I have not been doing much reading these days as most of my time was spent checking out blogs, reading recipe books, watching TV's wah lai toi (but after saying all that, still missed the last episode of To Grow With Love - with one of my favorite Chinese Actress Myolie Wu). This is the official website to To Grow With Love... but it does not help me, being a banana and all :(. Had to read the ending at Wikipedia.
Anyway, back to what I really wanted to talk about... and that is the latest book I am reading. I am not sure if this is really for the kids but are we not all kids at heart? I am currently reading the Saga of Darren Shan - Vampire Rites. My fascination started with the movie "Interview with The Vampire" where I would have minded very much to be bitten by a Brad Pitt Vampire or a Tom Cruise Vampire.. :D.
When I first chanced upon Darren's 1st book, Vampire Blood, I found it very interesting. Why? The book title read "Darren Shan - Vampire Blood" and the author of the book is Darren Shan. And when I read the book, it was like reading a real life story, a biography. From the first book, I was hooked.
This is from the first trilogy Vampire Blood which consists of 3 books ... The nightmare begins... The Cirque Du Freak trilogy comprising: Cirque Du Freak, The Vampire's Assistant and Tunnels of Blood. Join Darren Shan's descent into the darkness. CIRQUE DU FREAK Darren goes to a banned freak show with his best mate Steve. It's the wonderfully gothic Cirque Du Freak where weird, frightening half human/half animals appear who interact terrifyingly with the audience. After he sees the amazing performing spider, Madam Octa, Darren is determined to steal her. But his daring theft goes horribly wrong. The spider bites Steve and Darren has to sell his soul to an evil vampire to get the antidote. THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT Darren joins the vampire, Mr Crepsley, as his assistant and they return to the Cirque Du Freak. There, Darren makes friends with the snake-boy, Evra Von (who knows what Darren is) and a local boy, Sam, and RV, an eco-warrior and animal lover (who do not). Darren begins to enjoy his life among the Cirque performers as the youngest half-vampire in existence, but he defiantly refuses to drink human blood -- the whole idea sickens him -- and he tries desperately to cling on to the part of him which is human. TUNNELS OF BLOOD When Mr Crepsley is called upon by the Vampire Generals, Darren and the snake-boy, Evra Von, leave the Cirque Du Freak and travel with him to the city. Whilst there, Darren meets Debbie and his life as a Vampire's Assistant fades into the background -- until corpes are found. Corpses drained of blood... Suspicious of Mr Crepsley's secretive bahaviour, Darren and Evra shadow him across the city and confront a creature of the night who may be the end of them all..."
Have just finished reading the 2nd book...
This is as good if not even better than the 1st book. Now things are really getting hot.. can't wait to get my hands on the 3rd and 4th book soon... haha.. does this mean less time to experiment with my cooking? Nah.. food is still 1st priority in my list :)