Thursday, January 26, 2006

i've been reading...again.

I haven’t posted in forever, so I guess it’s time that I finally do.
Hmmm… So what’s been happening over here?
Uh…I’ve read some really good books!!! Such as,

1. The Rise of The Wyrm Lord (the second book in a series called The Door Within)
By Wayne Thomas Batson
I must admit, I absolutely LOVE these books (But hey, I love practically every book I read!). They are exciting, they are interesting and they are defiantly page-turners! Here’s a short blurb about the first and second book in this series:

The Door Within (Book 1)

Aidan Thomas is miserable. And it's much more than the strange nightmares he's been having. Just when life seemed to be coming together for Aidan, his parents suddenly move the family across the country to take care of his wheelchair-bound grandfather. When strange events begin to occur, Aidan is drawn into his grandfather's basement where he discovers three ancient scrolls and an invitation to another world.
No longer confined to the realm of his own imagination, Aidan embarks on an adventure where he meets knights, warriors, kings and mysterious Glimpses who can travel between worlds. Aidan joins them in the struggle between good and evil. With the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance, Aidan faces Paragory, the eternal enemy. Will Aidan be willing to risk everything and trust the unseen hand of the one true King?

The Rise of the Worm Lord (Book 2)
Separated from his friend by a thousand miles and unable to return to The Realm of Glimpses himself, Aiden Thomas needs a way to reach Robby with the message of King Eliam, the one true King. Enter Antoinette Lynn Reed, a bright but headstrong young lady who believes in the Scrolls of Alleble and has a passion for full-contact Kendo. When Aiden discovers that Antoinette has been called to enter The Realm, he solicits her help to find Robby's Glimpse before it is too late. When she arrives in Alleble, however, Antoinette finds the kingdom is in turmoil. Alleble's allies are inexplicably beginning to turn away, renouncing former ties with King Eliam. And there are rumors that the dark Prince of Paragory is seeking an ancient evil to crush Alleble once and for all. Can Antoinette and a team of Alleble's finest knights learn to secret of Paragory's growing power? And will they be able to stop the rise of the Wyrm Lord?

I guess that kind of sums them up. Anyway, they’re excellent and I sincerely recommend them. Oh, and you can find them at

Beyond the Summerland and Bringer of Storms
By L. B. Graham

More fantasy! Very good books! Sad, freaky, and filled with faith, I greatly enjoyed them. There are more in the series that are coming, I’m just not really sure what they are going to be called. I’ll tell you truthfully, I bawled my eyes out on these books!!! They were so sad, yet so sweet! Though I’d probably recommend them for ages 13 and up. Anyone younger than that might find them boring since they’re very deep and very long. They can be found at

Well, I know that I’ve been reading more than that (my goal is a book a day! :) but I can’t seem to remember them all right now (I’m at the office.). I’ll try to think of them though and maybe I’ll post again. :)

Monday, January 02, 2006

A short update...

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas this year!!! I sure did. And guess what my dear parents bought for me? DRUMROLL…A VIOLIN! And they also got me to get lessons as well. Caleb also got a violin and lessons. I’m SO excited! Is there any felicity in the world superior to this?!
We also had the privilege to spend another Christmas Eve with my relatives (on my Mom’s side), and I got some pictures and will be sure to post some as soon as I get them loaded on the computer.
Caleb received the complete first season of Leave it to Beaver for Christmas and we’ve enjoyed watching it over and over and over again. It’s such a cute show and I can’t wait for the other seasons to come out on DVD.
Also on Christmas day we (meaning my family and our church family) had an extremely enjoyable time at a family from our Church’s house. Including eating (of course!), jumping on the trampoline (Okay, at one point there were actually six of us ‘big kids’ on the tramp! Two of which were much heavier than the rest of us! :) hehehe. Well, they ARE 19 and 25!), talking (duh!), hunting for frogs (don’t worry, I only watched that from a distance!), and pretending to push each other off of the dock by the pond (the guys came up with the idea that we’d all stand in a circle and spin a bottle, whoever it ended pointing at had to be pushed in the lake! It pointed at Abigail Allison, but she wouldn’t go in! lol. Don’t worry, Abigail, I wouldn’t have gone in either! :)You are not alone!). All in all, we had an exciting Christmas and an excellent New Year!
I hope to load pictures on the computer as soon as I can, and I will be sure to post them when I get a chance.
Happy New Year!!!