Monday, April 13, 2009

i will be chasing the starlight

amazon is one of my favoritest websites ever. i swear i can spend hours browsing through the things, looking at lists people have made, reading recommendations. i'm not a big shopper in real life, but browsing through amazon online is something completely different. i think my favorite thing about amazon is how they recommend things for me. i love it. and their recommendations are just so smart, especially since i can mark what i want to be used in recommendations, what i didnt like, what i bought as a gift, etc.

i just finished stardust by neil gaiman today, one of amazon's recommendations. a friend had recommended it a few years back, but i had completely forgotten about it. anyways, i thought it was pretty good. in case you havent heard of it (it was made into a movie too which i have yet to see), it's about this dude Tristran Thorn who lives in the town of Wall which just so happens to lie on the boundary between our world and Faerie (yeah a magical world in case you didnt guess). so anyways, tristran is in love with victoria forester. one night, they see a star fall and vicky promises tristran anything he wants if he brings her that fallen star. so tristran goes off in search of the star, one of three parties looking for it. so yeah a couple hundred pages of adventure happens and they all live happily ever after.

it was a pretty short book (only 248 pages) and went between the three parties searching for the star although it focused mainly on tristran, so it kind of skimmed the surface of a lot of the story - there were a few 'ten weeks later...' in there. there were also some really cute parts, too.

one of my favorites was **spoiler alert** <digression> personally, i don't mind spoilers. to me, a good book will be compelling if you know the ending or not. < / digression> haha IT humor, i'm such a dork. so the quote... "He found his hands twining, almost of their own volition, into the star's wet hair. He wondered how it could have taken him so long to realize how much he cared for her, and he told her so, and she called him an idiot, and he declared that it was the finest thing that ever a man had been called" (pg 236). **end spoiler alert**

anyways, the other book i got was the girl who could fly. i just realized that it was recommended because stephenie meyer liked it and i had bought the twilight saga. it's funny how much influence she has over her fan base. anyways, thats the end of my book rant of the day.

*Starlight - Muse

1 comment:

  1. how do you find these songs to match your posts??? or do you do it the other way around? do you get inspired by your music to make a post?

    stardust sounds cool, and i agree with the spoiler thing. i spoiled even harry potter for myself.