31 July 2010
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25 July 2010
What a lovely, dark, lush book this was to read. It would have found its way to Mt Git'r'Read even if I hadn't won it as an Early Reviewer from Library Thing.
There are two sides to Lenah Beaudonte, the vampire queen she was for 592 years..the very evil vampire queen...and the 16 year-old girl starting her life as a human at Wickham Boarding School. Maizel doesn't romanticize the past vampire Lenah. She rather matter-of-factly tells the story of Lenah's reign as a creator of her own coven of vampire men meeting her specific criteria to run rampant through the centuries feeding on the blood of humans.
This is interspersed with Lenah's present life. This is the part that I really enjoyed reading. Watching Lenah learn to be a human after almost 600 years, how to be a 16-year-old female in this modern time. Learning what pizza is, dancing to popular music, the feel of the ocean as she dives in, the feel of the sun on her skin, the texture of wood, the smell of paint on canvas as her friend Tony works on her portrait.
The romance of the story is bittersweet and reflects how young love can be when newly found. But it isn't filled with the angst that turned me off of the Twilight series.
This was a 'danger book' for me, the danger in that I did not want to put down...just one more page...oh..just one more chapter...I finished it quickly because of this 'danger'.
The buzz is out there, the buzz that makes people run out and buy this one when it comes out on 3 August.
Five listen to the buzz diamonds.....
The reason we have the plants we have....gotta keep those bees happy or they will disappear and we really can't have that happen
22 July 2010
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18 July 2010
My favorite little xeric, agastache..the very fragrant foliage smells like bubblegum...
others smell like mint
17 July 2010
16 July 2010
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13 July 2010
12 July 2010
Vacation book at the very cool B&N in Rochester MN:
THE ALEXANDER CIPHER - Will Adams, thriller, MPB (already read it!!)
Waiting for me when I got home from fab roadtrip:
TONIGHT I SAID GOODBYE - Michael Koryta, MPB, thriller
THE MYSTIC ART OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH - Charlie Huston, TPB, thriller
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY - Sophie Littlefield, TPB, mystery
Recorded Books from my wishlist:
THE LAST KING OF TEXAS: Tres Navarre #3 - Rick Riordan, BOT, mystery
BITCH FACTOR: Dixie Flanagan #1 - Chris Rogers, BOCD, mystery
THE AWAKENING: Darkest Powers #2 - Kelley Armstrong, BOCD, YA paranormal
THE TAINTED RELIC - Medieval Murderers, BOCD, mystery
From St Martin's Press:
INFINITE DAYS - Rebecca Maizel, ARC/TPB, paranormal (I've no recollection why I am getting this book, but I am uber happy I did)