A weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey.
I skipped last week's meme post as nothing had changed. I had more progress over the weekend, finishing the book I've been on for about two weeks, and acquired some early bookish Xmas goodies :)
On Friday, the final Harry Potter movie was released on DVD/BluRay and all 8 movies were packaged in a box set. There were only 2 box sets (!) left on the shelf at Future Shop and one is now mine :) I've now seen all 8 movies and they were fantastic (didn't doubt it from the start). If I had to choose, I think Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix were the strongest movies. I loved how the film tweaked Lupin and Snape's role in PoA and Imelda Staunton was the perfect Dolores Umbridge. Oooh...she was nasty :D Unfortunately, this set doesn't have many bonus features but no big deal.
I also (finally) found a copy of It by Stephen King, which I'm starting today. All I know is it involves a freakish clown :D And I picked up book #3 of the Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (still need to read book #2), and The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler as I appear to have misplaced my original copy.
And lastly, I got two DVDs:
Sense & Sensibility
Emma Thompson's adaptation of Jane Austen's novel was bright and refreshing, making the relationships between characters stronger than I felt the novel lead on.
What's Up Doc?
A hilarious modernized (for the time) screwball comedy.
P.S. I forgot to mention that I also snagged a 10th anniversary edition copy of Bag of Bones by Stephen King. The cover is different than this one.
Read This Week: (1)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter- Carson McCullers
This was a heartbreaking but beautiful book. It reminded me of To Kill a Mockingbird with its depiction of coming of age in the South during the Depression. Review coming soon.
Currently Reading: (3)
It- Stephen King
I'm going to start this today. I've been meaning to read this for a long time!
U2 by U2- U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.)
My Life- Bill Clinton
Reviews This Week: (1)
An Exaltation of Larks- James Lipton
Next to Read:
My options are wide open :)