Saturday, February 19, 2011

Trip excitement and more books off my To Be Read list!!

I've knocked another couple books off my To Be Read list. I finished The Iron Fey series by Julia Kagawa.

I've already written in my previous post about the first book. I thoroughly enjoyed the second book and most of the third. The end of the third book irritated me quite a bit as I heard this was a trilogy and it seemed to end on a cliffhanger. But I have not found concrete evidence of it being the last book so my opinion is a bit higher now. The plot conclusion was predictable but enjoyable none the less. Now I just hope she's hard at work on the next book!

I am an avid Jane Austen fan, (listening to Persuasion audio as I type this) so my next book is a young adult book that's a take off on Pride and Prejudice called "Prom & Prejudice". It's not a long book and seems to be set up rather well even with the authors modernization of the plot and the new setting in a bordering school. I should be through it if I can sit still to read it!

We are just days from our 3rd Wedding Anniversary trip to Savannah and Texas. I am very excited and finding it ever so hard to get through the endless waiting. The days always seem to drag the few days before an exciting trip like this! I will post some photos when we return or even on the trip if possible. I'm very excited for our train trip to get there. It sounds like loads of fun and we'll be free to move about as we're checking our luggage for maximum freedom.

Ta Ta for now!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Naughty Sick Girl!

I have been horribly sick for the last two weeks which is why there have been no posts. I'm starting to feel better and as such started to read again too. I couldn't concentrate long enough to be able to read! Thank goodness that part of my illness is over....

Right now I'm in the middle of reading The Iron Daughter. It's pretty good although there are some things that make the story drag. I'm not that interested in the details of characters that have no bearing on the plot. For instance there is a battle against a monster where I'm at in the book and there is a lot of detail about creatures fighting it but no one pertinent to the plot. Finally the creature ends up after the main character and that's when it gets interesting. But the author puts a lot of these little details in that I just don't care about and don't seem to move the story forward all that fast. I'm much more fond of the Bitter Frost series with Faeries. The author doesn't give as much detail and moves the plot along very smoothly. But don't get me wrong, I am enjoying the book and completely swept up by the story. I just skip more than I read sometimes.

I got another book called "A Discovery of Witches" that sounds fantastic and I'll be reading that next I think. The cover caught my eye and I do have good experience judging a book by its cover art. And after reading the synopsis, it sounds like it could be decent.

I'm getting pretty excited right now. Our anniversary trip is only weeks away and we will be taking a train to Savannah. I've never been on one and we'll be checking our bags so we can move about to the food car or just to stretch our legs. We'll get in to Savannah and check into the hotel before heading to our favorite pub that has the BEST ruebens I have EVER had!!! We'll spend a day and a half there and then fly to Texas for 4 days to visit with my husbands family.

Hopefully after we get home I'll be able to pick up my new computer. I'm SO happy about that. I'll have a huge monitor and great graphics so City of Heroes will look AMAZING! I'll be able to use the new Ultra Mode they introduced to see the extreme detail they have worked so hard towards for 7 years now. They have some amazing end game (not to be confused with end of THE game!) content that will be released every couple months. They also just released a teaser trailer showing the new animal costume pack they are releasing! Tiger, Leopard, Lion, Wolf, and Eagle heads, tails, and feet plus various skins will be part of it. I'm getting this the second it's out. My Kitty Norville can finally have a true werewolf form. Plus they are adding a special run power that will let a character run on all fours!!! It looks AMAZING! I hope some of this brings even more people back than the recent stuff already has. I haven't seen the servers this full since before they upgraded to larger servers!

Ta ta for now!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Awful Bloody Flu!

Do yourselves a favor and stock up on Vitamin C and Zinc and keep away from any plague carriers such as myself. My wonderful husband managed to give me his nasty flu and cough he's been fighting for weeks. YUCK. On the upside, it leaves lots of time to catch up on tv and books! The Iron Queen just arrived on my doorstep so I get to start that series tonight. Well....after Vampire Diaries, Nikita, Private Practice, Grey's and Royal Pains! I LOVE Thursdays!

So the last book I finished was the 4th and latest book in Rachel Hawthorne's Dark Guardians series. It was great. She is growing on me with each book. The first 3 seemed to be variations of the same couple while this last one separated itself from the pack (tee hee!) with a nice twist. The departure from the locale used in previous books was a nice breath of fresh air.

Next up on the book list is either the Iron Fey series or A Brush of Darkness by Alison Pang.

Ta ta for now!