Wednesday, 24 November 2010

I've got my advent calendar!

I don't think I've had an advent calendar for quite a few years now (mainly because I keep forgetting to buy one!), but this year I have one and I'm very excited! But there's no chocolate in this one and instead I have... LEGO!

Yep behind each door is about 5-10 pieces to make a little Lego toy - Awesome!! :) I especially love the ages 5-12 in the bottom left hand corner too... 12... 32... close enough eh? :) LOL. These aren't new, I've seen them for quite a few years now and Playmobil do some as well, but I've never bought one because of the price (£25/US$40!) This year I figured what the hey and treat myself to an early Xmas present! :)

But that's not all and it gets better, the tops folds out to properly display the calendar/doors as well as makes a "scene" for placing all the objects on:

I'm assuming there's lots of train related things... if not I have no idea why there is a train track on there! If you know otherwise though, please don't tell me, I'd rather find out as I open them! :) Roll on December 1st so I can open door number 1!

On a different topic, remember how yesterday I said I'd frantically read all of "Kiss of Life", the second "Generation Dead" book by Daniel Walters? Well today I can report that I've now read the 3rd book too! It's called "Passing Strange" and I found it even more gripping than the other two books (is that even possible?!)

See back an entry for a brief synopsis of the series (because there's no point in me typing it again!), but the key difference in this book was that it's largely written from the perspective of a different character, my favourite one in fact and explained a lot about their back story, but thankfully unlike the other two... it DOESN'T end on a cliffhanger. Phew! I was really worried about that because (as far as I know) there aren't any plans for a 4th book so I didn't want this one to be ending leaving us all wondering about something. It has however left it open so it would certainly be possible to have a 4th book so I can hope he does, although as it is I'm very happy with how it all came together in the end.

I know books about zombies probably sounds really unthrilling, but the best bits (in my eyes) aren't really about the zombies, but how everyone else interacts/avoids/hates/loves them etc. It's a good series and really easy to read (as demonstrated by the fact I've ploughed through two of the three books in only two days!)


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