I am behind on my N.D. Wilson.I’m actually two and a half books behind. I have been reading Death By Living on and off but haven’t finished. I want to read the Empire of Bones (Ashtown Burials #3) and now have to add the latest to the list: Boys of Blur.
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Speaking of book trailers, this one is a little different than last night’s example. I will confess I was sorely tempted to pick this little gem up whilst at the book store this evening. But the pile of books I have committed to reading induced guilt and so I demurred. Maybe I will reward myself if I make a dent in my TBR pile …
Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.
Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter—and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations–William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.
Seems like a bit of a tease to release a book trailer in July when the book comes out in October. But when you haven’t had a novel in over 12 years perhaps that is to be expected …
Snark/sarcasm aside, I find it interesting the different ways author’s and publisher’s present book trailers. What do you think of this one? Make you want to read the book?
In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker—a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry’s brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father’s money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma’s research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction—into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artist—but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life.