Wednesday, December 30, 2009

CBR Book#17: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Why did I not read these books sooner? Just a warning for all y'all - I will be finishing out the HP series before I move on to any other books. They are filled with so much more detail and explanation than the movies, which I also quite enjoy, that I want to be sure to finish them all before Deathly Hallows pops up in the theater.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

CBR Book#15: Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris

Harper Connelly makes her living listening to the dead. She acquired her ability to see the final moments of the deceased when she was fifteen and struck by lightning. Harper was curling her hair in her family's run-down trailer when the lightning coursed through her body and changed her life forever. She now travels with her step-brother turned lover, Tolliver Lang.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

CBR Book #14: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

First off, I had to wait about a month or more for my local library to get this book for me. The waiting list was hella long. Also, the day I started reading this novel, I received a disc from Netflix that I though was season one of Venture Bros.. It turned out to be the first two episodes of True Blood. Weird. An now I'm hooked on the HBO series and still not sold on the first novel.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

CBR Book #13: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Well, well, well. Harry Potter just got a bit more growed up in his third year. The book starts off like all of the other, with Harry dealing with his puppy-kicking assholes the Dursleys. Uncle Vernon's sister comes to visit and starts talking shit about Harry's parents, causing Harry to become upset and inflate her already large ass into a Macy's Parade balloon. Fearing he will be expelled from Hogwarts, Harry runs off and is picked up by the wizard public transportation Knight Bus. Here he learns about the things that Sirius Black, the escaped prisoner of Azkaban, was supposed to have done. This included murdering thirteen people in...DUN DUN DUN...COLD BLOOD.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

CBR #12: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter has spent the summer with his horrifically abusive and demented aunt, uncle and cousin, the Dursleys. The only thing keeping the Dursley family from keeping Harry locked in a room all summer is their fear of his magical abilities. One evening, while Harry is supposed to be hiding in his room from the Dursley's company, Harry is visited by a house-elf named Dobby. Dobby begs Harry not to return to Hogwarts because something bad will happen to the young wizard. In trying to convince Harry not to go back to the wizarding school, Dobby exposes the truth about Harry being unable to use magic while away from Hogwarts, resulting his imprisonment in the Dursley home.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

CBR Book#11: Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and Mental Illness by Mary Forsberg Weiland with Larkin Warren

Stone Temple Pilots was my favorite band for the longest time. Scott Weiland, the lead singer, was really attractive and I loved the lyrics, hard guitars, and sound of the band. I saw Stone Temple Pilots in December of 1996. It was my first concert and it was after Weiland's run-ins with the law and various drugs. This book was written by Weiland's ex-wife, mother of his children, and (former) partner in crime.

Monday, December 7, 2009

CBR Book #10: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

I finally did it. I walked into the library and picked up the first Harry Potter book to read. I also picked up two other books. After becoming highly annoyed with Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra, I began reading J.K. Rowling's first adventure with the young wizard with the bad-ass lightning-shaped scar.