Have You Hugged A Book Today?- March 2016

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I have fallen so far behind on this, you guys. I’m gonna have to read some of the comics I have on my list to catch up… But for now, this is what I’ve got.

Here’s the link to my star rating breakdown if anyone needs a refresher. It’s also up in the header 🙂

  • Books I’ve finished
    1. The Gunslinger by Stephen King- Four Stars
    2. Successful Self-Publishing: How to self-publish and market your book in ebook and print by Joanna Penn- Five Stars
    3. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett- Four Stars
  • What I’m currently reading (in order of Date Started)
    1. The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King– I’ve only read a few pages of this book so far. I just keep running out of time! Soon, my precious… Soon…
  • Book to Screen (Twitter live!tag-#fogwatches)
    • I have watched nothing of note. Seriously. So far behind at life. Next month!

Now I’d like to take a moment to introduce something new to the Book-Hugger blog post. Every month, I will pick one of my recently read books and highlight it in this new segment, called…

Fog’s Book Of The Month

This month’s selection:

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess BrideAs You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I came to The Princess Bride later in my life than most people my age. I didn’t see it as a kid (though I don’t really know why, it seems like something that would have been right up my family’s alley), I actually didn’t see it until I was in my twenties and someone looked me right in the eye and said, “You haven’t seen The Princess Bride, are you kidding me?” I love the movie dearly now, and when this book was picked as a book club read, I was excited to dive into it, mostly because of all the good things I had heard about the audio version. But I knew that the narrative would probably not hold the same amount of nostalgia, and therefore emotional impact, for me as it had for many others. I went into this book with that expectation.

I was wrong.

I was tearing up within the first few moments of Cary’s lovely recollections about the 25th Anniversary. He speaks about his experiences with such a sense of awe and wonderment, not just at the lasting endurance of the movie that he and so many others loved and worked so hard on, but just at the sheer joy of creating and sharing with others. He is at once humble and proud, in an endearing and captivating way, that spoke to me as a creative person as well as just a human being in general. His inclusion of so many interviews (often read on the audio by the contributors themselves) added another layer of excitement and insight that made it all the more fun to read.

I feel like I could just go on and on, but really, the only criticism I could possibly give is that the book was too short, mostly because I think I could just sit and listen to Cary read to me for hours, and not feel like a single moment had been wasted. Definitely worth your time if you have any love for The Princess Bride 🙂

(View all my reviews)

And that’s it, guys! Not much new to report, and next month will probably be even more sparse what with Camp NaNoWriMo going on in April, but I am trying to catch up! Comics to the rescue! ;P Until next time…

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