Friday, May 21, 2010

101 things in 1001 days

# 47. Read 15 fiction books (13/15)

I just finished the 4th book in the Harry Potter Series - The Goblet of Fire. I thought it was good. All the twists and turns and unexpected plots. It held my attention and as all books, I hate to see them end. At least this is a series and I have a few more to look forward to!

Friday, May 14, 2010

101 List Progess....

#47 - Read 15 Non-Fiction Books.

Two down.....One of them was a MONSTER! 1074 pages.....wowser for sure!

Under the Dome, by Stephen King.

Plot: A town gets cut off by an unknown "dome" and it deals with how people behave when they are cut off from the society they've always belonged to.

First off....I REALLY enjoyed this book. SK wrote this book with many different narrators. After all, he introduced an entire town of characters to us. With everyone being the narrator, the readers can find out exactly what that person is going through and thinking. Also his or her's take on the "dome" that surrounds their sleepy little town in Maine. SK even had a woodchuck, dog and even children be a narrator for a bit. It was a perfect way to introduce such a large cast of characters. You are able to keep them straight, bond with them and enjoy their views about the dome. I know some people criticizes SK's writing, but he can really talk the people. He can tell a story like no other. Plus with Under The Dome, you have no clue if it is military, aliens or bio that is causing this "dome" around this town. With SK writing it, it could be all three! The town also starts to divide into two groups. You got your heroes, your villains sides........what side would you choose?

Also, this book, SK attempted to write it in the 70's.

FANTASTIC book! There are rumors that it is going to be a 14-mini series on HBO. It will be fantastic and with 14 hours, I think they can keep true to the book and the characters. I can not WAIT to see who they cast! If you read/listened to the book......who would you cast?

Blaze, by Stephen King under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman - Trunk Novel

Plot: A "good natured," Blaze criminal steals a baby.

I did like it and I really started to get into in about 1/4 way through. Was it the best novel? No, by I really liked Blaze and I wanted only the best for him. I bonded with him.

This novel was also like Under the Dome, SK started writing the story along time ago. Even before Carrie. He started thinking about it and wanted to updated it. It took him a really long time to track down the 100 page story, typed on a typewriter.

#40 - Get all As For a Semester

I did it!! All A's! Model student am I.

#41 - Build a website portfolio

Done, I just need to make it better.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tag, I'm It!

Mya has tagged me!

Here are the rules:

1) Go to your photo files, select the 8th photo folder
2) Select the 8th photo in that folder
3) Post that photo along with the story behind it
4) Then challenge 8 blogging friends to do the same!

It's the TiVO!!! It was probably taken the first week we adopted him. SOOOO CUTE! He just got neutered, so he had a cone around his neck. He would run in the backyard, scoop up dirt and rocks in the cone. It made the edges so rough and scrappy. Then he would run into our legs with the jagged edged cone. It hurt. We were ALL excited to get that thing off. Plus, he was FINALLY able to get a bath.

Here is a full version photo of what he looked like with the cone on. Just the cutest dog, EVER.