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review 2016-12-28 21:27
The Romance Vote - Ali Vali

I was pretty disappointed with this book. I think it started out pretty well, I liked the characters, the chemistry was heating up a bit, the central couple were working toward coming together in a fairly believable way, and I was thinking this would be a good, light romance. Exactly what I was hoping for.

But about halfway through, everything fell apart for me. The "avoid the romance with this woman at all costs" thing was forgotten in literally a second and from then on out it was a trail of deception that, to me made absolutely no sense and seemed to go against character for both of the leads. That went on until nearly the very end when, without really explaining how things were resolved, everyone lives happily ever after.

I think this will be my last attempt at a new Vali book.

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review 2016-11-21 14:38
Vote for the lesser evil - Loki!
Vote Loki (2016-) #1 (of 4) - Christopher Hastings,Langdon Foss,Tradd Moore

The tweets about Loki running were hilarious, and made this worth the slow build up.   The slow build up which is needed to show how hard Loki has to fight, how hard he's made it for himself, and how low he'll go to win.  


It's a lot of fun, mostly because it pokes fun at this particular election.   I'm finally in a place where I can read it and laugh, and while I'd purchased this a while ago - and haven't gotten the rest because I couldn't get into the slow beginning at first - I reread the beginning, finished and ended up loving the political commentary.   It manages to mock certain elements, without breaking the fourth wall.  


I'm still not into this enough to track down the next three issues, especially since I can wait for them to come up on MU.   I'm going to do that, then finish up this series.  


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url 2016-06-26 17:23
"Continent Isolated"

My thoughts on this week's Brexit vote.


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text 2015-11-01 16:21
Off Topic Can You Vote For Our Doggies ?

My daughter made Tweddle Dee and Tweddle Dum Costumes for our dogs, $$ prize can you of FB give us a vote ?


Houston Pet Magazine Facebook Page


Direct link- I hope


They are on the 3rd page here is their photo

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review 2015-08-23 23:30
Don't Vote for Me by Krista Van Dolzer
Don't Vote for Me - Krista Van Dolzer

I have a soft spot for contemporary MG fiction. I think that this age group is the perfect opportunity to start discussing a lot of real life issues that kids either are, or will possibly someday, tackle. My favorite topic of these, is dealing with middle school life. Ah, middle school. It has the power to be so amazing, and so awkward. I generally tend to snatch up any book that deals with that wild world, and Don't Vote for Me was no exception.


This was a cute, if slightly simple story line. David, our witty protagonist, overzealously vows to overthrow his middle school president and tyrant, Veronica Pritchard-Pratt. This creates a funny, misguided campaign with David's friends at the wheel. I admit, it was pretty hilarious to watch them try to run against such a popular girl. There were a lot of giggle worthy moments. It took me back to my middle school friendships.


Below all the whimsy though, was another story line. One about a girl who was misunderstood. Veronica isn't quite what she seems on the outside, and once David starts to discover that he slowly realizes how unfair he was really being. It was refreshing to see a an MG story about not judging others. Still, I felt like this addition could have been a lot stronger. I wanted to see more growth from both Veronica and David, but there just wasn't time.


Final verdict? A sweet, fun story about MG politics and friendships. With a little bit of a moral thrown in, it's a solid 3-star read. 

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