August 29th, 2008


Heart Full of Ink

I finished reading Inkheart a few days ago. I think it was sort of like The Neverending Story in reverse, in that, instead of someone from our world getting sucked into that of a book, it has people from books being called into our world (although there is some of the other as well). They ARE both German books, and The Neverending Story is actually quoted in Inkheart, so I doubt the connection was entirely accidental. I liked the part where it mentioned that Meggie and Mortimer would read anywhere, and sometimes ended up being late for things because of it, because I could identify with it. The distaste for dog-eared pages is another thing I agreed with. I'll admit that I'm not always the most careful book-handler--I'm prone to some accidental smudging, and a lot of my older paperbacks ended up hopelessly crumpled due to spending so much time in my book bag--but I don't INTENTIONALLY damage books, and dog-earing seems to me to be doing just that.

The Inkheart movie is supposed to be coming out next year, and I guess I'll see it, although I have no idea whether it'll be any good. It's been some time since I last went to the movies. I think the only time this year was when bethje and I saw Prince Caspian. I do want to see The Dark Knight, but I don't know when I'll have the chance. And is that animated Clone Wars supposed to be any good?

Anyway, speaking of Batman, here's a quiz result:
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And continuing the theme of movies based on books, here's a survey that I got from bec_87rb:

Copy the list below. Mark in bold the movie titles for which you read the book. Italicize the ones that you've watched. Tag 5 people to perpetuate the meme. Or don't. I didn't.
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Fun and Games

Yesterday at Target, we saw a game called Gassy Gus. Am I the only one who finds that a bit disturbing? Other games I hadn't seen before included a version of Operation with the Incredible Hulk, an Indiana Jones version of Life, and Hannah Montana Girl Talk and Mall Madness. (Seriously, what's Miley Cyrus' appeal? The little I've heard of her music sounded totally cloying. Do the kids just like whatever the Disney Channel tells them to like? Not to mention that she's yet another slutted-up teenage girl, as if we didn't have enough of those already.)

Speaking of toys, I have to say that I think the Schleich figures are pretty cool, especially the dragons. I sometimes think I should take to collecting toys, to make up for not having very many in my childhood. I mean, I grew up in the era of Transformers and Masters of the Universe, but didn't have any of the figures. Isn't that messed up?

We didn't end up buying any toys or games at Target, but we did get a wireless router that had a security system on the box. The cashier didn't bother removing it, and when the alarm went off as we were leaving the store, she just told us to go. bethje's uncle Harry had to cut it off with pliers, and then it started beeping, even when we tried putting it underwater. Her Uncle John finally disabled it by hitting it with a hammer. Beth thought it was hilarious.

And here's an unrelated quiz result:
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