Monday, May 28, 2012

Reading Challenge Book Review: Christine- Stephan King

With as much Stephan King as I have read I was kind of surprised that I had never read this book but about halfway through the first chapter my mind began to wonder and I thought maybe this is why.  I have that problem with his writing sometimes.  I think he is brilliant, he is one of my favorite writers, but there is some of his writing that I just can't connect with and Christine is one of those books.

I finished it, but it took me longer than most books do and I had to force it.  I will admit really, really gave me the creeps.  Not in the sleep with my light on for a week kind of way that Pet Cemetery did but I was kind of glad I don't drive. 

As much as I didn't connect with the book the malevolence of Christine came pouring through the pages as I got closer to the end of the book and I was glad to be done with it.  Definitely not something I will reread, probably not even something I will keep on my bookshelf.   I don't even think I'll watch the movie. 

She doesn't look so scary...does she?

One book down off my reading challenge uh, I didn't actually count yet so a whole bunch more to go.   (that sounded so much funnier in my head)

Monday, May 7, 2012

My thoughts on the A to Z Challenge

First off, I'm just kind of happy I made it through, as my followers can attest to I was not up to anything close to my regular writing at the end there.  I got behind and with any sort of theme to focus my posts on I floundered I bit.  But I caught up and finished on time (yay me!)

I loved doing the A to Z Challenge, I love writing and I need as much practice as I can get but I think to do it again I would have to have a theme.  Which is weird for someone as unstructured as I am about my writing but in order to guarantee that I have something to write about every day I need a prompt. 

In the process I found some great new followers, (Yay!) welcome by the way.  I am happy that you guys decided to stick around, it's a whole lot of crazy and random around here.  Feel free to join in the fun!  (seriously I love comments, I get all giddy)

I also found lots of great blogs to add to my read everyday list (or at least every second day as I don't do much when I work a long shift).  I fell I love with Seriously-WTH? I really relate to a lot of what goes on there.  I found myself drawn to Reviews From My First Reads Shelf at first it was because I thought the name was catchy but then I was like hey...this is pretty interesting. 

I think one of my favorite places I visited through the A to Z Challenge though was The Growing Writer.  (I would tip my hat but I hardly crafted at all in April and therefore haven't made one *sad face*)  But seriously, the concept was a brilliant one and the stories were unique and well written.  (one of those advantages of having an idea of what you are doing I guess)  If you haven't you should check it out.

A friend of mine told me yesterday that he is a writer because he writes (and he is a fantastic writer) but I am on the opposite end of that spectrum.  I write because I am a writer.  (the voices would drive me even more insane otherwise *giggles manically*) 

What was your  favorite part of the challenge?  Did you find any blogs you just adored? 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hey, It's May!

I like May, it marks the beginning of the summer season.  It comes along with a bit of a slowdown at work (thank goodness because I thought I was turning into a robot) and a chance to get outside more and enjoy the warmer weather.   It also marks the end of the A to Z Challenge (huge sigh of relief) which I am very happy to have finished.

There is a lot I am looking forward to this month as well, going to have a big crackdown on the lack of training I have been doing now that the warmer weather is here.  Looking forward to some great walks with hopefully some great picture taking opportunities.  I know I got some awesome shots last year.  (which is amazing since I am a terrible photographer)

Then of course there is The Avengers...I have been looking forward to this movie with great anticipation since about half a second after Captain America ended.  I am not for a minute worried that I am going to be disappointed and not just because of the drool worthy cast, it's because I have that much faith in Whedon.  Since my first episode of Buffy, he has done a lot of things but nothing he has offered up has ever disappointed me.  (Yup I put him right up there with RTD)

Also coming up is the first annual  trip to our favorite amusement park, Canada's Wonderland!  Have that planned for Victoria Day weekend (which has to be my least favorite weekend of the year) so I am super excited.  My favorite friend, the monkeys and a super huge crowd.  (sounds like a recipe for disaster right?)  But it will be super fun and we will go home after and tuck them into bed and enjoy a well earned ice cold beer.

Most importantly at the end of this month my baby girl turns 3!!!!  I am super excited about this as A) it is an excuse to throw a party and B) it is an excuse to craft my butt off. 

So here is to a fabulous May.  What are you looking forward to?