The Coveted Gift

The thing I never received probably because I never really told Santa that I wanted one and because it was a sin to covet or want something that Barb, Sue and Sally had. It was an easy bake oven. O Yeah. I wanted one but maybe I wasn't as good as they were :/

I also never received a simple Barbie! That just sucked six ways from Sunday!

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The Silver Dial

uh…. hangs head . Well here I am and it's 6:04 AM and I haven't gone to sleep yet. I really don't know what to think about this. I like it being so close to dawn and it's also really close to 9:00 AM in which I will probably go to bed around 10:00 AM. I would have to say the best hour of the day is 9 o'clock AM/PM for me cause it's close to bedtime and who doesn't like that? amIright?

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Simply the Nest

How bout NOT going to happen! There is a reason Humans live on THIS planet [earth]. It is the best suitable you fucking Morons! If you try to plant seeds with water and dirt on another planet, or pollute other planets with your modern crap do you honestly think you are equipped and smart enough to think it will produce the same results in some other foreign fucking environment? What the fuck do you plan on doing anyway? Blow our planet up, so you can have your little experiment party somewhere else? FUCK YOU!

Haha now that is out of the way ….. pack your bags and make sure to bring a big warm blanket with you so you can lay your head down and die.

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A Bad Habit To Break

Every time I read a book , or watch TV I'm constantly playing with my hair to the point where my arms get tired. It's as if my hands need something to do and I can't stop twirling and playing with it!

Eureka! Thank you very much Plinky. I should probably take up knitting or something or do something more constructive with my hands. you think?

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iPod Shuffle Not Seen In iTunes

I love my iPod Shuffle. I bought it so that I can listen to audiobooks when I’m not at my computer, except I haven’t used it because it wasn’t appearing on iTunes when I connected it to the computer.

I spent most of the afternoon uninstalling and reinstalling Itunes thinking it was a problem with their software!

Here’s what I needed to do to resolve that problem:

Verify that you have firmly inserted the USB cable into the headset jack on your iPod shuffle! :/ The cable should be flush against the iPod, with no visible gap. Ok. You can laugh now.

The image below on the left is an example of an iPod shuffle with a partially inserted cable. On the right is an iPod shuffle with the cable fully inserted and flush.

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Internet Killed the T.V.

What were your favorite television shows when you were young, and what did you like about them?

  • The Brady Bunch – I liked watching them grow older and the tune was rather catchy as I probably can still remember the words.  I thought it was neat how they had a maid.  It was sometimes corny but the kids were real.
  • Partridge Family – Again the tune was catchy and I liked the idea of them singing in a band travelling around on a bus.
  • Gilligan’s Island – THE TUNE WAS SO CATCHY! OMG! They had so many chances to get off that blasted Island but they blew it everytime , sometimes on purpose it seemed.
  • Let’s Make a Deal- It was fun while it lasted and kind of quirky particularly about what women carried in their purses lol!
  • Price Is Right- Loved playing along and guessing at the product prices. I even loved it more when the wheel was introduced. I just loved Bob Barker. I think he is my favorite game show host ever!
  • 10,00 Pyramid- This game had me thinking too much :p
  • The Gong Show – What people did for attention ha! They deserved to be Gonged.
  • Cher – A musical variety special with Cher . She really did it all with that show. I loved seeing Cassidy aka ? when she was young and Sonny was even on it for awhile.
  • Six Million Dollar Man- He’s the man , Catch him if you can, beat him if you can , love him if you can but he’s the man.  I loved how his eye honed and focused on his target.
  • The Bionic Woman – The bionic woman always had problems with her abilities . Not as good as Steve Austin but I always wished they could’ve stayed together in one show.
  • Charlie’s Angels – Farrah Fawcet will always be my favorite angel.
  • I Dream of Jeannie – loved it. Just the concept of a jinni in a bottle was so extravagant and she was beautiful.
  • Emergency 911, paramedics, ambulances and hospitals make a great TV show.
  • Isis – This was a saturday feature sometimes. I don’t remember it very well as it wasn’t on long enough but the fact that when this women would say the name ‘Isis’ usually when she needed help or was in danger , she would change into the goddess .  I guess my love for the paranormal started here and from watching Xena the warrior princess . Ok Hercules too .
  • Wonder Woman – same love and attraction for fantasy and paranormal
  • Beverly Hillbillies – The tune was good to sing along to as well as the other tv shows above that I liked growing up
  • The Carol Burnet Show – A good variety show that produced hysterical laughter out of Harvey Corman and Tim Conway and the audience.

First of all I watched TV usually when I got home from school around 4 pm to 6 pm and on Saturdays I’d watch all the game shows starting with The Price Is Right at 11 am. I was never into Soap Operas or daytime TV normally cause I was in school but in the evening I’d watch some TV again like one or two hours maybe and that was to watch Cher or the six million dollar man. It’s funny I don’t remember watching movies but I’m sure there were some. We didn’t have a VCR/DVD player and there was no such thing as Shaw on demand or pay per view or the Superchannel.

What I liked about watching those television programs? Most of it was just a mind numbing and relaxing experience that I’d enjoy as I fell asleep, not so much that I liked the program but the fact I was home from school. Looking back on those shows is about the stuff that rot the brain and if I watched them again I would be bored of ‘em I’m sure. I didn’t mention The Flintstone’s because I HATED THAT SHOW! Fred Flintstone’s voice was so loud and obnoxious as it happened to come on right before dinner. I am glad to have had the good notion to turn the TV off because I can’t stand anything loud on TV even now when it’s time to eat. UGH! The sound of silence after turning off the television when it’s time to eat is the sweetest sound there is! I never felt the novelty or attraction to eat in front of the TV unless it was popcorn or chips. TV dinner trays were something we never had growing up either. That was only in the movies.

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Title: Tethered

Author: Brandi Leigh Hall

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New Adult/Upper Young Adult Urban Fantasy

What if the life you were born into, was never really yours to begin with?

I’ve never felt normal in my own skin. Like an oversized pair of UGG boots, nothing about my life fits the way it should. At least, not the way I’d like it to. I was born a Witch, with an ability I despise. And I’d do anything to give it back. But how do you return a “gift” that came with no card? I learned long ago—visions are one thing—you can never send back.

For six years, I’ve been an in-the-closet Seer, desperate to escape the murderous vision that ruined my childhood, and the Wiccan family I tore apart in the process. But I can no longer deny who I am.

Something terrible awaits those I love. Something big.

I’ve only seen bits and pieces, but I know I’m meant to move back home to save them. And who’s the tall, dark and delicious mystery guy in this vision with my family? He kisses me with more tenderness than I’ve ever known, yet I can’t tell how he makes me feel. Are we in love, or is it just a physical thing?

All I know is, I have to meet him. And I have to protect my family.

No more hiding from the truth. The time has come to face the ones I left behind. It’s time my visions of the future—go head-on—with the demons from my past.

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About Brandi Leigh Hall

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Brandi lives in central Pennsylvania with her fur-ball cats (Onyx and Klepto), where she spends most of her time attached to her laptops, reading books, appeasing her sweet tooth, and watching TV for motivation.

Growing up in a haunted house inspired Brandi’s fascination with the paranormal, so it only made sense
that she’d write Urban Fantasy books for both teens and adults.

Brandi hasn’t been lucky enough to meet her soul mate (yet), so she writes paranormal tales of those who have.
Her stories combine magical elements with real-life issues, strong female characters, semi-old fashioned men and family values, woven together and told from an emotional, first-person perspective. She enjoys writing sweet stories that teach girls it’s okay to speak your mind and be independent, career-driven, and not worry about fitting in to society’s mold.

In addition to the BirthRight Novels, she also has four additional adventures she’ll be writing over the next few years, so stay-tuned.

You can follow Brandi at:

http://www.BrandiHall.net
http://www.facebook.com/BrandiLeighHall
http://www.twitter.com/BrandiLeighHall
http://www.pinterest.com/BrandiLeighHall

Cold Days: Review & Audio

I was impressed at how far the author has taken the character Harry Dresden from his initial first book.

I really like James Marsters narrating and I love paranormal fantasy books!

Harry Dresden is a supernatural hero. In Cold Days he has to save not just Chicago from an all out apocalypse but the whole world. He is the Winter Knight and works for Mab the Queen of Air and darkness of Arctis Tor now. He also has a special relationship with The Island called Demonreach . Somehow he is made the WARDEN of a prison there. I guess a curse was set to happen here and the prison was going to explode and the bad guys would be released on the city of Chicago unless Harry can stop it. The Island’s ‘WELL’ was created by Merlin . Anyway Maeve, Mab’s daughter, is a wicked bitch , and Harry is ordered to kill her.

Harry does an excellent job at making me laugh. He was hilarious inside the mountain talking to Demonreach Lol! …something about a parasite inside Harry’s brain. ya. gulp. It seems like he might turn evil. Even his girlfriend Karrin talks about important negative “factors” about their relationship and how even if he does turn “bad” she will follow him to hell if she has to. awwww ain’t that sweet.

I loved the tiny character Toot-toot and Bob, the talking skull, and Lacuna. She seemed so sweet to me :p. Harry’s old friends like Mac the bartender was back and Thomas his vampire brother.

All in all it was a fun fast and exciting read and you should read the entire series  :)

Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2) Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6)Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7)Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8)White Night (The Dresden Files, #9)Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10)Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13)
You can’t keep a good wizard down – even when he wants to stay that way.
For years, Harry Dresden has been Chicago’s only professional wizard, but a bargain made in desperation with the Queen of Air and Darkness has forced him into a new job: professional killer.
Mab, the mother of wicked faeries, has restored the mostly-dead wizard to health, and dispatches him upon his first mission – to bring death to an immortal. Even as he grapples with the impossible task, Dresden learns of a looming danger to Demonreach, the living island hidden upon Lake Michigan, a place whose true purpose and dark potential have the potential to destroy billions and to land Dresden in the deepest trouble he has ever known – even deeper than being dead. How messed up is that?
Beset by his new enemies and hounded by the old, Dresden has only twenty four hours to reconnect with his old allies, prevent a cataclysm and do the impossible – all while the power he bargained to get – but never meant to keep – lays siege to his very soul.
Magic. It can get a guy killed.

What I’m Reading…

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Sharing the books I’ve read and currently reading and plan on reading for the next week  with our lovely host  Sheila @bookjourney and with  many wonderful book bloggers

What I finished reading

1.War of the Fae: The Changelings by Elle Casey.- YA Fantasy

This book is about a group of unique runaways who get abducted when they apply for a job. The dangers they face are unbelievable. I felt really bad for Tony yet relieved that he chose to go home in the end. I was happy for him.  I can’t say that I was happy for the rest of them who chose to be a changeling.

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2.Dark Needs at Night’s Edge by Kresley Cole -Paranormal Romance

(my review) Dark and sexy!

 

 

 

What I’m currently reading:

kickfatinthenuts1.Kick your fat in the nuts by T.C Hale.

Just what I need.

2.Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep – Urban Fantasy

This book is running the gamut on the rating scale for me. For the first few chapters I just couldn’t feel anything of what was happening in the book! After I made an effort to concentrate harder, the characters that I loved so much came back slowly. (It might’ve just become more interesting that’s all )  I loved her red dress but Gin just didn’t feel excited about it :/  I am at 59% . Gin and Owen are hiding out in the bushes outside the museum after they escaped Clementines bodyguards . Clementine , Opal and Dixon are the giants who are robbing the late Mab Monroe’s wealth inside the museum.
What I Plan on reading:

It’s a tie between Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole OR Reign of Blood by Alexia Purdy. . Which one do you think I should read? Please leave your vote in the comments and/or HERE