Sunday, July 15, 2007

Books & a Movie

I am still getting over a summer cold. As my Dad would say, I was "sick enough to be cured," so I went to a doctor. I am feeling better today.

Today we wen to see the new Harry Potter movie. John and I both liked it. I have only read the first three books, but John has read the first six. He actually liked this movie better than the book. He felt that the movie did a good job of summerizing the book. Overall, I have really enjoyed the Harry Potter movies. I am going to get back into reading the books again. I picked up book four today and plan to go in order to get to book seven. I am curious to learn how the series wraps up! I do not want to know the ending until I read book seven, and it will take me a little while to get there!

I have also joined a monthly book club. I missed my first meeting due to being sick this week. We read Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris. I have enjoyed mysteries since Mr. Althaus introduced my sixth grade homeroom class to Agatha Christie. This was a good mystery and I loved the ending! For August, we are reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo. For the last few years, I have mainly been reading nonfiction, and I have not been reading as many books. (I have been reading managzines more.) The book club has helped to get me reading novels again!

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