Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Stuff and Such

Well, I finished The Lincoln Lawyer the other day. It was a great book. Picturing Matthew McConaughey as the main character made me read faster because I wanted to know what was going to happen next! I have been able to pass this great book along to a friend, Cheri, who went to see the movie this past weekend. She told me she also likes to read the book prior to seeing the movie, but this time it didn't happen. Now she has the book and will see how they compare. I still don't know because I haven't seen the movie yet.
My son recently asked me to watch a movie with him. He had already seen the movie with his grandparents but was so moved by it that he wanted to watch it again. It was the movie adaptation of John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. All I can say is wow! It was such a moving drama. I know, I know, you are probably just said in your previous post you don't watch the movie until AFTER you have read the book!
Well, when you child wants to share something with you, you make exceptions. I posted on Facebook that I was watching the movie and had a number of friends comment. One even wrote she didn't think she would be able to watch the movie after reading the book because it was so emotional. Evidently it is fairly true to the book. I will have to give myself some time before I take on the challenge of reading the book simply because I was so moved by the movie.

As you can see on my Shelfari shelf, I have been reading Dotti Enderle's Ghost Detectors' books. This is a great series of books for 3rd to 6th grade students. Friends, Malcolm and Dandy, both ten-years-old, are determined to detect and rid their neighborhood of pestersome ghosts. Malcolm subscribes to some very interesting magazines which advertise "wonderful" products to help the reader spend their allowance. Malcolm can hardly wait for his "Ecto-Handheld-Automatic-Heat-Sensitive-Laser-Enhanced-Specter Detector" to arrive in the first book and is just as excited in the second when he orders a ghost zapper. This is a great series for reluctant readers, especially boys. I think they will be able to relate to Malcolm and Dandy and love the mystery and suspense of each book.  At this time there are six books in the series.