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Book Update; entry 4

Apparently, I skipped listing a book here that I finished previously, so I will amend that now. Caution, please note that in my second “review,” I do diverge a little into some Christian theology that not everyone will agree with. Also, apparently I am feeling wordy today.

9. Ghost Ship – Star Trek: TNG #1
I may have neglected to mention this one because it was… not good. I have to give it a little slack given that the author had basically zero character info before writing it (it was written before the first episode aired and all she had was the script for Encounter at Farpoint and some character notes). But there are some characteristically un-Star Trek things about it as well. The most prominent one is the racism that Troi feels (even though it is completely unwarranted) due to her mother’s side being Betazoid – the term “mind-slut” still really sticks out and I finished this book almost a month ago and have read three things since. That’s really outside the vision of Roddenberry’s world. Really. Trust me on this. The other thing that bothered me was Data’s use of contractions – sporadic and wrong. But no matter how you slice it, it was a decent ST:TNG story – if you take the story alone and take out the characterization problems. To sum up, I didn’t throw the book across the room, which is a good thing.

10. Forsaking All Others
This is the second book (in the series of 2?) about Camilla Fox and her life (and unfortunate plural marriage) in the early days of the Mormon church. I devoured this book, just like I did the first one. Allison Pittman is a very good writer, and a good Christian writer too. I am very picky about the Christian fiction that I read, I don’t know why.

(Warning, below this line lies my thoughts on theological things…)
I also realized why marriage has always been held up as the relationship between Christ (the bridegroom) and the Church (his bride). John 14:6 coupled with Ephesians 5:22-33 shows us that in the divine sense, there is only one bride for Christ ∴ there should be only one bride for a man. I think the idea of marriage as a model for the relationship between us and our savior is a beautiful concept and one we should keep in mind.

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Book Update; entry 3

7. This Present Darkness

8. All Living

Both highly recommended if you’re into christian fiction. There’s a reason Frank Peretti is “a name”. 🙂

my read shelf:
J.'s book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)

SDCC and other current things

With all the cool news I’m finally hearing/seeing from SCDD12, I am totally jelly. I need to go there. Between that and my lack of attendance at Gen-Con, my nerd cred is in danger…

I’m currently watching The Nerdist on BBCA and this one guy just described the test footage from the up-coming Ant Man, and I want to see this now. I’ve never been a fan of Ant Man, much less in the recent The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But with the whole running down the gun to beat up the guy, that sounds awesome!

All right. We can now turn to my shame. I have read the 50 Shades trilogy. Sort of. I read the first two as the original Twilight fan fiction they were, the third I read as published (because the fan fic pdf I found was too hard to follow; I wasn’t willing to put that much work into it). Admission made, I have this to say: I’ve read smuttier fanfics elsewhere on the internet. AND!!! Oh, let’s not forget the “and”… I’ve figured out why this is so popular! It feeds the stereotypical woman need to “fix her man.” Let’s just say it’s a stereotype for a reason, shall we? When you have someone that f’d up, sex + marriage + baby doesn’t fix them. Basic psychology there. Mommy-porn indeed…

Last, but very much not least, because I still feel very bad about it… in celebration of Caturday, my kitties got pedicures today and boy did I mess that up. I’ve never cut a nail as short as I did today on my baby girl. Devi was so upset and it wouldn’t stop bleeding! It finally did stop, but I still feel bad! So, as consolation, here’s a picture of my baby girl:

Listening: The Nerdist (Toy special)
Mood: Feeling a little guilty for my cat’s pain