I FINALLY finished A Dance with Dragons! It feels weird not having another Game of Thrones book to read. Now I don't know what to read next. I suppose I could go ahead and start the January Geek Girl Book Club read.
By the way, I thought owning a Kindle would put an end to my spontaneous book buying habit. Nope! It's only gotten worse. Curse you, Kindle Daily Deals!
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“He paused, twisting his goatee, considering the law in Deuteronomy that forbade clothes with mixed fibers. A problematic bit of Scripture. A matter that required thought. "Only the devil wants man to have a wide range of lightweight and comfortable styles to choose from," he murmured at last, trying out a new proverb. "Although there may be no forgiveness for polyester. On this one matter, Satan and the Lord are in agreement.”
Author: Joe Hill
Publisher/Publisher Date: Harper Collins e-books 2010
Date Borrowed/Bought/Read: October 2011
What It's About (Summary from Good Reads):
Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a pair of horns growing from his temples.
At first, Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who had been raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real.
Once, the righteous Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed. But Merrin's death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. Nothing Ig can do or say matters. Everyone it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone that is, but the devil inside. . . .
Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power—a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. It's time for a little revenge . . . it's time the devil had his due . . .
Why I Chose to Read It: It was the October book selection for the Geek Girl Book Club.
Notes About the Book:
Do I Recommend It? Yes! However, I didn't love it as much as other people did. I thought it dragged in a few places and the book could have benefited from more editing. Still, it was a fun, quick read. I've heard good things about his other book, Heart-Shaped Box, that I definitely want to read sometime in the future.
Have you ever listened to a song and your mind's eye is immediately filled with visuals?
David Bowie's classic space epic is one such song for me. Every lyric paints such a vivid picture that I figured "Oh hey, I guess I'll make that into a children's book!" Yes, I talk like this.
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Check out these Russian illustrations for The Hobbit! I love how all the characters appear to be jolly and drunk! Hmmmm...this version of Gollum looks like he could have been the inspiration for South Park's Mr. Hankey. The post also includes clips from a Russian TV adaptation of the book. The actor playing Gandalf looks a lot like Vincent Price and is covered head to toe in glitter! Peter Jackson, eat your heart out!
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Stephen King isn't surprised that Universal has bailed on The Dark Tower movie adaptation and neither am I. I'm still bummed though. Maybe they can turn it into a TV series on HBO!?
You know you can't resist singing the theme song to Readng Rainbow either! (I may, or may not have, forced my class to watch the opening credits 3 times in a row.) Now it's going to be stuck in your head all day, too! And just for fun, here's a link to Troy's freakout after meeting LeVar Burton on Community.
UPDATE: Found this picture at EPBOT & had to share! You all know that Star Trek: TNG is streaming on Netflix, right?! Right?!