Today I woke up with my entire day planned out. First I would de-clutter the rec-room, attempt to bathe the dogs, get a jump on the ever-growing laundry pile, and between loads while the washing machine was working it’s magic I was going to catch-up on some challenge reviews – specifically the book and TV show reviews for My Friend Amy’s L.J. Smith Vampire Diaries challenge. The books themselves are re-reads for me, as I had devoured them at age 13 when they were first released. So far I’ve read the first omnibus which contains books 1 and 2. Let me say they are just as awesome as I remembered! As for the new TV show, just last night I finally caught up with all the episodes so far. (Gotta love network channels that include full episodes for viewing online!) I’d been a bit worried at first that the show would slaughter the original story, but so far I’m loving it. The show is different but I think the balance of good changes versus bad changes isn’t going to be an issue for me. And the actors chosen for the roles have terrific chemistry which makes it all the more enjoyable. My biggest complaint as of now is from the latest episode, involving Stefan and Damon’s past lover Katherine. In the books she was portrayed as a very sweet, caring girl – however in the show she’s a raging manipulative bitch. Not sure why this aspect was altered, but I’m still hopelessly addicted.
Back to my super organized to-do list for today, let’s see what I’ve got accomplished:
Vampire Diaries reviews
Wow! How impressive, an entire day to do four little things and all I managed to cross off was laundry (mainly because people look at me strangely when I run out of normal clothes and am forced to wear my pajamas in public.) Keep in mind though that I did do six loads of laundry today (am I the only mother of teenaged boys who wear like a gazillion outfits a day!?) You might be wondering what kept me from being more productive today – and my answer is a book! While attempting task one of my list (de-clutter rec-room) I decided that I would gather together all those books sitting around my house that I only own because someone said I HAD to read it. You know the ones I’m talking about, those books that you’d never pick up on your own, and people look at you like you have three heads for not having read it. My mission was to whittle this pile of books down, choosing randomly I would read at least 50-75 pages. If I wasn’t digging it – I’d chuck it out. Good plan I thought. My pile was made and I felt a surge of hope, thinking that soon I would have space for new books! But I made the mistake of taking a peek at the top book in the pile, which turned into me lounging on the sofa reading intently. 500 pages later it’s nearly midnight. (sigh) In case you’re curious the book was called The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel and I was almost 100% sure this would not be a book I’d enjoy (I mean really a prehistoric historical novel featuring cavemen? So not me.) But I was so into it, and literally could not set it down. Now I must go tomorrow immediately and pick up the next book (oh yeah and even worse it’s a series known as Earth’s Children, just what I needed right now!) Really, really want to find out what happens next – but I know I’m in for a disappointment because I just read a post over at A Certain Bent Appeal called “Books To Lose Your Virginity To” (a freaking hilarious new feature at this blog) and this series is featured. So in this post the Earth’s Children series is described like so “The series is truly bizarre in that the first book is a close examination of early human societies and customs and the following books are more like straight-up loincloth porn.” POP! Hear that noise? It was my hopes exploding. LOINCLOTH PORN!! That is just wrong on so many levels.
Happy Sunday Everyone!
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