March 2009

With all the publicity recently regarding the film adaptation of the book, I felt compelled to see what was going on with Watchmen - is it really as good as they say?

I’ve never read a graphic novel before - unless you count The Beano, The Dandy, Oor Wullie or The Broons - so there were doubts over whether a story could be as well told and involving given this book was obviously going to have to tell it in little speech bubbles and simple drawings.

How wrong I was!

Next up was Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay - and after The Birthing House, I am pleased to say that I really enjoyed this book!

I really like books where you put it down at night and are genuinely surprised at what page you are up to - covering a huge number of pages without feeling like the story is dragging or your eyes are getting heavy must be one of best indicators of a good book.

It’s been a long time coming, but the first Grand Prix of the 2009 season is almost upon us.

This is the first race in an awfully long time where I won’t be automatically supporting David Coulthard following his retirement at the end of last season.

It begs the question as to who I should follow this time round - or in fact is it really necessary to follow anyone in particular?

Apologies - I’ve been slacking and haven’t been keeping this place anything like up to date.

I’ve still been reading though, and think I’m still on track to get through the 30 books this year as per my New Year’s Resolution.

So, next on my list was really The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins but I’ve decided to take it a bit slower than usual and so I’ll be reading parts of it in between other books rather than all in one go - it’s a bit hard going, but also seems a worthwhile read at the same time.

August 1992, over sixteen years ago, I attended my first concert.

Geographically speaking I grew up in a place which saw no bands come anywhere near which would perhaps explain why I was 15 before I saw anyone play live.

Music wasn’t a huge thing in my life early on so that probably had something to do with it as well - I was a Shakin’ Stevens fan for heavens sake!