I’ll be at National Book Store’s The Adventures of Tintin premiere!
This Christmas, I prepared something special for my book club friends — bookmarks!
Bookmarks are always a big hit over at Flips Flipping Pages. We have bookmarks for every book discussion we have every month, and we like to give out bookmarks on special occasions, too — we all never seem to have enough of them!
Last year, at the 2009 FFP Christmas party, I set up a bookmark station with leather thongs and charms at our Christmas party so people could make their own bookmarks, but this year, I wanted to try out something different.
I had just posted an entry about Herge’s The Adventures of Tintin a month ago when the copy of Flight 714 (#120 for 2009) I mooched arrived and I couldn’t resist reading it straightaway. I also recently acquired The Pocket Essential Tintin (#121 for 2009) at a Goodwill sale in Tiendesitas, and decided to read it right after Flight 714.
In The Adventures of Tintin: Flight 714, Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus are en route to Australia to attend an international astronautical congress. At a stopover in Jakarta they run into their friend Skut (from Red Sea Sharks) who is now a pilot for the multimillionaire Laszlo Carreidas. Carreidas invites the party on his private plane, and the next thing they know, they’re adrift at sea in a rowboat with no recollection of what happened.