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Here is one of my many ‘babies’.

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The gym 3

I just realized that I never put in the closure on my whole gym dilemma.  I ended up going back to Snap Fitness and have been going fairly regularly for three weeks now.  I am still getting adjusted to it and feeling tired later in the day but I know it won’t be long before the energy kicks in and the body starts looking better. Can’t wait!

Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed and Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Originally Posted: 28 Sep 09

I finished off Hunted yesterday and the others before that.  They were a really easy and interesting read.  The adventures of Zoey and her freinds continue and come together nicely in the last book.  Although there is certainly  more that can be written on it and as I understand it, the next book is due out next month. I enjoyed the series enough to be interested in reading the next one but this last book gave me enough closure that I don’t feel like I would miss out on anything if I never saw another book.  These books are definitely young adult books so if you don’t mind the jabbering of teenagers and whatnot – don’t bother.  If you don’t care and like a nice, fun read, these a great books.

Death Cab for Cutie

Originally Posted: 28 Sep 09

I have had a few songs by Death Cab in my iTunes for quite a while now but I have recently discovered how great and inspiring the music is when I am writing.  I will have it play while I am doing chores which somehow gets my imagination rolling or they might be playing quietly while I write.  Either way, they are helping me to create a really fun story that I am completely enjoying putting together.

Death Cab’s music is generally low key but heartfelt and spunky too.  I highly recommend them.  My favorite CD would be Plans at the moment.  Things are always changing though so next week it may be something totally different!

Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Originally Posted: Sep 18

Just finished the first book of the Daughters of the Night series by P.C. Cast and her daughter, Kristin.  I had heard various things (not so good) about the series from a friend so I was hesitant to even read the book.  I was needing another book to devour and happened to come across this one while wandering the fiction section of the library.  Soooo…I dove in.  Honestly?  I thought it was a great read.  It is a teen book – so if you’re a mature adult who can’t handle flashbacks from teendom – don’t bother. But if you like a decent story line, interesting characters and a cool adventure and concept – this series could be for you.

Zoey is a teen girl who lives with her highly annoying mother (read new wacko hubby…) and the step dad who is a total religious freakazoid.  She is miserable and takes her happiness where she can get it – with her friends at school and a wonderful, spiritual grandmother.  Out of the blue she gets Marked, meaning a vampyre seeks her out and marks her for the change into vampyre.  The story gets more interesting from here and I liked it enough to go off and find the next book in the series.

The Godslayer Chronicles; Book 2 Hinterland by James Clemens

Originally Posted: 16 Sep 09

Finished Hinterland a few days ago and was eager to start the next book in the series.  I was disappointed to discover that book 3 is not out yet.  Meanwhile, this author has been pumping out books by one of his pseudonyms, James Rollins, for a while now so it may be some time before we see another book in this series.

I very much enjoyed the series and pretty much mowed through the last quarter of it ignoring my family and friendas where ever possible.  The second book gave closure on enough things to make the two books in the series worth reading.  It is the very last chapter that hooks you on the next story line so there’s not to much left unsaid – mostly it’s an attention grabber.  I’m afraid it does work but still the stories stand alone.

The Godslayer Chronicles; Book 1 Shadowfall by James Clemens

Originally Posted: 9 Sep 09

Just finished Shadowfall (actually yesterday).  It started off with a great pull and after the first chapter it just kept pulling up until the very end.  I really enjoyed the book.  It is about a land shared by humans and Gods of the flesh.  A God is murdered, which no one thought possible, and an innocent man is on the run.  There is intrigue, several ongoing side stories and wonderful characters.  I recommend it highly to any fantasy reader.

I have already started the next book in the series, Hinterland.  It starts with a bang and I am sure I will find all manner of excuses to read. 🙂