Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Movie Night

Movie #25
I'm watching this movie alone: The Bridges of Madison County.  I saw it when it was new, but I'm at a place in life where the story makes more sense to me now. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A book and a movie to add

Book #33: Tina Fey's Bossypants.  I enjoyed her book, but must confess it took me a whole week.  Non-fiction books are easy for me to put down, even if I'm laughing aloud throughout.  Some chapters were easy for me to relate to, others were interesting glimpses into a career I can only imagine.  I really enjoyed the chapter about her father.

Movie # 24: The Other Guys.  Good.  Not great.  Fun.  Not hilarious.  Didactic at the end (for a worthy lesson).  Favorite bit: the TLC quotations by Michael Keaton's character. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Book #32

31.  Blood on My Hands, by Todd Strasser is a book that started with
action and kept the pace throughout.  How would you prove your innocence
if caught with a bloody knive at a corpse?

Friday, April 8, 2011

I skipped number 27

'Tis The Great Gatsby, by [I want to] F. Scott Fitzgerald.  (har har)  I adore the book and am enjoying teaching it.

More Books!

# 28 and 29: unpublished book-length manuscripts I read and responded to.  Top Secret stuff, yo.

#30 The Big Empty, by  J.B. Stephens is nearly short enough to be considered a novella, but the concise chapters introduce multiple characters from across America, and how they manage to locate a utopian area of refuge.  I will read the next installment.  Great for fans of The Hunger Games.

#31 Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature, by Robin Brande is a book I resisted for a while, for some reason.  The first few pages didn't snag my attention, but it turned out to be an idea I could have hatched myself.  The narrator and I have some common experiences.