Monday, February 23, 2009

Blind Submission

As an avid reader myself, a book about reading, readers, writers, publishing seemed right up my alley.  But by the end this book really annoyed me.  The characters are caricatures.  The idea that anyone would continue to work in this office environment and yet turn out to be this hotshot business person in the end is ludicrous and I lost any and all sympathy for Angel by the last 100 pages of the book.  She was a dishrag, a doormat, and a doofus and I'm glad I don't have to read about her anymore.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Grim Grotto

Book 11 in the Series of Unfortunate Events. It had been so long since I'd read Book 10 I had a hard time remembering what was going on, but I know where we are now and hope to get to The Penultimate Peril within the next month. I got really distracted by Capt. Widdershins method of speaking. It reminded me of Krisitn Wiig's compulsive liar Penelope on SNL, and I had a hard time getting that out of my mind every time he spoke. Nevertheless I will press on and hope to find out what has happened to that annoying captain. Here's wishing you a very fine day.


I wasn't sure what this would be about. But I loved it. It's a British roommate comedy with lost of pop culture, sci fi and other fantasy references. Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes are awesome. I'd love to see more of this and hope the rumored 3rd series will turn up soon.

Fables:Vol 3. Storybook Love

This volume starts with self-contained flashback style stories which were okay, but I much preferred the longer more serialized stories. I'm looking forward to reading the rest, but I wish our library had them. The more I have to buy them, the longer it will take.