my one true love
my one true love
It still looks pretty damn wonderful, so I’m adding it to the list!
HE ALSO HAS A BOOK CALLED ‘THE TSUNAMI COUNTDOWN’
Sorry about that! I’ve switched from full-time work to MA study and that’s eaten into my evenings; and Jackietastic just always has a million things on. I’ll do my best to start posting with some kind of regularity again.
THAT IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD IF YOU REMEMBER WHAT THE BOOK WAS PLEASE TELL ME
Is…. that a…. compliment?
The day has come where I must acknowledge, I possibly have an addiction to awful adventure archaeology.
This is the complete opposite of a problem, but a logistical issue presents itself. How do I best tackle this giant pile of books? I’vealready made a start on both ‘The Mask of Troy’ (BOOOOOOOO) and ‘The Book of the Dead’ (YEEEEAAAAHHHH), but there are so many other promising titles here. ‘The Black Sun’ has Nazis! ‘The Malice Box’ has - well - A MALICE BOX!
Blogging through these at my normal pace is, well, slow. Quality gifs are hard to find, y’know (I refuse to let myself just go on Buzzfeed and steal all theirs because, well, I have principles. I steal mine from TUMBLR.) But I DO actually need to read all these in the near future (for, ahem, reasons), so how to approach it?
So, I’d like to hear from you, the people who actually READ this stuff. Would you like continuation of the usual blogging, even though I may leap from book to book as they take my fancy and attract my attention with their awfulness? Would a summary post at the end of each suffice, or just very brief posts about a particular bit that has caught my attention? OR, do you not give a crap and are only on here for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?
LET ME KNOW!
HEY THERE SPORTS FANS. Here we are, another IRTT Valentine’s Day, and once again, I am spending my evening becoming acquainted with the cheapest bottle of wine currently on offer at my local Sainsburys. Has everyone had a good year? No? Well, have you at least had a year where you DIDN’T end up with a guy like Christian Grey? Then count your blessings. (On that note, though, if you did, we are here for support.)
THE STORY SO FAR!: We made it all of one, ONE chapter into Fifty Shades Darker before Christian reasserted himself into Ana’s life, accused her of not eating, was creepy and possessive and then dragged her into an alley to make out with her. ONE FUCKING CHAPTER. And Kate Kavanagh is in Barbados. UGHH.
Big confession time: I adore Matthew Reilly’s stuff. For someone eternally decrying cliches and awful writing, I cannot get enough. I got hooked with the Jack West Jr series, my love of the Shane “Scarecrow” Schofield series made me painfully aware that I could no longer pass it off as part of my adoration of the bonkers adventure archaeology genre in general - though the Temple book still sucks ass.
And now there is this new book - The Tournament.
And I am super excited, and need to get back into the swing of doing this blog, so - here goes! WILL IT BE AWFUL? WILL IT BE WONDERFUL? I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW.
Man, those things are pixelated super-soakers!