Good stuff

January 20, 2007

Books and movies. I am catching up on three years of missed movies and books and I am loving it. Here's what I have seen recently....GREAT (thanks to Pris and Eddie's suggestions)

Little Miss Sunshine
Everything is Illuminated
The World's Fastest Indian

Here's what I have read recently and loved:

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Digging to America by Ann Tyler
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel
We Thought You Would be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive by Laurie Notaro

And I started a book club for our local adoption group (my selfish and desperate way of trying to find new friends combined with my love of reading!). We had our first meeting this past Thursday and it was a lot of fun. I was pretty nervous about it since I hadn't met the group members until we all showed up to discuss the book (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan). I was worried that it would be one of those book groups that doesn't discuss the books but we actually did and we are all now fired up for future meetings. We showed up at 7pm and didn't leave until 11pm...I guess I wasn't the only one who was excited to be out of the house and conversing with adults!

So what are you reading and watching? Please share...I am hungry for more good stuff.
The Solley Five said...

Thanks for the list: I liked On Beauty by Zadie Smith and I have Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro on hold at the library and John Holt Ways to Help People Do Things Better (homeschooling recommended) and for parents of girls i've been hearing a lot about Queen Bees and Wanna Bees, which i'm thinking of reading even though it's for those pre-teen stages of cliques...it seems some of that might be good to know ahead of time...so i can lay the foundation. On my most enjoyed reading: this blog!

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