Monday, October 31, 2011

Poll Results - What is your favourite format of book?

The results are in!!
When asked what is your favourite format of book, you ranked the options as follows:

1. Hardback
2. Paperback
3. Kindle

Again, unfortunately there weren't too many participants, so I'm not sure if I should do another poll or not. Ok, one more, but if I don't get more than 5 responses, that's the last!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Shelf Candy Saturday

This month, my Shelf Candy Saturday, brought to us by the fabulous Five Alarm Book Reviews, for which the idea is to share the cover of a book that we like, either due to the author, the illustrator or the photographer; is in keeping with our current festive season of Halloween!

So here is my Shelf Candy Saturday book cover: IT by Stephen King designed by David Argemi.

I have to confess that I haven't actually read the book. I first saw the film when I was about 13 or 14 (no, my parents didn't know!) and it scared the life out of me. I had nightmares for weeks. And I've probably watched it a further two times for good measure! I eventually decided I should read the book as books are always better (naturally!) but I think I got to about chapter 3 or 4 and was so scared I had to stop!!
I have never been able to think about clowns in the same way since. Nor can I walk past a street drain without expecting to see a clown face staring out at me, ready to grab me!
This cover definitely encapsulates everything about IT, from the scary clown face to the font used for IT. I'm sure Stephen King was as impressed by it as I am.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cartoons for all ages?

At 30 I might be considered a little old for cartoons, but as I didn't discover Calvin and Hobbes until I was 18, I think that gives me licence!
Calvin and Hobbes is a cartoon based on a young boy and his toy tiger who comes to life when it's just the two of them together. They fight, they laugh, they play, they go off on crazy adventures together, but ultimately, they are true friends. 
They fight with the next door neighbour Suzy. Calvin gets picked on by the school bully. Hobbes pounces on Calvin every time he comes through the front door. 
A witty insight into all the little things that really do go on in life, with a vocabulary well beyond their years, a limitless amount of imagination and super cute drawings, all from the geniusness that is Bill Watterson.
And who wouldn't love something with this quote  - 
Calvin: I’m a genius, but I’m a misunderstood genius.
Hobbes: What’s misunderstood about you?
Calvin: Nobody thinks I’m a genius.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Inspiration needed!
I can only confess that I've been lacking inspiration recently in relation to my blog. This is partly reflected from my life in general and simply looking for and having the time to read more. I guess, in reality, I do have the time, I'm just lazy, so I need to get out of my slump and start kicking my butt into shape (in all manner of metaphors!).
Maybe you can help me out and give me some ideas. Anything fun. Anything at all, from simple things that take 5 minutes to something that requires a bit more effort.
I found this pic when I googled inspiration. The site its from is pretty cool, just looking at the other pics perked me up. Seems inspiration comes from all sorts of things and places and people. 
Here's hoping I find it.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Poll Results - What is your favourite genre of book?

The results are in!!
When asked what is your favourite genre of book, you ranked the options as follows:

  1. Thriller
  2. Horror, Romance, Sci-fi, Adventure
  3. Comedy

Comedy didn't get any votes at all in fact which was a surprise, but I'm glad to see Thriller came in top! I'd have hoped for more variety in the results, so please be sure to vote on the current poll!!