Sunday, August 03, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things

B and I LOVE movies. He quotes them all the time and then promptly asks if I know which movie it is from. There was this one time that I stumped him with a movie quote, it was awesome. We recently upgraded our cable package to include OnDemand. We love having access to more movies. Starz OnDemand movies are free with our package and we have been able to watch some movies we've had on our "To Watch" list. Today we watched "Dan in Real Life."



First, I loved this movie.
Second, I was so surprised by this movie. I thought it was going to be completely different that it was.
Third, our new favorite line to quote, "You, are a murderer of... LOVE."
Fourth, this has been added to our list of movies to buy.

A few weeks ago I was talking with a friend and she was telling me about a book she had read. After talking I was itching to read. It has been a long time since I was able to read. Having two little chitlins doesn't leave much time for lounging with a book. Being dyslexic I have been reading books with audio assistance since I was little. I realized this could be the way for me to read more. I put some books on hold at the library and have been reading ever since.

The first book I read was "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants."



I was not impressed by the book at all. I watched the movie last year and enjoyed it. The movie was about two hours and the book was about six. I didn't feel that anything was missed in the movie even though it was four hours shorter. I decided I would give the second book a try before dismissing the whole series. Then I talked to my friend in Texas and she said I should definitely give the book a chance because she feels they get better as the series progresses. So I have it on hold at the library.

I also got, "The Other Boleyn Girl."



I can not get enough of this book. I also found out that the author, Philippa Gregory, has written four other books in this series with a six book coming out later this year. I look forward to reading more of her writings.

I recently came across a website, What Should I read Next? You make a list of books you have read. Then you can select some of those books or your entire list and the site will give you suggestions of books to read or show you other's lists that have similar books to your list.

I found, "The Cinderella Rules,"



on the site so that will be the next book I read.

I have had two good friends tell me I should also read, "Twilight."



So I am anxiously waiting for the call from the library saying it is in. Last week when I put it on hold I was number 62 now I'm number 47. This may take awhile.

I'm so excited to be reading again.

Andi and Brad have been married since 2002. They have five squishers who keep them on their toes. She is a second generation home educator. In her spare time Andi creates and sells handmade goodies in her shop, Andi Gould Designs.

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