I know absolutely NOTHING about Wilkie, and I'm oddly delighted by my ignorance. I see this one mentioned in the blogosphere ALL the time, and most assuredly at RIP time, but I've gone in with almost no expectations. Which makes it even more delightful to be so delighted!
In other news, I started Alan Moore's From Hell today, and I'm far less exuberant about it. For the uninitiated: black and white graphic novel--BIG graphic novel--apparently about Jack the Ripper. Lots of naked prossies (prostitutes). Meh. I'll get back to it, but I'm all Wilkie's for a bit.
Rocketgirl hasn't blogged for a while after an unfortunate grounding and a boatload of homework. Can we say AP courses? Oh yeah. Anyway, she finished Three Cups of Tea (good story, but boring...overall thumbs down), blew through The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood this weekend (loved it), and she's on to Little Vampire Women for her first RIP V choice. I'm sure she'll have plenty to say about these books on her own blog within the week.
Rocketboy has jumped on the RIP V train, too, and he's reading Z, by Michael Thomas Ford. He was home-bound (grounded) for part of the weekend, so he blew through several books, too. He read Electric Girl, vol. 2, by Michael Brennan and Calamity Jack, by Shannon Hale. He was so taken with Hale's retelling of "Jack and the Beanstalk," he's requested Hale's first graphic novel, Rapunzel's Revenge as well. For a reluctant reader, he sure is reading a lot.
It's back to work for me tomorrow after a four day weekend. 5:30 will come all too soon, so I'm off to soak up a bit more of The Woman in White and hit the sack. Night, y'all!
FTC Shout Outs:
- The Woman in White -- FREEEEEE download for my Nook
- From Hell - bought from a now-defunct Borders
- Three Cups of Tea - by monetary transaction with the local off-campus college bookstore
- The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud - purchased for Rocketgirl's recent birthday
- Little Vampire Women - ARC from the publisher. Thanks, y'all!
- Z - another ARC!
- Electric Girl - library
- Calamity Jack - library