Friday, January 17, 2014

Divergent Trilogy

So what have I been doing since I have taken a couple days off from writing here in the blog. Well there is no easy way to confess your dirty secret but to air it out in public. Hi my name is Sparkles and Whimsy and I read entire book series in a week. Now let me be honest the only reason it took me that long was because I had to wait in-between days of finishing the last book to go out and get the next book. Yes I have a terrible problem of reading books like they are movies. I mean you don’t start movies just to stop them in the middle and wait to finish them later. You watch it all in one sitting.

I got the first book Divergent by Veronica Roth while I was at a store and saw it on sale (yes this is how I pick my books don’t judge I am sure you have done it before). I didn’t realize till later that this was going to be turned into a movie so now I am even more excited that I read it you know so I can be one of those people that are like that’s not how it is in the book and constantly make comparisons of the differences.

I don’t want to give away anything in the book. So I will be a little sparse with details. I will lead off with this I loved all three books (Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant). I got so wrapped up in them that I couldn’t put the books down and I needed to find out what happened next.

Divergent is the first in the trilogy. It is about a dystopian world set in Chicago. The main character is Beatrice Prior and the book is told from her perspective. They live in a place that is sectioned off by five factions each one has a virtue that is the way of life in that faction. Abnegation the selfless, Dauntless the brave, Erudite the intelligent, Candor the honest and Amity the peaceful. One day a year the 16 year olds go through a test to decide which faction the will belong to for the rest of their lives. Beatrice then finds out a secret that she is never aloud to speak of and makes a decision  that sets the course for the rest of the book.

Insurgent is the second in the trilogy. There is a war brewing between the factions and Tris (Beatrice) is tested in every way possible. She must deal with the decisions you make and the consequences that come from them. This book deals a lot with guilt and forgiveness.

Allegiant is the last in the trilogy. In this book there are a lot of secrets revealed and worlds are turned upside down. What once was real or important is not anymore. The ending is full of surprises and you wont be able to put the last several chapters down.

Sorry for the scarce explanation on the books but you will just have pick them up and read them for your self. Just one more little explanation there is of course a struggling love story, finding who your true friends are and just how much your family and their values can shape who you are.  

Have you read the books or are you ready to throw yourself into a new and different world let me know and leave a comment.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bath Time!

My kids love bath time. Sometimes I think they are fishes. The issue is they like to splash get crazy, have the water go everywhere. I mean they are 5 and 2 so this is all normal(right?). Well the other day while Bubba was at school Boo Boo wanted a bath I thought no problem there wont be as much of a mess to clean up this time. Boy was I wrong! So everything was fine during the bath. When I realized I forgot a towel. So I walked down the hall and Then I hear sounds of water dripping into something. So I rush back to the bathroom to find it completely flooded. I mean tell me in how like maybe 10 seconds a 2 year old was able to empty out about half the water from the bath tub. When I walked in, there was water dripping into the air vents (that was the dripping water I heard) covering the floors. I mean when I walked over to take Boo Boo out of the tub my sank into the bath rug and water rose above my foot. Kind of like a marsh. So I take him out go get more towels and clean the floor and the heater vent out. I even got a little help from the dogs who decided that bath water was more fun to drink then out of their clean water bowl. So what is the moral of the story here? Don't forget to grab a towel during bath time because the minute you turn your back things get crazy, or that boys will be boys and destruction is never far behind them.

Do any of you have bath time stories that would put mine to shame. I am sure there are plenty out there far worse then mine. Leave a comment!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New Year and Another New Blog!

I came up with this idea to write a blog. Sounds amazing, original right! OK so maybe not original but defiantly exciting for a stay at home mom of two boys!

I am not one who normally makes new years resolutions. I mean I never even keep them so I have gotten to the point where I don't even make them anymore. But this year is different I made a whole list of them. Just kidding. I didn't make any. I mean I tried to think of things but I didn't want to do the cliches of go to the gym more often(more often for me would be once every three months) or spend more time with my family (I mean I am a stay at home mom so I see them a lot). So my list was looking more like a to- do list. Things like get the boys bunk beds and turn one of their rooms into a play room and paint the fridge in chalkboard paint. I do want to get these things done but I am not sure if they really are classified as an awesome New Years resolutions. While coming up with this list I was like this is stuff I read in blogs and love to see pictures of transformations. Now enter the whole (feel free to enter Gru's voice from Despicable Me here) light bulb scenario going off in my head and here my blog was born.

Do you make any New Years resolutions? Have you made any of them happen yet?

I hope to share some home projects that need to happen this year, some misadventures in crafting that thanks to Pinterest I always think I can do, raising two boys, sharing things I love and whatever else life wants to throw at me.