On my nightstand this week
Happiness is a big stack of books by my bedside!
While waiting for a book from the library to come in I began this book:
When will there be good news? by Kate Atkinson — so far I love it, but because I own it, I set it aside for a library book that came in:
The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq. Those of you in the FC group might be interested in how I came across it. Please forgive my sloppy attribution (and you can be sure if I were publishing a book I would track this fact down) but it was possibly in Entre Nous or French Women Don’t Sleep Alone (or maybe even another book — if you know which one let me know) that it mentioned this French author. So I tracked him down online and then ordered this book from my library. So far it is fantastic. I am concentrating on this exclusively since it it borrowed and has a due date. I have the dictionary by my bed to look up words in this book I am not familiar with. So far I have looked up the word “hirstute.”
After I run out of library books I am going to start on two books that came in a big box of books from a friend:
Loop Group by Larry McMurtry (the author of Terms of Endearment)
Here Kitty Kitty by Jardine Libaire
Pretty much the only thing I like better than a good book is a good movie!
I think I mentioned a few weeks ago I saw Inglorious Basterds, Tarantino’s new flick and loved it so much I’m going to mention it again!
I also rented Munich last week – an intense film that really illustrates a feeling of ongoing hopelessness surrounding the situation in the middle east and just how sad it really is. It is easy for people who live in the United States to tune it out and not realize how dramatically it impacts so many people.
I also borrowed Breathless from the library yesterday. I has previously rented it on Netflix, but had to return it because the disc was scratched. I’m looking forward to watching this classic. I think I may try to watch it tonight.