Friday, May 10, 2013

Nook VS Kindle

Ok, so it has been a LONG time since you've seen a new post from me, and I do apologize about that. Let's blame it on life changes and take it from there. A lot of things have changed in my every day to day life, and it affected my ability to complete anything of interest for you all. But that's alright. I'm back.

Today I want to give you a small post on how i feel about the nook vs the kindle. My nook was doing fine and dandy until it ate my entire digital library. I don't know why it did, but it did a complete factory reset. Which was very annoying and frustrating because of how many books I lost. But I do need to let you know that the nook type I have is the older one with the ink presentation pages, and the small touch screen along the bottom.

The kindle on the other hand, has been very entertaining. There's so much that it can do and so much that I can read on it. There is a lot of books and different media types that can be used on it. I've been reading on it, as well as playing some games. I love my singing monsters, and nemo's reef is slowly growing on me.

Anyway, I'm back. You're going to be seeing a bit more of me now, I think things will be ok.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Something Different For Valentine's Day

To be honest Valentine's day is the one day of the year I dread more than any other. I've yet to have a pleasant experience on it, and I am not going to be planning on having a good experience on it this year. But that doesn't matter. I found an adorable book that I just HAVE to share with you! (regardless of how I personally feel about the matter of Love)

Fixing Cupid
Cristian YoungMiller
438 pages

Don't let the page numbers daunt you. This is a fast read, the story is fun and you never know what is going to come next.

It revolves around a character named Ben and his troubles with love. If you don't believe me, just read the first 6 pages, you'll know enough that you'll likely be as intrigued as I was.

His best friend decides to try and help him 'fix' his problem, by helping him put his life back together. But as the story continues, we wonder if the fix is causing more trouble than it is worth.

Due to most of the content of this book, I do NOT recommend it for readers that are not capable of dealing with sarcasm and adult situations. It also helps to have a sense of humor and a slight idea about romantic history.

Why did I like this eBook? Well, it was cheerful, pleasant, and there are a large number of comedic moments that shine. It is a piece that will appeal to both genders, and there's a happy ending.

I guess I'm a sucker for a happy ending.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Familiar Characters Presented in a new Light

When people look at the blurb on the back of a book, curiosity will often get the better of them if there are names that they recognize. That is what happened to me in this case.

There's No Place Like Homecoming
Lacy Maran
182 pages

Personally I would classify this as a fan fiction. Why? Because of the large number of well known characters that she makes her own between the pages. They are not presented in their original formats, but there are a number of references to the classic stories that they are found in. On the most part, it's a light read, not really intended to be taken seriously.

The writing is good though, very very good.

Dorothy Gale, Peter Pan, and Cupid for starters if you need a teasing idea about who you can find between the pages.

Friday, January 20, 2012

What I've been reading.

I haven't been posting much lately because I haven't been reading any specific piece that was long enough to bother you with. I've been reading the newspaper. So that's what I recommend to you for today. Pick up your local newspaper and take a look at what they've decided should be important to you.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Vampires take Vacations Too!

It seems that these days supernatural themes are very popular. That, and I really enjoy reading about monsters and that kind of thing. So today we're looking at a short piece that seemed to hold promise.

101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire
Joleene Naylor
24 pages

This short piece has a highly humorous tone to it. I'm guessing though, that rather than being a stand alone short, it was intended to be a supplement to the authors other work. Which annoyed me slightly. I had no idea when I added it to my reading list that it was going to give me more questions than answers. Yes, I am being honest when I say that it annoyed me slightly.

On the bright side there's enough cute funny tidbits to make it worth reading. For example:
"Before you buy your vampire friend an undead rubber ducky, make sure they have a sense of humor."
All in all it honestly wasn't bad. But previous exposure to the authors works may be beneficial in order to fully appreciate the piece. Though I can't give a rating for her other work, this piece is appropriate for a general reading audience.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

More Online Storybooks For Kids

I enjoy reading all sorts of things. I'm not ashamed to admit that I enjoy children's books as much as some adult books. Why? Because many of them are illustrated. They have vibrant colors or simple stories that intend to offer advice, or teach some sort of lesson or another. So I enjoy them for what many of them are, guided works of art. As well as entertainment.

Today I'm recommending the following link:

The site has a nice mini library of books available. This time they are pieces that YOU read to the kid yourself, or have them read them to you. rather than something you hit play and let them watch.

I really enjoyed Little Miss Mary and the Big Monster Makeover. The poetry was cute, and it was neat to see someone use pop culture, and "fancy" fashion as a hook in point to make their story fun. Little girls would probably enjoy it, but I doubt that little boys would. There are books for both boys and girls though, and the themes and type of art varies, helping to make it a nice mini digital library to explore.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Are We Eating Meat?

Or something else? We all have heard rumors about places serving meats other than the kinds we're accustomed to, but what if someone was intentionally serving this and making sure you didn't know? What if that sweet meat was something, deviously acquired?

I'm guessing a lot of you have seen the movie "Sweeney Todd". So the idea about eating human flesh isn't unknown, or a rarity. But in this hard copy book, the author gives it a twist.

Ambrosial Flesh
Mary Ann Mitchell
391 pages

This book takes a rather gruesome look at a church practice that has been around for a long time, communion. And that's just when the book starts. We're let into the world of a young boy, his happiness, and fears and wonders. But when denied action that he's been trained to perform, he makes a decision that effects the rest of his life, as we find out as the book goes on.

He chooses to nibble at little pieces of his own skin. Eventually progressing to nibbling bits of other people that were consenting. The premise of the story is fairly believable, although eventually it takes a turn into the absurd that most horror does.

Not a book for those with weak stomachs, or that get queasy at the thought of blood. Aimed more towards mature audiences. I enjoyed it because it's very different from some of the books I've read in the way that we see it end. I'll just say, it is unexpected but definitely a good choice.