I started this blog as a way for me to really just vent my opinion about the books I have read. I didn't want it to be a typical book blog where all I do is offer a summary of the book. I figure if anyone wants that they can go to Amazon or Barnes and Noble and read up on what the story is about. Instead I wanted a blog where I talked about my experiences with the books; how I felt while reading them, what I thought of the characters, etc. Reading has always been a passion of mine. But alas something else that has recently become a passion of mine has taken over my reading time ;) I would like to occasionally showcase that passion on here. Won't happen all the time, but if I have a brilliant "I love this" moment then I will. What am I currently obsessed, er I mean passionate about lately? NAILS!!!!! Over the past few months I have become obsessed with nail polish and nail art. I'm not very good and spend most time on YouTube getting ideas for manicures. My nails are small and while I like painting my nails, I don't keep a strict regiment for keeping my cuticles nice and healthy and non-dry and crack-free. Takes too much time ;)
With all that being said, I would like to share the manicure I did last night. Tonight my friends and I are going to go see Breaking Dawn Part 2. I prefer waiting for the crowds to die down and most times I sit in the 21+ section of the theater so I don't have to deal with screaming girls. Anyways, here is the mani I came up with:
I used OPI Vampsterdam as the base color. It is a really pretty purple and is a little bit shimmery. I then used China Glaze Liquid Leather to do black tips. With my dotting tool I made "drips" to represent dripping blood. My accent finger is The Many Shades of Mr. Grey by Dollish Polish. What do you think?
Monday, November 26, 2012
Okay, enough drooling, now on to book talk! With the world of vampires, werewolves, witches, etc. in full swing right now, I thought the plot and story behind this book was able to stand on its own. The concept of Shadowhunters brings a whole new twist to the genre or paranormal bootie kicking. As you are reading the story you think, Shadowhunters, big deal. They are just demon hunters like Buffy is a vampire hunter. So much more than that! The story goes that Shadowhunters were decendents from angels and set on Earth to take care of all the bad Downworlders. They have wicked cool fighting abilities and use runes for spells and healing. They can even make themselves "invisible" to the human eye. They literally can live in the shadows and take out their prey. Then enter Clary, the heroine of our story. And guess what? She can see the shadowhunters! Clary reminder me a lot of another literary character I know I have come across but I cannot put my finger on it. Maybe a Bella in Twilight kind of girl. Poor Clary is thrown into the shadowhunter world when her mom is kidnapped by demons. The story was a quick read and I liked how the two main characters (Clary and Jace) really panned out. Clary gained more confidence by the end of the story thanks to Jace, and Jace learned not to be some cocky guy who thinks he can get anything he wants ;) Based off of how this book ends, I am really curious moving forward how the plot will unravel.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Alright enough ranting, now let me talk about the content of the book. In this book there is a lot of "flashbacks" in a sense. For example, (SPOILER ALERT) while Ana is on her honeymoon she "thinks back" to the wedding and wedding night. Instead of us reading about it as it happened we have to read about her remembering it. This happened a lot in the book. Another thing about this book is it is completely predictable. Especially the ending. I knew what would happen after a few chapters into the book! With all that being said, I really liked Christian Grey and can see why women everywhere are saying they want to find their Christian Grey.
Now on to something a little juvenile. I've had my share of sex scenes, for a while anyways.