Sunday, May 1, 2011

Inspired by Water for Elephants

The other day on my day off, Ian took me on a special day out to a nearby city where we went out to lunch, shopping, and then to a movie: Water for Elephants. I read the book last summer and LOVED it! It's a very polarizing book: you either love it or you hate it. The book got passed to me because the 2 people before me hated it. I HIGHLY recommend that you read it! So naturally, since I loved the book, I wanted to see the movie and compare.

The movie TOTALLY exceeded my expectations! It was wonderful and SO inspiring in many different ways! The fashion that Reese Witherspoon wears was enough to make me swoon. Plus the adventure of running away with the circus is always mesmerizing. The 1930s is one of my very favorite decades and I think it often gets overlooked, but the depression was a true test of character and this circus was right in the thick of it. The movie will be ranked among my very favorites and I recommend 100 times over. :) Here are some pretty inspiring elephant images to celebrate!






Pretty things planned for the blog this month! Ink Blots has really got my wheels turning and I'm ready to get back in the swing of things this month! Anything you'd like to see? SERIOUSLY-- leave a comment!


nova said...

Oh my gosh, I can't wait to see this movie! I'm glad people who have read the book are saying it's good. Nothing worse than a crappy adaptation of an awesome book.

cupcake cutie said...

i LOVED the book so much! one of my favourites for sure. i have heard good things about the movie so far too! i need to see it in the very near future:)

pRiNcEsS aNnA said...

i want to see this movie so BAD!! maybe we can see it together!! that would be fun. love you and miss you!!


Kesha said...

I saw the movie a few days after it came out. I loved it more than I thought I would. I now have the book. It's sitting on my bedside table waiting to be read. (:

larissa said...

HOLY MOLEY I need NEEEED that hand bag. I am obsessed with elephants. I got to feed some babies in Kenya last October. They're the coolest. Your pictures are great. I'm reading the book right now, I didn't know it was that polarized. I personally love it and cannot wait to finish it and see the movie.

Charlie said...

It makes me so happy to hear you loved the movie!!! I LOVED LOVED the book so much, I was scared to see the movie!!! Now I must see it :) Thank you!!!

mandy said...

i recently read this and it is BY FAR one of my favorite books ever. honestly, the only reason why I put off reading it was because I assumed there would be bad treatment of animals in the circus and I didn't want it to make me sad :( i'm so silly. but it wasn't bad and was def worth the read and i can't wait to see the movie (even though the books are always so much more magical to me).

oh p.s. loving your ink blots class!! xo

Adelle said...

i know its a few days late but i just had to tell you that after reading this post i decided to go for it and get and read the book before i saw the film... little did i know that i wouldnt be able to put it down and two days later finished it and now its firmly in my top 20 fav books of all time!!!!!!!! its amazing!!! cant wait to see the film now! and thanks for such a cool blog post/blog!! ..... now to catch up on ink blots! ;) x