Dreaming Hour

M'name's Josephine I blog "seriously" but thought I could let loose a little here...

Companion to my blog at auroralector.blogspot.com

[Masterpost] Customizing BookLikes [Updated]

Reblogged from Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut?:

There are quite a few tutorials on how to change the layout of your BookLikes blog. I figured it's good to have them all in one post, and I'd like to thank all who put a lot of work into making them so others can enjoy BookLikes. 


Let's start with the customization blogs posted by BookLikes: 




Tutorials made by BookLikers for BookLikers: 






Note: All links open in a new window and take you to the original posts and their creators. Leave comments, likes and reblog the hell out of them so others can see it too :) 


Source: http://j4n3m3.booklikes.com/post/351682/-masterpost-customizing-booklikes

The Last Unicorn Review

The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle

The Last Unicorn: Deluxe Edition by Peter S. Beagle.

In a fairy tale, nothing is without consequence. The unicorn, supposed to be the last, steps out of her forest, and it begins to die, she begins to fear, and she becomes the heroine. There is a point in the novel where the unicorn is turned into a human so as to escape detection from the being that would destroy her. They have no other choice, Schmendrick the Magician argues, as she becomes upset, knowing she may never become a unicorn again, that she may die in a prison. However, she knows as well as he, that one must continue the quest, because if she doesn't, no one else will.

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Source: http://auroralector.blogspot.de/2013/10/review-last-unicorn-peter-s-beagle.html
Read last tweet first, I know, it sucks.
Read last tweet first, I know, it sucks.

We feel @realjohngreen should have used the royal we instead.

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Rubinrot. Liebe geht durch alle Zeiten - Kerstin Gier

I swear, Leslie sounds like just the coolest best friend.

I'm also really liking Kerstin Gier's writing. 

Reblogged from The Book Lantern:

From http://www.pinterest.com/pin/100697741640109167/


Oh, nice~

Source: http://startorius.booklikes.com
"So long and thanks for all the fish!"

Dolphins, before fleeing earth.


Call of the moon? More like my bed.

I usually write the review immediately after finishing a book, reading other reviews before publishing it, but I'm tired. And I think my previous status update sums up my feelings succinctly*.


*succint - a word that Briggs used correctly, but at least 3 times in quick succession while characters were catching each other up.


Extended Footnote: I gave up on Katniss and The Hunger Games because of her narrative style, but unless I'm mistaken, Katniss and Mercy share some style. I may have to give HG another try.




Chapter 15 of 16.

Moon Called - Patricia Briggs

I teared up a little with this chapter. I swear.


This book has me so mixed up. I mean, clichés and all, but twists and turns man! This is what 'genre fiction' should be. I shouldn't have to skim a book to get the good bits, I should be able to read all the text and not feel weighed down, beat over the head or missing out. 


Mercy is a bit repetetive, but she's also hardboiled, so I forgive her.


I also get the feeling these books work well as stand-alones, which is neat. It means I can read them between more cumbersome books and still get what's going on.


Also, Mercy's paw tattoo Is cool.


I like how Patricia Briggs writes.

"Americans love sex, but our artists currently seem more comfortable riffing on or laughing at it than exploring it, or actually heightening the experience for audiences."

From the article 'Will Fifty Shades of Grey Jump-Start a New Era of Erotic Filmmaking?' by Tom Blunt. Link: http://www.wordandfilm.com/2013/10/can-fifty-shades-of-grey-jump-start-new-age-erotic-filmgoing/?ref=exsyn_corp_wf-kinja


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Moon Called - Patricia Briggs

Scary vampires! Except the one with a strange fondness for Scooby-Doo!


I like this.

I've started playing around...

I'm not sure how to do things and coming off the polished experience of blogger, using a blog type interface similar to tumblr keeps throwing me off. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon. 


I've continuously said that recently...


Ohhhhhh as I sit here and my eyes wander around the screen I see more things. I guess I'll just play... things will continue to happen and I will find things...


Ooh~ look at that.

Currently reading

Kerstin Gier
Progress: 44/242 pages
The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel [Audiobook, Unabridged] [Audio Cd]