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Angela Whiting
17 November 2012 @ 08:48 pm

I regret somewhat regret de-friending. He was a very nice guy on facebook. But, for my sanity, i had to. It's not his fault. It was all my issues, and all the silly fantasy , i concocted in my head. I need to live in reality, and be real with myself.

Much love and respect fb stranger. I wish you happiness and love. :)

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Angela Whiting
30 January 2012 @ 08:26 pm
Difficulty in reading and focusing. I got a new book, and while this one is in my genre, writing is good.. BORED. It's not capturing my attention. It's not making me want to pick it up every night. I am so ,so disappointed. I feel like I am reader's block,and I love reading, so this is frustrating for me. This book is only 295 pages. I should've breezed through it, but didn't. It's not holding my attention. I am thinking of sticking to what I like and just reading more G.R.R.Martin books for now on. Well, whichever he has. I can't keep buying books and get disappointed in them. Perhaps, i have to venture out of this genre for a bit, and go somewhere else?

Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Angela Whiting
09 January 2012 @ 08:56 pm
I have tried desperately to get into more books after ASOIAF. And I have read a few books that were good but not captivating. I read War Horse, which is a cute book about a boy and his horse. I so desperately wanted to see the Spielberg movie, but was so scared of having a weeping fest. So I didn't go and see the movie. Although, Broadway show seems awesome with the horse puppets.

Then I heard about a book called Shantaram. People have raved about this book. A few close friends and family suggested it and well, 200 pages in, and I am bored. I think it's out of my genre. A fictional ( or semi fictional, i heard?) telling of a man's journey to India. Writing is good, but story is slow and i couldn't bear anymore. This book is 900 pages and if the first 200 pages don't grab me; i start to get a little worried. I think this will go on my " put to the side" shelf for now.

So off i go searching for something more interesting. I know like historical, fantasy, animals, novels.
Angela Whiting
25 September 2011 @ 10:19 pm
I started to read another book,but it is been so slow. It's not even a really big book,but i haven't been so into it as I was with ASOIAF. I need to buckle down.
Angela Whiting
17 September 2011 @ 08:08 pm
Well, I finished the A Song of Fire and Ice, and I craved more of the Sci fi/fantasy genre. So I decided to go back to a classic: 1984. IT's been slow for me,because the writing style is very different. The ideas and the story line are great. Well, great for their time as at least. I will give my review when I am completed.

On a side note: I downloaded a audiobook :The Help. My first one. Let's see how it goes.
Angela Whiting
18 August 2011 @ 09:34 am
I am no stranger to message board forums. I have been on a few comic book ones. I met my husband on one. And have a few good friends i keep in contact with from some. So why not join a forum for the books and the author i have become a fan of? I did and while i find the conversations engaging and fun; i also find it fustrating. It's my personal fustration. I was blown away by the intense focus and details to the charactermof these books. I did my own character analysis, but not so indepth as people on this forum. I also don't remember reading about some characters that were in these series of books. This fustrates me the most. I feel like i did not give this series the attention it dserves. Ashara? Who is that? And where did she come from?

BUT! i have had much thinking. I read for enjoyment. Not to exhausg my brain. I am not studying for a grade. I am just want to read because i enjoy it. It's a thing i do leisurely. That's all. I still know the characters and fall in love with them.

That's all i got to say.
Angela Whiting
15 August 2011 @ 07:36 pm
I finally finished this book. it was very slow for me in the beginning but my favorite characters were there. I have many favorite characters in this series which is a hallmark of a great series of books. Their lives have changed drastically. This book focused on Daenerys. I love her. I love her with all my heart. She is young, naive, but wants to do the right thing. She's strong, very strong. she is met with great resistance, and forced to go against her principles at times ,for what it seems, the greater good.

I love Jon too ( i also love the actor who plays him in the HBO series..tall, dark and i pictured jon). Jon proves to be a bright man, following his sworn duty. And that is honorable about him...well, to an extent.At one point you want to shake him to gain his senses and to realize what is going on around him..but no, he was unwavering.

I have more to write.., but i will share more later.I have to process what I just read.
Angela Whiting
02 August 2011 @ 12:08 am
** warning: SPOILERS****

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Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Angela Whiting
17 July 2011 @ 11:23 pm
I read the books years ago. I read the last book three years ago. So when I went to go see the movie last night it was difficult for me to remember what happened. I found myself saying... " did that happen? or i don't remember that being in the book?" Eitherway, It was a good movie. I can't critique it because I don't remember what I read three years ago. Yet, it was beautiful ending, a happy ending. I am glad for Harry and his friends who continue to live a happy life. They get to see their kids have wonderful adventures at Hogwarts.

It is also sad, when people we loved died. People we didn't expect to, but did. But that's life, i suppose. We can only continue to do the good works they did ( if they did them) and carry their memories in our hearts. As I will do with Harry Potter.

Interesting enough, J.K. Rowling has established a website for Harry Potter fans. Not much is known about it just that it will open in October. It seems pretty cool. It's called POTTERMORE.

We shall see where this leads to.
Angela Whiting
17 July 2011 @ 11:17 pm
"readers who pick up his books looking for gallant tales of hobbits and orcs may be disappointed. There's no absolute good or evil in his work, just people motivated by human desires — people who often meet messy ends." - G.R.R.M ( NPR interview)

I think this is the best way to put
what G.R.R.M series of The Song of Ice and Fire. I am almost done with the fourth book in the series, excitingly waiting for to read the fifth book that just came out this week. Each character in this book is out for something: honor, money, power, land, glory, etc. And whichever they are looking for, each one has a decision to make, a moral decision. Not all take the most virtuous path, and some characters are just unapologetic about it. The idea is we have to  do what we have to do survive or I have to what have to do to survive, or get what we or I want. There is not hero in these stories. They all betray, kill, and lie in their own way. 

The characters that trigger my emotions the most are the children. They're in such a harsh environment ,filled with people willing to do anything to get what they want. The children are left to fend for themselves, even if it means to kill. Some children are born with wits and a sense of moral,while others will follow the culture of "get what you want anyway you can".  It's sad, but I suspected these books weren't full  of jolly and happy endings. They wouldn't be nearly has enjoyable.  These books don't lead you  to a happier place, they continue down the path of darkness.. at some points. When things seem to be getting better something happens, things become more dark, morose and sickening to read ( sickening in that this character you root for, you love, does something, or become something you wouldn't expect them to).  But that is what's great about  these books.  They jolt you out of the fantasy world of valiant knights who save the princess and brings you in the world of a knight, who is suppose to be valiant, honest ,and true, to
a man who'd be willing to kill those he swore to protect ( which in these books is considered vile).  Valiant knights do not exist in G.R.R.M's world.

I am excited to see what happens in the fifith book. I will probably give more of character analysis much later on, when I am done reading the whole series.