Thursday, August 18, 2005

What’re You Reading Now?

(Images courtesy of Amazon.com and Mile High Comics)

I just bought a copy of the latest Harry Potter book last weekend and have been reading a chapter every night before I go to sleep. I guess that I’ll be finishing with it by this weekend. I have to say that I’m enjoying this latest installment to the series as well as the last one. The tone of the story so far is as dark as it was in the last book but Harry was sounded less whiny as he did in the last story. I guess it’s true that the characters are growing up and wiser.

I also have about 3 months worth of DC and Marvel comics that I’ve bought but have yet to read. Among the storylines that I still have to go through are Jim Lee’s “Superman: For Tomorrow”, the 10th Anniversary of the Marvel “Age of Apocalypse” storyline and the recent “House of M” crossovers. I usually spend a whole day in bed just reading my comics during the weekends but for the past few months I’ve had had the chance do that. Now I have a pile of comics in bags at the foot of my bed just waiting for me to read them.

Even with all these items to be read, I still have others books that I plan to get and read soon. One book that I’m really looking forward to get my hands on is “Light Before Day” by Christopher Rice. I’ve read all his previous books and found them to be really enjoyable to read. The copy that I saw at Borders Time Square the other day was a hardcover copy so I’m waiting for a cheaper paperback copy before buy one for myself. I think that the paperback version has been released in the States so I guess it is just a matter of time before they reach the shelves here.

I also saw a copy of Annie Proulx’s “Brokeback Mountain” at MPH in Subang Parade the other day. I was quite surprised to see it on the shelves given the subject matter of the story. I need to make sure that I get a copy before the shops get wise to the book and decide to pull it off the shelves. Or maybe they won’t seeing that they are making a motion picture based on the story and will be releasing it by the end of this year. The movie stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as the two cowboys who fell in love with each other and having them both on screen alone would be worth the price of the movie ticket.

Intrigued? A clip from that upcoming movie can be viewed at this site.

2 comments:

azmi said...

Yeah, I don't think "Brokeback Mountain" will ever make it to Malaysian cinema...EVER !!!! ;-p Kinda curious to see what the hype is all about, though. Nick, did you know that there's gonna be a remake of "The Fog", starring Tom Welling and Maggie Grace(Boone's sister in LOST) ??

Well, that's definitely a movie I'm looking forward to see !!

Nickxandar said...

I read a few pages from "Brokeback Mountain" the last time I was at MPH and I thought that it was quite good. As for the movie, guess you're right that they may not show it in Malaysian cinemas but that's why you have Amazon.com to buy these movies on DVD from :)

Remake of "The Fog" ... I didn't know that. Hopefully it won't be as dreadful as the recent remake of "The House Of Wax". TW ... I know since I'm a big fan of Smallville but since I don't have Astro, I missed on watching MG on "Lost". I did order the Lost Season 1 DVD set that will be released sometime soon to catch up on that show.