The Prince of Tides

Just finished reading ’s, The Prince of Tides – I seem to have been reading this forever but the truth is that I didn’t get too much reading time on it. I really enjoyed it although it did seem to finish rather quickly, almost as if the pacing of the book was wrong. Also the problem I mentioned when I first started reading the book, prevailed throughout. The character Tom Wingo knows too much about food and accesories , blenders , ninja blender recipes , etc. whenever it gets talked about it seems out of character. This I feel is a generic problem for Conroy who obviously loves food and seems to give that trait to all his lead characters. I’d now like to watch the film to see how well they did adapting the material.

 

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the WardrobeI’m reading to my daughter at night. I had it read to me when I was small and absolutely loved it. So as she is aware of because of the film (which I haven’t taken her to see) I thought she might enjoy it. However this is the first time I have actually read it. The thing is… it’s a lousy book! I don’t know how anyone can call when ’ writing was so poor!

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Currently Reading…

I’m currently reading ’s: The Prince of Tides I’m only a couple of hundred pages in but I’m really enjoying it. Much more like Beach Music and less like The Water is Wide. The only problem I have so far is with the character of Tom Wingo – Pat Conroy loves food, all his main characters love food, and they all talk about food in the same way – so even though his main characters are all different, they have moments when they start to sound the same – when talking about food… With Tom, this seems out of place with the rest of his characteristics.

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Romeo and Juliet


A lovestruck romeo sing a streetsuss serenade
Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
Finds a convenient street light steps out of the shade
Says something like you and me babe how about it?

Juliet says hey it’s romeo you nearly gimme a heart attack
He’s underneath the window she’s singing hey la my boyfriend’s back
You shouldn’t come around here singing up at people like that
Anyway what you gonna do about it?

Juliet the dice was loaded from the start
And I bet and you exploded into my heart
And I forget the movie song
When you gonna realise it was just that the time was wrong juliet?

Come up on different streets they both were streets of shame
Both dirty both mean yes and the dream was just the same
And I dreamed your dream for you and now your dream is real
How can you look at me as if I was just another one of your deals?

When you can fall for chains of silver you can fall for chains of gold
You can fall for pretty strangers and the promises they hold
You promised me everything you promised me thick and thin
Now you just say oh romeo yeah you know I used to have a scene with him

Juliet when we made love you used to cry
You said I love you like the stars above and I love you till I die
There’s a place for us you know the movie song
When you gonna realise it was just that the time was wrong juliet?

I can’t do the talk like they talk on the TV
And I can’t do a love song like the way it’s meant to be
I can’t do everything but I’d do anything for you
I can’t do anything except be in love you

And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be
And all I do is keep th beat and bad company
All I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme
Julie I’d do the stars with you any time

Juliet when we made love you used to cry
You said I love you like the stars above I’ll love you till I die
And there’s a place for us you know the movie song
When you gonna realise it was just that the time was wrong juliet?

A lovestruck romeo sings a streetsuss serenade
Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
finds a convenient streetlight steps out of the shade
Says something like you and me babe how about it?

See also: Where Art Thou Romeo

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Baby Bond

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | The name’s Bond – Junior Bond

Charlie Higson writing stories about James Bond before he was a spy… Spy Kids anyone? I’m not sure about this as an idea for a prequel but I’m sure the book, which was release yesterday, will sell bucket loads.

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