2013/10/31

Halloween plus sugar equals cranky child

It is Halloween and it is my favorite holiday of the year. I think that maybe it is that people are (suppose)scared or the fact that you never know what is lurking around the corner. I am hoping that I can get my wife to watch World of the Worlds tonight. I am thinking GOOD LUCK!!!

My little Aqua Girl had a party at 3k today and she was a princess like she wanted, because she was going to be a butterfly. So wanted to be a princess, because we compromised so she was a princess for the party and tonight (as long as we are still going) going to be a butterfly.

After school it was obvious she must have had to much candy today. She usually does not get much from the sugar department. Aqua Girl was a cranky little girl and did not get lunch today. She was screaming because my wife wanted to hold her on her lap. UGGGH

If this attitude keeps up in looks like no trick-or-treating for my little beast. I guess we will see if she is better after a much needed nap this afternoon.

I hope that everyone has a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!

2013/10/24

Discussion: Hi-Tech Issues

 My wife and I were talking this morning about authors signing books. Then the subject, lead to the way that the book market has been a more hi-tech way in reading books, ie Kindle or Nook to name a few.

Then that go use wondering IF one day that all print form of book were to go way that CDs....I HOPE NOT!! What does an author going to do sign your e-book reader.Are they going to have to autograph your cover or with there be a page on the kindle screen that they(author) will be able to sign their Herbie Hancock. Hmm...it puzzles me as well.I do have an e-reader...I really do like my Kindle a lot. I still love the feeling of having the physical feeling in the hands.

Just my thoughts for the day. What are your thoughts of this discussion?

2013/10/20

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1)Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
My rating: Back It Up

I read this book on a whim. It was late before bed and looking for a book to read. I sure did not expect what I received from this 153 page turner.
In the future society of the United States. Is that what we are to expect after what we currently experiencing in our country?
In this story:

Families are only allowed two kids. It's illegal to have anymore than than 3. Luke(the protagonist) is the third child to a strapped farming couple living on the edge of civilization. The family is struggling to make ends meet. For most of his life, Luke's had the run of the back forty, but when a new housing development bring wealthy homes to their neck of the woods, Luke is forced to stay in the attic. He may never go outside again.

Luke watches the new neighborhood from his secret attic lookout. One day he notices a blind flutter on one of the extravagant homes. Without his parents' knowledge, Luke sneaks over to the new neighborhood and meets another shadow child--a girl! She's linked into an underground network of Shadow Children. It is an interesting book.

The authors has the reader wanting more. The reader will be sad, irritated and just pissed off at times throughout this book. I ordered the next 2 books in the series, in which has 7 books in all.


2013/10/14

Reading Event

After the death of writer Tom Clancy. I was thinking about hosting a writing event in his honor. I have been wanting to read a book he has written. I am not that sure what has taken so long for me to do so. I have seen some of the movies that were based off his books and did like every one of the movies.

I was thinking about reading, The Hunt for the Red October. It was the first book published by Tom Clancy. Here is a summary of the book from GoodReads:

the greatest espionage coup in history. Its story: the chase for a top secret Russian missile sub. Lauded by the Washington Post as "breathlessly exciting." The Hunt for Red October remains a masterpiece of military fiction by one of the world's most popular authors, a man whose shockingly realistic scenarios continue to hold us in thrall.Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. And the most incredible chase in history.

I am planning on reading this book in November. I hope that some of you  can join me reading this one. I am not sure how I am going to format the reading event just yet.

The more the merrier. 

2013/10/10

Kids Will Miss Out

I have been putting in quite a bit of hours this week. So it gives me plenty of time to think during the day. So a thought popped into my head(no not the Cream Puff Marshmallow Man). I was thinking of the different types of media that our generation grew up with.

I remember when I was little riffling through the downstairs and finding some old school vinyl and played it on the record player. As well as listening to books on record as well. Just saying it makes feel old.

Then there are cassettes and CDs the more music can be stored on the CDs than the record. Now we have the the digital age of music. This is something that kids in this generation have and can have millions on songs on one device. I am not saying that I do not do this. :)

It was fun riffling through music and seeing what can be found. Do you any of remember this? Or am I showing my age, in which I admit I am.

2013/10/05

Country Cable

You may asked what is country cable. It was a turned that was used quite often when I was in high school. It was just your regular channels that one would receive off an antenna. Over and over my wife and I were just getting sick of the Directv customer service and the equipment that would constantly fail. Really what is the point in having a DVR....if you have to watch the show ASAP or risk losing it.

It has been about a month now that we have been without the satellite, we do not miss it really. Plus we are not shelling out $100 a month either. We know how much the bill if going to be from month to month.

 I am having more time to read as well. I watch maybe 7-9 hours(if that) a week. It really that high due to football season.This was a great choice for our family

I will say this if I came be rid of the TV anyone can do it. All it cost us was the antenna($100, one time payment) and a subscription to Netflix.

Do you have satellite?

2013/10/03

The Never List by Koethi Zan

The Never List



 It is told from Sarah's view point who was held captive in a basement of a psycho college professor along with her best friend, Jennifer, and two other girls, Tracy and Christine. The professor was arrested when Sarah escaped but ten years later is up for parole.

I picked up this book for Halloween season. I heard that it was suppose to be a good book. This book has so much potential build and could have put the reader on the seat. To me it failed to do that in my eyes.

My main problem is that the very dark subject matter is grafted onto a chatty first person narrative style better suited to chick lit, and it just doesn't work. It seemed like that annoying middle school/high school gossip girl over and over and over.

I do not understand why this book is classified as a thriller? This book just failed to deliver.I will be give the author a break with it bring her first book published. Just not my can or bottle of beer I guess.