2013 year of the Book series page 2 & 3

disclaimer:   The posts, (or pages) for the 2013 Year of the Book series, & 2014’s Reading room were a couple of my lenses on squidoo, and y do not work well with the new site. I thought being as I am including 2015’s reading quest on this blog (& maybe my main blog Zodiacimmortal) I may as well bring you up to speed (and maybe help you find some interesting books to read. 

These have only been copied & pasted into the post so if there are any no-no’s please let me know first so that I might be able  to correct it. 

2013- Year of the book series 2

The Black Hole known as my Book case

Why is it a black hole? becasue as I finish books, I still have a bag and box to read through with all the book series’ in them. So it feels like I never get any out of the way. One bag alone consists of theBlack Dagger Brotherhood! Another reason it’s the balck hole, is because I tend to stuff newspaper or magazine clippings alongside any book they may go with I forget what kind of library they call that, and no not reference.

If you are not yet familiar with the terms of my Quest for shelf space, (heck the books are literally fighting & climbing all over the place here) You can refer toPage 1.

The Introduction states some of the rules as well as more in the book worm section.

I mostly read fiction and to me Reading (watching movies or tv) is supposed to get out of the real world. I do occassionally read a sport books, Biography etc. This year it’s not aloud other than by the guidelines (which I think I’ve only read one non-series that I know of book so far)

If you’d like to read more on The series and the author please check out Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld You will also find my EXCLUSIVE! interview with her there as well.

Book Info

Start/end ~ February 23- 28

banked ~ 1 day

Favorite lines:

I was the physical & emotional equivalent of a ramen noodle: limp, tasteless, and with no nutritional value whatsoever

Letting the Corpse out of the Coffin

There’s another books out in November

(review not showing in box.. so here it goes)

The Quote at the bottom of the book… works best. A world I don’t want to leave

I love the pop cult reference Yasmine makes about Ramen noodles. (Sorry but it wouldn’t be funny if I explain it to you. Its one of those you have to read up to it things for it to come off right. . ALong the lines of a Tension breaker! There’s a Character that Calls Delilah (a werecat) ‘Puss in boots’ SO the gang looks like they may be up against Galakah a Ghost god who was from the netherworld & was banished from there. Camille has a training meet with the ‘Triple Threat’ as she calls them (The earth side fae queens). The APN is hanging around and wreaking havoc, & chaos with bone walkers, zombies & more at their disposal. Beltane is on its way and more and more emergencies and things just keep piling up and this is after 5 quiet weeks which they were still busy but kept up with research.

Along with all this going on the girls must find the last 2 of the 9 Spirit Seals (in which the big Bad Shadow wing has 2 of them) There’s so much going on you will not be bored. The cast of characters is quite vast, not only is their families (not only the 3 sisters but all their husbands, & extended family live in the house & on the grounds! There’s never a dull moment but is there any prive ones?!

Haunted Moon (An Otherworld Novel)
Haunted Moon (An Otherworld Novel)

The Quote at the bottom of the book… works best. A world I don’t want to leave

I love the pop cult reference Yasmine makes about Ramen noodles. (Sorry but it wouldn’t be funny if I explain it to you. Its one of those you have to read up to it things for it to come off right. . ALong the lines of a Tension breaker! There’s a Character that Calls Delilah (a werecat) ‘Puss in boots’ SO the gang looks like they may be up against Galakah a Ghost god who was from the netherworld & was banished from there. Camille has a training meet with the ‘Triple Threat’ as she calls them (The earth side fae queens). The APN is hanging around and wreaking havoc, & chaos with bone walkers, zombies & more at their disposal. Beltane is on its way and more and more emergencies and things just keep piling up and this is after 5 quiet weeks which they were still busy but kept up with research.

Along with all this going on the girls must find the last 2 of the 9 Spirit Seals (in which the big Bad Shadow wing has 2 of them) There’s so much going on you will not be bored. The cast of characters is quite vast, not only is their families (not only the 3 sisters but all their husbands, & extended family live in the house & on the grounds! There’s never a dull moment but is there any prive ones?!out why you love this item.

Who’s Kitten Who – Cynthia Baxter

Book Info

Start/end ~ March 3-8

banked ~1

Cool Character name- Aziza Zorn

Favorite lines: PWS- Pre Wedding Syndrome (those last few weeks it seems the couple argues about everything)

Jessica’s friend brings her to a salon called ‘Hair Explosion of London’ and wonders why a place of business that is not located in London has it in the name. (Like I do with Canada & Boston Pizza. NOt to mention What the F** BOSTON pizza, not New York or Chicago Pizza, which I can unerstand & are supposed to be the best) was beyond her & a good way to confuse the customers.

Theater Lingo though the book does explain them

Who's Kitten Who? (Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries, No. 6)
Who’s Kitten Who? (Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries, No. 6)

I’m going to have to bust my brain reading the rest of this. I’m behind. I should have been reading 75 pages a day since sunday but I started off slow for some reason, and am only on page 80+ but plan to be back on track hopefully by the end of tonight (wednesday 6).

The book is about Jessie Popper a mobile vetrinatrian from Long Island who makes a habit of solving crimes. This novel of the series, has Jessie tending to appointments, getting ready for her friend Betty’s wedding and someone in her best friend’s theater group was murdered (and her friend asking her to see if she can figure things out) and ends up getting hired to play a part in the play, after this day she finds out her (Pushy) future parent-in-laws are coming for an unexpected visit or more like last minute guests not giving enough notice to their hosts to amke preparations for their arrival. Jessie and her fiancee Nick live on a big estate, in the little caretaker’s cottage that’s barely big enough for the 2 of them and their minagerie of 2 dogs, 2 cats and a bird, as far as I recollect.

Nick gets pissed when he tells her they are coming because of her full schedule +1! What paterbs me is that when he whines “But What about my parents coming” or complains about no one being their,

I want stearnly to remind him he’s THEIR son for one. 2. They invited themselves and 3. most of the plans and so on I got sucked into was made before I knew they were coming.

So far I think there’s 2 suspects but I have three as usually the one, one character goes off about that its that person, end up being the real culprit, but there is at least one other suspect I have…..dun dun Duuunnnnn

One of the 3 I thought were most Suspect, was right, with a twist.

After the case is solve & they go to the wedding setting, it would have been nice if there was at least a page or even paragraph on how the play went(after all that) even if it was just a review from the paper.

I also had to laugh a few times with a couple lines one in which I ask sometimes. See my Favorite lines

Before I wake (uncorrected Proof) – Steven Spurill

Started March (8 or 9)- 15

Redeemed (to read) 8 days NON-series book)

being as I have a proof, these are not the same cover and franky for now I like my cover better, but I’ll see if it fits the story

The Head of Emergency at Hudson General recovering patients are dying and a madman taking over her dreams-Amazon description. (I’m not into the book enough to do my own writeup)

Crime murder mystery which I like but parts of it drag on for me so I skim the parts that didn’t look like they had any information to thicken the brew. Let’s see a quick rehash of what’s going on (beside me taking 8 day to read this & I’m still 100 pages short of finishing, but am DAMN determined to finish tonight! (friday 15)

I think I need to subtract 8 days from the banked as well.. (just a reminder for myself, trying to keep myself honest.)

Before I Wake
Before I Wake

Amy is a widow with 2 daughters Denise & Ellie. She works at Hudson General hospital as head of ER.

Lately she’s been having nightmares, someone is trying to kill her, 4 wealthy men have died of heart attacks that shouldn’t have and an old love comes back, plus sessions with her brain damaged brother. Talk about a full plate, sadly that ‘Full’ plate has alot of fat on it as like I said there’s filler that for me drags on in parts (I hope I’m not doing that with my story UGH)

The last 100 pages is better, though I think there may have been a few paragraphs I skipped or skimmed over. Amy notices the pattern of those heart attack victims and starts stat work ups etc. She starts to do the Cops work for them. (She needs some sort of proof beside the someone trying to kill her. Aside from her family and the kids sitter; EVERYONE is suspect!

This is a toss up

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Immortal – Was like watching the just only reading it.

book Info

Started-March 16 – 20

Banked Days- 2

Quotes: (you know the ‘Scooby gang’ has them,)

Too many to note & frankly wouldn’t be as funny out of context.

a good read for Buffy fans

Immortal: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Immortal: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The story starts in Greece on the island of Kefi overlooking the sea of Crete . Here dwells the spirit of Veronique. Flash Forward a bit and we are on a boat with a couple vacationing and one of them (Cheryl) writing a book on myths & legends and therefore take one more adventure for the book. The island is said to have the spirit of a bucolic. Wait vampires aren’t supposed to have souls/spirits. What the…..!!???!)

Present time we are sitting at the Bronze with Buffy & Xander.

Veronique is looking to bring back some ‘big bad’ to take over Sunnydale (mmm Hellmouth & called Sunny go fig!) Meanwhile Buffy’s going through real life drama with her mom being sick and in the hospital.

I thought this was pretty good, the good ol’ ‘Buffy Banter’ was in there (how can it go from show to novel & there be no telling of the difference in the writing?) As I read the book I felt like I was watching a new episode. After reading this I wish they could do the book series as a second generation of the Buffy series. The only question would be who to make the slayer, as well as cameos.

Knights of the Blood – Katherine Kurtz & Scott MacMillan

I have so far only read the prologue and a few pages in the first chapter or 2 (i’m only on page 30 as of now).

So far we have 1972 and a set of odd killings to what looks like surfers with SS tattoos. The cops ask a local neo-Nazi house if they belonged to their organization or not. Then there’s also way back with what may be someone of the Knights Templar, inspecting a small muslim village. All the bodies are bound hand & feet & some are hung on rafters by their ankles. All the bodies have one similar thing in common, the purple bruise on their necks.

This is not the cover I have. Though I’m not sure if I like this one or the one I have more. This one at least shows on the cover alone what (sort) of is up in the book without giving anythig away. (even thought in the prologue you sort of do)

I think I’m a bit confused with the story. Between what’s supposed to be present time, and the 2 past (or is it just one past with 2 different settings. I’m behind yet again reading this one… (uh oh. Could it be burn out?) I hope its just the story or the writing.

Book Information

Started- March 21-26 making sure I finish today! I think I have around 70 pages to go. so I can bank a day.

Banked= 1

Other notes

I wasn’t going to note any vocabulary but I thought I’d note it being this is the second time I’ve seen august used as a word (not a month or male name)… its used in place of imposing or invulnerable

The mention of a pale Topaz ‘Evening’ ring. If by evening ring, they meant a cocktail ring… then I’ve got one. As soon as I read the line with that in it, I thought of my ring.

Knights of the Blood (Knights of Blood)
Knights of the Blood (Knights of Blood)

WEll this was the 2nd vampire book that was a chore to read (though not so much as the L.A. Banks Book Forsaken I HATED) Parts of the story are in the past others in present and I’m not always sure when its one or the other (well aside from when Officer Hermmond is in a scene).

Some parts droll on that I skipped over that wasn’t needed for me to know as it had nothing to do with the case. Officer John Drummond not only is researching the old closed case but there have been happnings that may be connected to the 20 year old case file. The story is well detailed that I don’t think its flat, a character or 2 may be but I think the most interesting parts are when John goes to Germany. The ending is less than stellar as well. (mmm maybe would have been better as a movie script than a book. Though I’d guess it would end up really campy looking.)

I’m not sure how to classify this book by genre as its not really a mystery as you already know who did it and why.

Night World – L.J. Smith

Night World Official L.J.Smith Site & home of the ORIGINAL Vampire Diaries Books

I do not have the 4th book or Fan guide. I’ll see how the books are, if I like them enough, maybe I’ll get the 4th book.The books I have, each have 3 stories in each.

I thought it was about time to read a series again.

Book 1 information

*Projected time to read -There are 3 stories so about 1 week for each

Start/ ended= March 28 – April 9

Banked= 7 days

Secret Vampire Started-March 28-30 Banked= 4 days

So far I’m just flying through it.. for the first 2 days I read past page 100- or 150 (have to look again) Who knows maybe I’ll finish tonight (Sat 30th) Anyway so far

The story is about a ‘pixie’ looking girl with green eyes and curly copper hair named Poppy who has a twin brother Phil and whose best friend James seems to have some sort of secret and that she also has a crush on. Poppy has been having pains in her stomach that come & go.Finally her mother takes her to the doctor’s office and Poppy ends up in the hopsital for more tests.

Turns out because she didn’t go sooner, she has a cancer that has no spread and has until maybe the end of summer to live. In swoops the best friend with a big secret to save her, and to put a thorn in their side James’ cousin Ash comes to visit. The end of the story is hardly climatic, and doesn’t seem like an ending at all, at least include a one page afterword. Maybe inthe 2nd story it will go on.

Daughters of Darkness starting May 31- April 4 Banked days= 2

This is about 3 vampire sisters who run away from their world. Their vampire life in ‘Night World’ is full of limitations & most think humans are ‘vermin’. The major rules however are like fight club… you don’t talk about Night World or ‘come out’ to or fall in love with a human the the law says are to be put to death. (my question though is, what if its your soulmate?) If you turn someone it has to be cleared with the elders before you do it. The only humans that are aloud to know about Night World are those of the night themselves like Witches of either kind. The 2 kinds are those who know their heritage, & the others which sadly do not; but have some sort of (even if minimal) powers but are called clairvoiant, Psychic etc.

The one character that pretty much is in both stories is Ash the girls’ brother. The cousin of James from the last story, and goes to reterive his run away sisters. The two stories end where it can be just that, or where we may see the characters again. So we shall see how this ends book wraps up, and then series.

Spellbinder Started= April 4 -9 Banked= 1 day

So this go round we have two witch cousins which are more like sisters as they are only born minutes apart. One a trouble maker in the ways of Aphrodite and the other with the specialty for getting in one’s head literally; however Thea uses it mostly to find out how to help an animal.

So far no one from the past two stories have popped up but I’m guessing maybe these might be a couple of Ash’s cousins as well? Thea & her Cousin Blaise (speaking of a ‘B’ witch: by that I mean change the w for a b) move around from family member to family member for each school it seems because Blaise keeps getting them in trouble. They have been expelled four times, becasue of Blaise’s witchy antics playing with boys (her last one burned the school to show his love for her) .

Like with the rest of the night world, though Witches may be human they must abode by the do not fall in love with a human or reveal night world to them, however they all seem to know there is some soulmate for everyone, that they may or may not meet them but what is the rule if they meet them. Is it ok with the night world then if their soul mate is human Whether they be Vampire or witch? Let’s hope if not this story then one of the other 2 books storeis will. Thea anyway has met Eric an athlete with the school playing multiple sports and who comes to the rescue when a snake is being threatened by a group of students which Thea tries to help on arriving at the school. So I was right, the girls are a cousin of Ash through the Blood binding done back in the 16 or 1700’s. Also there may be an answer coming to whether that soulmate thing MIGHT be a loophole, as it sounds l ike its some old magic or something, really called ‘The Soulmate principle’ and jsut may be coming back (seemingly to her family). Maybe they’ll put their stamp on ours & Night World and rewrite some laws. I think I liked this story best of the 3 in the book. I don’t know if its because the good Thea did a ‘big bad’, and well I’ve never done something really bad as far as I can remember, but I recently burned a pot so I had to scrub, and there’s no proof I did it! So I guess in a way I can relate to this one.

Quotes:

“Seem to sort of love you desperately”- Ash to Mary Lynette in Book 1- Daughters of Darkness

“2 wrongs don’t make a right, …. …but 3 lefts do. -Thea & Dani in SpellBinder

Vocab- Tyrannized (every witch in the country) – exercise absolute power, treat or covern a community in a cruel unfair way

There was also mention of a ‘Thet’ knot and a

BROOM plant (looked it up there is one, actually a few varieties. One is ‘Snakeweed’ there’s a dessert one, sweet broom scotch broom

Book 2 Series Information

Started (book) = April 9 -23rd

Banked= 6

Dark Angel

Gillian is a mouse of a girl. Smaller than most and looks alot younger. On her way to school she hears someone calling for help and goes to try to, however this may have been some sort of premonition as she falls and well I can’t ruin the rest. She’s found by her crush who takes her home & helps her out and as for the rest and in between I won’t ruin. I’ll go with just saying what happened was a life altering experience and she makes a dramatic change in her looks with a little help from an angelic voice in her head. (no she’s not crazy) Her classmates start to notice her and she starts to participate in class. What are the five Kingdoms of Life so I got a rehash (as I had to look up the one not mentioned)

Read from April 9-12 Banked 3

The Chosen started April 13-16

We’ve have Vampires, Witches & Werewolves so far it was bound to have a Slayer in it sooner or later. Rashel (who I think is who the cover art is supposed to be of) Her mother & little brother were killed by a vampire when she was five and since she’s just been from foster home to foster home.

So there are so far 3 ‘covens’ (so to speak) of witches in the stories to speak of .

Circle Twilight Circle Midnight (which would be dark magic) & Circle Daybreak which is trying to get humans & the Night world together (basically those who have soulmates join this)

There’s also the vampire ‘underground’ a club etc. each family (liek a crest) is represented by some form of Black flower (same as the names of the clubs) Black Dahlia, Black Iris etc.

Bokken– a sword made of wood that looks like a samurai sword only the whole blade is made of wood, see here

lignum vitae

also known as Ironwood

see what the wood looks like

Banked 3

Soulmate April 17-23

So far this is my least favorite of what I’ve read so far. Hannah a humman thinks she’s going crazy, she’s waking up finding notes in her handwriting that she didn’t write on her toothbrush, in her pillow and so on. She wants to be an archeologist or was it palientologist and her mother is one as well.

convinced she’s crazy, she goes to the only shrink in the montana area. She’s an ‘old soul’ one who’s been reincarnated many times, Hannah’s is such an old one it goes back to the days of cavemen! So far I think the worst of the stories in these books, and definately not even on a ‘favorite’ list if i even have one (though there’s one more Night world book to read after this.) This took me awhile as to me it really wasn’t a good story for one reason or another. I liked the reincarnation idea in it, but things tend to get tedious when you go back & forth between current & a past life.

variegated- having descrete markings of different coloring

Night World #3 – L.J. Smith

Book 3 Information

Started= April 24-May 10 2013

Huntress started April 24-29

I don’t know what took me so long to read this, weather it was I was busy or that I wasn’t into the story but I had to bust my brian readingit the last day as I fell quite behind. I think the last day I had at least 100 pages to read!

I wasn’t crazy about this story. Honestly I’m a day or 2 removed from finishing it, and already I cannot recall anything of the story! Wait that’s not right as I did just think of something. Jez (short for Jezabell) is half Vampire half human this is beyond just falling in love with a human but having a child withone is an abomination. She and her friends are trying to find some big new power that is supposed to keep apocolypse from happening.

The one thing I think I like about the stories & the books is that in some way or another all the stories are intertwined, be it characters from other stories names pop up and so on. To me this is a very complex story L.J. has weaved. (I wonder if she got help from the Norns of Fate?)

Cool Character Names- Valerian, Thistle & Iona Skelton

Banked= 1 day

Black Dawn started April 30- May 5 Banked = 1

So far I’m digging this story, and I think I only read the first 2-5 chapters (they were short though) the first night.

Maggie thinks her brother Miles’ girlfriend is lying about an accident when they went camping. So Maggie goes off to follow after Sylvia and walks right into trouble’s lair. Maggie wakes in an unfamiliar place first of all the imediate is in a horse drawn carrige, second, she’s in some hidden reach of the world that very few know about.

Names- Hortense (?? need to see if i can find where that comes from)

Vocabulary- Seceded – to withdrawl formally a membership of organization etc

*Sorrel– a perrenial cultivated as a garden herb

*(This was a way to describe someone’s eyes in the book and had no idea what it was)

See what Sorrel looks like?

Witchlight started May 6-may 10 Banked=2

Not only do we have the soulmate bond in each story, but now there is the ‘big’ power (I forget what its called) in each story so each one sort of feels like an outline only with different species of characters and such. This one has a were panther or was it puma? I just started it as far as writing so please bare with me. Oh yeah and there’s a dragon shifter in this. The dragons used to rule over all shifters until the witches put a spell on them let’s just say for an extended hybernation. 30,000 years the dragons have been asleep after reaping chaos, and now the Night world (Vampires etc that want to rule over the humans) some how brought one back. Circle Daybreak sends Keller and her group to look for the witch child who is a lost witch and supposed to have a Wild Power. The Witch Child is supposed to marry the son of the First house of shifters for a bond between the witches (which no longer are with the Vampires) & the shifters in the fight for Good.

There’s a Character witht he Name Iliana I thought that was pretty.

Vocabulary- Ironwood

series Information

Started=March 28

Finished series=May 10

Banked (series) = 17

Necroscope – Brian Lumley

Necroscope-

The first book of the series, had to repost as there was a problem with the previous post of it.

There’s a story of 2 Necroscopes those to talk with the dead. One from Russia and the other in England. Only one is the bad version and the other good

Not really keen on how it was written it just doesn’t flow and as previously mentioned, it felt like one page took around 15 minutes (or more) to read. (for me) The chapters are too long, and I think each could have been at least split in half or to thirds. Interesting story but at leat 1 hundred pages too long (if not more) I grew bored of it around page 300 or so, even to the point where I skimmed read the pages just to find the more important parts. I would even doze off reading the book.

Finished for the most part the 24th but fell asleep with a page or 2 left.

Well I started with the prologue on the 12th so its a full 7 days and only 228 pages in… (wasn’t feelning well to ‘Read like a Wolf eats”) I like that one of the characters in one of the sub-plots writes stories and is working on a novel.

The prologue to me was a jumble of babble; it has me confused, maybe more like lost. I felt like I was doing a word jumble only it was with part of a story. There’s something about uprooting, someone who dies, another who can see a glimpse of the future but none seems to interconnect, and I don’t see the connection with the first chapter, as far as I’ve read. The first chapter at least is way too many pages. I hate when chapters are longer than around 10-12 pages as it just feels like it drags. What I’ve grabbed is we are either in London or (communist) Russia (I’ve lost track). The cover of the book says Vampireism, necromancy, Supernatural mayhem & shreiking bloody terror. So far we’ve met one who reads the dead which is the necromancer, but still waiting for the scarey. I would have liked to have seen part of the first chapter as a movie with gore spattered walls etc.

So far it seems more like there’s 3 seperate stories so why not just write it that way and have a smaller book. I think I’m getting a little confused with the what characters are what & to what sub plot of the story.

::Grumbles:: This feels like its taking me forever to finish & I still have about 2oo pages to read I really hope the other 2 books do not read liek the first one. Well the second one is at least 470 pages (yeah… still a few too many for me. The 3rd is 500 and 20 or 30 something pages.

Finally maybe a little more than half way thorugh the book, I think the two stories within are coming together.

This is a crazy sort of story where There’s a Necromancer (but not in the Sorcerer sense) & a Necroscope (the later talks to the dead & they love him etc. The Necromancer is the bad version and steals the secrets of the dead from them.) There’s all sorts of elements in this one by that I mean there’s a litle time travel and things like that.

Book Notes:

started May 12 (This will take me longer being as its 500+ pages so I’ll give myself til 25th)

Finished May 24

Cool names= Dragosani (surname)

Banked= 1

A blurb review by my friend Peter

“They do pick up. The first suffered from Harry’s learning curve throughout the book. They can start slow bu they do get going. BTW, 1-3 are a story arc, but there’s 5 total in the main series. And then there’s like 10 more in sequel series”

Vamphyri! started may 30 Quit June 5th

This starts off where the first ended. The aftermath of the mess Dragosani & Kough made.I’m only on page 69 (after starting it May 29th or 30th) so I have been thinking of putting it off for another time to get through my other books. I like the premise of the story etc. it’s just the writing (for me) style is making it difficult. It does not flow like other books that you end up finishing in a day or a few for whatever ‘magic’ those kinds have over us to plow through it.

I will be very slow in reading this one as it will likely be very slow in reading it so (look below & you’ll see I’ve already started another book

Usually it takes me about 1 mnute or less to read one side of a page, this feels like it takes me 15 minutes to read 1 page! So struggling with deciding on penalizing myself for not finishing & get to another book or series & save this & the next necro book for a time when I’m not on deadlines!

canning rest of series for another time. Its good but as I said I don’t care for the writing.. can you say BATHROOM READER! becasue that’s what this may become instead of the regular reading book.

Series Information started May 12 (giving myself same amount of time or about.. I’m going to shoot for the 10th)

Banked=1

Playing With Fire – Katie MacAlister

Started =June 7

Finished= June 18

Banked= – 2 days (didn’t read fast enough)

Katie MacAlister’s Dragon Septs

KatieMacAlister official site

so I’m around or a little over 50 pages in, and gather that the subjects of the story are supernatural twins by that I mean one is a naiad along with her doppleganger shadowwalker. One is bound to a demon lord and has her stealing from others.

Some mistake her identity for being asian and that’s the fun of this I have so far gathered. Oh right & there’s some dragons (so things may get hot & torublesome)

Wed. 12th- SOOO behind! I’m only a little over 100 pages in 😦 but then I’ve been erraticaly going through some of my stuff so I can sell it at my next tag sale. Plus a couple of other things I’ve been busy with. Oh well guess I’ll have to try a mad dash for a day or 2 or use a few of my banked days.

So some of the info on the dragons is that There are Black green as well as Silver dragons. Wyverns are leaders of the septs. The Black & Silver dragons were part of one sept. and one of them (the silver) cursed the black to never have a mate born to them until one becomes leader of the silver dragons (or something like that.) Between May & her ‘twin’ and meeting dragons I’m sure you know what that’s going to end up leading to.

Playing with Fire (Silver Dragons, Book 1)
Playing with Fire (Silver Dragons, Book 1)

This is a moderately good read. Enjoyable if you like ROmance, Dragons and other fantasy (or supernatural) presence in a story this would be good for you.

I can say this, its never boring, can be a bit funny and portrays a little of all the emotions.

Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon novel – by Keith R.A. DeCanidido

yes the tv show has dripped onto the printed page, great for us diehards who have to suffer through summer

I used to get the official Supernatural Magazine, which would take you inside and behind the scenes. I love reading as well so when they included a chapter to one of the novels (actually I think 2 at different time as I can remember) I love dragons, so seeing this title plus getting to read some of piqued my interest. There is another book Nevermore by the same writer which I think is supposed to have something to do with Edgar Allen poe or his story the Raven so that’s another I’ve been trying to track down & read.

As with the series, a playlist is also included in the back of the book of classic rock and thanks to the show some of those songs I loved that came out when i was born (or before) I know actually know at least the titles to if not the artist.

There’s a mention of Basil Rathbone in the book, which caught me sort of funny as my grandmother is interred across from him in the mortuary.

Started= June 21-26

banked= 0

Ameliorated= to improve or make better

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Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon
Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon

100 years ago a demon tricks a ronin

“The Heart of the Dragon” meaning “Great strength in Character” into moderating an argument between the families of two brides. The demon spreads strife and the mob of villagers thinks the ronin to blame, and execute him.

Present day someone is summoning the ‘heart of the Dragon’ to do their bidding, and take care of their enemies.

(only midway through so more should come)

its a pretty quick read, with a nice flow & the wit we love from the show. Quite honestly I can see this as one of the episodes. (Wish they would pick a book or two to turn into an episode.) Speaking of which, they do note at to where in the Winchester-verse the story takes place, noting it being after one of my favorite episodes called ‘Changing Channels’ which I think may have been season 5.

I like the flashback on page 218 of the boys as kids in the car with John. Sam is already a bookworm or as Dean calls him a ‘Dexter’ (i’m guessing like that of Dexter’s Laboratory. Sam is learning about maps because John & Dean got sick of telling him where they were, at least he had a hobby which he learned th odd Numbers ra North to south and the even numbers east to west The higher the number the further north or east it was located. The Hobby also came in handy when they boys were older, as GPS came into play and would oft send them to a one way (the way they couldn’t go) or a road that no longer existed and such.

I liked the story and at least this novel has the same style and nuances Supernatural fans love about the show. Hopefully I can find Nevermore by the same author soon so I can read that.

More L.J. Smith – These are 2 spereate series

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Dark Visions

Dark Visions wiki page

Started (overall)- June 28th

The Strange Power Finished =July 2

Kaitlin or Kait, has some Psi ability, she gets premonitions in the form of drawings and they can be happening or happen in the future. They don’t just happen in her town or state either. She goes to an institute where 4 others like her (though they have different powers) will have their powers tested as well as learn how to hone their powers as use them when they want as well.

When Kait arrives at the iair port some ‘monk’ attaks her with a few cryptic words of warning, then arriving at the institute, she is describes the exterior of the building and it reminded me of one of the houses in Cape May, NJ that as I called it a “Plum Crazy’ color scheme, 3 different colors of purple. Kait & her new friends start to investigate what is going on and unravel a mystery. This

I’ve so far liked because of the mystery aspect of the story, plus I’ve read it in my normal amount of days.

The end of the story is a little anti-climatic but we move on to the next story

Banked = 2

Chiaroscuro- an art word meaning Light & Shade like in a drawing where you only use black & white)

The Possessed started= July 3

FInished = July 8th

as with the Night World series, this story picks up where the last left off.

The kids are all now on the run, and trying to find some place that Kait has had a recurring dream about that Anna thinks does exist. Kait thinks they may find help at a white house she sees in the dream. Gabriel seems to be gaining new powers & becoming more powerful as well since the incident at Mr. Zete’s house. The group search the coast trying to find this white house to find they have to go to Canada to try to find this white house. On their way, they are the victims of Psychic attacks, of varying sorts.

Basalt- wiki defines it as “a common extrusive igneous (volcanic) rock formed from the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed at or very near the surface of a planet or moon”

Sepulchrally– pertaining to or serving as a tomb, burial

Banked= 1

The Passion

Started July 9 Banked=3 days

Finished overall = July 12

Kait goes off on her own to find and hopefully help Gabriel, as well as destroy the ‘Evil’ crystal. She is attacked on arriving near the Insitute but not sure by who (a bum maybe) and help arrives in the form of Gabriel.

The Forbidden Game (will come back to this at a later date)

will come back to this one in awhile

Forbidden Game wiki page

Forbidden Game Fan SIte

Dark Visions: The Strange Power; The Possessed; The Passion
Dark Visions: The Strange Power; The Possessed; The Passion

Well at least for one it wasn’t a vampire book, though the mention of Psychic vampires but not the same thing. Overall it was ok, nothing really special but I did like the adventure and drama as well as intensity to it. Each character has their own type of Psychic power as well as personality and such. If they make a movie or a tv mini series of it it would have quite the cast of characters. Just when you think one is good it spins around keeping you on your toes so you don’t really know whether to trust them or not.

2013 Year of the Book Series3

Where are all of these coming from?

Honestly I have 2 bags, one in which is full of theblack Dagger Brotherhood series, (I am just missing 2 from that series) and I am trying to save those for last (maybe to start in October or November). I have another bag that is over flowing with other assorted series, No idea which ones right now then there’s ones staked on the to read shelf, I also have some Non-series books in a box in the dining room. So you can ‘see’ why i had started this way back. Once I finish them I put them in the pile to sell at the tag sale.

by now If you are not familiar with the terms of my Quest for shelf space, Then I think I’ll have to sick the books on you! You can refer to Page 1.

The Introduction states some of the rules as well as more in the book worm section.

and I was at good will looking for books to series I am still missing a few to got a few which is good I think I jsut have 4 series left to read (that I have all or most of the books to, but this does not include the 7 books within sight that I need to read

by TwitterButton.com Please do not forget that this lens (series) is anongoing Work in Progress and will not be fully finished until I finish my quest with the last book I read in 2013. So there may end up being 1 -2 more lenses besides the first 2 and this one.

Year of the Book series is now a ‘Book’

Page 1 Index of series, Mission statement Reading journals & Book report Outline Reviews

Page 2 Reviews,

* Page 3 reviews & Banked days tracker You know you’re a book worm…” Books Rewarded & Reviews

The Book Worm

To Reitterate please see Page 1-Rules of this mission & for my reading rules

my Progress

(even though it’s noted with the books, I will use this part as a summary of the current progression of my Mission)

The progress I show here is for the book I am currently reading & finsihed.. A Dirty Job

Sadly I lost track of the estimates from the beginning of the year (I think it was after February or march) so I’m just going to go with keeping up on the “finish in 7 days” rule for the quest. For the the fatter books (as some of them are Multiple books in 1 volume) ‘as long as I finish each story within a week’ or less) You might also want to come back every few days or week as I usually write my review as I read the book & sometimes note something after (even when I’m on a new book)

Check out the current Banked Days stats

Extra Days ‘Prize’ Redemptions
1– reading a non-series type book, (-1 day for each it takes to read)
2– just take a break from reading (-1 per day)
3–add the extra days to finishing those bigger books
–(that might take longer than a week or 2) -1 day for each
4– Buying a new book before finishing another 5 (must pay with 3 days)
~~ #books read so far (see bankd days link above) reward myself with the purchase of 2 new books!
5– Cash in up to 3 as PENALTY for not finishing (for whatever reason I won’t be finsihing a book or series)

Total Days Left= 0 (as of Dec 15)

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Dark Series (or is it the Carpathians series?) – Christine Feehan

Dark Gold

Start= sat. July 13 …

(10:28 pm on Day 7 and I’ve just hit past the 200 mark, wonder if I can read the rest tonight before bed!)

pages= 311

Finish= July 21

Banked= -2

In this there are Vampires (which are bad) & Carpathians, who after centuries if they don’t find a life mate start losing their humanity, and senses one of note they go color blind. Once this happens if they do not walk into the sun to meat death, they lose their soul and turn vampire. Turning vampire means all loss of humanity and doesn’t hold back from drinking the blood of children, in which the Carpathians do not do. Not all humans can be turned, they more likely will go immediately go insane or end up preying on children. The Carpathian’s do drink blood, but they are protectors of their race and hunters of vampires.

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Dark Nights

Started= July 23

pages= Dark Decent 268. (fin. July 30)

If I read the short story Dark Dream 420

Finish= August 2

Banked= -1 (Dark Decent)

a Special Author’s cut edition of Dark Decent with Short story Dark Dream

Wow that model on the cover is hot, I hope the flow in this story is better than the last.

I love the way the story starts out “Veins of lightning ilit the clouds, dancing whips of white-hot energy illuminating the midnight sky. The earth Rumbled and rollled, unsettled and flinching” I th Talk abotu setting the tone and atmosphere! I think this is my new favorite ‘first line’ in a story. I’m going to have to reread some of my poems, as this almost sounds like part of a poem I wrote!

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Dark Dream

started reading it and did not get far, could not take the writing style, You want to grab your reader and Christine Feehan just does not always do that (other than with Dark Decent)

Dark Gold: A Carpathian Novel (Dark Series)
Dark Gold: A Carpathian Novel (Dark Series)

On page 111 and its already the 17th!! I don’t think its rough to read, it reads smoothly enough but I have no idea for the slowness of my reading this one

Anyway. Alex and her younger brother Josh have lost their parents years ago, and Alex is about to go on an interview for a better (paying) job with a videogame making millionaire.

I think I’ve figured out why it’s taken me longer to finish than I would have liked, because Alex & her thick headed stubbornness is a cycle of Aiden telling her over & over why she is his mate, which she can’t seem to understand no matter what way he explains it. Let alone Explaining the ways of the Carpathians

I also came upon some mishaps the editor did not notice be it misspellings or grammar and so on.

I guess another reason it took me long was that the build up was VERY slow. The Book could have had at least another 25-50 pages more edited out of it.

Dark Nights
Dark Nights

So far this is much improved from the other book; easier to read and more interesting. In the beginning we are with Body Guard Joie who is shot in the line of duty and is able to astral project. While out of her body, she travels to some mountains and finds another that is injured. After this interaction she’ thinks she’s going crazy that her mind has made up an imaginary friend or that she now has a split personality. So her & her siblings (Jabal or something like that & Gabrielle) during her medical leave go Mountain Climbing. So we have some adventure to this as well. This is much better and entertaining than Dark Gold was. The writing flows, there’s action and adventure and the character’s are not annoying. So far this is much improved from the other book; easier to read and more interesting. In the beginning we are with Body Guard Joie who is shot in the line of duty and is able to astral project. While out of her body, she travels to some mountains and finds another that is injured. After this interaction she’ thinks she’s going crazy that her mind has made up an imaginary friend or that she now has a split personality. So her & her siblings (Jabal or something like that & Gabrielle) during her medical leave go Mountain Climbing. So we have some adventure to this as well. This is much better and entertaining than Dark Gold was. The writing flows, there’s action and adventure and the character’s are not annoying. Though After the climatic Ending, it’s doesn’t end… we go to a calm end, Which to me should have been done in the middle of the story. It’s nice and happily ever after, but they way it goes it’s just not a satisfying (official) ending. (at least to me.) I will continue on to the next story

Viking Heat – Sandra Hill

Started= August 9

pages= 200+ (have to check again)

Finish= August 17

Banked= -2

apparently I have sadly slowed down on my reading, I guess I’ve got a bit of burn out.

Joy has 3 brothers, her older bro Matt died as a POW and she decides to meet the man to retrieved him. From there she decides to take Matt’s place but she’s in the navy WEALs program. (Women seals). ON her mission somerthing happens and she wakes up with vikings…. Talk about culture shock Oh yeah and Joy is a feminist and a psychologist so what will they do with her way back in the 900’s!

Viking Heat (Berkley Sensation)
Viking Heat (Berkley Sensation)

This is one for the beach.. as if you did you just may finish by the time you leave!

This is a smoothly written book, with sprinkles of humor. The opening does not drag along nor does it stay in one place. It goes from present day to Viking age here & there. My only deal is once in the Viking era why doesn’t the author have a scene where her brothers are worried about her or Seal team is looking for her. The scenes with Bandr and Joy are flirty fun, or her trying to right what in our times is ‘wrongs’ but for that time it’s not. (So she has royaly got to be messing with something in the time space continum) Though I am behind It’s a page turner once I start I don’t want to put it down. Ok well complaint about the Seals or brothers was noted later on. and well enjoyed the book so I’d have to go with a B for this one, and there’s others its a series I believe

Real Vampires series – Gerry Bartlett

Real Vampires Have Curves

So our character ‘GLory’ (to her friends) a vampire is moving from Vegas to Austin Texas and wants to open a vintage store. The Name “Vintage Vamp Emporium’ yes supoed to be blending in, but here ‘Vamp’ means that of a siren or beautiful woman. Like the ‘Vamps’ of the Swinggin 20’s

Started= August 20

pages= 300+

Finish= August 26

Banked= 1

Quotes:

*”Let me show you to my coffin’ -Damien

*”If you weren’t a freak prehstoric vampire, you’d probably kill to taste my triple mocha latte”-Diana

Real Vampires Don’t Wear size six

Started= August 30

pages= 327

Finish= Sept 4

Banked= 1

Quotes:

Real Vampires Have Curves (Glory St. Clair, Book 1)
Real Vampires Have Curves (Glory St. Clair, Book 1)

Good Flow, plenty of Characters (& trust me they are) witty but just amusingly, 80 pages in no full on Laugh out loud quips. Mid-book has gotten pretty funny with more intereaction and ‘laughs in the face of danger’.

The Vampires are pretty superficial and when it comes to fashion (& brands) very A.D.D. They love their Vintage/ retro stuff. This was a mystry/crime thiriller with some paranormal romance. And weould certainly recommend it! The Vampires are superficial when it comes to clothes & They so have A.D.D. when it comes to their fashions and brands. THey love their vintage . Its a mystery crime story as to who is killing vampires as well as a vampire possibly killing another.

Real Vampires Don't Wear Size Six
Real Vampires Don’t Wear Size Six

So Glory is tasked with mentoring a fledgling (what a pain) for the new Vamp council who wanted her to high tail it out of Austin because of the name of her Store (Vintage Vamps-but the meaning is as in the Vamps of 20s fashion and I don’t mean goth.) is not exactly ‘blending in’ but she in a past book had a problem with a demon and could be one of the reasons as well. Now demons are propositioning her to be a soul harvester but she’s only going to get 1 really bad one (that most agree upon is the worst) to help a friend out.

Banked days Tracker

Current # Banked (as of Nov 23)= 15

Lamb- stopped -1

Dracula UN-dead -10

Autumn Whispers -2

A Dirty Job -10 (so far)

You Suck

banked total to date (Dec 15 ) = 0

books Read to Date= 31 1/2

#books earned= 6

Rewarded -4

I have no idea if this is a series or not. One of the customers from my old job gave them to me. They’re supposed to be humor so we’ll see about that.

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Series information

series Started= Sat Sept. 9

(remember I read a book or 2 between)

Finished=

Practical Demon keeping

Sat Sept. 9 – 13th

Banked = 2 days

Vocab= nomenclature– the act or process in name or designation,like as set or system of terms in a certain community ie: Music, art, movies, sciences

Quotes & fave lines: “I’ve seen more intelligence in the crotch lice of heram whores’ Practical demonkeeping

The lust lizard of Melancholy Cove

started Sept 17 – 22

Epaulets– a shoulder ornament worn on military uniforms especially that of a fringed strap Examples

FugueDefination from Merriam webster

Trilobites-a fossile group of marine anthropods that are now extinct

Quotes & fave lines: ‘While a tarryton extra long dangles from her lips dropping long ashes down the front of her sweater like the smoking terds of a tiny ghost poodle’ (this one gave me a chuckle when I first read it

Mavis: “What, you three got thirty years of college between you and not enough smarts to dial a phone without a blueprint?”

Howard: “Astute Observation

Catfish: ” I ain’t got no College”

Mavis “Well cheers to you for being just naturally stupid”

Surfers don wetsuits against chill of storm waves and “white sharks adjust their diets to include shrink wrapped dude snacks on fiberglass crackers”

(LOVE the Metaphors!)

Lamb

Banked= -1 for discontinued reading

read first 25 pages and just didn’t want to torture myself. was getting confused with a few things and the story didn’t flow and a few other turn offs I have with it.

A Dirty Job Will come back to the series to read next to, but first some Halloween reading (like the sequel to Dracula! see below)

Start/Finish= November 13- December 15

Banked= 0 – 10+ days

Frankly I think I’m OFFICIALLY burnt out at this point because I can’t seem to get through a book in a week or less. So I’m debating if I’m going to wipe the banked days (as it is now the 29th of november) or figure something out (‘vacation’) so that I won’t have to. yes a bit of a cheat but with the amount I’ve read this year even though I didn’t get as close to 50 books as I’d hoped, I did read quite alot more than I thought I would. I still have quite a few more books to read, however next years ‘challenge’ won’t have a time limit on how soon I need to finish them. I’ll just read the books to relax and try to enjoy them more.

It’s now December 13th and the banked days are wiped out and basically I am still reading the book but being on page 258 I t hink I’m just going to try and finish this over the weekend & start the next book. This way MAYBE I can finihs on time for the new year (or just carry over but no major challenge like this one)

You Suck

This will be the 177th book I’ve read in my life (at least since making a list of those I’ve read as I read them)

Quotes: (after the big furry cat is shaved) Looked like a big eyed pot bellied protohuman in furlined duct tape boots the feline lovechild of Gollum & Dobby the House elf

“if you were a guy I’ll bet you would. And I’ll bet I’d have to send you to the S & M ATM beacuse the kinky Sh** is extra”

Banked Days=

more books by Christopher Moore

The Stupidest Angel: a Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

Fluke: or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Island of the Sequined Love Nun

Bloodsucking Fiends: A love story

Coyote Blue

Fool

Bite Me

Practical Demonkeeping
Practical Demonkeeping

Well this is an interesting read. It’s supposed to be a bit of a comedy (or so I was told & there are a few) The characters on the cover.. are Travis (the ‘human’ & Catch the demon) THere is a bit of a backstory ( to long to include here) on the demon, as well as how Travis became the keeper. It’s a bit of an adventure, Mystery with other elements mixed in. There are a few characters to keep track of and at time I had to pause to think a bit to be sure I was still with the book. I’ve come across a few mistakes that i think the editor missed as well that I had to re-read the spot a time or 2 thinking I was reading the wrong line.

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

started on 17th and as usual starting off slow. (yeah pretty sure i’m book Burned)

As for the story it was enjoyable funnier than ‘Demon Keeping’ Plus How could you ignore such a cool title?

The chapters are short, and among the chapters are like mini ones dividing up each characters part of the story. Some when they do the story like this is doesn’t really flow and feels more like New York City traffic trying to read whch is a total turn-off, but Christopher Moore pulls it off.

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

Read first 25 pages and for me its just not readable. I was getting confused with a few things in this for one what angel (Chstian, Jewish or what.. is it supposed to be writen at. I’m not religious, so that culd be another reason but someone gave me these books and told me they were funny so I have no idea what this is all about. I tried to get on with it but just cannot deal

I’m only in the first 20-25 pages and I’m bored I’ll see once I get to 50 or 100 and if I still don’t like it I’m ditching it.

You Suck: A Love Story
You Suck: A Love Story

This just might be able to be used as an instruction manual for Fledgling vampires. (or at least parts) There’s some Lough out loud quips in this I’d say this is the best of the ones I’ve read. (Then a dirty job)

A Dirty Job: A Novel
A Dirty Job: A Novel

Our main character Charlie, loses his wife and starts to see red ‘radioactive’ objects. Which turn out to actually be ‘Soul vessles’. THe books has got me wondering what of my possessions would be my soul vessel my ceeal bowl I’ve had since I was a child (which I say I will be buried with), a favorite movie, book, one of my journals or something I made? Oh sorry about that.. Charlie may be death but turns out he’s what one of his kind call a ‘death merchant’ as they retrieve these soul vessel objects & sell them in their shop which is how it should get to the next body. Accroding to the book not everyone actually has a soul. sometimes it has to come along at the right time, if your soul was more mature than you were then when you are finally mature enough or learn from the reason you died in your last life there’s a variety of reasons why one may not have one or have come across ‘their’ soul. Sometimes Your soul is picked up before you die sometimes when you are already. Sadly there are dark forces that from what the book says are Morrigans and are trying to get souls so they can manifest themselves and take over. Bad things happen when one of the death merchants do not retrieve oneof these objects. There is also some dark humor, as well as haha humor as well. Oh I noticed one night the book was glowing and that was after I read about the ‘glowing’ objects that are the Soul Vessel, but it wasn’t glowing like they do in the book, this was glowing in the dark! I thought it was pretty cool. AS for his daughter its a few years later and she’s in school though he’s noticed she has a power when she says a certain word something happens what is that.. you’ll have to read the book. (I’m sure you’ll get through it faster than I have) Not sure how I feel about the end a little indifferent I don’t really think I like it much but certain aspects I guess I like. THough I wish the daughter had a little more to do with things. ^There’s dark & light humor in here so I think anyone can enjoy it P.s. guys.. take the test in back to see if you are a beta male.. ladies… you can do to see if your guy is.

Books Rewarded – The Prizes

Remember for every 5 books I read I can get a new one

and I owe myself one more (so far) for my 2013 reading.

Dracula Sequel! Dracula The UN-Dead by Dacre Stoker – a true sequel from a direct decendent

Dracula the Un-Dead written by Bram Stoker’s Great Grandnephew Dacre with noted Dracula expert and historian Ian holt brings us a true sequal. ‘ Un-Dead’ takes place 25 years after Dracula is killed in his castle. Jonathan & Mina now have a son, Quincey who is in law school but wants to persdue acting and their relationship is (if not already) falling apart.

Our other characters like Dr. Seward is a morphine addict, Lucy’s Finace Arthur Holmwood is basically a broken man who wishes to be with his dear Lucy, and can not get the visions of the horrid night out of his head.

Dracula homepage & research center

Started= October 1st -20th (Dracula Day! & Bela Lugosi’s Birthday)

Dracula Day

Banked= -10

Vocabulary= Kukuri knife

Facts

Around the time the book was to be or was released I had heard (& suppose this could just be a rumor but it was too long ago for me to remember right as I only did catch it in passing) Bram Stoker was planning his own sequel and had some notes already written down.

Dacre worked off notes left by Bram from his original book like his characters and research. Oh how I would love to just see one page (any page) of those notes written so long ago. My wish of that comes true, though not in person but in the last few pages of the book, to my surprise I found the notes. there’s 3-4 pages, characters as well as information on the vampire are two of those).

The ending in the published version of Dracula is NOT the original. The version with the original ended was sold at auction at Christie’s and suposed to end with a big explosion and the castle faling into lava (hope I didn’t mix that up)

Dracula WAS originally supposed to be titled UN-Dead but whoever at least minute changed it to Dracula.

One name i came to be surprised to see in the book was Radu Florescu, seeing the name I thought isn’t that Dracula’s (the real one’s) brother and in fact yes this Radu, a professor is Dracula’s actually decendent! His research was the inspiration of Coppola’s opening scene of his Dracula film.

Read the book (or even just the afterward & Author notes for more little known facts )

also see the other suggested lenses as there’s a review for Bram’s lost journals.

Dracula: The Un-Dead
Dracula: The Un-Dead

UNdead was actually the orginal title of Dracula, only I forget whose decision it was to change it but it worked. (& I don’t mean in the book but i think there is mention of that as well)

The story picks up 25 years after the night they killed Dracula. Un-dead sequel it may be Stoker & his co-author Ian Holt have great story with keeing true to the original but as well as fixing the story of which Bram originally wrote. (read the afterward throw to the end there were copyright problems within u.s. that aloud basically anyone to use the character etc at their own will (basically ruining Bram’s original) Aside from some time revisals our co-authors to liberties to fit their story using the notes as well as Stoker’s Prolog from the Iceland copies as to the ideas of how they would work their story. One of the things is They wanted to Bram to enjoy some limelight and he is written into the story with some non-fiction elements! Then there is the Jack the Ripper murderers as well as Elizabeth Bathory worked into the story. I love the tie ins of these and of how the ending starts to take place the mention of certain things that my mind drifted to thinking of a certain something which surprisingly I had the right hunch where they were going with it.

I greatly advise to read the afterword as well as the authors’ notes that follow, it is an interesting story on how the co-authors put together the story.

If I had a nice deep cozy chair to sit in, I probably could have read half of it in a day that’s how well it flows. The chapters are a good length not long but not too short. If you (like me at times) only want to read 1 or so chapters a day. There’s characters that we meet again from the original book, as well as new ones not mentioned.

Autumn Whispers by Yasmine Galenorn – Yasmine Galenorn (book 14 of the Otherworld series)

So I still have 2 more Christopher Moore books to read but i think I’ll go with starting this one first. Imean the title does fit the season!

Learn more about the series & the AUthor

Otherworld Series ~*~ Yasmine Galenorn

Started = November 1

FInished= November 9

Days Banked -2

In this we learn a bit more about Gargoyles. Now we know a little bit about the woodland type thanks to the girls having saved & raising one at home, but there’s a few ‘races’ of them. Woodland Gargoyles do not have the ability to freeze into statues, but the ‘GRANTICULAR’ type can and do so for centuries at a time and are normally enslaved to spay for their master.(while in statue form they can see what is going on around them)

Quotes Camille or Deliilah called 2 characters ‘Vidiots’

The Next book Crimson Veil is due out in January

Autumn Whispers (An Otherworld Novel)
Autumn Whispers (An Otherworld Novel)

The 14th book of the Otherworld series

So in this Delilah is into her Death Maiden training, to the point where she will be graduating. You know things are not good when Grandmother Coyote (one of the Hags of Fate) come to YOUR door. I think in this book more just may be going on than in past books. 1. There’s someone threatening Menolly at her bar, 2. a couple of Vampire tech nerds’ friend is missing, 3. Grandmother Coyote one of the hags of fate came to the sisters for help of sorts! 4. There’s some very dangerous creepy creatchers they have to get rid of and I would swear there was one more thing! Oh yeah One of their friends found some info on their mother’s side of the family. On first night when they get home the hosue is mayhem while whoever stayed at the house is grabbing pillows & sheets for Iris, who has gone in to labor (a couple weeks overdue)

Also while Camille & Delilha are called to otherworld all hell brakes loose in otherworld with s storm that is attacking the villages Camille realises the storm is sentient. While they are able to get out and home the battle in otherworld rages on while The girls and their extended family (or is it families) take care of the chaos earthside.

The FULL journey of my Quest

Page 1 Index of series, Mission statement Reading journals & Book report Outline

Page 2 Reviews,

* Page 3 reviews, Books rewarded, Banked days tracker

This is a journaling workbook for the kids – (summer reading lists?)

Daily Independent Reading Record and Journal
Daily Independent Reading Record and Journal

I gave this a look over, and thought it was a good way to review the book with the students . There’s ‘cards’ you can copy & cut out . They ask something different and can use one for each day.

So they can have a small journal to use with one of each card to write on for something specific. They can later make a report from it.

Original Tracker

Original # BANKED (from OK series) = 17

redeemed days~ – 3 =14

Banked from a prev. book ~ +1 =

total left (3/8) =15

NON-series read (redeemed) -8 = 7

Buffy Banked +2 = 9

Knights of the Blood +1 =10

Night World Book series +17 = 27

Necroscope +1

Vamphyri -3

Playing with Fire -4

Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon=0

Tracker 2

Total Banked start= 21

Dark Visions: The Dark Power +2

The possession +1

The Passion +3

Dark Gold -2

Dark Nights= -2 (finished day late & quit on the 2nd story)

Viking Heat= -2

Real vampires Have Curves= +1

“” “” Don’t wear size 6= +1

Practical Demonkeeping +2

The Lust Lizard of Meloncholy Cove= +1

Lamb- stopped -1

Dracula UN-dead -10

Autumn Whispers -2

A dirty Job – 10+

You Suck

Banked=0 (December 15)

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