Stace’s eldest daughter, Hermione (YES! I finally thought of a good name for her that she’ll LIKE) (update from 2020 – I have NO recollection of calling her that. Her name is Lauren, I’m noting that because I have not recollection of calling her Hermione on this blog) recommended the book, Because of Winn Dixie to LilZoot and I to read. It turns out there is a movie adaptation for the book coming out some time this year. IMDB swears that Dave Matthews (the musician) is playing one of the main characters. If this is true? I’m going to be ALL OVER this movie when it comes out…
What was my point?
Oh yeah, the book. LilZoot finished it on Monday and INSISTED that I read it as soon as possible. It’s a relatively short book so I knew it would only take a day for me to read. I started it yesterday on my lunch break and got halfway through it. I called LilZ on my way home from work to say, “When I get home, I’m sitting in the car and finishing this damn book. Do NOT interrupt me until it is done and if it ends badly? You and Hermione are going to PAY big time for making me read it.” Luckily – it ended just as beautifully as it began.
I don’t ask for much of you guys. I know we all have different tastes and just because I love it doesn’t mean you will (it just means you SHOULD). However – you MUST. READ. THIS. BOOK….NOW! Seriously. Go buy it. If your children can’t read yet? Read it to them, it’s very short. If your children can read? You still need to read it too. And if you have no children? Who cares! Go read it anyway! It’s a wonderful story about a dog. And it looks like Dave Matthews is going to be in the movie version (although – from the cast list alone at IMDB, its obvious there is going to be a big difference between the book and the movie)! And it’s just beautiful. Truly. Do you need any more convincing? Well, I also need someone to talk about it with…So do it for me!