Saturday, June 10, 2006

What ya reading???

Hi gals!! I'm sure everyone is crafting away on their bookmarks!
What is everyone reading??
I've picked up some great books at the thriftshop lately.

Some early 1970's paperbacks with cheesy horror stories. Just had to read them! :) The one on the left has the Daphne duMaurier short story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds. Great read!

Brian Jacques is best known for his Redwall series, but I found this book at the thriftstore. Just had to read it. I'm gearing up for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie that will be out soon! A ghost ship story was a definite must-read! I'm about 2/3 of the way through it's a very interesting story! And a relaxing read. And if you like stories about animals that talk (like Reepicheep in the Narnia stories), give the Redwall books a chance. They are great!!
And, I also picked up a book by Patricia Cornwell. "Portrait of a Killer: The Jack the Ripper Case Solved.'' It was published in 2002 and I wanted to read it soooooo bad, but didn't want to shell out the big bucks for the hardcover book. Picked it up used for 75 cents, and started reading it today. She actually travelled to England and went over all the police records of the crime, and she thinks she has the case solved. I'm not far enough into the book to know if I agree with her hypothesis or not, but it's definitely interesting so far!!
Hugs! Juli


Blogger JustForComment said...

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Sri Lankan government kills our people. Nobody condemn the government. In addition, only very few medias published this news.
People you at least know what happened in Sri Lanka.
This is not only massacre by SriLankan army. For the last six months more than 200 Tamil people were killed by them.
International community is always support to SriLanka government. Many of them hlep them financially and gave them many weapens.

News link: You will find it disturbing:

8:08 PM  
Blogger Juli said...

DONT follow this link gals -- it goes to a very disturbing page about children being murdered and has very bad photos. I was going to remove this comment, but can't figure out how to get rid of it. Sorry gals.

It is too bad that horrible things like this happen, but I don't want to look at photos of murdered children.


5:39 AM  
Blogger esta's bookmarks said...

I am reading 'The Shipping News' by Annie Proulx. I saw the movie because it had an Australian actress in it. (I'm Australian) And I really enjoyed the movie, so I picked up a copy of the book. It is a lot better than the movie, the main character was 'nicer' in the movie, the books less sympathetic version is much better.
Has anyone else read this one?


7:52 AM  

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