Following the Herd

What an interesting weekend...Thanks to AMC I got absolutely no reading done. Not even one page. I was glued to my television because of their The Walking Dead marathon. Saturday AND Sunday. I love that show. Season 2 was so good and I'm uber excited for season 3. C'mon October.

I did watch two movies based on books. I first was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). I felt this one and the older one (2009) were pretty evenly matched. I liked how they showed the clues being put together in the 2011 more than in the other. Also, being the vain person that I am, I thought the central cast was more attractive in the 2011 version. The woman who played Lisbeth from the 2009 was a pretty good fit, but the Lisbeth (Rooney Mara) in the 2011 was more of what I envisioned in my head....Daniel Craig is Daniel Craig (You can read my review of the book here)

The other movie was Battle Royale (2000). I was supposed to read the book and compare it to The Hunger Games, but I couldn't resist watching when I saw it on Netflix...I think everyone should watch it. It's just so damn entertaining. The cinematography is terrible, the acting is far from top notch, but the violence is pretty awesome. 

A brief update on the other books I'm reading to follow the herd:
1Q84 - can't put it down.
A Clash of Kings - very good. Not as far along into the story as I'd like to be. I blame the zombies.

Whenever I do finish these two monsters-of-a-book, I'll most likely be reading these next:


  1. The book thief is a very good book. I read it to get a little perspective for my history A-level course and ended up quoting it in some coursework despite it being fictional.

    1. That's good to hear...I have no idea when I'll get around to it.

      Thanks for commenting!