Tomorrow, December 5, is the US premier of Wild, a highly anticipated movie based on Wild: Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. The movie, starring Reese Witherspoon, has already receive a lot of Oscar buzz and many of us here in Whatcom County have being eagerly waiting to see it. This eagerness comes from having read the book and listening to Strayed speak during this year’s Whatcom READS! event. The book was interesting, a bit controversial, and a great book for discussion. Strayed, meanwhile, was a fascinating and empathetic speaker – and surprisingly funny! If you missed Strayed visit to Bellingham, you can see her being interviewed at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal courtesy of the City of Bellingham’s BTV-10 crew: http://youtu.be/27YNjvG3wb8.
Also don’t forget! Whatcom READS! is gearing up for our 2015 season featuring Daniel James Brown’s book, Boys in the Boat. For more information on his visit in February and a full calendar of events, please check out the Whatcom READS! website.