On Sunday I finished reading Harry Potter. Yes I'm several years late in reading it!!
It took me about 100 pages to really get into it. I'm just not that into fantasy books. I'm more of a chick-lit kinda girl. But once I got into it, it was really good!
Last night D and I watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (why do they call it the Sorcerer's stone in the movie and the Philosopher's stone in the book??). I really liked it and it was neat to see how I imagined the characters to look to how they were presented in the movie. Usually once I have read a book that has been made into a movie I always think the book is better, however in this case I think they did an excellent job at sticking to the storyline.
Now I am reading Generation A by Douglas Coupland. Anyone heard of it before?? He also writes J-Pod and Generation X which I think are his more popular novels. I am about one-third of the way through and it's been quite humourous and a little strange. Basically it's about 5 people (each chapter is written from a different character's perception) in different parts of the world. It takes place in the future 2024ish. All the bees on the planet have vanished, so it's a darker world without the pollenation of bees, and then these 5 people get stung by a bee in their part of the world. They are taken in for testing to see if they are connected in some way.
It's been an interesting read so far. D recommended the book to me. It's funny and I like learning about the personalities of the 5 characters. For example, one is addicted to World of Warcraft, one is from North Bay, Ontario and has Tourettes, one lost his family in a tsunami, and another is a very interesting corn farmer. Hope to do a little more reading today!