Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Dragon, a dog, a cheeta and a platypus walk into a bar....

This is going to be a very random post but that is one of the reason I set up this blog, it's so when something random hits me that I want to write down I have a place to put it. So today's spaztastic musing is about people and their favorite animals. My sister asked our family what was our favorite animals and I couldn't help but notice that we each picked an animal that best represents ourselves.

My ma picked a Cheeta. Graceful, fierce and quick.

My dad the Platypus. Odd, rare and funny.

My sister a Dragon. Magical, fiery and powerful.

Me I picked a dog. Loyal, kind and very playful (maybe even a bit hyper).

What's your favorite animal?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

This is my first "Waiting on Wednesday" post and my blogging has fallen to the way side lately so I hope that I can revive my blog with this new weekly post.  "Waiting on Wednesday" was created by Breaking the Spine (learn more on her blog).

Anywho, I thought I would do my first WOW post about "Last Sacrifice" by Richelle Mead since yesterday us Vampire Academy fans were given the chance to read the first chapter (check out her blog to read this sneak peak) of this greatly anticipated 6th installment. I read it last night and I am dying for it for be December 7th (that's right it's less than a week away and I can barely contain my excitement!!)

The Vampire Academy series is about a strong willed and firey damphir Rose Hathaway and her best friend gentle and kind Vasilisa (aka Lissa) Dragomir a royal Moroi and last in her family line. In case you don't know, Damphirs are half human/half Moroi, this means they do not need blood to live (like the Moroi do) but they are stronger and faster than your average human. They are the protectors/bodyguards of the Moroi, who like your traditional vamps need blood to live but unlike them they are more elegant and dignified and have special powers connected with the elements (earth, fire, water and air), these are the most common elemental powers, there is also Spirit, which is extremely rare (so of coure Lissa is a Spirit user). The Damphirs protect the Moroi from Strigori, which are basically what you would picture a terrifying vampire to act and look like. Supernaturally strong, fast and evil. Strigori are Moroi who chose to kill other Moroi and humans when drinking from them. They can only come out at night and are basically very very scary.

This series has everything you could ever want from a vampire based series: undying love, battles, political intrigue and a sassy hard ass strong female lead who is constantly kicking ass and making you shout "You go girl!!"

The last 5 books we have watched Rose do anything to protect her best friend, do anything to save her true love and now in this new installment we will watch Rose battle for her life. December 7th can not come soon enough.

Inspiration: "You can't force love, I realized. It's there or it isn't. If it's not there, you've got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you've got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love." Richelle Mead (Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2))

Joyful Tunes: Mariah Carey - All I want for Christmas is you