Monday, October 28

Book Review: Ghost of Lost Eagle by Dean Sault

Author: Dean Sault
Title: Ghost of Lost Eagle (#1 Sweetwater Canyon Series)
Genre: Adventure, Western, and Romance
Pages: ebook
First Published: July 8th, 2013
Where I Got It: Given to me by the publisher/author for an honest and unbiased review

"Mason "Tuck" Tucker meets Sass Thornton when she saves him from death in a flash flood. She dubs him "dumb-ass" for entering a box canyon during a rain storm. It is a label he will hear many times as she fights against her own unwanted attraction to him.

Sass's father, Phil, owns the cattle ranch and has been keeping two secrets from his daughter. Despite her contempt for Tuck, the father hires him to run the bunkhouse and control growing racial tension between white cowhands and Mexican vaqueros who work for him. Tuck surprises Phil with his easy, yet tough, management skill. The old man takes Tuck into his confidence and reveals a deadly truth about a killer who is terrorizing the bunkhouse residents.

Throughout the book, Tuck is haunted by howls of a lone wolf and life-like dreams of an old Indian ghost named Lost Eagle. The spirit medicine man wakes Tuck when he is in danger and repeatedly warns the young man about a coming destiny he must face. Ironically, that destiny will force Tuck to choose life or death for the Indian ghost as well as another.

Read what happens when the ghost of Lost Eagle, the lone wolf spirit guide and Tuck's new found love, Sass, come together in a life and death struggle. How does the murderer in the bunkhouse seek revenge against Sass and her father? Will Tuck leave the woman he loves to save the aunt who raised him, the only mother he’s ever known?"

Like earlier stated I was given this to read and review for the author/publisher for my unbiased and honest opinion.

I  honestly read this in a 24 hour period! I think I needed a good douse of western mixed with romance or something, because I just gobbled this down and nearly in one sitting at that. Kuddos to me. Also major kuddos to Dean Sault with his writing style. There is something about his writing that is so addictive. It might be because its so flowly and....not simple...but not over the top. It was an easy read and you can't help but keep reading even though your feet are falling asleep, because you haven't moved in a couple of hours. The only thing that annoyed me was there was a couple modern references that slipped in. It happens to everyone. Plus I only noticed a couple terms and etc.

More kuddos to Dean Sault for adding a little supernatural stuff to this story. I was worried at first that it wouldn't work well...but it did and I'm glad he added it. It was sauce. It added a special zang to the storyline. Made it really stand out. Buuut 

WHICH brings me to Tucker who was"cursed" by the supernatural stuff going around. GAH! I can see why Sass called him a "dumbass" throughout the whole novel. He truly was a dumbass. Sometimes I wanted to slap him himself.  I liked him...I did...but he truly was an idiot. WHICH in a way made me like him more, because he wasn't at all the A-typical hero in a romance novel. Sass was the same too...not the A-typical herione either. She was bitchy and didn't take mens shit. Sometimes she was overly mean to people who didn't deserve it, but hell, she had a LOT of baggage.... 

Man, Teresa I wanted to punch her.....

Need to cut myself off, before I give away some big spoilers. 

In the end, this was a good book. I really enjoyed it and I can't wait to see what else Dean Sault has in store for us. His writing is really good, even though a couple oopsies slipped in.  This wasn't your A-typical western/romance. It had some hot sauce - aka supernatural stuff - mixed in. I would recommend this to those who like westerns, hot cowboys, romance, and lots of adventure. Out of five stars I shall stamp this with....4 stars.

Favorite Character(s): Tucker (even though he was a big ol' dumbass), Sass (a bitch, but funny), Phil, Mando, and Manny (super cute).
Not-so-Favorite Character(s): Richard (ass) &Teresa (stupid chit)

Sunday, October 27

Springtime Pleasures and More Giveaway!

Sandra Schwab started writing her first novel when she was seven years old. Twenty-odd years later, telling stories is still her greatest passion, even though by now she has exchanged her pink heart-dotted fountain pen for a computer keyboard (black, no hearts). She lives in a suburb of Frankfurt on the Main, Germany, with a cat, a duck, a sewing maching, and altogether too many books.

Who is ready for a giveaway????!!!!!!!

For this giveaway the lovely Sandra Schwab (talked about above) will be giving away not only her new novel, 'Springtime Pleasures', but also some German Tea and German chocolate. *drools*

"Caught between duty ...

George Augustus Griffin, Viscount Chanderley has to marry - fast: His father has ordered him to find a suitable wife this very season. Alas, the only woman Griff has eyes for is the very unsuitable Miss Carlotta Stanton, who is not only unbecomingly tall but also wears the ugliest spectacles in all of England. Still, Griff is utterly bewitched by her intense green eyes. Yet however much he feels drawn to her joie de vivre, duty and honor demand that he stay far away from Miss Stanton.

... and desire

Dubbed "the Giantess" because of her unfortunate height, Charlie Stanton finds the London season far less glamorous than she had thought it would be - not the least because she is consigned a place among the wallflowers. But then she becomes acquainted with the very dashing Lord Chanderley, whose life is overshadowed by a terrible tragedy in his past. Ever ready to help others, Charlie is determined to rid him of his Sad Melancholia - even if it means taking on wild boars and highwaymen. However, the biggest challenge might be the elusive viscount himself and his belief that he is beyond all redemption."

How To Enter:
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2. Opened to everyone
3.  Enter before November 10th

If you want feel free to head over to Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell for a second chance at winning!

Friday, October 25

Book Review: Springtime Pleasures by Sandraw Schwab

Author: Sandra Schwab
Title: Springtime Pleasures (#1 in A Love for Every Season)
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: ebook
First Published: October 14th, 2013
Where I Got It: Given to me by the publisher/author for an honest and unbiased review

"Caught between duty ...

George Augustus Griffin, Viscount Chanderley has to marry - fast: His father has ordered him to find a suitable wife this very season. Alas, the only woman Griff has eyes for is the very unsuitable Miss Carlotta Stanton, who is not only unbecomingly tall but also wears the ugliest spectacles in all of England. Still, Griff is utterly bewitched by her intense green eyes. Yet however much he feels drawn to her joie de vivre, duty and honor demand that he stay far away from Miss Stanton.

... and desire

Dubbed "the Giantess" because of her unfortunate height, Charlie Stanton finds the London season far less glamorous than she had thought it would be - not the least because she is consigned a place among the wallflowers. But then she becomes acquainted with the very dashing Lord Chanderley, whose life is overshadowed by a terrible tragedy in his past. Ever ready to help others, Charlie is determined to rid him of his Sad Melancholia - even if it means taking on wild boars and highwaymen. However, the biggest challenge might be the elusive viscount himself and his belief that he is beyond all redemption."

Like earlier stated I was given this book for my honest and unbiased opinion....

GAH! I couldn't help but hum 'Summertime Sadness' throughout my time with this book. I have no idea, but there was a connection. Maybe it had to that this love was not the most easiest of loves. It took a lot of work.

Anyways...this book was so....cute! I simply loved it! I really loved Charlie (aka Miss Stanton). She was adorable and completely out of her element in London. I also loved how the author made her very physically flawed (for that time period anyways). Glasses and being an Amazon - tall and tough. I felt bad though, because she did get teased by the ton. Asses the lot of them. Even a certain Lord Chanderley judged her at first....

Which brings us to the dumb, but honorable and charming Lord Chanderley. He was adorable as well, but many a times I wanted to punch him, because he was simply dumb.  He blames himself for an accident that was not his fault at all, which this guilt his daft parents use against him. Even though it was made clear to him by his sister, Charlie, and his cousin that it wasn't his fault at all. Simply I just wanted to yell, "GET OVER YOURSELF!" Even though it was annoying, I still liked him and it made they book better, because you KNOW he will get over it and move on. I really loved the way this came about - I will not say for that is the big spoiler in this book. 

Sandra Schwab is defiantly blooming and blossoming and I'm dying for more of her books. Especially the next one in this series. I really hope its about Miss Izzie, Chanderley's sister, who really deserves a HEA. Poor girl. 

Overall, this was a cute and fun and simply adorable. I simply loved the added letters. It really added a special-ness to it. I'm also so glad that Sandra Schwab made the HEA between Charlie and Griff a little harder to obtain. I shall recommend this to those that love HRs and for those looking for a book that will make them smile. Out of five stars I will give this 5 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Charlie, Griff, Cousin Boo/Cole, Izzie, and Aunt Burnell (bahaha loved her).
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Griff's parents (>__>)

Thursday, October 24

Movie Review: Lockout

Length: 1 hr & 35 minutes
Released: July 16th, 2012
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi, Romance
Rating: PG-13
Directed By: James Mather & Stephen St. Leger

Where I Got It: watched on Netflix

set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent, whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum-security prison. 


Snow - Guy Pearce
Emilie - Maggie Grace
Alex - Vincent Regan
Hydell - Joesph Gilgun
Harry Shaw - Lennie James

For this review, I shall divide and conquer:

The Good

  • Awesome premise of jail being put in outer space. I think its a good idea
  • The effects were great
  • The acting was good.
  • It seemed hopeless that Snow and Emilie were going to survive, so I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
  • Guy Pearce (Snow) is hilarious and badass and not too bad usual. 
  • The ending was pretty good and I approve.
  • The true big baddie was a twist and surprised me.
The Bad and the Ugly

  • Even though I adore Maggie Grace, I hated her character...
  • Emilie was perfect and as you all know I hate annoying characters; she was pretty, rich, smart, bold, brave, a saint, and just loved by everyone. Gah.
  • A couple loose ends that annoyed me.
Wish I could say more...but I don't want to give away any spoilers. It was an okay movie. I loved the setting and the idea behind a prison for all the dangerous criminals is an awesome one. The acting and screenwriting were good, even though Emilie annoyed me to no end. Sighs. One flaw is all I ask...I hate perfect characters. Anyways...I would recommend this to those that love sci-fi movies with action and a small flake of romance. In the end I shall grant this....errrrr....3 stars.

Would I Watch again:
Probably not. haha

Favorite Character(s): Snow and Harry Shaw
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Emilie (love the actress, hated the character)

Sunday, October 20

Music Monday

Good lord...I haven't done one of THESE posts in a while. Hahaha. There are many songs I want to share, but I'll have to control myself. ^.^

The first video is an amazing cover 'Wrecking Ball' by the amazing Julia Grant:

Even though Katherine Howard isn't my favorite historical figure...I adore this song and this music video:

Need a little Du Barry in your life?:

Have a great week you guys!

Thursday, October 17

Thursday Book Teaser: Queen's Gambit

Happy Thursday everyone! A nice typical fall day outside today. Thank goodness. I was getting fearful fall would never arrive. However, it is here and I'm sipping on my warm apple cider.

Let us have a little teaser of 'Queen's Gambit' by Elizabeth Fremantle.

Page Number: 175
Location: First paragraph

"'With all due respect,' pipes up Hertfold, 'if we show too much leniency we are likely to have more trouble on our hands.'

'Most of these people have been in London for generations. They can't simply be got rid of,'counters Archbishop.
Thank God he is with her. Without Hertford, though, Katherine knows she will struggle to hold her position.
'I will write to the King on the matter,'She says firmly. 'For the present the emigres stay, and any who trouble them will be punished accordingly.'
Hertford will be gone in days. He is needed in France. She will have to sharpen her powers of persuasion with the council. She wonders again what would happen were the King not to return. She would be alone at the helm of England, protector of a child King; it is written in Henry's will. How could she continue this careful balancing act without her husband at her shoulder?"


Tuesday, October 15

Book Review: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Author: Mitch Albom
Title: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Inspirational
Pages: 196
First Published: September 23rd, 2003
Where I Got It: Borrowed from a friend

"Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination, but an answer. 

In heaven, five people explain your life to you. Some you knew, others may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his 'meaningless' life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: 'Why was I here?'"

I approve of this book. At first I was extremely skeptical (even though I liked 'Tuesdays with Morrie) and it took me a while to actually get myself to read this. My friend really, really wanted me to read this, so I finally made myself take it to work and read it on my lunch break. Lo and behold I was already 80 pages into it by the end of my break. I had to force myself to return to work. Thus the life of a poor kid. So......Carole approves and my friend's choices of books so far (she had me read 'A Million Little Pieces' a while back, so 2 for 2)...

Just for you Reece

This book was defiantly inspirational and thought-provoking. Mitch Albom really makes you think in this one. I know I found myself musing over all the things I've done throughout my life. Also, I've been thinking about the 5 people who will be waiting for me (if this theory is correct) in heaven. However, like for Eddie (the main dude) some of the people were people that he never really knew...but both of them effected each other greatly. So there is an infinite amount of people that could be waiting for me in heaven to teach me a lesson about my life. Very interesting to muse about. Also, kind of scary. haha

Poor Eddie. I felt so bad for him along his whole journey. They had little flashbacks and he has had some REALLY crappy birthdays. hahaha. I don't blame him for not wanting to celebrate. >.< I know I wouldn't want to either. Gah! I wish I could say more about the people he actually meets in heaven, but it would totally ruin the book. MEH! So I will end my ramblings before I do something I regret.

In the end, this was really good. I breezed through it and was like 60% done in 45 minutes. I love how thought-provoking this book was. It really is a book that everyone should read even if you don't believe in God. God doesn't really exist in this version of heaven. Yes, he is there, but it's not about appeasing Him. It's about making peace with your life and understanding why things were the way they were. It's about making peace and living in your heaven. Really good. I shall stamp this with 5 stars.

Favorite Character(s): Eddie
Not-so Favorite Character(s): No one really


God's Grandeur by Gerard Hopkins

God's Grandeur by Gerard Hopkins

The world is charged with the grandeur of God. 
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; 
It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil 
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? 
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; 
And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; 
And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil 
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod. 
And for all this, nature is never spent; 
There lives the dearest freshness deep down things; 
And though the last lights off the black West went 
Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs— 
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent 
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

Thursday, October 10

Book/Play Review: Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Hamlet
Genre: Drama, Classic, Play
Pages: 42
First Published: 1603
Where I Got It: On my shelf (my big bad book of William Shakespeare

"A tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness—from overwhelming grief to seething rage—and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption."

Well...I'm going to divide and conquer this review. ^.^

The Good

  • Drama, drama, and more drama. Though I hate drama in real life, I LOVE Billy's world of drama
  • Liked Young Hamlet, even though he wasn't the brightest bulb in the fixture at times.
  • The madness was hilarious and tragic all at the same time
  • Keep me on the edge of my seat! I wanted Claudis to get what was coming to him.
  • It was complex and you all know how I love my complex stories
  • It was a quick read, perhaps its just goes to me either getting use to Billy's use of language OR the fact I had to read this for class...perhaps both. 
  • Loved the fact that the "villains" of the story were complex and not the A-typical baddie, even Claudis seems to be a little villain-isc though...
  • Loved the idea of the ghost aspect. It really added darkness and something unique to this. Also, it was a nice twist and made you think. Could Hamlet be crazy? Or is this ghost thing legit?
The Bad and the Ugly
  • The ending. 
  • The fact that the Queen married her brother-in-law. That made me mad. Gah, stupid chit.
  • I hated the fact that Hamlet was dumb and sensitive and easily distracted...Heck if I was Papa Hamlet I would have not asked Hamlet to do this task of revenge. Tsk. 
This was pretty good and I can see why this was one of the most famous of Billy Shakespeare's plays (behind 'Romeo & Juliet'). It was really good and entertaining. I really should watch it in action, be it a movie or a play. The characters were amazing and complex. I liked Young Hamlet, but he was a sensitive fool at times. I also loved the adding of the ghost made this special and unique. However, though this was really good I loathed the ending. Gah. Made me mad. >.> Anyways....I would recommend this for those that love the classics or are looking for a good play/book. I grant this 4 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Young Hamlet (at times he annoyed me, though), the Ghost of Papa Hamlet, and Laetres. 
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Young Hamlet (sensitive fool) and Queen Gertrude (*grumbles*) 


Monday, October 7

Book Review: The Forever Queen

Author: Helen Hollick
Title: The Forever Queen (Saxon Series #1)
Genre: Drama, Action, Historical Fiction
Pages: ebook
First Published: August 2004
Where I Got It: On my shelf (Amazon)

"Aged only thirteen, Emma, daughter of the Duke of Normandy, is married in a strategic alliance to King Aethelred of England. Inept and arrogant, Aethelred is loathed by his young wife, whom he punishes for his many failings as a ruler. Their first son, Edward, is born through an act of violence that is little more than rape. England is invaded by the Viking King Swein Forkbeard and his son Cnut. After a bitter struggle, Aethelred loses his kingdom and his wife. Emma, now dowager queen, holds London against the invader Cnut. When he demands she surrender or suffer the consequences, Emma stakes everything on a dangerous gamble, but troubles and tragedy still await the indomitable queen as she struggles for power and for survival... "

My goodness! This too FOREVER for me to read...gah!!!! Not because it was a horrid book or anything, it was rather long, but that's no excuse either. I had so many other books and things on my plate that would arrive and I would have to put this book on the backburner and get those done. Especially when school came into the picture. I'm taking two classes that involve reading like a crazy person. Sighs.


This was a great book! I never heard of Queen Emma before and now I'm ashamed of this fact, because she certainly is the epitome of a strong woman. Her life was rather tragic at places, but through it all she arose and conquered all. She never lost her spirit even when her first husband, Aethelred, abused her and raped her many times, because he could. He was a crappy king and since she was weaker, physically, he could put all his frustrations on her. 

I'm so glad that Cnut came into the picture and conquered England. That's SO horrible to say, but England needed a strong force to dominate. So with Emma at his side, England could have the strength they needed to build a strong country. If the vikings never conquered, I bet England wouldn't be what they are today. The earls acted like children and the kings were weak-minded and didn't care for the peasants. So yes, I'm glad Cnut took the reigns. I also really hope that Emma and Cnut had a true love, because she really deserved to be loved. One can only assume, because true love back then didn't matter and it was never recorded. 

I have a couple issues with this book. One, there were SO many POVS! It was hard to follow sometimes on who was talking/thinking, that I would have to go back a little bit and re-read. Again, I would love to have some sort of mention on when the POV was changing. Second, I skimmed a wee bit. Some parts were just dragging so much, that I skimmed. 

Other then those two things I really adored this book. The story was fun and the plot was interesting. I really enjoyed how Helen Hollick could suck me into the story. I felt like I was there and that is really needed when you read a Historical Fiction. You need to feel like you are there. See the world, smell the world, taste the world (weird, but you know what I mean), and feel the world. Helen Hollick did a great job with this. I would recommend this to those that love Historical Fiction or just a good story. I shall stamp this with 4 stars. 

 Favorite Character(s): Emma (of course), Pallig, Cnut (even though he was a snot at the beginning), and Thorkell
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Aethelred and Swein Forkbeard (meh)

Thursday, October 3

Book/Play Review: Waiting for Godot

Author: Samuel Beckett
Title: Waiting for Godot
Genre: Play, Drama, Classic, Comedy
Pages: ebook
First Published: October 1949
Where I Got It: Borrowed from library

"The story line revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone or something named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree on a barren stretch of road, inhabiting a drama spun from their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as a somber summation of mankind's inexhaustible search for meaning. Beckett's language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existentialism of post-World War II Europe. His play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time."

First off...I read this for my Contemporary Literature class.

I will start out with a quote about what Boyfriend asked me if I liked it and I responded:

"This play was a play about nothing. Nothing happened, but it was pure genius." I then went on to explain to him what happened and my opinion about what this play is about. Which brings me to the genius of this has NO set in stone meaning.

Beckett has written this so one can think of a million different meanings, but no one will ever know the TRUE meaning. The author did this on purpose.  Beckett is a torturer, but he is pure genius. I couldn't help but want to continue to read and watch the play. Yes, my professor also highly suggested watching a version or two of the play. I watched a couple and I was alright with it. EVEN though I know NOTHING really happens. *SPOILER ALERT* Like the two men I have hope Godot will appear and arrive, but he never does. I know this after going through this story three times, but I continue to hope he will come. *SPOILER ENDED*
After thinking and after listening to lectures...I've rounded up my own theory about the meaning behind it...BE WARNED! This is just mine and it's different then from the majority of opinions and its based off the deconstruction theory and Derrida's theory:

"According to Derrida anything can mean anything. Symbols (which represent everything on the Earth) have no real connection to the things it's connected to. 'If anything means anything, then anything means nothing.' How does this involve humanity? To Derrida and it can be seen in Beckett's story, human's existence means nothing. The things we do really mean nothing, we entertain ourselves until we die. The nothingness can be symbolized in 'Waiting for Godot'. The two guys are hobos and do nothing all day. They are entertaining themselves and waiting on Godot. Could Godot be 'God'? Could Godot be 'Death'? Or could Godot be a figment of their lack of insanity (which can be proved)? Godot could be something or someone. Godot could be could he also be nothing? I feel that the meaning of the story revolves around the true and utter nothingness of human life. We do things and just entertain ourselves until we die. There is no REAL meaning to our lives."

Alright...I'm done...but I did like this play, but I would recommend everyone jump on this and read this? No, but it is an interesting experience to behold and I good thing to maybe glance at one day. Or just watch a version of the play. It maybe a play about my professor says, "A play where nothing happens twice", but it is pretty good. I shall stamp this with 4 stars.

Favorite Character(s): Vladimir and Estragon
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Pozzo 

Tuesday, October 1

Top Ten Tuesday: Turn-offs

~The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.~

Wow...its been FOREVER since I've done one of these...but since I have nothing really to post today and I'm bored in class, I shall share my top ten list of the turn-offs of books that well...turn me off and I may toss the book a time or two...

(There is no order)

1. Animal cruelty.
As you all know I hate this in movies, but the same can be poked at in books. Makes me mad and want to cry.

2. Love Triangles that last too long.
I don't mind love a good love triangle, but when it lasts WAY too long I can't handle it. Especially when it runs into multiple books. GAH.

3. Forced Instant Love.
Yes, there are some instances that people fall in love on the spot, but I HATE it when it seems forced. 

4. Books with Movie Covers. 
Dammit. I love movies, but its so annoying and cheesy when they put the cover of the movie adaptations onto the book. NO! They are two different entities. 

5. The Parents always seem to be MIA.
Yes, some people have absent parents...but for the whole novel? Barely a peep out of the parents is so unrealistic.

6. Stereotypical Steampunk.
This is a personal preference...but I have a hard time like the A-typical steampunk novel. Nope...can't do it. I do like the game BioShock though...

7. Sex on Every Page.
I love my romances...I do. However, I want some plot thrown in there please. Thank you.

8. Perfect Characters.
You know of this hatred I have, so I will not ramble on this topic, because I will never stop...

9. Overwriting.
I am bad with this myself from time to time, but I edit my writings (unless it is a challenge and I can't), but overly describing things and going into WAY too many details is annoying and makes me sigh.

10. Ending To Long/Ending To Abrupt.
Okay, there is no explanation needed.