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Literary Beauty

"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
Sam I Am (October Trilogy #1) - Heather Killough-Walden "He opened her up and drank her in, relentlessly demanding more, bruising her lips as he forced the kiss deeper and deeper. She went weak in the knees beneath his erotic assault, her hands fisting in the sleeves of his shirt for balance..."

Why I read this one still escapes me. Maybe it was because the synopsis was better then the entire read? I really dont know, but it lost me after Logan admitted to writing female characters that couldn't resist the temptation of manly wiles. Really?

Logan comes from some kind of dysfunctional family, but the storyline doesn't address it too much or at all really, which is weird. It's like "yeah 10 year old Jimmy was bleeding from the eyes and nose again because 18 year old Timmy beat the shit out of him again...oh my god, I think Dom made eye contact with me", just weird.

Logan is a weakling that developed all of these violent male characters in a book but because she is a bard and whatever she writes has the power of coming true. Then some spirit escapes the underworld because of a young witches mistake and he become all of her male characters in one...the synopsis says that "he is everything she ever dreamed of" Hmmm She must have a thing for BDSM because this guy is just violent, he doesn't have not one attractive attribute going for him and interesting enough, she isn't all that into him from start to finish.

I couldn't get into the characters because they weren't developed well, everyone was kind of shallow and then the reference to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Giles, then proceeding to write a character just like that bugged me. Throughout the book I couldn't get over Logan being so weak, she couldn't do anything, she was helpless and her bestie witch friend didn't know jack...the whole thing wasn't worth it.