Title: Sin City: the Hard Goodbye (Vol 1)
Author: Frank Miller
Finished: March 29, 2009
I picked this one up on a whim while looking through the graphic novels section at the library. I saw the movie when it originally came out but have been expanding my reading of graphic novels. This was on the list of eventual reads.
Volume 1 follows Marv as he wakes up to find Goldie, the woman he took home, dead in his bed. He finds it’s a set up and has to fight for his life while trying to solve Goldie’s murder.
I found this to be one of the most interesting stories. I didn’t remember much from the movie so it was almost as if hearing it for the first time. I was also excited to see there are many volumes to this story so I can continue reading it as they become available.
*Challenges – Book into Movie Challenge, 999 Challenge, 50/100+ Challenge, New Author Challenge, 1st in Series Challenge, Book vs. Movie Challenge
Title: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Author: C.S. Lewis
Finished: March 27, 2009
This is the second book of the Narnia series, where we are first introduced to Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund.
I enjoyed this one much more than the first book, because not only was I more familiar with the story but I was more invested in the lives of the children and their characters.
In this adventure, Lucy is the first to arrive in Narnia and tries to convince the others of this magical place. Of course, they don’t believe. In due time all the children happen upon Narnia and proceed to help Aslan defeat the evil queen and restore Narnia to it’s original state.
Can’t wait for the next adventure.
*Challenges – Book Into Movie, 999 Challenge, 50/100+ Challenge, 2nds Challenge, Book vs. Movie
It’s spring which means the next edition of the read a thon is coming up. I participated for the first time last year in October, and had so much fun. I almost immediately starting thinking about what to read for the Spring one.
The read-a-thon will start April 18th at 5am Pacific (noon GMT), which is 6am my time. Yikes. I remember that from last year.
You can find all the details HERE.
I will be reserving my goals, predictions, and book list until it gets closer.
Title: The Writer’s Idea Book
Author: Jack Heffron
Finished: March 26, 2009
One of my favorite writing books so far. Filled with more prompts than you can imagine, this will be one book I will return to over and over again as I find myself stumped in writing.
Heffron does an amazing job in creating a book about everything imaginable and drawing not only examples from popular literature but creating ideas for writers to use to create their works as well. The includes, but is not limited to, writing about all kinds of love, heartache, pain, and joy; events in life including birth, death and marriage; tips on how to begin and end; character development and relationships; and so many more things it’s hard to grasp them all in one reading.
*Challenges – 999 Challenge, 50/100+ Challenge, New Authors Challenge, RYOB Challenge