Well it turns out that this week didn’t turn out the way I had planned. I should know by now that it’s not the best idea to plan things out because it all too often doesn’t end the way you want it to. But then again I usually don’t plan a lot because I change my plans quickly. I was going to finish The Book Thief this week but I ended up getting a horrible head cold, not that it’s gone yet but I can at least again this morning. So I should get it finished this evening after work and a trip to the bar for a co-worker’s birthday and one is leaving at the end of the week.
I did get a book finished this week, it was a children’s book (Too Tall Alice) but that’s alright. I’ve already completed 8 books in ’09 which I’m quite pleased with. So far I’ve also been unable to complete reading one book because I was getting frustrated with it.
This week I hope to finish Rabbit, Run and (if all goes as I would like) Ragtime. But we’ll see how this week turns out.
On other book related news I hope to get out to the cinema and see movie adaptation of the Neil Gaiman book Coraline. Did any one get a chance to get out and the see the movie this week? Or have you read the Gaiman tale? I’d like to hear your thoughts or comments on both.
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As regards to Coraline, I have seen it and it is excellent. Lots of small changes but nothing that ruins the adaptation. Indeed, the movie is quite as creepy as it should be and, I think, relates the themes of the book very well. And, importantly, all of the suspense is still there. As I wrote on my blog, I’ve read the novel and I was still wondering whether Coraline would make it. If you still haven’t had a chance to go, I would encourage it. I enjoyed it very much.
I agree with everything queenmab04 says.