Saturday, June 30, 2012

Let's Pretend

The book "Let's Pretend this Never Happaend" by Jenny Lawson is her memoir.  She is the famouse blogger called The Bloggess. If you like her blog you will like her book. That is really all there is to say about the book. It is vey funny and some of the stuff in the from her blog. Some though is stuff from her life as child which explains a lot about her as an adult.

I do not want to give anything away so i will just tell you to go ahead and read it.

Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) Follow this link to Barnes & Noble and get it for $15.72.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Clown Girl

This book as you can guess is about a girl that is a clown. This is Author Monica Drake's first novel. She is very descriptive and some of the ways she would describe stuff was truly interesting to read.
The book takes place over a week where the girl clown Sniffles has some really bad luck while trying to survive as a cooperate Clown.  She wants to be an artistic clown but she needs money so takes jobs that just pay. She wants her boyfriend to back from clown college and doesn't want to deal with her landlord's girlfriend who is a conniving muscle bound women who hates Sniffles.

Can't really say much about this book because it took me a while to read it. it was interesting and i wanted to see what would happen but not enough to keep reading it. The stuff this poor girl went though was amazing but all i could think was that needed help.

It was interesting though so you should still check it out because you might like more then me.

Clown Girl at Barnes & Noble for $11

Saturday, June 9, 2012

SteamPunk with Gail Carriger - 1

The reasons why this is Steam Punk one is because it will be covering just the first two novels by Gail Carriger. The first book is "Soulless".

This book introduces everyone to all of the main characters that will be part of the future books. The Main Character for all the books is Alexia Tarabotti. She is living in Victorian times where vampires and werewolves are part of the society. The vampires for example set the fashion for the English society, while the werewolves help with the protection. Alexia is a completely different type of supernatural. She is called Soulless (hence the name of the book) which means that she can transform both vampires and werewolves back to humans when she touches them. This means she can kill them if she wanted to. She is an interesting character who is very direct which is why she has gotten the attention of the werewolf Alpha. The two of them flirt back and forth while trying figure out where all the rogue vampires are coming from.

Buy it now for $7.99 by following this link - Soulless (Parasol Protectorate Series #1)

There is only one spoiler I will give on this book from the last so stop now if you want to wait to read the first book but it is a simple one and it is obvious.  She Married the Alpha Werewolf. Also if it not obvious that she figured out the problem from that last because there is a second book then i do not know what you are expecting in the second book. I will not say anymore about the last book so as not to spoil anymore of it.
In this book she is adjusting to her new roll as the wife of an Alpha werewolf. Then suddenly something happened in London that freaks out all of the supernaturals because they are suddenly human and are no longer vampires and werewolves. The anomaly stops though and moves to Scotland where the Alpha's old pack lives. He was already heading there for another issue that has come up with the pack, so Alexia uses the need to follow as an excuse to take a dirigible up there. Once there she gets to meet her husbands old pack and finds out why he left. As there are more books after this one you can guess that Alexia figures everything out. The book also ends with an exciting thing that i cannot tell you about till you read this book but it made me want to pick up the next book right away to find out what happens.

So buy it now and read it so that we can discuss the next book. Changeless (Parasol Protectorate Series #2)

So if you like steam punk and supernaturals then these books are the things to read. 

PS. I forgot to say what i thought about these books.
If you love steampunk then as i said before these books are for you. If you are not, you do not have to worry that it is full of steampunkie kind of stuff. there is usually about one or two chapter where they talk about some fancy dancy mechanical thingies that you will have to read to get through the book. there are also little things they use everyday that they talk about but those fun to read about.

One thing i thought was weird about the books was the way the author would keep changing how she would refer to the characters. In one paragraph she would use the characters first name and then in the next paragraph Lady or Lord Malcom. I have read many books that take place in Victorian England and  they do not switch so much. You get used to it but i thought it was weird that she kept switching it. Maybe it is a Steampunk thing.

The books though are really good. The storyline is intriguing. I like books where supernaturals are not hiding behind the scene, usually though they are in modern times. Seeing it in a different time is very interesting. Then the Author has made the supernaturals different then the usual ones people hear about, with it having everything to do with souls and how much a person has decides if they will become one or not. Then the main character is different type of supernatural altogether.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Time Raiders

The Time Raiders is a series of books written by different authors about Strong women who travel though time to help save the future.

The book I read was The Avenger by P.C. Cast which is a favorite author of mine. This is the 3rd book in the series but they do stand alone. The only one that will not stand alone will be the last book since it will be using all the pieces from the other books. The book starts with a lady named Alex who can see ghosts and hats it. It has made her life miserable and she has found a place where not many ghosts go and does not want to leave. She also used to be in the army. The Government has asked her to come back and help them with one more mission. The mission is to travel back in time to 60 AD and to locate a important piece that will help the future earth against an alien race that has decided they do not like the human race and plans on destroying it. Of course when she gets there she falls madly in love with the Druid who helps her.
I believe that all the books are little romances with a strong female character who will find their perfect mate while doing whatever mission they are on. If you like romances and scifi you will probably like these books. For now I have only read the one but I will probably read the others.

You can get this book The Avenger for $3.99 for the Nook only.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

City of Thieves

One of the books I have read recently is City of Thieves by David Benioff. I do not remember how this book got on my list of books to read but it was on my list for a little while. I am glad I read it because it showed an interesting view of Russia during WW2. It is supposed to be comical but it has it sad points to. It shows what Leningrad was like in winter time while the Russians were fighting against the Germans. To make it not so depressing because it sure could have taken that route, Benioff has two very charismatic characters. The Story is being told be Lev, a 17 year old virgin Jew (his words not mine). He gets captured after seeing a dead German fall from the sky and decided to steal what he can from the body. He should have been executed for his crime but the Colonel of the city is planning the wedding of his daughter and needs eggs for the cake. He pairs Lev with Koyla, a wise cracking deserter, telling them that if they can bring him a dozen eggs in 4 days they will not be executed for their crimes.

Koyla is the character that keeps the mood of the book light and from not taking a plunge into the depression of that time. There are still many things that happen to these to characters that make your eyes water but it also makes you smile. The stuff these to get into to get these eggs are just, well amazing.

I truly recommend this book for all ages to read. It shows a different aspect of the World War 2 that not everyone is probably aware of with the amount of starvation that Leningrad went through when trying to survive the onslaught of the Germans. I also like to see all aspects of the war because it should not be forgotten or put into the back of ones mind the horrible things that happened during that war.

Click on this link  City of Thievesto get the book for $13.98 at Barnes & Noble.

Another book to read that shows a different view of the war is the Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I read this book years ago but the story has stayed with me. It is about a girl who is adopted by a poor family in Munich. The family is not Nazis but they have to pretend to go along otherwise something would happen to them. They even hide a Jewish man in their basement for a little while even though they do not have much money or room. This is a top read for everyone.

Click on this link The Book Thief to get the book for $10.98 at Barnes & Noble.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Friday Night Knitting Club

Since I have become a recent knitter my friends might of thought i picked this book up because of the knitting aspect of it. The truth is that it is the second book that is focused around a group of women knitting that i have read and the first one i was not even thinking of knitting yet.

I really enjoyed this book. It is about a group of women in NY city trying to figure their lives out in one way or another. They all come to Walker and Daughter, the knitting shop, every Friday to get together and knit even though sometimes they just sit and talk, or joke around. Each women has something different going on in their lives that you hope will turn out right for them.

I will spoil a little by saying the ending is very sad. I was listing to this book and i was on the bus when i got to the part that i wanted to cry at and had to hold back my tears because i will not be that person crying on the bus.

While looking on the Internet about this book, i found out that it is being made into a movie with Julia Roberts playing Georgia Walker the owner of the shop. I can not wait to go see it but who knows when it will come out. The first website said 2009 but it is almost the end of 2009 and i have not seen anything about it. The another post said 2010 which seems more likely. I will wait patiently for its release by reading more books, watching more movies, and knitting my ass of.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Acclaimed Thai action director Prachya Pinkaew helms this martial arts drama, which follows Zen (JeeJa Yanin), a young autistic woman who discovers that she has the uncanny ability to absorb precision fighting skills just by watching martial arts movies. When her cancer-ridden mother's creditors come calling, Zen attempts to settle the debts by standing up to a hardnosed gang of criminals who have wrongfully swindled money from her family.

Now that you know what netflix says the movie is about let me give my thoughts on the film.

Yes, it is about an autistic girl who's mother is dying form cancer and learns martial atrs by watching movies. But she does not know what she is doing when she is fighting the bad guys. She just knows that they have money that belongs to her mother and she will get it back from them. Then at the end she just wants to get her mother back from the bad guy and then to stop him from hurting her mother.

This was a good movie and I recommend it,especially if you like kung fu movies. I do not know what it sounded like dubbed but the subtitles where good and you needed them even when they spoke English since they had such strong accents you would not of been able to understand them anyway.