Saturday, 28 August 2010

Meet Little Ted

Ok so I finally remembered to plug in my phone so now you can see little Ted too...

Friday, 27 August 2010

Book 15 and 16 The Vampire Diaries: The Fury/ The Reunion by L.J.Smith

These were a little difficult for me to get into as they are the third and fourth in the series and I have been living under a rock and haven't as yet seen the TV show to get a feel for the story. There were a lot of characters already established within the plot, but saying that L.J.Smith did give a little background but I think I would need to read the first 2 volumes to get to know them a lot better. Once I got past that though I did get swept away with the plot and thoroughly enjoyed both books immensely. And this now has added another DVD to my wishlist...Oh Christmas is all taken care of for the next few years... Here's the backpage:
The Fury:
"Elena struggles to control her desire for blood. Damon hungers for the golden girl and revenge against Stefan. Stefan is tormented after losing Elena, he will do anything to get her back. Even if it means becoming what he once despised..."
The Reunion:
"Elena is threatened by a terrifying evil. Damon, summoned by Elena to face a common enemy, puts his trust in the brother he loathes. Stefan attempts to keep his promise to Elena and protect the town from its most powerful villain yet..."

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Book 14- The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

Phew! This was a mammoth tome of a read and considering a lot of it feels like the cataloguing of the Mayfair family tree my concentration never seemed to waver. I enjoyed it immensely. Here's the backpage:
"On the veranda of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking. And the witching hour begins...
Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches in this engrossing and hypnotic tale of the occult spanning four centuries- a family given to poetry and incest, to murder and philosophy, a family that over the ages is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being"

Book 13-Stray by Rachel Vincent

Although this is a book about werecats it made a refreshing deviation from the almost exclusive vampire related reads of late. I really enjoyed it and was happy to learn that it was the first in a series so I could add even more books to my ever growing amazon wishlist.
Here's the backpage:
"There are only eight breeding female werecats left... And I'm on of them.
I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds. Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.
I'd been warned about Strays- werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.
This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back... for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty, I'll take on whatever- and whoever- I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out Strays 'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them..."

Book 12 - Never Bite a Boy on a First Date by Tamara Summers

I really liked this, it was quirky and funny and as it was for 11+ (says a lot about my mental age, hehe) would appeal to most vampire fans.
Here's the backpage:
"When we found the guy and saw the holes in his neck, the cause of death was obvious.
"It wasn't me" I said,
"I make one mistake and suddenly every little vampire attack is my fault? That's so unfair!"
But it doesn't matter how much I protest, unless I can prove my innocence I'll be spending the next decade in a padded coffin. So now I'm on a mission to track down the real murderer. I've narrowed it down to three suspects.
All acting suspiciously.
All boys.
And all very cute..."

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Little Ted

Well as of tomorrow little Ted will be 2 weeks old, we had him on the 11th Aug at 00.38, weighing in at 8lbs 1 he's a little cutie and G loves him to bits although I did catch her trying to pick him up..But Dubs not that fussed it might be because he's and G's 4 going on 40...
I got a rest in the hospital from having a C-section so its all good!
Now its just adjusting to the sleep deprivation and catching up on all the mundane housework etc...

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Encyclopedia Bloggetry Microblogs

This is so good I never even thought of microblogging before but its nice that its 2000 characters so I can ramble a little bit more that with a tweet and also because I signed up with my twitter account it automatically posts my microblogs to me twitter account too which is really good...
I think everybody should have one. so just go HERE and sign up!
Its so good!!

Red Dead Redemption Giveaway

Hey have you seen this! You could win a copy of Red Dead Redemption for the Xbox 360! Just go to Econolover and check it out its open until the 31st August so get your skates on!!

A Crazy Few Weeks

Well as you already know the arrival of Little Ted draws ever closer and its been a manic few weeks since my last post on the subject. I thought I was going into Labor for a start with 4 weeks left to go which was pretty scary and got to spend the entire weekend in the hospital turned out it was just an infection that can set off early labour and really bad back ache from trapped wind due to Ted lying funny which was super nice of the little monkey. You can Click Here to read hubbys take on it, well the subsequent week anyway. It was nice having to take it easy though and hubby cut off all my hair so now its a super short bob cut and totally less hot and sweaty which is really good when your as big as a house and the weathers been super warm.
Then we had Dub's birthday which comprised of three days of family visits starting with the mother in law which got me a little angry to say the least after she made me feel completely stupid and I even felt so bad I apologised to her even though I shouldn't have.
The reason being that Richard, my hubby had gone out early morning to get some last minute bits and bobs for Dubs birthday and came home feeling sick so I tried and tried to call M.I.L. on her mobile to ask her to make her own way to our house on the bus.
( She's the only family member that needs picking up from anywhere and I don't know why because I know for a fact she can get here by herself because she managed it a bit ago leaving Hubby waiting for her at the train station not knowing where she was until she turned up at the house.)
Anyway I kept trying to call her and it kept going to voicemail. The train arrival time came and went and it wasnt until FORTY FIVE minutes later that she calls us to ask where Richard is and complains that she doesn't know which bus to get on and that shes just missed one and that she's had to walk to the other end of the station, which I thought she meant to use a payphone I felt so bad I apologised and then Hubby checked the number and she had only rang from her mobile after all. And then later once she had been in the house a while she said that her phone didn't show any missed calls trying to make me out to be a big fat liar when all the while Richard was sat there, and he did see me try to call her a lot so she looked a little silly for that.
After that my sister came to visit on the tuesday and then Grandad and his wife came on the Wednesday, my mum didn't come because she had given Dub his gifts the weekend I was in hospital. Here's hubbys take on it Click Here
And that almost brings us up to date.
Well I had my birthday yesterday and for the second year in a row I had a tooth issue, Yep I got an infection and been in pain since the weekend but at least got some antibiotics from the dentist on Monday and now I can almost eat properly again and the swellings almost gone down on the side of my face, still hurts like hell though but at least I can leave the house without being chased with flaming torches and pitchforks.

Book 11- Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite

Phew this book was quite heavy going and was a lot darker than some stories I've read recently. It still had the Vampire theme but I liked the way Brite decided to make them into another race from humans and take away the preconceptions of vampires biting and blood rituals to turn others into their kind. It made a refreshing change to have their angst focused elsewhere instead of the searching for the perfect human to transform them into their eternal companion. But by taking that notion away Brite gave them the ability to procreate so also giving them the posibility for a choice in whether to procreate or not but maybe its just me being overly observant but the idea of contraception was never discussed within. I don't think it would have helped the plot any and since most vampires wouldn't care less about it I guess it probably would have been silly to include it.
It was a very refreshing read nevertheless. Here's the back page:
"In the French Quarter of New Orleans the Mardi Gras revellers concealed a group of pleasure-seekers who preferred to wear black. For Zillah, Molochai and Twig the party had been going on for centuries, fuelled by sexual frenzy, green Chartreuse and a cocktail of vodka and innocent blood.
Nothing was born in horror and brought up in suburban Maryland. Even before he ran away to find his true hone, he suspected he was different from other teenagers. And when he had his first taste of human blood, he knew he was right.
Ghost was a visionary singer of the band Lost Souls? When Nothing was drawn into Zillah's fatal circle, Ghost had to decide whether he should try to save the boy from himself- or abandon him to his bloody birthright"

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