People, I did it. 50 books in less that 52 weeks. Excuse me while I do a little celebration dance. Wooo!
I was getting a little nervous I wouldn’t be able to do it. I was so slow at the start of the year, but then I had a lot more time, and to be honest I started keeping a book in my purse to read on the bus and at slow points during crew calls, so that picked the pace up.
So, I know everyone is just dying for a recap of the books so here is THE LIST:
1. Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
So, as for the last two, Bollywood Confidential is really pretty dumb. There were a few cute parts and characters, but it’s one step up from a bodice ripper, honestly. Granted, I sort of figured this out before I bought it, and I was looking for light and fluffy, and, well, I got what I asked for, that’s for sure.
Eragon is a story about a boy and his dragon. It is actually quite good. The whole thing that got this book so much attention was that it was written by a fifteen-year-old boy. While the story is quite good, by the writing style you can tell the author was very young. He’s very talented, but there was a sort of naiveté to the language and some of the characters. I’m interested to see how his style progresses, as he gets older and gets a firmer grip on the language and writes more books for the series. The other, sort of cute thing about the book is reading it you can see that he is a total Tolkien fanatic, some elements are all but lifted clean out of the Lord of the Rings. It’s done in a cute, idealizing way, though, not in a short cut, copycat way. I have no idea if that makes sense, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Christmas has come and gone. It was nice. Rather quiet this year, actually. Not as many people as usual, even at St. Steven’s Day. I was able to invite the Dynamic Duo and the Amazing Squirmy this year, which was totally awesome. I’ve never had any of my friends at the annual shindig, it’s usually my parent’s friends and my family, but since they were in town and my folks wanted to see them too, along they came. It was great. Squirmy was a hit and a half. You have ever seen a friendlier, happier toddler. She would play with and talk to everyone and she never once got fussy, not even when she was so tired she could barely hold her head up.
My parents gave me a Cuisinart for Christmas. Awesome. When I still lived with them I used to use my mom’s all the time. It just makes so much stuff so much easier. Now I can make the patented family Banana Smoothie again. I need to buy some bananas. My Grandpa gave me money to buy new shoes. The last time a saw him I was wearing my tennashoes and they are all ratty with broken laces and holes and covered in paint. So he wants me to buy new ones. So I did. I went to Sports Basement last night and found and awesome pair on the sale rack, so I got really good shoes for really cheap. Go me.