Monday, June 30, 2008
I tried to run a picture of the cover of the book, but for some reason BlogSpot won't let me enter pictures today. Sorry!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon Edited by P.N. Elrod
This books picks up where My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding leaves off. Most of the stories were really cute. I only felt one or two were great. "Where the Heart Lives" by Marjorie M. Liu was awesome. Very well written and held my attention from the first. By far my favorite.
Thought I should mention that I did a more extensive review of this book for YankeeRomanceReviewers
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Kenaz (kane-awez) rune #6
I have began naming my World of Warcraft characters after runes. Today I named my new blood elf mage "Kaynaz" (Kanaz and Kenaz were already taken). The rune's ancient meaning is boil or sore, something I had forgotten when I went to name today's toon or I might have reconsidered. The more modern meaning is torch. Since my toon is a mage, she can throw a pretty good fireball, so torch seems much more appropriate. It also symbolizes knowledge and enlightenment. It is the sign of discomfort (which I mean for my enemies on WOW to be!)
Kenaz is the rune of Skuld, one of the three Norns or Fates. She was the norn of the future. She also rode with the Valkyries to collect fallen warriors on the field. Her animal is the owl, her tree the pine and the color associated with her is blue.
Upright: Good fortune, giving and receiving gifts, lust, empathy, enlightment, dicomfort.
Reversed: Loss, endings, casting out things from the past.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Unabridged - 7 Cassettes
What can I say? I loved this book about scientists studying whale song and the wild situations they find themselves in. Cona is now one of my all time favorite Moore characters.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Gebo - Gift
The Goddess Gefjon
Gefjon is the goddess of unwed women. He dwells in Frigg's palace where she welcomes them when they die. They are made comfortable and happy and will be forever under Gefjon's protection.
The main legend surrounding Gefjon is the agreement she made with King Gylfi of Sweden. Odin sent Gefjon to the king requesting ownship of some land. Gylfi told Gefjon that she could have all the land she could plough in one day. She turned her four sons into oxen and ploughed a huge piece of land. The oxen sons then dragged the land out to sea where it became the island Seeland.
Gefjon means the giving one and therefore Gebo's meaning is gift. The object associated with Gebo is glass and the color blue. The animal is the ox.
It's meaning is a good partnership or relationship, love, and gifts bestowed. It can also mean emotional problems or disharmony depending on what runes are cast with it.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
You Suck by Christopher Moore
Alright, after my tirade on books I don't want to read, let me tell you about the one I finished today. This was a fun book even though I got a bit confused with all the biting and vampire turning that was going on. I'm still not sure what happened in the last chapter or who the bronze statues are, but I loved it and will read (or listen to) as many Christopher Moore's as I can get my hands on!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Eclipse: Book #3 of the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
Excellent! She tied everything in the series up very neatly. I'm not quite sure I like the way it ended. I probably would have done it differently, but still, awesome book, awesome series. This will go in my permanent collection. I have an audio of Meyer's most recent book "Host". I will probably listen to it after Duma Key.