Sunday, November 07, 2004
I am now reading another Dragon story and this one is a children's book called "Dragon Rider" by Cornelia Funke. The sad truth is that I originally bought it for the pop out map in the middle. I like it but it is a very simple storyline. I think now when I read a lot of children's story books (particularly the fantasy ones) I compare them to the Sabriel and Lirael books by Garth Nix. They all seem so simple compared to those ones and certainly not as good. I think if the Pullman books belonged to this age group too I would probably also compare them to them and it would be difficult to surpass them.
Still also reading the Gunslinger by Stephen King which is slow work since I am only reading it at home. I didn't like this book the first time I read it. This time though I am enjoying it. It is no where near as good as the later ones but it's definitely not as bad as I remembered it to be. It is difficult to know if this is because of revisions made to this edition or just because of age. Maybe it is a little bit of both. Or maybe it is also because I now know what comes next. After this we are going to move onto the last book "The Dark Tower". I really can't believe I have held off this long to read it. I won't be reading other books alongside this one as I want to really enjoy it since it is the last in the series.
I've been doing a lot of knitting. I took that up this week for the first time in years. A few people I know have been taking it up and it gave me the itch to go back to it myself. I'm not doing anything complicated. I got a new winter jacket and I thought I would knit a scarf to go with it. It's just a plain scarf as I don't think my tired mind could handle anything else. I should have plenty of wool left so I am going to make matching gloves.
Other than playing the Grand Theft Auto, San Andreas I really haven't been up to much else.