Review: Spotless by Camilla Monk

25060158Title: Spotless
Author: Camilla Monk
Series: Spotless Series
Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Format: Ebook
Source: ARC from NetGalley
Rating:  5 Stars

Island Chaptal—nerdy IT engineer by day, romance novel junkie by night—just walked into her messy New York apartment to find Mr. Right waiting for her. No, wait…Mr. Clean.

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Storm in a Teacup: Zelda v. Sheik

Zelda-Sheik-sliversheik-24130067-800-1502Apparently Bill Trinen came out the other day and officially confirmed that Zelda and Sheik are one in the same person.

I knew that this was an argument among the fandom, but why is it even an argument? For starters, Sheik’s first ever appearance is Ocarina of Time. At the end, we watch Sheik transform back into Zelda. Then in Smash Bros., Zelda is able to transform into Sheik for a whole new battle technique and skill set.

We literally watched Zelda become Sheik and vice versa. If you are still in denial, than there is something very wrong.

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Cloud 9: Games I Judged By Their Cover

Cloud 9 is a feature I do here at Rainy Thursdays twice a month. It is my version of those “Top 10” posts you see floating around the blogosphere. Instead of ten items, however there are, of course, nine.

The first thing you should know about me is that I do judge by the cover, whether it be a book or video game. Most of the time I get it right although I have known to get it wrong occasionally. Here are my top seven games that I bought and played purely because of their artwork or jacket.. In no particular order:

Avalon Code for the Nintendo DS

 Avalon Code is one of many games I downloaded to play for my DS that I ended up buying. What initially drew me were the Avalon_Codeelemental looking creatures on the front. I am a sucker for elementals. In short, the game is about a young person (you chose the gender) who must go about the world recording people, places, and things and deciding what is worthy to be passed on into the next world when this world inevitably ends. Read More

Review: Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney

Title: Goddess of Yesterday
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Genre: Historical, Mythhology
Publisher: Laurel Leaf Library
Release Date: November 11th, 2003
Format: Paperback
Source: Goodread’s Swap
Rating: 5/5 Raindrops

At age six Anaxandra is taken by King Nicander to be a companion to his crippled daughter on the island of Siphnos. Anaxandra has adjusted to her new life when, six years later, Siphnos is sacked by pirates, and she is the sole survivor. When a fleet of ships stops on the island to investigate, she assumes the identity of Princess Callisto to survive. The ships belong to Menelaus, king of Sparta, and he takes her back to Sparta with him. But Helen, wife of Menelaus, does not believe that this child is Princess Callisto. Anaxandra manages to stay out of harm’s way—until Paris and Aeneas arrive. When Menelaus and his men depart to attend his grandfather’s funeral, Paris and Helen’s passionate affair plunges Sparta and Troy into war.

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Cloud 9: Top Trailers

Cloud 9 is a feature I do here at Rainy Thursdays twice a month. It is my version of those “Top 10” posts you see floating around the blogosphere. Instead of ten items, however there are, of course, nine.


Since E3 just finished up, there is a plethora of great game trailers out there; and nothing pleases me more than phenomenal game trailers. Here are my top 9 favorites in no particular order:

1. The Division  – This video floors me. I am not a huge Tom Clancy fan, but there is better story telling in this short 5 minute trailer than there is in half the New York Times best-sellers list.

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