Movies and Books, Love ’em
Jack and I took Kay to see The Princess and the Frog. I expected to sit through another kiddie movie while I mentally made a grocery list, etc. But surprise, it was fun!
When you consider all the man hours, and all the magnificent talent that went into making this Disney production, it is impressive. But I wasn’t thinking of that as I heard that Cajun firefly warn “Don’t make me light up my butt!”, or watched the swamp funeral, or listened to all the great music by Randy Newman.
Just happen to be reading a book about New Orleans. The horror of Hurricane Katrina leaps off the page. So to see these lovely drawings of the city before the hurricane are lovely, and a bit saddening too.
And in regard to books, I am awaiting my Christmas gift to myself. A Kindle from Amazon. I have rationalized the purchase this way. It is getting difficult to hold a book in my hands for any length of time. You know…four or five hours. So I finally bought into the hype. Yesterday I hit Amazon again and preloaded it with three books while it is yet in the UPS delivery system. Downloaded and ready to read when it arrives. (If that isn’t magic, what is?) It is the dimensions of a paperback, but as thick as a pencil.
The Kindle will hold 1,500 electronic books. I don’t know if one can pass books on to another Kindle or PC, but I’m sure there is some method to donate them afterwards. There is an adjustment for the size of print, and lighting…so one can read in the dark or bright sunlight.
No more packing 6 books for a trip, or stacking them around the house, or buying them for twice the price! Yeah, $10 for a new hardcover that would go for $25 plus.
Reader’s review down the road.
Wishing you a blessed Christmas,
Jack and Dorothy