Thursday, August 29, 2013

Everything Happens @ Once.

Wicked. Wicked. Busy.

Ekkk! I have been all over the place the last so many days. I have completed 3 out of 5 of my fantasy football drafts. They went okay. Two of them took foreverrrrrr, and if you've done a draft before you know how frustrating this can be. The two I have left are probably the most important ones because one is my family draft. We all know family are some of the worst and best people to compete against. Can you say bragging rights? I have to redeem myself because last year, my whole team decided to get injured, which is turn ruined my fantasy season. So you can say I have a lot to prove this year. And the other draft I have is my work draft. Which consist of my bosses, co workers, and the regulars who frequent the sports bar that I work at. I won this league last year, but this year we have some new people and a new commissioner. I have to defend my title, which is a good amount of pressure to say the least. No one has won back to back years, but I intend to be the first. I'd like to mention the fact that I am also the lone female in this league. Now I have never done this many leagues at once before, so it is going to be quite the challenge for me this year. Hopefully, I can win all my money back and it will all be worth it. I am way to competitive, maybe I should learn to say no, or not care as much? But I can't. I feel the need, the addiction, the compulsion to compete and win. I'm sure the fact that: I grew up living with my dad, watching him play fantasy football every Sunday with him teaching me the ropes, didn't help my obsession. All this researching players, and going to drafts has really consumed my time this week. 

I have the worst luck ever when it comes to cars. I just got my car back from the garage, recently and knew I had a few things wrong with it. Then the other day I wake up to go run errands, and lone behold, there is a giant crack on my wind shield. COME ON. I just can't catch a break. Now most people have this covered by their insurance. So I call mine, and of course it is not covered. UGH! I called a couple places to get some quotes and apparently, my kind of car, Hyundai, is a pain to put in a new wind shield, so its one of the most expensive to fix.  Like seriously? So I am looking at over 200$ for a stupid piece of glass. You can say I am not to happy. So I have been picking up as many shifts at work as possible to try to make the extra cash to fix this.

School also starts next week which means I have to pay for my text books, I went online to check to see how much this tab was going to run me this semester and OMG its going to be like 800$. This is on top of my tuition. Apparently I should write text books because they are so flipping expensive.  So to say I have a lot of expenses this month is an understatement. And of course I haven't been able to pick up as many shifts as I need because everyone else is low on money as well.

On top of all that jazz, I've had doctors appointments. I have Eczema. Which is a skin issue that is extremely itchy. I had to go for a psychical just so I could get a referral to go to the dermatologist.  It is all time consuming and a pain in the ass. But I just cannot take the itching and the pain anymore. It is driving me insane.

Then since the summer is on its last leg, it means many of my television shows are wrapping up for the season so I have been trying to catch up and watch everything and watch the finales. Now I know many of my shows are stupid and many people must think they are not important but to me they're a guilty pleasure. Big Brother. Pretty Little Liars. Master Chef. Under the Dome. ect.

So that is why I haven't been on here much as of late. I have been pulled in every which direction. I have done some reading, not as much as I would like. But I just haven't had time to come on here and mention it. so I guess I should probably update everything now. This day off, is going to consist of a lot of catching up on the computer. Blogging, checking emails, updating status's ect.

Finally to get to the books.

Last time I mentioned how I started the Brie After Graduation Series by Red Phoenix. Well I finished up to what is published. I am addicted. I love them. They are quick short reads, but man oh man do they pack a punch. Like I said before, there isn't much I can say on here that isn't for the eyes and ears of the 18+ crowd. But I will say this: they get your blood pumping. You quite possibly could get off just reading them. Not to mention, you can pull some erotic ideas to use in your sex life from this series. I enjoyed them so much I decided to go back and read the first series about Brie. Which you can buy in one book instead of nine separate. It is titled Brie Learns the Art of Submission. One of the reasons I enjoy these is because they are put into short stories where, it makes it easy to stop and start reading them. I am currently on story 2 in this book.

I am about half way through Ethereal Knights from Addison Moore, which I love but its hard for me to get through because I already know what happens. Yes I love the fact that it is from Logan and Gage's point of view instead of Skyla. But the only negative thing is, I have so many books I am trying to rush through, that this book is tending to get put on the back burner.

I did however start and finish The Solitude of Passion by Addison Moore. This book and I have a love/ hate relationship. I loved the book, then I hated the book, then I loved it again. It was back and forth and back and forth. It demands that you keep reading it. It demands that you choose a side. Over all I would recommend it because its different. I feel like you can easily place yourself in the situation, and it is easy to feel sympathy for the characters. Its not your average book. There are twist and turns. It really makes you emotional. I found myself, just as upset or as mad as the characters. Very well thought out.

I am still working on Enduring Light from Alyssa Rose Ivy, Fight or Flight by Jamie Canosa, the Percy Jackson series, The Binding, and The Mortal Instruments series.

Lastly, I decided to RE-READ Defiance by C.J. Redwine because the new book came out and I read the first one so long ago I feel as though I might forget some major details. I also am going to RE-READ The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson for the same reasons. I am excited for these two new books so I am hoping I can get through these re-reads quickly.

And all of this together makes for one very very busy Brittany.

Is anyone else feeling the pressure of the end of summer?!?!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Get up for the Let Down

I cannot believe how bad My New England Patriots did last night in their pre-season game versus the Lions. It was pitiful. I legit watched half the game and was like forget this crap, and started reading my books. (Of course I still had the game on the television.) I mean, I know they usually have one awful game in the preseason or the start of the season, so I guess its good that they got it out of their system, but it was awful to watch. They basically got their asses handed to them. I still have faith though. I am sure they will get their butts kicked in practice this week and fix everything that went wrong in the game last night.

On a better note I got a good amount of reading done yesterday. I started reading the Brie After Graduation Series by Red Phoenix, (which I think is the second series, I think there is one before this, at the training center, but the graduation book one was free so I am starting there). The books are great but def. for ages 18+, and not for the overly sensitive. I read the first two so far and I am currently on the third book which is called Brie's Russian Fantasy. I'm not going to say to much about these book on here, because I don't want to offend any one. I know these kinds of books are not for everyone and can be cause for a hot topic debate. But I enjoy them and feel as though they are at the very least worth being mentioned in my blog.

I also finished the fourth book in the Immortal Instruments Series, The City of Fallen Angels. I know people might hate me for saying this, but this is the first book that I felt let down. It is my least favorite by far. I felt like not much happens in this book until the last few chapters, and I struggled to make myself read the first three quarters of the book. Maybe its because I loved the other books so much that I set my expectations to high? I mean there is usually one book in every series that I like way less than all the others, so I am hoping that this is the case here.I am going to keep reading the series in hopes that the books do not start to decline.

Two words, Ethereal Knights. I guess I missed that Addison Moore put out a book from Logan and Gage's perspective. I just started it, only a few chapters in but it is just as GREAT as I expected it to be! =)  I am also still working on the Percy Jackson and Velesi Trilogy books. As well as Enduring light. Just keeping you all updated!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

"You could say I'm a Dreamer.... But I'm not the only one" (JL)

I may or may not have a problem. The first step is always admitting it right? Well I kind of, sort of, stayed up until 6am finishing City of Glass. What is wrong with me? Have you ever been so drawn into a story that time passes without you noticing? One minute I was in a mystical place inside my book, then the next I was thirsty and went to take a sip of water, realizing I was in my room and was like "Oh jeeze its light outside, oh man birds are singing. damn what time is it, oh shit its 530am, I better hurry up an finish this book". HA I have issues. I'd like to sit here and tell you that this is a rare occurrence for me, but if I'm going to be honest, and I have no reason not to be, its not. It happens way more frequently than I should probably admit. I would like to blame my Pisces side and say its because of my dreamer mentality. I'd like to say that I have no choice in the matter and that I am cosmically bound to have my head in the clouds and to disappear into fantasy worlds. If any of you are a Pisces I am sure you can relate!
 Here I can prove it to you all, here are just a few quotes from websites about Pisces:

"Women born under the Zodiac Sign Pisces, the Sign of the subconscious mind, are mystical, imaginative, and need a regular outlet for their tremendous creativity."

"These women have an inclination for painting, performing arts, writing or various other creative pursuits. They works are often an extension of their personalities, reflecting how they are insides and what they might be going through emotionally at that point in time."

"Represented by a pair of Fish, the Pisces are spiritual, selfless and focused on the soul’s journey towards salvation. But, so caught up they are in their perfect, idealistic worlds that at times, they may have a tough time distinguishing the fact from fantasy."

"These women are quite impractical and indecisive, and in most likelihood, feel uneasy while dealing with the real world. In order to avoid pain and heartache, they would simply avoid confrontation and bitter arguments. Run away or just go with the flow – either of the two is their way dealing with the problems, on most occasions."

To learn more about Pisces 

So see I told you its not entirely my fault. I was born this way. I can't help but loose myself into a fantasy land. Even if I am nocturnal, maybe that's not my fault either?  Anyways, I am still in love with the Immortal Instrument Series! They just keep getting better and better! I don't want to go into to much detail in case some of you plan on reading it but WOW. I of course, am going to start the next book today which is titled The City of Fallen Angels. I am beyond excited!

Also I feel that I have to mention that yesterday I made some homemade sangria, which I am wicked pumped about. (And before you say anything, YES I said WICKED, I am from Mass and we used this word frequently, so get over it.) The white sangria has and will be sitting in my fridge with fresh fruit in it for 48 before my friend and I drink it all Friday night. I do admit I had to taste test it today just to make sure it was good, and OMG it is delish! I am going to have to be careful because it taste so good, but I know for a fact that two glasses will get me a buzz. Wine with liquor kind of all hits me at once. Not in a bad way though ;)

Well then. I feel like I should get back to reading the 10 or so books that I have, considering it is my day off.  Laters!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gage Oliver

Gage Oliver

From: Addison Moore's Celestra Series

Blood type: 

Age: depends on which book but 18

Occupation: High School Student, helps dad in mortuary

Lives: On the Island of Paragon

Looks: Gorgeous baby blue eyes. Amazing body. Nice abs, chest, and arms. Dark hair.

Status: In Love with Skyla

Family: Mother is Emma. Father is Dr. Oliver. Uncle is Logan. Has a dog.

Fun powers: He can teleport you anywhere he can picture. Super speed and strength. Gets visions from the future


Fun Facts:Had a vision he was going to marry Skyla, so he waited for her (as in didn't swipe his V card). Plays on the football team. Sensitive, writes poetry. Smart.

If you think I left anything out that you would like added here LET ME KNOW!

Logan Oliver

Logan Oliver

From: Addison Moore's Celestra Series

Blood type: Celestra (mostly)

Age: depends on which book but 18

Occupation: High School Student, Bowling Ally Owner

Lives: On the Island of Paragon

Looks: Blonde hair, gorgeous body, six pack, great pecs and biceps.

Status: In Love with Skyla

Family: Parents are both deceased. Uncle to Gage. Brother to Dr. Oliver.

Fun powers: He can read your mind by touching your skin. He can time travel. Super speed and strength.

Animal: Lion

Fun Facts: Was a ladies man until the love of his life came around. Plays on the football team. Has a supervising spirit. Protector. Always has sex on the brain.

If you think I left anything out that you would like added here LET ME KNOW!

oops. sex. city.

BOO! Then end of summer is upon us and I have to say I hate it. Its not that I mind going back into the real world because I really don't. Its the weather changing that bothers me. I don't know why I live in New England, when I hate the weather. I mean I feel lucky that I grew up here as a child and got to experience all four seasons. Building a snowman in the winter and coming inside to drink hot cocoa. Racking up pretty colored leaves in the fall and jumping into the piles. Seeing all the flowers come up for the first time in the spring. And of course my favorite, enjoying the sun in the summer and going to the beach. I cannot imagine living somewhere and having never seen the ocean, or never experiencing a snowstorm. So in that aspect I am glad I grew up here. BUT why am I still here? I mean I know I have almost all of my family here, and I am in love with the sports teams. But sometimes I just feel like I should be living somewhere else.

I can go into total zombie/ world apocalypse mode and choose somewhere to move based on that. Such as: The West Coast would not be a good choice because its too close to Asia, the ocean, and fault lines in the earth. There can be  nuclear attacks, tsunamis, or earth quacks that could reek havoc on the entire west coast. The East Coast has sink hole problems, is very highly populated, has very cold winters, and could go completely under water. Many of the states along the east coast are prone to sink holes, whose to say that one day something wont set off a bunch of them and every one dies? It is also a high populated area, if anything were to happen it would be difficult to "bug out" of the area. Also if there was an epidemic it would spread faster on the east coast. Resources would be used up quicker because of all the people as well. If there is climate change there is a good chance according to researchers that the east coast could freeze like it did in the movie; The Day After Tomorrow. Also many people have predicted that the east coast would sink underwater in the future. So that rules out the east and west coast. Next I am going to cross off any state in the tornado valley area off the list. Just based on the fact that if there were an apocalypse, I'd have enough things to deal with, so I wouldn't want to have to worry about any damn tornadoes.  So Basically that leaves me with Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Now Wyoming is near the mountains but it also has yellow stone park, which could blow up because of old faithful. So I am going to cross that off the list, just to be safe. Also the southest part of South Dakota has a risk for earth quacks. Thus I think we should avoid there too. Minnesota has a few nuclear power plants, so I am going to cross that off the list as well. That leave us with North Dakota. I know it can get very cold there. So I would probably try to stay as south as possible and stick to the outskirts of the larger cities so I would have somewhere to get supplies. The only thing is, if the climate stays as it is now, the winters drop to 30 below sometimes. YIKES! But if it means survival, I am sure I would figure it out. Lots and lots of fire wood people.

Now see, to move based on apocalypse I would have to go somewhere even colder than where I am now. If I had my choice in the matter I would never pick to live there.(No offense if that's where you live, its just not my thing). I honestly have always wanted to live in some small town where every one knows everyone. I can see myself in Virgina, The Carolina's, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Iowa, Illinois, or Indiana. Now, I lived in Florida for a little while, but, I lived in Tampa. So it was still being in the city. I loved the weather there. I have been to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, but I know that its very touristy. I have been to Williamsburg in Virginia and to Virginia beach, but again I know those areas are full of tourist. And I have driven through Georgia, it seemed very pretty. Other than that I have never really been to any of these states. Everything I know about them I know from books, movies, tv, or school. If anyone has any pros or cons to living there let me know!

Wow all of that came from a simple "I don't want summer to end". Sorry Folks. HA. Well at least I stay true to the name of this blog. Because I certainly do ramble. 

Now I have made an ooopsie. In my last post I had mentioned how I has started the Velesi Trilogy by L. Filloon. When I originally looked up the series the website said that book one was The Drifting. Well they gave me the WRONG information. So I started reading The Drifting, then I went on to the The Whispering, then I realized hey wait that was the last book. I thought this was a trilogy, what happened to the third book? So when I went and did more research I realized I started on book number TWO. I am an idiot. I do not know how I did not realize this. I kind of thought that they just through you into the book a little bit, but I still picked up on everything really quick. Finding out I started on book number two was a bit of a shocker. So I bought book one which is called The Binding, but I haven't read it yet. Book two and Book three were great though. The books are not hard to read, but the story line is great. I really enjoyed them. Now I'll have to read book one as an after thought lol. whoops. To late now, so o well.

I realize I haven't posted in a while so this post is going to be longer than usual. I have read a good number of books because the summer is coming to a close. So after reading 50 shades of better sex I got all of these recommendations on Amazon and Goodreads for all of these sex books. So I figured what the hell. Its not like I don't enjoy these books, I would be lying if I said I didn't. So I decided to start off with a cheap one just to see how I liked it. I was not disappointed. I purchased The Dom of My Dreams by M. F. Sinclair. I LOVED it. Now this book was actually a story, where as 50 Shades of Better Sex was more of a informational book. It is about a girl name Majorie who lives in a nice chic town in Mass. She works for a small publishing company who is trying to land a big hot shot writer. David Seton picks Majorie out of all of the editors to court him for his new novel. When they meet to discuss the book Seton, makes Majorie an offer. She knows she should refuse, but deep down inside she wants it. I for one, loved the book, just when I thought I knew where it was going, it threw something at me and surprised me. I would give this book a nine of out ten.

I kept seeing all of these previews for these movies coming out that are based on books. Now many of these books I had planed on reading.....eventually. But I am one of those people who hates to have plots spoiled. I figured that these movies are probably going to get a lot of media attention, considering the conclusion of the harry potter, and  the twilight saga. So they basically pushed my hand. I decided to start the Mortal Instrument Series before it was to late. So book one is called City of Bones and it is by Cassandra Clare. I fell in love with this series after only reading one book. The book is about a girl name Clary and her best friend Simon. They go to this punkish/ gothic type of club one night and Clary has an odd experience. She notices a cute boy with blue hair and thinks about going to introduce herself, but then she notices him with another girl and she watches them slip into a back room. Shes is about to just blow it off but then she sees two guys with knives following the pair into the room. She points it out to Simon, but he doesn't see anything. Simon goes to alert the bouncers just in case. Clary decided not to wait and goes into the room to save the boy and girl. When she enters she sees the blue haired boy being tortured by the two men and girl. She tries to stop it but then is stopped when the group is surprised that she can see them. She quickly realizes that the blue hair boy is a demon. WTF. Clary doesn't know what to think or what to do. She is shocked. Simon shows up with the bouncers and it is just Clary alone in an empty room. The next day Clary sees one of the boys again and follows him outside of the coffee shop. She remembers him being the one they called Jace. She wants him to explain things to her. Mid conversation she gets a frantic call from her mother, screaming at her NOT to go home and to find her "uncle" Luke immediately. She is very stubborn and worried about her mother so she ignores her mothers pleas and takes off running to her house to figure out what the hell is going on. She doesn't realize it but Jace secretly follows her because he is worried and doesn't know what just happened. When she arrives home she knows something isn't right. Her mother is no where to be found, and the condo is a mess. Its then that Clary is attacked, and at the very moment is brought into a whole new world that she didn't even knew existed.   She manages to fight off her attacker but is hurt in the process. She awakes in Jace's arms and they try to flee from more attackers. This all happens in a matter of a couple chapters. The book just gets better and better from there. This is a book of discovery and bravery. I am so sucked in.

As soon as I finished this book, I needed to know more. So of course I went and purchased book two (even though it was 2am). Book two is City of Ashes. It is just as good as book one if not better! I would most defiantly recommend these books. Nine out of Ten! I finished this book the next day and again needed to hear more about Jace and Clary so I went on and got book number three which is The City of Glass. I only intended to finish book one immediately because of the movie release. But after reading just book one I am addicted. I have no doubt that I am going to fly through the whole series. I am currently on book three and have yet to finish, but as soon as I am done here, you can bet that's what I will be doing.

I am also currently reading The battle of the Labyrinth which is part of the Percy Jackson Series I had started. And I also started Flight or Flight by Jamie Canosa. And don't forget I still have to read book one of the Velesi Trilogy which is The Binding. So I have many things to read before back to college. Also to note: the next book in the After Glow Trilogy was released (I believe). So I will have to get that soon as well. So much to do, so little time. Oh AND fantasy football drafts start this week. So I am going to be a busy busy girl. Because I still haven't even factored in work. Pff work.

If you've read any of these books and are as addicted as I am let me know!!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I'll color and drink beer if I want to!

Okay people. I don't think I mentioned this, but my car has been out of commission for the last two weeks. I was going crazy without it. I felt like I was back to being a freshman in high school. Having to ask people for rides and having people pick me up and stuff. NOT FUN. Talk about loosing your independence. The good news is..... I finally got my car back! (everyone clap and cheer). The bad news is they couldn't figure out the electrical problem that is wrong with it. So basically, they said I have to drive it around until it breaks and then call them right away.....ARE YOU SERIOUS? Clearly these men do not know me. They expect me to drive a car knowing it will eventually kick the bucket? Hello paranoia and anxiety! Apparently we are going to be friends for a while. UGH (End Rant)

On a good note, last night my friend Court (whom has a baby), and I decided we need a stress free night, to unwind. So what did we do you may ask? Well firstly she left the baby at home with the daddy and came over. Two ladies, on hump day, looking for something do. Let me make it known that we are broke. So don't judge us. We decided to go to the party store. Because how can you not have fun checking out ridiculous things at a party store. My favorite part had to be all the crazy hats and mardi gras mask. Then we got the brilliant idea to make homemade cookies. But no, that wouldn't be enough for us we had to make these cookies to put on top of our giant sundaes. So we went to the supermarket and bought all of the good stuff. But of course we had to make a pit stop on the way home for beer, because lets be honest beer makes everything more fun. To our surprise Shipyard Pumpkin is already in stores folks... FYI. I stuck to my beer of choice which is Bud Light Lime... but my friend Court got pumpkin head. We then  came back to my place. I set up my lap top to play jams from our early high school days, we popped open beers and got to work baking cookies. We had a blast making obnoxious videos of our horrible singing. When all the cookies were in the oven we decided we wanted to color. Why? Because coloring is a wicked pissah stress reliever especially if your drinking. Your never to old to take a break and have some simple fun. I actually highly recommend it everyone in a while. Dance in the rain. Jump on a trampoline. Color. Sing into a brush. Dance like no ones watching. Do something that will make you laugh.

I am a firm believer in laughter. Laughing makes things better. It makes the world seem less cruel. You can't take life to seriously, or you'll never be happy. I think people need to make time to relax and just have fun. Just because your an "adult" with responsibilities doesn't mean you have to act like you have a stick shoved up your butt. Whens the last time you did something stupid and reckless just because it made you happy? .............Just something to think about.

Yesterday I finished off The Titans Curse. The books are slowly getting better as they progress, but they are still, not my favorite. I also finished up 50 Shades of Better Sex. Now that was a good book. I found it easy to follow and  found it to be very real. The book isn't for everyone but if your have a bit of an adventurous side, I'd recommend it. I then read Cinderella by Jenni James. Its slightly different from the original but doesn't have many variations. I wasn't very impressed. It was an easy read though. And a great romantic short story.

Today I started The Velesi Trilogy by L. Filloon. Book 1 is titled The Drifting. I am about a quarter of the way through this book. So far I like it. It seems like its this new world, with elfs, orcs, mortals, and different types of magical beings. I'm digging that its a new world for me to discover and learn about. I will post more when I get further into the book.

Lastly, I joined a new community. Which I am pretty excited about . I joined the 20 Something Bloggers. I have already got some good feedback from people, and made a few friends. Its pretty great. Night peeps!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gods. Sex. & Love.

Percy Jackson is an interesting young boy. I read through the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan quite quickly. The book was good. I still can't help but think of Harry Potter though when I read it. But it does have a completely different story line. I guess its just the similarity that its a young boy who is discovering a whole new world while him and his friends fight through dangerous obstacles to do what it right.

Nevertheless once I start a story I feel the need to know how it ends. So I leaped right into book 2 which is called The Sea of Monsters. This book was better than the first but, still wasn't all that great. Maybe because its a pretty easy read. I find the greek mythology and gods aspect pretty interesting. I wish I knew more about it. Sometimes it can be a little hard to follow in the book if you don't have prior knowledge of the greek gods. I also find myself getting frustrated by the female characters. I can't put my finger on why, but the only one I actually like is Annabeth.

I wish there was more set up for the background of the book, or that it was at least explained in more detail because that whole aspect of the book is the most interesting. I also think it would add more to the actual story. Don't get me wrong I like it, but I think it has the potential to be so much better. I am currently reading the 3rd book in the series The Titan's Curse.

 I decided I needed to break this series up so I am/was reading more than one book at a time, which I usually don't do.  I finished reading Some One To Love by Addison Moore. OMG. I loved it. She  did not fail to disappoint. This book was almost every college girl's fantasy. It screamed sex. It was hott and made me want more. Cruise Elton sounds like the perfect man.(He will DEF be on my wanted list). I want to fall in love with a man like him. All I could think of was sex, sex., love, sex. After finishing reading this book all I wanted to do was read more sex. I didn't get my fill. So I decided to try and read 50 shades of better sex by Melinda Holmes. So far it its very insightful, and pretty sexy. I can't lie, it pretty much a walking hard on.  But it works because I can switch between that and Percy Jackson.

I'd like to finish this post with a question for you all.
How do I make blogging friends? I try to go out and follow blogs and leave comments, but I have yet to receive one comment, on my blog. Not that I care, because I will write regardless. But I am actually surprised that I have as many page views as I do, but no comments. How does that happen. Hmm I am confounded.I guess its no different than my real life. ha. Oh well I am better off do things for myself anyways, rather than to do if for others.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Evanescent by Addison Moore Book Review

Evanescent (The Countenance Trilogy Book 2) by Addison Moore

"Sixteen-year-old Laken Stewart died last summer. Her resurrection at the hands of the Countenance hasn’t run smoothly. With the memory of her past life still firmly intact, Laken moves deeper into the Countenance organization in an effort to free her mother and sister from the deadly Celestra tunnels.

The love she feels for her boyfriend, Wesley, is compromised when gorgeous Cooper Flanders teams up with her in the fight to free their families. Old bonds are slowly severed as new ones are galvanized.

Wesley is sure that what he and Laken share is special but when it becomes apparent that she’s reading his mind, he’s determined to get the bottom of her true intentions. And one thing is for sure, the Celestra that’s giving her these powers is going to have to pay. Wesley’s love for Laken takes him to the dark places he never believed existed and what he discovers dismantles his world as he knows it."

9 out of 10 stars for me
I am in love with her books. I get sucked in and want to be a part of this world. Even though it is full of danger and lies I do not care. I want in. I fall asleep reading her books and dream about the characters being my friends. Sad, I know. I want Laken, and Skyla to team up with me and figure things out. I want to date Logan, Gage, Cooper, Wes, and Marshall. I get so wrapped up in these books that I drool over them. I know that its not a healthy relationship to have, but it is what it is. If pre teens can be twihards and obsess over sparkling vampires, then I as a 23 year old, can obsess over nephilim. If your sitting there reading this and are saying "what the hell is this girl rambling on about" then please go check it our for yourself you will not be disappointed. addison moore. That is the authors blog. She puts together an incredible world. PS if your going to start reading her books start off with the Celestra series.

This book was great. It made me fall in like with Cooper, he is boyfriend of the week for me. Hes just that nice honest boy that you want to fall in love with. I think this book really expressed the characters personalities. I truly feel like I know them. I love to hate Kresly and Grayson. I want to love and protect Marky. I want to help Casper and Flynn reunite. This book really draws you in and helps you relate to all the characters. I also really enjoyed how it started to link up to the Celestra series. I think the way it was worked in very well and blended. It clarifies many mysteries from that series. I love the way the book ended, yet part of my was also upset. I wanted that to happen in the beginning, but now I am scared for Cooper. I don't want to spoil the end for anyone so its hard for to to convey this right. The end is good and it is a cliff hanger. I cannot wait for the last book to come out. I only hope that Laken makes the right choice. I would recommend this book 100%.


I am pretty happy, that I finally figured out how to add the follow this site button to my blog. I don't think you all realize how hard I have been trying to figure this out. I am not so good with computer tech things. Yes I can type and navigate the internet, but setting up a website/blog is an entirely different battle. It has taking me hours to try to get my page to look the way I want and it has not been easy. It still could be better, but I think I'm getting there. I am hoping now that I have a follower button that my friends can finally start to follow my blog. Not that I have blogging friends, because realistically I don't. But its nice to have the option just in case. I don't know how all you fellow bloggers do it. Some of you have sites that look AMAZING. I envy you! I am lucky I figured out how to change the colors and fonts.

Anyways. I discovered a new obsession last night. a fellow blogger, livedonethousandlives was nice enough to give me some advice, since I am new to the blogging world. One thing that was recommended was to join as many communities and sites as possible to connect with people. One site that was mentioned was goodreads . I had never heard of this site before, so I went and checked it out. OH MY LANTA. I was not disappointed. I am most definitely obsessed. I cannot tell you how many times I have wished that there was a way to keep track of all the books I have read, am reading, or want to read. Now I found it! Now it will probably take me a while to go in there and add all of the books I have read. But I think it is worth it. I can also review and rate books on that site as well. I am very excited about it.

After I got sick of playing around on goodreads I decided to get back to reading. So last night I finished off  The King's Guard: A Girl of Fire and Thorns Novella by Rae Carson. It was okay. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I went back and refreshed myself from the other books. Because I remember loving the series but I have read SO MANY books since then, that I found myself forgetting the details. I think I might go back and skim through the other books and then re read this book to fully appreciate it.

Next I read the second book in Addison Moore's Countenance Trilogy which is titled Evanescent. I am in love with her books. I get sucked in and want to be a part of this world. Even though it is full of danger and lies I do not care. I want in. I fall asleep reading her books and dream about the characters being my friends. Sad, I know. I want Laken, and Skyla to team up with me and figure things out. I want to date Logan, Gage, Cooper, Wes,  and Marshall. I get so wrapped up in these books that I drool over them. I know that its not a healthy relationship to have, but it is what it is. If pre teens can be twihards and obsess over sparkling vampires, then I as a 23 year old, can obsess over nephilim. If your sitting there reading this and are saying "what the hell is this girl rambling on about" then please go check it our for yourself you will not be disappointed. addison moore. That is the authors blog. She puts together an incredible world. PS if your going to start reading her books start off with the Celestra series.

So today I started to read the Percy Jackson series. I am about five chapters into The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. So far it reminds me of Harry Potter except instead of magic its Greek Olympic Gods. I'd name a few Gods but apparently saying their name is very powerful. I'm actually going to go dive into that book right now. Laters.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Football is back =)

Yipppppie =)

So this is very unbook related BUT I have to write about it anyways because it has put a giant smile upon my face today. New England Patriot Pre Season Football started tonight. I got to break my jerseys out of storage and wear them for the first time this season. I am currently sporting my Tom Brady jersey. I do have to say I am a little anxious watching the game because of all the rookies on our team this year, but I have faith that we can pull it together this season and be a force to reckon with.

Anyways I know this isn't supposed to be a blog about sports, but I just cannot help it. My love for books and sports goes hand and hand. I apologize in advance for all of the sports related outbursts that I know WILL occur this football and hockey season. If you know me, you know I just cannot help it.

I actually just read a pretty great article last night about being a female sports fan. It talks about how its tough to be a die hard sports fan and be a female, because people don't take you seriously.

23 most annoying things about being a female sports fan

My favorite from this article would have to be number 13. which states "Shirts that forgo the teams actual colors  for trendier ones, because obviously women will not buy sports apparel if they think their teams colors look bad on them." This is most def. wicked annoying. Like come on dude, why am I going to buy a patriots shirt that is bright yellow or pink? Our teams colors are friggan blue, white, and red. There is no reason why you have to buy a different color shirt, in fact I will be bold and flat out say you look stupid. If I see you at a Pats game in a trendy color shirt I will automatically label you as a "band wagon or fake" fan. Any true female sports fan will be wearing their teams colors. The ONLY exception to this rule is during October for breast cancer awareness, then and only then can you wear your pink shirts and me not judge you.

I also have to mention number 16 & 17 just because they are two of my pet peeves about being a female and loving football. 16. Has to do with Thanksgiving. Can you see where this is going? "When you're making Thanksgiving dinner with your family and your female relatives won't let you watch football with the dudes."
Like come on people. I totally get this. And I am so happy it made it into this article. If I take the time to help you cook the darn bird, at the very least you can allow me to watch the game and check my fantasy scores. Just because I am a woman does not mean I belong in the kitchen. I can drink beer with the men in front of the big screen and be totally happy doing it.  And this brings us to number 17. "When you tell someone you're a fan of a team and they make you take a goddamn quiz to prove it". Ladies you know exactly what this means if you like sports. I can completely relate to this. When I read this I legit was nodding my head and yelling YES I HATE THAT. I work at a sports bar, so this happens to me ALL the time. I mention oh I love the Patriots and instantly a guy will be like "oh yeah, name one player other than tom brady...whose number three different positions.... whose the coach...whose the our kicker.....its like dude come on people. Hmm lets see. Shane Vereen number 34, Vince Wilfork is number 75, quaterback, wide receiver, tight end, running back, kicker, offensive line, safety, Bill, Kraft, gostkowski is the kicker, mesko is the punter. FU. I actually know my shi*t now back off dude. Its the most annoying thing ever. But yeah I thought the article was great and if your a female you should def. read it.

Anyways sorry about that, I tend to go off about things that I am passionate about. But back to reading. Last night I read Veer which is book two in the Clayton Falls series by Alyssa Rose Ivy. It was good I love Gavin in it. This series really makes me want to move to a small town that is on the beach. I wouldn't mind one day settling down in a small town where everyone knows everyone. I think it would be interesting. Sometimes I wish I could take off and settle down someplace where no one knows me at all and just totally start over and meet new people. When I read this series it makes me feel like its possible. I know it obviously wouldn't be that easy, but life isn't easy in general. Sometimes the books I read make it seem like if your not happy you should take a chance and pick up everything and move and make a big change. I don't know if this is just my dreamer side that relates to this and thinks it could work out and is a good idea. Or if its completely insane and a rash thing to do. Sometimes I think I debate things to death. Like I go over consequences too much. Would I be better off if I just took a leap and went with it? I don't know. I think I might be the most indecisive person I know. It'd be nice, and I think almost refreshing, to just be impulsive and do something without thinking it through.  Does anyone get what I mean? Or am I the only person who thinks to much for their own good. I guess I'll never know.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Welp, no powerball win for me

Well hello all. As much as I wished it, I failed to win powerball last night. Thus I am still a broke college student. Bummer. On the bright side I can continue to spend all of my hard earned money on books that I just need to read. So, I couldn't sleep the other night. You know what that means people. I Read, Read, and umm ate then read some more. I finished Summer of Frost of the L.P. Dover forever fae stories. Now I have to sit and anxiously await the release of the next book. Then in the early morning hours I moved onto Beautiful Beast by Cindy C Bennett. When I finished that book and then still couldn't sleep I decided to read another Alyssa Rose Ivy book, since I adore her books so much. I started reading her Clayton falls books which starts off with Derailed. Now it was light outside but for some reason I still couldn't fall asleep so I decided to read the companion novel to the lonely, Lost Boy by Tara Brown. I fell asleep a little more than half way through the book. I a woke a few times and was not shocked that I actually dreamed about the characters from my book. You know your obsessed with characters when you dream about them lol. Is it bad that I was disappointed that it was only a dream? Do other people wish they lived in their books as much as I do?

Sometimes I think I belong in a book. I dream way to much. Maybe I would be further along in life if I didn't spend my time in the clouds dreaming. Sometimes I think the only people who get me, or who can relate to me are in the books that I read. Do other people feel the same way?

Monday, August 5, 2013

Less Reading, More Writing.

So I have to say I am a little disappointed in myself. Why, you ask? Well let me tell you why. It is already August. Ugh which means the summer is starting to come to an end before back to school, or for me back to college and work, and the real world. I just feel like when its summer I can blow things off and do what I want, but during the rest of the year I have to be an adult and crack the whip, and handle my responsibilities. But to answer the question it is because when I get to this point in the summer, I realize I haven't read all the books I wanted to yet. Which then leads me to go on a reading binge. I literally sit and do nothing for days, other than read. Which in turn leads to me neglecting my writing. Now how am I suppose to start a blog, if I can't even bother to put a book down and write a post? How do you fellow authors or book reviewers out there do it? How do you find a balance between reading and writing? If your anything like me a good book series can consume you for days. I always feel the pressure at this point in the summer, because I know I don't have as much time to read during the rest of the year.

I made a goal for 2013, and it was to read 125 books this year. Which basically means I have to get through the majority of them this summer. Hence my MIA. I haven't counted the number up yet, I am a little nervous that I won't be on track. But in the next few days I'll have to buckle down and count how many I've read so far this year. How many books do people usually read in a year anyways? Is my goal to low, to high? I don't really know how I compare to other people. None of my friends are obsessive about reading like I am.

Today I finished the final book in the Blemished series by Sarah Dalton its called The Unleashed. I have a hate love relationship with finishing series. Its like the best feeling in the world but also the worst. Its the best because you finally find out what happens, and you finally know the conclusion and hopefully things worked out the way you wanted. But its the worst because you know its the end of the characters you've grown to love so much. Its an end. You know you'll never get to live moments with those characters again, never relate to them or rout for them. It can be very sad. So when I finish a book series off and I know there isn't going to be another book I almost get a feeling of disappointment. I get so attached to characters that I don't like to see them go. Maybe admitting that I have attachments to fictitious characters makes me crazy, but I thinks that is why I like reading so much. It takes you away to another place, and lets you forget about everything in the real world. If I could make friends with the characters I meet in books I totally would. And it would make me way happier.

So even though I anxiously await the release of books that I love, I also know that once I read them I can't take it back. You can never get the feeling of reading a book for the first time back. Sure you can reread it and get the same emotions, but its never the same as the first time. The first time you do something is always the most exciting.

I guess I'm just one of those NEED TO KNOW NOW people. I cannot wait. I don't care if I stay up for hours to find out the end result. Maybe its something I should work on? Or maybe its just part of who I am.

Anyways I am trying to figure out which book I am going to read tonight. Suggestions? Let me know.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Trying to get Back

Sorry people. So much has been happening the last couple weeks. As much as I would have liked, I haven't had time to post. So I went camping in the middle of no where in Maine. Point Sebago. I am not really a person who likes camping but my boyfriend and his family invited me so I went. I figured it wouldn't be that bad because they had wifi, BUT of course the wifi didn't work while I was there. So I didn't have time to post. Good news is I got to read a bunch of books with cuddling up by the fire and cruising on the boat.  I read two Tara Brown books, Imaginations and Reborn. Both were pretty good. If I had to pick between the two I would def go with Reborn because I really enjoyed the other books in that series. Then I started a new series that Amazon recommended J. L. Weil its the Luminescence Trilogy only the first two books are out so I started up with those. I really love them and cannot wait for the third book to come out. I don't want to really go into details about the books because I am hoping to soon start writing my reviews. I finished reading the Imdalind series by Rebbecca Ethington, the last book named Scorched Treachery, finalllllly came out so I had to finish it ASAP so I could finally know the ending.  AND even more exciting a new book in the Crescent Chronicles came out its titled Found and it is by Alyssa Rose Ivy. I am obsessed with this series. I cannot wait until she puts out something else for me to read. Since it is summer an all I decided to read another book by her as well called The Hazards of Skinny Dipping. It was a cute fluff summer book to read out in the sun. Then I switched up a bit and read Collateral Damage by Katie Klein. Then I finished off the week reading the first two books in the Forever Fae series by L. P. Dover. And that basically sums up what I did on my vacation. I read those books and drank beer. Fun times. What books have you all read on your summer vacations? I want to hear!