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I thought I'd start out the new year by finishing my book ...

Book #1 - Malice by Chris Wooding - I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It sounded good. The cover is really cool. But those things don't mean squat if the writing falls flat. I'm pleased to say that isn't the case here. Malice was creepy. It crawled and chittered and grew as you saw more and more of this twisted world. The story had enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. Plus, it gave that extra little dollop of plot that pushed the book from being a one-storyline wonder into something big and grand. I want to know what's going to happen to these kids. I want to know how they're going to get out of their predicament. The revelation about Kady and her time in San Francisco took me by surprise.

The plot? Rumors are whispered about the comic Malice. Rumors of a ritual that takes those that perform it into the comic itself. Following a trail of missing children, Kady and Seth find that the rumors are true and that escaping Malice is even harder than getting in. I'm pretty darn excited to get my hands on the second book in the series. There are so many things I want answered. Arrgh. The official website says it will be out in 2010. Nice.

Since it's a new year and all that I was looking back on my reading resolution for 2009. I wanted to read 100 books. I did that. I read 109. I finished my last one on December 15th. That's 2+ weeks that I didn't finish any books. Hmmph. I'm sticking with 100 books again. That's such a shiny number. It makes me happy.

I also like to mention that if I reach back in my (dusty) memory all the way to 2008 I can admit that I didn't write anything (non-journal, that is) at all that year. Damn me and my nervous breakdown. Quitting my job and being an unemployed slacker did lead me to write a bit in 2009. It's still not up to the level that I'd like it to be, but I can work on that. However, I feel like my journal writing and movie reviews have really picked up this last year. Still, I signed up for NaNoWriMo and cranked out 1000 words on an original piece. I wrote another chapter on my Supernatural fanfic (which I started in 2007, I think). Well, a chapter plus part of another chapter. I should really finish that.

Not great, but still totally workable. Read and write. And hopefully find some sort of job that pays me to do both. Or at least one of those. :)

There you have it. Books, resolutions and ramblings about writing. All the good things in life.
Okay. I'm out. I have nothing to do. I might have to start another book. Yes!

PS- I totally did a monthly and yearly wrap-up for blabapalooza. I wrote up a shitload of movie reviews over a 2 month period. Rock on!