Well I ran out and saw the movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” last Tuesday, and it was good – well-made – but terribly simplified from the book. The book is complicated, as I might have said before, and this movie focuses in on parts of it. I’m glad that I read the book and I can’t wait to read the second. I heard that there is another movie in the works already – maybe coming out this summer? I talked with two people today who saw the movie last night and hadn’t read the book. I’m not sure if they will read it after seeing the movie, and I wonder if it would enhance it either way? The book is a lot less graphic than the movie was – a lot more “matter of fact” about what was happening. I saw the preview of the movie and didn’t know if I’d even like to read the book – and there was a point in the book when I wanted to put it down and stop reading because I thought it was going to get too scary, but it didn’t. It just kept going and kept me in there, wanting to know what was going to happen.
So, that’s that. Can’t wait for more people to finish the book to have the discussion! **Hint Hint**
In the meantime I’ve been reading ‘Firefly Lane” by Kristin Hannah. I’ve read a book or two by her and they are nice easy reads with unique stories. This one is ok but I am a little frustrated with the characters. Hmmm.
I found the Rochester Public Library Book store Blog and they are having online contests each month for “bluestockings.” Evidently, Bluestockings are intelligent, educated women – so it’s the name they’re giving to women in book clubs. July’s contest is to take a picture depicting beach books. I’m not sure I really get it, but I’ll keep following it and see if it’s something we can do.
I also emailed Jenna Blum last week about her book signing at Borders in Ridgeview or wherever. I wasn’t able to go, even though it’s been on my calendar for months. 😦 I asked if she was going to come to Rochester and she asked that I contact B&N and recommend that they contact her publicist, so I did! I hope they do! She said she’d be around MN the month of August so hopefully we can get something to work out. I ordered her new book, “The Stormchasers” and look forward to reading it. She’s such a hoot.
Well, I’m going to finish “Firefly Lane” tonight or in the morning so that I’m ready when my package from B&N arrives!
Off to read!