Monday, March 26, 2012
Movies...A Tool For Reading?
As is typical in life these days, my weekend went by crazy fast. Darling Divas voice lessons on Friday night, shopping and general have to get done chores on Saturday and a whirlwind of things on Sunday one of which being a promise I made to Darling Diva over spring break. Finish reading The Hunger Games book and I will take you to see the movie.
Yes, parents will use any tool available to get their kids to read.
~Interesting side note: I think my mother cursed me... You know how parents at one point or another say to their kids, "You just wait until you have a child of your own!" Yeah, for my mom it always revolved around reading. LOL No matter how hard she tried, when I was young, she could not pull my nose from a book. Yard work bored me, cleaning was a punishment to my way of thinking and sports...no thank you, all the things my mom enjoyed brought tears to my eyes. So as the killer of my mom's simple dreams for me (as all children do growing into themselves) she always warned "You just wait...your child will hate reading!" Guess what, she was right! Okay, hate's maybe too strong of a word for Darling Diva's feelings of the written word, but she can always find something else to do when I suggest reading.~
Anyway, back on target... Apparently this movie was worth the cost of reading, because Darling Diva did finish the book...and started the next one, Catching Fire, because she like Hunger Games that much. So I got tickets for opening weekend. I'd hoped to have more time to read the book myself before seeing the movie, but no such luck. I wanted to encourage her to read more and that meant following through on my promise. However, seeing the movie before the book has not diminished my interest in reading the story...the movie was incredibly compelling and paralleled RL society in so many ways. The book and movie have started many meaningful conversations between DD and I about starving people, our responsibilities as good and caring people in the world and even love/war/death.
Stop by tomorrow and see why I'm firmly on Team Gale and not Team Peeta like my daughter. :)
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