Monthly Archives: December 2010

Tis the Season

Ahoy thar,

I can’t even blame the Christmas season for me not posting, as I was on every other means of social communication during the season that is to be jolly.

I have re-read the Inheritance Cycle, because I felt the need to read about dragons. In case you are not aware, the Inheritance Cycle is made up of the books Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr. A fourth book is in writing, near the end supposedly. I have many theories and speculations about what will happen in order to complete the story. In some of my theories, I hope I’m wrong.

My list of Christmas books that I asked for have not yet been ordered, which I am quite shattered about, I must admit. Having expected to have access to the books on said list, I have just about finished my stockpile of books. Now, with no books that are due to arrive and be delivered, I don’t know how I shall be entertained.

Speaking of Christmas, I did get a portable external hard drive. I’ve backed everything up onto it, and I want to delete everything off my laptop (well, most things, like music and videos mostly) but I still want to use iTunes and the like. So if anyone knows how I can easily get the library that’s backed up on the external, preferably not by opening each album individually one by one to add it to iTunes, please tell me. Really, I have well over 5000 songs that I need to deal with here.

In other news, I received a free trial version of Xbox live gold membership. I don’t know whether my internet will be able to handle it, however.

Currently I am browsing through Amazon Books and cross checking books of interest with the online library catalogue.

Currently reserved is Crescendo, the sequel to Rebecca Fitzpatrick’s Hush Hush. I am not really into the recent theme of fallen angels, so books like Fallen and such are not very likely to make it onto my “If I Don’t Buy This Book, I Will Implode” list.

Another book to reserve from the library – Torment, which is Fallen’s sequel by Lauren Kate, if I am not mistaken.

I often do not jump into reading sequels, unless the first book I found was so brilliant I feel as if I do not know how the story shall continue, my brain will combust. Sequels, especially young adult fantasy / sci fi ones, often should not have been released. I find that with most books, it brings down my original opinion of the first book.

I’m sure that I have ranted enough to make up for lack of posting. Coming soon are my thoughts on The Host, as well as the other books I’ve been reading since my last post.

One love, me bredren.

~T

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Wishes and Cheese

I handed in a list for Christmas today. Mostly consisting of books, although there is the occasional X360 game and CD listed.

So, the books on said list were:

  • The Dark Divine – Bree Despain
  • The Lost Saint – Bree Despain
  • City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
  • City of Ashes – Cassandra Clare
  • City of Glass – Cassandra Clare
  • White Cat – Holly Black
  • Wake – Lisa McMann
  • Firelight – Sophie Jordan
  • Nightshade – Andrea Cremer

I’ve already read the Mortal Instruments (City of Bones, –Ashes, –Glass) and have decided that it’s time enough to give them space on my bookshelf. Wake I have also read before, it’s just that I already own Fade and Gone, so I may as well own the first in the trilogy.

The Dark Devine I have had my eye on for a while – it kept popping up on my Amazon searches. White Cat, I don’t really know what to expect with it. It’s just that it’s by Holly Black, who’s one of my favourite authors.

Firelight and Nightshade I am a tad iffy about. The thing is, I need new things to read.

On the subject of the Mortal Instruments, (well, we were on the subject a few paragraphs up…Thinking smile) a fourth book, City of Fallen Angels is set for release May 2011. There’s apparently two more books being released afterwards to continue the series, City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire.

I don’t know. I’ll make the prediction that it should be kept as a trilogy. But, we shall all have to wait until next year to judge.

~T

 

*Edit: Okay, seems that the TBR Mortal Instrument books aren’t based on the same main character as the first trilogy. It could work.. *


Old Favourites

Hey Rastas,

So, I’ve kind of remembered that I have a blog.

Today I finished two books. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld and Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I’m also halfway through one of my holiday books, Jatta. I stopped reading it for a bit. I’ll finish it soon, if life permits me some time to work with. Peeps has a sequel, The Last Days. That one reminded me a lot of Asturias by Brian Caswell. Except, you know, without vampires.

Peeps UK CoverPeeps is an old favourite of mine. I guess it can be described as a vamp/educational/biology type thing. It explains vampirism with parasites, and it’s pretty cool. Kind of makes me wish I didn’t drop science as a subject. I’m more for the arts.

Graceling was one of the books from my Amazon browsiGraceling UK Coverng adventures. Luckily, my library had a copy, and when I read it, I bought it. I adore the UK cover. It’s set in a kind of medieval land with people who are ‘Graced’, meaning they are gifted in whatever their Grace is. There’s a prequel called Fire, which is is also done well. I bought that one on a kind of blind trust that it would be decent. It is, rest assured.

Beautiful Malice So, I guess that I’ll bypass finishing Jatta for another time, right now I plan to start on Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James. I don’t even know what it’s about yet. Seems like a sort of pseudo-mystery fantasy? Okay, just read a bit of the prologue. I’m not sure what to expect with this. I shall update soon, what with all this free time I’ve been having.

Peace,

~T

 

*Edit: Oh yeah, on the last day of school I stopped by the library to pick up Beautiful Malice and The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Yes, correct, I’ve never read it. Cool, eh? *