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Thursday 13 of ’07 Books

For Thursday 13, I’m listing 13 books being released in ’07 that I’m excited about:
(Again, in no particular order. And just hover your mouse over the title of the book to get an Amazon pop-up preview.)

1. Rogue Angel: Forbidden City, by “Alex Archer” along with every other Rogue Angel book releasing this coming year, about every other month.

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Two Trailers (updated)

I saw The Good Shepherd and Night at the Museum this weekend. Both were disappointing and not worth reviewing. At least Night at the Museum was cute and funny, though a little too stupid. The Good Shepherd was way too long and boring. I thought it’d be suspenseful and action-packed. Instead, it was a depressing drama.

And there was no Fantastic Four 2 trailer before Night at the Museum, as was advertised. But it’s online now. It looks very cool, and I now have high hopes for this second installment! I’ll imbed it in this message, so you don’t have to go searching:

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First Glimpse of the Silver Surfer

Okay, I just saw this and had to post. Here’s a first glimpse of what the Silver Surfer will look like in the upcoming Fantastic Four (2): The Rise of the Silver Surfer.
I’m giddy with geeky excitement.
The first trailer for the movie will be released this weekend at the movie Night at the Museum. Can’t wait!

Thursday 13 Unique Gift Ideas

With Christmas right around the corner, here are 13 unique, last-minute gift ideas for those of you who still haven’t bought all of your presents yet:
Thursday 13

1. Ball Ice Cream Maker – for a holiday flare.

2. Flameless, Scented Candles – safer around pets and kiddo’s.

3. Sippin’ Seat Cushion – Actually, this is just kind of gross.

4. A Square Foot of Irish Countryside – You can’t get much use out of it, but you can say you own property in Ireland I guess.

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The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me, by Ian Fleming was a short but fun read. As I mentioned yesterday, it was written from “the Bond girl” perspective. Vivienne recalls her upbringing and failures with men for the first half of the book. Then, in the midst of her reverie while managing a closed motel, two gangsters barge in and her nightmare truly begins.

My favorite quote from the book is when Vivienne realizes, “Love of life is born of the awareness of death, of the dread of it.” This suspense is gripping, constantly fearing for Vivienne. Even when James Bond shows up at the door with a flat tire.

I now understand why the movie was nothing like the book, but in name only. The first half of the book was only the drama and heartbreak of Vivienne’s past, and the main story for the rest of the book would have made for a very short movie. It was wonderful as a book though.
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Currently Reading

I’ve started several books but haven’t finished anything lately. The Spy Who Loved Me, by Ian Fleming is a bit unlike his other Bond books, as this one is written from a woman’s perspective. I’m about halfway through this 172-page book, and so far it has just been Vivienne’s back-story – who she is and how she views men. So far, it has been masterfully written and engaging.
I found the book with the cover to the right at Half-Price Bookstore.
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Meme of Fours

I was tagged by Christine a couple days ago, but I’m just now getting around to posting it. And since I’m even more sick today with some bug (most likely just Laryngitis), this was the perfect little thing to post today so I don’t have to think too hard.

Four jobs I’ve had:
1. Children’s Department at my local Library
2. Accounts Payable – all through college
3. Graphics Design for a missions organization – I got burned out in less than two years.
4. Currently – Proposal Analyst for a Wellness Company – I can barely explain it… don’t ask.

Four places I’ve lived:
1. Muncie, IN
2. Marion, IN
3. Pine Valley, CA
4. Fishers, IN
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