werepuppyblack: (books)
Decided to just answer every single question of the book meme I posted an entry back. I'll leave that up so that the questions are there for people if they want it. I've put the majority of questions under a cut because this is LONG, people. There's 50 questions. So, get a cup of tea and let's get started!

1. What is your favourite book and/or book series of all time? This is actually a really hard question to answer because so many come to mind at once. Uh. I guess if I had to pick just one, I'd go with Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. No matter how many times I read that, I always find something new to laugh at, something new to amaze me, and just always have the same level of enjoyment in reading the story.

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werepuppyblack: (The Life of Action Figures)
Ugh. Today is a day of feeling like crap. It is not fun.

But yes! Recently my collector side has been piqued by the Monster High range of dolls released by Mattel. To be honest, I am more action figure orientated than I am dolls, but these are just cool. They're the children of famous Universal movie monster, and quite frankly are a lot cooler than that description allows for. I say my interest has been piqued recently, I should explain, it's only recently I've decided "yeah, I'm actually gonna try to get a couple of these." 

Randomly, I'd like to segway with a little note on just how hard these things are to find in Scotland. Actually, it's part of the reason I got so vocal about it recently. See, Mattel has only released these to three stockists in the UK - and surprisingly Asda isn't one of them, despite being part of the Wal*Mart brand -  Argos; Smyths; and Toymasters. The two Toymaster stockists in Glasgow have apparently never heard of the dolls, or have heard of them, but are out of stock. There are no Smyths in Scotland, and out of the SEVEN different Argos's I checked, only one had the dolls in.

And now I must say that it is thanks to my mother deciding she'd buy me my first, I got one yesterday.

Dollness and pics under cut )

In other news, I'm rereading The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, and I got to admit, I'm enjoying this as much as I did Percy Jackson's stories. Carter and Sadie are grear characters, even if Sadie does eer the line of jerk a little too much. Actually, that tends to happen with a lot of the female characters Riordan writes, well, the teen ones anyway. If they're in action-y type situations. It's not a bad thing; they're pretty much always justified in their behaviour, (I will state now; I did not think Bianca's "wanting to see what it was like to not be a big sister" was a good reason. It was her being selfish, pure and simple. *prepares for hate*) it's just odd to see it happen so often. The first in the Heroes of Olympus books come out next month, which I am looking forward to.

Also on the book buying list is Mortal Coil, the newest Skulduggery Pleasant book, and I Shall Wear Midnight, the next of the Tiffany Aching books. I think I'll get that one out of Waterstones as it comes with a limited edition print, and I like the nice things.

Of course, all of this will need to be held off till my uni funding comes through, and I get hold of my books for this year's classes. *sigh* isn't the start of the uni year such a great thing?