Sunday, January 4, 2015

It's Monday

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Let’s see … I had a reasonably productive reading week last week. It helped that I only worked Monday and Tuesday. Back to “normal” this week.

On Wednesday I went to see The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and thought it was the best of the three. I still have issues with a 300 page children’s book being turned into three overly long movies, as much as I love The Lord of the Rings movies but THAT ASIDE …. Battle of the Five Armies was pretty good. I also accidentally started shipping Bard and Thranduil, so that was entertaining.

The week before that, I took spawn to see Big Hero 6 on Boxing Day and absolutely recommend it, it was great. Spawn loved it too, and I think it’s the first movie he’s been to that he hasn’t complained about being overly long.

Uh, anyway. Last week, I finished The Miseducation of Cameron Post on iBooks, and it was great. It’s a coming-of-age YA novel about  young girl who’s just lost her parents, and she’s starting to explore her sexuality. When she’s outed, her born-again aunt sends her to a conversion therapy school.

That’s a terrible summary but it’s a great, great read.

I also, finally, finished The Two Towers in the world’s slowest LOTR re-read. I’ve got a bookmark in Return of the King but haven’t cracked it open yet.

Right now, I have  Parasite by Mira Grant on the go, and I’m really enjoying it. I just need to pick something on my iBooks to read at work.

What are you reading?


Edel @ TheIrishBookworm said...

Oh I have been meaning reading to read the LOTR for so long. I started it years ago probably when I was about 13 or 14 and I had just the one 1000 page book. I made it to be 500 and something and just could not continue! That is probably somewhere in the Two Towers part of the story. I haven't picked it up since but I really need to. I loved the Hobbit but found it much more easy to read.

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Jackie said...

Lol I loved the Battle of Five Armies! It's my favorite book movie of 2014. Last year I read and listened to the Lord of the Rings trilogy AND The Hobbit. I guess I was in the mood for it because I went through them pretty quick lol. Have you read The Hobbit?

Vasilly said...

I've been meaning to read the Cameron Post book. One day. . . The Hobbit movie makes me want to reread the book again. Happy reading.

Lois Tinúviel said...

I'm craving a LOTR re-read. As you can read on my blog... I think I'm going to give in to the craving. :)

Literary Feline said...

I am glad to hear you enjoyed Big Hero 6. I want to see that at some point.

Seeing the latest Hobbit movie has put me in the mood to re-read The Lord of the Rings. I am not sure I actually will just yet, but I do love the books!

I've heard great things about Parasite. I hope you enjoy it!

I hoe you have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone cry during Big Hero 6? I went to see it with some friends, and we were crying approximately 40% of the time. Kids' movies are unwarrantedly SAD these days (and always. What was with Bambi?).

Maree said...

Edel: It's one of my favourite books of all time, I hope you give it another shot, though I agree that the Hobbit is more accesible.

Vasilly: Cameron Post was great, I loved it.

Lois: Do it!! I get something new out of it every time. :D

Wendy: The movie was great! Aw, do it! I love re-reading :D I finished Parasite yesterday, really enjoyed it.

Jenny: I definitely cried during the movie - lol. But it was great.