Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Blog Move

Yes, I kind of completely abandoned this blog. But for the past year or so I've been blogging over at Wordpress.

My blog over there is Nicole's Life Adventures. Click on the link to go see what I've been up to. I'm keeping this up so that people will migrate over there, as sometimes, I comment on blogs, and accidentally select Google Account as my commenting choice.

So nlforst here on blogger/Google is the same at nlforst at Wordpress.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Book List 2009

My list is starting on Dec. 25, 2008 and ending on Dec. 25, 2009.

1. The Torchwood Archives- Gary Russell (Warren Martyn) 192 pages
2. The Doctor Who Offical Annual 2009- Various Authors 92 pages
3. Are Lobsters Ambidextrous?- David Feldman 297 pages
4. Family Guy: Peter Griffin's Guide to the Holiday's - Danny Smith 151 pages
5. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith 343 pages
6. Welcome to the USA! Pennsylvania by Ann Heinrichs 40 pages
7. England: Enchantment of the World by Jean F. Blashfield 143 pages
8. Wales: Enchantment of the World by Dorothy Sutherland 128 pages
9. Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3) by Mary Pope Osborne 64 pages
10. A Strong Hand by Catt Ford 240 pages
11. Anything Goes by John and Carole Barrowman (re-read) 256 pages
12. Incredibly Absurd Adverts by Various 86 pages
13. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1) by Mary Pope Osborne 68 pages
14. Stage Fright on a Summer Night (Magic Tree House #25) by Mary Pope Osborne 74 pages
15. Eve of the Emperor Penguin (Magic Tree House #40) by Mary Pope Osborne 111 pages
16. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems 36 pages
17. Moonlight of the Magic Flute (Magic Tree House #41) by Mary Pope Osborne 106 pages
18. Cornerstones of Freedom: Valley Forge by R. Conrad Stein 32 pages
19. Doctor Who: The Story of Martha by Dan Abnett 256 pages
20. Really Rosie by Maurice Sendak 64 pages
21. Cities of the World, L.A. by R Conrad Stein 64 pages
22. Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House #6) by Mary Pope Osborne 67 pages
23. Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House #12) by Mary Pope Osborne 73 pages
24. Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House #13) by Mary Pope Osborne 76 pages
25. Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House #17) by Mary Pope Osborne 74 pages
26. Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House #22) by Mary Pope Osborne 72 pages
27. The Show: Pilot Episode by Jordan Cooke 217 pages
28. The Show: Loose Lips by Jordan Cooke 198 pages
29. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett 30 pages
30. I am a Dalek by Gareth Roberts 105 pages
31. Stupid History by Leland Gregory 267 pages
32. The World According to Twitter by David Pogue & follwers 288 pages
33. I am What I am by John & Carole Barrowman 256 pages
34. Doctor Who: Autopia (Comic) 22 pages
35. Dogs Letters to Santa editor Bill Adler 90 pages
36. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer 498 pages
37. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer 563 pages
38. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer 629 pages

Total pages read in 2009 6364

Book List 2010

My list for books I've finished from December 25th, 2009 to December 25th 2010.

1. If I Ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss 64 pages (read b/c it was at Kohl's and it was $5 and it was a Seuss book I never read.)

2. Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman 117 pages (read b/c it was on Carole Barrowmans Perfect Pairings Blog entry.)

3. Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 116 pages (read b/c it was at the checkout in the grocery store. Opinion, I think that Lewis Carroll was quite a bit screwed up in the head, and possibly a pedo, as some of the research about him claims. But overall, the book was cute, and I can see why people call it a classic but it most definitely wasn't a favorite of mine.)

4. Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey 202 pages (read because it was the optional book in the wriye readers choice. Good book, so engrossing and I just had to keep reading. I am no contemplating reading all the Dragon books by her and her son. I guess it just bothered me a bit to have the female forbidden to play music, as a person who LOVES music, it just grated me the wrong way.)

5. Magic Tree House #33 Carnival at Candlelight by Mary Pop Osborne 109 pages I may be 27, but this kiddie series, I enjoy just because I love seeing how the author writes the children's excitement for exploring new places, and also they technically time travel through a tree house, what's not to like about that?

6. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding 271 pages I read it because I was working on a Torchwood fan fic that I never finished.

7. An Unearthly Child, A Doctor Who Novel by Terrance Dicks 89 pages I've accumulated a ton of DW PDFs, so my goal is to read them all. Someday. Starting with the first doctor and moving my way on up.

8. Magic Tree House #38 Monday with a Mad Genius by Mary Pope Osborne 110 pages

9. The Dragon of Lonley Island by Rebecca Rupp 160 pages It was OK. Yes most things in the kids, YA section still make me want to go read the entire section of the library. I liked it, there was a good story there, but the first few chapters were rather painful to read, you can tell the author has a technical writing background, and the need to explain everything was very clear. Later on it got better the less explaining she did and focused more on the dragon and the siblings that find it, and the stories the dragon tells to the siblings.

10. Magic Tree House #29 Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne 115 pages

11. Magic Tree House #9 Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne 67 pages

12. Magic Tree House #10 Ghost Town at Sundown by Mary Pope Osborne 75 pages

13. Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy 360 pages told me about this one, and I borrowed it from her and read the whole thing in about 9 hours if that. I immediately went and bought my own copy.

14. Two Steps Up by Sean Kennedy 23 pages This was one of the little novella thingies he wrote, and it was completely adorable.

15. Tigers and Devils: Chicken Soup for the Soul and All that Crap by Sean Kennedy 9 pages This was a little additional chapter thing on Sean's website. Again completely adorable in relation to Tigers and Devils.

16. When Work is Pleasure by Alix Bekins 132 pages This one had been on my Dreamspinner Press wishlist for a while, so I just bought it. I thought it was cute, and entertaining.

17. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 216 pages Still undecided about it. I liked it. Just didn't live up to all the hype that's been spewed about it over the years. Don't get me wrong, I'll probably still read the rest of the series just because. But yeah, didn't do it for me.

18. Australian Christmas by Sean Kennedy 26 pages He's quickly becoming my fav m/m author.

19. Bookstore Lore: The Stupidest Questions ever asked in a book store by Various 66 pages (iBooks on my iPod). Thought it would be humorous. It was, the questions that some people asked, wow.

20. The Hottie Next Door by Various Authors 199 pages Ok, so I was looking for some smut and got it, quite interesting, how one of the stories ends up with a murder though, not expecting that, and I really thought that all 3 of the stories in there could have been a lot longer to satisfy everything (smut and plot).

21. Heidi by Johanna Spyri 352 pages So on Carole Barrowman's Facebook page there's a What are you reading discussion. This classic came up a few times. I really liked it, and am wondering why I never got to read this as a kid.

22. Gerald McBoingBoing by Dr. Seuss 27 pages in my quest to read some of the Dr. Seuss books I've never read. I think I've seen this one as a series before. It had talked about it being a TV show or a little movie or something, and I kind of remember seeing something like that when I was a kid.

23. Magic Tree House #23 Twister on Tuesday by Mary Pop Osborne 73 pages Cute and I just really like this kids series. You can read them in any order and not worry about it.

24. Magic Tree House #42 A Good Night for Ghosts by Mary Pope Osborne 112 pages I liked this one because it was about Louis Armstrong. I mean hello music, and me yeah. I was going to read it no matter.

25. Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales by Various Authors 200 pages Fairy Tales from the villains point of view. Honestly I wish there were more of these. And in a form with the traditional tale first and then the other POV.

26. How to Train your Dragon Book 1 by Cressida Cowell 214 pages I've heard people talk about these so I bought it. I thought it was absolutely adorable.

27. Shutterbug Follies: A Graphic Novel by Jason Little 153 pages Like the title, it's a graphic novel (ie like a comic book type stuff for people who don't know what a graphic novel is). I thought it was pretty decent. Well written, could do without the random drawn tit shots, but it's a man writing it so I'm not surprised. It ended up being a murder mystery novel and I was really intrigued by the end.

28. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 377 pages Had heard this series was good. Caved and bought it. I'm hooked.

29. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech 86 pages Nice book with poetry by a boy who is afraid to write poetry. Bawled my freaking eyes out because he writes a poem about his dog who passed away. So not the book I need to read after the crappy month of August I had.

30. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan 279 pages Book 2 in the Percy Jackson series. A lot shorter than book 1, so it was a quick read, but still just as action packed as the first.

31. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne 364 pages on iBooks on iPod Touch Basically read it because it was free on iBooks. And I'm all about the free eBooks, since I'd rather pay the same price to have a physical copy of a book instead of some computer file. But book wise it's just one of those good children's books that you don't mind re-reading or reading, and in it you can see where they got the basis of some of the children's shows like The House at Pooh Corner.

32. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger 141 pages Yes the only reason I bought the book is because it had Yoda on the cover, albeit in origami form. It was a cute story, geared towards kids, but I do look forward to the sequel.

33. Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon 153 pages Yes I judge a book by it's cover. I thought the drawings on the cover were cute. Then when I get the book, I enjoy the fact that its a combination story and comic-y feel.

34. Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon 206 pages Sequel to Dragonbreath, just as cute, and come on, it's got Ninja frogs in it.

35. Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-Weiner by Ursula Vernon 204 pages Ok, so this title was probably the reason I got all 3 books out.

36. Magic Tree House #28 High Tide in Hawaii by Mary Pope Osborne 76 pages I'm trying to read through this whole series, one thing I like about it, even though it's for kids, is that it's a series, but you don't have to read it in order. They each stand alone.

37. Magic Tree House #6 Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pop Osborne 75 pages

38. Ask Graham by Graham Norton 250 pages So Graham Norton Writes and advice column. Kind of cool, and honestly it makes sense. He doesn't beat around the bush and says it like it is. Some of it is brutally honest, but I think those people needed to hear that.

39. Magic Tree House #34 Season of the Sandstorms by Mary Pope Osborne 109 pages

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Self Pimping my stuff

I know they aren't the best writing out there, but I do rather enjoy coming up with articles for Helium and Associated Content.

So on that note. I'm self promoting my links.

Top 10 Songs by John Barrowman
Review of Backstreet Boys Millennium
Photo Slideshow of Le Mont Saint Michel
Audio Review of the Book Are Lobsters Ambidexterous

My Helium Profile

As I continue to add stuff, I will post the Associated Content links individually, and you can access all my articles on Helium from my profile. (so I've been told let me know if that's not true).

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Epic!Fail on Updating

I use Livejournal for everything.

I have this because I needed one for class 3 years ago.

I should use this for "professional" stuff and entries, but there are many more people out there who make better professional posts than I do, so I will not tread on their territory.

I also use Twitter. Be warned, I vent, fan-girl, and do other stuff on there.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lacking in Updates, I make up for in Pictures?

Yeah, I primarily use my LiveJournal for day to day life and rambling about my favorite TV shows: Doctor Who and Torchwood.

I signed up for Netflix so I can watch a lot of the classic episodes of Doctor Who. I'm excited about that.

But I said pictures in the subject so I come bearing pictures, I went to New York Comic Con on Feb. 7th to meet director Euros Lyn and actress Eve Myles (both are on Torchwood).

It was a fabulous day and here are some pictures.

All Pictures on my Webshots Album



















Tuesday, January 06, 2009

New Year, New Post

Yep, New Year New Post. I really don't keep this baby updated, I use my Livejournal for that. Though there's major uproar in the LJ community right now that since they are having layoffs the company is doomed.

Gee let me think since almost every company has had lay offs recently, that doesn't mean they are doomed.

People annoy me sometimes.

If you see my profile I've added a couple other blogs. Not that they are important at all, I just want to have a save my ass thing if LJ is doomed like "everyone" is saying.