|Main blog:||The Little Bird|
|Birthday:||April 26th 1983|
|Occupation:||Artistic / Creative|
|Education:||High school, Bachelors degree|
|Height:||5' 4" (163 cm)|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
|Hair Style:||Straight - Medium|
|Clothing Pref.:||Thrift Store|
|Tattoo Info:||Upper back, black design of my own mad creation|
|Piercing Info:||Several ear piercings, one grown-in belly button piercing|
|More Details:||Oh yeah, and one cool appendectomy scar.|
|Biography/About:||I like to run, I like to play guitar. Singing and drawing and reading (obsessively, complusively) are all very good.|
|Authors:||J.D. Salinger, John Irving. Those are the current big winners.|
|Bands/Artists:||The Faint, The White Stripes, Linkin Park, Billie Holiday, any band with Chris Cornell in it, Greg Brown, the new Beck CD is ridiculously good...|
|Songs:||Currently, "How Can I Forget," by the Faint is, ahem, stuck on repeat in my stereo|
|TV Shows:||Six Feet Under, Freaks and Geeks|
|Movies:||Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Batman (the original movie, with Adam West? "Robin! Get...the...shark repellant!" Seriously.), The Lord of the Rings, Donnie Darko, Amelie, Run Lola Run, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind|
|Colors:||Oh, this is a tricky one. Several shades of blue, including turquoise, pale blue, that brilliant "Finding Nemo" blue, orange, red, plum, chartreuse...anything dark & deep, really.|
|Cars/Motorcyles:||My two feet mostly, and a bus pass. We do own a Subaru (Legacy, midnight blue--very stealthy-looking), but that's mostly a formality. I do my travelling primarily on foot.|
|Season:||We have lovely springs and falls around here. Just splendid.|
|Food:||I just ate a banana split from Mallard's, and I don't think I'll be eating again any time soon.|
|Drink:||Coffee (black) & red wine. Not at once, though. That'd be gross.|
|Little B Journal (http://littlebjournal.blogspot.com/)|
Not a review, but an announcement!|
I've had it. I'm jumping the Blogdrive ship. I packed up my 58 (58! Goodness, I thought there was more to my life than books, but I was wrong) reviews and moved on over to Blogger, where I can enjoy all those simple pleasures like, say, being able to update my page regardless of how grumpy Blogdrive is feeling on any given day. Or viewing my page without sitting, and waiting, and waiting... Or not paying money to put up with this silliness.
Anyway. Just needed to get that off my chest. Blogdrive, I loved you once, but now? Alas.
The new address:
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, Mark Twain
Alright, I'm reviewing yet another book that I read as a kid and have recently reread: Mark Twain's THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I become convinced that the best books (and the ones that I reread, again and again) are the ones I loved as a kid, but that I love even more now, books that are chock full of adult themes, but not so at the expense of the plot: the themes are skillfully maneuvered to the background, leaving the pure fun of the story intact and pretty nearly uninterrupted. TOM SAWYER is definately one of these.All my favorites...
LOST SOULS, Michael Collins
Ordinarily, I'm not big on murder-mysteries, but LOST SOULS is a bit different. Though the book doesn't vary much on the mysterious plot (small girl found dead on Halloween--small Midwestern town wonders Who? and Why?), the murder is pretty much solved by the second chapter, leaving Collins with plenty of time to examine the downfall of a failing town and then draw certain parallels between this town and the fall of industry in America--which is interesting, but it's also an awful lot like what he did in his last two books, The Resurrectionists and The Keepers of Truth.So, it's satire in...
THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE, Joan Aiken
Since we're on the subject of children's books, I present you with Joan Aiken's THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE (that looks extra dramatic in all caps, no?). This is a fun "orphaned children held captive by evil, conniving governess" story, with some lovely scenes on frozen rivers and in train compartments thrown in. I must say that I loved the wolves most, though I did fall a bit for Simon.Perhaps the only bone I could pick with WOLVES is that it leans toward the coincidental--as in, what's that? You need a clever means of escape? Behold! If you accidentally tap on the second stone above the...