Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Sometimes I get an overwhelming feeling when I see a book or a movie or even a person. The feeling is that I KNOW I want to read it, or see it or know them. On the rare occasions that I get those feelings they never prove me wrong.

I remember years ago I was in a Target store and I saw an employee putting out a new book. I rarely buy hardback books unless it's something I have really been waiting for, like the new Steve Alten and James Rollins novels that just came out. I had to shell out the cash for the hard back versions of those because I couldn't wait for paperback. But this particular hard back book really gave me that "vibe" when I saw it. I asked the girl if she knew anything about the book. She said it was a new author but she didn't know anything else.

I had a lot of shopping to do and I didn't really want to splurge 25 bucks on a book right then, so I walked on past. By the time I was finally done shopping I knew I had to go back and pick it up.

I started reading the book that night. I couldn't put it down. It was so good. I read the whole thing in a couple days. That book turned out to be the very first Harry Potter book. Of course a short time later it became a sensation.

A few months ago I saw an advertisement for the movie "Up" and I knew I wanted to go see it because I got that feeling. I finally made it tonight. While the movie certainly didn't get the acclaim that Harry Potter has, it was one of the most charming movies I have seen in ages. The plot line was pretty unique, and it had a really sweet ending. It definitely is not a movie just for kids. If you haven't seen it, go see it before it leaves the theaters. It's well worth the money and you won't be sorry!


Bearly Sane said...

I love kids movies, don't even bother taking the grandkids anymore!

Heather said...


T.Allen-Mercado said...

Thanks for the heads up, no pun intended. I'll search it out!

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