I love reading, sometimes I can get so involved in a book that I lose myself inside it for hours until I've read it cover to cover, and then sometimes I'm involved but it takes me weeks to finish - because sometimes life gets in the way. The past week or two I've been reading "Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children," I had bought it as a Christmas present for myself and it stood out to me because of all the odd photos that were inside. I love the peculiar so it seemed like something I would get lost in.
I just finished it and the one thing I hate about the end of the book is the lost feeling I get, the left behind and wonderment of what happened next. That I just spend a days getting to know the characters, getting close to each one of them and then they're gone, it's over. I just made a handful of new friends inside my head and now I've got to let them go. Maybe it's because I've been a alittle emotional the past couple days due to my TOM, but the end of the book made it sad, it did leave the end with the possibility of a sequel, which I really hope happens. I know that it has been rumored that Tim Burton wants to make a movie of the book, which would be marvellous, because I think he could do a wonder with it, I just hope it's not a claymation, no offence to his claymation movies, I just want these characters to be real. The one hard part about making it a movie and what made the book so special is that it had photos of it's characters inside. All real, vintage, peculiar film photographs from collectors. Being a photographer and having a love for old photos were the reasons I bought the book.
I can't say as I could tell you if anyone else I know would enjoy the book, there a childish essence to it and it's very mystical and "peculiar." All things of which I like.
I'm about to start another book and will probably make quite a dent in it. I don't have much interest in other escapes of reality these days like partying, drinking and that or even movies and internet aren't keeping me from being sad and lonely today, but reading seems to be doing the trick. So I plan to fill my tub full of hot water and bubbles and read once the sun goes down.
Stay Happy and Read a Good Book!
** Update after writing this I looked up if there would be a sequel and it is to be published next January! I can't wait!