A Perfect Book…………

December 18, 2006 at 10:19 am (Books I've Enjoyed)

hpl.jpgIt’s rare for me to read a book in one sitting any more, but that’s exactly what happened with Her Perfect Life by Vicki Hinze. I was grabbed from page one and kept on till it was over. This is an emotionally gripping tale about an American pilot who was shot down in Iraq, assumed dead and held as a POW for 6 years. When she’s finally rescued, she comes home to find everything she’s dreamt of is gone or changed or forgotten.

I highly recommend this to anyone with a heart that actually beats. It will be rejuvenated by the time your done reading this.

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My first cover!

December 13, 2006 at 6:47 pm (Gab)

I got the cover art for Devil’s Possession today!

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Cover Art that Kicks A$$

December 11, 2006 at 8:21 pm (Cover Art That Kicks A$$)

fb.jpgHaven’t done a CATKA in a while, and I can’t quite name why this one works for me other than the fact that it’s just beautiful — something I might hang on my wall. It’s The Falcon’s Bride by Dawn Thompson

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The Da Vinci Code – DVD

December 10, 2006 at 8:16 pm (Movie/Media Reviews)

dvcode.jpgStarring: Tom Hanks

My normal opinion on novel-based movies has not been altered by The Da Vinci Code. The book far surpassed the flick. Now, I don’t necessary blame the movie-makers for this blunder. TDVC is a book full of details that move the story forward. Those details were what kept me reading page after page, not the story itself. Because of time restraints, the movie obviously could not include all of the historic details that made TDVC a page turner. A pity, because I love Tom Hanks. But the movie fell short. I believe it also made the mistake of assuming all watchers would have read the book and therefore understand the plot movement. But, having read the book at the height of its popularity, I tried to pretend I was watching as someone who didn’t know the story. Had that been true, I think I would have been a bit confused by all of the “findings” and “clues” along the way. If you didn’t read the book and you watched the movie, let me know whether you followed along easily or were left with questions not answered. I’m really curious!

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Come visit me

December 7, 2006 at 9:58 am (Gab)

I’m chatting at Between the Covers today. Stop by and say Hi!

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Finding Neverland – DVD

December 3, 2006 at 11:25 pm (Movie/Media Reviews)

fn.jpgStarring: Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet

The story about the author of Peter Pan. Wonderful and endearing. I fell in love with the little boy who played Peter, and of course, how could you not fall in love with Johnny Depp? As much as I love Kate Winslet, however, she was barely noticeable in this movie. Overpowered, perhaps, by the grand “adventures” the other characters took part in.

It was nice to find a movie that I didn’t mind watching with my kids. A grown up movie, that is. My 8 year old son enjoyed it, so that’s saying something. Especially since there were no explosions!

DH fell asleep though. Also saying something.

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