Monday, December 29, 2008
Lie to Me: This series just looks like a very interesting one. What if you could tell just by someone's body language that they were lying? So is the job of deception artist Dr. Cal Lightman played by Tim Roth. His character is based on real life lie detector, Dr. Paul Ekman. Airs January 21 at 9pm e/8pm c on Fox
Dollhouse: From the creative mind of Joss Whedon (Firefly, Angel, Buffy) comes the new drama that has a facility turning girls into whatever clients would like them to be. Wiping their personalties, these women are then put back into action as, yet, another totally different person. This is definitely one to keep an eye out for. Airs Feb 13 at 9pm e/8pm c on Fox
Friday, December 19, 2008
I am not a big epic fantasy reader, though I have read many of the big names in the genre including Jordan and Goodkind. The reason I recommend this book is that it has all the elements of an epic, without the enormous page length that a lot of those books tend to be. For me, with kids and life getting in the way, I love a good rich story that can be read and enjoyed within a few days. This is one of those wonderful books.
I would definitely recommend this book to epic fans and fantasy readers alike. It had good adventure, great action, and a twisting plot that left you salivating for the next. Royal Exile is a book great for a long winter's night spent indoors by a fire. So, step into the land of where a lost king sets out to find his kingdom and begins an adventure that will change his life and the world around him forever.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Open up to a fight over an egg, dark blue and gorgeous sent by magic to be found by a peasant boy looking to feed his family. Mix in the stories of an old man, of dragons that lit up the sky with their glorious fire and keep evil at bay. Add the most beloved Saphira, sapphire dragon who becomes bounded to a young Eragon and thrown into an adventure that only dreams can contain....
Paolini has given us a masterpiece when it comes to a classic novel, spinning a tale that even Tolkein and Lewis would be proud of. Do not base this book on what you have seen in the movie. It is not a book for younger kids. Violent and sometimes a bit disturbing, either read it first or make sure your child is okay with images like that. If you have read Harry, then this is about as dark and scary.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
When I began to read FYMO, I could only nod my head at the wonderful insight these writers had. From everything to what a girl sees in a guy to the dreaded whether a girl wants to 'do it' is in this book and handled beautifully. Now, for even you older men, it can be an eye opener as well. My husband read it, mostly because I asked him, and even he couldn't believe some of the things he read. Even casting an eye to me and saying 'Is that Really how you all think?" and then"Wish this was out when I was younger."
I have a young boy who is all of two, but believe me, this will be waiting for him when he gets older. It will be a mandatory read before he begins dating and a reference when there are things he needs help understanding. If you are a young man and are in the dating scene or a mom with a son heading there, you NEED to read this book. And for all you others out there, the series has For Women Only, For Young women Only, and For Men Only. I am buying all of them to add to my shelf.
Connie Mishali's Weblog
Friday, October 31, 2008
So many people talk about Twilight and miss this super great book......
I liked Twilight, but I had a hard time dealing with Bella. I thought she was just too...girly for some having with vampires. I wanted someone that could stand with them in a fight and not cower behind....Enter Rose. She is the bodyguard to Lissa, a vampire princess that must attend school and keep out of the clutches of the dark side. Rose is aggressive and hard headed, sometimes risking Lissa while trying to prove she is strong, but all the while terrified to let anyone else in.
To make her stronger, her elders bring in the hot and ever so delicious Dimitri and with fists and kicks a flying, Rose's world gets a might more interesting.
This is one killer book for anyone who loves Vampires and is looking for a good young adult book. I strongly urge anyone, not just teens to pick it up because once you start it, you won't put it down or the second and third. LOL!!
So get past Edward and Bella, not that I don't love them, and sink your teeth into Rose and Lissa's often dangerous lives
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I am a Wizard of Oz fan and this book is definitely NOT your movie with the cute little munchkins running around singin about the lollipop guild. So be warned...
This is the story about the Wicked Witch of the West and how she became so 'misunderstood'. A big warning here..this book is very political in nature and if you are again the one who watched the movie because you thought Toto was cute and Oz was such a fairy tale land, DO NOT read this book.
Now on with the review.. Like I said before I am a really big fan of Oz and all that Frank Baum put into it, but what Maguire does is make you actually 'feel' for the Wicked Witch, whose name is actually Elphaba. She is born green skinned and completely misunderstood. While I read this, I couldn't help, but picture Wednesday Adams.
You continue on in her life of how her family never quite understand her and how her little sister is her mother's favorite. We meet a few of the more familar characters in the novel as well from Dorothy, who is the love interest of Elphie's son and of course, the cute littl Munchins, who are not really all the cute in the story.
I won't go into any further detail except to say, if you truly are a die hard Oz fan, you should really read this book and its sequel. I also know that the story of the Lion comes out soon. So, in closing, the Wizard might be wonderful, but this book truly is an Oz masterpiece.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I love great books about assassins and this one is no exception. Book one of the Night Angel Trilogy,The Way of Shadows had wonderful characters, a great setting, and a storyline that kept me glued to my chair for the duration of the book.
Azoth(Kylar) is the main character, who goes from guild rat to assassin in this action packed novel. Trained as a master assassin by the best in the game, Durzo Blint, Azoth must give up everything to accomplish the unexpected.
The fight scenes are brilliantly handled and smooth, fitting in with the dialogue. Mr. Weeks does a wondeful job with the flow of the book, which in my opinion, is key to a good strong story. I really can't wait for the next one.
You can read the first chapter here.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Nathan as Rick Castle
http://castletv.net/ Here is the link to the web site.
http://www.duckydoestv.com/2008/10/06/preview-nathan-fillions-castle-abc-promo-video/ here is the link to the promo spot.
Check out both!!!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Harry Dresden(Paul Blackthorne)
Primeval on BBC America....another great show with lots of creatures.....
Dean Winchester (JensenAckles)
Supernatural on the WC....Ghosts and demons and two hot men....need I say more....
and last, but surely not least...we have....
Nick Stokes(George Eads)
CSI on CBS.....science and some hot male scientists in lab coats and sometimes not so much lab coat.....
TV.....my little black box full of hot men and hot shows....catch the ones still on, rent the ones that aren't....
Friday, August 15, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Episode #12: Power in a coke bottle
When we last left our hero, he was stranded up on the tallest skyscraper in Bigtroplis grasping an empty coke bottle like it was his last hope for victory. He stared at his nemesis, Evilguy with a glare that wouldn’t quite kill, but make you seriously uncomfortable.
“I have you in my grasp now, Evil. You will not get away this time.” He smiled and prepared to smash the bottle to the ground. “I know now that the source of all the evil you are is within the confines of this here bottle. I will now free it from its prison thus ending your reign of terror.” The bottle smashed to the concrete with a shatter, spilling glass everywhere. Superstud threw his head back and began to laugh….”that was far too easy.”
“You are right it was and stupid.” Evilguy decked our hero and sent him flying to the ground. “Did you really believe I’m that dumb? To put all the source of my badness into something as breakable as a bottle. Please.” He placed his foot on Stud’s throat.
“You always carry around that bottle.”
“Correction…I carry around a bottle. I enjoy a refreshing drink after my evil doings. It gives me energy to go about my evil chores. You wouldn’t believe how tiring robbing a bank or blowing up innocent people can be. I feel refreshed.”
“Oh, my mistake…”
“Besides, my powers are much to exceptional for a simple bottle. No, the real source of my power is the bottle cap.” Evilguy rammed his foot harder on to Superstud’s neck and cackled.
Will this be the last of our studly hero or will his brawn take up where his brain left off? Find out in the next adventure of…
The Adventures of Superguy and Evilstud…or is that the other way around…damn I need a new agent…this narrating business is for the birds…I bet Regis didn’t have to do this crap…an empty coke bottle…please…who writes this stuff…seen better on a cereal box…I really need a stiff drink…. CUT