Thursday, 28 May 2009

Beezus and Ramona: The Film


When I was small I used to love reading. A-novel-a-weekend sort of book lovin'.

I was pretty stoked to discover that one of my all time favourites is being made into a film. Beezus and Ramona - set for release March 2010 - gives you plenty of time to pop your corn.

Beverley Cleary was one of my favourite authors.

Another of my favourite childhood books was 'Bridge to Terabithia' - and given my love for Zooey Deschanel, I loved watching this film as well. It's one of those books that stays with you.

What other books did you read when you were small that you loved?

I really loved 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret' by Judy Blume - and all of her other books.

9 comments:

pepper said...

i loved anne of green gables, white fang, secret garden, and the hardy boys :)
i love that cover illustration !

AnastasiaC said...

oh im SO excited about this - i love all the Ramona books - i even found and won (on Ebay) all the old editions that I used to read as a little girl...

AnastasiaC said...

gee they are getting a blonde girl to play Ramona...?! hope they make her wear a wig haha
i loved 'are you there god...' by Judy Blume

Kirsty said...

I loved Ramona so much.

I've got so many "shaper" books from when I was smaller but the standouts... The Silver Sword, The Outsiders, The Deserted Cottage, Whispering in The Wind & The Wickedest Witch in The World.

Monique said...

Oh yeah! I was a book a day kinda gal too. I longed for school holidays when I could read all day. Anne of GG, any Enid Blyton I could get my hands on, Trixie Belden. I hope Missy has my love of books. I have boxes of them stashed away for her and the rooster too. What boy wouldn't love secret 7 and famous 5?

chunkychooky (Cath) said...

Those Judy Bloom books- loved them...we had a teacher in 4th grade who read us Superfudge and all those related- remeber Fudge would sit for hours and play with socks ( why have I remembered this??) ...then later reading are you there god...about them all getting their period... gawd... it tkaes me back to that awkward time... when it all seemed so hard!!!

Home Girl said...

didn't meet ramona in my bookworm travels sadly but i loved judy blume, shortly followed by the shocking 'go ask alice'. in the earlier years it was all horsey books like the silver brumby series & british classic girls books inherited from mum like famous five, faraway tree, the lion the witch and the wardrobe. ronald dahl was ace, can't wait to re-discover them when the boys are ready.

Juddie said...

Oh gosh - the memories! I adored 'Bridge to Terabithia' (sob sob!), and I used to spend hours alone in the pine forest opposite our house, pretending I was in Terabithia too. I have been reluctant to watch the movie in case it didn't live up to the book, but you say it was OK?

I also read Beverley Cleary and Judy Blume when I was little too.... I'd completely forgotten about them until now.

Thanks for the memories!

Mama Mogantosh said...

I had a moment like this in the video shop, when I saw Noel Streatfields Ballet Shoes has been made into a movie.

Sweet memories. I still think about calling a daughter Petrova.

I loved Ramona to. So many other old friends... The Outsiders, The Borrowers, The Pinballs...Harriet The Spy...

Remember Paul Zindel: My Darling, My Hamburger?

It's so fun to think about passing them on.