On My Nightstand/At the Movies

 

ON MY NIGHTSTAND

After complaining that I didn’t have a single book to read, I scored the jackpot. I had three library books I had been on the wait list for come in. I am reading the top three books in the order in which they are due back. I absolutely am enthralled by The Hunger Games. It is one of those books that makes me want to hide in my room all day and read. It is a futuristic, apocalpytic type novel. Very well written.

Missing Mark is the second in a series by a former TV reporter. I loved Julie Kramer’s first book, Stalking Susan, so I expect this one will be equally as enjoyable.

I can’t remember where I heard of The Believers, but I think it may have been a book recommendation in the New York Times.

Sarah’s Key is a bookclub pick for this month by one of my SIL’s. It is set in Paris and deals with the holocaust. I picked it up at the thrift store and can’t wait to get to it, but I need to get the library books read first.

I’ve seen Reading Lolita in Tehran so many times at the thrift store I finally picked it up for $.60. I’m not sure when I will read it because I am patiently holding back from reading Brava Valentine as long as I can resist. I am going to feature it for my other bookclub next month because it is my turn to choose the book.

FILM

On the film front, I have recently watched and enjoyed both these films on Netflix:
Caprica
and
The Devil Wears Prada
The irony is that 9 times out of 10 the book is better than the movie, but in this case I didn’t like the book, The Devil Wears Prada, but thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Even my husband was laughing. Meryl Streep was amazing and Anne Hathaway could not be more lovely. Plus, there was — of course — the clothes!

6 thoughts on “On My Nightstand/At the Movies”

  1. I just finished Sarah’s Key and struggled with parts of the first half, due to the difficult subject matter. But the story itself was enthralling and well told, and I just tore through the book because I was anxious to find out what happens to the characters. I hope you enjoy it as well!

    1. Beth,
      Thanks for commenting. I had no idea what it was about when I heard it was for bookclub and was excited to hear that it was set in Paris! I love reading a good book and am so happy to have a stack of them to read right now.

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