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The Becoming

4 Oct

Bounty hunter Anna Strong is viciously attacked one night by a man that skipped out on his bail who turns out to be a new vampire. She lives,  but she is becoming a vampire herself. Anna then meets the local vampires, flees from some  vampire hunters, and goes to hunt the vamp who assaulted her. All the while she attempts to adjust to her new lifestyle.

I’m hoping the second book will be better. There were some good parts about this book but some of it was blah.

 

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The Laughing Corpse

27 Sep

This is the second book in the Anita Blake series. I really like  Laurell K Hamilton’s writing she’s a very gifted author.  Anita is offered a good deal of money to raise a very old zombie and she refuses because she knows the only sacrifice for such an old zombie would be a human and she’s not willing to do that.  Soon though it’s pretty clear someone raised the zombie besides Anita and so she has to find it before it kills again.

 

Twelve Dancing Princesses

20 Sep

I started reading these books which are the retelling of fairy tales. Some of them are very good.

This was the retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses and it was one of my favorites so far.

Guilty Pleasures

18 Sep

I started the Anita Blake series after my sister recommended them to me. I enjoy the variety of preternatural creatures she puts in her books. Guilty Pleasures is the first in the series. Ms Hamilton is an excellent writer, her books easily suck you in.

You Wish

17 Sep

I looooved this story! I thought it was well written and had a nice message. Plenty of chuckle out loud moments!

Interview with the Vampire

16 Sep

I’ve been rereading old favorites lately. I love Anne Rice’s old books before she found religion. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with her finding religion. I miss her writing. I think I was 15 when I read this for the first time. It’s a really well written book. I had no trouble falling into the story and following it.

Jane Eyre

15 Sep

Jane Eyre is my favorite book. The first time I read it I was in 7th grade I think, we were assigned the book for a week I think, I never gave my copy back. I have about 4 copies including the Kindle version, which was the first book I put on my Kindle. I love the story. Jane is poor and plain and even when she meets Mr Rochester, falls in love with him and he asks her to be his wife, when she finds out he is already married, she does the right thing even though it means giving up all she knows and loves. In the end she does get her man, and a family which is all she’s ever craved. I love the message it gives, be yourself and you can be happy.  I’ve seen almost every version of the movie that I know of. When the new one came out I was SO excited. My sister in law Denise and I looked for somewhere that was playing the movie and it seemed like the closest was Hollywood, I was so bummed I figured I’d have to wait till it came out on DVD. One day while I was looking online for when it was coming out on DVD I noticed that a tiny theater in Sacramento, CA was playing the new Jane Eyre! My sister in law Denise said she’d be happy to take me to see it and we made plans and went there and watched it. The experience was WONDERFUL! Too bad the movie was HORRIBLE!

My favorite version is still the one with Samantha Morton and Ciaran Hinds