This was one of my daughter’s all-time favorite children’s books and now I see that it’s been made into a movie that’s coming to theaters in September. The movie creators have even put out a promotional scratch’n’sniff postcard covered with meatballs and pancakes and strawberry sprinkle doughnuts.
I’m so glad that although this book has been gone from my life for years, it hasn’t been forgotten. When I called up Lauren to tell her about the new movie I heard the delight in her voice and suddenly it was 23 years ago. One moment we may have been discussing  her wedding plans but the next we were experiencing again  the magical bond created by sharing books. I don’t completely understand the power of that bond but I know that it’s unique and wonderful. To me, very little is more fun than having someone you care about read a book that you loved.
This afternoon my new Janet Evanovich book arrived in the mail. There aren’t many authors I make the time to follow but I do look forward to her annual June releases in the Stephanie Plum series. If any of you share this guilty pleasure, let me know!

3 Responses to "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs"

  1. Tina

    June 24, 2009

    I would wait 5 long years in between Anne Rice books. Now her writing has gone a different direction and I haven’t followed. But my favorite thing to do is get lost in a really great book!

  2. Tina

    June 24, 2009

    oh, but Katie and I share a love for a children’s book “The Seven Chinese Sisters”. She wants to own it and I do too, we love it that much! And that just tickles me.

  3. sunny

    June 24, 2009

    And one day you and I are going to have to do our Extremely Tiny Book Club again. 🙂

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