Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Well, not ME personally, lol, but the book by Jerry Schilling that details his life as a member of the Memphis Mafia throughout the 60s and 70s. Schilling seems like a very decent guy; he gives insight into Elvis's life inside a fishbowl, a life most of us could only imagine living. While there are some details missing, I thought Schilling did an excellent job giving us an insider's view into a surreal time. I'm not a major Elvis fan, but I have visited Graceland (twice! both times on school field trips with my daughters) and I can't begin to imagine the daily life that went on. This is an easy, intriguing book that serves to bring me closer to the King and made me smile on many occasions. Who'd have thought that Elvis was a big Monty Python fan? Good stuff.
Here's my amazon review link: http://www.amazon.com/review/R218U6RVARCD75/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Well, you knew it had to happen...I've met a vampire I didn't like. Actually, several...in fact, I only sort liked Willie (Willie the vampire, hee hee) and Jean-Claude. All the rest? They made me understand why Anita Blake (our heroine) was a vampire hunter (as well as an animator, meaning she raises the dead).
This series came very highly recommended to me, and while I can't say I hated it, I didn't fall in love, either. Anita seems to spend an awful lot of time dithering around trying to decide what to do, and her background is very secretive. I need more information! And the gore? Repetitive and plentiful. I'm not squeamish but sometimes torture for torture's sake is more than I need. I'm going to have to give this some thought before I go on to the next book (if I do)...I see potential but I wasn't blown away.
My amazon review is at http://tinyurl.com/4hoa6f. Apparently I'm in the minority as to not totally loving it.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008