Sunday, August 12, 2007

Home Again!


So, I am back from my weekend away. It was a lot fun, actually. I saw a newborn baby, hung out with some friends, and bought books. Now, is that not a great way to spend your days? I also finished a book, which I blogged about on Twisted Kingdom. To read the review, click here. I hope that other people also had a fun weekend. I have a book to review on here, Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet. I finished it last week, but I think I will wait and review about it tomorrow.

For now, I will just say hi and share another very cool picture from Spectrum 13. I plan to spend some time with that book tomorrow, as well as starting reading Conan by Robert E. Howard. He was the author that 'invented' the sword-and-sorcery genre. I have always wanted to read him, and I won a copy of one of his books for the Once Upon a Time Challenge. The other two books were out-of-print in my neck of the woods, so Carl was also nice enough to pick them up for me. Lots of great reading ahead!

On page 24 of Spectrum there is a picture by Tony DiTerlizzi. It is actually an advertising picture for The Spiderwick series, but I think that the little guy is great looking! I might have to check this series out. To see this piece of art and others by the artist you can visit his web site by clicking here. I can't seem to find a picture online of the little guy that I want to share, but it is on his website. Anyways, has anyone read the books before? I noticed they are being made into a movie. So, since that did not work, the picture on this post is from page 27 and is called Promise by Robert Chang. He has a web site too, found here. It is a promo piece for a 3-D short, it sounds interesting. I know why they do this book now, to make me spend more money...

3 comments:

  1. Can't wait to read your thoughts on Conan.

    You should check out the Spiderwick books, especially since the film is coming out in February. They are very quick, but entertaining, reads and the books themselves are beautifully packaged and illustrated.

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  2. Thanks for the recommendation, I will check them out next time I am at the store.

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  3. I saw my first trailer for the Spiderwick film this weekend and it looked potentially nifty, so now I'm tempted to read the books. Glad you reminded me of them. ;)

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