My Ray Of Sunshine

I thought it was going to be just a normal weekend but a big thank you to fellow bloggers Belsbror and  Master Procraster for making it special and nominating me for The Sunshine Award. It’s a blogger’s award to a fellow blogger.  Pop over to their blogs to read some really great posts, Belsbror shares his opinions & musings and Master Procaster writes about everything from Movies and music to humor and art.

For the Sunshine Award the rules are :

1. Display the award logo,

2. Link back to the person who nominated you,

3. State 7 things about yourself, and

4. Nominate 15  other bloggers for the award.

Seven things about me:

1. I love reading.

2. I have a pet cat who acts so much like a king that I named him Simba.

3.  I’ve always had a passion for writing and that is the reason I started the blog.

4. I like trying out new food. Sometimes it works out, others not so much.

5. I tried to learn to play the guitar but haven’t touched it in two years now.

6. I want to travel and see the world. Top three countries on my list are : Ireland, Italy and    Switzerland.

7.I don’t know how to drive a car. Yup, twenty two and still haven’t learnt how to 🙂

15 Nominees for the award:

1. Baconandjackrussells

2. The Creation Around Me

3. Friendlyfairytales

4. The Ancient Eavesdropper

5. Blessed With A Star On The Forehead

6. One Mundane Life

7. I Didn’t Have My Glasses On….

8.Noblebird

9. From Europe… A Picture A Day

10. Splash Of Something

11. Loving Food, Fashion, & Life

12. NikitaVdV

13. A North East Ohio Garden

14. Interesting Literature

15. Allmostrelevant

When I started the blog I didn’t expect to get so many readers in such a short time.Thank you all for reading what I write and for sharing your thoughts on the posts.

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City Of Bones(The Mortal Instruments #1)

This book was published in  2007, many of you might have already read it and with the movie releasing this year many more will be interested in reading the series if they haven’t read it yet.200px-City_of_Bones

City of Bones is the first book in the The Mortal Instruments series written by Cassandra Clare. It is a young adult, fantasy novel dealing with demons and demon hunters. To tell the truth I wasn’t that interested in reading the book but being me I  wanted to give it a try before watching the movie.

For those whose like this genre it will be a great book and for the others not so much. I found some parts interesting and others plain boring.The author has really good imagination, that’s for sure. The theme is that of another world hidden in plain view in our own much like Harry Potter. There are Warlocks, vampires, werewolves,magic,demons and demon hunters ( known as Shadow Hunters who are part human ,part angels), living in our own world without us even knowing. The name for normal human beings is mundanes. This too seems like an idea drawn from Harry Potter, remember the word “muggles”, right? The similarities end here, the plot is entirely different. It is another good vs. evil story but plot for each one is different right so not counting it a s a similarity.

The novel follows Clary Fray, a fifteen year old who gets involved in the world of Shadow hunters. While out in a club with a friend she seems a trio killing what she believes to be a human. The trio turn to be Shadow hunters, who are not supposed to be visible to normal humans but her being able to see them raises the curiosity of one of the Shadowhunters named Jace. Later Clary finds out that her mother has disappeared and is attacked by a demon. The rest of the story is about Clary learning more about the other world and she finds out that her family and past may not be the way she actually thought it to be. There is more in the story than this. So it’s not exactly a spoiler.

There is suspense, a little action and twists(one twist in particular is a really unexpected),those are the parts I liked about the novel. The movie might be better than the book because I think it’s one of those story which would have more effect when seen and not read. The trailer looks promising, I’m hoping it will live up to the hype.

My Rating : 2/5