February 2, 2011

February List

For the Birds: Check out these little beauties. And for those living in North America mark your calendars for The Great Backyard Bird Count
For Family Viewing: Ponyo
For Laughing: Simple Times
For Mama Reading: Tigers and Princesses. Anyone read either of these yet? Lots of interesting controversy. Hoping to read them both soon. I'll let you know.
For Playing: Rat-a-Tat Cat 
For Good Music and a Good Cause:  Turtle Island Quartet in Lafayette, Louisiana
For Discovering: Vivian Maier

12 comments:

morninglight mama said...

I'm five chapters into Cinderella Ate My Daughter-- and I LOVE this author!! I do think you're going to love her tone and her honesty! I don't know that I can bring myself to read the Tiger Mom book...

se7en said...

Love your list,,, interesting reads!!! Beautiful little birds!!! Love it!!!

Laurie said...

Tiger Mom is book club's book for March. Don't ya think THAT will be an interesting night? And Cinderella Ate My Daughter is next on my list!

Dana said...

Lots of very interesting Tiger Mom talk among my friends, some of Asian descent. The princess one looks more interesting to me. Thanks for the tip.
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likeschocolate said...

Yes, I have read the first book you mentioned. While I know she had a change of heart later on when her 13 year old rebelled. I found her to be extremely harsh and almost abusive. While I believe we need to have expectations for our children I do think that children need to have a childhood because so much of their lives are spent being adults. This book has been a huge topic in our home because my husband and I disagree. He being an academic sees all the Asian students in his classroom and fears that our children will not be able to compete in the market place. However, it was after on of his Indian friends who wrote a right up on this book in Business Week that said while the Chinese approach works well it does little to create intellectual creativity. Examples given where Bill Gates, Jeff Bazos of Amazon, and many other leaders. I am interested to see what you think.

likeschocolate said...

opps, I guess writing at a quarter to six in the morning is not such a good thing. Should have read before I pushed the send button. Anyway, what I was trying to say about my husband was that he had a change of heart after reading his friends write up. Hope this makes more sense.

karen said...

This list is great, Lucia, how do you find all these goodies?
For Sant' Agata, I will give you a call to see what time you will be in Catania and come find you hopefully!

katy said...

I love your lists. Thanks for sharing Vivian Maier with us. From what I can see, she was a master at capturing emotion. Her photos and mystic definitely draw you in.

katy said...

Me again. Both Tigers and Princess look amazing! Thanks for putting them on my radar. Feel so out of the book loop these days.

Madeline said...

thank you for this great list! I've just added Ponyo to our netflix queue, have put the great backyard bird watch on our calendar, and have spent the last 15 minutes looking at the Vivian Maier blog.

Emily said...

i loved, loved, LOVED the amy sedaris article. too funny!!!!

we recently watched ponyo too. it's such a great movie! we've actually been watching a lot of japanese anime (sp?) films for movie night lately. tonight was kiki's flying delivery service. highly recommend it, if you have not already seen it.

i haven't read either of those books, but have of course heard of the tiger mom one (is it possible that anyone has not heard of it?). i'm intrigued, and will be interested to know what you think!

and vivian maier--so very inspiring and moving.

Raina said...

Hi Lucia! I am finally looking at your blog (have had you in my google reader for such a long time). It is a lovely place! An my kids loved Ponyo.