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My thoughts on the book Cinder.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer is the first book in the series I am currently obsessed with. I was first attracted to this story because I had heard that it was based on the traditional Cinderella story but with a science fiction twist. I am a huge Disney fan so I picked up the audio copy at the library.
I love how Meyer has taken a traditional fairy tale and kept the basic characters but given it a whole new feeling by making the heroine a cyborg and placing the story in the future. The story was full of action and kept my attention. I was quick to head to the library and pick up the rest of the series to listen to. 
If you enjoy Once Upon a Time or Grimm you will enjoy this series, I highly recommend it.
An exert from Chapter 1:
Sighing, Cinder bent over the toolbox beneath the worktable. After digging through the jumbled mess of screwdrivers and wrenches, she emerged with the fuse puller that had been long buried at the bottom. One by one, she disconnected the wires that still linked her foot…

Social Networks

So many people are glued to their phones these days................me included.

There are so many social networks to choose from: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, MySpace, Tumblr, GoodReads, LinkedIn ect....

I use the following on an almost daily basis: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and GoodReads.


I signed up for Facebook during college but really didn't use it much till my junior or senior year. I mainly use it now to keep in touch with family that lives out of state. It is very addicting! I get very tired of the chain posts though.

I like Instagram much better because I love taking pictures. I post pictures of my daughters, food or of our cat. I like that there are not a lot of distractions on there and it is focused on pictures.

I like Twitter a lot to, I don't think you see as much junk in your feed as you do with Facebook. I use Twitter to stay up to date in education trends and the young adult genre. I like that is seems a little simpler than Facebook because they limit the nu…