Finished “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” today. Loved it. It was a slow starter but once I got into it I didn’t want to stop! I’m so tempted to break my rule of not seeing a movie for a few years after reading the book, since the movie is playing for this week only just down the street. Such a dilemma. But it’s also coming out on DVD in July, so I can wait a month or so and then watch it in the comfort of my own home.
I can’t wait to discuss the book with others, and I also can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
with the Dragon Tattoo” is the book we’re reading now. It took me about 50 pages to get into it, but now I can’t wait to sleep in and read in the morning! The movie is coming to Rochester next weekend. It looked “hard,” so not sure it’s my type of book or movie, but it’s keeping me interested.
Getting ready for a Girls’ Night Out on Thursday! I’m very excited for the sequel to Sex and the City. I remember that Sunday night feeling I’d get every Sunday June to October – “my” time, me and the girls. And I remember how sad I was during the whole second part of the sixth season, knowing that it was nearing the end. I cried at the end of every episode as it got close. And the first movie did not disappoint at all – the smart writing continued and the girls were just larger than life. This movie looks like it will be a blast as well! I just cannot wait. Although I can wait until Thursday rather than a midnight showing… just think it’ll be more enjoyable during regular living hours!
Well, off to watch more SATC episodes and then to read! 🙂
Well, it’s not Monday. 😦 What did I do last night to forget to blog? Oh yeah, make food and clean the kitchen! Visit with the Grimsrud family! Worthy things…
Last week I met with my Fillmore Central book club at Los Gables in Fountain to discuss the Girls from Ames. Most had similar reactions – not too interesting, slow, hard to keep track of the girls, etc. I didn’t try to invest too much in the girls and found myself slightly irritated by some of them, although I did cry a few times, so had some investment in their lives. But I did like reading about the importance of friendships for women. I feel fortunate that I have a few “lifelong” friends. I don’t see them often enough or talk often enough to some of them, but when we do talk there is an intimacy that is immediately brought back.
One of my goals for 2010 was to reconnect so I hope to be able to do that! Creating that support network that keeps you young and healthy! 🙂
Who are your Satellite Sisters – the women that you connect with and who support you?
Off to read!
I have two new books on my bedside table: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “Best Friends Forever”! I’m ready to dive into a story! The last THREE books I’ve read were memoirs! Crazy… Ann Bancroft, Jeannette Walls, and the Girls from Ames. Good times, but I’m ready.
I did find myself in tears while reading The Girls over the weekend. Loss always gets me.
But now I’d better head off to read. I have book club Thursday night and I”M NOT DONE YET! Close. And the Walkie Talkies didn’t meet tonight or last Monday so I’m really lax!
Off to read!
time to blog! There’s a movie in my queue with a similar name… “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” Just one of many movies in my queue…
I’m still enjoying “The Girls from Ames,” but took time away from it this weekend to sit in a lawnchair at baseball games and read April’s Oprah magazine! I really try to finish them in the month for which they are written, but have been slacking terribly lately! Still not quite done, but very close! I’m also listening to the audiobook “You: The Owner’s Manual” by Oz and Roisen. That’s been fun to listen to and then I get my copy of the book out and write down the notes that I want to remember – the amounts of vitamins I should be taking, etc.
And tonight I spent my “free” night at home in the movie theatre! It’s the Rochester International Film Festival at the Wehrenberg and a friend called and said she wanted to go, so we went! And we stayed for a second movie! I’ve never done that before, although I’ve really wanted to, so I can cross that off my list! The first film was “Upperdog” from Norway and it was so good. Just heart-breaking and happy. About children adopted from Asia into Norway and being separated, and the adults that they become. A beautiful story. The second movie was “Small Crime” from Greece, and it was a comedy about a police officer who wanted to move to the big city and be a cop there, but ends up staying in his small town. It was a hoot, especially because the theatre was filled with the Rochester Greek contingent! They were laughing hysterically at the movie and it was a joy to be in the crowd with them!
A great start to the week!
And now, off to read!