Monday, May 23, 2011

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

I got a NookColor for Mother's Day.  One of the best gifts EVER!  After Darryl bought me the original Nook 3G  for Christmas a couple years ago, I didn't think I could love any e-reader even more.  I do!  My birthday just happens to fall the day before Mother's Day (I know - lucky me!) and my brother gave me a wonderful, beautiful and timely Barnes and Noble gift card.  It was all so perfect!

The first book I read on my NookColor was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith based on a recommendation from a co-worker.  What a wonderful story.  It was so much fun to read a story where fiction is woven so seamlessly into fact that I almost forgot that it was a work of fiction.  Or was it?

 The story starts with the vampire that "recruited" Abraham comes to Seth (the author) and asks him for a favor.  From there the book takes off and I had a hard time finding places to take a break.  It follows Abe from childhood through his presidency and, all the while, you will find yourself becoming more and more empathetic to his motivations, and disdain,  for vampire hunting.

I highly recommend this book, especially for those who love history with a twist.  Due to the graphic theme of the story and a few mature references, I wouldn't recommend it for anyone under the age of 13.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I love JANY - A Short Documentary

Shot in Canon 5D in New York by artist Sasha Huber, this story is about Jany Tomba, a naturally pretty Haitian girl that moved to NY as a child with her family.  It explains how she became one of the first black girls to be featured on magazine covers in the US, simply by chance.

IloveJANY on Vimeo

Let's Move!

Love this video.  It's extremely motivating!!!

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