Book Thirty Nine.
I liked this one a lot. It was sensibly and obviously based on psychology and character analysis. Also, Poirot got to be his beautifully arrogant self a lot ♥ I do wonder just how much better it would have been if i knew anything at all about Bridge, though...
Books Thirty Eight.
I bought this when i spotted it in a charity shop, remembering swamprose's recommendation in a previous post
. And i totally, utterly loved it. I knew i really liked it quite early on, and knew i could love it, depending on how the ending went. The ending went well. The Sisters brothers are a wonderful duo. Eli i loved almost instantly, while Charlie took a while to grow on me. I was rooting for them all the way, though.
A full chocolate chip cake, and chocolate orange muffins. All vegan, of course. Nom.
20th Sep 2012, 08:24
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Book Thirty Seven.
I started buying Hiaasen books from charity shops because these are the books that inspired Brookmyre. And i can totally see it. It's funny and witty, and it has crime. I couldn't like this book as much as any Brookmyre, though. And that's because it's American. If the spellings hadn't've annoyed me, the references-i-don't-get would have. Also, Brookmyre's characters are ten times better. I cared for no one in the book. But still enjoyable overall nonetheless.
Went for a walk around Newstead Abbey yesterday. Other than banging my head twice it was a pleasant day.
1. View of the abbey from the folly where we had our Picnic. BeardyMan informed me that 'one of the rich dudes' who used to own the abbey, would send his servants out on the lake in boats, then sit in the folly and try to shoot them. Charming fellow.
2. View from the abbey across the lake to the folly.
3. An extravagant-looking building, which i did not look into further.
4. There was a waterfall...
5. ...in which you could not swim.
6. View from under the waterfall.
7. I waved.
8, 9 & 10. The long trail to the pub.
That's a lot of photos. Oops.
Book Thirty Six.
Big 'eh' for this book. I read the, ah, varying reviews on goodreads and had to read it for myself as soon as possible. I had already seen the film. Eh. While i like the idea and concept of the story, it so poorly executed it's a joke. A German child mishearing German words as English words? A concentration camp so poorly guarded two boys can sit either side of the fence and chat for ages, almost every day for year without being discovered? A fence so poorly made and maintained a boy can get through it? Not to mention the poor characters, character development and the inability to make me care about anyone. Nice idea, very poorly executed.
While my nieces will dive in and use whatever random lego pieces come to hand to make large over the top creations, i spend hours looking carefully for the perfect pieces to make tiny little set ups with.
2nd Sep 2012, 16:12
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