Saturday, January 7th, 2012
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I finally got around to reading some Dresden Files. I really enjoyed the TV show and I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not to read the books.
I’m not big on urban fantasy but I liked this book a lot. I don’t the 1st person perspective, the way that some points were repeated too many times, and some aspects of the magic system. However, I did like the story and the character, especially Harry Dresden. This book sets up the world nicely. I’m pretty sure I’ll be reading more in this series and re-watching the TV show.
Friday, December 30th, 2011
With everything going on lately, I had kinda forgotten that Christmas happened this year. Since neither my mother and nor my sister were in Jackson this year, I didn’t even go home. It’s the first time I’ve ever spent Christmas alone. I wasn’t completely alone. Reese is always here, but you know what I mean.
What did I get this year? I got Darksiders on the Xbox 360 and the first book in the Dresden Files series from a friend. I got usual movie theater gift cards from my boss at MSU before I left there. I got the Dresden Files TV series from a kind friend on Twitter. I participated in Twitter Secret Santa again this year and got an awesome USS Enterprise pizza cutter. I don’t think I’m going to use it. I think I’ll keep it as a collectible. If last year is any indication, my sister will probably find the time to send her gift to me around February.
Overall, I just wasn’t into Christmas this year. I hope it’s different next year. I hope that whether I’m in Oregon or Mississippi I get to spend Christmas Day with people I care about.