Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Book Review

Dark Origins (Level 26, #1)Dark Origins by Anthony E. Zuiker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So to start off, the only reason I wanted to read this book is because of True Blood. The man on TB that played Marcus Bozeman (Dan Buran) played Steve Dark in the videos. This is not the typical sort of book I would pick up, but I do like twisted stories. The writing isn’t terrible like some seem to think. There are plenty of literary figures who write worse than this and I enjoyed the book, story, plot, characters. I suppose it was a bit cliché and there were major errors that one could point out, but it was enjoyable. My only gripe with the book was the videos. They weren’t necessary to the novel. Most of the videos weren’t even accurate. Example Cyber Bridge 3 with the Dark Arts agents wearing masks even though he already knows what they look like. Bridge 15, just after she was abducted and was wearing pajamas on the table and looked completely unharmed although she just came from a car wreck which required multiple surgeries and minutes before he cut her face. You don’t need to watch the videos. I will pass on the rest of the series, but I am glad to have read it, because it was entertaing.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

30 Things to do Before 30

So I am in my final leg of 20's. I am very unaccomplished, a procrastinator, pessimistic, poor, low self esteem, unfocused person. I gave my list of 30 very low standards which still seem difficult to fulfill, at least to my caliber. Here goes...

  1.             Go on a road trip. 
    2.       Primitive camping in Vermont (goes with 1.)
    3.       Visit somewhere overseas.
    4.       Gamble.
    5.       Audition for a game show.
    6.       Host a party.
    7.       Move out of my parents.
    8.       Learn to play an instrument.
    9.       Learn a new language.
    10.   Lose all my weight.
    11.   Go hunting/fishing.
    12.   Make a steamer trunk.
    13.   Master Revit.
    14.   Dance the Sevillanas.
    15.   Dress like a cowgirl.
    16.   Live sketch at the zoo.
    17.   Make a professional looking blog.
    18.   Have long curly hair.
    19.   Feel like I am in control.
    20.   Drink absinthe properly.
    21.   Make a completely from scratch fruit pie. Pick the fruit, grind the flour, yadda yadda.
    22.   Sew a period piece.
    23.   Catch snowflakes on my tongue.
    24.   Take my father to a Lakers game.
    25.   Do a performance in public.
    26.   Get health insurance.
    27.   Learn to knit/crochet.
    28.   Compete in County Fair
    29.   Cosplay.
    30.   Maintain a blog.

Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

Beauty's Punishment
Best chapter "Soldier's Night at the Inn".