Wednesday, July 19, 2006

current reading

Big Brother and I finished Inkheart recently. It was written by Cornelia Funke, and having read it once on my own and once with Big Brother, I'm still not sure what I think about the book. The story itself is good, but . . .I'm not quite sure what, but there's a little something about the book, the way the story finally falls out, that just kind of leaves me wanting.

We picked as our next book, The thief of Always by Clive Barker. I read several of his books years ago, but I've not really been reading anything like that lately. I just haven't been reading the creepy stories lately. I'm remembering the book as I read it, and there are certainly some creepy moments in it. There is a pretty mean monster attack and some generally freaky scifi stuff. It's enough that I feel I should throw in the disclaimer because some parents may be uncomfortable with it, but it is certainly written for kids.

I'm rereading a classic that I've considered reading to Big Brother, but he hasn't decided that he wants to yet. I've also not decided whether or not I'm ready for him to hear/read this book either. Of course, I'm rereading the trilogy, yet again, and within the first book, I've gotten my first reminder in Eccentrica Gallumbits. I'm the happy owner of Douglas Adams' trilogy in five parts that is the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in one book. That just seems too much actually, as I'm basically forced to read the entire pile as one book. But I'd do it anyway, regardless of the presentation.

I wonder if the movie is on OnDemand yet. I might have to check. That way when we do read the book, it will be nice and confusing for Big Brother because they are so differently telling the same story, kind of.

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