Monday, February 24, 2014

Waking Up to Monday: 'Cloudbursting' by Kate Bush

I love this woman. She's part of that untouchable echelon of female musical artists who've truly set themselves apart from the rest of the herd. And look, Donald effin' Sutherland in a music video!

While not dead yet, I mourn the Golden Age of the Music Video.

Friday, February 21, 2014

What the hell-WHAT IS THIS ENDING?!

What the fizzity-uck, I hate cliffhanger endings in books! How long are we gonna have to wait this time, Mr. Riggs?! Ugh!

Oh yeah, I finished Hollow City, the sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. It's definitely more epic than the first book, with a lot more danger and suspense for our young hero Jacob and his new 'peculiar' friends, as they flee the safety and seclusion of the island in order to find a cure for the children's beloved Miss Peregrine, who is trapped in her bird form. I read this book for three straight hours, and finished it while cooking and eating dinner. I both love and hate the cliffhanger at the end, but I'm looking forward to a slightly more badass Jacob in the next book. I'm definitely rooting for the guy.

Next book off the pile, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Know when to call it quits.

Man, I feel like such a bad reader for giving up on a book, but when it just feels like you're ploughing through a book just to finish it, you know you're not really enjoying it. Sorry to say, but I'm shelving Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. Too slow-going, and the supernatural aspect lost it's fizzle halfway through. Too bad because I really wanted to like it. I think I enjoyed The Haunting of Maddy Clare more than this one, and that's saying something.

Oh well. Now I get to move on to the sequel to Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children!

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I'm so excited.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

OMG I finished a book!

I started on it waaay back last year but then dropped it like it was hot because halfway through it I claimed I was punk'd into reading a romance novel. Well, miracle of miracles, I decided to pick it up again, and as of nine minutes ago, I finally finished it! Now I can remove it from my still-growing pile near the bed and shelve it for good. Or sell it.


Smouldering passions aside, it really was a decent read. I carefully skipped though what I thought were the 'bodice-ripper' bits, just so I didn't lose track of the real draw of the story: the angry, restless ghost of Maddy.
I can now go back to Her Fearful Symmetry, another book I had started on months ago but haven't been able to pick back up again.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cup of tea, dear?

The Lolita look really isn't my thing, but this is an adorable video advertising Haenuli, an online Lolita shop.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Waking Up to Tuesday: 'Funeral March for a Marionette'

Holy Jeebers, Ralph Macchio was in Hitchcock?!
Okay, so this is a bit late. No excuses other than it was cold outside and the bed was sooooo warm.

I just finished up Hitchcock with Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren half an hour ago. Loved it. I am now inspired to indulge in a Hitchcock-a-thon.