Monday, April 25, 2005

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Since the Lemony Snicket books are read by kids of all ages, I've read most of them myself and I was interested in seeing the movie. It comes out on DVD tomorrow and I think fans of the series won't be disappointed! I watched it with my 13-year-old son who has read all of the books in thes series and we both felt that the movie followed along with the books.

The movie uses the first three books and a few things happened out of order but, for the most part, it was good. Jim Carrey is excellent and the whole feel of the movie is very much like the books.

Let me know what you think!

Monday, April 04, 2005

Monsoon Summer

Maybe it's not fair to write about a book I haven't read yet but I heard an author speak on Friday at a library conference and she was so good, I want to recommend her book to all of you. Her name is Mitali Perkins and she has written two books Monsoon Summer and The Sunita Experiment. Both books are about young people adapting to life caught between two cultures.

Mitali Perkins spoke about what it's like growing up in the U.S. with parents born in India. Her website is excellent and it also touches on this topic as well.