Monthly Archive: April 2008

Finally!

Finally!

A good while ago Carl launched his second Once Upon a Time reading challenge. And I think I’ve finally made my decision and a going to go with the second option: Quest the Second Read at least one book from each...

The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford

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

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 is always hope after all, unless you are busy dying, as whatshisface in that Stephen King film[1] once said....

The Wars

The Wars by

ISBN: 0140050116 See also: The Stay at Home Bookworm ; Wikipedia Prologue She was standing in the middle of the railroad tracks. Her head was bowed and her right front hoof was raised as if she rested. The Wars tells the...

Christine Falls

Christine Falls by

ISBN: 9780330445320 Book 1 in the Quirke series See also: MetaCritic ; Grumpy Old Bookman ; PopMatters ; She was glad it was the evening mailboat she was taking, for she did not think she could have faced a morning departure....

Undecided

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 at the moment I’m still getting used to it. I’m also still thinking about what to read for this...