Wow! I had a great break off from school. First of all I am enjoying the Nintendo Wii and Zelda: TP that I got last week when camping out in front of Target for 13 hrs. before opening last Sunday. I definitely can not wait to get it up online to post blogs from my Wii. That will be cool! Wii is an awesome system and is definitely was worth the $249.99 that it was. Well anyways, this weekend I have been rereading Karen Hancock’s Legend of the Guardian King Series for if you have not already check them out for they are one of my most favorite books ever printed in my list of all time favorites these books go up there with Mere Christianity By CS Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia By Cs Lewis, and of course The Lord of the Rings By: JRR Tolkien. The books are definitely not children’s books like Donita K. Paul’s Dragonspell series (also another great series !__!). Karen Hancock also wrote Arena which is another favorite of mine which sadly went out of print, how unfortunate since this book is also a favorite among some of my anime-obsessed friends. The newest book and the final book releases next spring and I am so excited since the last 3 books were awesome and extremely well-written containing characters so real i really wanted to meet up with the likes of Katahn, Carissa, the oh so beautiful Madaleine, Abramm, and of course my fav. Trap. Also when reading these books, the description of the setting is so amazing that reading it makes you feel as though you are actually there with Abramm in the land off Kiriath. The more and more I reread them, the more I love these books and maybe maybe I hope these books will be made into movies, since Hollywood seems to stink lately and a series like this could change Hollywood forever. Also many books recently in my opinion have not been so good and Karen Hancock is a definite favorite of the millions of fantasy/sci-fi authors out there because her characters are just not cardboard like Da Vinci Code(man that book is not at all well written, of course only if you love really Blah! characters), it seems to me like many of the bestsellers seem to be like Da-Vinci Code where the characters are just Blah, with no substance what so ever. That goes with tv too, (CSI/Law and Order/Bones, not Lost/24 since those and Doctor Who and Stargate are my favorite shows). I have mainly been reading non popular authors such as Donita K.Paul,L.A. Kelly, and Karen Hancock. Since they seem to write better then the authors who sell alot of books. Look at Eragon, that book in my opinion stinks, the setting and plot seem to be taken from LOTRs and Star Wars, and the characters are really BLAH! The only popular authors I enjoy are George R.R. Martin, JK Rowling, Lemony Snicket, and Stuart Hill. So do yourselves a favor and if like me you can not find anything good to read. Definitely check out Karen Hancock’s Legend of the Guardian King(The Light of Eidon, Shadow Within, and Shadow over Kiriath and soon Return of the Guardian King in Spring 2007) Series and Arena. The author’s site is kmhancock.com containing a fan forum with many awesome people who like me are obsessed with Karen Hancock’s books and blog of the author which is karenhancock.blogspot.com. Enjoy!