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review 2017-07-21 14:09
DNF: GIlded Cage
Gilded Cage - Vic James

I received a copy from Netgalley.

Another one for the DNF pile. I couldn't get into this one. The society baffled me. I can't get my head around the concept. It was weird and annoying. In this British novel society is still split by huge class divisions. The elite aristocrats at the top run everything and all have some sort of magic ability. The working class have to complete ten years of slavery, where they don't get paid. They an either work in something called slavetowns in factories or domestic work. There's lots of different characters, lots of plots and different agendas, and it's all really really boring. Didn't care about any of it. I made it to 40% but I just don't have any interest in figuring out the plot or the characters. I just can't get my head around ten years of forced slavey in a modern world. Don't get it. At all. And really just don't want to read any more, so DNFing.

Thank you to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for approving my request to view the title.

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review 2017-06-04 19:55
My Roommate's a Jock? Well Crap by Wade Kelly
My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap! - Wade Kelly

I must give the author props - the young men sounded and acted like young men, teasing and harrassing each other and not talking about anything real.  It's just that I don't really enjoy that dynamic.  I guess I want young men to act much older and more mature - my bad. :-)

 

This was told from several different points of view.  Some of them were really creepy, like Mike.  One of them was (I think) unintentionally creepy - Ellis's mom.  I think I hated being in her head more than Mike's, and Mike was awful.  At first Ellis's mom was just really clueless and self-involved without being able to self examine at all.  But then she got weirdly controlling and obsessed with Ellis.  She

refused to let him have his phone for days on end.  The guy is 20!  But Ellis has a tearful reunion with her later, so I think she was supposed to be a normal mom.

(spoiler show)

Again, maybe just me?

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text 2017-04-29 16:31
Sorry I've Been Missing

I don't know when to quit.

 

 

I hurt myself last weekend and then decided I felt better on Tuesday and made the 45 commute into work in my little car. I attempted to get out of my car and my back let me know what an idiot I truly am. I've been unable to move ever since. I've been laid up or attempting to shuffle around the house. One hip is 2 inches higher than the other and nothing is helping. I broke down and went to the chiropractor this morning and now I can at least sit and ice things without wishing for the grim reaper. Anyway, I'm not as flaky as I may appear to be. I'm just a mess right now. The pain was so bad I couldn't even read! I'll be back when I can focus on basic life tasks again. Have fun while I"m away.

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photo 2017-02-16 16:17

The angry scarf is coming along quite nicely. I may have to gift it to someone who is entirely too happy ;)

 

The pattern can be found @ Ravelry.  

 

It should look like this when I'm done but a little less bulky this time around.

 

 

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text 2017-02-15 17:41
State of the Slump
I clearly haven't made the wisest of choices in the new year.  
 
 
 
Yes, that there is three collections of pretty much back to back short horror fiction. Some of it good, most of it meh. That was not a good idea. Now I find myself in somewhat of a reading slump. Instead of reading in my free time, I'm watching the news just like this.
 
 
My scarf is growing and growing (I'll post a pic of my angry scarf whenever I can get my act together) but I know this is not helping my sanity and I don't know if I want to wear a scarf created in anger! Would you want to wear a scarf knowing it was created by grumpy hands?! The news is scary. It is infuriating. I feel helpless. But I cannot turn it off! 
 
So, if you're wondering why I'm quiet lately this is likely the reason. Feel free to send help. Or chocolate.
 
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