I know that I have not been the most punctual of bloggers this past month or so. I’m late with posts, sometimes I forget them all together, and twice (TWICE) I had to post Short Story Sunday on Tuesday. I am not proud of this BUT I do have a pretty good excuse…I’m lazy. Wait, no…I’m working on getting a classroom and lesson plans in order (that sounds better than I was too lazy to make the time between my kid and my class.). Unfortunately I do not foresee this plight getting better once school starts, although I do pledge to do my best not skimp on you. I haven’t forgotten you, I haven’t abandoned you, I haven’t lost my passwords (ok, I though I had but it was only a momentary panic), I have merely been experiencing an abundance of to-dos and an overabundance of technical difficulties. Hopefully I have most of it figured out soon. If any of you are organizational gurus…HELP!
Now that I have that taken care of, Here is a little short review for your Tuesday (Wednesday…)
Instead of doing a full book review at this point, I want to recommend something for you. If you are a fan of fantasy books written for adult readers in a real world type setting, and you haven’t already read them, I would love for you to go check out Kelley Armstrong;s Women of the Otherworld series.(disclaimer: This is a series that includes mythical creatures, portrayals of heaven/hell, ghosts, magic, etc etc etc. There is also sex, violence, and extremely bad manners. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!)
It is a sassy and delightful mix of creepy and cool, and I’m currently looking for my own Clay 😉 (Females…when you read or watch you probably will be too. Males…if you are that guy, slide me a comment ;)- )
Not only is this series the container for a fantastically written and incredibly well built world that mirrors are own in so many ways…it has also caught the attention of television watchers and execs alike as SyFy carried the Canadian made Bitten (based off of the first book(s) in this series) and introduced a new set of people to the werewolves of Stone Haven Manor. After reading the books several times. I had a definite picture in my mind of what each character should look like. Out of 9 main characters, 2 matched my interior portraits. After the first episode, my portraits suddenly lean more toward the television portrayal. Not because of how cute or cut they are (they are) but because they were the character. I did not for a second think that the actors were an ill fit…although some of the beginning sequence is completely changed from the books. Even the differing scenes were so well done that unless you had read the book recently OR had read it a dozen or so times over the past decade (that’s me *waveshand*) you probably wouldn’t realize the differences.
In short…read the series and check out Bitten on Netflix. It is a creepsassy good time 😀 I give the series and the show both 4.5 out of 5 Dragons.