Thursday, September 16, 2010

Check In

As always its been a while since I have written, but don't get me wrong I've been reading..... lots.
About a month ago I finished a 2 book series, currently a third one in the making by Maggie Stiefvater with her fantastic creative skills in her brilliant novel Shiver and its follow up novel Linger.

Shiver: "For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human... until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever."

This novel you may mistaken for another rendition of Twilight, without the vegetarian vampires. However I found it too be much more interesting, with no connection to Stephanie Meyers transformation and existence of werewolves. The existence of these werewolves in Shiver makes you think that if there really were werewolves in existence this is probably how they would have come about.

To take a turn of events now I am reading The Bad Place by Dean Koontz, and although I love all of Dean Koontz' books I must say this one is oddly weird. I am only about 100 pages into the novel but so far I have found a cannibal, a man who has no idea who he is but always finds blood on his hands when he wakes up from sleep, and two twin girls who has an odd way with the animals. To make this book even crazier apparently they are all related, with some kind of super powers. When did Dean's books become all about the supernatural?

To add in a little interesting facts, yesterday about 50 celebrities went up for bidding to raise money to build houses for the less fortunate. So far the highest I've heard is $6,600 and that was this morning for my favourite actor Zachary Levi from 'Chuck.' The prize? Believe it or not the only prize is to be followed on Twitter by the celebrity you buy for 90 days. Is it worth it? I don't think so, but then again if your rich and have $6600 to spend, why not waste your money.

What are some of the books you have read recently? And whats your view point on the crazy celebrity bidding?


  1. Now I have to agree with you on that one. If that's all one is getting out of the deal then they should just make a donation.

  2. I agree with Wanda on this one,
    You have been busy all that reading.
    Lovely to hear from you again,


  3. It's good to see that the whole vampy/werewolf genre is backing away from Meyer's cash cow, or at least starting to do so.
    I like the sound of that Koontz novel; in my mind he's always been lumped in the same sort of genre as Stephen king so I assumed his work was supernatural aswell (granted, I've not read ANY Dean Koontz, twas just an assumption, hehe).

    I suppose that so long as it raises money for a good cause, it's all good. Personally, I wouldn't spend any amount of money to have some famous person following my Twitter, but there are plenty of wealthy attention seekers out there, so the more cash that goes to charity the better :)

  4. what happens if you don't have twitter