Friday, February 19, 2016

Devour or Savor?

Once I am sucked into a book I find that I devour it within a few days to a week at most, but I know that some like to savor it to prolong the euphoria that a good book brings.

So what is it for you? 


Short and sweet, and to the point, just the way it should be! 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Shadow Hunters

Recently, the Shadow Hunters series hit the prime time line up. I watched the commercials weighing on weather I wanted to watch this new series based on the books. I haven't read the books either, and to be honest, when it comes to TV shows that are made from books, they rarely match up, in my opinion. 

Then along comes an article about the author of said books, a not so flattering one at that, one spouting bullying, plagiarism, etc... Now I don't know if any of those things are true. But I will say, it had me curious. So I decided to take the plunge and watch the shows to see what the fuss was about. 

I will say, I do like the show. I think it's got a very good thing going for it. Though I will say some of the acting is a bit stilted or forced at times, but I'm sure as time goes on the cast will find their rhythm and it will become more seamless as time goes on. 

I love Katherine McNamara as Clary. I think she was the perfect person to play that role. In fact her, and Dominic Sherwod as Jace are what have made the series so far for me. 

Without giving too much away for those who haven't watched, have you taken up watching yet? What do you think about it? 


Monday, February 1, 2016

Early morning snack attack

I'm startled awake by a noise, I wait and listen in my sleepy stupor. Nothing. I roll over. Then I hear my youngest tossing around in his bed. I think okay I must have heard him, no big deal. I try to go back to sleep. 
Five minutes later I hear noises again, this time from the kitchen. I wait to see if they will stop. They don't. I get up and creep into the kitchen, my heart pounding thinking someone is in the house that shouldn't be, as anyone does when there are noises in the middle of the night. I turn the corner, and there I find a head inside my daughters birthday cake box. Thinking I'm looking at my oldest because, well he's taller than the counter. I say "We do not eat cake at 5 o'clock in the morning!" in a stern mom voice. My youngest jumps and bursts into tears. He was standing on a chair. Oops. I scared the living day lights out of him and not because he thought he was in trouble, but because he was in the dark in the middle of the night. 
Once I was able to calm him down, I asked him why were you getting cake in the middle of the night?  He says, "I was hung-we." I chuckled to myself, grabbing him a handful of blueberries and put him back to bed. 
When he woke up for the morning, he hadn't forgotten about that cake. My oldest came to me with a plate full of cake, my youngest trailing behind bawling. "He is trying to have cake for breakfast mom." 
This was the piece had cut for himself. 
Yes it's huge. One thing I love about my youngest is his determination. It will be a quality that will serve him well. 
He did get that piece of cake, by the way, after he had a good breakfast, and lunch, but only half of it (and he didn't even finish that). 
Hope you have a great Monday, and that you can get your cake and eat it too!