Wednesday, July 13, 2005


It's too hot here in my tiny attic room (29C which is about 84F in "old money"), to stay on the PC for long, but that's OK because I just wanted to take a few minutes to plug blogs by a couple of people I know from the Child_Lit emailing list, of which I'm a member.

The first blog is Book Moot by Camille Powell, who's a Tolkien fan, like me. I love the quote at the head of her Blog: "She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." from Louisa May Alcott - this could have been written about me, easily !

The second is Wayfarers All by Kerry Byrna. She's currently very enthusiastic about the forthcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie, featuring Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore (who played Peter Llewelyn Davies in Finding Neverland).

It was the latter film that convinced me there was more to Johnny Depp than his crazy turn as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean; not being much of a movie-goer in my youth (largely owing to living about 20 miles from the nearest cinema, having no car and little spare cash), I hadn't seen Depp in anything before I saw "Pirates". Finding Neverland really was a surprise to me, since Depp's role in it is far more straight than Jack Sparrow. So, like Kerry, I'm interested in the new adaptation of Roald Dahl's book, although being in the UK, I've got to wait another 2 weeks before I can see it ! Still, those two weeks will soon pass...


Seeker said...

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Michele said...

The only thing lurking under my bed is dust !