On my nightstand and in my DVD player
I am a voracious reader and avid film watcher — or more honestly I am a complete bookworm and film freak! During the summer I often sit outside on my patio while my kids splash in the kiddie pool and read my latest book. Rather than watch TV, I almost always prefer to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine after the kids are tucked into bed. I can usually be talked into putting down the book, however, if we have a good movie in the mail from Netflix.
In the DVD
During the past two weeks I’ve watched:
“Broken English” (note to all you francophiles: has a French angle and is a fun movie)
“The Reader” with Kate Winslet — an intense tear jerker worth watching
“Tron” I also somehow got talked into watching this again, but couldn’t sit through the whole thing
“Dead Man” with Johnny Depp. Love to look at the guy but got bored and went to bed
“Slumdog Millionaire” loved, loved this one
“Taken” with Liam Neeson. Intense action, great acting. If you like James Bond flicks, you’ll like this one.
On my nightstand:
“The Book Thief” I just finished this for one of my bookclubs and loved it. It was hard to believe it was written for young adults. It is not in the picture because I loaned it to a SIL yesterday.
“Happiness Sold Separately” by Lolly Winston. I am a few chapters into this one and enjoying it immensely. It is a great summer read I can put down, pick back up later and get right back into it. I put it down whenever one of the books I have “ordered” from the library comes in. I borrowed it from a SIL so I can take my time with it.
“Firefly Lane” by Kristin Hannah. This is a library book with a waiting list so I am concentrating on this one the most and it is also the one my second bookclub is reading. So far I love it.
“The Audacity of Hope” by Barack Obama. I’ve only read the introduction to this so far.
Two chess books I keep meaning to re-read