During the weekend we had our first book club meeting... and it was fun catching up with old pals and discussing books, movies, book fairs and just about anything. I finished reading Inkheart too, and it is a pretty good book... this is one of those rare coincidences where you find that the movie is as good as the book. I liked the way every chapter in Inkheart started with a small passage from well know books, that gave us an inkling of what the chapter deals with. There was this curse on book thieves in the book that made me laugh at the sheer intensity of it... but I think I should memorise it.
For him that stealeth, or borroweth and returneth not, this book from its owner,
Let it change into a serpent in his hand and rend him
Let him be struck with palsy, and all his members blasted.
Let him languish in pain, crying aloud for mercy, and
Let there be no surcease to this agony till he sing in dissolution.
Let bookworms gnaw his entrails... and when at last he
goeth to his last punishment, let the flames of hell consume him forever.-Curse on Book Thieves
from the Monastry of San Pedro, Barcelona, Spain.
How scary is that...