I was never a fan of Alice in Wonderland. The drug-induced characters in the Disney animated characters made me cringe. I hated the whole story and I hated how it was targeted to little kids. I have to say though that curiosity (heh, “curiouser and curiouser” indeed!) got the best of me and I couldn’t help but be intrigued by Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland. I’ve known about it since last year, and I have been keeping an eye out on latest updates / trailers. Since I never really read the books, (I technically didn’t even know it was based on a book until a week or two ago. Shocking, really.) I did not know what to expect for this movie except for the fact that Alice is obviously older and she comes back to Wonderland.
Loreal, Sunny, and I went to see the movie on Friday in 3D. (Is it just me or does every movie come out in 3D nowadays?) I was really giddy to see Johnny Depp because Johnny Depp is Johnny Depp, and who wouldn’t want to see him up on the big screen? For the most part, I was pretty aware of the casting. Helena Bohnam Carter was especially fun to watch with her gigantic head. I have to say that I quite forgot that Alan Rickman (SNAPE!!!) was also in the movie. Sunny, who was sitting next to me, looked at me at the same time the Blue Caterpillar came on the screen, voicing my thoughts exactly. I guess once you’ve heard Alan Rickman’s voice, you can’t get that sultry sound out of your head! I think that other than the sexual tension between Alice and the Mad Hatter, the caterpillar was the highlight of the movie.
Yesterday, we celebrated my little sister’s birthday. A big fan of bowling, we had a little party for her and her tiny classmates at a local alley. It was kind of fun to see her little friends and finally put faces to their names. Anja talks about them a lot with enthusiasm, as she recalls her school days. It was quite funny to see them all in a relaxed environment, the boys jostling around and poking fun at each other while the girls remained complacent for the most part while they bowled. She had a lot of fun and a good birthday party!
And now for some pimping…. Ever since I won a giveaway on GoodReads, I’ve been looking through the giveaway page every now and then to find more interesting books that I wouldn’t mind scoring a copy of. Low and behold, imagine my surprise when I saw a giveaway competition for Fever Crumb!!! Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve is one of the books I got to read over internship. I think I helped out in editing a bit, but I can’t say that I was much of a help. (One area that I need to improve upon if being an editor is truly my calling….) Well, GoodReads is giving away 100 copies of the book!!! That’s a lot. Last time I checked there were almost 700 entries. So yeah, do the math and you get a pretty good chance of snagging a copy. Since I do have one already, I felt that it was unfair of me to try and win another. But I do want to spread the love of this well-written and addicting book. It isn’t normally something I would read, but Reeve has an incredible way of story-telling. Click here to enter the contest on GoodReads!