One of my all time favourite movies since the first time I watched it has been Ghost World. It’s a fabulous film staring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson with Steve Busccemi. The screen play was by the author of the graphic novel Daniel Clowes. Ever since I watched it I’ve wanted to read the graphic novel and didn’t get the chance until this year when I found a copy in The Book Vault.
Once I finally got my hands on this amazing work of art I was in love and I am currently on the hunt for more of Clowes’ work. The humor is bitting in both the film and novel version of Ghost World. If you haven’t had the chance to read or watch Ghost World you are really missing out on something great.
I don’t know of any other film that has captured a novel as well as Ghost World, and I know much of that has to do with the fact that Daniel Clowes did the writing for both. The only other film that has been able to capture the essence of a film as well as this one is Juno.
I’d be interested to hear from those of you that have experienced the book and or film version of Ghost World. Did you enjoy your experience or not?
For something different, I’m borrowing a question from … here! One of the very first questions ever at Booking Through Thursday. Back from 2005 when Laura owned the blog but, because it was so new, it didn’t get as many responses as it does now … so, why not revisit?
Here’s the question:
Some people read one book at a time. Some people have a number of them on the go at any given time, perhaps a reading in bed book, a breakfast table book, a bathroom book, and so on, which leads me to…
Are you currently reading more than one book?
If so, how many books are you currently reading?
Is this normal for you?
Where do you keep your current reads?
I usually have several books on the go and right now I think I have 4 of them on the go. This is the norm and I often switch between them with ease. I like that I have options when it comes time to read so I think it’s a great system to have a number of books on the go at once. And I usually have these books all over the house, it’s all dependent on where I last read the book.
With having a number of books on the go at one time it’s important, for me at least, to ensure the books are different so that I don’t get confused with what is happening in each book. I used to read a number of similar books at the same time and it just became too confusing so I changed the system to make sure I could keep everything straight while reading.
There are even sometimes I put a book of the back burner for a while and come back to it later. Some books need the time to digest before moving on while others just need the time to sit before I can become interested or engaged with the book again. I currently have a book in this category right now.