Just a little reminder . . . Book discussion day for our most recent Read With Us selection, The Shipping News, is coming right up — two weeks from today . . . Tuesday, March 21.

Don’t worry if you haven’t started reading yet, because you still have plenty of time to read along. (And Kat mentioned yesterday that it’s available on Hoopla right now.)

Or . . .

You can also watch the movie version of The Shipping News, starring Kevin Spacey (yeah, I know), Judi Dench, Julianne Moore, and Cate Blanchett. The movie was panned by critics when it first came out, but it’s not terrible. There are some differences from the novel (as always), but it’s pretty faithful to the story — and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. (Worth watching for that alone, actually.)

Unfortunately, the movie isn’t available on any of the more common streaming services right now, but it is available to rent for $3.99 on Amazon Prime or iTunes. ($3.99 isn’t bad for a movie . . . although I wish I could tell you it was free.)

Take a look at the trailer . . . and . . . happy reading – or even watching – with us!