Thursday, October 9, 2014

Criminal Minds Season 2

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So, Criminal Minds Season 2. Umm, they basically continue to do what they did in Season 1. Uh, except the writers kind of hit their stride. It’s, you know, everything that happened in Season 1 takes off running in Season 2. Umm, like I said, uh, before, we ended with a cliff hanger in Season 1 and Season 2 picks right up. Umm, you have, umm,  the conclusion of Elle getting shot, and she turns out fine, she, she’s saved, and she’s good to go, and they end up saving the girl, and everything’s fine, umm, and we move on!

But, um, it’s a great season, uh. The thing,  neat thing about Season 2 of Criminal Minds is that we get a chance to look deeper at each of the characters. Umm, there’s so many great episodes. And in each episode sort of takes a look at one of the characters. Umm. It’s, there’s focuses on, on everybody’s past. And, and uh, you, you delve into, uh, everybody, you learn a little bit more.

We do have, umm, there’s some turnover.  Uhh, The character of Elle does end up leaving, uh, the show after I think season… episode 6. Umm, so after her getting shot, she, uh, has a reaction to a case, umm,  where there’s, uh, a rapist, who, umm, is going after women in their own home and since she was shot in her own house, she reacts to that and she, umm, ends up killing the guy? Uh, Which the audience knows, but, umm, the team doesn’t know. So there’s this whole concept of, you know, are you guilty if no one else knows that you are? And taking your word over somebody else’s? It’s an interesting look at guilt and, umm, you know, can you live with what you’ve done, um, based on your reasoning and, and can you reason away something like that? And, uh, Hotch figures it out and basically calls her out and says, you know, here are your choices. She, uh, chooses to leave the BAU, um, and the FBI. And, uh, and so then we get the entrance of, uh, Emily Prentiss and, she uh,  she’s a great character. She’s a great addition to the team. Umm, it’s a new dynamic with a new character, that’s always neat. Umm, so Emily comes in and she starts off running. Uh, she’s kind of a neat character. She’s the daughter of, um, an Ambassador, so she’s grown up in another country, she, she knows some other languages. Umm, and uh, so she’s able to do some translation right away, which is a really interesting aspect to her character. She, umm, she’s able to, to profile different, people from different cultures, because she has learned those different cultures because of being an Ambassador…s, umm, daughter. And, uh, so yeah, so that’s, you know, with the introduction of Emily, it’s kind of a neat, new dynamic to the team. Umm, and she’s, she’s a firecracker, so it’s kind of fun. Uh, she’s a fun addition. It was a good, a good change. A sad loss cause Elle was a great character, but, um, but a good change there.

Umm, another really great episode is, uh, one that focuses on, on Derek Morgan. Umm, It’s called “Profiler, Profiled”. Where the team HAS to come in and, and profile Derek cause he ends up being the, umm, suspect in a murder case. And, uh, it turns out that, umm, he was abused in his childhood. Umm, and he, you know, it’s something he’s kept secret, and he didn’t want anyone to find out, he wasn’t comfortable sharing. And, and um, they have to find out and they delve into because the man who abused him is killing people who are, children who are trying to help him. And uh, it’s, it’s a powerful, powerful episode, and a great character study of Derek, and a great, umm, look at the team’s dynamic. You see them all really come together as the family, as a family unit. Umm, They’re supporting of each other and, and their pain for him, and, and, their yearning to help him, and, and, fear for him, and, and his reluctance to let them help. But then at the same time, you know, when he does break down, uh, he has the support and the love from them. So it’s kind of a neat thing there. Umm.

Another, uh, there’s a two part episode with Reid, where, uh, uh, umm. It’s called, the first one is “The Big Game” and then the second one is “Revelations”. Which is a beautiful, uh beautiful, beautiful set of episodes. Uh, Reid is kidnapped by umm, an unsub and he’s tortured and, uh, both mentally and physically. And he’s, uh, given Dilaudid which causes him to have an issue with addiction, umm, which plays out through some following episodes. But it’s just, augh, it’s heartbreaking to watch. And again, it’s that team dynamic of, of watching this, this team come together and, and, you know, be horrified at the fact that they’ve possibly lost one of their team mates, and, you know, trying to find him, and trying to mentally send out vibes to support him and keep alive and keep him strong. Cause the, umm, they’re able to see, umm. The character is, uh, the unsub is keeping him and videoing him and sending it to them wirelessly. So, you know, they’re able to see what’s going on and, everything that they’re doing to him, and, and it’s just so painful. And, they can’t help him and they’re trying to get to him and figure out where he is and he’s sending them clues without giving it away. And it’s just, augh! It’s a great, it’s a great episode and set of episodes, and it’s, it’s just so hard to watch, but it’s so fantastic. Umm, so, it’s a neat, it’s a neat set up for that.

Umm, and then of course there’s, uh, the end of the season, which…. The great thing about Criminal Minds is they’ll have something happen, umm, in one episode and then that, they don’t let you forget it. They’ll carry things throughout all of the seasons. They, once they introduce something, it, it will come back, they don’t, umm,  it’s not a one episode one off. Umm, you know,  if they introduce a character, you’ll see that character possibly again. If you, umm, you know, if you have something happen to one of the team members it will return and it’ll affect the way that they do their job throughout the rest of the series. You know, it’s, it’s this great. The writers are fantastic! I can’t get over, umm, how crazy they are, cause they, it’s all so ridiculous that it, I don’t, I don’t even know, it just drives me nuts, but umm, how amazing it is. 

But, so, you have an episode in the begi, in the early part of the season where Gideon is pretty much going head to head with, uh, this serial killer in an episode called “No Way Out”. And his name is Frank. And, uh, Gideon, Gideon is, can’t believe this guy, he, this is the craziest thing ever. And, umm, at the end of the series Frank comes back, cause Frank got away. They weren’t able to capture him. And, uh, so Frank comes back at the end of the season, and starts trying to kill off, umm, people that the team has saved, that we’ve seen throughout the first two seasons. And, and it’s just horrifying and it finally breaks Gideon. And, you know, at the end of the season Frank commits suicide and , and um, you know Gideon is just, is shattered and we don’t know what’s going to happen. And that’s where the season ends. And it was like this…It’s not so much a cliffhanger in this, in this season, but, oh, it’s just like a total degradation of everything that, you know this, the leader that we’ve seen through these two seasons and the whole team just kind of is like; “whoa, we don’t know what to do, and we don’t know where to go”. And, oh my gosh, I mean, it’s just, it’s this huge, blaugh moment.  Umm, but yeah, it’s a great season. Season 2 is fantastic and it just leads off into the rest of the series. Because you now have, um, you know, new blood with Emily Prentiss. You have, umm, you know, great, these great, uh insights into these characters and you’ve grown to love them even more. And it, it just takes off from there. So that’s it on that. Enjoy! See ya later!

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Best Man by Kristan Higgins

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All right, so I just finished this book right here, which is: The Best Man by Kristan Higgins. It is a really good book. Umm, she’s an amazing author, first of all, let me just get that out of the way. Umm, so this book is the first book in the Blue Heron series, which is the name of the Holland family vineyard up in, um, the Finger Lakes region of New York. And, so, this book focuses on Faith Holland, who is the youngest child of the Holland Family, umm, proper. And, she comes back home after having, uh, kinda run away, uh, because of, uh,  her…fiancé telling her that she was gay, er, that he was gay, sorry, her fiancé telling her that HE was gay. Umm, at their wedding, so she had moved away, to San Francisco, uh, for like 3 years. And comes back home. And, uh, the best man, clearly, uh, was her fiancé’s best friend and he’s the one who outed him, or kind of, um convinced him to out himself. And, uh, she ends up falling in love with him, and, Levi Cooper is his name. And, they fall in love and blahda blahda blah. So that’s the storyline.

And, it’s a great, uh, just a great story. It’s, there’s so many rich characters. The thing I love about Kristan Higgins’ books is that, she sucks you in, from the get go. The characters are so real and they’re so intriguing. And her writing style is so natural and so…..what’s the word? Natural and free-flowing and, and seductive that you, it pulls you in and won’t let you go. Umm, you, you just wanna jump in and, and read right through it. I mean I literally read the book in like a day and a half because I wanted to know what happens. You get so invested in her characters and in the storyline and in the people that… And not just the main characters. Not just the story, the characters that the story is about, but everybody else. All of their family members, the friends, the sub characters. I mean there’s the whole town of, that you get to find out about. Umm, you wanna know what’s gonna happen and you wanna know what’s around the corner and  you wanna see all of those things happen. 

Plus she has this great ability to write real chemistry. And that’s re, a really neat thing, um, that not a lot of ac, uh, authors have. Umm, her, her characters aren’t fake. They’re not, it’s not that typical A and B romance story. I mean it’s not boy meets girl, you fall in love,  you’re with,  harr, thrown an obstacle, and then they overcome the obstacle and they get together. Like, there’s, it’s, you no, you don’t really  know what’s going to happen. And I’ve read several of her books now and it’s, every single one is different. You never really know what the storyline’s gonna do. I mean, clearly, some, you know, eventually the characters are going to get together. But it’s always, you don’t how it’s gonna happen, and  you don’t know who’s gonna be involved, and you don’t know what twists and turns are gonna happen. So it’s really interesting to find out, you know, where the storyline is going to take you. Plus it’s just really fun to read about all of the other characters. Because each character has such a great history and they have, you know, these great wounds that they have to overcome. And, and, you know, everybody, everybody does, everybody has history, everybody needs to get through something to really open themselves up to a relationship and to really let somebody in. And she is so good at writing about that and really making it real. And, and helping those characters come together and solve those things for each other and…

This book is yet another great example. The Best Man is so fantastic. Both of the characters… have….just…they’re really rich and they’re very… At first I didn’t really know what to think of, of the character of Faith Holland. I loved Levi. I thought he was a great character, and he had this great depth and this insane compl…you know, and he was just a complex character that, that was so full and rich. And, Faith I wasn’t really sure about, I was like, “she’s not her normal female lead”. Umm, she was, seemed a little weaker and then, all of a sudden, like, she just totally fleshed her out. And all, I was like, “oh, there’s the twist, got it” and you fall in love with her, and are totally behind her. Umm, and, I mean it’s crazy, there’s so many, I don’t wanna give anything away because there’s just so much to it. But, it’s a great book, you should check it out, I think you’ll love it. Um, yeah, so I think that’s it, check it out. Kristan Higgins. The Best Man. You won’t be sorry. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Review Criminal Minds Season 1

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I’ve just re-watched Criminal Minds Season 1, which, I love this show, um, I love everything about it. So this is gonna be kind of a rave vs. umm, anything critical really to say about the show. Umm. I think that, uh,  most television shows, what they try to do in their first season is really establish their show. It’s, uh, their introduction to their audience, what their planning to do for their…uh, their concept. What, umm, all their characters are about and sort of just set up their, umm, their main concept. What they’re going to do show to show, what they’re going to do season to season. Sort of give you,…get you hooked and get you entrapped into what they’re doing. I think what Criminal Minds did really well with their first season is, umm, that they sucked you in right away and they did all of those things within like the first episode. You, you knew exactly what it was about, you knew exactly the relationships between all of these great characters. Um, You got to learn a little bit about each of the characters, even in that first show. You knew exactly who did what: umm, You knew that Reid was this great genius, crazy genius. You knew that Gideon was kind of  the leader of the team, but that he was getting tired and, and umm, had dealt with a lot and had seen a lot in his career. You knew that Hotch was kind of the one who held everybody together. Umm. JJ is uh, not introduced in the first episode I don’t think, umm, but you, when you see her later her role is introduced right away and you know who she is. Umm, Elle is the, is the newbie and the only girl, and she deals with sex crimes, and, and her, umm, she’s a go-getter, and, and impatient, and she wants to, to get in there and, and do things and get them done, and umm, you know, all of those things. And, and Derek is kind of the, he’s the, he’s obsessional crimes? But he also is the more psychological one? I think. Umm, he kind of puts himself in the place of the criminal. Umm, he sort of is, is the actor outer, if you would say. Umm. He, he goes in and puts himself in the place of the criminal, and, and figures out how they get in and how they were able to pull in off, um, physically, um, he, he’s the one who really gets in there and does it. Umm, He’s also the first one through the door, uh, when they’re breaking in to, to get the person, you know, at the end, when they’re catching the criminal. He’s the, he’s the physical one, he’s the one who’s in there getting them and pulling his gun and fighting and all of that. So…

You kind of get to see that right at the beginning and umm, all of their roles are set, and you know you have Garcia, uh, a couple episodes in. Even though she’s not umm, in the Main Titles, umm, until Season 2, but, uh, she’s always under the, umm, “Also Starring” in the, in the titles. Umm, Kirsten Vangsness, who is fantastic, she’s an amazing actress, and, uh, definitely, definitely a great character. Umm, and You know, which is why they kept  her on and brought, kept bringing her back I think. Umm, but the, the thing that I love about procedural crime shows and again, that Criminal Minds does really well, especially in this first season, is, um, that they… While they’re you know, you have your “Crime of the”…”Crime of the Week”: Umm, this is you know, every, every episode you’re dealing with one criminal. You have something going on that they need to solve and they have to figure out this problem. Umm. You also have the continuing story lines of the relationships between these characters that you’ve come to get to know and get to love and… Criminal Minds uh, they, they create this family unit, umm. Because the BAU is such a specialized unit in the FBI that you kind of learn about through this show. Umm, and they, from the get go, from episode 1, um, you, you see that they, they really care about each other and that they, they know all of their roles, but they also know each other. And they learn how to, they’re profilers, so you know, you profile each other. They kind of have this rule, umm, that you learn about throughout the season that they don’t really profile each other, but at the same time they do. Umm, they kind, they have each other’s backs, and when something’s wrong they know, and they check in with each other, and they, they keep each other safe and they keep each other healthy, and they, you know, they’re just there for each other to, to back each other up and when something’s bugging someone they, you know whoever is best suited to help them deal with it, helps them deal with it. Umm, it’s kind of a great family unit and I think that that’s something that’s really, really important and really, really neat about those crime dramas. And it’s, it’s one of those really cool things that, that happens in this type of show especially, that, umm, doesn’t happen in a lot of, umm, other shows that, that are out there. And, uh, Criminal Minds is just so good at it. Even, even in this first season, umm, as they’re building their foundation of , of what their show is about, they, they have this core family unit of the team and, and you know it’s all about that. Umm.

But even in this first season where they’re, they’re creating their identity they have these great stand out episodes. And, one of the great things about going back and watching this season for the second time, or I think it’s like my fourth or fifth time, but watching it again, is, is realizing “oh my goodness, that was season one”. Some of the great episodes where, umm, you know, there are sensational storylines, of you know, revelations about characters, and, and things that just happen. Uh. The different storylines that you’re, you’re thinking “how could they have done that on television, in their first season, and, you know, been able to get away with it?” Umm, things like, there’s an episode called “Riding the Lightening”, where it’s a husband and wife serial killer who killed 12 young girls and are on death row. And so the team goes in to uh, the jail to interview them. And it’s,  it’s this great in depth look at the minds of serial killers and how they work. And it’s, it’s such a great episode that looks at, you know, guilt and, and the idea of, of serial killers and looking at them and that type of an episode and it’s, and it’s crazy good. Umm, the episode “The Fox” is a really good one. Umm, It’s kinda creepy also. There’s a serial killer who uh, basically kidnaps families in their own house. Kind of a creepy episode, but it’s done really well. Umm, “Derailed” is another really good one that’s in season one. Umm, has a really, kind of a spotlight on Elle and Reid as characters, and you learn a little bit more about each of them separately. 

Umm, and then of course, just, uh, this show does a really great job of ending their seasons with these horrible cliff hangers. Where something happens, umm, and it’s carried over, you know, into the next season where you don’t know what has happened until the season starts the next year and they’re incredibly good at it. And, umm season one, I’m gonna, watch out for spoilers, uh gonna tell you, that uh, season one starts with the episode of um, where the character of Elle is umm, shot at the very end and uh, and you don’t know if she’s alive, you don’t know if she’s dead, you don’t know what’s going on and it’s crazy and scary and… They’re dealing with a serial killer who, or this psychopath who knows everything about them and they’re, where they’re at and who they are, and , uh, knows where they’re going on vacation, it’s crazy, creepy good and, and it’s just all kind of scary. Umm, And, uh, Sorry, my comp, my webcam is being all weird. Umm, but it’s,  it’s a really good, good season. Umm. And it’s a great start to an incredible run. So, if you haven’t seen it you should check it out. And uh, yeah, that’s about it, I think that’s all I have to say. Sorry it’s been a little break in videos here, so this one’s a little longer than normal, but, talk to you later.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Unauthorized Access by Andrew McAllister

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Ok, So…I just finished reading Unauthorized Access by Andrew McAllister. Now this book is a thriller, or at least that’s how it’s classified. And, um, the thing that I really, really like about this book in particular is, um, the way that, uh, because it’s written in third person, uh, you’re able to get inside everybody’s head, like literally. The writer writes from, I think almost every character’s perspective. Which is really nice. Um, As an actor it’s very hard sometimes to understand the….motivation for characters that are the…bad guys, quote, unquote. And the neat thing about this book is that, um, you really get the chance to see the motivation of the …bad guy. So, that is something that I really appreciated about this book.

Umm, it’s a really interesting cyber attack book. I’m not really a huge, uh, cyber attack fan. Umm, Not that I’ve really read books, any books about cyber attacks, um, you know. But, um, this is really well written, there’s, umm, depth of character, there’s all kinds of interesting things going on. Umm, you don’t really know what’s going to happen, and that was the really, really neat part about the book. Umm, everybody, uh everything happens, uh, so fast, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat, and things, scenes jump from one to another. Umm But not in a way that’s confusing, but in a way that you never really know, umm, where it’s gonna go, or what’s gonna happen. Uh, which is the great thing about a thriller, it keeps you on your, on the edge of your seat and you want to know what’s going to happen next. Umm, so that was really, really well written and really intense and very, very cool. Umm, I would show you the book, but it’s uh, an e-book, so I, I can’t, I don’t have the book with me, it’s on my phone, but, umm. 

So, yeah, it was just a great book. Umm, The one thing that I didn’t like. There was…there, You know, there’s always a little bit negati, negative. But, uh, was the female character, the girlfriend, Lesley. While I could understand her motivation, cause you hear the, uh, back story, and her, her back story, and her life and all of that information. Um, So you understand where she’s coming from. I had a very hard time liking her? Umm. I couldn’t….uhhh, ooo, what’s the word that I’m looking for?…I couldn’t … Sympathize! … that’s, that’s what it is. I couldn’t sympathize, uh, with her lack of… belief in the main character. Umm, it was very, very hard, uh, to, to be sympathetic and to, to like her until the very end. Um, I, while I, you know enjoyed her character and there, she was a strong women and she was very, um, there was a lot to her. Umm, I just, I got mad at her and I didn’t, she frustrated me the whole book, up until the very end. So, um, that was just the one, the one negative thing about the book. 

But otherwise it was a fantastic story and there’s all kinds of intrigue and, and you know, just plot lines that intermingle. And, and I love getting into everybody’s head. And it was incredibly well written. So I will definitely check out other books by this author because, um, it was fascinating. So, yeah, that’s what I think and check it out!

Friday, August 29, 2014

An Attempt at Positive Karma

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You know those days where, umm, you wake up and you think everything is going well, and then you realize that, umm, things are just going wrong umm, and it’s not because really of anything that anybody does and it’s not because of anything that, umm you really can put your finger on. It’s just that bad things seem to be happening, like, umm, things break down, or you just have this rash of negative things that happen, umm. Kinda had one of those days today, and uh, I don’t know, I just feel the need to put some positive energy back out into the world, I guess, so, umm, I was like I need to kinda dwell on positive thoughts.

So, umm, I kind of think that positive thinking is, umm, a way of life I guess. Uhh, I have always kind of, umm, lived by the idea that you, umm, can choose your attitude for the day. Umm, you know you wake up in the morning and you think, umm, I’m gonna be positive today, or I, you know, I’m not feeling it today. I don’t really, I’m not in the mood, or I’m sick, or you know, I’ve got a headache today, I’m not feeling it. Umm, you know, and that, it does kind of temper your day, you know? You can sort of see how that makes out the rest of your day. Umm, and you know as much as I try to be positive, I, I like to think I’m a positive person. Umm, lately I’ve realized that I am not as positive as I, as I used to be and I’m sure my co-workers can, can attest to that.

Umm, uh usually when, you know, things aren’t going all that well, and, and I feel the frustration and all that negative energy around I sort of tune out as much as I can and umm, you know they probably notice that I’ll turn on the radio and switch it onto K-Love and listen to some positive music and umm. You know just kinda try and get that positive vibe going. You know chitchat a little and get some laughter moving and umm, you know cause laughter. It’s hard to be negative when you’re laughing. Umm, I think laughter is really the cure for everything. I, I can’t really think of anything else that makes me feel better, you know? I uh, I don’t know…it’s…and there’s something about…friends, and people who, you know, can make you laugh, you know? I’ve, I’ve got some great people around me, umm, at work and, you know my friends and the people that I can turn to that I can turn to that can make you laugh at the drop of a hat. You know? Those people that all it takes is you know, hey I need, I need a break and I need to, I need to just chitchat for a minute because I’m gonna explode, and, and they’re right there, you know? And that’s such a great thing to have, especially when you’re having those days when nothing’s going right. Umm, cause that, that little bit of levity can, can make the day bearable, you know, and sometimes completely turn it around and I think that’s amazing. 

Umm, and you know I just, it’s one of those just crazy things to always be positive and to always find the positive in everything. I don’t know that there is positive in everything. Umm, but there’s, you know, those people that can find it everywhere and I, I used to think that I was one of those. And, and umm, I try to be, you know, there’s sometimes you can, and, and I find it in almost everything now, but sometimes it’s hard, and, and you know, it’s, it’s definitely, definitely hard, but you know. The more positive you are, the more positive people around you are, and you know that, it can grow and that positivity grows. And you put that seed out there and see what you can plant I guess. But, umm, so yeah, I needed to put a little positive seed out into the world today because it was kind of a rough one, so hopefully this brightens your day a little, and if not I’m sorry, and if it does then hopefully the rest of your day and the rest of your weekend is good. Thanks!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

These Tangled Threads, by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

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Ok! Book review #1. Here is.. Here is the first book. I’m gonna hold it up there. So this is These Tangled Threads, by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller. Umm, it’s actually the third book in a uh, trilogy of books called the Bells of Lowell Trilogy, uhh which is based off of a town in, I believe it’s Lowell, Massachusetts? I believe, I’m not sure that Massachusetts is the right one. But anyway, umm, so it’s the third book and I would have started with the first book, but, umm, this is the book I finished most recently so that’s where I’m starting.

Umm, I really, really, liked this book of the three. I think it was my favorite. Umm, Not only because we really got a chance to see all of the characters that you’ve met throughout the trilogies umm, flourish. Umm, but it was also the most, umm, comprehensive, of, of the society and of the the things that are happening at the time. Umm, I love history, umm, I was a history major, so these books umm, are such a great combination of, umm, historical fiction, uhh, historical romance, umm, there’s some great Christian fiction in there. Umm, but it’s, what I love about the, the religious aspect of these books is that umm, it doesn’t hit you over the head. It’s umm, it’s laced into these characters in a very real and very honest way. Umm, I think that all of these characters come to their belief in, in God and, and their expression of their religion umm,and their faith is, is very, very honest and very true. And even though all of the characters are very religious, they’re not, it’s not the main theme of the book. Umm, it’s sort of just a part of how they live their lives and how they come to the realizations that they do. 

Umm, I’d say that the only thing that I don’t like about this third book is that umm, they are romances, the three novels, they sort of each focus on, on the one heroine. Umm This one being the character Daughtie Winfield. Umm, they didn’t, uh, there was not a whole lot of, umm, what’s the word I’m looking for?… uhh you didn’t see the growth of Daughtie and Liam Donoghue’s relationship. Umm. There were pieces of it, but there was so much story to be told that umm, you didn’t get to see it flourish as much as we did the two previous relationships. Umm. And that I kind of was sad about, because it’s the most controversial of the three books. Umm, because there, it’s uh, an American girl, um and a man who is, umm, Irish, so it’s one of those things that, umm, doesn’t, uhh, it’s a very huge social, umm, it’s not accepted socially. The words aren’t coming to me. Umm, so it, umm, you know,  it, it would have been great to see that all come together in, in more of a umm, plotline through the story. Umm, So that sort of I felt cheated on.

But umm, the rest of it was, was fantastic. There’s such great, you see the rest of the characters, and you see where they’ve expanded to and those relationships have continued to grow. Umm, there’s some great social controversy, and, and umm they bring in uh, the concept of the ani-slavery movements at that time. And, umm, there’s just some beautiful…uh…examples of…sorry, examples of umm, society at the time and how, you know the society was controlled by men, but how women were able to influence umm, and sort of lend their opinion into how society was run. Umm, so it’s really, really interesting and it’s really well-written and just beautifully, beautifully done. So, if you get a chance to read the Bells of Lowell trilogy I would totally do it. But if you only want to read one of them, I would read the third one, because it’s definitely, umm, got the most meat to it, umm, and is, is fantastic, umm. So yeah, that’s all I have to say about that. And , and hopefully I’ll see you again soon. Thanks!



Points of Clarification

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Ok, so a couple points of clarification from uh my first video. Umm, I’m doing this more to… it’s an outlet, so, um. I don’t claim to be an expert. I am very much not as you’ll see probably down the line here. Umm,  It’s more just something that I wanted to do and, uh, this is how I’m starting. I don’t know where it’s going to go from here. Um, so, book reviews are a solid construct that I can use…uhh, books and movies, clearly. Umm…And I’m not sure that review is really the right…word. Umm, I think it’s gonna be more like, you know, old school book reports? Umm. It’s gonna be like that, only they will be highly opinionated book reports. 

Umm, so if you’re interested, please feel free to watch. Um and I don’t know.., I’ll probably designate different , umm, you know, pages for the different types of things that are on here. Umm. So always feel free to watch and enjoy and, umm…..yeah, I think that’s it. I don’t know where I was going from there. Uh, but yeah, so, um, I’m not an expert, I don’t have um, really, any review-type experience, I’m not, umm, an English major, I’m not, umm, anything that really you can take my opinion in any way, shape, or form to heart. Umm, and really I don’t have the ability to find any negative things to say about things, umm, cause I have way too much respect for the people that, umm, are willing to write and to create these things. So it’s hard for me to, to find negative things. Umm, So it’ll probably be just lots of praise for things that I read and see. Umm, but sort of a detailed analysis of those things umm, in a book report slash opinion way.

Umm. So yeah, so hopefully, uh, you like it, and if you do keep watching, and if not then you can just never look at this page again! So yeah, Thanks! See you later.