Taking the world less travelled

Book Review: The Undivided by Jennifer Fallon

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Reviews | 0 comments

The Undivided by Jennifer Fallon

  • Fantasy
  • Published March 1st 2011
  • Read 21 May 2012 on my Kindle
  • The Rift Runners book 1

There are no spoilers in this review, although I mention my impression of the ending (without saying what the ending is). Over all I thought this book was very readable, however I could not love it 100%, mainly because it felt like it was aiming at a younger audience than myself.

I give it

The Blurb

This is the first book in Jennifer Fallon’s series The Rift Runners.

An exciting contemporary fantasy, spanning different realities and alternate worlds, THE UNDIVIDED takes us into the heart of family, loyalty and the choice between good and evil. The Undivided are divided. The psychic twins, Ronan and Darragh, have been separated by the traitor Druid, Amergin, who has thrown Ronan through a rift into another reality. Now time is running out for Darragh. If Ronan isn’t found soon, they will both die. Meanwhile, Ren Kavanagh has no notion of where he comes from and is plagued by mysterious injuries. Then he meets the enticing and mysterious Trasa, and before he can figure out how it happened, he is in serious trouble … Ren’s life is about to become more bizarre and dangerous than he could ever have imagined.

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Project Shift Begining

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Writing | 0 comments

Starting a story, code named Shift. I’ve only written just under 2000 words so far.


They are 2000 very shitty words, but it’s my first draft and I just want to get the basic skeleton down on paper. I very much under write in first drafts and have to come back later to add in the description to make the stories come to life. That is why my first draft’s goal is 50,000 words. I’m thinking that the final draft will be 80-90k. I already have notes as to how the first two chapters need to be fleshed out more.

I’m also doing something a bit different so far. I have no plan. I like working to an outline. Right now I’m not, I’m just writing. Just a bit of an experiment. However, I can sort of feel how I soon will need to write out some kind of rough outline.

It would be nice to have a draft complete by September. Fingers crossed. Keep working on it Carlie, do it!

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Stylin’ It [What I Wore Wednesday]

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Life | 0 comments

Here’s what I wore on Wednesday!

Here's what I wore on Wednesday :)

The dress is from Dotti, heart necklace and bird earings from Lovisa.

I’m going to try and improve these pictures, but for now here’s a nice simple introduction ;)

If you like this outfit, please star it on What I Wore Today.com!

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What I ate today [Tuesday’s Tucker]

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Life | 1 comment

It’s Tuesday’s Tucker (not tucken!), where every Tuesday I’ll share with you what food I’ve eaten.

Personally I love seeing what other people eat, just for curiosity sake. And I would love to record what I’ve eaten as well. I’m not saying that I eat exciting, interesting or visually stunning food – far from it! Nor am I saying that what I eat is super healthy or the only way to eat.

Today was very different from my usual day’s eating as I had to go to the city for a job interview. I was on the run (figuratively, was in heals), so I had some dirty McDonald’s. I was eating it while on the way to the interview, so I didn’t get a photo. Great way to start off Tuesday’s Tucker, right?!

Here’s some images I stole from the interwebs –

 I had a hash brown and a banana berry smoothie. Both below average :(

For lunch, while waiting for a train, I had something that I’ve been craving for a while now – A sausage roll :)

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February Challenge Fail?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Life | 0 comments

image from fumira.jp

Oh dear. I might have failed my February already! For the past week I’ve felt like I’ve had a bit of a sore throat, but I’ve been trying to kick it before it started by upping the vitamin c etc. However, last Saturday, I woke up and I knew I was getting sick. By the end of the day I was well and truely sick. I think I’ve over come it fairly quickly, but sofar this month I’ve missed out on 4 days of exercise so unless I work out every single day with out a rest… So this challenge has already gone down the toilet.

But hey, it’s not the end of the world. I’m still going to try to workout as much as I can this month. Starting today I’m going to do something low key, as I’m not 100% recovered. If anyone else out there is doing this Feb challenge, or one of their own, let me know how it’s going in the comments!

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The highest low: My weightloss journey in Japan

Posted by on Jan 29, 2012 in Life | 0 comments

Who wants to be linear? Let me start at the very middle.

When I went to Japan in 2009 I was probably at the highest weight that I’ve ever been. I was 24 years old and my weight had slowly been creeping up for years. Here I was, living in a new country, meeting new people, everything awesome but that.

I graduated from university and was lucky enough to get a position teaching English in Japan on the JET program. Before I went to Japan I tried to exercise and eat right like I did in High School, however, even though I was lifting weights and doing the Couch to 5k program, I didn’t get anywhere and left Australia at the same weight as I was when I started.

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February Challenge: Workout 25 Days

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Life | 0 comments

image from fumira.jp

It’s almost the end of January, so it’s time to start thinking about the new month ahead. All in all, January has been a good month health wise. I reached my goals and I’ve lost 4kg which is great. But this last week I’ve felt like I’ve done everything right, but nothing has moved. For February, I want to keep the momentum going and step it up a notch.


My Eating Habits

Diet is king when it comes to weight loss. Last month I kept my calories at 1300 or around that, and I averaged about 1 kg a week of loss each week. Fantastic! But the stall this week… While it’s only been a week and the plateau could be for a million reasons, but I think I would like to pull in the diet a bit more. And when I say diet, I mean it in the sense of “what I eat” not “what I don’t eat”. I’m working on food issues, such as emotional eating and over eating. And I am also currently restricting the amount I eat because I’m trying to lose weight. But my main focus is to ultimately have a healthy relationship with food.

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