Monthly Archives: January 2014

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Review

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor is one of those books that most people absolutely love that just left me feeling “meh.” The prose is beautiful and the descriptions make me long to travel, but I got stuck … Continue reading

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The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson Review

Fifteen year old Laila lived a sheltered yet privileged life as the daughter of the powerful leader of a Middle Eastern country. She had servants to tend to her every whim and worshiped her father, who she believed was firm … Continue reading

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The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose Review

I was intrigued by the premise of The Collector of Dying Breaths from the moment I read the description: a gothic tale about perfume and poison that blended two stories, one past and one present. As someone who appreciates scent … Continue reading

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Experimentation with Running/Exercise Apps

I’ve begun experimenting with a few exercise apps since I realized that my iPhone could be used for real stuff, not just weather and entertainment (not that weather isn’t very important since it changes in Texas like you wouldn’t believe!). … Continue reading

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Whining about “Hex”

The Netflix description of the 2004 British teen drama Hex sounded like it would be right up my alley: Always dreaming of fitting in, shy boarding-school student Cassie Hughes finds her life turned upside down when she learns that she’s … Continue reading

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Adventures in Sugar Waxing Part II

I have to confess that I don’t give up easily, and when the quest is to find a longer lasting way to keep the hair off my legs I am willing to try all manner of crazy methods. My first … Continue reading

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Ringing in the New Year With Technology Woes

My tiny little Acer decided to not turn on Monday night, much to my consternation and frustration. It’s not a fancy machine (it still uses Windows XP), but I was able to run basic games, the Internet, Adobe Reader, and … Continue reading

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