Tuesday, May 28, 2013

TTT: Best Read in 2013 (so far...)

Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) I have read so many great books this year... The Book Thief
                                         But I think these are the best!
  1. Days of Blood and Starlight: True Story: Karou has one of the strangest upbringings you've ever heard. But it's only the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more she doesn't know.This series is wonderful so far. It could very well breach my favorite stories, as long as the last book stands up to the other two and concludes everything well. I am anxiously awaiting.  
  2. The Book Thief: A story of a young German girl in Nazi Germany circa WW2. This book is SAD. It is not easy to get through. And it is basically a necessary read for all living beings.
  3. The Phantom Tollbooth: Story of a young boy with no ambition and his journey figuring out the importance and fun of learning and trying. I can't believe no one exposed me to this when I was a child. My love of words could have begun so much younger. Anyway this is fun even as an adult.
The Phantom Tollbooth
What's your favorite story of the year?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TTT: Great books with Great Covers

Ella Minnow Pea   A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)   Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
Twilight (Twilight, #1)New Moon (Twilight, #2)Eclipse (Twilight, #3)Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)

  1. Ella Minnow Pea: The literal nature of of the pictures fits very well with the story and the writing, and I love it.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Twilight: original cover series. I love the artistic red on white. I always see this tiny corruption and seduction in it.



Sunday, May 19, 2013

Five Reasons I Like Iron Man 3

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.