Friday, June 30, 2006

Garfield and The Omen

Hubby and I went to see Superman last night. Saw this sign as we waited to go into our theater. I don't know. Something about these two movies in the same theatre creeped me out. You just wouldn't think these would be used in the same sentence.

Superman had a great look, very retro. I thought the new guy was a good fit; nice smile, looked the part, especially in his Clark duds. I liked the new Lois but kept picturing her as a blond surfer. She did a good job. I had to ask about the time line, though. Hubby said that this movie takes place after the second, as if they were acting like movies III and IV never happened. I didn't think I had ever heard of Lois having a kid before and Clark and Lois seemed so much younger than if they were just picking up where the other movies left off. I guess I'm just not up on my Superman story lines and folk lore.

Can't wait to see Devil wears Prada. Gotta love Anne Hathaway. I'm on the wait list for the book at the library. I always love to compare the written and film versions. (Yes, I have to use the library occasionally! I can't buy every book, but I do buy books from my favorites, you know who you are! Gotta support those hard working writers out there, 'cuz you know I'm going to want you to buy mine someday. Word.)

Just finished Eat Cake and am reading Kick-Ball-Change, by Jeanne Ray. Loved Eat Cake. A real family, with real problems, helping each other against odds you wouldn't think were surmountable. A wife and a husband who loved each other. A snotty kid who turned out to be not so bad. A mom and dad with their own set of things to deal with. AND CAKE! I bought a birthday cake just to have around after reading this book, so there is some danger!

Great book lists are another reason I love reading blogs. I don't think I would have found this author if she hadn't been praised by other bloggers. Nice, light summer reading is what I'm all about right now.

Here, here and here are a few sites that have posted about their reading lists lately. Go check them out. You may have to peek around in their archives to find them, but that's half the fun. Beware of the second link, though. Lisa is having a year of reading dangerously, and there's not a lot of light, summery stuff there. I am going to try to read Of Human Bondage this summer. We'll see how that works out.

Thanks for sticking around on this long ramble! Must be the heat.


Sarah Louise said...

Adore just about anything by Jeanne Ray, but Eat Cake is THE BEST! Just went to see Devil Wears Prada--I think I should have paid more attention to Meryl Streep's character. Haven't read the book, tho.

thanks for the comments on my blog!

Sarah Louise said...

ooh! and you linked me! Wowsa!