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Heroes - Eris Quod Sum

Last night's episode was good. No Heroes for two weeks! How sad!
Monhinder left his apartment with Maya and brought her to Pinehearst to be "cured". That involved Arthur Petrelli taking her power away. Apparently she is leaving the U.S. and making amends for all the people she's killed. So good bye Maya! I'm glad she's gone because I really didn't like her.
Peter was stuck, without powers, at Pinehearst. His dad was trying to get him to work with him but Peter said Arthur is evil. Arthur Petrelli is evil and creepy. Then Arthur decides to let Mohinder use Peter as a guinea pig for testing the formula. Just as he's about to inject him, Sylar shows up to rescue him. There's a fight and Arthur comes in and talks to Sylar. He tells him the "truth", which we don't really get to hear. All we find out is that Angela tried to kill Sylar because she had a dream about what a monster he would be and that's why they gave him up fo…

The Host

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I read this book a while back but wanted to write about it. It was a really good book. I actually ended up liking this book better than the Twilight books. The book is The Host by Stephenie Meyer and it's an adult book. It's about an alien race, called souls that take over people's bodies. It's like Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This is from the alien's point of view though. If you haven't read the book don't read what I'm about to write.
Melanie is captured by souls who then inplant one into her. The souls take over the bodies and the previous inhabitant pretty much ceases to exist. In Melanie's case she didn't want to stop existing and the soul they implant, Wanderer has to share the body. Melanie tries to fight Wanderer by showing her how much she loves Jared and her little brother Jamie. This then leads to Wanderer to also love Jared and Jamie. They set out together to find them and they do in Arizona. They are held prisoner there and event…

Harry Potter

So I read Deathly Hallows when it first came out. I wanted to re-read it again but though if I'm going to re-read the 7th book I might as well start with book 1. So I started reading all the books. I'm on the fifth one, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I'm actually almost done with it and then I'll move on to Half-Blood Prince. They're actually better reading them in a row like that. Although I did take a break between some books to read The Host, which I'm going to write about soon. That was a good book. But for now I'm re-reading Harry Potter. There's a new book coming out in December, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which is based on stories that helped them in Deathly Hallows. I will probably buy it since it sounds interesting. I haven't pre-ordered it yet or anything.
Next week is Halloween, I can't believe it. It sure snuck up on me. I still have to make a belt to go with Xavier's costume. I think I might do it to…

Google Docs, who knew?

Apparently Dan did. He actually told me about it a while ago and I didn't listen. Well yesterday I decided to check it out. Since I didn't know how to get there I just went to google.com and on the top there's a tab that says "more" under it it says "documents" So I went there and tried it out. I put my list on there. Yeah I have an ongoing Christmas/Birthday wish list all year that I have saved in Microsoft Word. It's a way for me to know what I want. Like if I see something in a magazine and think "Hmm, that looks pretty cool" I can simply add it to my list. I also have a list for Xavier & Olivia and Dan has his own too. It's easy come Christmas/Birthday time when people want to know what to get you. Anyhow now my list in on google docs and I've shared it with Dan so he can view an updated one. I'l be putting the rest of the lists up soon. As well as my book list. I keep a list of books I want to read as we…

The Apple Orchard again

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We went to MN Harvest yesterday. It was a perfect day to go because it wasn't too hot or too cold. The kids had a great time there. We walked around and petted some horses and ponies. We took a tractor ride, bought some apples and a couple of pumpkins. I took some great pictures too.
Xavier & Olivia by some pumpkins:

Olivia picking out a pumpkin:

Xavier & Olivia posing by some pumpkins:

The kids looking over the fence at some horses and tractors:

The family on a tractor ride:

Brisingr

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I actually finished the book last week but have not had a chance to write about it. I was in the process of re-reading all the Harry Potter books. I took a break from those when this book came out. I wasn't actually planning to buy the book. We went to Target the day it came out and I had seen it in the add for $15. I decided if they had it I would buy it. Well I had to ask the Electronics department person and they had 2 left behind the counter. So I bought it. It did take me a while to read, I think it's about 730 pages long. It was a good book, but Eldest if probably my favorite of the three. That being said though I am looking forward to the fourth and final book. So here is what I thought of the book. Oh and just in case you haven't read it, I am warning that there are spoilers ahead. The book starts out with Eragon and Roran trying to save Katrina. I thought this was over a little too soon and that they defeated the Ra'zac a little too easily. I did …