Archive for 23/05/2013

Boxes of Paper

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Published in 2012 by Dutton Books
ISBN: 978-0-525-47881-2

Rating: 5 Stars

I take a strange pride in the fact that I made it to page 245 before I cried.  When a book opens at a support group for kids with cancer, you know that, at some point, you will cry.

This is my first foray into John Green’s fiction (though I did previously read the first fifty pages of this book a while back, but then it fell victim to the Bookseller’s Paradox).  I have, however, been a subscriber to several the various YouTube channels that he and his brother Hank maintain.  They’ve definitely usurped a lot of my television time.

But on to the story.  There’s a lot of buzz around this book, and the fact that it’s being adapted into a film is keeping the talking going.  I’m please to…

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I Love To Read


“Several years ago, I became disabled.  Following an injury, I discovered a dark secret of that horrible polio’: it can come back to haunt you, rendering you severely incapacitated even if you seemed to have escaped unscathed!  A little more writing stuttered out as my mobility was eroded.”

Steve K. Smy. Author

The words of Steve K. Smy taken from his autobiography. His story is inspirational. He is determined to beat the odds. Growing up, “laughter was never far away” . Steve was born into ” a world of hope” which probably contributed to his positive attitude and resilience. Steve , father of three, knows and understands the importance of family. He wrote, “Having a wife and children, and now grandchildren, makes the desire to be an author pale into insignificance.”

EVIL UNDER THE CIRCLE ( Part 2 of G1: The Guardians)

Published: April 17…

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Books Forget Me Knot

WWW Wednesday

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these, but I am excited to bring you another WWW Wednesday – a bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading!

Let’s get started, shall we?

What are you currently reading?

daughter of smoke and boneDaughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I purchased this book quite a while back and just began reading it 3 days ago. I find it entirely interesting! For those who follow myGoodreads, well, you may have seen my updates while reading this lovely read. I just love the concept and the world that Taylor built. It’s high fantasy, in my opinion, and I haven’t read something quite like this since Eragon. I also love that Karou gets to travel the world, going from place to place on various missions.

the forgotten onesThe Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard. I received an eARC of this novel…

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Two weeks from everywhere

www_wednesdays43To play along with this weekly book event, hosted by Should Be Reading, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here are my answers for this week:

What are you currently reading? I am still reading my way through Jesus: A Theography (Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola) and I also just started Before I Go To Sleep (S.J. Watson)

What did you recently finish reading? The only book I finished this week was Moominsummer Madness (Tove Jansson).

What do you think you’ll read next? After I’ve finished the two I’m reading just now, I’d like to get started on God’s Favorite Place on Earth (Frank Viola).

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Pam Webb

“What is real?”

Isn’t that the big question asked in The Matrix?

We live in the real, yet we crave for an escape, hence literature and film and video games.  Yet, as much as we push the boundaries of “What is real” and explore space, time periods, new worlds, ways to expand our minds, change our bodies, there still needs to be verisimilitude.


noun \-sə-ˈmi-lə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\


: the quality or state of being verisimilar
: something verisimilar
veri·si·mil·i·tu·di·nous \-ˌmi-lə-ˈtüd-nəs, -ˈtyüd-; -ˈtü-də-nəs, -ˈtyü-\adjective


<the novel’s degree of verisimilitude is compromised by 18th-century characters who speak in very 21st-century English>

And there it is–like Neo, there is the invincibility that comes from stretching the dream world, and the knowledge of being tethered into reality.

For instance, I can believe a girl from Kansas can get whirled up into tornado and…

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No Genus

In life, you’ll be introduced to a variety of things, things that will be will make you do things that you won’t normally do. You’ll devote extra time and effort to get your fix. About a year ago, I was introduced to Houston rapper, Travi$ Scott (@trvisXX on Twitter) on Meek Mill’s “Dreamchasers 2” mixtape. Since then, I’ve been following the rapper and holding out for new music.

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It's Interesting


The lead singer of the metal band As I Lay Dying has been arrested and charged with seeking to have his wife killed, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.

Authorities said Tuesday that Tim Lambesis tried to contract an undercover detective posing as a killer for hire to murder his estranged wife, who lives in Encinitas, California.

Arraignment was set for Thursday afternoon at North Division Court in Vista.

The department said it learned on May 2 that Lambesis, 32, had asked someone to carry out the killing and an investigation was initiated.

The investigation culminated Tuesday afternoon, “when Lambesis solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife,” it said. He was arrested without incident at a business in Oceanside and taken to the Encinitas Station and booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

Last September, Meggan Lambesis filed with San Diego Superior Court to have the marriage dissolved.

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Mmommy Musings

Pigeon Forge. To most people it brings to mind images of Dollywood, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park along with small  “mom and pop ” shops as well as the Tangier Outlet Mall. However today history was made in Pigeon Forge .Yes, I know you’re probably thingking “Huh? Are we talking about the same place?’ Yes we are but I’ll get to that detail in a little bit.

Pigeon Forge hasn’t always been the tourist attraction that people are used to.In the early 20th century, Pigeon Forge was an isolated mountain hamlet with no major roads. The nearest railroad station was in Sevierville. Bridges were also rare, the only major water crossings being a string of fords along the Little Pigeon. And to all my sarcastic readers a ford is not a car!!

The U.S National Park Service wanted a park in the eastern United States, but did not have…

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