Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Bookish Snob's Idea of the Perfect Man

So I've been lying in bed today, kind of thinking over things I needed to do and looking over at the HUGE to-be-read pile I have on my side dresser that has me and my hubby worried and planning escape routes because if that sucker crashes, it could take us YEARS to dig our way out. Are any of you like me, who just sit and stare and get this body shiver of anticipation over all the future sexy men you get to read? Do you wonder who they are and what they are? What will they look like and what makes them special? Looking over some of the titles I see a lot of vampires, werewolves, a few warlocks and sexy highlanders. And then I had a funny thought that hasn't left my mind since. What would my dream man look like if I took some of the things I love most from the guys I read and kind of smooshed them altogether. Here's what I came up with:
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Friday, July 23, 2010

So This Is What I've Learned

It's been a while since I've blogged because for some CRAZY reason life decided it wanted to shake things up a little. But they say that there are never any wasted moments where you can't learn something so after a moment of comtemplation this is what I realized I learned:
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Ok ... Can Someone Explain To Me What Just Happened?

I scared myself this weekend and I'm still not sure what happened. I'm visiting with my BFF and we decided that we would brave the crowds and watch Eclipse. Everyone I've talked with shared that it was an amazing movie and was by far the best movie of the three. I was excited but I haven't been very quiet about my opinion of Robert Pattinson. I didn't think he made a good Edward and he just seemed to constantly be wearing what I've dubbed as the "constipated" look through the first two. I think what really sealed the deal was when I watched him in "Remember Me" and it kind of grew from there. So imagine the trauma felt, the sheer confusion, the speechlessness of walking out of the movie theater and thinking rather kindly towards good ol' Rob.
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Friday, July 2, 2010

When Does An Author Go Too Far?

Have you ever read a book/series that was phenomenal and then for some reason instead of ending it, the author pulls out another book and you're left wondering "OMG. They should have stopped with the last one" I have no problem with reading series that have umpteen books as long as they're relevant and obviously well written. I see no sense in spitting out books just for the sake of it when it affects the integrity of the story being told. Readers, and I'm sure authors, all mourn when their favorite characters finally come to the end of their journey (see how I stressed that?) and I'm the first to admit that I wish stories could go on forever but stories do in fact have an end. It's a natural step. It offers completion. If the story still has more to say, more to add that enhances the story, then I'm the first one in line BEGGING for more. I've read series that the author has stopped where they could have written so much more (and fans have begged for it) and those series where readers are become turned off. I can see that it's a fine line between when to end and going too far and it's the question most on my mind tonight.
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