More books…

Sorry, it’s been a while. I’ve been trying to get my stuff together for moving in June, plus working, plus reading my balls off. I know I’m a chick and don’t have balls…shut up.

 

Anyway, I’ve been reading a lot of new authors lately. Besides my BFF Marc’s books, I’ve hit on some really great ones. The Talented saga by Sophie Davis, Winter Haven by Athol Dickson, The Judas Kiss series by Angella Graff, Rippler by Cidney Swanson, Mohawk Moon by N Kuhn, The Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis, and many many more. I have over 200 Kindle books, plus the 10+ boxes of actual books, plus the books on my phone and on my ipod…Yeah, I got a lot of books. If you want to find plots for those books I mentioned, just type the book titles in the search bar on amazon.com. Most of the books were free, or ones I won in contests, but either way, you won’t be disappointed. I’m not that easy to please for books, and those all got to me. I love them all. You can also check out some of the authors pages on facebook, just type their names in the search bar. I’m not going to put every single page link in here, you can do the work, it’s easy.

 

So, enjoy the post, hopefully enjoy the books, and have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the way, I HATE SNOW…

Current Books

Sorry it’s been a while, but I’ve had a busy few months with getting things settled to move in a few months, working a lot, reading more, and bowling. This is going to be a quick blast of all the books I’ve read and where you can find them.

The first one, is called Starr Frontiers: Fragments, by M.J. Mitchell. It’s a space story, and really well written. Image

The next one is called The Eslites by C.M. Doporto. Short story about aliens. Image

Next, The Dominus Runes by Peter Lukes. Alien hero sci-fi story. Image

All these stories are incredible. The Eslites is a 4 chapter short story, hoping it gets extended into a full-length book. There are other stories I’ve read that are just as good. You can find me blabbing about them on my Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Goodreads. Read them if you have the chance…

Highlands, NJ

It has been over 2 weeks since Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast. By this time, homes are being rebuilt, businesses are being re-opened, and lives are starting over. Many towns were utterly decimated. Seaside Heights boardwalk is destroyed. Sandy Hook lives up to its name and is covered in sand. Many houses and buildings can’t be fixed and will be torn down. This sadness is overwhelming.

They will rebuild.

The people of the east coast towns are brave and strong. They have weathered this storm, along with many before, and many in the future. Their hopes will not be destroyed like so many homes. Their lives will be changed, no doubt, but they are stronger for it.

They will rebuild.

So many places have opened their space for people to stay until power was restored. Some places still may not have power. In these desperate times, they depend on the charity of others. And many places and people have stepped up to offer that charity. They have hope again, because they know they can never give up. They are the people that I look up to. They are brave and strong and will keep going even when hope seems lost. They find it just around the corner, from the store that gives them milk and bread, to the shops that offer batteries for flashlights, or a power strip to charge a much needed cell phone so they can contact relatives to say they are OK. To the people that share space in their homes so that others have a place to lay their heads for the night. To the police, fire and rescue that help people evacuate when the time draws near.

WE WILL REBUILD.

Time Flies….

I know it’s been a while since I last blogged. A bunch of stuff has happened, of which, I will tell you here, whether you want to read it or not. If not, then close this window. If so, read on, my loyal followers…

My sister had a kid a month ago. This makes 4. She now has 2 boys and 2 girls. The most recent is healthy and happy, and all are doing well.

My husband turned 47. Yikes…

My job is going pretty well right now, but still in the market for another one.

The house I grew up in, spent 9 years of my life in, is up for sale at a lower price. Must. Have. House. I will do what I have to in order to get it. If you don’t like that, then kiss my rear end.

My car is officially dead. I have been spending my money on a rental until I can get another working vehicle in order to work. Much harder to do than it sounds, since all spare money is paying for the rental. Have to have a car to go to work to make money to pay for the car. The never-ending cycle of death continues…

The quest to lose weight has dropped me down 36 pounds since I started. Not too shabby…

Big Brother 14 is over, Ian Terry won, the 21 year old from Pittsburgh. I could have used the 500k too…

I am reading The Lord of the Rings. I am 2/3 of the way through it. People say it’s a hard read, but you know what? It’s not. It’s fairly easy, just extremely long. Over 1000 pages. But that’s ok, it’s nice to read what was left out of the movies.

I am currently trying to enjoy my life, such as it is, until things turn around for the better. That’s the best I can do…

Big Brother 14

I am a HUGE Big Brother fan. There is no other way to say it. I watch the show 3 times a week, and watch the Showtime show, Big Brother After Dark, 7 days a week. I record it to watch it when I’m actually awake. My dream is to one day get on that show. Everyone needs a dream…

This season, they brought back four former players to be coaches. Dan, Britney, Janelle and Mike Boogie. A few weeks went by, and houseguests were evicted. Next thing you know, the coaches are given the chance to enter the game as players. 3 of the 4 coaches hit the button to enter, so they ALL had to enter. First eviction of a former coach was Janelle. I think that was good, I never cared for her gameplay. It’s one thing to twist someone’s words around a little to make them a target, but she made up blatant lies and got her former players to do the same. She was caught in her web and sent home. Good thing. I could never play a game like that. Personally, I’m rooting for Britney or Ian.

I have watched almost every season, with the exception of a few in the beginning. I watched the first 2-3, missed a few, then watched again. I don’t know why I missed those few seasons, but I got back into it. I had the online access to watch the live feeds 24/7, when it was still free. Now they charge. Blah. But I also go to see a website called Jokers Updates. Search it out, they are awesome. Or click here: http://www.jokersupdates.com if it shows as a hyperlink. If not, just copy and paste. They give you details from the people that watch the live feeds. So if you miss something, you can go back and look to see what happened. What you see on the show 3 days a week is NOTHING compared to what actually goes on in the house. Makes me wonder if those people at Jokers get paid for watching all the time…

I have a while to watch before I have to leave for work, and I hope I get the whole thing in before my shower, but there are no guarantees in life, so I will leave you with one final comment…

 

GO IAN AND BRITNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Olympics…GO USA!!!

I am a HUGE Olympics fan. When they are on, I do nothing and watch nothing but that. Unless Big Brother is on, but that’s a different story for a different day. Right now, we are watching women’s trampoline. Earlier was men’s basketball. Later is Track & Field. So excited…

I honestly can’t tell you when I got interested in the Olympics. I knew my whole life I’d never get to be IN them, but that will never stop me from watching them. I watch the medal counts, the ceremonies, and as many competitions I can find on the television. I cry when the USA wins gold. I’m excited when we win ANY medal, but gold is the most precious. I’m also a sucker for the stories of athletes and hard-luck stories.

I cry when watching the opening and closing ceremonies. The way the different countries present the stories is very emotional to me. This year, the one that got me the most was when the ring was being forged in the middle of the arena, it raised up and was joined by 4 other rings floating in from 4 different directions. It was beautiful. In Bejing, just the synchronization of all those people beating the drums got to me, plus the display with the people inside the boxes, raising and lowering them and the people popped out at the end and waved to the crowd. It was beautiful.

The 2 different Olympics are Winter and Summer. This year is Summer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming, diving, bicycle racing, archery, shooting, judo, ect. In 2 years it will be the Winter ones in Sochi, Russia. Winter, skiing, figure skating, speed skating, snowboarding, CURLING!!!!!!! I don’t know why, but that has become my favorite winter olympic sport. I was going to actually try to organize some of us into a co-ed curling team…just try to find somewhere around here to play. It’s a bit like bowling, only using a giant marble with a handle, flat on the bottom, and aiming it at a circle like shuffleboard. Just the slightest twist of the handle on release will make the stone “curl” into position. The others on the team have little scrubber brooms and sweep the ice smooth to make the stone go a bit faster, or not sweep to slow it down. I really want to be on a curling team…it is not restrictive to the young and fit. ANYONE can do it. Major appeal there…

Oops, ran a bit over on this one…gotta go watch the end of the trampoline……..

Movies

If you’re like me, you’re a sucker for a good movie. I am addicted to Lord of the Rings, and have a countdown until The Hobbit comes out. I watch at least one of the 3 movies every day or night. Right now, The Two Towers is on. That’s really the only one they play on cable, and I hate that. They need to play all 3. But, I’m a geek, so I have the extended version on DVD.

Another of my favorites is the original Star Wars series. For the time, the graphics were pretty good. I think if they re-did the first 3 movies today, there would be an overload of CGI to make it “look” good, and in my heart I feel it would ruin the integrity of the films.

My favorite single movies, without sequels, are Jaws and The Goonies. I know Jaws has sequels, but I don’t care for those much. I absolutely LOVE the original. Great story, awesome actors, and the shark was actually pretty good once the creators got past all the mechanical failures.

Don’t get me started on The Goonies. Well, ok, get me started.

The beginning shows the teenage brothers at home pining over the fact that they can’t afford to keep their house because the rich b***h in the town is going to buy everyone out to build a lame golf course. In a town where it rains. A lot. Idiot…The friends of the younger brother show up, wreak havoc in the house and discover a map in the attic. What to do?? Of course, you can guess, they go in search of it, to save the “Goondocks”. Who wouldn’t want to stay with their best friends in a neat town?? They ditch older brother, run out to find treasure, and then big brother finds them. Joined by 2 girls, chased by criminals, this whole movie is a riot from start to finish. I find myself, even after all these years, still cheering through the film, cursing the baddies, hoping against hope that they find the treasure to save the town. I love this movie. Plus, the “truffle shuffle” kills me every time….

I’m not against cartoons either. I love Disney movies, I sing along with them, and still cry at the end of most of them. My favorite is Beauty and the Beast, followed closely by Tangled and The Little Mermaid. How can you not like a chameleon and a crab?? They are just so cute…

I don’t mind scary movies, but I have to be in the mood. I prefer the fantasy types, the based on books kind, i.e. Hunger Games, Twilight, Harry Potter.

I plan to watch more movies as they come out on cable, since it’s hard to find time to go to a theater. Although, at some point, I have to make it to my local one, they serve full meals with the movie…not just popcorn and pretzels. Yeah, I gotta try that.

Gandalf just saved Theoden from Saruman, and Eowyn is crying from happiness. I’m off to watch the rest of this flick…again.