Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
"On the mystical island of Themyscria, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength – Princess Diana. When an army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the god of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge using the mystical “Hand of Rage,” an ancient artifact with the power to raise armies from the dead and infuse them with a thirst for blood. Ares intends to start a world war that will not only last for centuries – but will wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons! It is up to Princess Diana to save her people and the world – by using her gifts and becoming the ultimate Wonder Woman!"
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Being a cooking holiday, Thanksgiving is stressful. With all of the work that goes into making the turkey, pies, rolls, and various other things (depending on your families tradition). Here is what my day is going to look like.
1. My family will drag me out of bed at some disgusting hour (I am so not a morning person) to watch the Macy's Day Parade.
2. I'll clean up the kitchen
3.Then we start cooking (I hate to cook)
4. I will clean the kitchen again
5. Next we check on the turkey (and try to figure out when to start the sides)
6. Make sure the counters are clean and the dishes are done (are we sensing a theme here?)
7. Start putting the side dishes together.
8. Set the table.
9. Eat (finally)
10. And last but not least, Clean the kitchen (I hope everything fits into one load!)
Oh, how I love the chaos of the holiday season!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I am so excited about the upcoming release of "Forever Princess" in January (I wish it would be out in time for Christmas), even though Mia makes me so mad sometimes (OK, most of the time), because she is so self obsorbed (I won't say any more, just in case you didn't read "Princess Mia"). And don't even get me started on Lily her (ex) best friend, who (is extremly jealous of Mia) hates that Mia's a princess (she started Ihatemiathermopolis.com, but could there a reason behind Lily's madness?).
I wonder, does anyone else (sometimes) prefer sidekick, bestfriend, non main characters, over the star of the book?
Monday, November 24, 2008
So for those unfortunate souls who have never seen Reaper, here is a synopsis on the show.
"Sam Oliver lives at home with his parents and brother in the Seattle area. He has always wondered why his mom and dad were so easy on him, whether it was sports, school, or career choices, and so hard on his younger brother. Sam dropped out of college ("It made him sleepy", Sock explains) and takes a dead-end job at the Work Bench, a home-repair superstore similar to Home Depot. He spends the rest of his time hanging out, playing video games, and pining for his co-worker, Andi.
On Sam's 21st birthday, his parents are behaving very strangely, and Sam himself is seeing hellish visions and experiencing odd events. His father eventually explains that many years ago, he was very sick, and in return for restoring his health, he and his wife promised their firstborn child to the Devil. Although the couple intended to cheat the Devil by having no children, this plan went awry when Satan convinced their doctor to lie and tell the couple that they could not conceive in exchange for wiping his gambling debts clean. Sam is born shortly thereafter.
After informing him of his fate, the Devil explains to Sam that he must serve as his bounty hunter (or "Reaper"), tracking down souls that have escaped from Hell and sending them back using his new powers (which have included telekinesis and electrical powers) and vessels, varied objects said to have been hand-made in the bowels of perdition by the iniquitous and the vile. Vessels appear inside a long wooden box sent for Sam to open (with the Italian inscription "Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entrate" ("Abandon hope, all ye who enter here"), as was written on the entrance to Hell in Dante's Inferno, and are specially designed for each job. Examples throughout the series have included a Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner, a Taser gun, and a cigarette lighter.
Although Sam initially balks, Satan tells him that should he refuse, then Sam's mother's soul is forfeit. Unwilling to sacrifice his mother, and convinced that he is doing good in the world by tracking down evil souls, Sam accepts his fate. With the help of his slacker friends Sock and Ben, he begins his new life tracking down the corrupted souls trying to escape their own eternal rewards."
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
For those who are interested, but would like to read the series from the beginning, the first book is called "Death By Darjeeling" (I saw this one at the book store, but I didn't know it was the first one, so instead I got "Dragonwell Dead".) The Tea Shop Mystery's follow Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop (Theo's dog is named Earl Grey, isn't that the cutest name for a dog?)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
"Skinned" by Robin Wasserman
"Lia Kahn was perfect: rich, beautiful, popular -- until the accident that nearly killed her. Now she has been downloaded into a new body that only looks human. Lia will never feel pain again, she will never age, and she can't ever truly die. But she is also rejected by her friends, betrayed by her boyfriend, and alienated from her old life.
Forced to the fringes of society, Lia joins others like her. But they are looked at as freaks. They are hated...and feared. They are everything but human, and according to most people, this is the ultimate crime -- for which they must pay the ultimate price.
I love books where the main characters world is turned upside down.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
"Rogue Angel" was created by Randall Toy, an executive of Harlequin. After falling in love with the history of Joan of Arc, he decided to create a modern day Joan of Arc.
The first eight books in the series are written by Victor Milan, and Mel Odom. After the ninth book, new writers have joined their predecessors to work on this series.
Each of the books follows Annja Creed, Archaeologist, TV personality, and most importantly current wielder of Joan of arcs sword. Annja Creed's adventures never fail to entertain as she traverses the world, looking for ancient relics, myths, legends. Oh yeah, and saving the world.
So far there are fourteen books (with plenty more in the works) in the series.
In chronological order "Rogue Angel" consists of:
"The Spider Stone"
"The Lost Scrolls"
"God of Thunder"
"Secret of the Slaves"
"The Soul Stealer"
"The Golden Elephant"
With "Swordsman's Legacy" now available at your locale bookseller. "Polar Quest" out January 13, 2009, and "Eternal Journey" March 10, 2009.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
And the score stands at,
Dame Orchid 0, readers 1.
(No one will guess the next one, mwhahahahah cough hahahahaha.)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
"CHERUB" will have twelve books in all. But only "The Recruit", "The Dealer", "Maximum Security", "The Killing", "Divine Madness", and "Man vs. Beast" are available in the U.S. The rest of the series can only be bought overseas. There will also be a prequel series called "Henderson's Boys" Feel free to visit Robert Muchamore's website by clicking here
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The first series consists of "Mission One", Chaos Rising", "The Serpent Scenario", "Paranoia Plot", "Blood Relations", and "The Annihilation Agenda".
The sixth book in the first series was Never published in the United States, neither was the second series.