- Ella Minnow Pea: The literal nature of of the pictures fits very well with the story and the writing, and I love it.
- A Great and Terrible Beauty: I just think corsets are beautiful. The cover is soft and artful in person so much so that I saved for the hard backs of the whole series. I think it fits the story and it's always been one my favorite covers.
- Anna Dressed in Blood: The image is a specific scene from the story and it's a powerful one. I love this story and this cover is beautiful and scary and everything I could want from the cover of this book.
- Twilight: original cover series. I love the artistic red on white. I always see this tiny corruption and seduction in it.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
1. The new suit. The suit becomes more and more a part of Tony.
2. Tony Stark's anxiety. A strong person (a hero, even) showing it's ok to be vulnerable and have emotional scars.
3. More interesting action movie. Big brains are more interesting than big muscles and tits (makes the 145 minute theatre time just long enough).
4. Mr. "I don't like to be handed things" relates to others, including a child. BUT in a way that can only be enduring done by Tony Stark.
5. Pepper Potts -- We get to delve into Pepper a bit more. She gets to be the focus of scenes instead of supporting.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
These three have all my top discriptives in droves:
- Witty Dialogue.
- Finding one's place.
- Supernatural (especially Vampires, Ghosts, Faeries, Greek Myths).
|What's the wittiest book you've ever read? I'd love to add more to my TBR!|
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
- A Separate Peace: This is a high school reading assignment that I DNF. It was beloved by my English teacher, one of her favorites, who made me love literature, but I just couldn't get into to this. I thought it was whiny.
- On the Jellicoe Road: This is a favorite of many bloggers I like but I felt like it was all over the place. I read 5 1/2 chapters and just couldn't get into it.
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth: This was recommended by many of my favorite authors. The beginning is wonderful and more creative than most zombie tales. The rest of the story is ok, even some very searing images, but the filler is ridiculous. I barely made it through.
|Have you guys read any of these? Tell me why I'm wrong (or why you agree :) ).|
*I don't read as fast as many books or as fast as most who participate in this meme so I decided to do a Top Three. This way my posts wont be so repetitive and I can still play with you guys. Love you all. Please tell me what you think of my list and link yours.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
- Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone: I read this, but after I saw the movie, and it didn't have the effect on me that it's had on many people my age. The sense of connectedness and passion that Pottermores have is something I feel I missed out on.
- A Monster Calls: So moving. This story is so full of love, pain, and acceptance. Every page is a catharsis. Also the artwork is invigorating, perfect for the story.
- The Phantom Tollbooth: The passion of wordplay is amazing and I wish I'd know of it sooner. A lot of blogs I've seen praise this book as THE book of their childhood, the one that made them love words. Even as an adult this book is an amazing accomplishment in understanding language and communication.
What about you guys? Which book from your childhood is still a great read for adults?