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Sep. 16th, 2012

mocha

"I'll be wearing nothing but a tatoo and a smile"

Today featured a trip to the library.  I needed to get some more books from the Guardians of Eternity series by Alexandra Ivy.  Yes, they are some what stereotypical of the dark paranormal romances (this is in part because they are an older series) but me likes.  Keep in mind...Christine Feehan's still probably one of my favorite authors. :D

Also picked up the first two books in the Marked Souls series by Jessa Slade. Having the " a novel of the marked souls" on the spine with three other books caught my attention first since I do like series.  Seduced by Shadows sounded interesting on the back cover but 74 pages in and it's giving me a headache.  I did get pretty sick last night and have felt off all day so I'm not giving up on it...but it'll go to the bottom of the pile for the moment.
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Sep. 14th, 2012

mocha

"She has a hard time coming when she can't hit back*

So....I've really been failing on keeping up with what I'm reading. I like to look at the plus side of that however...aka I'm just reading too much to keep organized with the titles. :D   I've slowly been moving away from the paranormal series (most with some romance in them) into straight up romance books.  I guess I feel I can handle the happy ever afters in my books again even though my ideals of love and romance have taken a big leap into a bottomless pit. 

I have NaNoWriMo in the back of my mind but I'm doing my best to leave it there.  The desire to attempt the challenge has been there the last couple years but when it comes time...I've choked.  So, we're just gonna let that sleeping dragon stay napping a bit longer.
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Sep. 3rd, 2012

mocha

The one where nothing much happens

Still reading although, with vacation over and having found the charger for my MP3 player, not reading as much as I was before.  Read a couple Lindsey McKenna books. Old-fashion harlequin romance...where everything just seems to happen the way it should.  Not a lot of gut-wrenching emotions to make a reader cry her heart out or believe love can eventually overcome all odds.   In other words, I found myself skimming a lot of the two books.  All well. 

I have about four other books I'm kinda casually reading.  The last book in the James Clemens Wit'ch series, the second book of the House of Comarre series by Kristin Painter, The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett, and Shaded Vision by Yasmine Galenorn. The last one will probably get finished first.  They are all good...just...my attention span for fantasy books isn't extremely fixed on anything at the moment.

Haven't really thought too much about writing this pass week. Mostly been dealing with work and how much I'd really like to not have to go there.  The overall social environment is just getting more and more toxic.  I miss 3rd shift when I didn't have to deal with this crap.

Bought Guild Wars 2. It's ok...but it's a good thing there's no monthly subscription because I doubt I would have been bothered to continue to pay for it with WoW's next expansion on the horizon.

Aug. 24th, 2012

mocha

I've no idea...

So, I stumbled across a group of books with a modern western setting and characters at my last visit to the library and thought...ohh...cowboys..southern antics...all good.  But, while i suspected it might be a series of some form or another, I couldn't tell for sure so I picked up a couple that sounding interesting.  I tried reading one yesterday and just....ugh.  I so want to like it but I feel like I've walked into a small town where I'm very much the stranger.  I can't connect to the heroine at all...in fact, she's pretty darn annoying. The hero for the moment seems to only be there to provide a reason for the heroine to come up with snazzy comments to her friends.  36 pages in (with some skimming of the pages) and I think I'm done.  One more reference to the song where the book's title came from and I might be tempted to tear the page up (it's a library book..that would be bad).... Silly me because the song lyrics as titles were another reason the books caught my attention....who knew i'd be beat over the head with it in just the first chapter alone.

Very Disappointing.


On the plus side...once I ditched that book I settled in to Jeaniene Frost's Once Burned.  Loved Vlad in the Night Huntress series...and after reading this book I still do.  Bones is still top fav though. :)
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mocha

Normal is relative to non-normal

As life has settled into a pattern of sameness, I've been able to get back into the reading groove with the help of the local libary.  After getting rid of over half of my book collection with moving, I've cut back massively on the actual buying of books.  Unfortuntely.  On the plus side, the local public library here seems to buy from a wide range of publishers including small ones so there's a nice variety. 


There are a lot of supernatural/urban/horror fantasy type series out there, aren't there?  Oh boy. I'm having a hard enough time remembering the ones I was reading. Now every trip to the library has me finding new ones on top of the old ones I barely remember. 

Currently, been reading Christine Warren's The Others series.  The stories are nice- fast and entertaining. It's just the timeline is all screwy in the way the books were released.  So confusing but I've finally manage to get my brain to just let it go and enjoy each book on its own.  


All the reading has stirred the creative mind, but not quite enough for me to break through the mental block of actually writing.  The craving is there though.
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Aug. 23rd, 2012

mocha

Rising out of the LJ grave...

It's a zombie! 

Or....maybe not....

Jan. 6th, 2011

mocha

A new...something

It's a new year. That's about the only thing definite in my life at the moment. At some point this year there will be a new living space for me. I'm hoping when that comes to pass I'll be able to work on...well..a new me. Will there be new writing? One can hope when the stress of the last couple years starts to lessen that there will indeed be words put to the page. But there's no guarantee. There never is in life, is there?

I was gonna start a new journal. In fact, have tried several times but never managed much beyond a howdy post. Do I have things to write about? Probably. Will I write about them? That's still up in the air. But once upon a time I had a few friends...a few i still see listed on my friends list here. Whether or not some of them still use live journal...I don't know. But if I'm gonna ramble on about this and that and the other thing, I guess I want to take a chance on at least someone who might be interested having the opportunity to see it rather than just hope some random strangers happen across my words and find them mildly interesting.

The past couple years have been....lifeless. Funny how depression can sneak up on you. Oh, sure, you kinda notice it sliding up beside you but you just shrug your shoulders and ignore it. The method always worked on the kids and co-workers who liked to hang out at the edge of the group..pretending to fit in when they didn't. Eventually they went off to find another group. And, if you're really good at only seeing what you want to see, I'm sure depression seems to do the same thing...slips away to darken someone else's door.

It doesn't. It's much more devious then that.

In fact, it doesn't go anywhere at all. And neither do you. You might think you're getting somewhere but you're not. Instead you're enveloped in a invisible cloud and over time dragged down into a pit of darkness where depression has its wicked way with you many many times over. Life goes on pretty much normally until one day you get a glimpse of a light far away and wonder what the hell is that?

You move a little closer and a few things around you start to look a tad different with the light starting to reflect off them.  Why is that sitting there in the middle of the floor?  What is all this dust? Why doesn't anyone clean...oh, wait...anyone well...that would be you, wouldn't it?  Unfortunately realizing the mess one has found themselves in when depressed is only a tiny tiny step in trying to get out of the darkness.  But, my fingers are gripping tight to the edge of the pit and i've been working hard on pulling the rest of me out these last couple of months and no matter how much is going on in my life at the moment, i plan on continuing the good fight.   

The alternative really isn't worth mentioning, now is it?

So....here's to 2011...a year for enlightenment.
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Oct. 26th, 2009

craving to write

Brief Update

Kinda excited about NaNoWriMo getting ready to start.
Been reading a bit.
Some family stuff going on hence being quiet on here again. :-/

Sep. 28th, 2009

bah

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It's a cloudy...somewhat chilly day. Rain has been here and is due back.
I've only been up for about 2 and 1/2 hours.

Is it too soon to go take a nap??
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oh noes

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Must...go...to...sleep.

So not tired.

This sucks.

Sucks enough to put my ugly mug up. Scary, ain't it? lol

Oh. Oh...but wait. I wrote a tiny bit today. Well, I guess it would technically by yesterday. But regardless, words were achieved. 2 handwritten pages of them. Go me!

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