I'm now shaking my head to the beat of Avril Lavigne's Skater Boy but I'll try to write my 3rd Sunday Salon post!
So, I finally finished The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray a few days ago. My full review can be found here. I keep repeating this and I'm going to say it again. It took me more than a month to read it but I enjoyed every page. =) Oh yes, sometimes it was kind of draggy but it all fitted in the story. Towards the ending though, some things didn't make sense, especially Felicity who suddenly turned out to be gay and is looking forward to going to Paris to find more of her kind there.
After all, the book is all about rebellion and going against the rules. The sad thing is, Gemma doesn't get something she wants. I'm not going to reveal it to those who haven't read the book yet.
Anyway, how would you pronounce 'Gemma'? I thought it was 'Gemma' like g in get but apparently it's pronounced as 'Jemma' like g in gesture.
Two nights ago, I watched 'The Scarlet Letter' starring Demi Moore and Gary Oldman on DVD. Again, it's about a married woman who broke the 'rules' by being different in a society of Puritans. Thinking her husband dead, she had an affair with the local minister and was pregnant with his baby. I decided to read the book which was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne right after the movie but found it tedious and boring. I think I shouldn't have started with the Introduction chapter (The Custom-House - Introductory), which has nothing to do with the story at all. It's got nothing to do with the story, right?
So I gave up on that book and went on to read The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Now at Chapter 15. It's a cute and funny story about a tiny mouse (Despereaux) with large ears who falls in love with a human princess! The mouse's mom is French and immensely pessimistic. And Despereaux has been sent to the dungeon since he has broken a few mouse rules.
The book won the prestigious Newbery Medal in 2004. It has also been made into a movie and I don't know when it'll be shown in Malaysia.