Washington Irving – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on BBC

Look whose visiting BBC this time! It’s the scary headless horseman and famous Ichabod Crane. You probably heard of the story already. If not from the book itself (or rather a short story) then from movies or even TV show. I actually like the movie with Johnny Depp, but the “Sleepy Hollow” TV show wasn’t that great. Rather fun for few episodes and then I just lost my interest.

But let’s get back to the BBC adaptation. I listened to it once already about 2 years ago. It’s was good, although not perfect. I’m going to try again anyway 🙂 Maybe you’ll join me this time.

Washington Irving – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on BBC

Goodreads description:

In the secluded Dutch territory of Sleepy Hollow, nebbish schoolmaster Ichabod Crane competes with the town hero for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, the 18-year-old daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party at the Van Tassel’s farm one autumn evening, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, an apparition said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper snuffed out by a stray cannonball during the Revolutionary War.

There are 3 part to this story on BBC, each one lasts o.5 hour. Here’s the link to the first one: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007wlpm. You should have 23 more days to listen to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Enjoy 🙂 and tell me what you thought about it.

Bringing down the sky

Here we are at the second book of the Heartland Trilogy (well, 3rd if you count the short story) and it’s even better than the first. We’ve got it all here. All of our heroes plus some new interesting characters. We see the lives of those at the top, the bottom and even the gray independent area. I have to admit I didn’t expect too much to be happening.

But let’s get to some basics and let me warn you – if you haven’t read the first book, this review will contain some spoilers from it. If you have read it, you have nothing to worry about.

20483018Blightborn (The Heartland Trilogy #2) by Chuck Wendig

My rating: 1437331131_Star-Full1437331131_Star-Full1437331131_Star-Full1437331131_Star-Fullhalf-star

You can find this book at Goodreads and Amazon.

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

With our heroes spread all over the world we’ve got some switching of perspective. It’s especially noticeable in the first chapters when author jumps from Gwennie to Cael and to Boyland. Continue reading “Bringing down the sky”

Being a book nerd

I was reading THIS POST and it got me to realize I might not be alone. Yes, I seem to have quite many symptoms of this illness :P. Pity it’s not very contagious.

So this post is an answer to the one written by Kitty – go check that out and you’ll understand.

First of all – you’re not alone in the snacks area. You’ve got Tacos, I’ve got Crisps :D. I simply love salty snacks.

book stackThe to-read stack

Yes! I must have books just waiting to be read I really like paper books and I have this (way to small) box next to my bed filed with books. Well, there are also some smaller stacks here and there. And don’t even get me started on eBooks and audio. At least those don’t take home space ;). I even got a GoodReads shelf called read-what-you-paid-for and I make it my goal to make it smaller from time to time. And yet each time I walk past a bookstore I can’t revert my eyes, I’m thinking what next book could be added to my shelves. What next adventure awaits between all of those pages.

As much as I don’t mind my book piles I have to admit they do take a lot of space. Add to that the fact that I find it hard to give away or sell the books I’ve already read and you’ll get a home library without actually having one ;). So there are shelves filled with two rows of books instead of one and small stacks here and there. There’s no reasoning behind my book collecting because I rarely re-read them. I already know the story, there are no surprises. There are those few chosen books I’ve read twice and some that I know I won’t read again even though I loved them.

“There are some laws that are coded into the very nature of the universe, and one is: There Is Never Enough Shelf Space.” — Terry Pratchett

Continue reading “Being a book nerd”

Choose my next read

Choose book

I was thinking… I’ve already started my vacation, and you know what I’ll be reading now, because I’ve already wrote about it 🙂 but how about we have a little game? I have tons of paper books that I still haven’t picked up, how about you’ll help me decide which one of the six listed below I will read and review after my vacations. It wasn’t easy to choose just the six, but you’d be bored and resigned before choosing any of them if I put more books on the list.

And here are links to those books on Goodreads, so you wouldn’t have to search for them :): Continue reading “Choose my next read”