Tuesday, September 16, 2008

REPO! The Genetic Opera

I just checked out the trailer for the movie 'REPO! The Genetic Opera' and it seems pretty cool ... especially the music ... which is a good thing because it's a musical, albeit a strange one.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Books for June, July and August

During June and July I failed to read many books, however during August I stepped it up a bit and have since become a fan of Jasper Fforde. His "Nursery Crime" series is extremely entertaining, although the "series" consists only of 2 books so far. I am awaiting the third.

Released in August was Eoin Colfer's "Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox" which I have put on hold at the library. Last time I looked I was eighth in the hold queue, so it might be a while before I read it. 

Below is a list of the books I have read:

  • 19/06/08 The Lost World by Michael Crichton
  • 05/07/08 Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
  • 28/07/08 The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice
  • 10/08/08 The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
  • 20/08/08 The Coins of Judas by Scott McBain
  • 24/08/08 The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
  • 27/08/08 Pandora by Anne Rice

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Readings in May

It's been quite disappointing, but I haven't been able to read much lately because of exams and work. Also, it may have been because Eldest was actually quite a long book. It was also very good, and I am now waiting for Brisingr to come out which is the third in the Inheritance trilogy by Christopher Paolini.

In May I read:
19/05/08 Eldest by Christopher Paolini
30/05/08 Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

April 2008

My recently read books for April 2008 are:

10/04/08 State of Fear by Michael Crichton
12/04/08 Henry VIII by William Shakespeare (Audio Book)
18/04/08 A Midsummer's Night Dream by William Shakespeare (Audio Book)
21/04/08 Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare (Audio Book)
23/04/08 Eragon by Christopher Paolini
25/04/08 Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (Audio Book)
26/04/08 Henry V by William Shakespeare (Audio Book)
26/04/08 Arthur and the Forbidden City by Luc Besson

Monday, March 31, 2008

March Books Read

Here's a list of the books I've read during March 2008:

  • 03/03/08 The Winter's Tale by Shakespeare (Audio Book)
  • 03/03/08 Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
  • 06/03/08 Pericles by Shakespeare (Audio Book)
  • 08/03/08 Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
  • 10/03/08 The Tempest by Shakespeare (Audio Book)
  • 12/03/08 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • 14/03/08 Henry IV Part One by Shakespeare (Audio Book)
  • 16/03/08 Prey by Michael Crichton
  • 20/03/08 Henry IV Part Two by Shakespeare (Audio Book)
  • 24/03/08 Timeline by Michael Crichton
  • 25/03/08 Richard II by Shakespeare (Audio Book)
  • 27/03/08 Bridge to Terabithia by Katerine Paterson
  • 30/03/08 The Artemis Fowl Files by Eoin Colfer

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Recently Read, Orchestra, and Fence Building

I've started back at university and found myself inundated with textbooks that I have to read for law and finance, and this unfortunately means that I will have to cut back the amount of novels I read. Below is a list of the books I've read so far this month:

  • 04/02/08 The Science of Discworld III by Terry Pratchett
  • 05/02/08 King Lear (Audio Book) by William Shakespeare
  • 04/02/08 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by Clive Staples Lewis
  • 11/02/08 The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
  • 16/02/08 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by Clive Staples Lewis
  • 16/02/08 Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express (Audio Book) by the BBC Radio Collection
  • 18/02/08 Agatha Christie: Taken at the Flood (Audio Book) by the BBC Radio Collection
  • 19/02/08 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair by Clive Staples Lewis
  • 21/02/08 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle By Clive Staples Lewis
  • 25/02/08 Under Milk Wood (Audio Book) by Dylan Thomas
  • 26/02/08 Stardust by Neil Gaiman
In other news, orchestra rehearsals have started up again and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Though, I am starting to realise that I'll have to put in some hours of practice to be able to play In the Hall of the Mountain King (which is a fantastic song, but ridiculous to try to play).

Also, I spent the bulk of Sunday building a fence around my vegetable garden to stop those rascally rabbits from eating all my seedlings. After erecting the fence I was able to plant brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and catnip seedlings with confidence that they wouldn't be gone the next morning.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Philip Gooden

I've been working over 40 hours a week lately and as such have had little time to read except before I go to bed. As such, my list of completed books is sadly short:

  • 07/01/08 Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code, by Eoin Colfer
  • 09/01/08 Memnoch the Devil, by Anne Rice
  • 23/01/08 The Horse and His Boy, by Clive Staples Lewis
  • 23/01/08 Hamlet, by William Shakespeare (Audio Book)
  • 23/01/08 Mask of Night, by Philip Gooden

I really enjoyed reading Mask of Night by Philip Gooden. This book is a Shakespearean murder mystery. That is, it is set in the time of Shakespeare from the prospective of a player who has the honour of performing Shakespeare's plays. Philip Gooden doesn't seem to be very renowned, but don't let that stop you from reading his books. If you are a fan of Shakespeare and you like crime novels, then you will enjoy his books.