Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Multi-media Edition

I've recently watched "The Jane Austin Book Club" and "Dan in Real Life" and really enjoyed both. Neither were the mind-twister that "Gone Baby Gone" was, which to be honest was a huge relief. I was not ready to deal with another free-basing roller coaster ride that was that movie. I mean, I really liked that movie (Ben Affleck- WHO KNEW?), but it was not a relaxing, kicking back with the hubby experience. I spent most of the movie biting my fingers and saying WHAT THE FUCK. But "Jane Austin" and "Dan" were both lovely, NORMAL movies, with nice wholesome stories and beautiful people/houses to look at. Ahhhhh. I'm such a girl.

Also, I just finished reading "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" last night, and I'm a big fan (Ha! Fan!). I'm adding the companion book "Peony in Love" to my next Amazon order, like, yesterday. There is a lot of story packed into that little book- the Chinese culture will be on my mind for awhile. Also, if you don't know much about foot binding, you will after reading this. Seriously, every night while reading this book before bed, I'd get up to go to the bathroom and my FEET HURT. (See also: hypochondriac) (WT? It's not like I'd ever EVER experience foot binding. It's not a disease, after all. Clearly, I am mental.)

Have I told you how much I liked "Water for Elephants"? Another really good read. I could not put this book down until I finished it, and then I missed the people in it. And the elephant. She was a good elephant.

That is all.

7 comments:

Tessie said...

I WANT to read that Elephant book, but I am afraid! What if they are MEAN to the elephant? I hate that shit! I'm brittle right now and can't handle any elephant torture or similar.

Kelsey said...

Water for Elephants is our next book club book so I recently got it on sale at Target. Glad to hear you liked it.

Thank you for all the encouraging comments over on my blog -- things have been a little, um, challenging, and the support has meant a lot to me.

Mimi said...

I agree! I loved both of those books too. The whole circus theme was super cool, I thought. And the foot binding was shockingly gross. I never knew that foot binding entailed all of that!

Swistle said...

I found Peony in Love frustrating. DYING OF LOVE? WTF?

Also, the foot binding/washing was so gross.

But I was fascinated.

Kristin.... said...

I am insanely jealous of the amount of reading/tv watching. I suppose I could read at night instead of blog hopping. :) But when our tv is on, it's all sports, pretty much all the time. Go Sox!

Astarte said...

Ooh, I need to read those, pronto. I've been thinking about ..Elephants, but hadn't decided yet. I'll give it a try. I'm going to request all the ones you mentioned from the library.

I LOVE chinese novels. I just finished Street of a Thousand Blossoms, which was very, very good. Also, The Teahouse Fire was absolutely one of the best books I've read in YEARS. I'm still thinking about it, almost six months later.

desperate housewife said...

Wow, I really need to start reading again. I don't when I became so mentally lazy. Even watching certain TV programs feels like mental exercise after a day with the kids...