March 23, 2012

A New Design, More Books, The Littles, The Muppets, and Follow Friday

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I actually bought the Muppets on DVD this week. I haven't been a Muppet film in probably twenty years. I recall watching a few of the movies and The Muppet Babies cartoon series, but I have lost touch with these cute characters. I remember seeing this movie advertise at the theater last year and I thought it would be horrible due to the fact that Jason Segel is in it. Surprisingly, I wasn't annoyed with his character, even though it is unbelievable that Amy Adams' character actually liked him. All the Muppet characters are back, but some of them could have had more screen time, like Fozzie Bear - who didn't have much to do. The movie is cute for kids with enough humor for adults to enjoy it as well.

Last night I watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. I haven't read the books, even though I do have them on Kindle, and I haven't seen the Swedish films either. I was shockingly surprised at the brutal violence in the film, and this is coming for someone who is fan of Spartacus on Starz. The movie is well-acted, beautifully filmed, and the dark mystery keeps you watching till the very end.

I also watched Bag of Bones on DVD which is based on a novel by Stephen King. I bought the book years ago on the bargain shelf at Barnes & Nobles. I read it quickly and loved it. When the miniseries aired back in December, I had other things going on and I didn't get a chance to watch it. Bag of Bones is good, but several things have been changed and left out from the book. I love ghost stories, so I naturally love it despite of it's flaws.

I received The Little: The Complete Collection in the mail on Monday. The short-lived series is based on John Peterson's children books and aired when I was two years old back in 1983. The series only had 29 episodes, one prequel feature film, and one TV Movie. The show aired in reruns for several years after it ended. I'm glad that I found it on DVD and under ten dollars. I've only had a chance to watch a few episodes, but they are just as I remember them. It would be nice to see The Littles have a comeback like the Thundercats did last year.



Only two new reads in the mail this week: The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters Vol. 2 Moonsong written by a ghostwriter; and In Too Deep by Mary Connealy - courtesy of Bethany House. Look for my review of In Too Deep sometime in April. I still need to reread the original Vampire Diaries books before I read the two news series.




Question of the Week:
What is the longest book you’ve read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads?

My Answer:
I would probably have to say the unedited version of The Stand by Stephen King with 1,153 pages. My favorites 600+ would be any novel by Stephen King and the last few Harry Potter books.

3 comments:

  1. Hopping through. I've never read anything by Stephen King. I really should some time.
    My Hop

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  2. I've never been able to get through a whole Stephen King book - I stopped in Pet Sematary when he took like four pages to describe a lamp. But up until that, I loved it... and weirdly enough, he in an amazing script writer!

    Followed, and very interested to check out your future posts!

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  3. I've seen this answer a few times. This book has been recommended to me more than once but the length has made me wary.

    My follow friday

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