I AM BACK! Hello all. I've landed back to the great white north yesterday afternoon. It's so good to be home. I had such a great time in London amd Berlin. They are two very beautiful cites. I can't even begin to describe to you the things that I did, the places I saw it's just too much. I will post photos, but right now all I've gotten to is uploading them to my computer. I have a good 600 photos to go through and figure out which ones I want to show you guys.
I'm going to end this here, by saying that I had an amazing time and I can't wait to travel again!
Now on to the regular programming of my blog :D
Eon by: Allison Goodman: The story of a boy named Eon, who is really a girl named Eona and as the story progresses more and more people start to find out he, is a she. As more people find out, Eon’s life is at stake. All his life he has been studying Dragon Magic, and women are forbidden to use it. The novel goes on twists and turns through almost finding out the secret, to almost near death and the story has not ended yet. The novel just ends where the story starts to pick up again, and the reader is left hanging. Throughout the book the reader goes through exciting parts to the novel, and then really boring dry spots. This is a novel for people who are interested in dragons and adventure type books. Overall, it was entertaining, but if you’re not interested it won’t hold your interest.
Duma Key by: Stephen King: When Edgar Freemantle gets into an accident with a crane; things are never the same again. For one he looses his right arm, he gets angry at things he can’t remember, and his wife leaves him after he tries to choke her one handed. Life does not look good, until one day when he decides to move to Duma Key, Florida. He becomes this really amazing painter, but is it really his talent, or the talent of an ancient spirit who has been using people to get what she wants. The novel was good in setting a good plotline, and at times were really creepy, but it was an incredibly long read. The novel focused on detail, which is what made the story come to life, but after a while the reader just wants to get to the good part. Overall, the story was long, and that’s what killed the interest.
Ash by: Malinda Lo: The story of a girl named Ash. It’s a simple tale, which follows the same storyline as another tale. Her mother passes away, leaving her father to remarry only for him to get sick and die leaving Ash with an evil stepmother, and evil stepsisters. Sound familiar? She then turns into the maid because they can’t afford one, and one day they are asked to go to the ball where the prince will pick his bride. Obviously Ash is not invited, but with the help of her fairy, she makes it there. But there’s a twist to this classic tale, and she has to choose between two people, one who is in love her with her, and the other who she is in love with. It’s not an original plotline, but it has its interesting and unique own plot that makes it worth reading, but otherwise it’s a remake of Cinderella.
A Day To Remember- Common Courtesy: Their third release is a good one. With 16 tracks to keep you going there is sure to be something to like. The albums songs all seem to blend into one another so the listener isn’t sure where one song ends and one begins. The album begins with City of Ocala, which starts off with a great shout of “fuck yeah!” and McKinnon is singing about where he’s come from. Then he’s Right Back At It Again that is heavy on the guitars, but yet still is catchy. I’m Already Gone is more of an acoustic track that is softer and more mellower. Violence (Enough is Enough) has McKinnon screaming about violence. I Surrender is more of a poppy-er song that has an acoustic guitar and poppy, cheesy lyrics that makes it sound like a disaster but the song works. I Remember is a song that gives the band members a chance to tell their fans what they remember about being on the road. The song ends with the band telling tales of what they remember. Leave All The Lights On is a poppy song that just doesn’t seem to fit in on the album; it’s an ear sore. The album ends with Same Book But Never The Same Page, a song that encompasses Mckinnon’s vocals from singing to screaming. The whole album is a great piece of work from ADTR. Though it has its bumps, it’s still a worthwhile album.
Seraphina by: Rachel Hartman: It’s a murder mystery… with dragons. The story of Seraphina, who was brought up in a world where she’s to think that dragons are monsters when one day the Prince is killed, and it looks to be the doing of a dragon. Seraphina is asked to help solve the murder only to discover the dragons aren’t done yet. But it turns out the dragons are there for more than Seraphina knows until she figures it out. It’s an intriguing story that captures readers with the author’s imaginative storytelling and remarkable characters. Though the plotline gets a little boring throughout the story, the ending leaves you wanting more. The novel is for those who are intrigued by dragons and fantasy otherwise it may be hard to follow along and like.
This book is a reread, I've read this book a good 5 times, that means you should read it. My favourite book in the whole world:
The Picture of Dorian Gray by: Oscar Wilde: The story of a young Dorian Gray who gets his portrait painted, then realizes he will never be as young as that picture ever again. So he makes a wish to stay young forever in return for his soul. It seems like a great idea at the time, but as time goes by everyone around him grows older while he stays young. He comes to find the painting taking on a life, so he must hide it. It’s an amazing novel of what it means to stay forever young, and how it may not be the best choice. Even written in the 19 century it still has a lot of value today. The novel is short and sweet that gets to the point without all the confusing plot twists.
That's all for me, what have you guys been into lately? :)