December 29, 2007


#35 Julie Gregory: Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood (December 2007)

December 18, 2007

The Princess Bride

#34 S. Morgenstern: The Princess Bride (William Goldman) (December 2007)

After having first attempted this book in perhaps September or October, I finally read it. I'd been reading it too slow and, figuring the movie would help me gain more interest, I bought the dvd. However, the dvd sat on a shelf beside the book for a couple months before I got around to watching it. Finally there came a quiet Saturday in late November on which I watched the dvd. I picked the book up again the Sunday before last, and while I haven't had much time to get reading done, I finished it this afternoon. I'm just reading an extra bit in the back of the book that takes place after this story.

December 17, 2007

A Book about Cats

This book had a few problems on LibaryThing. For some reason I couldn't catalog it, so it had to be entered manually. I started reading it a few weeks ago. I thought I'd lost it amongst my books but found it the other day under a fake sleeping cat, no joke.

#33 Feline Friends: A Cat Lover's Treasury (December 2007)

This was a birthday present from a friend. I loved looking at all the cats and read the quotes in this book. Pretty much everyone at home wanted to ooh and ahh over it as we're owned by two cats. I put some sticky notes on some of the pages I liked best. Theses are a few of the quotes I liked best:

"The cat was created when the lion sneezed." ~Arabian Proverb

"It's a very inconvient habbit of kittens (Alice had once said) that, whatever you say to kittens, they always purr." ~Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

"I love cats because I love my home, and little by little they become its visible soul." ~Jean Cocteau

"When I returned home at night, he was pretty sure to be waiting for me near the gate and would rise and saunter along the walk, as though his being there was purely accidental." ~Charles Dudley Warner

"Most cats, when they are Out want to be In, and vice versa, and often simultaneously." ~Louis J. Camuti

December 14, 2007

Made into a Movie

Why is it that suddenly every book is being turned into a movie? I just found out that Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife is being made into a movie. This goes with a list of other books, both read and unread, which are being made into movies.

The Golden Compass: 12/11/07
I Am Legend: 12/2007
Twilight: 12/12/08
The Jane Austen Bookclub
The Other Boleyn Girl: 02/29/08
Inkheart: 2008

Could it be that I just never noticed before, or that it's something people are wanting more now than they were before? I feel like typing in the name of any random book in the IMDb search box and seeing what turns up - I feel almost sure that anything would. The test? The following are not currently being made into movies:

Charles de Lint: The Onion Girl
Gregory Maguire: Wicked
Jasper Fforde: The Eyre Affair

Guess this proves my theory wrong.

December 5, 2007

A Modern Tale of Faerie

#32 Holly Black: Valiant (December 2007)

December 1, 2007

Modern Faerie Tale

#31 Holly Black: Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (November 2007)