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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

Fade Into Me (Fade, #2)

Fade Into Me (Fade, #2) - Kate Dawes Hmmm...I still can’t get into this series; I don't know why I continue reading it. Maybe it’s because each installment is only 40-something pages, maybe because I'm hoping for a little more depth, or maybe it’s just because I want to get in as many books read as possible before the end of this year. I choose D, all the above.

Again the sex is good and it was really good until his tongue parted her and slipped into her wet hole...I whipped myself so fast out of hot and bothered that I nearly fell out of my chair.

But let's not focus on that; let's instead turn our attention to the quirks of this little gem. It starts where the last book left off...like the very next day. No sufficient time has passed but our ignorant naive little protagonist is still falling falling falling in love with a man who is more of a fuck buddy than love interest. Their "love" is contingent upon how hard they fuck the night before and what new positions he gets her into.

None of the characters have any depth, I’m still unsure how the roommate plays into this, and I know she is a hooker of some sort, but why write her in that way? Why even have a roommate? What is the purpose of her character? I don’t get it.

Then there’s Max’s childhood story. It went from his parents being overprotective, religious nuts who didn’t want their son to leave the little Podunk town and him being engrossed in movies and theater to his parents hiding his acceptance letter to UCLA, to confronting his dad about hitting his mother..Wait. What? I was thrown, I had to go back and reread to confirm that that tidbit came out of left field, there was ZERO indication of abuse going on until he confronts his father one day out of the blue? Then he was able to just waltz into his father’s Mom and Pop shop and easily obtain a check from his father for $5,000? And his big bad wife beating dad, just said “Here you go champ, just don’t tell your mother, the one I’m beating, about Becky Sue and Mable cause I’m just too damn ashamed…now go on ‘git’”

Oh and let’s not forget the laugh out loud moments when she kept making references to how well she knows him and how she was just so damn surprised that he was able to climb over that damn nearimpenetrable wall that she had erected…Gosh. Even I don’t know how he did it…Please

Then the whole ridiculous 2 second breakup (could it even be called a break up seeing as they weren’t technically together? Hmmmm), was that supposed to be a “twist” at the end there? Cause that was downright laughable! It was the comedic relief of the whole book! No really, because all he needed to do was send her a playwright and all is forgiven! Just stupid and ridiculous.