What I’m Reading: I finished The Great Gatsby for book club next week. I look forward to discussing it and eventually seeing the new movie this
spring! I have done some book ordering lately, so a bunch of new books arrived. The first that I picked up and devoured was 84, Charing Cross Road. Wow! I learned about it through the blogger Wallace who reads it for her birthday yearly. It was so intriguing and only available in print (no virtual book this!). I’m so glad I bought it, because after I lend it to all my friends to devour, I will re-read it yearly! It was tempting to re-read it immediately after finishing, but I will let it out of my grasp for a bit. So unexpectedly fun! I will now look for the movie based on the book!
Other books that I now own include: A Week in Winter (Maeve Binchy‘s final book), Apple of My Eye (same author as 84, Charing Cross Road but about NYC! Yay!), Silver Linings Playbook (hope it’s as good as the movie), and How to be a Woman (Caitlyn Moran – British comedian, cheap book!). Gone with the Wind is waiting to be started, but I think it will wait until after I read Maeve’s book. It’s only fair, right? Gotta pay respects. I learned that my 13 year old nephew is reading GWTW so there is further incentive to get started on it!
What I’m Watching: Last night I watched Beasts of the Southern Wild. It is so fascinating. I didn’t love it, but I was moved by it. I am amazed by the community who lives in the Bathtub and I’ll have to do some research on that. The little gal did a great job and will be fun to watch in the future! I’m also excited to see the final episode of Downton Abbey. I won’t see it tonight (as I’m going to the Book of Mormon!) but I’ll watch it as soon as I can. Last week’s episode was great and feel-good. Hoping for a good ending to this season! Can’t think of anything else that I’ve watched lately… I also bought the (cheap) Blu-Ray DVD of Becoming Jane, which I remember liking a lot. I’ll watch that along with the latest Pride and Prejudice movie sometime soon – maybe this week during my overnight-shift-self-care routine.
What I’m Doing: Last week I hosted a baby shower and it was a lot of fun. Great to socialize with co-workers outside of work and fun to meet the mama-to-be’s mother and sister. Good food, good times. I took a few days off this weekend, so I shopped for shoes (ugh), had coffee with SDL, and had a slumber-party with VN; I watched littlest nephew play BB, ate taco pizza and watched Rochester Roller Derby with Marissa, Gracie and some friends. And now I’m heading to the Cities (well in a little bit) to stay with Deadra and John and to have a delicious dinner before seeing the Book of Mormon! Yay! Can’t wait. We’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time – anticipation of great events is always fun! And I’ll still get to choir and book club this week – sounds perfect, eh?
That’s about it for me! What are you Reading, Watching, and Doing?
- Happy Monday: 84, Charing Cross Road Edition (unputdownables.net)
- Maeve Binchy books made me fall in love with Ireland (irishcentral.com)
- Maeve Binchy’s final book “A Week in Winter” published posthumously shows her at the height of her powers (irishcentral.com)
- The Great Gatsby (thislifeaftersingle.wordpress.com)
- Reading by Ear: The Great Gatsby (theliteraryomnivore.wordpress.com)