I live in New York City and I'm surrounded by books all day and when I go home I have more books waiting for me. Read my "About" page on top to see what I mean. I just want to share my book experiences and my love of all-things-books, with hopefully the occasional review thrown in. If you wish to contact me, the address is polishoutlanderATgmailDOTcom

The Vampire Diaries Parody by The Hillywood Show®

I came across this on a Vampire Diaries site and I have to admit, this is brilliant. Not only does it use one of my favorite Lady Gaga songs, but the parody is just so spot-on. So for anyone who’s watched the second season of TVD and seen their promos, you will totally appreciate and [...]

A Catching Up Post on Reading

Happy New Year everyone!
I am using this time in between semesters to catch up on some blogging, so here it goes…
I’m taking two courses starting at the end of the month, one of them called Animals in Medieval Literature, with the same professor that I had for my Canterbury Tales class. Plus, I’m taking [...]

Vampire Diaries: The Sacrifice

More witches! I mean: More warlocks! More vampires! More vampire history!
Ok, so that was all revealed in the previous two episodes, but I had to play catch-up this week in time for last night’s episode.
I liked Bonnie’s shirt, the purple one with the two birds on it. Yeah, that one below:

But back to the episode [...]

Vampire Diaries: Masquerade

Oh yeah. I’d definitely let these four guys kill my arch-nemesis.
I thought I’d try something different this time. My thoughts/reactions per each commercial break as I watch the show.
First commercial break: Who’s Lucy and what’s up with Katherine being able to make friends with witches? I love the nonchalantness of the whole “we’re going to [...]

Vampire Diaries: Plan B

Well…the producers during the NYCC panel I went to were not kidding about a character dying, and then they decide to throw another loop at us!
I had one problem with this episode: Elena. What a clinger! What an annoying I-need-to-be-filled-in-NOW-because-I-am-bored girlfriend she was.
And poor Caroline. What a heartbreaking scene for her and her mother. Just [...]

Vampire Diaries: Kill or Be Killed

It seems I am already falling behind….again! Just like last year. There’s always something on Thursdays though that manages to get in the way, whether it is an author event or storms-that-disrupt-subway-service.
Last week, I made sure to get home to watch the new episode, only to find out that it was  rerun of the season [...]

Vampire Diaries: Brave New World & Bad Moon Rising

(oh man, I can’t come up with a clever caption)
Due to last Thursday’s freak storm/tornado/whatever-you-want-to-call-it, I didn’t get home in time to watch last week’s episode (took me 2.5 hours to get from Manhattan to Queens).
So last night I watched episode 2 right before episode 3 aired.
One thing I noticed about episode 2: it didn’t [...]

Vampire Diaries: The Return

First off, the dress above is beautiful. I loooved my wedding dress, but if I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t mind wearing that!
The show hasn’t lost a beat. Still suspenseful. I know I gasped at the very end when something was happening between Jeremy and Damon (and no it’s not what you [...]

Vampire Diaries Tonight!

Forget happy hour…I’m going home and watching the season premiere!


Been a bit quiet here on my end, so here’s what I’ve been reading recently, aside from the books that I’m working on that we’re publishing in Fall, Winter, and yes…Spring 2011! ::thud:: Oh, and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo! Aaaaaaalmost done with that. Book club is tomorrow….but anyway, back to other books:

Cinderella–whose real name [...]