Tuesday, April 20, 2010

But Drenched in Vanilla Twilight

I seriously need tp take my mind off things.

Lately, I've been catching up on reading. I've read almost the complete set of Percy Jackson, yeah, I know, it's a tad bit overdue. I have yet to get my hands on the last installment.

Percy is witty and amusing, however, due to being heavily influenced by potter-craze for a long time in my younger years, I can't help but match the stereotypes to some potter characters. The obvious ones would probably be Annabeth and Hermione. Grover and Ron and yeah, even Percy is a reminiscent of Harry (owing to the actor also possessing physical 'potter-ness' as well). Both of them were mentioned in prophecies, but the difference between Harry and Percy. Percy has more spunk and tongue-in-cheek. The sarcasm was refreshing, and yeah, I have a soft spot for Greek Mythology. Percy and Mr. D provides entertainng squabling.

I also read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, trust me, it was so so difficult to finish. It was so dry and dull.

What else did I read? Yep, first three months post-SPM. I didn't even set foot in a bookstore. Only after the results did I start purchasing RM 5 books in Carrefour and had a chance to go to Kinokuniya and MPH.

I read the my sister's malay novel for the Form 4 KOMSAS. Papa, akhirnya kau tewas jua.... it was tad bit typical malay drama, but it was sad at the end, although it was cliche'd.

I also watched a few movies, but then, the marathon was short-lived. I wanted to watch The Time Traveller's Wife, but I have yet to do so. Recently I watched Alice In Wonderland at KLCC TGV with Amirah Balqis. Do watch it for the graphics, kiddy humour and Bloody Big Head. Johnny Depp, was, to me, not at his best, but sufficient enough for him to be on the A-list cast.

I can't remember what else I've read. However, I just finished reading Slumdog Millionaire. I do not know why I have a fascination for Indian writers nowadays, but it is intriguing in the way they describe and tell their story. It is painful, yet real, and I don't know. what was that German term again? schadenfreude?

Still, nothing beats Aravind Adiga's White Tiger. Next on my reading list is The Life Of Pi. Obviously, Percy Jackson's fifth installment is also on it. For movies, although Clash Of The Titans got a bad review, I would still love to see it. I haven't watched How To Train Your Dragon, It's Complicated, The Bounty Hunter and Date Night. Coming out soon is Kick Ass, and yes, I would like to watch The Prince Of Persia as well.

well, this is a lot of review crammed into one. well, I've been postponing most of it. So, all that I could ever remember to note are just short passing remarks, but then again, I don't like spoilers.

okay, that's about it for now.

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