Friday, July 31, 2009

Book 43 of 52 -- James Patterson's Swimsuit

I have read nearly all of Patterson's books and consider myself a fan.

His books generally are easy reads, and the short chapters often keep me up reading "just one more."

I found this book painful to read.

The opening chapters are so graphic and violent that I actually put the book away for several days being of the mind that I must finish every book except those I truly loathe, I finished it after reading a book about ZOMBIES.

However, I would find this book hard to recommend.

If you are new to Patterson books, try the Alex Cross novels, which have plenty of twists and turns (and a surprise ending) without the extreme gore.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince Movie Going Experience

It's weird seeing Andrew W.K. singing a song/commercial for the Cartoon Network.

Despicable Me

G.I. Joe

Princess and the Frog

Sherlock Holmes



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bruno Movie Going Experience‏

I swear....over and over that the music they play during the "Silence Your Cell Phones" is subliminally telling me to do something... "Oh... Products!"

There is a couple here in their eighties or so. I am uncomfortable for them and the movie hasn't even started yet.


Couples Retreat

Jennifer's Body


District 9


Funny People

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Book 42 of 52 -- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is brilliant fun.

The idea of sticking zombies into a Jane Austen novel is great fun.

Seth Grahame-Smith seems to have created an entirely new genre.

It's like taking the mayhem of a genre-hopping vampire book like The Book With No Name by Anonymous and taking it a step further.

Ideal if you didn't enjoy Pride and Prejudice as a kid and want to see the characters take a pasting from some zombies... and I hated reading P&P.

Alternatively if you like Jane Austen it's a great opportunity to re-read the book and enjoy it for an entirely different set of reasons.

I hear the author's next book is about Abraham Lincoln and vampires.

I can't wait!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Book 41 of 52 -- J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

You ask if I am over 13. Heck, I am over thirty.

What a delightful romp through a very sensitive portrayal of school life, despite the witch- and warlock-craft.

Well and bravely done. I hate to admit it, but my life may be a little emptier without another chapter to read tonight.

It is a great reminder before we set foot in the movie theater in a short period of time.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Book 40 of 52 -- Phillip Margolin's Fugitive

With FUGITIVE, Phillip Margolin has created a novel that instantly engages the reader and will hold you on the edge of your seat right up to the shocking conclusion, which contains a twist most will not see coming.

I only wish the book had been 100 pages longer because all the characters are so interesting I wanted to know so much more about their individual backgrounds and motives.

FUGITIVE is Margolin at his best and a summer/beach read not to be missed by thriller fans.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Book 39 of 52 -- Tom Bergeron's I'm Hosting As Fast As I Can

I tried forever to get this book at the library as there was only one copy in all of Middlesex County and it was at an inconvenient library.

I was treated to Tom's sense of humor and I love it.

His quick wit translates well, but his deep insight is truly surprising.

I've enjoyed every minute of this book and was truly sorry when it's over.

I enjoy watching his live performances and now know where his unique quirky senses come from.

Great book, well worth it.