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Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog, I am glad you are here. For the most part, I use this to comment (and sometimes ramble...) about the many things I love or perhaps am fascinated with this week. This can include quite an assortment of topics, including my propensity for reading novels at all hours of the day, writing, art, and travel, as I do have a serious case of Wanderlust.

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine

Monday, July 23, 2012

Shadow of Night, the 'almost finished' prediction and fangirl blog.

So, as I am completely and entirely enjoying Shadow of Night, and have about 30 percent left, I have made some predictions about how some of the story will turn out. There will be spoilers below, so don't read unless you are more than 70 percent through Shadow of Night, or (very much like yours truly, mind you) don't mind possible big story pieces to be given away. Before I get my thinking about the plot cap on, can I first just say that this series is officially one of my favorites. I loved the first one and was expecting the 2nd to be great as well, and it is just blowing me away. I am so beguiled by the story and characters and love every page.

Okay, here are my predictions so far... SPOILERS BELOW....

First, I think Diana was the one who, once back in time, put a spell on Ashmole 782 that she knew only her 'future/present' time self would be able to unravel, thus setting in motion the necessary events of DOW and so on. She’s a weaver, so I bet much of what she saw inside the manuscript was hers (explains the off familiarity she has with the script inside, it would have had to be different to fit the time period, but still her own. ALSO -- the goddess has chosen Diana's life to pay the debt, but said she only takes the living, and I think Matthew will turn her into a vampire at some point to end the debt. I am thinking that her ability to live in both worlds, presumably the living and the dead, will help this process along, or at least come into play somehow

On a side note, Gallowglass’s revelation on how he watched Diana from a distance was also amazing to read! I had to put the book down for a moment at this part to just take in that big surprise. I was like YES YES YES time continuum/it all comes full circle/this character first scared me at first but I actually love him to pieces. Then I calmed down, picked the book back up, and resumed reading.... And even though that tells us SO MUCH, and it also broke my heart a little as they mentioned Philipe's role in all of that, I also am not banking on everything working out smoothly, that just wouldn't do.

I am going to stretch out the last 30 percent or so, because of course the long dreaded wait for the 3rd installment will then be upon us once again. I am just hoping that in the end, when the final page is turned, that M and D are together, location, time, space, etc irrelevant. That's not too much to ask, right?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Meanwhile, in the Westeros of my mind...

I am about 40% done with A Game of Thrones, and here are my thoughts…..

At first I was all House Stark. However, after further character developments & wanting to punch a few of them right in the face, I am instead going to form a rag-tag house of my own with handpicked members, including but not limited to Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, Arya Stark, The Hound (I have such a feeling he is gonna pull a Snape on all of us), and a few others I think. Our sigil is going to be a Shark fighting a Raptor.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Almost missed the party...

For a long, long time, a friend of mine has been trying to get my to watch Parks and Recreation. Being almost too much of a loyalist to The Office, Southland, and TLLS, I can sometimes be very selective about what shows I allow into my repertoire. I don't really watch TV a whole lot, so I don't really see the point in adding in time slots, because more than likely I will just forget to watch weekly, then I would be way behind and need to catch up, and when it all boils down, I have books to read. Bah. But that's neither here no there, and I digress.

Being that we had a nice little break in the middle of the week for the 4th *Happy Birthday America!*, I was able to catch a few episodes from last season onDemand last night. Holy. Smokes. I have been missing out Big. Time. This show is hilarious. It is somehow connected to The Office (writers, creators, producers, I am not 100% sure on this one...) so that should have been my first hint that I would like it, and it has a similar format with the 'confessionals', filming style, and so on. It is based in a small town in Indiana, and since I spent the formidable years of my childhood in a small Indiana town, this also makes it quite endearing. However, the true star that has unyieldingly made me a fan of the show, and connecting this post to 'Merica's b-day, is Ron Swanson. This man is just hysterical. He is a bacon loving, bureaucrat despising, government distrusting libertarian and I just love him. He loves America, too, which is clearly a plus. So, I have a lot of catching up to do, but I am sure that it will be well worth it.

I hope all of you had a great Independence Day, and remember that we're the Home of the Free because of the Brave.