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April 2008

Finally!

A good while ago Carl launched his second Once Upon a Time reading challenge. And I think I’ve finally made my decision …

The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford by

He was growing into middle age and was living then in a bungalow on Woodland Avenue. Green weeds split the porch steps, a wasp nest clung to an attic gable, a rope swing looped down from a dying elm tree and the ground below it was scuffed soft as flour.

I think this is one of the rare cases where watching the film version improves your enjoyment of the novel. Maybe because for certain passages I could really here the narrator from the film while I was reading. I think that this might make an excellent audio book. Then again, I’ve never listened to an audio book, so what do I know.

Trumpets blow

Well. So much for my much heralded return to blogging eh. Still, we can hope for better this week can’t we? There …

The Wars by

ISBN: 0140050116 See also: The Stay at Home Bookworm ; Wikipedia Prologue She was standing in the middle of the railroad tracks. …

Christine Falls by

ISBN: 9780330445320 Book 1 in the Quirke series See also: MetaCritic ; Grumpy Old Bookman ; PopMatters ; She was glad it …

Undecided dir. by

I’m still not totally on board with the new WordPress layout. I think long term it’ll turn out to be handy, but …