Thursday, March 29, 2012

A book,A week # 11 " Sea swept - Nora Roberts"

    I purchased a couple of books from a thrift store nearby for  $0.50 each and i find this book worth the money that i spent on it.I may be biased, because I have read Nora Roberts' MacKade brother series, but the Quinn brothers seemed to me nothing more than a reduction of the four MacKade brothers to three Quinn brothers. Of the three Quinns, Cameron, featured in Sea Swept, was my favorite. I enjoyed the relationship of Seth to the men, and the brothers' interactions were amusing, if not as in-depth or believable as some of Roberts' other brotherly interactions.

I couldn't get behind Cam and Anna's relationship. No matter how objective Anna says she was, a woman who would willingly compromise the safety and security of a child, (Seth) shouldn't muddy the waters. Her behavior just didn't make sense to me; moreover, it made me doubt the validity of Anna's character, her devotion and her motivation to being a social worker; and the entire social services system.( i dint want to judge)A Fiction should give us a reprieve from reality, especially the feel-good, happily-ever-after genre of romance.This book surely was lacking it, and its my say!

The only good thing about this book was Seth. Not a bad read, I suppose, but not Roberts' best effort or may be i am not the right person to review a book of this genre :P 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Choosing the right dog!!

It has been 4 long months since 'J' and i got married, and since the big move, I am home alone for almost 11 hours a day through 5 days a week. In the beginning it was all great,I got to have a lot of "me-time", which seemed awesome,, but as days passed, I realized that I slipped into the "underpants syndrOme", which seems nice when it actually is not :P without being in touch with an another being can get you really frustrated, trust me on this.

So "J",the most adorable and understanding hubby on earth decided to get us a dog. We began our search the very minute, but there are about a million breed, what do we do?? Lots of options equals confusion. We had to break down the list, and set up a strategy, of course.

border collie 
       What do humans want in a dog? Playful, obedient, trustworthy, good with kids, kind of a dog. Well, I just defined a DOG :-P ... But I went a step ahead and let "J" know what kind of a dog that I do not want, and that will be ... A small,very hairy , cute looking dog or A gi-normous,loud, scary, dangerous, hibrid or a mix kind of a dog.. This way we are left with a very few options that we are aware of. One of us wants a border collie and the other wants a Labrador.

If you happen to have more choices for us, please let us know by commenting below, or by mail.. We would also like to know the pros and cons of these breeds

PS: we live in an apartment in columbia, SC right now and we are planning to adopt a young dog that is houseBroken already... Neither one of us has never owned a dog before.!

Be happy and ciao !!!!!

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