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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Eli's Weekly Post -1

Hello! So, my poll results came in and it appears above everything else (contests, reviews, interviews...) you guys would like to know a little bit more about me! I'm actually very flattered and would love to answer any questions you ask. So... please do comment with questions!

As a result of this Poll, I am going to be posting a weekly "Update" post to let you guys know whats going on with me. I will eventually have a set day to do this on, but as of now it is random. Anyways-- here are a few things about The Tainted Poet!

My basic Bio:

My name is Elise, but I go by Eli (which is pronounced Ellie). I am a nineteen year old college student who lives in the southeast. Besides my love for reading and reviewing, my other hobbies consist of Civil War Reenacting, sewing, drawing, writing and painting. I like the arts in general. Darren Shan is one of my favorite authors and it is because of him that I got into reading. My favorite genres are paranormal and fantasy, though I do love the occasional Chic-lit book. I am a very friendly person, so feel free to shoot me an email any time at: That email is made particularly for this blog and I check it daily.

My Update:

Ok! Since this is an update post, I really do want to post some sort of update, haha. Well, it's 4:30ish AM on July 15th and I just got back from seeing... Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It turned out pretty well, though I can't say it was amazing in particular. I am actually very curious how it seemed to someone who has yet to read the book. What are your opinions? Because of the fact I read the book, I obviously knew everything that was happening and I think it would have been more fun to have been experiencing it for the first time. I think I might have liked it a bit more, though I really did enjoy it. It was very funny actually, which was something I didn't expect.

Anyways, while at the theater, I saw a poster for The Gemma Doyle Trilogy which I thought was interesting. It wasn't a movie poster, though I know that it has plans to eventually become a movie, but more of an ad for the books. Anyways, just thought I would share! Anyone else see this around their theaters?

Well, like my sidebar says, I am currently reading Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink and I have to say I absolutely love it so far. It has already hit some book stores (its release date is set at August 1st), so if I were you I would go out and check! I have seen it and it is absolutely gorgeous.

Well that pretty much wraps up my very first Update post. But I want to end with this note: I have a contest coming up very soon, so if I were you I would keep checking back! ;)


  1. I'm gonna see HP later today come hell or high water! I've already missed the sneak preview on Sunday and the midnight release last night, I am NOT missing it today!
    It would be neat to see what people who haven't read the book think of the movie. Are there any Potter virgins out there?

  2. I enjoyed the movie, but I've obviously read the books. There was a woman in my row who asked questions the entire movie. Assuming that she's never read the books, I guess it could be hard to follow.

  3. Thanks for the little 'intro-to-yourself!' Nice of you to oblige us readers...

    I'm seeing Potter tonight!

  4. I like your intro! You seem like an interesting person!

    I haven't read any of the HP books besides the first so maybe I'll see the movie and let you know!

  5. =[[[[[[[[

    SUPER SAD!!!!!!!! I want to see HP!!!!!!!!!

    *cries like little girl*

  6. I think it's pretty cool that you do Civil War Reenacting. I haven't met anyone who did until you! :) College! Do you know what you want to be?

  7. Props for the reenacting, very cool! How'd you get into it?
    I'm back from watching HP, and I think you might have had trouble following it if you hadn't read the books. I've read them all multiple times, and I was still lost at the beginning. It was pretty funny though, more so than I was expecting considering the point in the story we were at, and the cinematography and acting was superb, as always.

  8. Hehe, I'll write a little bit about my reenacting in my Update post next week! x)


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