Friday, September 13, 2013

Celebrate Small Things

Thank goodness it is Friday... :)

Celebrate The Small Things is a bloghop with really simple rules: sign up on the linky (which you can do so below or at Viklit), write about what you are celebrating or want to celebrate, and do the blog-hop and help others celebrate. Oh and maybe do a little jig or have a nice glass of vino... hehehe

This week I am celebrating...

1. Helped a teenaged girl avoid some harassment in a bus yesterday (the guy behind her was trying to push his hands through the gap between the back rest and the seat so he could touch her bottom -- perv!)

2. My random act of kindness: I paid for the fare of a lady who did not know the lay of the city and needed to go to the bus stand which was my destination too so I took her on the rickshaw ride with me.

3. Managed to find the original copy of a legal document without having to go back home for it (It was needed by the passport office and I could not find it among my papers at first... I was on the bus to go back home for the papers when I decided to go through each and every one of the documents in my folder again and... Voila!... There it was so I turned back just in time)

4. After I got that chore done in the city, I caught the bus that would take me straight back to our village without having to do any waiting...Yay! 

5. Enjoying my first bag of potato chips for the month... hehehe

What are you celebrating today? 

Whatever it is... I am celebrating with you... Cheers! (Toasting you with a huge glass of fresh lemonade and a small bag of potato ships!)

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Book Review: Summer's End

Summer's End
Summer's End by Lisa Morton
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received a copy of the book via LibraryThing in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

The story revolves around Lisa Morton who is the author of a book called the Halloween Encyclopedia; which means she is an authority regarding anything Halloween. Lisa gets an email from Dr. Wilson Armitage, a university professor, that informs her that he and his colleague Conor รณ Cuinn, an Irish archeologist, would like to meet her to discuss something important. Lisa learns that Conor had excavated a manuscript allegedly written by a Druid.

Lisa is skeptical though she does agree to read some of the manuscript's translated text. However, as she was to meet the professor, she learns that Conor has decided to experiment in order to learn if the spells and other instructions in the text are real. He had been able to summon something which scares Lisa. Conor insists that it proves that he and Lisa are Druids.

Because of what Conor has done, Lisa has to use another spell in the manuscript to drive the creatures back where they came from. Together they have to stop whatever it is that they have begun but Lisa decides that the sacrifice is too high a price to pay.

Summer's End is a novella that is all about Druids and their magic, as well as, Samhain which is the Celtic precursor to Halloween. As much as I normally enjoy reading paranormal books, this one is not really that great. The story is somewhat weak and, because it is short, appears to lack that certain "je ne sais quoi" that could make it more enjoyable.

However, it is not exactly bad as I have read books that are much, much worse -- hence, I gave this two stars. The book is an okay read if you are looking to pass the time but do not expect anything especially good.

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