Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm a READING MACHINE!

Sorry I didn't blog yesterday, folks! I actually had a hard time figuring out if I DID, because the last several posts have been done after midnight, so the blog says it's April 18th when I'm really counting it for April 17th. Maybe next year I do what MJ did and write my posts the night BEFORE so that I don't have to stay up late each night blogging. Or maybe I won't. Who am I kidding? Procrastination is my THING. Lol :)

Anyway, I have been reading a LOT lately. I've read a book a day for the last two days. It's mega-awesome-book-timez up in here! I read Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature yesterday and I LOVED it! It's a great book about bullying and romance and the ability to believe in God and Science at the same time. Highly recommended.

I don't think I'm going to keep my book-per-day streak going (mostly because I want to actually get some sleep tonight), but I AM heading over to Barnes and Noble after work to buy The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter*. I'm totally excited because it's about mythology, which I 1) love and 2) do not know nearly enough about.

Aimée said (in an interview, I think) that one of her reasons for writing TGT was the negative light that is often cast upon Hades. People think of him as the Devil (and also remember the whole thing with tricking Persephone), and so he's seen as this evil guy when really he's just another god. And I think that is really interesting, so I'm super excited to read it.

And to explore another facet of my nerdiness, I've decided to try out Portal. We'll see how it goes. I'm not a huge fan of first-person-shooter-y games because I can't navigate them very well, but my friend assures me that they are meant for computer play and they are much easier with a mouse than a controller. So, like I said, we'll see. I have a feeling I'm gonna like it, though. Everyone I've ever talked to (or watched on YouTube) says it's awesome.

So, yeah, that's what's going on today. Hope you all have a lovely Thursday. Until tomorrow, best wishes!

-Allison


*Synopsis:
It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.
Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9681214-the-goddess-test

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