And I managed to trip on the stairs yesterday morning and I burned my hand with tea so I didn't know if I was going to be able to paint. You know the answer if you follow my YouTube channel or my FB page. :)
Artsyville Tuesday's list for this week is anything we want to make a list about. So I'm going with my randomness:
- I have to tell you about this freaking awesome book called ShatterMe by Tahereh Mafi. I mean this book is amazing! I gave it 6 out of 5 stars. Yes, you read that right. The story is awesome but what got me is this author's writing style. WOW! I can't even describe it, it was like poetry. The word play was brilliant and the storytelling just divine. It pulled me in this girl's world and I was right there in her shattered mind. This is young adult and post-apocalyptic genre so stay clear of it, if you don't like that kind of reads.
- Another great read is actually a trilogy by Lori Brighton. Mind Readers, Mind Thieves and Mind Games. The first e-book is currently free on Amazon so you might want to check it out. Even though I had some problems with first half of the first book in the series, I really enjoyed this author’s writing. Pace of the story is wonderful, full of suspense and intrigue. You don’t get a chance to be bored reading these books. Surprises keep popping up and you really cannot imagine which way the story is going to go. And characters are so beautifully presented that you immediately fall into their lives. What I didn't like with the first book was at the beginning when it all started and she met Lewis. It was written in an embarrassing way for the heroine who’s POV we’re reading. And I was just embarrassed for her and yelling at her, Why? Why? But once I got past that part the story just exploded.
- On to the movies. I got a bunch of movies that were based on a book and I cannot believe I have never before watched Trainspotting. We all know the movie is about drugs and that's probably why I avoided it for so long. I really wasn't in the mood for some dark, heavy plot. For some reason I was thinking it was going to more along the line of Wir Kinder vom Banhof ZOO (English title is Christiane F. which is ridiculous - translation would be Children from the subway station ZOO). Ok, back to Trainspotting. It's English and it's about drugs but it has English humor in it and some ridiculous situations. I loved it. Nothing like I expected and I can't believe it took me 17 years to see it.
- The other book based movie I loved was The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This one surprised me, too. I didn't read the book so I have no idea if the book is any good or if it's better than the movie but the movie is pretty good. I can imagine that if I was to read the book I would get more insight into Charlie's mind as there were some tricky parts that I got a feeling there's more behind than what we see. But it was a beautiful story.