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text 2018-10-12 19:53
Reading progress update: I've read 25 out of 176 pages.
Summer Morning, Summer Night - Ray Bradbury

OK, so this house is on fire! No - it's this woman that's on fire! No - she's just metaphorically on fire! Between Aspie literal-mindedness and Bradbury's penchant for the fantastical I often end up confused about what's metaphor and what's literal in his stories. A woman eating breakfast whilst on fire seems entirely plausible in a Bradbury story.

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text 2018-10-12 03:50
Reading progress update: I've read 18 out of 176 pages.
Summer Morning, Summer Night - Ray Bradbury

Stories from Greentown, Illinois, collected.

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review 2018-10-09 17:24
Scandalous Summer Nights by Anne Barton
Scandalous Summer Nights (A Honeycote Series Book 3) - Anne Barton

Lady Olivia Sherbourne has been in love with James Averill, her brother's solicitor and friend, for a decade, but the man is completely oblivious. She always thought she had time to make him notice her, make him fall in love, but that time is running out. James is on his way to Egypt. For two years. And Olivia finally takes off her gloves and decides to fight dirty.


This series certainly is hit-and-miss. I had in inkling I would particularly like this one, since I found Olivia to be too bratty and self-centered in the previous two books, but I thought that once she got her own book, her own story, she would grow on me.

Well, she didn't. She was a self-centered, spoiled brat for more than half her story, pushing and prodding, demanding to have it her own way, disregarding what others, namely the man she supposedly loved, might want and wish. And once she got it, she still wasn't satisfied. She truly reminded me of a spoiled child who, once she gets her toy, she doesn't want it anymore.
And, unlike the previous two novels, she didn't grow on me, because she didn't learn anything. She still got her way in the end without much suffering. She merely proved that all she needed was a fit and everything will be handed to her.
I would actually pity her hero, but I didn't much care for him either. He was bland a dull, without much character or agency, beyond catering to Olivia, her agenda, and her story. And I didn't buy his about face about her feelings either. It was too abrupt. It would've worked if he was infatuated from the start, but he actually noticed her only once she stopped flitting about him. Which makes him rather self-centered as well, come to think of it. He started pursuing her only once she stopped (at least outright) pursuing him.

In the end, I guess they pretty much deserved one another. And I didn't really buy the romance/love thing. They certainly worked better as friends with possible crushes on one another than lovers. But maybe that's just me and my general dislike of both of them.

I liked the supporting cast, though. Granted, they were relegated to the sidelines mostly, but it was still a pleasure seeing them and getting to know the new additions to the "family".

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url 2018-10-08 10:25
Car rental Agencies in Orlando: Peculiarities & Special Offers
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A trip to Florida by car is a dream journey! Thanks to the developed network of highways, the state is ideally suited for traveling by car. Anyway, if you decided to travel on a rented car, there are some important moments of car rental you should know for sure.

 

Car rental Companies

There are several car rental agencies in Orlando Airport. And unlike European countries, it is often more advantageous to take the car out of the office in the city, namely at the airport. In any case, it is better to book a car in advance via the Internet. The choice of rental companies in Orlando is quite large: international (Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Avis, National, Sixt and NU Car rental), as well as many regional ones. Among the local distributors in Orlando, there are Green Motion, Routes, Payless and Fox rent-a-car.

 

International or local company?

In both cases, there are advantages and disadvantages. Local companies tend to have slightly lower prices, but on such cars, you can travel only inside the region and return it to where you took it. The international company prices are slightly higher, but you can easily take the car in one place and return in another. Well, and if something happened to the car, then you will be given a help much faster, as there is found a more developed network of hire.

 

Price

The cost of car rental in Florida varies in different companies. For example, in Florida, take Kia Ria with automatic transmission and air conditioning for rent for a week will cost you from $25 per day. Please note that it is included in the chosen rate: taxes, insurance, franchise size, mileage, and navigator. Often the cost of 5 days of rent is equal to the cost of 7 days. In addition, companies periodically hold promotions and offer discounts on rentals. So look for promotional codes.

 

What documents are needed?

Documents for renting a car in the US are as follows:

  • passport (foreign);
  • driver's license;
  • bankcard;
  • insurance.

 

Basic insurance, as a rule, includes a franchise, the amount of which can vary from 200 to 2000 dollars. Nevertheless, at any point of rental you will be offered to take full coverage of the franchise. In the event that you have booked a car without full coverage – we advise you to arrange it. This will save you from unnecessary worries in unforeseen situations.

 

Who can take a car?

Requirements for age and driving experience of the client in the US are standard. In some companies of car rental in Orlando, the hire is possible from the age of 18, others – only from 21 years, in the third – for drivers under 25 years there is a special young driver fee.

 

Offers for young drivers

Hertz offers for young drivers aged 21-24 an additional car fee of $15 for a car of economy class. For other cars (crossovers, intermediate, standard, except exclusive) – $25. Drivers from 18-21 years old must pay $41 extra per day of rent.

 

In Alamo, Dollar and National car rental companies there are so-called "golden packages for young drivers" – but on the websites of the rental offices about this there is not a word – they are available only through the dispatchers.

 

Advice! Before taking a car at any car rental, it is necessary to inspect the chosen car carefully, ask for additional equipment or other important questions, read every line in the lease contract. It is better to download GPS navigator into your phone or simple Google Maps and think of the rout beforehand!

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review 2018-10-03 01:52
Summer Bird Blue
Summer Bird Blue - Akemi Dawn Bowman
There was so much anger in this novel, so much rage, there were times that I felt it was almost too much. I understood why Rumi felt the way that she did but she was so mopey and grumpy to everyone, and it seemed that at times, she was just having a pity-party. I can’t really judge her actions since I’m not going through what she is but what I do know is, she has a great bunch of individuals at her side trying to help her.
 
Rumi, Lea, and her mother are in their car, talking and laughing when suddenly there’s a loud crash. Windows are broken and then, there is silence. At the hospital, Rumi and her mother both have suffered wounds from the accident but her sister, Lea has died. Mother has become withdrawn but Rumi needs her mother’s support, especially now. Rumi feels abandoned by both her sister and her mother.
 
Rumi agrees to go to Hawaii and stay with her Aunt Ani so her mother can grieve. Rumi would rather stay home and be with her mother, but right now there is nothing left of her mother. In Hawaii, Rumi lets her true feelings show. One of Aunt Ani’s neighbor’s is perfect for Rumi as he challenges her. I really liked him for he stood his ground and I felt he really helped her.
 
I understood Rumi feelings of abandonment and I understood why she was angry. Individuals try to reach out to her yet she was very hostile to them. Her anger and resentment was a big part of this novel. I wished that she would have found a way to channel this anger to something constructive. Rumi misses playing music with her sister and she feels that without her sister, she will never be able to find her love of music again.
 
It’s a book about loss, a book about family and finding yourself. It’s a sad novel, but there is hope and light within it.

 

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