Saturday, February 7, 2009

Perfect for a Rainy Day

Please forgive me for being MIA lately! Not to be a downer but it has a little something to do with two new crowns (and I am NOT talking the sparkly, royal ones!) and frantic chaos about major budget cuts in the school district I work in.Okay, enough of that!
I found two morsels that I HAVE to share with you! Disclaimer: Keep in mind I choose fluffy (sometimes corny) types of entertainment.
Austenland by Shannon Hale
The first was a pleasant surprise since I hadn't really heard of anyone loving this book. WELL, I did! It is the complete fantasy-type (NOT HARRY POTTER FANTASY) book that I love! It was clean and I read it in a day and a half. Like always, it will not change your life BUT it was a lot of fun for me. Beware, if you are not a Jane Austen nut you probably want to steer clear. Final word is that it is pure, plain guilty pleasure reading!
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You've heard me say before that for me to enjoy a movie it has to be pretty to look at. Hence one of the big reasons I hated Benjamin Button. Recently E (who is practically 11) rented Penelope and what a fun little movie it was! I am a sucker for the modern-day fairy tale movies. This one has a great moral, good acting AND is so visually detailed! Check it out on a rainy afternoon and you will not be disappointed!


Rachael Hutchings said...

Ugh, 2 new crowns? You poor thing! I LOVED Penelope! I'll have to get my hands on Austenland, I'm always game for a fun read!

Unknown said...

Loved Penelope, & Austenland!!

Kelsey said...

I have an advanced copy of Shannon Hale's new book. I was laughing out loud on page 3 and I think you'll like it. I'll bring it for you at G-Pa's get together thing.