Sunday, September 30, 2012

Down the Zombie Rabbit Hole

For my birthday, one of my dear dear friends, Angela Messer, sent me this book. Ever since i heard about it, months and months ago , I have been  dying to get my hands on it. It finally released on September 25th and I could not have been more excited !! Now, sometimes with a book, you simply read it, enjoy it, love it.  But, with this book..I devoured it, I dreamed of it,  I wanted inside this book, if only for a little while.  Alice ( Ali  ) Bell, has always lived a very sheltered life. A life that she was accustomed to but hated. Her father kept her family indoors at night and was on constant lookout for the " monsters " that no one ever saw but him. She always thought her father was crazy until one fateful night , when she saw for herself that those monsters were real and were now after her. The book is heartbreaking and exciting and thanks to Cole , sexy ! I love all things Zombie and this one had a huge twist to it...these weren't your typical rise from the grave and\ out to eat your organs type of zombies. These were totally different and it was fantastic !  I want to force this book on everyone I know and just hope that they love it as much as I do ! So, go out, get this book, and settle down for some amazing zombie fun !!!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

They Say It's Your Birthday...Well It's My Birthday Too Yeah !

Well, another year of my life has gone by. This past Monday i turned the ripe old age of 32. I had mixed emotions about this years birthday.  I couldn't decide if I was depressed, excited, happy or two seconds away from finding the closest bridge and jumping from it. I'm not one of those people who don't mind ageing, I mind it. I mind it a LOT. But, this year i tried to look at my birthday as a comparison from last years birthday. Last year i had just seperated from my now ex husband, and I was so unhappy with my life that if it weren't for my two kids, i honestly don't know what would've become of me. This year, I'm divorced from a man that. was never good for me from the beginning and I'm beginning to accept things about my life that I can't change, at least not yet anyways.There are still  several things that I wish I could change about my life, but it will happen in due time I'm sure. But moving on from the depressing stuff, I also realized , again, what awesome friends I have. This past year has truly been hell for me, but my friends and family have made it bearable and I could never thank them enough. I also got a stack of books from some of my amazing Starbooks girls that I love so very much !! Thank you ladies and i love you !!

 So, here's hoping that this next year is even better for me. That being 32 won't be as depressing as it sounds and who nows, maybe this time next year, i'll have met my prince charming , but you know...the bad boy version with a sexy smile and tattoos ; )

Friday, September 21, 2012

Why Women Of All Ages Love 50 Shades Of Grey and Books Just Like It.

Why is it , do you think , that millions and millions of women from young to old have fallen in love with books like 50 Shades of Grey ? Would it be that they're living out their fantasies through a character that they wish so very badl they were ? Are they escaping their normal boring lives to live vicariously through Ana and all her experiences ? Or are they just horny women who love to read smut ? Really, does it even matter ? These books have quickly become a favorite genre of books among women of all ages. They're sexy and exciting and so much fun to read and discuss with your fellow smut loving friends. I'm going to give my own personal opinion on this matter, because i know you're dying to know. I think it's a mixture of all of the above. Who wouldn't love a filthy rich gorgeous man with the sex drive of the energizer bunny to come chasing after them? No one, that's who. Whether you are married or single, these books make will any women fall head over heels in love. It seems that 50 Shades brought sexy back , as J.T. would say. Women have always enjoyed reading books with the leading lady being swept away by an overly gorgeous man dripping in sex appeal. When I was growing up i remember the old  Harlequin romance novels  being popular . I used to sneak and read them when I was 13 years old and thinking to myself how i couldn't wait to be old enough to do those things in the book, yeah judge all you want, don't act like you had nothing but angelic thoughts when you were a young teenage girl. I have always loved a book with good romance in it, and yeah, the naughtier the better. Lots of times, a good book will help you remember that first love feeling all over again, that feeling of excitment when things first started getting heated between you and your significant other. But , there's also a downside to these books that I have quickly discovered. They have ruined men for me. As a single mom of two who is trying to date again , it's a horrible experience. Men are still pigs , just like they were when you were dating in your teens and twenties, nothing has changed . So , I find myself constantly comparing every man I talk to to the men I have fallen in love with in these books. These men have their grand gestures of romance , they're all incredibly sexy and always say just the right things and not to mention that they're always a god in the bedroom. So a gal like me reads these books and gets spoiled by these fictional men ! Every other " real " man now seems boring and mediocre and I blame it on all these authors that are writing all these amazing books. I really shouldn't put all the blame on them, I have to take responsibilty for my ridiculously high standards. Thankfully, I am not the only one who is having these issues. Several of my friends, who happen to be married , are having the same thoughts I am ( just maybe a little less dirty ) since I have a tendency to be quite the pervert. ; ) So to authors like E.L.James , Sylvia Day , Jamie McGuire , Abbi Glines , Liz Reinhardt , and many many more than I know and love..thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing such steamy romantic books that I can't get enough of. Let the era of smut be long lived !!

How About A Little Mumford

I decided today to just write a short little post about one band that I can't stop listening to. Mumford and Sons. They are simply AMAZING. Their music is soulful and folky and just plain perfect. They're an English band, which makes them even hotter, right ? All of their songs are poetic with so much meaning in them that almost anyone can relate to any one of them.  I have to admit that during my divorce , listening to their Sigh No More album truly did help me.   Their debut album is called Sigh No More and their second album, Babel is to be released on September 24th, MY BIRTHDAY ! So please give them a listen if you haven't already, you won't regret it !

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Just Me..That's All I Know How To Be.

So...this is my third attempt at having a blog so maybe the third time really will be a charm. I suppose i could've stuck with my second one and just wrote about the books i read, but then i realized i had so much more to talk about then just books. Although, books are right on up there with my kids with the things i love most . But to be honest, i just wasn't able to read enough books fast enough to keep up with  book reviews. So, I decided to just do a blog about anything and everything. My life, my loves and hates, food, books, music, sexy men, stupid people, know, typical things that normal people enjoy, right ?  I guess i'll start with telling you just a little bit about myself. Ok here goes. My name is Mariam, i'm 31 , I'm divorced and raising two kids on my own. Isabella ( Bella ) Grace is my 5 year old daughter and Peyton is my 4 year old son. They are absolutely my two most favorite people in the world. I was a stay at home mom up until a year ago, when my now ex husband and I seperated. It was a huge adjustment going back to work and I missed being at home with my babies desperately, but a single mom does what she has to ! They are both in school now so that makes it a lot easier ! I love music, reading,  horror movies and halloween and I adore Christmas so very much. I'm addicted to coffee and my iphone. People annoy me on an every day basis, but there's also some that I can't live without talking to daily. I have a weird sense of humor and maybe i'm a little strange...but i'm ok with that, it keeps things interesting ; ) Well, i've been vain enough and rambled way too much about ME. I hope you enjoy this blog of mine. If it sucks, please tell me, so i can tell you to keep your opinion to yourself, but i'll say it with a smiley face : )