just contemplating

February 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

So I’ve  been  thinking  about  the  Zombie  apocalypse,  as  one  does.   What  would  I  need and  what  would  be  the winning item to  have  the corner on.   I  have a  cold  ,  so  my  first  thought  was guaifenesin.  But  then I  thought ,  the  person  that  corners  the market  on  steam is  the  winner.   It  is  good for  colds and asthma and  sore  muscles  and  cold  weather.   It  is  also  really good  for  cleaning,  especially  if  you  have a microfiber  cloth.   And  of  course  it  can  be  used  as a power  source.   I’m pretty  sure  with the current  tech in  plastics  and metals  we  could  do  stuff  that  was  more  useful  than  early  attempts  at  steam  power.

just  contemplating

( and no,  I’m  not  so  worried  about  vampires –  they  are  smart  enough to  know  they  need people – so  they  will do  what  they  can  to keep  the  cattle  happy )

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Vampire Novels

August 19, 2009 at 3:52 pm (book review, books) (, , , , , )

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Somehow I ended up with two vampire novels in my bag this weekend. Which meant I read one right after another. Marked by P.C. Cast and Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Both take place in a world where vampires have always existed and there are schools for young vampires. I have to say that I like Marked better.

In Marked, Zoey finds out that she is a vampire — or a fledgling– she won’t fully become a vampire for a number of years. In fact, her body may reject the change and she might die. Vampires seem to be more involved in the world with humans. There are a lots of mystical elements — Cherokee myths, and old earth religions mixed into a contemporary world. I really like Zoey, her friends, and the adults in the book.

In Vampire Academy, the world is different — the vampires are separate from the rest of the world, and live in an old fashion hierarchy. Magic seems less important ( but I think that might change ) than fight strength. I have to say that I don’t really like most of the characters. Every one is supposed to be smart, but I don’t see a lot of brain power being used.

I loved Marked and can’t wait to read the second in that series. Vampire Academy, well , I will read the second, but not right now. And yes, both were much better than Twilight.

( and no, no one can turn into a bat in either book)

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So if you ever watched Buffy or anything else Vampire related

July 20, 2009 at 6:13 pm (fun) (, , )

This sign for a church is really, really funny and slightly suspicious …

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librarian movie

December 4, 2008 at 5:41 pm (fun, library, movies, tv) (, , )

Love it the new librarian movie – dec 7th- has vampires. Bliss Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Videos « WordPress.com“, posted with vodpod

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Wicked Game

July 17, 2008 at 10:09 pm (book review, books, library) (, , )

i decided to take pinkwerewolf’s advice and read a book. Well, talk about a book I finished a day or two ago. And to prove that I am not just interested in superheros and supervillians. I like vampires , too. Wicked Games by Jeri Smith-Ready is an excellent vampire novel.

Ciara Griffin is an ex con artist that needs an internship to finish her college degree. She finds a job at WVMP, a radio station With DJs that are unusual . You guessed it , they are vampires. The station is about to be sold to a big corporate radio station. Ciara uses her skills as a con artist and the outong ( ?) of the vampires to try and save the station.

Things I liked:

1) The vampires are dangerous. and not sparklely.

2) Our heroine can take care of herself.

3) Sequel is possible, but not needed

4) Ciara is a con artist and we see the cons

Thing I don’t like:

1) Ihave to search for more books. No more books by Jeri Smith-Ready in my library.

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