Hey, are you busy?

24 January, 2009
Rat Fink

Just askin’. Because it’s Saturday, and there should be some relaxing in your future. Yet, I am busy, for good reasons and not-so-good reasons.

Good Reasons:

  • I’m fixing to bake a 3-layer marble cake. It’s Jon’s (my future son-in-law) birthday feast tonight, and that’s his fave dessert. I do love cooking/baking/general culinary fun. It’s one of exactly three things in life I’m good at. Update, 12:25 p.m. – it’s done. Yay! On to the lasagna…
  • Jakey is coming tonight, too. Yay.
  • I’m putting the finishing touches on some choreography I started last night.
  • Simone is coming over to help assemble the lasagna. (Hmm…I think I’ll call Helen and invite her, too…)

Not-So-Good Reasons:

Oh wait. I said I was going to try to be more positive about B***on Uni*****y. Scratch that.

So I read a review on the new Brendan Fraser movie, Inkheart. Critics aren’t too thrilled with it, but it doesn’t matter. I usually don’t much care what critics have to say, as I have often liked movies that they panned. Meh. (But I will admit it is a slippery slope, transferring a book to the screen. You drag along lots of people’s contextual baggage.)

Anyway, I’ve read two of the books in the trilogy (Inkheart and Inkspell). They are very good juvenile fiction. I lost interest after the second one, but I might pick up Inkdeath and add it to the stack of about 14 books that I have to get around to reading.

Last night, I finished the first book in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. I wanted to read it before I saw the movie, which I will rent when it comes out on DVD. I love vampiric stuff, as many of you know, so it was an enjoyable read. I’ll start the next one tonight.

Don’t you just love to read?

Fink out.

Photo credit: New Line Cinema (IMDB)
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Meg
Meg
24 January, 2009 11:49 am

AH! I’m almost done with Twilight. Hey, ya think I could borrow the second one when you’re done? I don’t feel like spending $15 at Barnes & Noble to buy it…or putting my name on a list of 73,469 people at the library to check it out. Ha. Have a fabulous weekend, babe. ReplyRat Fink Reply:January 24th, 2009 at 12:09 pmOf course, Meg! I have all 4 of them and would be glad to loan them to you when I’m done. I usually take several weeks to get through a book because I only read before turning off my light… Read more »

Sam
Sam
24 January, 2009 12:59 pm

I’m not a big fan of the Twilight series. The books and the movie are a little too frivolous for my liking.

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Rat Fink Reply:

Frivolous, eh???

You mean, like, Coldplay-type frivolous, or just frivolous in general?
:P

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Sam Reply:

Ha! Funny gal. General frivolousness, of course.

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Meg
Meg
24 January, 2009 1:22 pm

Sam…Hun, don’t say that if you haven’t cracked the book open or seen the movie. I thought that as well until I decided to see what all the “hulla balloo” was about. Now I love it.
You are coming to see the movie with me by the way. :)

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Sam Reply:

Acutally, I have cracked the first book open and I’ve seen the movie. So there.

Rarr

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Meg Reply:

Liar.

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Kristen
Kristen
24 January, 2009 2:13 pm

Sorry guys! I’m going to have to agree with Sam on this one. I read the books to see what the hype was all about, and I didn’t enjoy them at all. :\

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Rat Fink Reply:

That’s OK, Kristen – we still love ya. :-)

I hope school’s going well!

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Skylar
Skylar
24 January, 2009 3:38 pm

I read the Twilight books as they were published. It was nice being a fan before *everyone* was so obsessed… but they’re still pretty good, I think. I didn’t think you’d be one to like Twilight or Inkheart, honestly. Is Inkdeath out? I didn’t know they’d already translated it. ReplyRat Fink Reply:January 24th, 2009 at 3:48 pmI really liked it, yes! You’d be surprised at the books I’ve read…let’s see… All the Artemis Fowl books The Pendragon books (not all of them, though) Potter, of course The Series of Unfortunate Events series Chronicles of Narnia A bunch of other juvenile… Read more »

Krissy
Krissy
25 January, 2009 8:30 pm

Like Skylar, I started the Twilight series before everyone became obsessed. Skylar recommended them to me actually. I loved them. Have you been on stephaniemeyers.com? She has a pdf file of Midnight Sun. It is Twilight from Edward’s point of view.

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Rat Fink Reply:

No Krissy, I haven’t but I’ll check it out for sure. All I know is that I’m staying up way too late reading this novel!

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