Category Archives: books
Ahhhh, I love this room. It has all my favorite things – books, a dog, and a snuggly blanket. I’d love to arrange our books this way when we get a new house. And speaking of, I have to get back to cleaning/packing. We are taking soooo long to get this house ready to sell. Sigh.
My boys love ’em – we might need to get this book…
I’m so excited to see Where the Wild Things Are directed be Spike Jonze! It comes out in October, and although I’ve read mixed reviews/opinions on the final version – if it’s as cool as these pictures make it look? It will be amazing.
I can’t even tell you how many times we’ve read this book to the boys. Kris and I both loved it as kids, and it was probably one of the first books we bought when we found out I was pregnant. For a while, it was on the must read list EVERY NIGHT. And we couldn’t just READ it. There were voices, and sound effects, and actions that had to be done, and the boys just ate it up. Actually, we haven’t pulled this book out for a long time. I think we’ll have to dig it out from the bookshelf that has since replaced it with things like Captain Underpants and Goosebumps.
Well, here goes. Confession time…
No, I’m not a 13 year old, but yes – I LOVE TWILIGHT. It all started with the books (I’m on the 3rd one). I know, I know – they’re technically “young adult”. Whatever. Also, they’re pretty easy reads. But isn’t this OK once in a while? Everything can’t be War and Peace. I’m really liking the series of books, so I was excited to see the movie tonight. And it didn’t disappoint – Edward was amazing.
Anyway. Usually Kris and I can discuss everything – especially books and movies because our tastes tend to be very similar. However, he is SO ADAMANTLY against these books I cannot even tell you. Well, I’ll try. Basically, he has a problem with the vampires in the book. He says they aren’t real vampires. Guess what buddy?! Vampires AREN’T real. But he has this idea of what a vampire SHOULD be, based on movies he’s seen and books he’s read. He has issues with the fact that they don’t eat humans, they don’t sleep in coffins, they don’t have fangs. But most of all, he cannot accept the fact that they can go out in the sunlight. Not only can Edward go out in the sunlight – when he does? He sparkles. Yep, like a million tiny diamonds he sparkles. And he is beautiful.
So, Kris argues all these points with me, and you know how I respond?
I DON’T CARE.