The Mortal Instrements

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cathy's Books | Cathy's Trilogy by Sean Stewart & Jordan Weisman


═══Cathy's Book: If Found Call 650-266-8233═══

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Things weren’t so peachy in Cathy’s life before Victor broke up with her. Her father died unexpectedly, she’s failing school, and her best friend is mad at her. But when Cathy decides to investigate Victor’s reasons for ending their relationship, things suddenly go from bad to very, very, very bad as her findings produce more questions than answers. For instance, what does the death of Victor’s co-worker, the strange mark that appeared on Cathy’s arm, and the surreal behavior of several Chinese elders have to do with it?

Through Cathy’s unique and irresistible voice—and lots of proof in the form of letters, photographs, date book entries, telephone numbers readers can call, websites they can access, as well as secrets only a careful reader will be able to decipher—readers will enter a strange and fascinating world where things often aren’t how they appear. 


My Shelfari Review:

I bought this book because the art is amazing, but now that I begun reading it, the story is actually gripping! But the best thing about this book is the design art and the gifts. Every illustration is related to what Cathy is writing in her journal. And the gifts are all clues to solving what is the nature of Victor.

When you begin reading you just have to know everything that will happen. What is great about the book is that it is fast paced and you can finish it in one sitting, and it is very exciting. You just have to know what Victor and the paper man and Tsao are. That was a great first book, though Cathy and Victor are not your average heroes, they are not heroic, they are very flawed but very human.

At the end you see Emma telling Cathy at her 18th birthday that the police will come questioning her now that Victor and Lu have fled, Cathy asked her what should she do, Emma said print out all your diary with every single evidence you've collected and show them everything, otherwise they won't believe anything.
I think they won't buy it even with everything inside the diary, they might think it's a young girl's fantasy.
Anyway the war of the immortals has just begun, all in order to stop death and time.
Can't wait to read book 2: Cathy's Key!



ஜ Eight Ancestors of Ancient China ஜ

1- Chung Li Ch'uan: Messenger from the gods, riding a crane!

2- Ancestor Lu: Forever wandering the worlds, teaching the Tao!

3- Ho Hsien Ku: Bearer of the divine lotus blossom!

4- Lan Ts'ai Ho: "Holy Fool" with his basket of flowers!

5- Han Hsiang Tzu: Playing the flute, he sees the future!

6- Jron: Lame Beggar Li with his magic staff!

7- Chang Kuo Lao: Riding backwards on a folding donkey!

8- General Tsao: Royal prince, always loving the fire tiger! 

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ஜ Chinese zodiac

Hours:
The Chinese zodiac is also used to label times of day, with each sign corresponding to a "large-hour" or shichen (時辰), which is a two-hour period (24 divided by 12 animals). It is therefore important to know the exact time of birth to determine it. The secret animal is thought to be a person's truest representation, since this animal is determined by the smallest denominator: a person's birth hour. As this sign is based on the position of the sun in the sky and not the time of your local clock, it is important to compensate for daylight saving time. However, some online systems already compensate for daylight saving time, and astrologers may compensate your time for you oblivious to the fact that you've compensated it yourself, leading to an inaccurate reading.

Within the Four Pillars, the hour is the pillar representing information about one's kids and contributions to the world or later life.

23:00 – 01:00: 子 Rat
01:00 – 03:00: 丑 Ox
03:00 – 05:00: 寅 Tiger
05:00 – 07:00: 卯 Rabbit
07:00 – 09:00: 辰 Dragon
09:00 – 11:00: 巳 Snake
11:00 – 13:00: 午 Horse
13:00 – 15:00: 未 Sheep
15:00 – 17:00: 申 Monkey
17:00 – 19:00: 酉 Rooster
19:00 – 21:00: 戌 Dog
21:00 – 23:00: 亥 Pig

Zodiac origin stories:
There are many stories and fables to explain the beginning of the zodiac. Since Han Dynasty, 12 Earthly Branches is used to record the time of a day. People divided 24 hours of every day into 12 time periods and use mnemonic, representing the living characters of the animals:

When a Branch is used for a double hour, the listed periods are meant. When used for an exact time of a day, it is the center of the period. For instance, 午 (the Horse) means noon or a period from 11am to 1pm.

★Rat: 23:00 ~ 1:00 named Zishi, This is the time when Rats are most active in seeking food. Rat also have different number of digit on front and hind legs, thus earning Rat the symbol of "turn over" or "new start".

★Ox: 01:00 ~ 03:00 named Choushi, This is the time when Oxen begin to crush the food, regurgitating to the mouth slowly and comfortably.

★Tiger: 03:00 ~ 05:00 named Yinshi, This is the time when Tigers hurt their prey more and show their ferocity.

★Rabbit: 05:00 ~ 07:00 named Maoshi, This is the time when the Jade Rabbit is busy pounding herbal medicine on the Moon according to the tale.

★Dragon: 07:00 ~ 09:00 named Chenshi, This is the time when Dragons are hovering in the sky to give rain.

★Snake: 09:00 ~ 11:00 named Sishi, This is the time when Snakes are leaving their caves.

★Horse: 11:00 ~ 13:00 named Wushi, This is the time when the sun is high above and other animals are lying down for a rest, while the Horses are still standing.

★Goat: 13:00 ~ 15:00 named Weishi, This is the time when Goats eat grass and urinate frequently.

★Monkey: 15:00 ~ 17:00 named Shenshi, This is the time when the Monkeys are lively.

★Rooster: 17:00 ~ 19:00 named Youshi, This is the time when Roosters begin to go back to their coops.

★Dog: 19:00 ~ 21:00 named Xushi, This is the time when Dogs begin to carry out their duty of guarding the houses.

★Pig: 21:00 ~ 23:00 named Haishi, This is the time when Pigs are sleeping sweetly.

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═══Cathy's Key: If Found 650-266-8202═══

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Six weeks after high-school graduation, Cathy can’t seem to keep a job, but she excels at Advanced Doodling in this sequel to Cathy’s Book. Her immortal boyfriend, Victor, is off trying to unlock the key to immortality. No job and no boyfriend leave Cathy with the time she so desperately needs to avoid Tsao, yet another immortal who proclaims his undying love for her and won’t take no for an answer; to get her identity back from Jewel, a clever and sneaky girl she met on a bus; to convince Jewel’s ex-convict brother, Denny, not to enlist in the army; to discover if her father really is dead by raiding the office of the drug-happy doctor who signed his death certificate; and to navigate the ups and downs of her friendship with Emma, young business maven extraordinaire. A wonderfully zany voice, loads of doodles, interactive features, and madcap antics that unfold at a breakneck pace—all contribute to a reading experience that is just plain fun. 

═══Cathy's Ring: If Found Call 650-266-8233═══

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Cathy cannot manage to find more than a few days to relax in her hectic (and mortal) life—she barely has time to put the mystery surrounding her father to rest before she finds herself targeted by a group of Ancestor Lu’s professional killers!

Recognizing she is a serious threat to everyone in her life, Cathy makes plans to leave town. But her friends, Emma, Pete, Victor, and, surprisingly, Jun, unite to convince Cathy that they must finish Lu once and for all to have any chance at peace—mortal or immortal. In order to defeat Lu, the friends must come together in a way they never have before.

Meanwhile—unbeknownst to Cathy—Victor has made the ultimate sacrifice hoping it will bring him closer to a normal relationship with Cathy. But when Victor is seriously wounded and Cathy finds herself attracted to another mortal with similar feelings for her, Cathy’s world turns upside down and she is forced to make a decision about her future with Victor, while his life hangs by a thread. What will Cathy decide, and how will their epic battle with Lu play out? Find out in the newest adventure-packed installment of the Cathy story!  



Cathy Brigg Press



♫♫ Lost (Cathy's Song) ♫♫

A ghost with a bloody mouth
The angel takes a drag
He takes a drag on his last cigarette
The devil's in the drugstore now
It's the things you don't see
And the things you'll never forget
No home to go back to now...
No home to go back to now...

I lost my way
I lost my mind
I lost myself
When I lost you

I lost my way
I lost my mind
I lost myself
When I lost you

The ghost is waiting for time
For things to fall apart
The angel wants you to leave me alone
The devil has been whispering
The words that break my heart
But I broke it on my own
No home to go back to now...
No home to go back to now...
No home to go back to...

I lost my way
I lost my mind
I lost myself
When I lost you

I lost my way
I lost my mind
I lost myself
When I lost you

Pa pa pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa pa pa~
pa la la la la...
la la la la la...

Suddenly I lost the key...
(No home locked to go back to...)
Suddenly I lost the key...
(No home locked to go back to...)
Suddenly I lost...

I lost my way
I lost my mind
I lost myself
When I lost you

I lost my way
I lost my mind
I lost myself
When I lost you

Pa pa pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa pa pa~
pa la la la la...
la la la la la...

Pa pa pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa pa pa~
pa la la la la...
la la la la la...

Pa pa pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa pa pa~
pa la la la la...
la la la la la... 

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*It is one of my favorite songs ever... especially that when I listen to it I think about the books. To download the song as MP3 try: http://www.cathysring.com/videoecard/

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A poster as a gift: 

This poster comes with the last book "Cathy's Ring".
The Hot Pink colors are glow-in-Dark edition to the original poster so you don't see it there like this.

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