May 28, 2016

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

By the time this post goes up I'll be sitting in a room at uni, writing my first English exam of the year. But I've decided weeks ago that I wanted to upload four posts in May and possibly eight in June, so I have to write something even in between exams and revisions and everyday-life-tasks.

I've read two books between the end of April and the beginning of May but haven't posted about them yet. I'm going to start with the first one I picked up and save the second for another post, because it definitely deserves it.


Some weeks ago my mum went to the library, and she accidentally borrowed The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy along with her other books. When she realised she had borrowed the wrong book, she was about to bring it back to the library, but I told her not to, because I wanted to read it.


I've been wanting to read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for ages (I'm not kidding, I mean AGES - I was in middle school when I first heard about it) but I've never done so. Don't ask me why, I have no idea.
Anyway, when my mum handed me the book I realised it was smaller than I expected and I thought I could read it pretty quickly. And that's what I did. I'm surprised at how easy it was to read, and how nicely written it was. I really enjoyed the plot, characters and ideas behind the story. 

Now I can't wait to see the film. I knew there was a film even before reading the book and I knew Zooey Deschanel was one of the characters, but I've never watched it because I wanted to read the book first. I managed not to watch it even though Zooey Deschanel is one of my favourite actresses. Some days ago I also found out that Martin Freeman stars in that film, and he's another actor I really like. That increased my curiosity towards the film. Plus, my dad promised me it's really good.

Speaking of Martin Freeman, I went to the cinema some nights ago and watched Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. It's reeeally good. It's one of those films I might watch again soon. Check out the trailer if you haven't already.

Until next time, 
Marti xx

2016 Reading Challenge
  • A science-fiction novel
  • A book from the library

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