Secret Chambers, Elephants, and Horrible Movies.

Another one of my resolutions was to FINALLY read all of Harry Potter! I just finished book two! I can't believe it has taken me so long to read these books. They truly are wonderful and magical, and even though the second book isn't as exciting as the rest of them, I was still flipping pages like a mad fool to finish it. It's has been a while since I've even seen the Chamber of Secrets movie and I had completely forgotten what was in the chamber of secrets. Well I know partly was was there of course, but I don't want to spoil anything so I will stop there. So now we sit and wait for book three to show up at the library. Harry is pretty hard to get hold of in these parts. Actually ordering anything in to the library seems to take much longer these days. Which brings me to why I bought Water for Elephants.

At the top of my mental bucket list sat" Join/Start a book club" and about a month ago, one of my good friends and I just started a facebook group. Were reading Water for Elephants this month. I have no idea how to run a book club but the members seem to be really excited about it. I particularly don't care to much for the subject matter of the club, just to be around other people who have read the same book I have, to drink a few glasses ( or bottles!) of wine, and to talk about what we liked and didn't like about the book are just fine and dandy to me. I am SO excited. It's finally a bridge between my online life, my free time life and my social life. I couldn't be happier.

And lastly for this post- one more thing I MUST tell you. As you may have read in my last post- I read and loved Snow Flower and the Secret fan by Linda See. I recommend that book to all women, I love it THAT much. I was skeptical to see the movie but last night I had the chance to rent it. It was the worst book-to-movie translation I have ever seen in my life. A totally abomination of the book. Yes,it focused on friendship- the main theme of the book, but the book had so much deep,and dark,and beautiful cultural aspects that the movie didn't even glance upon. I was SO appalled. I would be furious if I was Linda See. Even as a stand alone film, it was bad. I still cant get over how bad it was. I'm almost hurt that this beautiful book was totally destroyed in the movie. Ruined my Night
So that's my rant of the day. I havent had much time to write a quality blog post in a while but I just want to stay connected!