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Review of Witches of East end

Oh boy, I can’t even begin to describe my feelings for this book right now! I really liked the beginning, the middle dragged a bit, the last half of the book picked up on the mystery and magic but was totally ruined by an epilogue that wasn’t really necessary (and mostly seemed like a ploy to get you to buy the next book) and I’m really confused as whether or not I actually liked any of the characters other than Ingrid and Tyler…..
So I think I have to talk about this book in sections, the first 100 pages or so was mostly about the romance, the mystery was (very) slowly built up during this part and the magic was also slowly built up but even so I liked this part, it was interesting enough to keep my attention and I was really expecting it to pick up quickly but…..
The next 80 to 100 pages was kinda slow and even though they kept building on the romance (a little to much at times) and the magic, the mystery took a back seat for a while (this was the part I decided that I liked Ingrid though, so it wasn’t to bad)
The last part of the book picked up the pace on the mystery and the magic and practically left the romance in the background (’til the last few pages but that was fine) the only real problem with it was that you got a LOT of facts all at once and it would have been nice if they were scattered throughout the book a little better. I loved the descriptions of the town and the different worlds, especially the world with the tree of life, the actual magic was that the words used to describe the spells and other magics really made me see them as though they were right in front of me.
I would’ve given this book a solid 4 star rating on Goodreads except that the epilogue really annoyed me and spoiled the otherwise beautiful ending.

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Psych – Let’s Doo Wop it Again

Ahh, finally an episode that I completely loved! I’ve had some issues with the newest episodes (namely with Gus’ attitude about the ring, Shawn’s weird jokes that aren’t really funny, and the fact that Henry hasn’t been in it enough) but last week’s episode gave me some hope and this weeks didn’t fail to raise the bar for these episodes (so now I have much higher hopes for the rest of the season, hopefully it continues to improve!) The reappearance of Jaleel White as Gus’ old friend Tony was fun to watch, he’s incredibly funny and plays off of Gus almost as well as Shawn. The other guest stars were just as good but I did get a little annoyed with Lassie’s girlfriend Marlowe (she was just a little too syrupy sweet this time)
But the best part of this episode had to be Gus, for a change he got to run the investigation a little bit (and annoy Lassie) and it was his thinking that saved the day (or anyway, allowed Lassie and Juliet to burst into the room at the right time to arrest the bad guy after Shawn had already taken him down)
I just have to say something about the singing in this episode, I love how good these guys sound together! Shawn tends to overdo it a little but if you close your eyes and don’t actually watch him then it sounds really good and Gus is just terrific!
I do wonder how many times they plan on incorporating (sometimes badly) the prison where Marlowe is, they could just release her on early parole if they really want her to be in it so much, although I’m not sure if I would like that or not, Lassie is a little goofy around her but on the other hand it’s really nice to see him happy (because he seriously doesn’t smile enough)
There’s a lot more I could say about this episode but I think I would rather go watch the rerun 😉

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Leverage – Season 4, Episode 17

So I didn’t go into the first half of the 2 part season finale with much hope, however I was pleasantly surprised when I started looking forward to seeing what was going to happen next and Parker may have redeemed herself slightly with her antics when Hardison was trying to work (and her obsession with the time “portal” was pretty funny too) but the best part (for me anyway) was when Hardison quoted Dr. Who!!!! “Bow ties are cool” ha, that always makes me laugh and it was perfect right after Parker “said” her theory about where Nate’s dad was 🙂
But the show did have its problems…. too much Nate and at least one flashback that wasn’t really necessary, plus some of it seemed like filler (pretty good filler in most cases, but still)
For this episode I would have to say Hardison had the funniest parts (Parker and Eliot really enjoy pushing him off high places way too much) but it did have more of the humor from the other characters that I enjoyed from earlier seasons.
The preview for the season finale made me squeal because Artie’s back!!! Okay…. I know it’s not really “Artie” but it is the guy that plays him and he was a great villain way back in the very first episode of Leverage, so my hopes are a bit higher for this upcoming episode.

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Psych/Shipwrecked!!

This pic is from season 5 of Psych and is for Neil (this episode is my second favorite of all time, what’s not to like about a polar bear being falsely accused of murder? Especially when he is so cute!!)

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Season 6

“My finger to eyebrow device is broken. This has never happened to me before.”
Best quote of the season so far although the last episode had several good ones too, but seriously, you don’t get better than “Last night Gus” it easily makes my top three favorite episodes which may be why “This episode sucks” fell a little flat for me the opening was great but about half way through I got just a tad bit weary of the plot although Juliet’s reactions were absolutely HILARIOUS!! (and the cat!!!! I loved the cat) and Lassie in love was cute (shame she’s in jail now although I didn’t really like her)

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The following is Totally Random info (?) that popped in my head today.

Did you know sealed mason jars will float in water? So if you are shipwrecked and happen to finish off that jar of grape jelly you tucked in your suitcase, you could totally put a message in it and float it out to sea (that way whoever finds it doesn’t have to break it, they can just slide the message right out unlike most bottles which are just to small to be an effective message carrier)

So there is your nonsensical piece of advice for the day! Always travel with grape jelly 🙂

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