Tuesday, August 10, 2010
At first I had to force myself to read the book because it wasn't very exciting. It seemed repetitive with vampires always waiting outside to attack and then being killed when the party-goers went outside. Throughout the book Emma Woodhouse tries to set up her friend, Harriet Smith, with the bachelors of Highbury in the hopes that she may be proposed to. There wasn't too much of a particular plot line until the end of the book. Emma and the Vampires got more interesting as the book went on but it's not a story I would want to read over and over.
Overall not a bad book but not a great one either. It just wasn't my cup of tea. I never liked these types of books though to be fair. Set in the past with old language I just don't enjoy reading them. You might ave a different opinion though.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Mary Richards is an adopted teen who lives in Manhattan with her adopted sister Octavia. Mary is just someone who wants to fit in but can't because of a bully at her school named Ling Ling. Strange things start happening to Mary whenever she touches a cat or even gets close to one. Pretty soon after Mary touches a cat that jumps into her bathroom, she starts to grow fur. Within a matter of days it is time for Mary to make her first full transformation into a cat. She is not alone though, she has new friends that are just like her. Her new life doesn't come without difficulties though.
The Turning is a lovely tale. Its a perfect short read for anyone who is looking for a little fun, adventure, and dare I say it, cat fights.
Posted by Kristen at 4:47 PM
Saturday, May 15, 2010
* I have done these reviews/interviews on my other blog, but I will still post them here. *
This post is from September 1, 2009.
> What is your favorite thing about being a writer?
I think my favorite part about being a writer is the fact that I can create worlds and characters, and people all over the planet can actually go into a bookstore and discover them. The world of Bran Hambric has been almost exclusively my own for six years now, and suddenly lots of people know about it!
> Do you have any writing routines - i.e. listening to a particular CD or munching on a certain snack while writing?
When I write, I am almost always listening to movie soundtracks. My favorite composers are Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman and David Newman -- and I especially enjoy the Lemony Snicket movie soundtrack. Movie music helps me imagine things!
> How has your life changed since you began writing Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse?
Not long ago, I packed up all of my things and moved to California, which is something I've dreamed of for many, many years. On the way, I suddenly realized that I was literally moving to another state to become a full time writer! It was something that I hadn't really processed before. So writing has certainly helped me accomplish many dreams other than being published!
> If you could go back in time to when you first began writing Bran Hambric, what would you tell yourself?
Don't worry Kaleb: all this hard work will be worth it a few years from now!
> What do you like to do in your spare time when you're not writing, blogging, and etcetera?
I really like to make videos for Youtube! When I'm not doing that, I go to movies with friends or just drive around this new city. I also love to do some amateur photography when I have free time.
> How does the fandom affect your everyday life?
I'm not exactly sure how much it affects my daily life, besides answering emails and meeting people and keeping up with fan websites like yours! I try to interact with people who enjoy my writing as much as I can -- one of the big reasons I got a Twitter!
> If you weren't a writer, what would you be and why?
I think if I wasn't a writer, I think I would be a radio show host. I really enjoyed doing that, and it would be great to have a call-in show!