I was almost won over at "What the Joan Jett?!" but I gave up somewhere between "Oh my Bessie Coleman", Holy kitties and the 600th use of "What the juI was almost won over at "What the Joan Jett?!" but I gave up somewhere between "Oh my Bessie Coleman", Holy kitties and the 600th use of "What the junk?!". The artwork was cute at times but there was no charecter development and the story lacked anything of real relevance... basically the let down of the century for me since I was super hyped to start this series.. I, no doubt, will probably give it another op to wow me since I have the next issues sitting on my shelf though. Note to self: buying in bulk was only meant for catering kids parties and the necessasary duty free alcoholism that proceeds as a result....more
Think I may have jumped the gun on the "less-kickassy" comment last issue. Jess has me hashtagging "#MummaGoals" and giggling at frizzy red at the groThink I may have jumped the gun on the "less-kickassy" comment last issue. Jess has me hashtagging "#MummaGoals" and giggling at frizzy red at the grocery store. Thoroughly enjoying this series!...more
Under normal circumstances pregnancy stories just make me quiver and queasy however Dennis' witty dialogue had me pushing back less vomit and lettingUnder normal circumstances pregnancy stories just make me quiver and queasy however Dennis' witty dialogue had me pushing back less vomit and letting out an actual giggle or two here and there. While I probably wouldn't have enjoyed this as a teen I can certainly appreciate the risk taken in establishing a series revolving around a less-kickassy pregnant superhero, now as an older reader. I don't think it will appeal to Marvel's usual audience but it's worth the read none the less. Definitely one of the better told-ya-so response stories I've read in a while....more
I will purchase anything by Karl Pilkington as I have loved most of his worked since I accidentally stumbled upon him one night while flicking throughI will purchase anything by Karl Pilkington as I have loved most of his worked since I accidentally stumbled upon him one night while flicking through late night tv. I was homeless at the time, crashing on a friends couch. My friend had work the next morning so as she handed me the remote she reminded me to keep it down. News, flick, late night music, flick, game shows, flick, inappropriate adult advertisements, irk, flick! Wait on.. bold white guy sitting on a piece of tree sliding down an ashy mountain with a fellow wearing nothing but some material as a skirt?! Can this be real?! Oh it was, and I have been hooked ever since.
For the first time in a long time I had encountered someone who had me cacking to the point of wetting myself. My family are English (though they have since migrated) and I have to listen to them moan quite frequently. I wish they had the comedic undertones that Karl seems to have. Though perhaps if you had to live with it it wouldn't be like that at all. In fact, it'd probably just wear off and you piss you off after a while. You know, too much of a good things ruins it and all - like Karls cake philosophy.
Anyways, this book was one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. I started reading Karlology and even though I didn't enjoy it all that much (so much so that I haven't been able to finish it :/ sorry Karl, I've heard you tell most of those stories in your podcasts before mate. I don't wanna read about them too)I still continue to purchase his others. This one though, was a gift. So I knew even if I did get bored I had to finish it.. so they didn't waste their money of course. I didn't however dislike it! In fact I loved it! It's been a while since I've had cable and Karl doesn't air on free tv out here anymore so I hadn't seen The Moaning of Life tv series. All of this was new and I quite thoroughly enjoyed it. As much as I enjoy hearing about Karl's encounters with giant pandas and traveling gypsies or villagers trying to get him to jump of a bamboo ladder, it's nice to see he thinks about the real issues to. Love, money, happiness, death. They're all things I think about all the time so it was nice to hear a new perspective.
I really wanted to point out how much I was dreading the last chapter though. I hate the idea that I'll be dead one day. What a cope out. I'd rather live for eternity than be remembered for eternity. So I was dreading the ending. I was expecting it to plant little thought bubbles that kept me up all night with anxiety, but it didn't. He managed to make the whole thing so light-hearted. I found myself laughing my butt off and picturing myself living inside of a chocolate bar in a few decades. Please, wrap my in foil and chuck me in a 'favourites' themed coffin. At least then if I happen to wake up one day at least I'll have a blanket to keep me warm til I figure out how to dig myself out. Maybe you should leave me a little spade too, but just a spade, I don't wanna end up like Suzanne with the entire kitchen sink with me haha.
Anyways, if your a fan of Karls give this a read. If not, get on board and give it a read anyways! Karl seems to be much happier without Ricky and he's covering things with a lot more depth to them. Don't get me wrong, he still has a moan and some things he's doing is well outside of the norms so the stories are still very exciting, don't be put off by the changes. I never really liked Ricky to begin with. The only good thing he's done in my liking is introducing the world to Karl, so I guess we owe him that.
Fun drinking game for while you read Karls books alone, curled up on the couch on a Friday evening? Easy! Take a sip every time he says 'crisps' or 'twix'. Trust me, you'll be waking up with headaches every Saturday as if you spent the day with him listening to him moaning. Very authentic, ha! ...more
I met a friend for lunch who made a comment about the fact that I always have my trusty copy of A Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne onI met a friend for lunch who made a comment about the fact that I always have my trusty copy of A Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne on me, which sparked a conversation on which books my friend and I had recently read. Some where, while eating our meals, our conversation shifted to the books we remembered most from our childhood. For me, a child who never got read bedtime stories, I don't particularly have many memories of reading picture books. This book however is one of the few that I do remember. A book of which I greatly adored as a child. Everything about this book, from its easy-to-read storyline to its simple illustration, was a joy to experience.
My friend stated that she too remembered reading this book and that she appreciated it just as much as I did so we headed down to our local library and looked for it so we could curl up in the over sized cusions found in the children's section to read it together, but to our disappointment the book wasn't there. I also remember a few other titles like Grandpa's Cardigan and Grandpa's short. I read those also, but I was never as persistent with them as I was Grandpa's Slippers. I recommend this to anyone who loves a good picture book. The second- third last illustration always had me crying for days as a kid haha!...more