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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Recent Books

My goodness it has been a while since I've updated. I knew I would not update often (besides, it isn't like anyone checks in daily to see if I have any new and exciting things here - LOL!)

I haven't had much crochet/knitting time at all - been doing some contract work for my old company so that has taken up much of my free time these days.

But...I have managed to fit in a little bit of reading. So, here are a couple of books I recently finished.

Stand & Delivery: Adam Ant's Autobiography

I've been trying to get my hands on this book for ages. First it was in hardback but only available in the U.K. I figured it would eventually be sold in the USA, but apparently it wasn't - I could never locate it on any USA web-sites or bookstores.
It then came out in paperback. I thought, maybe now I can get it in the US. Nope, still no luck. Fortunately, I found a seller on Amazon, that had a slightly used copy for sale, so I nabbed that puppy.
It was a good read, especially for me, since I've been a fan of Adam's since the late 70s, early 80s. I knew he went through a rough time with his battles with depression and I was most interested in reading about that time in his life.

He spent the main part of the book, talking about his childhood and the forming of the Ants. I wasn't expecting him to dedicate that much of the book to his young life, since most autobiographies tend to focus on the "after I became famous" - so I found it interesting. I enjoyed reading about his family and where he grew up. I could almost envision the places he talked about, even though I have never been to England. I didn't realize he suffered from hullications, even at a very young age. It sounds like he made it through and has learned to deal with his problems. I wish he'd make a new CD - I miss his music - a lot !


Twilight

My, my, my, what can I say about this book. Yes, I am very late in getting into the Twilight craze, but I'm glad I decided to join in with other vampire lovers and read this. It is written (or so it seems) for the younger adult - late teens, early 20s perhaps but just like Harry Potter, appeals to all age groups.


I think the biggest draw of this book is Edward Cullens - he just sounds so incredibly beautiful - what a shame that he is a vampire and is about 124 years old. But never mind that fact, because he will always be eternally 17. You just love the way he protects Bella. His "family" is great to her too - I want Alice Cullens to be my friend! I love that Bella is somewhat accident prone, since I can relate to that. (Yes, I said accident prone, not clumsy). I can hardly wait for the movie. Although I don't know many of the actors chosen for the part, I think they did a great job with the casting - the actors look pretty much like I pictured them.

The actor playing Edward is Robert Pattinson, who also played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I think he is a great choice for Edward.

Now I'm going to read New Moon, the 2nd book in the Twilight Saga.

As far as the crochet/knitting front goes. I'm working on a prayer shawl for someone, who I don't know real well but know her more through another friend from church. She is a sweet person, who I have finally met IRL and I just feel compelled to make this prayer shawl for her. I pray for her everyday and have been praying over this shawl as I make it for her. I hope to have it finished by the end of next week so I can get it too her and I hope it brings her a little comfort and hope in knowing that people are praying for her.
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3 comments:

  1. No wonder the actor looked familiar, it's Cedric!

    I might have to check out the Adam Ant book. I'm not very familiar with his music, but I've been reading more biographies over the past year or so.

    tupoi

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  2. I'd love to read that Adam Ant book too, I didn't know he had an autobigraphy out. Sounds interesting.

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  3. You'll enjoy the whole series. I have the 4th book but haven't read it yet.

    I always read for mindless fluff. Whenever I read these book reviews I think it's probably time to broaden my literary horizons. Yeah, I'll probably still be reading mindless fluff.

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