Well, not too frigid and beautifully sunny, but cold for spring!
I finished listening to “Jane Eyre” this week – and wrapped up the Jane Eyre challenge on Goodreads! Kind of a silly little challenge, but fun. I had to pick my favorite quote, and there were pages and pages to choose from! I didn’t read beyond the first page of choices and really liked the third quote down. Lazy or not, it grabbed me. I’ll even add it to my book quotes page :). It was: “I would always rather be happy than dignified.” It’s always good to choose happiness. As I said on my goodreads review, I really love the language in these old books. I love when they say the door was “unclosed” rather than plain old “open.” I love it when they take paragraphs to set a scene or describe someone’s character. I’m very glad I read it. I’m sure I’ll see the movie and I’m looking forward to that, too. The only frustration I had with the audiobook was the quality of the CDs. Many had scratches and the last CD seemed especially bad. So the climax when I should be learning about what happened to Mr. Rochester was frustrating to listen to. I miss my iPod for downloading audiobooks.
Another book on my Spring Thing list that I finished this week was “Mockingbird.” It was a YA book about a girl with Asperger’s Syndrome and told from her perspective. At first I was frustrated with the fact that it was another book about a person with ASD who was dealing with tragedy. But I got a little hooked by her voice and the way it was written so that I could really hear her voice. I had a little tear at the end, although I was racing to finish the little thing so I could return it to the library on time. It’s worth reading. It is a lot less cryptic than “The Serious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,” in that you know almost immediately what is going on. But it is a YA novel, so not too surprising.
So last night I started a Maeve Binchy book called “Heart and Soul.” I haven’t read a Binchy book in ages and it just feels like coming home! I even turned on the light early this morning so that I could read a little before I started my day! And I”m going to read a little now before heading out for the evening! Woot Woot! I’ll have to look at the list of all her books and see if I have missed many. Don’t think it’s possible!
Heading out tonight to a late movie! Hope I can stay awake! I’m looking forward to seeing “Cedar Rapids.” It’s gotta be a LOT better than the last one I saw in the theatre – “Take Me Home Tonight.” Wow. That music video advertising that movie got me inside, but it wasn’t really worth it. Oh well. Any night at the movies is a good night! The most recent netflix movies I’ve seen are: “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” and “Life as You Know It.” Yesterday “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” came in the mail. I think it’s a Woody Allen flick.
Gotta love movies and books!
And now… off to read!