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Longwinded October 18, 2008

Filed under: Book Reviews — givenpeace @ 10:19 pm
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Currently Reading: Tommy Sullivan Is a Freak by Meg Cabot

Just Watched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1: ‘Angel’

I have always been a fan of Meg Cabot (for as long as I have read her books) and even though many times before I have remarked upon the racing-off-the-topic thoughts that seem to waffle from the minds of her teenage character, I have never seem it displayed so blatantly as it is done in Tommy Sullivan Is a Freak. The plot is all well and good (don’t get me wrong) but the waffle! It simply drags to way beyond the limitation line.

I find myself constantly thinking ‘hurry up to the present, to the dialogue. Why the hell do I want to know the 22 reasons why Katie doesn’t drive a car‘ and then the next page which relates the ‘REAL’ reasons why she doesn’t drive a car!’ I honestly tell you, its appalling! Then we have the list of all the ‘sicks’ she is, from car-sick to sea-sickness. God, it doesn’t even have any relevance!

However aside from the absurd amount of (IMO) unprofessional longwindedness, the book certainly has many unique qualities that I have not yet read in any of MC’s previous books. Her more recent books however are another matter. The heroines (in the books) seem to be more complexly developed and more real (meaning that they seem to fit into the role of a typical teenager). I wonder if this is only because these books are more recent so more in tune to current ethnology.

Whatever the reason I have to say that I really enjoyed Princess Diaries No.9 which was probably the most mature and spectacular book in the series. Which really surprised me as I have only ever read the first 3 in the series and find Mia Thermopolis to be rather circumlocutory, so now I’m actually looking forward to the last and final Princess Diaries No.10. Which happens to take place (quiet efficiently IMO) during her 18th birthday, because for how long can a girl remain 15? No wonder the books drag.

Moving on: I just read L.J.Smith’s latest story update, this one is about Jez and Morgead from her Night World series. Its very long and slightly disturbing however we see a glimpse into their past that just made my day (…or night) =].



Restless October 17, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — givenpeace @ 11:29 pm
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You often relate to being restless; you’re either just too lazy to think resourcefully or you simply want out and maybe sometimes you really just don’t know what to do. But today I actually had this approximate 15 minutes of mind-convuling, nerve shaking period of restlessness.

I had just finished watching the Ugly Betty Season 2 finale where we end off on a totally odd cliff-hanger and this (odd) yet cool song and the inmage of a black-suited Daniel a.k.a: Eric Mabius(& son) pack up to leave his only, ever (family) job. Yet how can a mindless drama and the current obsession of Mark Walden’s H.I.V.E series lead to such a moment of restlessness when my head starts to spin like the aftermath of Oblivion and you’re incoherency matches Clark Kent’s abysmal dress code (in the first seven season; He is after all starting to look more presentable, now that he no longer works on a farm and has to ‘dress to impress’).

So that’ that for my first blog not much but a attempt.