Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Under The Dome - Stephen King

Under the DomeUnder the Dome by Stephen King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really really enjoyed this - I bought it a while ago and Chris read it first, but when it came time for me to pick it up I couldn't face the size of it, so I forked out the $10 and read it on the Ipad instead!

I was abit overwhelmed at first by the size of cast of characters (is there a rule that you should have almost as many people in a story as there are pages?!?!), but as the lines were drawn and people took sides it became alot easier - although there were so many "extras" who were introduced, only to be dispatched with that full concentration was often required! (A thought - if those characters had been in Star Trek and sent on an away mission, they'd have had the red jerseys on and then everyone would've known they were done for from the start!)

Chris wasn't massively happy with the ending but I didn't mind it.  I liked that King didn't let all the good guys live, but I liked how it finished.  I can see how some people wouldn't be satisfied, but I'm not one of them!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ok, I'm officially a terrible blogger.....

2 months since my last blog post.  Other than my laptop being fixed, returned to us then sent back to be fixed AGAIN, I have no excuse.  I had a laptop, but it turns out I'm so dependent on my bookmarks that I can't do anything without them.

Well, the laptop is home and I will endeavour to do better.  I am back on Weight Watchers and have lost 10.6lbs so far.  We are off on a road trip to Florida on Sunday - spending Christmas at Disney which we are all really looking forward to.

My mantra for 2011 really should be "Must do better".............!