Saturday, October 4, 2008

Had a fun morning at our "Read the Movie...View the Book" meeting. We are a small, but mighty group of book and movie lovers! Since this was our first meeting on a Saturday morning, I brought along a variety of books and movies for the members of the group to consider for future discussions and viewings.

We just started chatting and throwing out ideas...It was great! Once we started talking about a favorite movie or book, the discussion snowballed. We discussed classics like "The Grapes of Wrath," "Rebecca" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" and recent movies based on bestsellers like Robert Ludlum's "Bourne Identity." One of the best suggestions was to read a book that had several movie versions and then watch all of the versions and compare them. Did you know that Jane Austen's classic book, "Emma," not only inspired the 1996 movie, "Emma," starring Gwyneth Paltrow, but also inspired the teen hit, "Clueless," starring Alicia Silverstone!

We decided to read Anne Tyler's quirky book, "The Accidental Tourist." The movie version stars Geena Davis, who won an academy award for her role as an eccentric dog trainer and single mother who befriends travel author, Macon Leary, played by William Hurt. Why this choice? Lots of good discussion potential! And the movie? Lots of good discussion potential!

If you want to have a little fun (and a little intellectual stimulation) come and join us on the first Saturday of every month. Drop the kids off...pick up the groceries on the way home...serve PB&J for lunch...mow the lawn after dinner.

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