Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm still (albeit barely) alive!

I'm such a slacker lately when it comes to my blog.  Unfortunately, due to my accelerated class coming to an end (and therefore approaching the final exam) and mid-terms for my other classes, I'm swamped (even that's an understatement).  We've had a crazy busy fall too with my SILs wedding, Bub's grandmothers 80th birthday trip etc etc etc..... I do plan to do a big catch-up post with pictures (or lack thereof) ASAP, but it's probably going to have to wait until after Nov 6th when I write the final for my HR class.  I get a few weeks reprieve at that point to gear up for finals in December.  I'm going to try to post some pics of the Halloween party we're hosting on Saturday... to which I will be late due to a 6pm exam... but I'm not making any promises.

In the meantime... since I don't even have  a new book review to post (I've read a grand total of 1 book for October), I though I'd leave you with a few links to some stuff I've found interesting/funny/exciting/cute lately:

John Green Making Adorable Music  - Um... ya. I want a band worth of these immediately.

You May Now Kiss... Yourself. - strange? yes.  But in an odd way, kinda cool.

Advice from 10 Canadian Women in Power

For the gadget geek in me: 100 Greatest Gadgets of All Time

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rules of Attraction- Simone Elkeles

Did I love this book because it's such an important piece of literature? No.  Did the writing/story knock my socks off?  No.  Did I feel the need to run out and tell everything to read this book?  No.  BUT....did I blush a little while reading some of the super steamy make-out scenes and finish it in one guilty sitting? Hell yes!

As with the first book in this "series', Perfect Chemistry, this story is a total guilty pleasure.  A super fast read filled with hot guys (seriously... the sexy Spanish mixed in with the dialogue is HOT), and steamy lusty make-out scenes.  The story-line is engaging enough that I read the book in a sitting and loved it. 

The characters in this one were pretty interesting.  I really liked Kiara.... from her boyish wardrobe to her stutter, I really wanted her to be happy.  Carlos is just as yummy as his brother was, but I didn't quite fall for him as much as I did with Alex.  He was definitely more rough around the edges, and yet vulnerable too. And um, the car scene in the rain (see book cover)?  Ya... LOVED it. I did love Carlos' relationship with Tuck, whom I was very happy wasn't the typical over the top gay best friend.  I'm getting a little tired of that.  He seemed pretty real to me.

As cheesy as it is, I love the epilogues in these books.  For a romantic like me it's really cute to be able to peek into the future and see what happens with these characters. 

So, was this a great literary masterpiece?  No.  But I really enjoyed it and will definitely being reading the final Fuentes brothers story when it is released.