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  •  Books and Movies... (2+ / 0-)
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    ladybug53, MT Spaces

    I just took the Grimnoir series out of the library yesterday per someone's suggestion on the RB&L diary yesterday. Haven't started it yet, still finishing the book I'm reading on Kindle first.

    We red boxed Madagascar 3 yesterday, and I have to say that's now my favorite in the series. It was funny and had a decent plot. So if you are hosting young children over the holidays, this is a good, entertaining movie to rent. Heck, even older children, my son watched it twice and he's 17. And it's a movie that won't drive you completely insane.  We also rented The Lorax, but that's for later this afternoon.

    I don't read a lot of non fiction. I did enjoy these however:

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future by Michael J. Fox

    On Writing by Stephen King

    My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD. Which is the story of a stroke from a Doctor of Neuro Science's point of view as it happened to her, and her recovery.

    Fiction books:

    The Alpha and Omega series and the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. These are of the "Urban Fantasy" genre. The vampires don't sparkle and the Werewolves aren't completely tame though the aren't ravening beasts either. This series also includes many Native American references, including Native American shape shifters (not of the skin walker variety), Coyote and Others. There are also Witches and Fae, a Demon, and references to other types that may show up later. The characters, male and female are strong and well written. Realistic. The plots are complex and enjoyable. These are my go too books when I'm not feeling well because I've read them so often it doesn't matter if I doze off or miss some details. Also, all but one of the Mercy books I let my 9 year old read (and that one she'll be able to read later, but there's a rape scene in it, granted not explicit, but enough that I feel she's not ready yet).

    And I'm going to stop there before I write a novel myself :).

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 05:57:52 AM PST

    •  Mercy Thompson is good (3+ / 0-)
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      Caedy, FloridaSNMOM, MT Spaces

      I've seen some of the series and liked them - nice and gritty.

      •  Yes, they are.. (2+ / 0-)
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        ladybug53, MT Spaces

        But also endearing, you really care about the characters. And the Mercy Books and the Alpha and Omega cross. Mercy is based in Washington Tri-Cities area where as Alpha and Omega is based on the Marrok's pack in Montana.

        If you want just a taste of Patricia Briggs to see if you like her, the Alpha and Omega Single is a good place to start (e-book).

        It was originally here: On the Prowl . Which is an anthology of four Novella/Short stories, all of which are good. There's a Karen Chance in there also.

        "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

        by FloridaSNMOM on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:20:10 AM PST

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