In the same vein - has anyone out there seen the Narnia movie yet, and if so, what did you think of it? I'm really looking forward to seeing it, but I want to re-buy and reread the book first. Those Narnia books, I believe, were yet another case of the precocious reader tackling something before she was ready, and, thus, abandoning it. The same thing happened with Rebecca - a book my mother still swears by - as well as countless others. I had the whole set - all seven books, or however many there were - but I sold it back to the Bookmine when I was around middle school age. I really enjoyed The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but never got into any of the others, and I couldn't very well sell a boxed set with one of the books missing, so... off it went. But when I get home I'm going to buy it, as well as Memoirs of a Geisha, which is apparently also out, or coming out, as a movie. The book has been recommended to me by countless people and somehow I never read it. Am looking forward to remedying that situation.
The packing situation is, well, progressing. I don't have to go to class anymore, so I'm in the process of throwing away old papers and notebooks that I no longer need, picking out the few gems (nearly all creative writing) that I want to save. Three outfits, a few miscellaneous clothing articles, a paperback book, and a couple of toiletry items are the only things that still have to go into the big suitcase, so the weight limit won't be exceeded by any substantial amount - maybe 3kg or so.
I need ideas for things to do with Flat Stanley. He's had 'traditional Dutch' hutspot, he's ridden a bike, he's been in a shoe (for Sinterklaas), he's been on a train, and he's bought postcards for his class in Massachusetts, but what else can I do with him? Ideas from the peanut gallery?