Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wormie's the name...
Reading's my game.
I've had a lot of time to read here lately. So far this year, I've read 3 books working on the 4th. So far this year, I've read I Am Legend, Life of Pi and The Descendants, currently working on the Undisputed Truth, IT, . I feel like I've been flying through some books this year, according to my goal list, I'm 10 books behind. lol I can dig the fact that i can read my book anywhere as long as I have my phone, but at the same time, I feel like I need to go to the library for a small come to Jesus. I've been cheating on my library for a few months now. I need to feel a library book and smell the greatness of it. Well anyway, here are my thoughts about what I've completed thus far.
I thought the movie was head on the book. Granted I've only seen the movie once, and it was a while ago, the book still was like i remember the movie. I always like reading books that have movies that just so I can compare them. If you liked the movie, I'm pretty sure you will like the book as well. Books that I can watch in great detail in my mind are always better. 4 out of 4 stars for this one.
I recently watched the directors edition of this movie on AMC and learned that the movie was based off of a book. So I decided to see what it was about. In the movie, the creatures were zombies with vampire like tendencies. They wouldn't come out until the sun went down, but the book they were straight vampires. The book was originally written in 1954, so it wasn't like the movie in the sense of the technology, and the ending was different too. I thought it was really really good, just kind of hard to get the movie out my head while reading it. 3 out of 4 stars
What made me pick this book up? I think it was one of the first
books that was on the ebook list on the library's website. Plus George Clooneys face was on the cover. I had already seen the movie, and I remember not being all that impressed with the movie. Since the books are generally better than the movie, I figured I'd see if it was true or not. NOT. The book was just as bad as the movie. The book was written well, but it wasn't a good story. Very dry. 1 star out of 4 stars.
This is what I am currently reading. I think that Mike Tyson is not only one crazy mutha flucka, but a very misunderstood, and very interesting. Like I want to go and watch clips of him from when he first started to all the major moments in his life. Just to see how he was and what he looked like. Its like I know what you were going through at that time, and I know why you acted the way you did, but let me watch it. You have to understand that Tyson was doing big thangs before I was even born. This man is a beast, an animal in his terms. I think one of the funniest things in reading this was when he went on his rant to the reporter at the Lennox Lewis press conference. The man is crazy. I totally respect him and look at him in a different light. 5 out of 6 stars, and I'm not even done.
Ok well there is my reviews of the 2014 book selection this year. What have you read this year thus far? Leave a comment let me know or find me on goodreads.com, I'm always looking for something new to read.