I still seem to be flailing about looking for solid ground (and routine) after my parents' visit. So in the hopes of getting back to my normal, boring, self, we have a potpourri blog post!
First, isn't that picture just the cutest thing you've ever seen? That's my niece reading Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Sometimes I forget that she's 7 and reading "big kid" books now. Gah, how time flies! I'm not sure when I woke up and got old - but it's a little disconcerting to say the least.
My own reading took a serious nose-dive with the visit of the Super Librarian parents, and yesterday I think I kicked my ass in gear by finally finishing The Diamonds Of Welbourne Manor anthology. Oh, and look! The review has already been posted over TGTBTU.
I've still got several May Harlequins to read. Sigh. I really like to get them read, reviewed and posted the month they come out - but it can't be helped this go around. Look at this way. If something sounds good, you can always order them online even if they've vanished from brick and mortar stores.
I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day weekend. My Man and I finally made a dent in our movie watching. We saw Wolverine and Angels & Demons. I was really expecting Wolverine to be horrible, and while it is certainly cheesy, I found it a watchable popcorn movie. I also liked how they tied it into the previously released X-men movies.
I had no huge desire to see Angels & Demons, but My Man wanted to see it, so we went. Frankly, the only reason The Da Vinci Code was made into a movie was because the book sold a bazillion-jillion copies. No sane person would read that book and think, "Wow this would make a great movie!" But I ended up pleasantly surprised by Angels & Demons. For one thing, I think the story is better than The Da Vinci Code. For another? We've got Ewan McGregor. OK, so it's more than a little dirty that he plays a priest and all I could think about was getting under his robes - but still Ewan McGregor. Hell, he's the only reason that the Star Wars prequels were even remotely watchable. Is it wrong to have naughty fantasies about Obi-Wan Kenobi? Yummers!
My final verdict on both movies is that you can wait for DVD. They were both decent ways to blow through an afternoon, but nothing so spectacular that you'll be missing out on much if you decide to wait.
Still....Ewan McGregor. ::drool::