Sunday, January 8, 2012
NaBloPoMo (7) and (8)
Yes, I did it again...missed yesterday's post. =O( And I forgot the weekend is free writing and I have absolutely nothing creative to say. Oh well, here goes...
Saturday--Saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo today (American version) and I was very impressed. The book was in my top ten of favorite reads from last year and I found the film to be very close to the book. I had already seen the Swedish version of the film before ever reading the book and I liked the actress who played Lisbeth so I was concerned that the actress in the American version wouldn't be as good. Well, I was wrong. She was terrific! I firmly believe that the character of Lisbeth Salander is one of the best female characters ever written so I want her to be portrayed honestly and accurately. David Fincher really did an excellent job with the film. Of course, the story is awesome and the movie is incredibly atmospheric. I highly recommend it.
Sunday--Took down the Christmas decorations and the tree today. Time to get my house in shape...one of the many new years' resolutions! We're having my son's 9th birthday party here next Sunday and I want everything to look nice. I finally got most of my books put in shelves before Christmas (fiction), but I need more bookshelves. I have a ton of fiction books still stacked in front of the (full) shelves and I need shelves for the books in my bedroom (non-fiction, etc.) Just watching for deals on second hand ones on Craigslist. Fingers crossed! It is nice to have my books finally out of boxes. =O)