Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Mission Impossible : Rogue Nation

Sorry, this is posted way later than intended.

     I'll be honest, I have seen all the films in this series, and even a lot of the television series its based on. This trailer had me going really? I ended up giving it a chance because critics were a buzz about it, and even Rotten Tomatoes, liked it.
     It did have a decent developed story, plenty of action, but seemed to drag on a bit too long. Would have been just as good, with some extra editing but it was a very pleasant surprise, and worth seeing in the theater.

Visions by Kelley Armstrong

Sorry, this is posted later than intended.

     This is book two in The Cainsville Series. It needs to be read in order. The first book is Omens.

     To be honest, the first book in the series felt like it could have been a non-supernatural thriller. I'm glad that the second installment, has turned the direction I had hoped. Armstrong pulls her series back to where it should be. A perfect balance of a real world with supernatural inhabitants.
    Throughout this story, some secrets are revealed, some truths discovered, and yet, more secrets remain hidden. More players in the Fae game are revealed. And another whopper ending.
     Definitely, glad I gave this series a second chance.

Priestess Dreaming by Yasmine Galenorn

Sorry, this is way later than I intended.

     This is part of a series that needs to be read in order. The first book is Witchling.
This installment is told by Camille. I wasn't disappointed in this book but even though it did set up a small mystery of a party interested in Camille and her sisters, it fell a bit short for a story that was supposed to be about Camille finding The Merlin.
     A wonder opportunity to introduce more Fe creatures, and draw the reader deeper into the Elder Fae realm. It just seemed you were taken in than out. PLus, a bit more dramatic ending for an ancient enemy, would have been nice, but I do understand, why it was written the way it was, it did make sense, but when you build toward something, one expects a bit more bang,
     This wasn't one of my favorite installments in the Sisters of the Moon Series, it is still a good read.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Pantech Phone has no sound

I didn't drop or get phone wet, and today it just had no sound. No voicemail, no incoming calls. Was not on mute, or headset setting. So I decided to search the internet first and see if I could get lucky.
      I found someone with a problem on their Samsung phone and someone suggested to take the battery out for a few minutes and it did the trick, though I had to reset a few things, including re-selecting vibrate and ring tone to start hearing the phone ring again. Its amazing how something so simple can make a big difference.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Man form U.N.C.L.E.

      I was vaguely familiar that this was a TV show. That's about as far as my previous knowledge went. I saw the prevue and was interested, having Henry Cavill was a plus.
     I really enjoyed the film. It had a nod to the TV show when showing certain scenes, and it, in my opinion well casted, great chemistry on screen. Plus, it was the right blend of action, fun humor, and typical spy tale.
     Worth seeing in a theater.

Friday, August 14, 2015

A Dance With Dragons by George RR Martin (audiobook edition)

This is the Fifth in The Song of Ice and Fire series. The first is Game of Thrones. The series by the same now is really good too, true enough to the books. The books have to be read in order, or you will be lost.
     Unlike the last installment, this one is more of the roller-coaster action with a decent amount of intrigue, death, and annoyingly several characters stuck in cliffhangers.
     I will not give out spoilers. I do however hope the next book makes it on the shelf soon. I am addicted to the books.
     Again, Martin doesn't disappoint. A perfect blend of action, death, intrigue, and a few twists and turns in it.
     As I've said before, you don't have to be a fantasy fan to like this series.
      Still love Roy Dotrice as the narrator.

Might want to check out Daughter if the Blood by Anne Bishop, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien, and The Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Wet SanDisc Clip Sport

I got my player wet, briefly submerged, and for a moment it did still play, then froze, then nothing. I placed it on its side, in front a fan on high for about nine hours. Started this morning, had to charge battery. Took a long while to fully charge battery, but is now running fine.