Friday, April 10, 2009

Vampirates?


Okay, is this another one that I'm the last to hear about? I started reading Harry Potter after the 4th book came out, didn't even know Twilight existed until less than a year ago, and I didn't hear about "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" until this week. And now I hear about Vampirates. To quote the back of the book:

Well, if pirates are bad,
And vampires are worse,
Then I pray that as long as I be
That though I sing of Vampirates
I never one shall see.

Has anyone read this book? Or books, I should say, as I did a quick search and discovered there are at least 5 or 6 of these things out there. And if you have... are they as bad as they sound? Because while I love pirates, and am impartial about vampires, I think this may be the most intriguing young adult novel since 1980's teen hit The Mall.

3 comments:

Turtle-chan said...

I have read the first two books, and I actually did enjoy them. Don't get me wrong, I was skeptical too, at first. "This sounds stupid. Why do I want to read it?" I'd say WHY I actually did like them, but it was so long ago that I can't really remember. If you're still interested, I would recommend looking in the library before you buy, because they're not for everyone.

Leeanne said...

I understand where your coming from when you mention finding out about new books after everyone else has already finnished them. I was the same with HP and am reading the third book in the twilight series.

The photo of the woman wearing the HP scarf and vest is that you or a pic from the pattern?

Found you in Ravelry

Laura E. Jordan said...

Turtle - Thanks for weighing in. I might have to check them out for a light read. I’m not a vampire fan, just have never been interested in them, but I’m *huge* on pirates, so I’m at least interested in that side.

Leeanne - I didn't read Harry Potter until after the 4th book came out, which was luckily still as the series was gaining popularity (and as a teen, no one I knew had read it because it wasn't cool enough yet to be anything but "kiddie books"), so things didn't get spoiled for me. I haven't read "Twilight", and part of me feels I should at least see the movie to say I did, but I just don't feel the desire.

And yep, those pics are of me. I made the pattern for the vest from a severely altered sweater pattern, and then made the scarf from the leftover yarn (because it's a shame to buy it just to do the sweater detail!). Thank goodness for cameras with self-timers, otherwise I'd never get a photo of myself.