the-clockmakers-daughter:


Books you Need to Read: 7/?

The Griffin Mage by Rachel Neumeier 

Griffins lounged all around them, inscrutable as cats, brazen as summer. They turned their heads to look at Kes out of fierce, inhuman eyes. Their feathers, ruffled by the wind that came down the mountain, looked like they had been poured out of light; their lion haunches like they had been fashioned out of gold. A white griffin, close at hand, looked like it had been made of alabaster and white marble and then lit from within by white fire. Its eyes were the pitiless blue-white of the desert sky. 
Little ever happens in the quiet villages of peaceful Feierabiand. The course of Kes’ life seems set: she’ll grow up to be an herb-woman and healer for the village of Minas Ford, never quite fitting in but always more or less accepted. And she’s content with that path — or she thinks she is. Until the day the griffins come down from the mountains, bringing with them the fiery wind of their desert and a desperate need for a healer. But what the griffins need is a healer who is not quite human … or a healer who can be made into something not quite human.

Personal Review

 I know for a fact I have read the first book in the series, but it has been such a long time since I have, that I don’t quite remember everything. I remember this book being utterly fascinating and captivating. It’s a twist from my usual “Dragon” type fantasy, and it was the first book I read that didn’t involve dragons. 
I loved it and I know that reading the first book again won’t be a struggle and I’ll love it.

Lord of the Changing Winds (#1), Land of the Burning Sands (#2), Law of the Broken Earth (#3)
- The Clockmakers Daughter

the-clockmakers-daughter:

Books you Need to Read: 7/?

The Griffin Mage by Rachel Neumeier 

Griffins lounged all around them, inscrutable as cats, brazen as summer. They turned their heads to look at Kes out of fierce, inhuman eyes. Their feathers, ruffled by the wind that came down the mountain, looked like they had been poured out of light; their lion haunches like they had been fashioned out of gold. A white griffin, close at hand, looked like it had been made of alabaster and white marble and then lit from within by white fire. Its eyes were the pitiless blue-white of the desert sky.

Little ever happens in the quiet villages of peaceful Feierabiand. The course of Kes’ life seems set: she’ll grow up to be an herb-woman and healer for the village of Minas Ford, never quite fitting in but always more or less accepted. And she’s content with that path — or she thinks she is. Until the day the griffins come down from the mountains, bringing with them the fiery wind of their desert and a desperate need for a healer. But what the griffins need is a healer who is not quite human … or a healer who can be made into something not quite human.

Personal Review

 I know for a fact I have read the first book in the series, but it has been such a long time since I have, that I don’t quite remember everything. I remember this book being utterly fascinating and captivating. It’s a twist from my usual “Dragon” type fantasy, and it was the first book I read that didn’t involve dragons.

I loved it and I know that reading the first book again won’t be a struggle and I’ll love it.

Lord of the Changing Winds (#1), Land of the Burning Sands (#2), Law of the Broken Earth (#3)

- The Clockmakers Daughter

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Quad Spring:  Intense Leg Workout By Greatist!

lthealthandfitness:

Quad Spring:  Intense Leg Workout By Greatist!

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Let’s get you squatting. It does a body booty good. :D xo -Amy

myfitness-app:

Let’s get you squatting. It does a body booty good. :D xo -Amy

oreo:

It started with milk soaked fingertips & a fork. Now Micheal Voltaggio, Roy Choi, and starrykitchen are going beyond the dunk to bring you the next wave of Oreo Snack Hacks.

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Stretches that improve different aspects of your body.

NOT EVEN JOKING THOSE SHOULDER STRETCHES WORK!!

I am on the computer a lot all day for business, research, etc. and my shoulders start hurting horribly from the posture of being at the keyboard all day (even standing doesn’t help after a while). I looked for stretches and yoga postures to relieve the pain for forever - and the ones listed here are exactly the ones that took away the hurt. I do them a few times a day and it has made a huge difference in my life.