Saturday, June 27, 2009

Moving Update

Well the painting should only need a couple touch ups tomorrow morning (which I plan to get finished). The wood flooring will be going in sometime this weekend, if it hasn't been started already. And the carpet should be in by July 6. As soon as that is done Sean will start loading up the big truck and we'll be moving in for a couple days.

It all seems to be wrapping up so fast that it's a whirlwind of activity out there right now. Everything is coming together, and so far it looks quite nice together. We can only hope it continues to look nice and run smoothly til the end.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Book Review: The Crimson Petal and the White

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

This is a story that I picked up after seeing that its form of storytelling debated on . It is the story of Sugar the prostitute. A reasonably famous specimen, well known for never saying no. It is the story of how she works to pull herself out of the slums and make a better life for herself. I was hooked to Sugar's story within the first chapter and would have read non-stop the entire 900 or so pages if life had allowed me that luxury.

She pulls many people into her life, and actually works to help them whether she realizes it or not. As the primary "friend" of William Rackham, she eases herself into his life, seeing him as her first shot to leave her poor life behind her.

The primary debate about the book was it's sexuality and the language used. I did not see any descriptions that I would consider to be unnecessarily repulsive. The language used is the language that was actually used in the time period instead of the flowery language that is used in fiction written during the era. I did not detect any scenes where the author used sex for the sake of writing about sex. Each scene in the book was an important step in Sugar's journey to her new life, for better or worse. Overall it was a story that balanced the ups with the downs, and gave enough detail of the many places and people to bring the book to life. While this book should be reserved for a mature reader that can handle the subject matter of prostitutes and sex with respect and an adult attitude, as a 29 year old adult female, I was not offended.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Start Up

This is just a starting post. I'm somewhat new at this, but have always enjoyed writing my thought down. It's just that by the time I actually write something down, my thoughts have already jumped ahead to something different and I know something interesting didn't get put to paper.

I hope to include book reviews, concert reviews, game reviews, and even some funny stories about life with 3 cats and a 6 year old. You'd be amazed at the trouble they can get into when all are working together.