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Books and Movies and Things

Thank you anon, for the v-gift! That made my whole morning!

I only managed to read one book last week and it's a children's book, so that barely even counts as actual reading. *embarrassed* It was The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren. The book was published in 1973 and I wanted to read it because I'd heard the brother relationship was similar to Sam and Dean. The older brother takes care of the younger brother, the older brother carries the younger out of a fire, the younger brother has to work up courage to save his older brother, they sacrifice themselves for each other, etc. SOUNDS FAMILIAR TO ME. Wiki even lists "platonic love" as a theme because the two boys are sooo into each other, much like Sam and Dean. Interpret as you wish.

Because the book is older, it's written in a much different style and it talks about a lot of things kid books now would never touch on, including racism, suicide and death. At one point the boys take a bath in a stream and I admit the illustrations caught me by surprise -- they were full frontal.

The book was ok and I liked some of the themes and ideas. The ending really threw me though and ruined the book a bit for me sadly.

I watched Rachel Getting Married, which I really wanted to see. It also was ok. All the actors did amazing jobs and Anne Hathaway definitely deserved her Oscar nom. But there's no actual plot and I'm not sure I understand the ending, which always annoys me. There was one scene that took my breathe away but mostly it's just slow, with lots of people yelling at each other.

Friday dragojustine and I saw Watchmen. It ALSO was ok. I like the idea of the good guys being bad guys who are good guys who are bad guys, etc., and I understand the theme of what happens when you abdicate responsibility for your own fate to other people, buuuuut...the plot was convoluted and sooooo slow.

This made me laugh and laugh: A reviewer in The Wall Street Journal wrote, "Watching 'Watchmen' is the spiritual equivalent of being whacked on the skull for 163 minutes. Exactly.

I did read some background on the characters after the fact and I admit that made it more interesting. But knowledge of source material shouldn't be required to "get" a movie that's meant to stand alone.

MOVING ON. I finally managed to finish season two of Bones. LOVE. LOVE SO MUCH. Brennan made Booth diiiiiinner. She didn't leeeeave. DESTINED TO BE TOGETHER. *swoon*

Last week I made homemade spinach lasagna and it was SO GOOD. Today? Homemade fajitas!

This video cracks me up. It's Lex Luthor requesting a $100 billion bailout from the government. He blames Superman. *grin*

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