Friday, February 27, 2015

Minty Green at Ballyhoo

Today I braved the icy sidewalks and even icier wind to visit my favorite ice cream shop, Ballyhoo. 
Because why go to McDonald's for a mint shake when you can support a local business and listen to 1950's music at the same time? Plus, the owner is incredibly nice and the mint, Paddy Shakes have real leprechaun bits! (though I cannot verify the validity of that claim, I just know the shake was lovely!)

The place was also decked out for the upcoming Saint Patrick's Day, which I loved!  It cheered up the freezing winter day considerably.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Freak of Nature, a book review

A seventeen year old girl is injured in an attack and is brought back to life by robotics and computers implanted in her brain, the point it so make her a "Super Soldier".  She is enhanced mentally and physically but her emotions are dulled and her memories gone.  However, she has twinges of emotion, something the machines are supposed to suppress. With the help of a young girl and a doctor, she begins to explore her past and she begins to seek to redefine her future.

This is the first in a series by Julia Crane and is a  great, quick read that leaves you ready for the next book in the series. While, I liked the happy conclusion it seemed too easy, and slightly unrealistic due to how quickly it is accomplished. However, it's still a good book, dealing with what human nature really is and if it can or should be suppressed in order to be what is considered a better being. 

Freak of Nature (IFICS, #1)

Monday, February 2, 2015


I hadn't realized how much I adored reading till I got back in the habit of reading everyday.  I also didn't realize how much I missed it. Using Goodreads to keep track, I have read eight book of various genres and lengths.  Though to be honest I began the annotated version of The Hobbit in December and finished it in January. 

I'm not sure why I stopped reading as much as I used to, but I'm glad I've gotten back to it. As I've said in a past post, it makes writing so much easier and better.