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Book Review: The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening

Posted in American Idol, Book Reviews, Reviews on May 5, 2010 by teamjalice1863

Let me start by saying: I am so glad I finally gave this series a shot. I have not been disappointed! The Vampire Diaries might seem like it’s a rip off of Twilight Saga, but the truth is that this series was released in 1991!! Many, many years before Twilight was even thought of! So I will stop all prejudgments there.

The characters in this book series are very interesting. Elena, who was at first portrayed as shallow, really begins to grow on you. Stefan, Bonnie, Meredith, and Caroline are all great supporting roles.

To be honest with you, the character that stood out the most is the character you see the least until the end! Damon Salvatore, Stefan’s sinister, manipulative older brother.

The book climaxes, then ends very suddenly, forcing the reader to think twice about not continuing on to the second book, The Struggle. Which, I believe, was the point. It was very well done. If I didn’t have another book I wanted to read immediately, the Salvatore brothers would have me for another 200 + pages.

I might add: If you’re like me, and picked up the books because of the CW TV series, you are going to be disappointed if you go in believing that the books are going to be exactly like the series. Not true at all. I had a bit of a hard time getting through the first few chapters because of that, and I KNEW they were different. I just thought I’d add that as an extra precaution to those looking for more Salvatore brothers to satisfy them until Season 2 airs!


American Idol 2009!!

Posted in American Idol on January 14, 2009 by teamjalice1863

So, I know most of theo people who read my blog don’t follow this show, but I do. I have ever year since Season 3. So far, I am liking the new Judge. She’s a refresher to Paula’s continuous nice side! Yes indeedy.

I don’t know where Idol is going to lead this year. I am hoping it will be just as exciting as last years, but the first first few weeks are so dull. I just wanted to tune in this week, to get a feel for the new judge. She seems like she is going to be okay! I don’t know if that makes Simon any less crankier, but eh. Simon’s lovely anyway. He seems to be aging, actually. I wonder how old Simon is.

I’ll probably end up watching all the way through anyway. Mari and I like to talk about the various auditions anyway. And that is it for this entry. I have a dream entry to post, and it must go separately.