August 6, 2013

Nom nom nom that book was delicious

I told you that I loved a good Nero Wolfe mystery. Yes, I did just sit motionless for the last two hours and finish off the book. AND IT WAS GLORIOUS. Mind you, I've already seen the televised version of this story so I already knew how it played out AND YET. Don't get me wrong, guys. Timothy Hutton's portrayal of Archie Goodwin is pretty much why I first picked up a Rex Stout novel. Thanks, dude. If you're at all like me (and you must be if you've wandered here and stuck around) then you'll love Stout's style. Set in New York in the early 50's, Archie is your proverbial private eye complete with dialect and predilection for brute force and curvy women. AND I LOVE IT. Please go read this and comment below with your thoughts (because comments are like cookies but without the calories).

Now of course I'd love to pick up another Wolfe mystery but unfortunately I don't have anymore on tap sooooo a book that I picked up a few months back because I had heard of it and it was in the discount bin: Ender's Game. You might have heard of this title if you've been to the movies recently or you enjoy watching trailers for upcoming films. Yes, they've adapted it for the big screen (Asa Butterfield!!). Orson Scott Card's sci-fi tale about children being trained for war against aliens received the Hugo and Nebula (that's big ya'll). I'd also like to remind you that it was originally published in 1977 which means that kids fighting for their lives in a militaristic society was conceived well before a certain Famished Frivolities was even a thought.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to check out my blog. I hope you're finding it relevant and (mildly) entertaining. I'd appreciate it very much if you'd leave me feedback (mmm so tasty) and if you followed me then I'd probably combust with excitement (which sounds painful but I have on good authority is actually like chugging Cherry Coke on a hot day). Happy reading!!!!


  1. This was very good, I have never read any Rex Stout stories and think I will have to seek them out.

    1. Let me know what you think afterward! :-)

  2. You are now followed! Sounds far more scandalous than it actually is :)