Friday, March 14, 2008


I picked up Fantastic Mr. Fox for two reasons. First, I love Roald Dahl. Second I love We Anderson movies and apparently he's working on an animated film based on this book.

It is, of course, pretty cute with wonderful descriptions of the three farmers. Can't wait to see the film.

I appear to be pretty firmly hooked on nonfiction reads anymore. The Day the World Came to Town deals with all the flights suddenly grounded in Gander, Newfoundland after the US closed its air space on September 11th. Its the sweetest read!

A small island of 10,000 people is suddenly host to over 6,000 people from around the world. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy about the world in general.

I listened to the audio version of World War Z, and I'm blown away by how much I enjoyed this book. War stories aren't usually my thing. Neither are zombie stories. But this is fantastic! Written in a journalistic style with some big name people reading different parts, it was hard to stop listening to. I loved the made-up slang expressions that felt so natural to the story telling. SO many people I know are getting copies of this book from me.

It wasn't until I was all finished and raving about the story that I found out that the audio version is abridged. Normally, I would be angry about this. I hate abridged stories. I don't care if it is forever long to listen to a whole book, I want the whole thing dammit! However, I felt kind of a rush when I found this out because its a great excuse to get the book and dive right back into the story once again. (However, I'm gonna be so much more cautious about these audio books and their tricky abridgedness).

1 comment:

Jenni-Raie said...

thanks muchos for this recommendation! i'm going to get it for my boyfriend. but shhhh!