Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dueling Monsters & A Lil' Bumblebee (Wordless Wednesday)



I managed to read 15% of American Psycho before deciding I couldn't take anymore. I hadn't reached any of the more dramatic violent scenes or gotten a feel for just how misogynistic Patrick Bateman could be. I was just plain bored and found myself turning to other books or avoiding reading all together. Always a sign I should move on to something else. Maybe I should have persevered. It just wasn't in me.

 As a result, I'm not able to say who the better villain is. Both Hannibal Lector and Patrick Bateman are evil in their own rights, and men I would never want to encounter in real life. Hannibal frightens me a bit more because of his intelligence, when it comes right down to it. He's not someone I would ever win against in a challenge of wits. He's much too cunning and charming. I never got to know Bateman well enough to know where he stands in that department. It's been ages since I last saw the movie version of American Psycho, and unfortunately, it's not one I can revisit any time soon (not exactly toddler viewing material).

Despite my inability to spend much time with monsters of the serial killing variety, I have spent much of October with supernatural beings: werewolves, the fae, vangels and everything else imaginable.  And between my favorite Chicago based Wizard Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher) and Celia and Marco (from Erin Morgenstern's Night Circus), it's been a good month for magic.

Was your reading in line with the spirit of the month?  What have you been reading lately?



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    1. Kathy - Isn't she? I could give her a million hugs a day and it wouldn't be enough.

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  2. Aw, she's such a cutie!

    I've spent the last two months reading nothing but scary monsters. I'm ready for something a little less nauseating.

    Happy Halloween!!

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    1. Michelle - I think I am too! I need a break from monsters and soon. Just after I finish my current book. :-)

      And thanks! I think she makes a great little bumblebee. :-)

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  3. OMG! She's such a doll! Those eyes! Thanks for the photos!

    Never read that book; now, I definitely won't!

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    1. Linda - I couldn't resist sharing. :-)

      I think American Psycho might be an acquired taste . . .

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  4. I'm going to count this as a win for Hannibal. ;) After seeing the gals talking about AP on twitter I decided that it just wasn't worth my time being in Bateman's head. Sounds like from your thoughts that I made the right decision.

    Mouse makes a beautiful bumblebee! She has the sweetest little face. Ours would have made a great duet yesterday as Elle was a ladybug. :)

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    1. Trish - I think it's fair to say Hannibal wins my vote. :-) I read three of Harris' books featuring Lector--so I know a fair bit about him.

      That would have been so cute--seeing our little ladybug and bumblebee side by side. :-) Elle was adorable in her costume!

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  5. I've been reading Under the Dome by Stephen King all month. Not horror - sci-fi, but definitely has some very creepy moments! Good October reading. I'm almost done - about 100 pages to go. It's huge - 1071 pages long!

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    1. Carrie - I think that counts as a Halloween read. :-)

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  6. OMG, your little princess is getting way to big. How Cute!

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  7. Such a cute little bee! Overwhelming amounts of adorable.

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  8. That is one awfully cute bumblebee. I'm awfully glad October is over so I can stop feeling like I should be reading creept scary stuff that I know I won't like!

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  9. Awww...Mouse is just too cute in her Halloween costume! They are so much fun at this age when it comes to costumes and anything Halloween related :)

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  10. Love those pictures, Wendy! Your little bumblebee is beautiful!! :-)

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  11. She's the cutest lil bumblebee I've ever seen!

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  12. Cute little bumblebee!

    Oh yes... I understand your feelings there about not finishing a book. I recently tried reading Still Alice, but I just couldn't finish it. I had the exact thoughts: turning to other books or not reading at all.

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