Thursday, May 16, 2013

and nothing ever happens 'round here

i have several issues with cassandra clare and her writing, but after finally finishing the fifth book (and last one that's out) of the mortal instruments, i am a little sad that i will be saying goodbye to her poorly developed characters and inconsistent descriptions, at least for a while. and i understand why her books are number one new york times' bestsellers. (i would like to point out that just because i understand something does not mean that i necessarily agree with it. it also doesn't mean that i put any stock in the idea that a bestseller is a good book. case in point: i understand why 50 shades is a bestseller, but the fact still makes me want to pull my hair out and stick a spork in my eye. the fact that it became the most sold paperback ever in no way makes me think that it is a good book.) i mean, i'm not running out to buy the fanfiction that she's published of her work and passing off as original series and short stories, but you know, i think i'm going to miss them.

before i start her actual fanfiction, i won an advanced reader copy of chose the wrong guy, gave him the wrong finger that i need to read and review. and do you not think that that title is awesome? i am the absolute worst at thinking up titles, and these witty title makers make me jealous. but in a good way.

i have no idea what i have actually posted these past few days and what i have drafted as a work in progress, but a basic review of my life since semester ended: well, the semester ended. i got my grades, and no rants are necessary. my grandmother came down from connecticut. we all went to my husband's graduation which was much smaller and way more personal than mason graduations. it was also the first graduation that wasn't mine since my younger sister graduated high school in oh-eight. there has been a lot of family time sitting around doing nothing, family book shopping, and family lunches out. there has been a lot of me carrying around books but not actually reading them for days at a time, and then there was me staying up way too late last night to finish the city of lost souls. aaaand that's about it. i obviously live a very thrilling life that everyone is extremely jealous of, i know.

*Nothing Ever Happens Around Here - Chris de Burgh


  1. anonymous hippopotamusMay 16, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    loooove the title...wanna read it when i get there in august!! :)

  2. anonymous hippopotamusMay 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    I started reading the book by lauren graham...and i can't get into it. Partly because every chapter starts off with a page from the characters planner in really messy unclear handwriting and i can't read all of it properly. and it annoys the hell out of me...cuz i hate having to pause and re-read or decipher things when I'm reading..i like it to flow. hopefully it gets better. :/

    and i also can't really connect with any of the characters...its almost like reading a text book :|

    1. well, that's disappointing. i'm sure you can just skip the handwritten parts and the book would be just the same, and then at the end go back and read them. girl, interrupted did a similar thing when they had a page from her files or the doctor or whatever between all the chapters. i hated that book, so anyone copying it makes me a little hesitant to like.

    2. anonymous hippopotamusMay 21, 2013 at 10:01 AM

      a lot of books do that...but this one has horrible handwriting. usually they make the handwriting legible!

      and the book is starting to get a little better...we'll see

  3. anonymous hippopotamusMay 19, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    the title of this post should be the new title of your blog. :P