My friend Eliza (ifandany), mentioned on her blog not that long ago that she was thinking about doing some book reviews along with her usual fashion, knitting and photographic content. Though I am not that savvy I thought it would be nice to pick up reading each night. At least a chapter if I can. You know a quick ten minutes before bed never hurt anyone…..yes yes yes I KNOW that sounded dirty. sheesh you people and your minds in the gutter. I also have a deep love for movies and a particular fondness for “How I Met Your Mother.” What brought this to my attention was in my search for a Christmas present for my friends Paul/Kat I stumbled upon “A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter.” I couldn’t resist. I read the first few pages and I was hooked. I’ve always wanted to do a year of Austen and reflection.
Before this can happen I need to finish the Hunger Games Series. I read the first one and loved it but have only managed to get halfway through Mocking Jay. I love them so much but I am not going to be able to stand watching the movie and having not finished the series.
The reason I am writing any of this, at all, is because I went to see the movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and recently re-watched the Harry Potter movie series. I find reading books to be a deeply personal experience, which I’m sure is common among a lot of people, but it usually doesn’t leave me to say much about certain books. Not when I want to keep them close to my heart. I have not read “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and I doubt I will hold it close to my heart but the movie left me with this sense of awe and wanting that I very badly want to read the series now.
It was such a dark story and I’m told that the books were even more dark but the general plot line was captivating. I had the best time going out to Chinese food with Paul/Kat and then later joining Stu to go see this movie. It was fantastic. I am looking forward to my extremely diverse year of literary exploration. This past week we saw “War Horse.” When I was little I adored animal stories including anything about horses or wolves. I did not read this story but I hoped the movie would be good or at least decent. 😉