Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer of the Slacker

So I've realized that I haven't posted in a while, which only means...

I've a lot to catch up with!


Usually, I give people the option of hearing either the long version or the short version.

If they answer the short version, I give them a shorter version of my story.

If they answer the long version, I give them a shorter version of my short version of my story.

While the title of this post reads, "Summer of the Slacker", it hardly fits my summer but rather my blogging habits. I started the summer off with a pile of books that I was, still am, determined to read. A few of those books were:

---"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien

--- The Twilight Saga

--- Pretty Little Liars Series

--- "Parties and Potions" by Sarah Mlynowski

--- "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks

and many, many more.


I have read "Parties and Potions" by Sarah Mlynowski, which is the fourth installment in the Magic in Manhattan series. I had no idea the book even existed until I was stalking, yes I am a professional stalker, the book series and the author to see if there were any other books that looked relatively good. Turns out, there is another book in the series that I didn't know about! Of course, I ordered it online right away and I was frantically searching my mailbox and constantly calling the grain elevator (where we receive big packages) if they had gotten a book in for me! To my frantic dismay, it took a little over a week for my book to come in. However, I did buy a used hardcover edition and I was quite impressed that with the book cost and shipping combined, it was less than the store price.

Anyways, back to my point... I liked the book! It had been a few months since I had read the previous book but it picked up right where it had left off!

- Teenage witch Rachel has finally been introduced into the world of witches and warlocks after her witch mother has kept it secret for so long. She battles with the idea of mixing her witch world with her "non-magical" world. She meets Adam, who just so happens to be a warlock (a guy witch) at her samasorta (a witch's sweet sixteen) lessons. However, she is head over heels for her norlock (a muggle or non-magical folk) boyfriend Raf and she can't decide on whether or not she should tell him her secret... The end is predictable but still magical. :)

With love from the farm,
Abigail Grace (: