Saturday, November 10, 2007

His Dark Materials

So I'm part of a group call NaBloPoMo - National Blog Posting Month - I've mentioned it before but the basic idea is that as a member you are supposed to add a new post to your blog every day for a month.

It's Saturday. I cleaned up our garage today, tried to find a store that sold some calf sleeves so I can hopefully return to running in spite of shin splints, bought a bunch of clothes - including a new compression shirt - Believe me, you don't want pictures!! and finally ended up at Walmart.

In the past few weeks I have received a number of dire warnings from friends and family members about an 'evil' film about to be released in theatres. You may have seen my posting about The Golden Compass last week. Morgan the Dancing Mouse mentioned in a response to that posting that she had read the book by 'Phillip Pullman' (I think that's his name!) and found them very good. So there I was at Walmart, and they have the Pullman Trilogy for sale...

So I purchased it, and am so far on page 3. While you can't judge a book by its cover, the cover does look good. In addition, the first three pages have been good to. The author appears to have an easy to read style, and I am already feeling drawn in. That was, until I looked at the clock and saw it was 11:45. I HADN'T DONE A BLOG YET!!! Lucky for me I set my clock 10 minutes fast - Interestingly enough, even though I know it is fast, it still helps me get going quicker - I don't know why....

So the good news is, I will not be dropping the ball on NaBloPoMo, and the even better news is that it appears a handful of well meaning yet ignorant warnings from friends and family have allowed me to discover a new book as well.


  1. I really hope you enjoy Pulman's books - they are beautifully written and keep you hooked to the end.

  2. So far so good! I'm mid way through chapter 2.

    I was wondering if it was the book or the fact that everyone around me keeps warning me about how evil it is that is making it that much more exciting to read.

    I think it's both, but it is really well written so far. I'm excited to see where it goes - been a while since I read anything, and it's only been Dan Brown books for the past year or 2.

  3. I do recall reading all sorts of crapulence when I was young, because I'd been told not to, the trill of doing something people don't think you should has it's appeal.

  4. I thinks that's part of the reason Utah has such a huge problem with Pornography... It's not just that guys get a buzz from it. It's a pretty big religeous deal for most of the population to, which I think just soups up the buzz even more. Kind of like mixing your headache medications with caffeine tablets...

    I got onto Chapter 3 last night (Reading has been a little slow) Almost put it down, and then he started a story line on the pope and some of the stuff with the church and religion. As a HUGE fan of Dan Brown, that interests me even more!