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Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Blue Book Trip

  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: LEXISNEXIS; Revised 2011 edition (July 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0769852920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0769852928

This is possibly the most useful book that I have this semester.  Sure, I need my criminal law book and my torts law book also but this one means I get to acquire a skill which will make it possible for me to do an internship at a law firm during the summer.  We do not really talk about this book in class.  It is mostly self-learning with very exact due dates for the exercises.  There is an online version of this book, especially for the worksheets.  However, I still spent the $36 for the print book because it makes it easier to fill it up and then answer the online exercises when I have finish with the book.  This workbook goes well with the nightmarish BlueBook, A Uniform System of Citation.  In 14 weeks of school, we have to finish 12 exercises, along with finishing two memos and other things.  It is a skills book, so I am rating it 5 start just because it does its job if I do mine.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Does It Really?

Fort Worth Zoo Fence

They say fence makes good neighbors.  I can attest to that.  One of my previous neighbors was horribly nosy.  She told me what to do, she commented on every single thing that happened or thought to have happened.  I might have entertained a few things I would like to do to her, but I never had to.  I had an 8' fence.   That's probably what a houston fence company will do for you.  I can honestly say, my fence saved my sanity.  I cannot be rude to her, she was quite old.  I was brought up to always respect my elders.  Nobody warned me that I have to put up with abuse to do so.  However, we've moved houses since then, so the point is moot.  I only have one neighbor now, and they're perfect.  I actually prefer those privacy fence where no one can see inside my backyard.  It's not because I am planning to dance around naked in there, but I would like that option.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione

Lethal Rider
by Larissa Ione
Lords of Deliverance Series
I had not read the previous two books, Eternal Rider (Ares) and Immortal Rider (Limos), yet I enjoyed the third one immensely.  This is about the third Horseman of the Apocalypse, Thanatos.  He's the horseman of death.  He has millions of souls residing from his body.  When he's mad, they will leap out and cause mayhem and chaos.  Thanatos likes to read, a lot.  He's also a virgin to prevent the end of days.  He could have any girl, but he does not want to end the world by carousing. 

This book opened with Regan already pregnant and about to give birth.  She had meet Than in Limos' book.  It seem like she was chosen by the Aegis to seduce Than.  This makes Than very unhappy.  He can't make up his mind whether to strangle her or keep her safe.  This book is a fun read.  The character's interaction sizzled.  There are tender moments which made me teary-eyed.  There are some funny moments as well.  It reminded me of when I was reading J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood books, although not so much Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series.  This book is edgy, and gritty. If you like those other two authors, then you will definitely love this book.  If you don't, I am sure you will still enjoy this book.

Book Blurb:
They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, Regan Matthews, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.

Demon-slayer Regan Matthews never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Legal Analysis by David Romantz

Product Details
Paperback: 158 pages
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press; Second edition (February 15, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594602794
ISBN-13: 978-1594602795
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

This is the book I ended up reading during my vacation.   I have to answer the end of chapter questions for the first 4 chapters before Thursday.   I will finish answering the questions tomorrow.  The first 4 chapters deals with recognizing where the law comes from, how to find the rules it if it's not explicitly stated, how to synthesize the rules from different similar-fact cases, and present it in an argument.

I also want to see Bourne Legacy just because I really like that series.  Then there's Total Recall.   I feel like I should get my movies in before law school starts on the 20th of August.   I have orientation on Thursday and Friday, and about two hours of meet and greet on Monday.   It is going to be a full day.

This just means that I need to tighten my schedule so I can cook, be with my family and kids and get excellent grades, and still have time to read fiction books.

After this book, I'll have tort and criminal law casebooks assignments for the week of August
20.   I have weeks of school, and then finals on December  3.  It's a bit freaky having only one exam.

I find it interesting, but it's not novels.  I will still be reading novels, but in between these textbooks.  I'll be posting what I have in my pile, and I'll be posting giveaways if anyone wants the book. Not this one, but the following post.

If I still have readers out there after being out of updates for so long, leave me a line. :)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Birds and Sticks

It's on the stick!
Bird Feeding at the Ft. Worth Zoo
Sometimes, it's really great to have your relatives visit.  Case in point: one of my favorite cousins, Gio, visited us here in Dallas which made me see the city in someone else's eyes.  As a result, we all took a huge limo and visited Ft. Worth Zoo.  What a day.  I tend to avoid outdoor activities in the summer because it is hot.  However, when you have cousins visiting who's not afraid to check out all the pulleys and levers of fun, then it is an entirely different matter altogether.   I packed all five children, and my sister and her two children, my brother and his two children and my cousin and his one child and went to the zoo.  What a fun day we had.  This picture above is of my youngest child who was thrilled to find a bird sitting on his hand at it ate the sesame seeds on his Popsicle stick.  You can almost see the sweat dripping on his head.  Still, it was all great fun.  I made sure my took in plenty of fluids.  Thanks cousin Gio.