Nimia’s Blog

Okay, so I usually just post about the books I read, but today I feel like mixing it up a bit. Sometimes people just piss me off!! I just wish they were smart enough to realize that when they constantly baby their kids & make sure they ALWAYS get their way, they are not only totally screwing up their kids for the rest of their lives, but also being unfair to the other kids around them. And when it happens at school, it just pisses me off even more! I mean seriously, if a second grader can throw a fit & cry until they get their way, what is that teaching the other kids in the class? I am not sure which one I am more pissed about. The stupid mom who babies the kid & calls the school to complain anytime her kid gets upset because she didn’t get her way?…..or the teacher for allowing it?. …or maybe its not the teacher’s fault. It could be the Principal’s fault, maybe she is telling the teacher she has to give in to this particular big ass baby kid’s every whim. Personally I think they should kick the kid out of school. Her behavior is completely disruptive to the classroom. After all, how much can the kids really be learning other than if you cry enough you will get your way? Pretty sure the REAL world doesn’t work that way. Isn’t it about time she learned that? How long is the school going to let this go on? Obviously the mother will probably let it go on forever. Boy she sure is helping her child out. DUH!!!

On the same, yet slightly tangent subject…..how is it that another kid can get in trouble for hurting this kid’s feeling when they did nothing wrong. All this other child did was say they went somewhere, or that they got a new toy. Isn’t that what kids do? Aren’t you supposed to tell your friends when you get something. How is that bragging? That to me is so completely ridiculous it is almost beyond my comprehension. So basically in this particular classroom, not only are the kids are learning that if you act like a big ass baby you will be rewarded, but they are also being taught incorrect definitions of words. I’m pretty sure that if I tell you my daughter is out jumping on the trampoline with her friends, I am just stating that A: she is outside. B: she is getting exercise. C: by jumping on the trampoline. & D: that she is not doing it alone, but with friends. That is NOT bragging. If I tell you that she got a zhu zhu pet in her Easter basket, that is NOT bragging. Bragging would be something more like “I got to got to the Taylor Swift concert, and the Miley Cyrus concert, and the Jonas Brothers concert & the Demi Lovato concert, because my mom takes me to every concert I want to go to.” Somehow that seems a little more like bragging to me. Just saying…..

 

Okay, I think I am going to get off my soapbox. I think I feel a little bit better. But I will be making a phone call to the school on Monday requesting a teacher OTHER than the one I spoke of above for my daughter’s teacher next year.

So I have read a few more books since my last post.  Here they are…..

Shift by Rachel Vincent

This is one of my FAVORITE series.  I just wish she were able to crank them out faster.

Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine

Another installment in the Morganville Vamps series.  This is a “YA” series, but still really good.

Elvis & the Dearly Departed by Peggy Wood

This is the first in a cozy mystery series involving a hairdresser that not only works in a salon, but also does hair for her families funeral home.  And one can’t forget that she has her faithful companion, Elvis, who just happens to be the King reincarnated as a Basset Hound.  Pretty good starter book.  I am planning to look for others in the series.

Raising the Stakes by Wendy Etherington  &  Crossing the Line by Jean Brashear

These are both part of the Harlequin NASCAR series.  They were both good & the story has unfolded as I expected.  I really like the fact that although these are your typical romances where boy meets girl & then boy gets girl, there is so much more to them.  They follow the fictional families of NASCAR & so each book is inter-related while still a stand alone.  I have enjoyed following along & seeing what happens to them all.  Can’t tell if there are more to come or if they are going to change over to something new, but whatever happens I will keep reading.

So far in 2010 I have read 15 books.  These are not necessarily in the order I read them since I am a major slacker & had just been stacking them without logging them. 

PRIDE by Rachel Vincent

PREY by Rachel Vincent

DARK MAGIC by Cheyenne McCray

TIMELESS MOON by CT Adams & Cathy Clamp

COLD MOON RISING by CT Adams & Cathy Clamp

FORBIDDEN FALLS by Robyn Carr

ANGELS PEAK by Robyn Carr

MOONLIGHT ROAD by Robyn Carr

LORD OF MISRULE by Rachel Caine

INTO THE CORNER by Marisa Carrol

THE COMEBACK by Abby Gaines

MURDER GAME by Christine Feehan

THE RENEGADE HUNTER by Lynsay Sands

ASHES OF MIDNIGHT by Lara Adrian

ACCIDENTALLY DEMONIC by Dakota Cassidy

Okay, so obviously I failed miserably at keeping a Book Blog last year.  I didn’t even make it half of the year.  I am someone who learns from their mistakes & so will NOT be trying to accomplish this again this year, since I know that it would also result in failure.  I am thinking maybe I will try & just keep a running list of what books I have read without trying to give a synopsis or review or any other bs I tried to include last year.

I do still need to include a Page of everything I read in 2009, since there may be that 1 person in the world who will read this & want to know.  Unfortunately they will have to wait since I do not have the list completed on the computer yet.  But I did do a good job of keeping my written log of what I read.  That counts for something, RIGHT?!?!?

Book 27

Posted on: May 22, 2009

You’re the One That I Haunt by Terri Garey

372 pages

ISBN: 978-0-06-158203-5

The Devil Went Down to Georgia…

Nicki Styx has always known that the devil’s in the details – but does he have to move in next door, too?  Worse, he won’t take no for an answer.  Nicki would never leave her beloved boyfriend, ER doc Joe Bascombe, but hell hath no fury like a devil scorned.  He’s determined to make Nicki’s life a living hell – even if it means exposing Nicki as an unwilling ghoulfriend to the dead.

Now, just when she was getting used to being able to see and hear – and help – spirits, Nicki’s got a whole new set of problems.  With ghosts descending from all sides, the bereaved knocking down her door, and Joe trying to take things to the next level, Nicki may finally be in over her head.  It would be so easy to dance with the devil…but if Nicki crosses over to the dark side, she may never leave.

This is the third book in Terri Garey’s Nicki Styx series.  They are light and humorous.  After reading this I realized I had somehow missed reading the second book.  It turned out fine, I had not missed enough to make me realize it until I found the second book still on my TBR mountain.  Oops!!  Nicki runs a vintage clothing boutique with her gay male friend.  The devil has a thing for her & is always trying to find ways to get her to leave her boyfriend (who used to married to her sister) for him.  And if that isn’t enough…she has a rather odd transvestite grandparent who happens to be a magic practicing Wiccan.  I think from her you can gather where the humor comes into play.  There are numerous situations that arise that throw a kink into Nicki’s plans for a HEA life.  It could seem that it is too unrealistic that so many obstacles pop up, but Hey!  Its fiction & its supposed to be that way.  All in all a good series, and one that I will continue to read, hopefully without skipping anymore of them.

Finished April 13, 2009

Book 26

Posted on: May 22, 2009

Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr

416 pages

ISBN: 978-0-7783-2657-1

Shelby McIntyre has big plans – plans that include finding Mr. Right.  Her dream man will have a clean-shaven jaw, creases in his pants and hopefully an advanced degree.  What she gets is Luke Riordan.

At twenty-five, after five years as her mother’s caregiver, it’s time for Shelby to experience freedom and adventure.  Time for travel, college and romance.  But when she visits Virgin River, she runs into Luke Riordan, decidedly not whom she has in mind.

A handsome Blackhawk pilot, Luke exited the army after twenty years, four wars and having been shot out of the sky three times.  At thirty-eight he’s tough and jaded.  His major was in one-night stands, with a minor in commitment avoidance.

Technically, these two are all wrong for one another.  But sometimes what you want and what you need are two different things…two very good things.

This is the fifth book in the Virgin River series, and another wonderful installment.  This series keeps pulling me in & not letting go.  If Robyn Carr could write a book a week about these people, I would definitely be willing to read each and every one of them.  I can’t help myself for falling in love with the town and all of its residents.  I cannot recommend this series enough.

Finished April 8, 2009

Book 25

Posted on: May 22, 2009

Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr

389 pages

ISBN: 978-0-7783-2646-5

THE COMMUNITY OF VIRGIN RIVER SAW VANESSA RUTLEDGE THROUGH HER DARKEST DAYS – NOW SHE’S LOOKING TO A BRIGHT FUTURE

In the space of a few months Vanessa buried her husband, Matt, and gave birth to their son – breaking her heart while filling it with with a whole new kind of love.  But the one man she longs to share this love with now acts as if she doesn’t exist.

Paul Haggerty lives by the marine motto: Semper Fi.  Ever faithful to his best friend, he’s done right by Matt’s widow as best he can…considering he’s been secretly in love with her for years.  Now, just as he’s about to make his move, another woman has staked her claim on him – a claim that will be tough to escape.

With courage, humility and not a little meddling from the good folks of Virgin River, vanni and Paul might just get a second chance to have the love they both desire and deserve.

This is the fourth book set in Virgin River.  All of the same familiar faces that we love are here.  It is hard not to fall in love with both the people and the town when you read these books.  What more can I say?  If you have read the other books, this is a Must Read!  If you haven’t read them and you enjoy a feel-good romance that is more about the people and their lives and relationships than a lot of steamy meaningless sex, then go get the first book, Virgin River, and get reading!!

Finished April 6, 2009


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  • Terri: I enjoy this series too! I got a little disenchanted with it with Chosen. I was disappointed with Zoey's choices, but boy did she pay for them. I was
  • akbookmama: You know, I'm having the exact same issue with Midnight's Daughter by Karen Chance. I'm just not really digging the world these characters live in. An

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