Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Fun, fresh, new. I had never read a graphic novel before starting Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (unless Archie comics are included in the genre, then I read a shipload of graphic novels while in elementary school) and if the six books in the Pilgrim series are any indication, then I have definitely been missing out. The writing was clever, the plot enjoyable, the drawings entertaining, and I just loved taking in the whole experience.

For the longest time, I would take the dogs out for a walk while either listening to music or doing nothing but walking and looking around. Then, last summer while reading Pilgrim, I realized how much time I had, ummm, wasted - for lack of a better word - when I could've been both walking the dogs and reading. It's not so good to combine the two these days, my hands get awfully cold, but during the summer it's fantastic. Do some reading while walking the trails, then find a rock by the river and sit and read while the dogs do their thing.

SmellyBelly and I watched the Scott Pilgrim movie a few weeks ago, and I was impressed by how well the movie captured the feel and energy of the books. The movie's presentation was superb. Even though SmellyBelly hadn't read the books, I so thought that she'd be into the movie, but, alas, she wasn't.

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life on BookCrossing. There are links from that link to the other five books in the series.

Monday, February 21, 2011

BookCrossing: Fireside (The Lakeshore Chronicles)

SmellyBelly and I were at Metrotown in Burnaby, B.C., on December 17, 2010, to pose with Santa for some pictures. The lineup was wicked long and we quickly determined that we did not have time to wait for our turn because we had to be at Granville Island very soon after for SmellyBelly's birthday dinner. Therefore, the only positive outcome of going out of our way to that mall was my releasing of Fireside (The Lakeshore Chronicles) and its subsequent same-day catch:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

just forcing him

Scott Pilgrim: "So where's Mobile? I can't believe you've been secretly dating him since volume three..."

Wallace Wells: "He has a migraine. I can't believe you're drinking beer! Is this the transformative power of love, or what?"

Ramona Flowers: "Nah, I'm just forcing him. How is it, baby?"

Scott Pilgrim: "It's yucky."

-- Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together (Vol. 4) by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

An article about books

I have an article to share with you. I came across it a long time ago, and today, while working on cleaning up (see: deleting) some of my browser's bookmarks, I realized, hey, why not post this on my book blog? Annnnd, here we are.

"Home Libraries Provide Huge Educational Advantage" by Tom Jacobs.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Actually, more like noon

Scott Pilgrim: "I'm really not in the mood, okay?! Whoever you are, it's late and it's too hot! And.. And I have a job! Come ON! I had a hard day at work! Fight me in the morning! Actually, more like noon. Wait, I have to work again...

-- Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together (Vol. 4) by Bryan Lee O'Malley