Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Wednesday Poll #1

  Hey Guys  (^_^.)  

So, in order to have a blog that I post weekly on. I have decided to post a different poll every Wednesday. Hence, the title Wednesday Poll. Seeing, as, it's really just the occasional book review I'll be doing, and apparently I'm too lazy to post anything different. o.O

Well all this will change..Indeed.

lolz, well anyways on to the poll which is your favourite (and no I did not spell it wrong..I write uk-english, no american-english ^_^) - yes what was I saying...I'm always off on a tangent. *looks up* Ah yes, the poll will be on your favourite genre of books ^_^

I also tried to make the poll as diverse as possible...and although I know favourite, is supposed  to be one thing in particular, hey let's face it, for books, there's more than defies all

Well until later my Lurkers.

Use the poll and may the force be with.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Hello Lurkers ^_^

Just popping in to say hey to all you lurkers. Don't think I don't know you exist. drop a word in every now and again. Let me put a comment to the statistics ^_^

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Review for Wedded Bliss by Barbara Metzger

Wedded BlissWedded Bliss by Barbara Metzger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 - 4.5 rating

Oh boy well I loved this one it was hilarious, endearing and a feel-good read.

The Early of Rockford's see if I get this right. He's clueless when it comes to taking care of his sons. He's floundering and out of his element. After all, he wasn't raised with his father around as much. Why should he be so ever present in his sons life...William (a.k.a Billy) has, at every point in seeing him, managed to soil some garment or the other. Clearly, he was not meant to be in close contact with him.


It is upon meeting the lovely widow, Alissa, with two sons of her own, and watching her interact with them - and his own son who adores her- that he begins to realise, that his sons need more. They need affection and not his cold distance.

Rockford's change is not immediate, it is a gradual process..but he finds himself enjoying himself and the time he spends with his sons (both his and alissa's). It's baffling but he enjoys it. It's the most content he's ever felt in his life.

His relationship with Alissa is also one of those gradual things, yes he's attracted to her. Yes, he married her, but as the summary says it's more for the position that a glorified governess than anything else. It was a business contract. He needed someone to take care of his sons, she needed protection.

Although with the way he was distant to Alissa, one wonders if she had gotten the short end of the stick. He comes around though, and proves himself a man in both the way he takes care of the children and through his love for Alissa.

I ended this book smiling, because it really was feel-good. Not to mention the few chuckles it pulled out from me, because let's face it. I am a fan of dry humour and this has it in healthy doses.

So if you're a fan of that I recommend this book.

If you like smart heroines I recommend this book.

If you're a fan of character growth, well by golly gee, I recommend this book. After all Rockford wasn't the only one doing some growing in this book.

The only thing that really detracted from my enjoyment of the book, was the ending part -although at the same time I enjoyed it (o.O)- There was a chase scene, where everyone and the nephews were involved, and it got to the point where I had to pause and reverse a bit to keep track of what was going on.

But other than that is was a pretty good read.

P.S. if you're expecting this to have some steam, don't. But really it doesn't detract anything from the story.

Friday, 20 July 2012

The Arcana Chronicles

Yes, Yes.. I know I've been a horrible reprobate, not posting when I should.

I've been slacking in reviews and everything else. I mean  didn't I say I was at least going to do a weekly quiz *hangs head*

Well I went online today and saw Kresley Cole had put up a Three Chapter Excerpt of her upcoming YA novel the Poison Princess (a part of the Arcana Chronicles). I don't know about you but I'm pretty excited for this. One the concept sounds ah-mazehn and second, it's Kresley Cole and I am intrigued as to how she'll handle a YA novel. I don't doubt she can though, but you never know.

Oh for the those who don't know what the Arcana Chronicles is about:
"I couldn't get this idea out of my head, kept imagining what would happen if the 22 Major Arcana cards of a Tarot deck—like the Magician, Death, or the Empress—were real kids. I envisioned them with special abilities based on the characteristics of their Tarot card and plotted out how they would use those powers to battle other cards. I'm delighted to have the chance to develop a new mythology around the Arcana." - From Kresley Cole
And the summary for Poison Princess:
The characters on Tarot cards are real.

The Huntress, the Fool, Death, the Lovers . . . and eighteen other Major Arcana all exist. These warriors, femme fatales, magicians, and devils each have uniquely lethal powers.

And they’re coming for me.

To survive, I’ll have to embrace my own terrifying abilities—and team up with dangerously handsome Jack Deveaux, one of the few people I know that also survived the Flash. But if Jack ever beholds what I truly am, will he abandon me to my fate . . . ? - On the Arcana Chronicles Website

Or if you want one with more info:

Sixteen-year-old Evie Greene thought her horrific apocalyptic hallucinations were a sign that she was slowly losing her mind. But when her visions come true, decimating the world around her and killing everyone she loves, Evie is forced to accept that she was seeing the future.

Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she turns to wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate, the gorgeous and dangerous Jackson Deveaux for help. As Jackson and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have got the same call and discover that Evie is not the only one with special powers. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and as the battle between good and evil intensifies, it is not always clear who is on which side…


And then I'm pretty sure you guys who are interested would like to see that three chapter excerpt right?

Behold....the link

That is from chapters 7-9

Well until when I talk to you guys next, later ^_^