Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

"In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will; the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart." ~goodreads

Well this might have **spoilers*** because I just feel like I can write it any other way.

Well I have to say I closed the book feeling throughly pissed off. Not because it was awful, it was of course so well written that got me emotionally involved. Cassandra Clare never disappoints even when she makes me so angry.

I loved the twist and turns in this book. The betrayls, the things I couldn't even guess and of course the love. I felt like I was looking around every corner of my house waiting for a Clockwork monster to pop out. I also enjoyed the addition of Gideon and his affections for a little lady.

Now Tessa, well I just wanted to climb right into the book and slap that girl. I swear if she said Jem was so good and and kind one more time....Tessa I felt was very judgemental in this book. She was so willing to see Will's flaws even though he supposedly broke her heart. If her heart was really invested in him she wouldn't have given up on him so easily. Jem on the hand she judged in a different way, holding him on pedistal. I feel like she is a little on the needy side, just wanting someone to love her with the least amount of effort. Jem is safe, easy and uncomplicated. Her witty side does not come out when she interacts with him though. She's not the Tessa I liked so much from the first book with him. If she can't decide between the two then maybe she should choose neither. Of course she would be alone then. The whole thing just had me fuming.

People said this was truly Jem's book. I didnt really get that from it. I still don't really feel like we know Jem in depth. Just scraping the surface of him.

Well see though. I'm beyond anxious for the next book of course.        

Steampunk fascination

I'm really starting to get fascinated by the whole Steampunk thing. Jewelry and such....


Like this cool looking necklace. I might have a bunch of new steampunk inspired graphics when I have time to make them. When I was in college and sometime after I used to sell fine jewelry. My favorite watches were always the ones that you could see the movements inside. Especially the jeweled movements that come with finer watches, so I guess I have always been a little steampunk.

Hmm...

I was looking at my Goodreads list and I noticed these two books that were next to eachother in my list.....

Nerd Power

My nerdiness branches in all different directions. I like to think I can relate to any type of nerd, which in my field of work there are quite a few. So when I find out that books I love are being made into mangas/manwhas/manhuas I get pretty excited. So seeing ID as a manga (even though I think the art looks more like manhwa) I'm over the moon. Cassandra Clare is of course the author and Hyekyung Baek is the illustrator.


Hello handsome Will.....












 Lucky for Jem white hair always looks good on a manga character
Of course there is also Tessa

There is no time at Christmas time

Wow I've been so busy I have not had a chance to read so I only get through about 20 pages of Clockwork Prince a night. Which is absolutely shocking! Tis the season I suppose. I did get to stop by Anderson Bookshop on my way to a Christmas party last night and take a gander at books I want to buy. Including their lovely collection of signed copies. They have quite a few. Even though I have both of Ally Conde's books already there is something enticing about an autographed copy. I would much have an authors autograph then one from an actor/actress.

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

"It's 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They've been best friends almost as long - at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh's family gets a free AOL CD in the mail,his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they're automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasn't been invented yet. And they're looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.
By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, they're forced to confront what they're doing right - and wrong - in the present" ~goodreads


I really enjoyed this book, in fact there were parts that I couldn't stop laughing...."What the hell happens to Pluto?"...but I was also a teenager in the 90s so it was easy for me to relate to this. I had heard a lot of buzz about Jay Asher and Crolyn Mackler before reading The Future of Us and I really felt like it delivered. The book flips back and forth between the two perspectives of the main characters and i felt like it was well done. I didn't get confused or lost with what was going on, it had a great flow to it. It was also nice light reading, the plot was simple but in a good way. I kind of felt like it was delivering a message about the way we used to communicate and the way do today. That the snippets you see people write on facebook doesn't tell the whole story. That everyday we make choices that effect what happens to us in the future. Like the book this review is simple, it's a great light read that I highly recommend especially if you were a teenager in the 90s.

DSBS

My children have been ill, so it means long sleepless nights for me (that don't include reading). I did want to post up that many blogs are participating in a word hunt. It's to get a glimpse of the Dirty Sexy Balcony Scene that ended up on the cutting room floor from the VLC Clockwork Prince trailer. Check out Mundie Moms for the rules.

A Brain full of Nothingness

Poor little blog I'm trying to make you lovely. I can remember a time when I was actually a decent writer. I wrote a 500 page novel when I was in middle school, now granted it didn't make a whole lot of sense because I had a zillion notes in the margins of things I wanted to go back and change. Needless to say I ended up throwing those tattered notebooks out, which I now regret. Not because I think it could have been the next great American novel, simply because it's a funny little anecdote of my childhood. I used to like to give captions to life events that I would call my reader digest headlines. I'm not sure why I called them that, I haven't picked up a readers digest in years, it was fun though. For some reason as I grew older all of that has flittered away out of my head. Now I simply have these epic book dreams, as I call them, that I relay to my husband who encourages me to write them down. I find myself not able to put pen to paper....or type to word document...how would you say that nowadays anyway. I will however make a better attempt at making this blog entertaining and alive. I'm not sure how yet but if you have any ideas, please share.

CP Release

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare is released tomorrow and I am very excited. I'm thinking of dressing up as a Shadow Hunter and standing outside of Anderson bookshop at midnight....well not really but I do miss those Harry Potter days. My reading of said book might be slightly delayed only because after spending my moments drooling over the books that Susan brought back from her conference she has loaned me The Future of Us. So beautiful Will please wait for me!!

Matched by Ally Condie

"Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow" ~goodreads


As with a lot of books I really was drawn to the cover of Matched by Ally Condie and after reading the book you realize how fitting it is. I enjoyed the character development of Cassia in the book, rather then flipping from loving the Society to hating it like someone flipped a switch. We instead see her start to have doubts and try to push them away. Then slowly as pieces come to together she starts to see the cracks in the Society. She even has points where she can understand how for some people the Society is a good thing. I felt she came to the decision of how she felt about it more naturally.

The love triangle is a difficult one because I loved both of the guys. Like the title the two boys are equally matched with their good and bad qualities. I also like the clever ways they kind of compete for Cassia, instead of punching it out.

There are definitely some twist and turns. You think something is one way and then it turns out to be another. I felt paranoid for the characters that someone might always be watching them. Kind of like a horror movie where you want to scream, don't go through that door idiot.

The writing had a nice flow to it. I felt the book progressed at a good pace. I'm looking forward to reading Crossed. 

Who wants to be a Legend??

Mundie Moms is having a Legend giveaway and to be honest. I would have judged this book by it's cover. It did seem very enticing but reading the goodreads summary and the fact that her inspiration is Les Miserables which is one of my favorite musicals. I'm adding it to my to-read list.

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Skeletons in the Closet

So I found a whole bunch of wallpapers that i have made over the years. So I will post those up. I can't remember a lot of details about them but I'll do my best. I also found this that i had made possibly using a tutorial but I really liked it. When I use a tutorial I have a tendency to stray and start doing my own thing. I for some reason like tragic photos like this. Makes me wonder about myself sometimes.

Running on the treadmill to nowhere

I have some catching up to do. I read both Catching Fire and the Mockingjay recently but I have not written a review for either. I haven't decided if I will. I also found a bunch of graphics mostly wallpapers that I made ages ago. That I will probably post this week. I will try to catch up.

Spoil Me!!

Thinking about it today I've come to realize I can't be spoiled. You could tell me the ending of a book and I will still read it because I want to know how the characters got there. Let's face it we usually have an idea that the girl and guy are going to end up together. Sometimes you don't which guy but your sure the girl is going to end up with one of them. I enjoy plot development when I read and it's hard to spoil that unless you read the book word for word to me. So go ahead don't be afraid...spoil me.

Tea and a movie

So I saw Breaking Dawn this Saturday and I have to say not bad. There was some cheesy music moments and a couple cheesy comments. A little bit too much reflective thought for me but for the most part it was pretty good. I don't feel like I wasted money but I have to say. I love where the ended it and how they did it.

Twi-not


I didn't make it to the midnight showing of Breaking Dawn last night. My best friend and I had plans to go but due to a family medical emergency it didn't pan out. So I'm curious and excited to go see it. Although I actually did not particulary like the 4th book as much as the others. I've noticed how my decline of love the books is the opposite with the movies. The movies seem to have gotten better and better as each one comes out. We will see.......

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

"In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.



Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love. " ~goodreads


Boy did I resist this book. I'm only mildly interested in the dystopia drama. It seems to have flooded the market kind of the same way vampires did after Twilight. After years of resisting and the constant insisting that I would indeed like it, even though I suspected otherwise.....I picked it up. That was the end of me, I cruised through the first half of the book the first day. Probably depriving myself of sleep more than I should have. There is just something about Suzanne Collins writing that makes The Hunger Games appeal to so many different demographics. I like to say that I am oddly addicted. When you really think about what the story is about you have to wonder about yourself. I found myself pretty anxious to get into the games and I don't even know why. I think it's so easy to identify with the characters that book itself almost gives you your own adrenline rush. This book is just an absolute must read and I find I can not explain my love for it any more than I can about Harry Potter. It is just that good.

World Prematurity Awareness Day Nov. 17th

It is easy to not really think about things that don't directly affect you. It doesn't make anyone a bad person it is just how it is. I was a supporter of the March of Dimes after my son was born. He was born healthy, happy and right on his due date but having him put the world in a whole new perspective. I never expected that my next child would be born prematurely. My pregnancy was perfect right on track until about my 30th week, then I noticed a large amount of swelling. At my next doctors appointment they put me on bed rest and sent me for a bunch of test. Even though my blood pressure was normal I turned out to have 3 times the amount of protein in my urine than even someone with pre-eclampsia would have. I was immediately taken to the hospital and everything escalated from there. I was 32 weeks pregnant and I managed to go from pre-clampsia to severe pre-eclampsia to eclampsia in a matter of days. My blood pressure was 173 over 107 with medication and they started pumping me with seizure medication. When my kidneys failed they came in to tell me that they were going to have to take the baby out. I still remember the complete terror I felt and I began balling. I kept thinking in my head can't they find some way to keep her in. I was lucky to have a terrific nurse who kept me as grounded as I could be in that situation. My daughter was born at 32 weeks and was 3 pounds 11 ounces. By some miracle she was able to breath on her own when she came out and I held her for a minute before they whisked her away to the NICU, due to my condition I was not able to see her again for the next 24 hours. When I was finally detached from enough machines that I was able to go down to the NICU my little baby was inside an incubator that had little doors on the side you could open and poke at her. She had oxygen tubes and a feeding tube going through her nose and had to be under the special lights. Despite the good prognosis it didn't make her being in the hospital any less scary nor does it make any less heartbreaking when you have to go home without a baby. In the United States 1 in 8 babies are prematurely and not every baby gets to go home like my daughter did. When I donate to someone like the March of Dimes I'm not just compelled by the fact that my daughter was a preemie, I often think of the little boy who was in the box next to hers. Only 2 pounds and had to be resuscitated at birth. Having a baby might not be on your radar but there might come a day when you find that you, a family member or a friend might be sitting in a NICU staring at their little baby in a box. Fighting for their life.

March of Dimes

Hungry for the movie

I have about 50 pages of The Hunger Games left that I will finish tonight. One of the reasons I finally caved in and read the book was because I really liked the movie trailer. So check it out.

The Hunger Games

The Avoiding Game

So I finally decided to stop resisting and read The Hunger Games. I'm not sure why it took me so long to pick it up but I'm like that with most popular series. Harry Potter and Twilight I was the same way and became an uber fan of both. So we will see how I feel about it. The libarians are telling me I have to give a report of my thoughts. So away I go....

What to read....what to read

I haven't quite decided what I want to read next. I was undecided then dived into Carrier of the Mark and finished it quickly. I was debating over rereading Breaking Dawn before the movie comes out this weekend but I'm not sure about that. So for now I'm undecided, until perhaps later tonight when the kids go to sleep and I can't resist picking up something.

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon


"From the moment she sets foot at her new school in Ireland, Megan is inexplicably drawn to the darkly handsome Adam DeRis. But Megan soon discovers that her feelings for Adam are tied to a supernatural fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that unites them could be their ultimate destruction." ~ goodreadsCarrier of the Mark gave me a little bit of Twilight deja vu. Girl moves to new town living with her dad. She is drawn to the mysterious boy who is a loner along with the rest of his family. Once it got off that track though it found it's own plot. I really liked what the made the family so "strange". I've always felt that things incorporating nature seem a little more realistic to me. In a whole if magic was actually real sense. I enjoyed the writing and the character development. I was a little confused on some of the bloodlines. I felt like I needed a chart but I got the jist enough to understand what was going on. I liked the ending even though some things were tied up in a manner of speaking it still left some unanswered questions. Question that I want to know the answer to and will definitely be diving into the next book as soon as it comes out.



A Need so Beautiful by Suzanne Young

"We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be Forgotten...


Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.


But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become--her mark on this earth, her very existence--is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.


Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny--no matter how dark the consequences" ~goodreads

I actually read this book a little while ago. It was another one of those Borders going out of business pick-ups. I couldn't resist the cover, it's almost like it glows.

I have to admit, I'm a sucker for a happy ending and from the moment I started reading this book I knew.....I knew it wasn't going to be so simple. I put it down for an hour thinking I was mad at it, how could this be happening to Charlotte and then quickly scooped it up and read like my life depended on it. I had moments when I was angry at characters and moments when I was just sad. I loved Harlin's dedication to Charlotte even though she was acting out of sorts. This was a great example of sacrifice for the greater good but I honestly had moments where i was torn between wanting her to be selfish and wanting her to fulfill her Need. We all sometimes struggle to do the right thing, nobody is perfect. I loved that about this book.

Eve by Anna Carey

Eve by Anna Carey

"The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.



Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life." ~goodreads

I would have to put Eve by Anna Carey in my..I enjoyed it but not overly wowed...category. I really like the overall concept of the story. Having a plague ravage the world leaving few survivors that have to rebuild society. It's not something we haven't ever heard before but everyone puts their own twist on it.

It was an easy lighter read for me, which is not a bad thing. I could tell that this was the first book in a series because there were many questions left unanswered. I couldn't say the ending left me hanging from a cliff and salvating for the next installment but I did enjoy it.

I noticed some familar themes....Eve herself has a little Wendy from "Peter Pan" going for her, with the exception of having to fight of sexual advances. This of course is no Neverland though with the wild strays having a bit of "Lord of the Flies" going for them.

The romance was cute not epic but I did believe the chemistry of the characters.

I will probably read the second book because I feel an authors writing grows just as much as their characters do. So I'm curious as to how some of the issues will be worked out and how some questions will be answered. I wouldn't run up to you on the street and say you have got to read this book.

Cover Reveal

I'm not quite sure when this cover was revealed but it showed up on my goodreads today and I'm pretty excited.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.


But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. ~goodreads

Wow. I have to admit I wasn't so sure how I was going to feel about this book. The enticing cover and rave reviews had me curious enough to pick it up at the store when I saw The Night Circus. I have to admit that I am very glad.

There is something magical about the writing style of Erin Morgenstern that I encountered in this book. I felt like the words had their own magical dance as much as the circus they were describing. I felt mystified by them. It was such a pleasure to read. The plot itself might seem like it moves along slowly but I don't really feel like that is the case. I think it's all in the way you read it. If you are look for that simple love story where two characters meet and make lovey dovey eyes at eachother, then ya the plot is slow. I think this book is so much more complex then that however. I was a little confused by the years at the beginning of the chapter, it did bounce around quite a bit. I really didn't feel like it made a difference as far as reading it though.

The love story in this was so unique in the fact that a large sum of it takes place without the characters even meeting eachother. Due to that fact you really feel their angst and their devotion to eachother. So when they finally meet you can feel the explosion of chemistry between them.

The circus itself was amazing. I'm reading to run out into a field and see if the circus has come to my town. The descriptions and the ideas for the acts were terrific with rich details. I am definitely a Night Circus reveurs and will be wearing my red scraf.

Once Upon a TV Show

I was home yesterday and decided to watch the first two episodes of Once Upon a Time....I haven't quite decided what to make of it. I'm all for modernizing and the fractioning of fairy tales, giving them new life but I'm not sure this show has hooked me. When they do flashbacks of what happened in fairy tale land it almost seems kind of cheesy. Which i think turns me off to it a little bit. Has a little bit of the Pleasantville feel, where everything is black and white and as they have "break throughs" then there will be break throughs of color. Of course there is only been two episodes and I do think it's worth giving it at least 5 episodes so we will see how it progresses.

All You Desire by Kirsten Miller


"Haven Moore and Iain Morrow have been living a blissful life in Rome, an ocean way from the Ouroboros Society and its diabolical leader. But paradise is not to last. The mysterious disappearance of Haven's best friend, Beau, sends the pair running back to New York, where they encounter the Horae, an underground group of women who have spent centuries scheming to destroy Adam Rosier. Only they can help Haven uncover the secret to Beau's whereabouts in one of her past lives. But their help comes at a price: Haven must infiltrate the Ouroboros Society, charm Adam Rosier, and lure him into a trap. It's a plan the Horae believe will save the world-but Haven and Iain fear that it may destroy the happiness they've been chasing for two thousand years." ~Goodreads


I actually picked this book up at Borders when they were going out of business and after I started reading it I realized it was the second one in the Eternal Ones series. Just with that first chapter I was already hooked, I stopped reading, ran out,bought and devoured the first book. I love the idea of reincarnation and this is the first book that I've ever read that really interwines it into the story and does it well. With the first book I found myself hating the "bad guy" and rooting for Haven and Iain. In this book I started to pity Adam, even like him. I found myself not feeling sure who she should end up with. I even started to understand his bad ways! Being able to explore the characters past lives gives them a depth that you don't usually encounter in other books. The mysterious Horae was a nice touch to the balance of good and evil, showing you that not everything is black and white. A lot of times a cliffhanger ending in a book will leave me angry, this one however left me wondering if I should be cheering or worried. I can't wait until the next installment to see how these characters continue to develop. I love that I don't even have a guess as to what new conflicts they are going to encounter.

Oh how Graphical

I've been adding graphics. Mostly wallpapers right now and basically what i can find on my hardrive.  I want to redo the page so it's easier to navigate but at least I've got some posted for right now. So feel free to decorate your desktop.

Out with October, in with the rest of the year

October is my favorite month and so when I decided to take on the task of revamping my blog, probably not the best month. I spend lots of time outdoors and stuffing my face with everything pumpkin flavored. I have read quite a few books this month which I will be posting my thoughts on soon. Whether you want to read my thoughts or not is up to you. They are coming though...so be afraid...very afraid.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

So I'm slowly revamping this page. I haven't quite gotten off the lazy bus to get more detail in creating my own layout but i have a new header and a new name. For me that's major progress. So we will see where this leads, it's not as if i had a million followers before or that i plan to get a million. I have not yet written my great american novel and become a super talented writer. Everything takes time....:o)

Borders how you did me wrong

I've tried to get into Barnes and Noble, I have really tried. I have trial membership, I've been ordering books online but it just feels cold. I miss the feel of the Borders stores all comfy and cozy. Drinking my green tea latte and eating my snickerdoodle cookie while i kick back with a good book. Not a laptop mind you a book. I spent hours wandering around and judging books by their covers, picking up random reads. I felt like I actually got discounts too. Barnes and Noble feels like a cold book turning machine, trying to get everyone to switch over to their Nook. I'm sorry but I love the weight and smell of a good old fashion paper book. So Borders you have left me high and dry.....I'm just saying.

Wow

Wow. I haven't looked at this blog since 2008.....
I do remember having good intentions for it. Maybe posting some of the avatars and wallpapers i make. Especially since they sit on my computer and i don't do a whole lot with them. Maybe reviewing books since I cruise through them like it's my job. Instead my poor blog has sat empty. I have a wealth of knowledge yet i lack the motivation to share it. So I will have to consider revamping this blog and actually picking something to write about. I'm sure nobody (and I mean nobody) will be shocked if I don't accomplish this feat. Thanks all who pass through and say what the **** is this.