Day 2: Favorite Movie
Well, I'd have to go with a movie series that just had the third movie come out...
Yep, The Chronicles of Narnia!!!
I absolutely loved the first movie, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It stuck very close to the storyline of the book and I could overlook small differences. I really loved everything about this movie--especially the contrasting colors. =P
I have to say that I was very, disappointed in the second movie, Prince Caspian. I strongly disliked how it seemed like they took the characters from a story and ran with them, leaving the story to the wind. I hated how they took Aslan's character and made him unimportant and removed the strong character/position that he had in the book. I could go on and on but I'll stop ranting now...on to the newest release!
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was a big improvement from Prince Caspian yet it lacked oh, I don't know the strong feeling from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Caspian was much improved. ;) Eustace was perfectly obnoxious. =P Repecheap was just as charming and entertaining as usual. Lucy just as believing and relatable as before. Aslan had his powerful position back.
I actually liked the addition of the seven swards. It added an accomplishment to the movie since they took away the 'sailing to the end of the world' goal.
The green mist was okay.
I disliked how they changed the islands and combined them, but I understand that it would make for a very long movie otherwise. However, I think that part could have been done better.
I loved the dufflepuds!! =D That part was one of the best parts in the whole movie. =D
The scene with the painting was absolutely amazing!
...alright, I'll stop rambling and get on to today's topic
Day 3: A Favorite Book
Oh, dear! I have way to many 'favorite' books...I could give you an almost neverending list...
I could go back to books I read over and over when I was younger...Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, The Summerhill Secrets, Elsie Dinsmore, Dixie Morris, Mandy, The Cooper Kids, Dear America, The Seven Sleepers etc...
or I could go more recent to The Hidden Hand, This Present Darkness & its sequel Piercing the Darkness, Ishmael & its sequel Self Raised, Anne of Green Gables, etc...
but I think I'll go with the book that my friend just suggested to me and I'm reading now...Tintenherz(Inkheart) by Cornelia Funke.
If you read my previous post, you know that I've only made it partway through this rather large book. However, I've already noticed that this book has a very unique plot--which is something I really enjoy--and because I'm reading it in German it is a stretch for me. I normally(by normally I mean books in English) read books very quickly. Even though I'm whizzing through I still catch all the little details and that way I can read more/longer books. Let's just say that reading in German is a very different story. To say the least.
Read a sentence in German. Pick up all that I can recognize. Read the same sentence in English then reread the sentence in German. Pick up anything I missed. Writing down questions or words to look up later as I go along. Etc...
It is a very time consuming process. But I'm enjoying it. =D The only thing I'm really having problems with is not reading to far ahead in the English version...haha!
Anyways, I'm not going to give you a summary as I haven't finished the book yet--but I'm sure you'll get one once I do. =)
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