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"I’m always amazed at friends who say they try to read at night in bed but always end up falling asleep. I have the opposite problem. If a book is good I can’t go to sleep, and stay up way past my bedtime, hooked on the writing. Is anything better than waking up after a late-night read and diving right back into the plot before you even get out of bed to brush your teeth?" -John Walters 

LOVE reading. Although, I didn't actually start readingreading until July of 2012 when I got my Nook, the love of my life.

Abbreviations I use in my reviews:

WTS (Wrist Twitch Syndrome) - The compulsory jerking of the wrist in an effort to pitch the nook away from the body to reduce mental anguish and self inflicted bodily harm. 

ERS (Eye Roll Syndrome)The act of rolling one’s eyes multiple times in a matter of mere minutes.

The severity of this syndrome tend to vary from benign eye rolls every now and then, depending on the situation and protagonist, to intense eye rolls, of which, cause the body to seize up for minutes at a time.

**Both symptoms tend to manifest as a result of naive, stupid, clueless, lovesick, rose-glasses wearing puddle-depth fucktard protagonists or an ag-on-izing storyline.

Currently reading

Frankenstein: Prodigal Son
Scott Brick, Kevin J. Anderson, Dean Koontz
Birthmarked - Caragh M. O'Brien This is a great start to a hopefully great trilogy!

I will admit though that I rolled my eyes a couple of times during this read but I had to come to terms that this girl had everything snatched away from her in a matter of hours, of course she isn’t going to be strong right out of the gate, she has parents who love her and have protected her the evils of the Enclave, so how is she supposed to react? So once I did, my WTS and ERS stayed dormant.

But, then she did something that was incredible...she grew a set a really big balls and she them hang, I even think at one point she swung them around a little. She had her mind set on one thing and nothing or no one was going to deter her and it was awesome.

I was completely in awe of the operations of the Enclave, how they could take peoples children without remorse and raise them as their own? I wouldn’t be able to do it. Then she is without a family and doesn’t even know why, so she sets her mind to figuring out a couple of things; one, why her family was taken and two; to get them back by all means necessary and I respected her for it, she manned up and was determined! She didn’t even falter at the manly wiles of Leon….just respect right there.

Although, Gaia wass easily manipulated, which at times I wanted to scream. She was able to get herself or Leon backed into a corner and could be snapped in half like a dry piece of spaghetti, I can’t count how many times she broke and I was just shaking my head, but I also had to keep in mind that she was up against the world (her world) and she is only 16…these were things that I had to keep reminding myself, but bottom line she is pretty badass and you just can’t get any better than that.

Now onto [b:Prized|9424367|Prized (Birthmarked, #2)|Caragh M. O'Brien|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1317793828s/9424367.jpg|14308787]