Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Keegan's Chronicles


I got the first book in this series for free on Kindle.  It started off ok.  An interesting look at Elves (I loved how it got into all their traditions, etc), but nothing too gripping.  Then about 2/3 of the way through the first book it got really good.  From there it went weird for a while but by the time it ended I felt like screaming my favorite Monica line from Friends: “Shut up!!  It Just. Got. Interesting!”  

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Imdalind Series


 So not too long ago I found what was once a fairly famous blog:  twilightguy.com.  It was awesome because each chapter that he read he would immediately blog about before reading another chapter.  I loved getting his take on each chapter afresh.  Watching as things dawned on him etc.  It was almost as good as reading the Twilight series for the first time again.

The most recent books I’ve been reading have been the first since Twilight that I have really wanted to slow down my reading somewhat and truly savor them: The Imdalind Series.  I know that this is the only chance I have to experience them for the first time and I have a feeling they will be ones that I return to over and over.  As certain things have unraveled I have sort of wished that I could blog as I read, chapter by chapter like Twilight Guy.   

Thursday, July 18, 2013

So You Think You Want Magic?

I’ve said before that I want to learn something I can take away from my reading.  I want to gain some sort of insight into the world.  Lately I’ve been wondering if there is anything I’m learning (the stuff I’ve been reading does seem pretty mindless).  Then, the other night, I was faced with a problem that I really just wanted to go away.  I didn’t want to deal with it; I just wanted it gone.  So when my dear, sweet hubby asked if there was anything he could do to help, I jokingly said I wanted him to call a wizard to poof it away.  He laughed and said he didn’t know where Oz was located.  

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Brightest Kind of Darkness


The Brightest Kind of Darkness… I was hooked at the title.  I mean who doesn’t love a complete contradiction in a title.  Makes you start guessing, questioning- I love the mystery of it all.