Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
I write stories in my head all the time. I see a leaf of odd colors and I make up a story about the leaf. I see a house that doesn’t quite fit the neighborhood and I make up a story about the occupants. If I were a writer, this is the book I would write. I would have this type of storyline, in this type of setting, with these characters saying most of these same things.
I believe this is her first nationally (internationally?) published book, and really what a promising start! The story is a cross between Practical Magic and a Mary Stewart short novel. One specifically springs to mind. A couple of times the story went to a predictable point but I can forgive that. This is a fast read, with characters you’ll know quickly. Light and easy with nothing to offend. I can’t wait to get my hands on her second book.
Twilight – the movie.
My sister and I went to see this today. All of you who didn’t fall prey to the phenom go ahead and get your guffaws out of the way now. I really enjoyed the books, and so I was scared to see the movie. Even more so after I saw the Today show interview with the two stars who played Bella and Edward. They were gawky and uninspiring to say the least. Then to see the pipe toking actress a few days later just about did me in. I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to get over the image of that and be able to suspend reality and enjoy the movie. I’m happy to say I was wrong. I enjoyed the movie! It had a great feel. Sort of like the book I just read, not to heavy, but enough story to keep you interested. I think the casting was spot on. I’ll be waiting patiently for the next one!
I don’t know if I would bother if you’re not a fan of the books, or a young girl. I’m just not sure it will have the same impact.