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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Book Porn

A Happy package arrived in my mail.  Actually, 2 happy packages!

One from Amazon containing 3 books.  The other from SQT containing an ARC copy of The 13th Reality (book II):The Hunt for Dark Infinity, which is due out on March 4th.

I can only add one name to the Accused list this week, and that would be to SQT for The 13th Reality.  The other three books are my own fault.  Well, ... almost.  I have to admit that the purchase of this particular copy of A Christmas Carol went on my wish list due to a number of reviews.  None of which I can remember at the moment.

I am happy to say, as I did a quick flip thru each of these books they gave me the feeling that I will enjoy them all.

A Christmas Carol is filled with great illustrations!  And I love all the movies of Scrooge and have wanted to read this for some time.  Now that I have read The Old Curiosity Shop by Dickens I knew I'd like reading this one.

The Maureen O'Hara book, 'Tis Herself,  I sent for this right after seeing the movie (for the umpteenth time) A Quiet Man.  It had reminded me of how much I loved the movies she made, and pushed me do a search to see if any books were out about her. I was surprised to find this one.

Over many years I have seen a number of books about the Little Rascals, and I guess because I am on this kick of reading about old movie making, that I finally decided to get one.  Once I made that decision I was also hoping that there would be photo's in the book of my friend Dorothy who played a little girl with banana curls named Echo in the Little Rascals.  I am pleased to say I saw several photo's when I did a quick flip thru the book of Dorothy!  Unfortunately most of the book is a list of each movie/ tv series they made and each contains a small synopsis. I can't say I like that sort of book.  It does  have a few chapters in the beginning and in the end though that I will enjoy, and then I will choose the episodes Dorothy de Borba was in and read those and a few selected others, but to read summary after summary is no fun.  I am glad I got it already though, just for the photo's inside!

 

11 Comments:

Blogger Nymeth said...

Oooh, that illustrated edition of A Christmas Carol looks beautiful.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Fun stuff! You just reminded me that I still need to read the first 13th Reality book. I meant to do that :/ So many books, so little time! Enjoy your porn!

5:50 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Nymeth: it is ! it is! :o)

Chris: I hope you have the first 13th reality book?? I think the second Farworld comes out this summer sometime too

5:56 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

I'm salivating a bit over your copy of A Christmas Carol too. Are the illustrations really nice?

6:39 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Cath: oh yes! here is a link to Mr Lynch's work! click on "books" and then when you find a Christmas Carol, click on that book..
http://www.pjlynchgallery.com/books/index.html

7:49 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

o'hara was gorgeous.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Nope, never did buy it! I'll have to go get it from the library! Looking forward to Farworld II....the first was great!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Kailana said...

I reviewed The Christmas Carol, so I am really looking forward to your thoughts on it! Happy reading!

9:57 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Pamela: yes she sure was! I liked everything about The Quiet Man. Wayne was perfect as was she, the story was great, Ford was great directing etc... I'm looking forward to reading her book.

Chris: oh.. great.. I thought you read both Farworld and 13th reality... that's ok.. it will get totally lost in that tbr pile anyway LOL LOL

Kelly: all I remember is that a number of people reviewed it and they were all this edition of it. I already knew I'd like the story it's a favorite movie of mine .. I really love the drawings inside.. it's the best copy of the book out (I think)

6:33 AM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

That's the copy of A Christmas Carol that I read in December. Well that's disappointing. Sure, I get movie books for the pictures too but I also like to get them for the trivia.

3:08 PM  
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