December 20th, 2010 (04:12 pm)
current location: Gma's House: kitchen
current song: Two Step From Hell: Illumina: Painted World
Mother Nature has decided to let the rain stay. Not that I mind at all, because hey, I love the rain. Nothing beats sitting inside, curled up in bed with a good book, watching tv or playing a game, while listening to the pitter patter of water falling outside. Although, having it pour cats and dogs while there is crazy fast winds and then having to drive to work in it? That part, I don't much care for. Which, is what my day is going to be in a bit when I leave for work, because it is CRAZY outside. Normally when it rains out in my beck of the woods, it rains off and on for a few days, if that. It started raining last week and supposedly it isn't going to stop raining until Wednesday. And it has been a constant, steady rain. Something I don't think many of us here are used to. So far, I'm not sick of it, but we'll see how long that lasts.
Christmas is five days away, and yet it doesn't feel like it. I don't know if it's because of the weather, a busy schedule at work, or what. At home we don't have a tree, but there is one up and decorated at my Grandma's house, but I missed out on decorating. Listening to Chrismas music has put me in the mood and while I did enjoy writing cards, it didn't help as much as it has before. Maybe I'm just in some sort of funk? It also doesn't help that Christmas with my family isn't going to take place until after Christmas, because people are going to be out of town. That, and thanks to both my work schedule and the fact that my family decided to change the time, I'm going to miss out on making tamales on Christmas Eve.
But, I'm not giving up hope that the Christmas spirit will come and find me!
Last week my friends, Carrie, Marissa and Sabrina and I got together to celebrate Christmas. I had a fairly easy time getting them gifts (solitare chess for Sab, a Harry Potter book and Loreena McKennitt cd for Carrie, and bake-ware for Marissa). The three fo them had apparently gotten together and all chipped in to buy me a combination Christmas and birthday gift, which took the form of a Nintendo DSi and two games. I was very surprised and have been having fun messing around with it. They got me a Super Mario Bros. and Pokemon game, because they claim that the Pokemon games are crazy addictive.
Book-wise, my last post said I was in the middle of four different books. Well, I've since finished two out of the four, Tempest Rising and On The Prowl.
-Tempest Rising: It wasn't too bad. An modern-day fantasy taking place on the East Coast with its main character being half selkie. The story itself was only okay, and while I did like the characters, things happened a little too fast for my liking with the two main protagonists, Jane and Ryu. That, and those two spent waaay too much time in bed fooling around with each other than actually doing anything, in my opinion.
-On the Prowl: Only worth it for the first two short stories, Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs and Inhuman by Eileen Wilks. Having read the other two books in the Alpha and Omega series and due to the title of the book, I figure each of the fours stories would center around werewolves or creatures of that nature. That wasn't the case with the last two stories, which might be why I didn't care for them (along with the fact that they didn't hold my interest, and the last story was more sex than anything else, meh). I really like Patrica Briggs, and this short story was the first in the Alpha and Omega series, where both Anna and Charles me for the first time, and I like Anna and Charles.
While I still have my Victorian Fairy Tale book and Mother Tongue, both of which are my long-term reads I pick up from time to time when I feel like it, I've grabbed another from my "To-Read" pile to give a go: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar. The back reads to file it under "STEAMPUNK: Alternate History! Reptilian Royalty! Diabolical Anarchists! Extraordinary Adventures!" We'll see how well this one turns out.
What are you all reading?