Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sharing Names

Still very much thinking about the book Dark Mirror by MJ Putney , I decided to check out other reviews from the same book via Google. On initial try, I forgot to add the author's name so  Mr. Google directed to  me a movie bearing the same name. View the Dark Mirror trailer, which stars Lisa Vidal with David Chisum. 

The trailer was creepy but not as creepy as the The Ring or the original version. I think I had a spare portable oxygen tank beside me when I was watching it.  I could practically feel my friends rolling their eyes when they saw it. :D  

Going back to the trailer, I was even prepared to jump out of my chair if something too terrifying was looking back at the mirror. No nothing what my imagination rolled out. Whew. I wonder if there's an available VCD copy of this at the mall.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Finding my book list...

Going back to The Broke and Bookish  I've stumbled upon their Dark Mirror's Review.  It piqued my curiosity reading halfway through the summary. The review was good too. I wish I could join the giveaway but as it is, I'm halfway across the globe. So I'll check if my fave book shop carries this title. Too bad I couldn't add this to my friend who's already buying two books for me.  :)

If the book cover doesn't grab at least a smidgen of your attention then maybe it's time to take off those jaded color shades for the moment and view the book in fresh eyes. 

I wonder how Tory came upon her magical uniqueness.  Visit  MJPutney's site  for other YA books.  

Another book "The Wizard Hunters" that has been sitting in my list is from author Martha Wells.  Ever since I've read Stargate Atlantis: Entanglement and Reliquary, I wanted to read more of her works and I'm also crossing my fingers the book shop carries this book. :) This will be another dip into the fantasy world. The first introduction was The Hobbit all the way through Return of the King. :D 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Top Ten Bookish Pet Peeves

In no way in any order....

  1. Dog-eared, lined pages, missing pages or highlight passages. While it would be great to cite that memorable dialogue, it's unfortunate for the next reader to find that the ink from a felt pen made  a paragraph or two unreadable. I wish people would show care to a book as if it were their own, unless they practice the same thing to their own books.... *sigh* Lastly, if you have to remember where you left off, place a bookmark than fold that corner page. 
  2. First person point of view.  It was too tiring to read.  
  3. Verbose.  We poor readers need to be armed with pruning shears just to help us understand what's going on the book.
  4. Too much techno-babble. It distract me to the story. 
  5. Out-of-character.  Encountered one time in a TV tie-in book. I'm not sure how much creative leeway was given but the characters' voices weren't captured well on print. 
  6. Too many characters. Apart from the principal ones and supporting, there are others running rampant. 
  7. Slow scenes. I usually skip them.
  8. Feels flat and looks flat. There were books that I wasn't drawn into the painted worlds of the characters.
  9. Fine print. Blame it on staring at the computer for too long. Tsk. My eyes were never the same. 
  10. Cover page. I would like to have some imaginative design going on the cover. 
For more Top Ten Bookish Pet Peeves, head straight here. This is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each Tuesday will issue a different Top Ten Tuesday. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Just Go

Credit clipartof.com
Remember when we smiled, 
It doesn't have to be sadness
You see or pain you feel

It's the moments we made,
All the peaks and the valleys
All we've shared

Never look back for regrets
Don't waste searching
Just continue living.

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