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Sparkling water fanatic. Lover of random crap. Goodreads member curious to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

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Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Laini Taylor
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L.H. Cosway
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Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013

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Don't Let the Midget Out of the Wardrobe: The Wit and Wisdom of Sleep Talkin' Man - Karen Slavick-Lennard I'm sure a few of you who know me well have heard me tell the story of how my husband talks in his sleep. He does this almost every night, and often rewards me with funny little gems to share with all of you. The one that he's most know for within my GR circle of friends : "We're about to get our asses kicked, and I have nothing but this pair of chopsticks."Yes, that's right. My husband was ready to defend our safety against God-only-knows-who with a pair of chopsticks. I've also been privileged to hear about alien invasions, corporate takeovers, and MMA smackdowns. So of course when I saw this book, I immediately knew I was going to have to read it. The version I have was sent as a galley for a shorter title, Sleep Talkin' Man, but I gather this is the same book. Let me just note right off that there are so many 5 star moments in this book. If, in fact, you were going to use this book as a bathroom book or a joke-a-day type of book, I'd say it's a five star read. The things that this woman's husband says in his sleep (she spent a significant amount of time actually recording it for playback later) are HILARIOUS. I would recommend that if you were to read Sleep Talkin' Man do this - stick the book somewhere (in your bathroom, your car, etc.) where you're only going to be reading it for a couple of minutes at a time. DON'T attempt to sit down and read this book through as if it's a novel. Because as a novel, it's a very weak 3 stars at best, regardless of how much comic gold is in the book. After all, who wants to sit down and read 100 plus pages full of short quips and one liners? That said, this woman...I give her an overseas high five. She is my Brit twin. She has insomnia, while her husband can fall asleep within 10 seconds. That's SO me. She lays awake playing internet sudoku (I play mine on the Nook) and gets to listen to her husband talk about random crap. That's SO me. I wish I could meet up with this chick for lunch sometime and compare notes. She gets some major kudos for thinking to document her husband's ramblings for book purposes. I, however, was SITTING ON A GOLD MINE this entire time and didn't know it!Here's a few random snippets from the book to show you what she (and I by proxy) have to live with :Hands up who wants sweets! Hands up! Aww, you've got no hands. Sucks to be you, sweets for me.Go on, cry motherfucker. I'm gonna dip my dim sum in your tears.You're gonna have to shave your pubes. It's like fighting an army of permed spider legs down there, and I'm gonna lose. I'm gonna lose.You've got an issue with my goat, you got an issue with me. Come on, goat. We're going somewhere where we're welcome.Of course the zombie loved me. She gave me her heart.My pony's for sale...Yes, it fucking works!Oh, I hope you take this advice to heart : you look fat when you cry.This little tampon went out, this little tampon stayed home. This little tampon had an applicator, this little tampon had none. This little tampon's covered in...poop. WRONG HOLE, PEOPLE! Wrong hole.I'm bored. Let's go and trip some old people.I need you to take this stapler and ram it into your forehead. No, it won't solve the problem, but it will make me happier.Sigh. I should have been recording all this time.This book was provided from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.