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Why did I not do this earlier?

I decided that I needed a dark-ish movie to watch today. It's been a while since I watched a movie by myself just to do it. I ended up going with the first Hellboy. Good choice. Seriously. It was exactly what I was in the mood for. I followed it up with Hellboy 2: The Golden Army which is even better than the 1st. Nothing beats a good back-to-back re-watch of some old favorites.

Why did I need something dark today? Well, I finished my book and it was good and now I'm a wee bit sad that I'm going to have to wait until DECEMBER for the last book in the series to come out. I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN HANDLE WAITING THAT LONG! But I must. Woe.

So. Book.
Book #97 - Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead - Rose and Lissa have graduated from St. Vladimir's Academy, but Rose knows that she must remain ever vigilant against the threat of her beloved Dmitri. Acting on the information she gleaned in book 4, Rose sets out to find a spirit wielder who claims to have released a Strigoi from their damnation and made them whole again. Finding the spirit user is only the first step and Rose must decide how far she's willing to take her quest and who she's willing to put in danger for something that seems like a foolhardy dream. Throw in some court politics, a vicious Strigoi attack and some very unexpected happenings and you have a day in the life of a kickass Dhampir. I have to say that I like how the storyline is continually progressing. A few things in this book took me by surprise (in a good way) and I'm looking forward to how they're going to be resolved. I'm already both looking forward to and dreading the next book because although I want to see how it all plays out, I'm not ready for it to end.

You know, I always try to keep my reviews vague enough that they're not going to bitch slap somebody unexpectedly in the face if they accidentally read it before reading the book. However, I like to throw in some of the things I enjoyed about the book or series so that they aren't totally generic reviews. Does that make sense? Okay. The point of this is that I loathe when I'm innocently checking out a book and there are reviews with things that I don't want to know, whether they're true or not. For example, I don't want to know that you think Mr. X and Mr. Y are brothers because this, this and this happened. I especially don't want to know if it's something that could very well have big impact on the next book if it's true. Sure, it's all speculation, but that's not really something that I like to be blindsided with on a site like GoodReads. If you feel like speculating on who's going to be doing who and who else is going to die in the next book, do it on your own blog. Don't taint my end of book euphoria by making me think.

Whoa. I guess I feel strongly about that.

In things that don't involve fictional characters, Heather gets out of the hospital tomorrow. She's in a lot of pain still, but she says that it's much, much better than it was yesterday. In fact, she's off the morphine pump now. I honestly cannot imagine how incredibly painful this must be. And then I take it one step further and think that there's no possible way that I could have ever lived in a time when limbs were removed without anesthetic and with very little pain medication. Good golly, no. Just, no.

I think I've said it all at this point.

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Hellboy movies are just plain awesome. Loves them!

Aren't they??? Watching them back to back was great fun. I highly recommend it.

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