such a delightful place...though it is not for everyone. It took me three or four winters to finally venture outside in the sub zero winter weather just waiting to end my life with its icy hands...HA! Okay, forgive me again for going off on a side note. So My Dog is written by the wondrous "The Oatmeal" team. My mother in law gave my my husband and I this book as we are the proud owners of a cockapoo who being a dog has certain tendency to be a living, walking, drooling, sweet, goofy, barking, cuddle bug, scared-y cat of a dog. This is a very short read and oh so silly. It is a fun read, especially if you are a dog owner and love your pet as if he was one of your own; siblings, children, or crazy aunt and or uncle, or even cousin twice removed. I couldn't stop laughing the entire time I was reading this book. So, if you're a dog owner and are looking for a good chuckle and maybe even a few giggles and heck throw in a few good knee slaps this book is totally for you.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Greetings faithful readers. As they say readers..Peace is a lie. There is only Passion. Who are they? The Sith, oh the Sith and all their dark counterparts and teachings…how I love thee. Not that I agree with any of the Sith doctrine, well…most of it, but c’mon they’re so badass! In this book we have recovered text that has its own texture and size. According to Luke Skywalker “we’ll never know what the complete books looked like-the pages are all that remain.” The book of Sith contains secrets from the Dark Side and contains parts of texts from over the centuries by Sith Lords and that knowledge was passed down. Darth Sidious tracked down what remained of the five most legendary dark side texts and he in the end wrote his own sixth book is own manifesto…Ooh what a treat! The book begins well enough and caused me to just want to read more I’ve read quite a bit of cannon over the years readers, but mostly I tend to focus on the Sith and their lore because well, most of the Jedi I find to be so pompous and boorish even though they’re supposed to be the good guys they’re just so… boring at times, and easily fooled it seems. Which if you had asked me if the 12 banished should have been well banished I would’ve said “NO!” I mean c’mon as we’ve seen what just two Sith did, but to let 12 of the most badass Dark Side Jedi aka Sith just go away…um seems like a BAD IDEA! These twelve managed to find the Sith home world and to steer though the looping hyperspace lanes of Stygian Caldera….of course the Jedi didn’t know this, but you think a group calling themselves Sith might not try to seek out that which they’ve been basing their new lives on? The illustrations in this book are really fun to look at too readers as some star War cannon can grow confusing in its descriptions this at least allows you to see what they’re describing such a treat indeed! I really felt like I had stumbled upon some ancients texts that were sharing with me their darkest secrets from the past ages. Then the real fun was having the words of Darth Bane spoken again, I absolutely love the Bane characters trust me read his trilogy if you can because it is fabulous, so to hear him mentioned here since he was the father of The Rule of Two and of the Sith we all mostly know today is just so cool. Bane’s teachings are very wise and quite scary as you read them. There are a lot of Sith voices in this book and then there are the Nightsisters a group I barely was familiar with so that was quite interesting to read about this very powerful warrior group. Then of course we have the final Lord who held the true master title of Darth the one who corrupted Darth Vader and laid out such a master plan that the Jedi were all but fairy tales come Luke Skywalkers time.. I am of course speaking about Darth Sidiouss.. or as many knew him Palpatine. A very fast and fun read there’s so much going on with the stories, the art, and the commentary in this book that you really do become engrossed in the story, legends, myths, and reality of this Galaxy of long ago far far away.
Note: Contibuting Artists Paul Allan Ballard, Jeff Carlisle, Chris REiff, Chris Trevas, Russell Walks, Terryl Whitlatch, and Aristia/Hive Sudios.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
It most certainty is heating up out there fellow readers, and with the heat comes the desire to read more summer books. But, it seems like every summer book out there (Forgive me if I've said this before) has to deal with some kind of break up, affair, death, etc... what is it about summer writers that their characters have to be involved in an affair, a breakup, or some other tragic event that brings the characters to the beach? Hell, all it takes is the smell of sunblock to make me want to hop in my car and get my slightly tan booty to the beach and lather on both sunblock and tanning oil and tune out everything but the ocean and its many sounds. Any who Summer Heat was a collection of Erotic tales there are four tales told.
The first called Downsized was actually a story I really enjoyed. The story follows exotic Lonnie who is a powerful woman and has made quite the career for herself at only age 27 in Las Vegas development. Sadly, with the housing bubble burst she's out of work and can no longer afford the luxurious lifestyle she's become accustomed to. Add in the fact Lonnie's neighbor (who is drop dead hunky gorgeous) Ryan drives her crazy and sadly not in the way Lonnie originally wanted. So, what is a woman to do who is in Las Vegas has a mortgage to pay and no job...well readers lets just say she loves it and it makes her feel powerful, happy, and quite horny. A very hot read indeed.
The Next story Ninety Days I've become familiar with as I've grown from a girl to a teenager to a woman... this story is one of a woman who gave up everything and became exactly what her husband wanted she did exactly what he wanted and then... the husband wants a divorce. I've heard of this happening quite a bit to women and men throughout my lifetime it is sad but Azure the wife in this tale is not one to simply sit by and let this happen to her oh no she's determined to have some fun and if her husband wants a divorce fine she'll go find someone who can make her happy and want her for her beautiful self only can she spend an entire summer of just endless pleasure away from her family?
The third Story Butterflies in Motion is more of a story about healing and knowing what you want from life. Onyx has just broken up with her live in boyfriend one she's mostly stayed with out of convenience as she mourns another love lost to her, her true love. The story is quite serious and lacks what I would call a summer erotic tale, but it does emotionally pull you in and perhaps gives us hope that maybe just maybe after that first one true love there really can be true love again? Maybe? So not exactly an erotic tale but a good story that will play on your heart a bit.
Shaken and Stirred ooh boy...I readers had the pleasure of reading this story last summer and let me tell you it was still just as steamy, sexy, and dangerous. The tale of Kizzie a secret agent is sent in to find a certain secret from the Crime Lord Xander instead she is brought upon a boat full of sex and BDSM games which will she have to participate or will her cover be blown? A very dark but sexy tale readers that if you are into the darker carnal delights might just be for you.
So, not a bad way to get ready for the summer.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Another week fellow book readers, and another Aiden James book...I have to admit I am somewhat disappointed with this most recent book I read by him. The message I got from this book is basically that hormones ruin everything and any rational thought or intelligence we possess when it comes to hormones we are screwed. Txema Ybarra pronounced "Chema" is a proud member of the Basque lineage she is an 18 soon to be 19 year old teenage girl (her birthday is November 9th, so maybe that's why she's so damn stubborn being a Scorpion zodiac and all, but really I just think it's her own personality) who spent her childhood in Virginia and is now attending fall semester at the University of Tennessee. She is a very normal stubborn teenage girl who has a best friend Tyreen who is also her roommate and a typical rich boy boyfriend tall dark and handsome Peter. Things are changing in the world girls are being murdered all over but what is so odd is that all of these girls share similarities in look, name, and heritage with Txema, and now it seems more are dying in the college campus that Txema goes to. We are introduced to several sexy vampires who claim to be protectors of Txema and more than one shows interest romantically in her. These vampires claim they need Txema for her very special heritage and that she is one of the last of her kind. The Txema character is very tough to like as she's just so stubborn and makes the most irrational choices that not only affect herself but those she cares about. Her libido also, though impressive is also something that is constantly claiming the better part of her brain and making her make stupid choices. This book though had some interesting concepts and new lore was a bit of a let down compared to Aiden Jame's other works I've read. The story at times was so hyper focused on some aspects of the tale that it left a lot out and would jump radically into other events without really letting us get into the previous events. The other characters too lacked any form of fleshed out detail even the villains were so quickly introduced I felt I couldn't take them serious even with the kill rate increasing as it did. If I ever came across the second book I might consider continuing this series, but I wouldn't actively seek it out.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Hello Readers salutations to all of you. It is hot here on the East coast, but nothing a day at the ocean couldn't cure. However after reading this book I realize that someone pregnant might not agree with me. Have you ever just Russian Rouletted a book and just began to read? Well, for Three Girls and a Baby I did just that. I wasn't even aware of the title or subject of the book until I began reading, and I was indeed in for a little treat. Ginny Mckensies is a 23 year old young stylish woman working as a Nanny in MI living with her two best friends Annie and Jen also quite fashionable and the bestest friends a girl could ask for. Ginny's life hasn't been going in the direction she thought it would be she's a Nanny for one with an college degree, her boyfriend Josh since she was 17 has broken up with her, she's also now learned that she's pregnant. And, if that wasn't bad enough the baby is her exes... Now, she's got to come up with a new life plan. Poor Ginny didn't actually put much though into her life plan to begin with she never even thought about a career she just assumed she would be married by this point....woah boy this girl really is in for a reality check. Thankfully her best friends are determined to help Ginny through this pregnancy and through motherhood. Sadly, Ginny is also realizing she is tired, sick, and will now have to give up her shoe shopping habbit, oh and she's in danger of losing her job. Ginny is a woman that tries and uses what she can to fight life, usually trying to look good because sometimes looking good is the only weapon we have. This book was interesting in the fact that it was a very typical romantic comedy but the chapter beginnings, the reaction of Ginny towards her pregnancy, and of course her best friends makes this a very amusing book indeed. I do like a lot of moments and dialogue in this story and the ups and downs of this ladies life. But, will Ginny be okay being a single mother and possibly falling for her hunky new boss and will she be able to forget about Josh especially since they're connected now in a very permanent way. It was a very fast read and I assure you readers a nice little distraction from life.