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The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead, #4 in the Bloodlines Series.

Because it is in the middle/end of the series, it is full of angst. A quick feel-good read, this is not.

The love & dedication Adrian & Sydney have to each other is wonderful to read about. Though I did feel the author used the 'we love each other, but I can't be with you/I'm not ready for sex' storyline. At times it seemed the first two-thirds of the book was nothing but various iterations of the same.

There were moments of other ideas, especially when Sydney was working to help the Moroi/Dhampirs and rebel against the Alchemists.

Spoilers below )

I'm very much looking forward to the next book in this series.
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It's on my phone & quick & easy, and I just don't have time to surf blog pages any more. :( I've decided I'm going to start using this as my book blog instead. :)

I just got a shiny new upgraded Nook Glowlight for xmas, and I'm very much in love.

Currently Reading: The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead, #4 in the Bloodlines Series (related to the Vampire Academy series by the same author).

In my To Be Read Soon folder:
-M/m books: Sweet Young Thang and Too Stupid To Live by Anne Tenino, The Heart of Texas by RJ Scott, and Mannies Incorporated by Sean Michael.
-Books-to-Movies: Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
-"October Daye" (a favorite urban fantasy series) Ashes of Honor and Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire
-Mystery: 1st To Die by James Patterson (1st in the Women's Murder Club series). My library has the first 9 or 10 in this series on ebook, so that will be good for my pocketbook.


Plus, in anticipation of the new "Mercy Thompson" novel coming out in a few/several weeks, I'm going to re-read the most recent release in the series Frost Burned.

And when I'm bored, or fighting insomnia, I have Don't Know Much About Mythology.

Humph!

Apr. 28th, 2011 08:00 am
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Derby stuff:
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Book stuff:
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Apr. 21st, 2011 01:43 pm
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I've decided I want to buy a Nook! :)

It's expensive, but I'm giddy at the thought of being able to take as many books with me as I want in one cute fun device! :D I'm asking for one for my birthday - the only sad part is that my birthday is 3 months away so I'll be waiting a while.


I also want to fix a bad habit of mine. Re-reading old favorite books of mine is something I enjoy, but it's keeping me from branching out and reading new things. I want to read at least 30 new-to-me books this year. Re-reading old favorites won't count.


So far I've read the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins (VERY VERY good, my only regret is not having read it sooner).

I'm in the middle of reading 1421: The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies. It's interesting, but slow-going. I'm also reading my first Patricia Briggs novel. It's from her Mercy Thomson Series, "Iron Kissed". The first 2 books weren't available at the library at the time (they're on my request list).

The next book I want to read is the novel that the musical Wicked is based off of! I heard the musical is a bit different than the novel, but I want to read it anyway. I can't afford to go see the musical (the touring production is in my town for another week and a half). :( I heard it's being made into a movie though, so I feel a little better about having to miss the live production.
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Are you *SURE* it's not Monday? Cause the way things have been going I would've sworn today was really Monday in diguise. 
I must've woke up on the wrong side of the airmattress (our bedroom is on the side of our A/C-less apartment that gets the hot afternoon sun so we've been camping out in the living room on the opposite side of the apartment). 
I'm hypersensitive & easily irritable today. 

But I do have several bits of good news to share: 
1) The weather's finally supposed to start cooling down today!! Yesterday we got to a record high of 97! Today we're only supposed to be at 88. Later in the week we'll get back down to our normal temps for this time of year - low 80's. 
2) After 3 days of near triple-digit temperatures I've managed to keep all my plants alive and I haven't melted away into nothing! 
3) I cheered myself up at lunch by going to a bookstore. :) I needed to buy a gift card for my half-sister for her birthday. While I was there I picked up a new anthology/compilation edited by my favorite author Mercedes Lackey. (LOVELOVELOVELOVE her!!) This particular book is a collection of essay critiques by current/well-known Sci-Fi/Fantasy authors on... (get this!) the Harry Potter books!!! 

The title of the book is Mapping the World of Harry Potter I can't WAIT to read it! One of the essays is called Harry Potter and the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Counselor, and another is called Is J.K. Rowling Going to Hell?  I forget all the titles (and I purposefully left the book in my car so I would actually get some work done this afternoon & not read the book).   But if memory serves they're on such fun topics like whether Harry Potter is sexist, why Harry Potter's death is not the best thing for Voldemort, why it's a good idea not to make Hermoine mad, and etc. 
Too.much.fun!!! 
I'll post a full list of the essay titles and their respective authors when I get home tonight. 

And now I go back to it. ::sigh:: Is it 5 o'clock yet? 
One of the other essays is called To Sir, With Love by Joyce Millman. I found a review of the book online that says this essay should be rated NC-17, evidently it discusses of the attractiveness of Snape and one of the lines quoted from the essay is "Let's talk about the sex in Snape fan fiction. It's never vanilla. And it always features one or more of the following scenes: Snape initiating the woman into S/M play; the woman kneeling before Snape to perform oral sex..." 
If you're curious, the review I found is here.
Did I mention I'm really looking forward to reading this book?
:D

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