I finished The Golden Compass this morning (I only read the first book, but this is the set I have – apparently you have to show all three). I thought it was a great. It took me a little while to get into it, but as soon as Lyra joined the Gyptians, I was hooked. I initially read it just because I wanted to see the movie and I have to read books first, but now I’m looking forward to the rest of the series on its own (the same thing happened with Harry Potter). I think its great that the main character is a little girl. Lyra is a great role model for young girls. She’s strong, smart, fearless, and not afraid of flouting authority. She’s right up there with the Jo Marches and Elizabeth Bennets of the world in my eyes.
I’m now reading A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. I’ve been looking forward to reading it since I finished The Summer in Paris. I think if I had a time machine, 1920s Paris might be one of the first places I went.
I’m also going to see Atonement later today. Ben just finished the book and we want to see how the movie compares.