Thursday, January 31, 2008

Book Review: The Kite Runner

I first heard of this book in October when a friend suggested we do it as a second book club book. Not long after that I was in California visiting my husband's aunt and saw the book on her shelf. I mentioned that we are thinking about doing it for book club and she told me to take it home with me since she had already read it. I brought it home, ready to read and then life happened. So instead I passed it through my family only to hear what an amazing book it was from all of them. Last week I got it back and was actually not reading anything else and so I picked it up. They were right. This is a must read book.
It is the powerfully gripping story of two young men growing up in Afghanistan, each from a different ethnic background. I will admit there are a few hard moments to read, but they leave you better understanding the country, and what first the Russians, and then the Taliban did to it.
The story deals with human nature. Who we are, and who we can become by the paths we follow. It also shows how it is never to late to change your life. It is a tear jerking, heart wrentching, family bonding, book that is well written and worth every turn of the page.
I would give it five stars. If you are looking for something to read I highly reccommend it. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sailor Moon Live Action

The first time I ever saw Sailor Moon was when I was in the Philippines. It was in Tagalog and I didn't understand a word of it, but it looked funny. I stocked up on tons of Sailor Moon, Sailor Venus, Sailor Mars, stationary, but that was about it.
Fast forward to a year and a half ago. I walk into my neighbor's house only to discover Sailor Moon comics on her kitchen counter. Casually I asked "You know about Sailor Moon?" And wham, from that moment on I became a Sailor Moon fanatic. I watched all five season of the cartoon (barrowed from my neighbor), I even stayed up all night finishing the series. I loved season 5 so much that I asked my husband to get it for me last year for Mother's Day. He did without even questioning why a grown woman would want a cartoon for a gift. There is just something about the story that grabs at you.
In October I discovered Sailor Moon Live Action. Yes, they made the cartoon into live action and it is the best. They switched the story line up, gave it a bit more information and depth, added more romance, got super cute actresses that fit the parts perfectly, gave it a killer soundtrack. My favorite part however was how badly it was subtitiled. I laughed the whole way through (except the episode that I cried in). This really is a fun fun show. If you are ever in the mood for a fun show, and you don't mind foreign films and bad subtitles. Check this out.
Now that I am done I will probably have to watch them again, but until I find time to do that, I will just listen to my Sailor Moon Cd and wait for Mother's Day to come again so I can get another season, or maybe the Live Action ones!
In the name of the moon I will punish you!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Thank you Alyson!

Just a big thank you to Alyson for helping me set this up. I have been weary, but have now read all the internet sites on how to keep my blog safe and so I decided to take a plunge. I am now a dolphin in water instead of out!

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