Vernicious Knids

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Fight Like A Brave...

I had an exciting delivery last Thursday and have been engrossed by the contents ever since... (to the detriment of this blog!)

The first book out of my
Amazon Japan box was Scar Tissue:



And what a page-turner it was...how is this man still alive and kicking holes in the sky?! I had my fave RHCP CDs on high rotation while reading this especially "What Hits!?" and "Blood Sugar Sex Magik".

After the gritty realism of modern day urban life I switched to the gritty realism of the Crusades!



This was an escapist page-turner with the added attraction of having female characters as the protagonists. I always enjoy a good feminist historical retelling!

Both images are from
Amazon.co.uk
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20 Comments:

  • At 1:17 am, Blogger Bearette24 said…

    hehe...blood sugar sex magik was on heavy replay in college ;) and i'm glad to see the book was written by kate mosse, not moss ;) too much coke probably interferes with writing.

     
  • At 1:52 am, Blogger Helen said…

    Nothing like settling down with a good book! Would be interested to read the RHCP one too. Helen

     
  • At 3:55 am, Blogger Liz said…

    Have you seen the music video for Dani California? I love it!

     
  • At 3:56 am, Blogger Liz said…

    By the way, M and I have decided that our next big trip will be to Australia and New Zealand. It might be a while before it happens, but I'll be sure to consult with you! ;)

     
  • At 6:00 am, Blogger My float said…

    the labryinth one looks good! i'm such a sucker for historical novels. must go and track it down. speakinf of female leads, have you read Diana Gabaldon's series?

     
  • At 11:33 am, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Bearette, you made me smile! BSSM has long been one of my fave albums esp "Suck My Kiss" :D

    Helen, I'd been wanting to read Scar Tissue for ages...just never got around to ordering it. Definitely worth the cash, eyebrow raising and well written!

    Liz, I haven't seen the video but I've heard it a few times on the radio. You'll love Australia and New Zealand...they are both beautiful countries. That's an exciting trip!

    My Float, How long have you been psychic? Because the 3rd book out of my package was none other than...drum roll..."Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon! Too freaky :D Have you ever read "The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley? This is one of my faves as it's a feminist retelling of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

    BTW I enjoyed "Labyrinth" despite some of the bad reviews you'll read about it on Amazon...mainly that it's too slow and long! I didn't find it slow at all and being a history buff, really enjoyed all of the historical information peppered throughout!

     
  • At 12:34 pm, Blogger Elsa said…

    I didn't know there was a book out on the RHCP lead singer. Glad you enjoyed.

    I had seen the book Labyrinth and put it on my Amazon Wishlist (which I use to remember books that I read a review on or a book that looks interesting for possible future reading), but I had read some of the reviews on Amazon and then wasn't sure about it. Based on your review, I'll put it on the top of my list. I also enjoy history.

    Have you ever read The Eight by Katherine Neville. It also has a female protagonist and lots of history relating to the French Revolution. Also a page-turner/mystery.

     
  • At 11:35 pm, Blogger Lou said…

    I didn't know there was a book on him either. Is is mainly about him or the whole band? They have been through a lot as a band. I can only imagine what he has been through alone. I have been a huge fan of RHCP since the Catholic School Girls Rule days. Maybe because I'm a Catholic School brat. Anyway, I'll have Cathie look that book up when she goes to the library today.

     
  • At 5:26 am, Blogger Carolyn said…

    I love escapist page turners.

     
  • At 7:52 am, Blogger My float said…

    What is Outlander? Why have I never heard of this DG book? Must rush out and find it *today*! Am currently slogging my way through Breath of snow and ashes. I haven't read Mists of Avalon, have always wanted to but for some reason, never got around to it. So it's next on my must read list! thanks for the recommendation

     
  • At 11:44 am, Blogger My float said…

    Just found out that Outlander has been published in Australia as Cross Stitch. Interesting! Enjoy the series.

     
  • At 9:16 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    LOL Elsa, I use wishlist as my catalogue too...that's why it took me so long to actually buy Scar Tissue, as my list is ridiculously long :D I checked out "The Eight"

    Liz: I just saw the "Dani Calfornia" clip on TV...it's brilliant!

    Lou: It's mainly about Anthony and his experiences but as this is interlinked so much with the Chili Peppers; you do get some behind-the-scenes info about them too. And Catholic School Girls Rule is a classic :D

    Carolyn: Me too :D

    MF: It's weird how they give different names to books / movies in different countries! I think "Outlander" is a better name than "Cross Stitch" especially as Claire is a Sassenach :D I finished it last night...and loved it. Will have to buy the rest of the series now! And you've gotta read The Mists - Morgaine is a fantastic character!

     
  • At 9:22 pm, Blogger Elsa said…

    VK - I don't think your list is as long as mine. I'm approaching an embarrassing 500!!!

     
  • At 10:38 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    LOL Elsa...I'm only at 436!

     
  • At 2:11 am, Blogger Elsa said…

    LOL! I just checked and mine is at 468 to be exact! Yikes!

     
  • At 11:32 am, Anonymous Ivonne said…

    Aren't books the best! This is how I feel when I get cookbooks!

     
  • At 12:50 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    OK Elsa it looks like I've got some serious wishlisting ahead of me...I solemnly take on your challenge :D

    They certainly are Ivonne...I can't live without books :D

     
  • At 2:35 pm, Anonymous Antonia said…

    I loved Labryinth too :-)

     
  • At 8:03 am, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    You should post on amazon Antonia :D

     
  • At 8:16 pm, Blogger h&b said…

    I was disappointed in "Scar Tissue", but was able to re-sell it for a nice sum on Ebay.

    I think I prefer Anthony as a singer. I guess because i've known addicts, they wear thin on me, and i'm not interested in all their shite .. unless they really DO quit. For Good.

    Anyhoo, just my 2cents worth ;)

     

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