Saturday, October 14, 2006

I'm a chauffeur...

Hello :D

I haven't really been around these past two days and I'm sorry if you've left comments (I just answered :D)... I had an optometrist appointment yesterday and since it was in a shopping mall, well you can guess :D then by the time I came back, ate, read and played taxi chauffeur for my sister and I managed to fall asleep as well :D Today, I've read, played chauffeur again, went out to get food, went out to get more food and I had a marathon of Gundam Seed, a mecha anime that I just love - I'm still pissed at the sequel. What the heck was the producer/director thinking, splitting up my fav. couple. Hello, they were PERFECT for each other. You just wanted to add some drama and since you didn't have the guts to split the main couple, you went for Athrun and Cagalli. Well bad, bad, bad choice. I HATE YOU. Bring them back together, you... whatever.

Okay, sorry, got carried away, it's just that I luv that couple. I've also been doing some samurai sudoku, they're fun but very time consuming.

Also, guess what? I found Slave to Sensation yesterday... at Pharmaprix, which is a drug store. I was really amazed at their book selection because they do have new stuff... they even had Poison Study, can you imagine?!? I mean, a drugstore.... wow, come to think of it, they had a better selection in ENGLISH than Waltmart. I'm amazed... I think I read that someone else aside from me did find StS at Pharmaprix and that's why I kept looking/searching for it... in the hope of... and now I have it :D Only thing is that I didn't save $ on it, but if it's a keeper as everyone's been telling, it'll be worth it :D

I don't know why, but I've been putting off Poison Study. I think it's because I have so much high expectations from reading great reviews that I'm a bit nervous... afraid to be disapointed, which is totally stupid, I know. I hope to get to it soon.

I've also finished another book:

Sheer Dynamite by Jennifer Skully: 3.75/5

Opal Smith feels like a misfit in her family: her mother has some psychic abilities, her sister is able to read ppl, her brother is a medium, her father was a spoonbender (telekinesis) and all she has a good financial gift. She's always hoped to be a psychic and suddenly, her wish comes true as she has a vision of someone falling for the overpass. Only problem, she had the vision while she was driving and so in order to avoid the 'body' she slammed her break and got rear-end by Jack Davis.

Despite everything he says, Jack Davis is a nice man and immediately, he starts to care for Opal. Okay, so at first, he thought she was a bit loco - he has experience (his mom was shizophrenic), but Opal turns out to be completely different. But one thing is certain, he would never have gotten involved with Opal if it wasn't Opal's grandmother Blue affirmation that Jack Davis was Dynamite's reincarnation.

See, Grandmother Blue deeply cares for Opal and she knows that Opal didn't really have a premonition/vision... so she tries to distract her granddaughter, by throwing her in the arms of Jack Davis whom she thinks is a great man for Opal. To do so, she pretends that Jack Davis is the reincarnation of Jack Davis 'Dynamite,' a deceased Nascar driver.

Anyway, I didn't expect much of this novel... I picked it up because I thought the cover was cutsy and because there were psychics in it :D Well, I wasn't disappointed. Granted, I didn't have high expectations, but this book was quite enjoyable and funny. I guess the grand prize goes to Grandmother Blue, which resemble to Grandmother Mazur from the Plum series, but Blue is better :D She's much funnier and serious at the same time :) Opal and Jack were also great and I do understand why Opal wanted to fit so much. At the same time, I'm glad to see she understood that she was all right just the way she was ;D

So all in all, a nice and light novel :)


  1. I had not heard of that one, it sound slike a cute, light read. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hmm...I'm reading a book where someone throws a block of concrete off a bridge, so I don't think I'll pick this one up. LOL

    I hate that drugstores don't give discounts on books like Wal-Mart does. Not that I buy books at Wal-Mart because they never have anything good, but still. :P

  3. OMG don't tell me Seed sucks in the end!!! I'm not done watching it. Aaaack!

    I fins sudoku so damn hard. It must be the numbers. I HATE numbers! I am amazed that so many people can play this. I have seen children playing sudoku!!!! I feel like a retard.

    You must must read Poison Study! OK, so I am not the one to demand anything since I STILL haven't written that review. Shame on me!

  4. Kris - I've never heard about it either... I just got attracted by the cover, the price and the fact that there were psychics in it. all in all, a cutsy and light read :D

    Ames - LOL, a block of concrete? what book is it?

    I do agree on the discounts thingie tho, it's just too bad. My Wal-Mart doesn't have a big selection... the choices aren't that bad, but there's not a lot... cos 25% off is really worth it. Well it was basically my first time buying a book at the drugstore... i don't mind once in awhile, but I know I won't do it often.

    Mailyn - no, Gundam SEED rocks... it's really a good/awesome series (it's the first Gundam series I've ever seen) and I really liked it a lot :D I'm actually surprised that you didn't see it already. What sucked is Gundam Seed DESTINY = argh, pull your hair.

    Sudoku is just a logic thing. Once you know how to look, it becomes easier. But it's just not for everyone... and you don't feel bad, lots of ppl don't do sudoku :P

    As for Poison Study, yeah I'll get to it, it's in my bag :D Altho I've already started Retrieval... but soon :D at least it's my copy. I really need to start Lord of Scoundrel...

  5. Hey Nath. :P

    It's End in Tears, by Ruth Rendell. I've never read anything by her before. I only just read the first chapter, where this man throws the concrete off the bridge. We'll see how it goes.

  6. Hi Nath, I like books with psychics too. :-)

    you asked me below if I have a blog, yeah, its actually at the 'my web page' link on my blogger profile. I defected from blogger to wordpress earlier this year. You can visit me any ol' time at Mother Hen's Place

  7. Ames - then I'm going to wait and see if you like this author :D if I'm not wrong, I've seen a couple of her books at my library.

    Laura - psychics are cool right? :D and for your website, oups... didn't look around well enough ^^;