I bought this book for a couple, specific reasons. First of all, I love the story of Peter Pan. The idea of an island where you can be carefree and young always is incredible. Second, I love reimaginings. I loved Gregory Maguire’s books, I’ve enjoyed Disney’s villain books, they’re all interesting. So I grabbed Lost Boy, the story of Captain Hook.
I’ve spoken about the genius that is Neil Gaiman a couple of times before on this blog. And the latest book I’ve read by him, The Graveyard Book, is no exception. It’s a book for young adults, but it’s definitely got that Neil Gaiman flare so that any of his fans can enjoy it.
Alright Fangirls, this will be brief, but we watched the premier of the new season of Samurai Jack, and I am just so head over heels in love with it, that I’ve got to talk about it.
I think we’d all like to imagine tiny Bruce Wayne sitting down to some nice Alfred-made milk & cookies. It’s a cute little innocent image. But of course, Bruce grew into something not so innocent, and very dark & brooding. So, of course, he needs some dark & brooding cookies.
I don’t know about you, Fangirls, but sometime obsession doesn’t come right away for me. I find something, and I really like it, but for whatever reason, I’m not completely enthralled just yet. Maybe it’s my state of mind at the time, or whats happening in my life, but something just doesn’t leech me onto it just yet. Then, however long later, whether it be days or years, something clicks and I find myself happily surrounded, consumed, by this thing. This week, that happens to be the music of The National.
A few months ago, Fangirls, I finally got around to reading the Virgin Suicides. I had heard of the book, seen that the movie was on Netflix, and decided I had read the book before I watched the movie. Duh. The story of the Lisbon sisters is very dark & fully charged with adolescent feelings & fascination. To my surprise, I ended up really enjoying the movie more than the book. Which, might be a first for me.
I rave about the library at least once a month here, and that isn’t going to stop. I love that there are books that I can’t find at my comic shop, books I can’t afford, and books I wouldn’t normally pick up that I can borrow for free. It’s fantastic! This week’s book is no different; it’s called Sand Castle and is very bizarre, but enjoyable.