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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins # 9


1. Apparently there's some sort of an obstacle between love and myself.

2. Tomorrow will be a sunny day.

3. 2009 is not so good so far.

4. He nodded and that was it.

5. For too long I've been wanting to visit Figi islands... and i still do.

6. I am not obsessed with my clothes; I am not!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to get some peaceful sleep, tomorrow my plans include going to the public library and Sunday, I want to finish my new story!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

Title: Angels and Demons

Author: Dan Brown

Pages: 684


Physicist Leonardo Vetra smelled burning flesh, and he knew it was his own. He stared up in terror at the dark figure looming over him. “What do you want!”“La chiave,” the raspy voice replied. “The password.”“But . . . I don’t-”The intruder pressed down again, grinding the white hot object deeper into Vetra’s chest. There was the hiss of broiling flesh. Vetra cried out in agony. “There is no password!” He felt himself drifting toward unconsciousness.

The figure glared. “Ne avevo paura. I was afraid of that.”Vetra fought to keep his senses, but the darkness was closing in. His only solace was in knowing his attacker would never obtain what he had come for. A moment later, however, the figure produced a blade and brought it to Vetra’s face. The blade hovered. Carefully. Surgically.“For the love of God!” Vetra screamed. But it was too late.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spotlight author: Rajaa Alsanea

Dr. Rajaa Alsanea comes from Saudi Arabia and attended King Saud University earning a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. In 2005, Dr. Alsanea graduated from the College of Dentistry, King Saud University, with her DDS.

From 2005-2006, Dr. Alsanea did residencies at the National Guard Hospital, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and the King Khalid University Hospital.Rajaa's interests lie in reading and writing novels.

She currently lives in Chicago where she is a dental graduate student. She aspires to win the Noble Prize for literature by 2015.
Her book "Girls of Riyadh" made a huge scandal in the Saudia community. Most people there didn't like it since it reveals some secrets about the Saudi's young generation. The book was translated into English after Rajaa and her publisher thought that the world out there might be intrested in this middle eastern "sex and the city" novel.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

She did...

She looked at the people dancing at the loud music. Everyone was happy, she was numb. She left everything she wanted and loved behind and got back to the life she once ran away from. Even with her bad mood she was glowing in the jolly crowd; everyone was talking to her or about her.
She was wandering in the sparkling room with her black and purple traditional gown. Her glamorous Gucci shoes and her jewelry were making feel like home.

The bride kept asking for her. She knew she was the right person to give her consulting about style and look. Our young lady tried to do her job; she kept lifting up her cousin’s bride and tried to make her look remarkably fabulous.

After she finished she went to the ladies room to freshen up herself. She tried to feel good, to make her feelings go up every time she sees an old friend or one of her family members, but she always loses that battle.
She smiles with no spirit. It was nowhere to find; the spirit was lost. Her soul was empty.
She looked at her reflexion. Touched her face and tried to feel her skin to be sure she was still existing.
She fixed her makeup and got out trying to look alive. She smiled at the familiar faces trying to feel it more than fake it.

It was time for the bride to go in the huge room. The gossips went on. The bride was looking –as she made her look- mind-blowing. Everyone was jealous including M. Yes she finally felt something… Jealousy. Not of the bride’s fabulousness though, in fact she was proud of her successful project. But jealous of the whole situation.
She was 32, no men, no kids, no job. She was living again with her parents on her savings. She always wanted to get married and have a kid. She longed for the feeling of him inside her, for the unconditional love she will give him to make him the best person.

Her last boyfriend didn’t want to get married. At first she was okay with it but until when? She had to leave him anyway to come back to her country and listen to her mother’s talking about marriage and relationships.

The round of applause got her out of her thoughts. She sighed and tried to make her way to her table when she was captured by a familiar stranger’s eyes. They gazes fell into each other. Her heart beat violently. The blood rushed to her face made the color of the cheeks pouder increase.
She started feeling hot and clumsy. Something weirdly special was about him. He didn’t take off his eyes of her, and she didn’t want him to.

She was making up her mind: she liked him already.
She was feeling alive… Her heart pounding louder than the music in the big room. She was no longer paying attention to the crowd.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Splash Award!

I'm late for giving this award, but i really was trying to pick the right people. All the blogs are great but i had to pick just 9 and that's really hard.

I thank Sumthinblue for giving me this award, I honestly didn't expect it ^^

The Rules:

1) Put the logo on your blog/post.

2) Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you.

3) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4) Let them know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.

5) Remember to link to the person from whom your received your Splash award

Here are the nominees:

1. Sumthinblue at Bookmarked.

2. Cecilia at The epic rat

3. Yan at Books by their covers

4. IHop at Islandhopper lives it up

5. Chelsea at the page flipper

6. Tanabata at In spring it is the dawn

8. Lizzie at The book obsession

9. Leah at Simply Nerd

I chose those blogs because they inspired me to do better about my writing and my reading. They impressed me many times with some great ideas and reviews. So thank you guys!


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Book review: Undead and unwed by Mary Janice Davidson

The book: Undead and unwed

The author: MaryJanice Davidson

Pages: 100

Betsy had a boring annoying life; divorced parents, an evil step mother and a rich talkative friend. She joined the undead after a car accident and she just went back to her house after she woke up in her coffin.
The vampire community wasn’t okay with her letting her identity public, so they locked her with them before discovering that it was their lost queen; she didn’t burn under the sun, instead she yawned and dropped asleep.

After Sinclar; who ends up being the king; teaches her vamp 101 and persuades her to help them fighting some evil vampires as he brides her with her favourite expensive brand shoes, she finally accepts her status as the queen and tries to use it to convince other vampires to join them.

This first book of the Queen Betsy series is a lot of fun. It’s an easy read. It is weird at first to see a vampire mixing casually with human and spreading all over the news about her nature. But then she has a point, she doesn’t want to lie to her parents especially her mother, who takes the news very well, or her best friend, who was frightened at first but is happy to have her friend back.

For a paranormal comedy book, undead and unwed is not so bad, it has a lot of events going on. But the style is very simple that you can barely add any new linguistic forms into your brain.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Challenges update

I must say i'm still behind due to some circumstances, but i'm doing my best to progress more.

I just started the numbers challenge by reading 'One for the money'. I'll be finishing 'Club Dead' today, which is the 9th book i read for the serial readers challenge.

So the whole thing looks like this:

Reading challenge: 16/50

Serial readers challenge: 9/28

Numbers challenge: 1/5