funny- The U.S.

Hey, it's still in the south!

You're Virginia!

Part of the old school, you like both historical sites and crazy
amusement parks. You like saying the word Commonwealth but couldn't really explain the
concept or how it applies to your life. You like five-sided shapes, five-cent pieces,
and possibly anything else having to do with the number five. Every now and then, you
discard chaff from yourself that you just don't feel you need. And since you've been
wondering... yes, there is a Santa Claus.

Take the State Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

animals- robins eggs

Two for the Dough

Book #22
Book Title: Two for the Dough
Author: Janet Evanovich
Genre: mystery; thriller
# of pages: 312
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: B+
Short description/summary of the book: (taken from Sassy, brassy Stephanie Plum, the bounty hunter from Trenton, N.J., introduced to acclaim in last year's One for the Money, returns to track a bond jumper through her blue-collar neighborhood known as the "burg." A local funeral home, a slimy undertaker and mutilated corpses figure large in the search for Kenny Mancuso, who, having shot an old high-school friend in the knee, posted bail with Stephanie's boss, her cousin, and then disappeared. When the old friend is shot again, fatally, Stephanie reluctantly joins forces with her sexy enemy and love interest, Trenton homicide cop Joe Morelli. While looking for Kenny, Stephanie also searches for 24 caskets stolen from Spiro Stiva, heir apparent of Stiva's Mortuary and also a high-school buddy of Kenny's. As body parts, cut from "clients" on view at Stiva's, are used to warn people off the case, Stephanie and Morelli spar in a lively if expected fashion and Stephanie's feisty gun-toting Grandma Mazur forsakes her usual routine of talk-show TV and attending wakes to join the fight against crime. Readers will likely stay a few steps ahead of the sleuths, but the sharp repartee and Stephanie's slightly cynical but still fond relationship with her family and the burg hold a treasury of urban-style charms.

My Thoughts: This is a funny funny series so far. I can't wait to see what adventures are ahead for Stephanie Plum. I am interested to see what also happens between her and Morelli.

22 / 50 books. 44% done!

Next read(s): Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer.

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book- Twilight

New Moon

Book #21
Book Title: New Moon
Author: Stephanie Meyer
Genre: YA fiction; romance
# of pages: 563
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: A
Short description/summary of the book: (taken from Recovered from the vampire attack that hospitalized her in the conclusion of Twilight (Little, Brown, 2005), Bella celebrates her birthday with her boyfriend Edward and his family, a unique clan of vampires that has sworn off human blood. But the celebration abruptly ends when the teen accidentally cuts her arm on broken glass. The sight and smell of her blood trickling away forces the Cullen family to retreat lest they be tempted to make a meal of her. After all is mended, Edward, realizing the danger that he and his family create for Bella, sees no option for her safety but to leave. Mourning his departure, she slips into a downward spiral of depression that penetrates and lingers over her every step. Vampire fans will appreciate the subsequently dour mood that permeates the novel, and it's not until Bella befriends Jacob, a sophomore from her school with a penchant for motorcycles, that both the pace and her disposition begin to take off. Their adventures are wild, dare-devilish, and teeter on the brink of romance, but memories of Edward pervade Bella's emotions, and soon their fun quickly morphs into danger, especially when she uncovers the true identities of Jacob and his pack of friends. Less streamlined than Twilight yet just as exciting, New Moon will more than feed the bloodthirsty hankerings of fans of the first volume and leave them breathless for the third.

My Thoughts: This is a great series! I think I liked the first book more, but this was a great read as well. I cannot wait to read Eclipse (which I just ordered). I heard that there is yet another book in the series that will be released sometime next year as well.

21 / 50 books. 42% done!

Next read(s): Nightwatch by Sergei Lukyanenko.

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Music Meme

Comment and I'll give you a letter. In your journal, list 10 of your favourite songs that begin with that letter.

I got P from thetinydemon.

+ Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
+ Purple Rain - Prince
+ Pink - Aerosmith
+ Photograph - Nickelback
+ Picture - Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow
+ Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps - Cake
+ Pretty When You Cry - Vast
+ Papercut - Linkin Park
+ Pimp Juice - Nelly
+ Pump It - The Blackeyed Peas
animals- nerdycat!

(no subject)

Book #20
Book Title: Dead until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: fiction
# of pages: 292
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: C+
Short description/summary of the book: (taken from Having an affair with a vampire has one main benefit for Sookie. Her predilection for reading minds doesn't seem to work with him. But as is common with vampires, violence follows in his wake, and she becomes afraid that she might be more than just a spectator.

My Thoughts: I thought this was a decent read, not really great or terrible. I thought that the mystery of who the killer ending up being was interesting, but the whole Sookie/Bill thing was just a no-no. However, for some odd reason, I want to read the rest of the series.

20 / 50 books. 40% done!

Next read(s): New Moon by Stephanie Meyer.

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