Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Janet Evanovich: Plum Lovin' (Audiobook)

I have to admit that these books are my guilty pleasure. When I want a lighter read, I love to listen to or read her books. This is the 2nd of an in between series of her numbered one. In this book it takes place right before Valentine's Day and Stephanie Plum the bounty hunter has to play Cupid to make the holiday special for strangers and her sister. The characters in all Janet Evanovich's books are larger than life but I relate living in the Garden State. This is the perfect beach book but I suggest reading Visions of Sugar Plums first. You would not be disappointed.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

In the Name of the King (Movie)

This movie was extremely disappointing to me. It seemd to be a rip off of The Lord of the Rings. For a movie with such an all-star cast the dialogue was poorly written and the special effects left much to be desired. I would recommend this if you had not seen the better budgeted movies and were looking for a way to waste 90 minutes.

The Other Boleyn Girl (Movie)

This movie was a complete surprise. I thought that I would be bored by just another historical period movie. Well, I could not believe waht a great movie it was. Natalie Portman as Ann Boleyn was a bit of a disappointment but Scarlet Johanson was very talented. This movie even has me so curious that I went online and checked out how historically accurate it was; and it was! I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves this type of movie.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Movie)

I saw this movie and was so impressed. The imagery was stunning and the special effects were amazing. Reading the book afterwards made me not feel cheated (unlike the Harry Potter movies). The actors that were chosen did the characters justice. My only disappointment was that it could not compare to the first movie. It could be that I was spoiled with how it flowed. I hope there will be more movies though.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Book)

I have recently finished the audiobook for Prince Caspian. Having read it after seeing the movie (review for that next) I felt that it gave me a lot more detail. The battles are amazing and it is amazing how the political arena mirrors the arena today (thank goodness we are remotely more civilized). The themes throughout the book such as sorcery, legends, honor interweaved throughout make for an interesting read. Even if you have seen the movie, I would suggest you give this book a try.