Friday, March 12, 2010

A Review: The Sapphire Flute by Karen E. Hoover

sapphire-large In the world of Rasann, two girls live. Ember is a girl who discovers she can see magic and change the appearance of things at will. Kayla is a musician who is given the Sapphire Flute and told not to play it. Both girls are sent on quests and both face danger sent from the villain of the tale, C’Tan.

The chapters weave between the two girls’ paths, including an occasional scene from C’Tan’s point of view.

The prologue starts the book off with a bang and sets the book in motion, making you not want to put it down the entire time. Throughout the book there are twists and turns that make the plot intriguing and unexpected things continue all the way to the very end.

I could easily imagine the characters and the places that they went. Between the love-struck Kayla and the slightly crazy C’Tan, the emotions were strong and you could almost feel them as you read.

Karen Hoover has started a great series and I can’t wait for the rest of them to come out. The first book has landed itself on my favorite’s list and I’m sure the other six books will too.

You can visit Karen Hoover’s blog HERE. The book is available to purchase HERE.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Today is Monday and as such, it is officially lousy. Of course, it could be something to do with the fact that I didn't get much sleep last night due to reading Dracula right before bed...yeah, not a smart idea. Still, it's a library book and I only get it for two weeks. Before bed is the only time for me to read.

I started another story, this one, hopefully, will last a bit longer than my last idea. I have big plans for this one though, so it'll probably last. It isn't my usual rambling writing that I do, it's more structured. But then again, I wrote Involuntary Notions without any plans whatsoever and managed to finish it in a month, so who knows what'll happen.

Speaking of Involuntary Notions, the editing process has slowed down for that. I've gotten writer' block for it. Of course, I could just skip to a different part of the story, but then I'd have to be careful not to change too much, in case I change something when I stay working on earlier parts again. Knowing my luck, I'd end up completely messing up the whole story...I've done it before.

I was wondering, earlier today, whether anyone has ever won every single game of Freecell. I mean, there's like 1000000 different games. I'm sure it's possible, but I wonder how long it would take, and if anyone had done it. It might be something to look into.

On another note, the adapter for my laptop isn't working anymore. Lydia has graciously let me borrow hers whenever my battery needs to be recharged, but it is getting annoying having to recharge my laptop every two hours. Mom was supposed to order a new one online, but I don't know if she ever did.

I guess that's enough rambling for now.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Digital Camera and ASB

Hmm...thirty-seven days? And I was trying to post regularly...all well. 

I bought a digital camera last week. I've only taken a few photos with it, nothing of real importance or anything. Mostly, they've been completely random shots of random things.

Actually, I've taken a few pictures of my fish...which Lydia bought me in the last 37 days so you wouldn't know about them. Let me introduce you.

This is Bob.

And this is Baub.

And then this is Bawb.

Lydia named them...can't you tell?

Anyway, I only have the three right now, but I'll get more one of these days. 

Involuntary Notions is coming along well. I finally got past the spelling and grammar part of the editing. Now I'm on the fun part where I get to actually do some writing again. I'm rewriting scenes and such, plus adding a whole part that will hopefully add a whole bunch of words. I'm hoping to have it finished soon but it isn't going very fast since I"m writing The Brotherhood at the same time. 

At the moment though, The Brotherhood is kind of at a slow point because I've got writer's block again. I might take a break from it and work on the shorter story that Lydia wanted me to write based off of one of her dreams. It shouldn't take too long and should hopefully get rid of my writer's block.

I joined the Student Council and I'm officially the secretary. It's a good role for me, I think. I can mostly just sit back and just take notes and not have to speak in front of the group. Of course, to be able to get the position in the first place, I had to give a presentation about why I should get the position and speak in front of the whole group. Really, it wasn't so bad though. It's a whole different thing speaking in front of people when you're actually hiding behind computer screen.