Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Gargoyle

So, I finished this book the other day and now I feel as though I should tell everyone I know to read it! It was slow going at first, but as the book went on I grew to love it and I couldn't stop reading it! I very much recommend it to all!

The Gargoyle
The Gargoyle

Here's the Goodreads description:

An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time

The narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life. As the book opens, he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body. As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned, he awaits the day when he can leave the hospital and commit carefully planned suicide—for he is now a monster in appearance as well as in soul.

A beautiful and compelling, but clearly unhinged, sculptress of gargoyles by the name of Marianne Engel appears at the foot of his bed and insists that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly injured mercenary and she was a nun and scribe in the famed monastery of Engelthal who nursed him back to health. As she spins their tale in Scheherazade fashion and relates equally mesmerizing stories of deathless love in Japan, Iceland, Italy, and England, he finds himself drawn back to life—and, finally, in love. He is released into Marianne's care and takes up residence in her huge stone house. But all is not well. For one thing, the pull of his past sins becomes ever more powerful as the morphine he is prescribed becomes ever more addictive. For another, Marianne receives word from God that she has only twenty-seven sculptures left to complete—and her time on earth will be finished.

Already an international literary sensation, the Gargoyle is an Inferno for our time. It will have you believing in the impossible.

Your Blog is Fabulous!

Marie from cupcake witch gave me an award!!
If you get this award you have to:
1~Say five things you are addicted to.
2~Nominate 5 other bloggers/people with this award.

5 Things I'm Addicted To:
1- I, like Marie, am also addicted to coffee. I don't see any way not to be with two kids!
2- Target. Shopping at Target balances me. I love Target!
3- School. I should be done by now, but I'm not. I can't really decide what I want to be when I "grow up", so I just keep going to school!
4- Watching tv shows on dvd. Buffy, Charmed, Veronica Mars...I could go on and on.
5- My kids. I don't know what I would do without them! I probably wouldn't exist (at least that's what it feels like).

The 5 people I nominate for this award are:
1- Steph from Reviewer X. Because I love someone who will speak their mind regardless of what other people think!
2- Alea from Pop Culture Junkie. Because she's great and her blog is great and there is no more I can say!
3- Sarah from Sarah's Random Musings. She's a fun blogger!
4- Taren from The Chick Manifesto. Because she's fun and quirky and we like a lot of the same things!
5- Melissa Walker. Because she's Melissa Walker and I'm Melissa Walker. Melissa Walker's are great!

So thank you for the award Marie!!

Monday, February 23, 2009


Amanda Ashby is having a wonderful release party for her book Zombie Queen of Newbury High!!! Every guest post has a contest to win, so go and have fun with the guests and enter some wonderful contests!!! Fun Fun Fun!!!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

I'm Tired

I will start off with this. First, I put those pics of the kids on there because they make me happy when they're happy.
And I will continue on with this: I got my March issue of Elle in the mail and this is what I have to say: Why can't we all look like that after having a baby? It's just not fair! But on to other things.

I am so tired! My 10 month old is sick. This means I get no sleep. My 2 year old would not take a nap today and proceeded to throw the hugest fit I've ever seen from her. Not fun! My husband has been super busy at work this week with a computer virus on the loose, so he's no company When I said something to him this morning about not ever seeing him, he said "I watched a movie with you last night". This movie that he's referring to is Choke, and he made it through 17 minutes before he fell asleep.

I should be doing homework, but I'm not.
I could be reading, but I'm not.

I just want to sleep and never get up. It sucks, and now I'm writing the most boring post ever. I think tonight I'll put the kids to bed, get a blanket, and watch as much Nip/Tuck as I can possibly stand (which may not be much, considering where it's been heading). Laziness. Maybe I'll do something tomorrow.

Monday, February 16, 2009

TV Meme

I got this from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie who got it from Amy at My Friend Amy's Blog and so on and so forth:

1. Name a TV show series in which you have seen every episode at least twice: I'm gonna go with Alea on this and say Veronica Mars and Felicity, then Buffy, Angel, My So-Called Life

2. Name a show you can’t miss: I pretty much miss it all and catch up on the internet, but Dexter is my favorite right now.

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to watch a show: Kristen Bell, because she's amazing!

4. Name an actor who would make you less likely to watch a show: Rosie Perez

5. Name a show you can, and do, quote from: I don't do quotes, I have a hard time remembering things like that.

6. Name a show you like that no one else enjoys: Well, all the ones I really loved got canceled.

7. Name a TV show which you’ve been known to sing the theme song: CSI

8. Name a show you would recommend everyone to watch: Heroes, because it's just fun!

9. Name a TV series you own: Veronica Mars, Felicity,The Office, Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl, Buffy, Angel, Charmed, My So-Called Life, Heroes, The Tudors, NCIS, CSI, Weeds, and Sex and the City. I could go on, but everyone would probably stop reading anyway!

10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium, but has surprised you with his/her acting choices in television: Milla Jovovich

11. What is your favorite episode of your favorite series? I love "I Jump, You Jump Jack" from the Gilmore Girls!

12. Name a show you keep meaning to watch, but you just haven’t gotten around to yet: Desperate Housewives

13. Ever quit watching a show because it was so bad? CSI: Miami

14. Name a show that’s made you cry multiple times: Hmm...I can't think of a tv show that's ever done it.

15. What do you eat when you watch TV? Anything and everything.

16. How often do you watch TV? Most days at least an hour.

17. What’s the last TV show you watched? NCIS

18. What’s your favourite/preferred genre of TV? Medical Drama

19. What was the first TV show you were obsessed with? Buffy

20. What TV show do you wish you never watched? "I don't regret the things I've done, but those I could not do"

21. What’s the weirdest show you enjoyed? I'll go with Alea and say Arrested Development

22. What TV show scared you the most? I used to be completely freaked out by "Are you Afraid of the Dark"

23. What is the funniest TV show you have ever watched? The Office and Arrested Development

24. What show was cancelled too early? And easier question would be which show wasn't cancelled too early. Veronica Mars, My So-Called Life, Arrested Development

Want to play along? Just answer these questions on your blog and leave me a comment so I can come check out your answers!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

We had a tea party yesterday and I thought these pictures were just too cute to not share!!

Sadie was actually trying to pose for the camera and this is what came out!

Lena is just starting to clap at everything!

A very nice photo op!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy Valentines Day to all!! I decided that since both the kids were napping that I'd take this opportunity to post a lovely Valentines wish to all. Of course, I don't know if you want one from me. I'm the mom that forgets to bring Valentines for her kids' class, only remembering when I pick them up and find their giant bag of Valentines from the moms that didn't forget! Anyway, I'm sending my wish anyway!

Still trying to decide what to read next! I got a box from Amazon with Dust of 100 Dogs and I'm thinking about reading that!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Book Rut!

I'm totally in a book rut! I've got so much going on with school and the kids that I can't for the life of me find something I really want to read. I'm not lacking for books, being that I just bought a ton and joined paperbackswap and bookmooch. I just need to find something amazing to read! The Heretic's Daughter went too fast and now I'm stuck! Help! I'm part of the way through The Elite and part of the way through Shopaholic Ties the Knot. I just need some motivation!
We even had a snow day today and I didn't get a single thing done!

Monday, February 9, 2009


Taylor at For the Love of Books is having a contest! She's giving away Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls!! To enter this contest go here! Hurry! It ends the 15th!

Friday, February 6, 2009


I just finished reading The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent. I have no words to explain it! The intensity of this story is amazing! I've never had this kind of a reaction to a book. I had such intense feelings while reading this, that at some points I almost started crying (of course, I'm kind of a baby anyway). The Salem Witch Trials are such a horrible part of this country's history, but I've never really looked into it that well. While being a historical fiction, it still holds so much of the true events of the time, having been researched for five years before being written. I highly recommend reading this book!
The Heretic's Daughter