I don't really remember much about this book besides the neat wordplay designs (I read it a couple of years ago), but I definitely preferred it over The Da Vinci Code. It's a very riveting story, I remember that much!
A really fun & funny read! I enjoyed it, especially the way Lancaster could laugh at herself so well. And I really enjoyed how the book turned out. I intend to check out her website; I like her writing!
It was fun, and funny. The stories really stick with you, and it's great how Gillespie can pull everything together into this circular, neat little package in just a few pages. The chapters are quick morsels that make the book easy to pick up & put down often.
funny, fun book. i liked it better than the movie, but i read the book well before i ever saw the movie, and by the time i saw the movie i had forgotten most of the book, so i'm not quite sure if my judgment was accurate... still, a very fun, quick read.
Very very interesting; I learned a lot about the history of feminism and why fashion is (pretty wrongly, I think) seen as the antithesis of feminism and its goals. A great & comprehensive look at fashion & feminism and the clashes over the years. Kept me engaged the entire read.
A great resource, and a very interesting look at how activists can be effective and actually "activists" without having to dedicate their entire lives to causes. A very good book for young women feminists/activists, particularly.
A great concept and a neat story, although I think I kept trying too hard to figure out where this was happening, or discover hidden secrets, when there weren't any. Atwood presents a chilling view of a potential future, and does it very straightforwardly and engagingly. I definitely recommend this book.
A pretty fun & amusing read, but I didn't think there was much to it. Wolfe really knows his youth of today, though. It kept me entertained, but I felt like it lacked any real direction, for the most part. Still, I'm glad I read it (I know it doesn't sound like it).
"Eh." That was largely my response on finishing this book. It contained a lot of interesting cultural references, and I really enjoyed the chapter on George Lucas, but for the most part, it didn't grab me. It cast an interesting light on how culture & advertising have really merged into one these days, and so I believe I learned a bit, overall. But I doubt I would pick up another of Seabrooks' books.
Interesting perspectives, fantastic art & beauty in this book, but it wasn't one of my favorites, and I can't put my finger on why, exactly. I was really impressed with the art & expressiveness & collage work (especially), but it didn't really grab ahold of me like some other graphic work (Blankets, V for Vendetta) has done. Barry writes AND draws with such beauty, though, and really sees the world for what it is, which is impressive in & of itself. I'd recommend it, but only if someone asked -- for some reason, it's not memorable to me. And yet I still loved it. Help me figure that one out, please!!
This is a quick read, and somewhat interesting. Definitely not one of my favorites, but it's got a good story to tell, I think. Please be aware, this copy does have a BookCrossing sticker on the inside cover -- it came with the book when I received it. That in no way requires you to register the book at BookCrossing.com, but I don't think it's really removable.
I don't know what I expected from this book, but I was surprised at how much Sean Astin really wanted to talk about himself & his own journey, for some reason -- even though that's exactly what the book is about! I really enjoyed reading about his interactions on the set & his personal journey & struggle with his own ego (in the Freudian sense, not the selfish one, necessarily), but I guess I had expected more of an in-depth look at the actual filming, and I'm not sure I ever got that. It seemed to be more of a superficial look at how Mr. Astin interacted with the other characters & big players. He has led an interesting life & it certainly made me appreciate the filming of the LotR films even more than I had before! So I say it's worth the read, but not necessarily what someone should look for if they want some kind of "expose" into the creation of the film. It's a much more personal book, which I did enjoy.
WOW, have young adult books changed even from the 10 or 15 years since I was technically part of that "niche"! This is a really great young adult book -- I believe I read about it in Bust magazine, though, so it definitely can be considered adult material, as well. It certainly deals with topics that Beverly Cleary and her ilk didn't talk about back then. Not say say Clearly isn't still very relevant -- I think she's fabulous, and in a class all her own. I don't think I would put Mackler into the same category except for that they write for "young adults". VVV is a really bright, fresh look at a teenage girl's life, though, and how she grows into her own, into adulthood. Very cute, very fun, definitely recommended -- to any age.