A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

 

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It had been years since I read Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Maybe late twenties or closer to mid twenties. Hard to say.  It wasn’t my first time. I did read it as a kid. It’s the first book in a series. After re-reading it, I might eventually continue on with the books. First, I’ll have to tackle the other books on my ever growing list. Anyways, back to Wrinkle in Time. I did enjoy reading it again. I finished it pretty much in the morning and afternoon. There had been so much I had forgotten. As I was reading it, I remembered some and had forgotten some. Would I say the book was better than the movie? In some cases, yes. Both in this case. I like both in their own way.

Now to the movie. When I first heard Chris Pine was in it. I won’t lie, excitement hit. It is Chris Pine after all. Beard and all, you gotta love him.

We meet Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace. They go on a mission to find Meg and Charles Wallace’s father. The three go along with the three witches; Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which. Although, I don’t think in the movie they were called witches. Where in the book they are called witches. The six of them travel through a tesseract. Think of it as a wrinkle in time. The tesseract is a dimension that makes time travel go a lot easier. I won’t get too much into it, because I don’t want to spoil the book or the movie. As they look for Mr. Murry, they go on an adventure. Not the safest adventure, but it’s definitely something the three won’t forget.

I did find the ending went pretty quick. I know they can’t do every scene in the book, but I kind of wish they had shown more of Aunt Beast. I had pictured her in a certain way. I had looked forward to seeing how they visualized  her. We had a second to see her. She looked like a jellyfish in that quick second. Not how I pictured her. I always pictured her a cross between Big Foot and an octopus.

This movie though I think was done at the right time. I remember it being done in the early 2000’s. But, with today’s graphics. They did so much more. This is one of those movies were computer graphics can come in handy.

Hope to see it one more time before it leaves the theater.

Hot Topic/Barnes & Noble Haul

You know I can’t refuse a good sale, especially when it comes to Hot Topic or Barnes and Noble.

First up, is Barnes and Noble. It happens to be next to the movie theater, which I just happened to be at. So, of course I had to stop by.
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I’ve had this one on my list for awhile and when I saw it on the bargain shelf, I knew it was time to buy it. It is young adult. It’s based off real events of Alexander the Great. Sadly, that’s all I remember. Sad, isn’t it? I bought the book, you would think I would remember more about it. Can I just say that I love the fact Barnes and Noble has more bargain books that are young adult. I wish there was a bigger selection though. This book and another were two new ones. Where the rest had been on the bargain shelf for awhile.

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Next up, is Caroline. I’ve also had this one on my list. I’m excited to read this one. Laura Ingalls Wilder was one of the first authors I remember. Plus, I was a fan of the show as a kid. I can’t wait to read this from Caroline’s point of view.  I want to say it takes place before the beginning of the first book in the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

I had been good and haven’t been on Hot Topic’s website in awhile.  One day I just happened to find myself online. I usually will wait for the sales.

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Loved Ashoka in The Clone Wars, and was happy to see her on Star Wars Rebels. I have other thoughts on her character, but you’ll have to wait for that. I have a Rebels post planned with spoilers. Anyways, when I found out about this. I had to get it. You are never too old for these. Right now, she is hanging out with my Rainbow Brite.

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I can always use another pair of sweatpants and why not get some that show the school I was sorted into. Haven’t had a chance to wear the pants yet, but looking forward to it.

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Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney cartoon. When I came across this bag, I had to get it. I used it for church today. It fits my book and notebook. Love it!

Supernatural/Scooby-Doo Crossover

supernatural-scooby-dooCan I just say how excited I am for the Supernatural and Scooby-Doo crossover? Growing up, I loved Scooby-Doo. I still have my stuffed animal of Scooby-Doo and poster my mom framed for me. I don’t care how old I get, I’ll love those items for as long as possible. Of course, Supernatural is one of my all-time favorite shows out there. So having these two together? This episode is going to be epic. I can’t wait to see it. Here is the teaser for the episode.

Class of 1998

Hard to believe, but it’s been almost twenty years since I graduated from high school. Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday I was preparing for my last few months of high school. I would get to spend my last few months doing a senior project. Mrs C., my English teacher was my advisor for the project. I worked with a pre-school. Who would have thought? Me working with kids? I definitely was a different person back than. I wondered what changed to where I like four legged children the best for kids.

At the same time as I was preparing for my soon graduation, I thought I couldn’t wait to see friends again. They would meet my husband and children.  I would show them pictures of the children. Mind you, this was before cell phones. So, my idea at the time would be to carry pictures in my wallet. 

Twenty years ago if you asked me if I would go to my reunion. I would comment, “duh..of course.”  If you asked me now? I would bite my lip and ponder. Maybe say, “I don’t know. Maybe?” Where in the past twenty years did I change my mind? I’m betting the last five years.

When it had been time for my ten year. I didn’t even know about it. Nothing as for as I knew had been planned. I found out from former classmates we did have one. I believe it was at a bar. I heard not many people went. I would have loved to see around 800 people in a bar.

Five years later, people tried to get everyone together and do a fifteen year reunion. We went to a local restaurant. Again around 800 in my class. Maybe under 100 showed up? I worked at the time with a former classmate. She didn’t even hear about it. I think word only had gotten around thanks to Facebook. I did enjoy seeing old friends. I reconnected with them. There were a couple there I avoided at the same time. As I talked with my former classmates, I wondered what might be going through their head. Was I married? Any kids? What’s wrong with her? It was bad enough I was nowhere near where I thought I would be. Not even close. If my eighteen year old self saw me. She would have shaken her head.

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Thanks again to Facebook, I added classmates to my Facebook. Five years later, there are some I have unfriended or they had unfriended me. We either lost interest or I realized who they truly were. Which brought up other questions like, why was I even friends with them? If I go to the reunion, will they question why I unfriended them? I do still have friends on Facebook, of course. Those are friends I would want to see at the reunion. Okay, no. There are a couple I haven’t unfriended yet, but I’m getting close to. I’m sure they wouldn’t even notice I unfriended them. For those I want to see again? I don’t need a 20 year reunion. I could just message them to hang out.

I lost touch with a lot of people and feel like the reunion would be awkward. I haven’t even seen anything listed about it. If there is no reunion, I probably would be okay. If the reunion takes place and I miss out on it? Would I regret not going? If I regret, there is always the 30th reunion. Right?

So, do I go? What did you do or plan on doing?

Christopher Robin Trailer

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As I got older, my interest for Winnie the Pooh went away. I couldn’t see why others liked Pooh, or even Piglet..for example.

Lately though, I’ve become interested in re-reading Winnie the Pooh. Is it my tastes that are changing? Or, is it the child in me thats hiding that wants to rediscover Winnie the Pooh?

Check out the teaser for Christopher Robin.

Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult has been on my TBR for awhile. I finally managed to read it thanks to book club. On Goodreads, I gave it a four star. I wish you could do half or quarter stars. I feel like this one should have been more of a 4.25 rating.

This would be my second book by Jodi Picoult. I read My Sister’s Keeper and I remember crying when I picked it up. I wondered if the same thing would happen with this one. I didn’t cry, but it definitely kept my interest.

We have three characters we follow throughout the book. I would say Ruth, is the most important. Why you ask? We follow her life as it changes from good to worse. Ruth is a nurse that helps deliver babies. One day she is confronted with something that changes her life forever. All because of a request by a patient. Due to consequences and not obeying orders, not only she is affected by this. But, so is her son. Ruth was a very in depth character. Picoult I felt, wrote her so well. Reading her point of view makes you think. I’ve never been in that situation. What Ruth is going through, is unfortunately an issue that is going on today. You see it on the news and in person. To be put into Ruth’s head made me think even more. I’ve seen plenty of it on the news and out in public. But, to read the thoughts? I think it helped me look more into the eyes of whats going on. Guarantee, it is a book and I know it’s fiction. But, it does help.

I did like Kennedy, Ruth’s lawyer. But, not much to really say about her. She was like me I guess in a way. Where you think you know stuff, but you don’t always know everything.

Turk, is the third point of view. Could not stand his character. Unfortunately, I see many people like him in reality.  People who only see one way and refuse to open their eyes to the world. If there was one thing I would have liked to see with his character? It was more of an ending. I feel like Picoult wrapped up his character too fast. I know the epilogue takes place six years later and technically, she did the same with Ruth. But, I felt with Turk. We could have had a little more. I don’t want to go further into it because that would spoil it.

I want to say so much more about the book, but this is one you’ll want to read for yourself. It covers an issue that is going on in our world and will make you think. If you have read the book and want to discuss more. Please find me on Facebook on my page. I would love to discuss this. If I get enough people, maybe I can create an event for it.