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Thursday, April 29

Friday Book Blogger Hop

Jennifer from Crazy for Books has created this meme.

If you'd like to participate, here's Jennifer's instructions:

Every day I seem to find another book blog that I start following. In the spirit of the Friday Follow, I thought it would be cool to do a Book Blog Hop to give us all bookies a chance to connect and find new blogs that we may be missing out on! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed!

So, if you'd like to participate, just repost this on your blog, sign MckLinky and check out other blogs in MckLinky! Let's connect and make new book bloggy friends!! So, if you consider yourself a book blogger, come join the fun!

Thursday Ramblings - April 29, 2010

It's been awhile since I've written a rambling. My writing has been a little slow lately. I do have over 5,000 words written on a YA novel called "The Doorbell."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Complete First Season (Slim Set)For the last few nights, I've been watching "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" on DVD. All seven seasons have been sitting on my shelf for months. I'm just now getting around to watching them. I was a big fan of the show when it was originally on. I had every show recorded on VHS. I guess now I can get rid of the tapes.
Dimensions 'GARFIELD - I WON'T SHINE' Cross Stitch KitI've been working on a few cross stitching projects too. Yes, I'm a straight guy who likes to cross stitch. I know it's a little weird, but it's a harmless hobby, and I make really neat gifts for my family and friends.

Superman III (Deluxe Edition)I found "Superman III" DVD at my local thrift shop for a $1.50. It had never been opened. I've never been a big fan of the Superman movies, and had only seen the third movie once. It's a little darker than the first two movies, but it's better than the unwatchable fourth movie.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Two-Disc Special Edition)I saw "New Moon" several weeks ago. It's horrible! It's worse than "Twilight." I bought "Avatar" last week. I never got a chance to see the movie in the theaters. The movie is overrated. Don't get me wrong, there are some great special effects in it, but there is no plot. "The Company" from earth invades Pandora for the mineral rock, and they try to kill the blue aliens living there.

The TransporterOther movies I've collected lately are: "Sherlock Holmes," "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," "The Stepfather," and "The Transporter 1&2." "Sherlock Holmes" = Okay, but disappointing. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" = Horrible sequel. "The Stepfather" = Okay thriller. "The Transporter" = Great action movie. "The Transporter 2" = Not as good as the first, but has some great fight scenes.

The Anonymous Bride (Texas Boardinghouse Brides) A friend sent me two books, "The Business of Writing for Children" by Aaron Shepard and "The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children" by Nancy Lamb. I received the book "Edge of Apocalypse" by Tim LaHaye & Craig Parshall, and "The Anonymous Bride" by Vickie McDonough in the mail this week.
I just finished reading the book "Plan B" by Pete Wilson. My review for the book will be published on May 3rd.

Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn't Show Up the Way You Thought He Would?

Monday, April 26

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, what are you reading is hosted by Shelia at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.

What I'm Reading Now:

Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn't Show Up the Way You Thought He Would?
Plan B
by Pete Wilson

What I've Just Read:

Firefly Rain
Firefly Rain
by Richard Dansky

What I'm Reading Next:

The River Between
The River Between
by Jacquelyn Cook

Saturday, April 24

Great Finds Issue #29

What to do when you don’t live close to a book store?
Two words – Thrift Shop!


Night Train to Lisbon
Night Train to Lisbon
by Emily Grayson

My Cousin Rachel
My Cousin Rachel
by Daphne Du Maurier

Down These Dark Spaceways
by Mike Resnick


Born of Ice (League, No 3)
Born of Ice
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Secret Star
by Nora Roberts

by Tara K. Harper

Vampire Notes
by Robert Arthur Smith

The X Files: Ruins
by Kevin J. Anderson

Running With the Demon
Running with the Demon
by Terry Brooks

by Sara Pennypacker

Tick Tock
by Dean Koontz

Salem's Children
by Mary Leader

Thursday, April 22

Blog Tour - Firefly Rain by Richard Dansky

Firefly RainFirefly Rain
BY: Richard Dansky
PUBLISHED BY: Gallery Books
PUBLISHED IN: April 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4391-4863-1
Pages: 343
Ages: Adult
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

“Firefly Rain” tells the tale of Jacob Logan, a failed businessman. After going away to college, he never returned to home to visit his parents. His parents are now deceased. With his life plans up in the air, he returns to his hometown in Mayfield, North Carolina. The town has barely grown since the last time he saw it. The old family house is still there.

Since his parents death, the caretaker Carl has been taking care of the family property. Weird things start to occur. His car is stolen from the driveway, and all of his belongings are destroyed in a highway accident.

Jacob starts remembering about his childhood, and starts learning about the strange myths of the town.

The beginning of “Firefly Rain” opens as good as any great horror film. The creepy setting and eerie descriptions of the house make this tale a great read late at night. Jacob Logan is your typical horror novel character. He’s going back to the home that he didn’t really want. Towards the middle of the book, the plot starts to go downhill fast, leading to a disappointing ending. Despite this, I still enjoyed reading the book. If you like haunted house tales or if just want to read a spine-chilling story, check this book out.

Note: I would like to thank Gallery Books for sending me this complimentary copy to review.

Tuesday, April 20

Teaser Tuesday - Firefly Rain

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Firefly Rain

He'd been honed by the years rather than worn down, that much I saw as he stood there in the doorway. His face was thinner, his nose sharper, and that knife of an Adam's apple he'd always had stuck out farther.

page 155 - Firefly Rain by Richard Dansky

Monday, April 19

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, what are you reading is hosted by Shelia at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.

What I'm Currently Reading:

Firefly Rain
Firefly Rain
by Richard Dansky

The review will be posted on Thursday as part of a Blog Tour.

What I Just Finished Reading:

by Katie Hines

What I'm Reading Next:

Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn’t Show Up the Way You Thought He Would?
Plan B
by Pete Wilson