Friday, March 20, 2009

Sisterhood Award/Watchmen

This blog got awarded a Sisterhood award by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise found at Isn't that cool? Be sure to check out her blog; it's got good info. Here's the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate up to 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.

So let me do some nominatin':

  1. Author Lynn Viehl at Paperback Writer because I read her blog everyday.

  2. Jen at Jen's Book Thoughts because there's always something to read about.

  3. Katherine at A Girl Walks Into a Bookstore because I get great historical book ideas

  4. Sandra Ruttan at On life and other inconveniences because there's always something thought provoking.

  5. Sarah at Reading the Past more great historical books

  6. The Smart Bitches at Smart Bitches Trashy Books because they're smart and endlessly entertaining.

  7. LadyPI at Female-Sleuths at because she's as addicted as the rest of us.

  8. Author Kelli Stanley, winner of the LCC historical mystery award at Writing in the Dark

  9. Author Jeri Westerson's Getting Medieval for being everywhere and a great ambassador for histmyst.

  10. Pattinase at for Friday's Forgotten Books and just a great site.

Thank you one and all for making my cybersurfing so enjoyable.

Well, I didn't get a chance to read GRAVE GOODS by Ariana Franklin last night. We went to see the Watchmen movie. This is a very long movie at almost three hours. Steve is very much a fanboy of the graphic novels, in fact, I remember him trying to introduce them to me when we were dating, what, twelve years ago. So he was going to this movie with expectations of one who loves the story and high expectations and I was going as someone completely new to the work. I loved it. It is definitely extremely graphically violent (I had to close my eyes many times and once plug my ears too) and has sexual content including full frontal male nudity. But the STORY is so complex and multi-layered and the ultimate, the furthest you could go in telling the anti-story of superheroes, it's amazing. I never liked Jackie Earl Haley as a child actor back in the 70s (Bad News Bears, etc.) but his performance is shockly excellent in this movie. That performance deserves many awards. I would highly recommend this movie to any film lover with the caveat that the viewer must accept the extreme violence because it is necessary for the artistic form it is representing, like Sin City or 300. We will definitely be getting the DVD when it comes available.

Oh, and the soundtrack was wonderful, too. I've always loved Leonard Cohen and there's two songs by him, there's Jimi Hendrix, Simon and Garfunkel, 99 Balloons, Billie Holliday, Nat King Cole, Janis Joplin, KC and the Sunshine Band, etc.

So tonight I hope to get in some reading time. I do have Say Yes to the Dress to watch and there is a new half-hour series on Starz premiering tonight by the creator of Veronica Mars called Party On, I think, that I'd like to check out. Steve doesn't have NRA certification classes this week so I believe that we have purposely scheduled NOTHING for this weekend except quiet time which sounds like an excellent plan.

Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster


pattinase (abbott) said...

PK-how about doing a forgotten book? I can use more female reviews.

PK the Bookeemonster said...

I'll work on it. I love the sub-category of historical mystery ... there's gotta be something forgotten there! :)

PK the Bookeemonster

bencyjohn said...

ur site is very much informative. i am from india and a book lover. only thing that prevents me from reading is nonavailability of books

PK the Bookeemonster said...

Hi bencyjohn!
From India? That's wonderful! What books do you like to read that are available to you?
Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster