Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I'm completely a fan of books on tape now. Need to run and m=pick up some milk? Sure thing! Want me to run to the post office across town? No problem! It gives me a chance to hear more of a story. Completely addictive.
This book was a pretty dark fairy tale that I listened to. I was impressed by all the different voices the narrator could manage.
This was the very first book on tape I listened to and now I intend to hear all his books on tape. So freaking hysterical and touching all at the same time.
This movie was good - I'd have watched it just for the period costumes if nothing else. I may need me a pair of granny boots now.
Memoirs of a Geisha was a really pretty film and I felt it lived up to the book. The dance scene was the best part.
Monday, July 16, 2007
I read this memoir in a couple of days. Its a fast read about a woman struggling with infertility and how she deals with all the crazy treatments. I can't remember what made me pick up the book - babies and fertility stuff not generally being my cup of tea, but it was a good read.
This one is a young adult's novel that has the coolest premise. Its told from the point of view of a teenage girl after she dies. Sorta like Lovely Bones but way less dark and traumatic. Actually this could have used for darkness for my taste. The characters all seemed flat, but the premise and the description of how the afterlife works was way cool.
And then we watched the first season of Rome. Very good stuff. I admit to having a hard time with the violence and slavery issues, but the story telling is excellent. And this lady who plays Naiobe is just stunning. No clue who she is, but she has some striking looks.
Now I need to sketch out a hippo softie promised to a family member. Hopefully this one won't look like the victim of a tragic accident like the last sad monkey.
Then I think I'll work on mobiles. Cause I love them. And I've seen some super pretty ones out there. The pennants floating around the blogosphere might be fun to do too.
So hopefully I will soon have some new projects to share.
Monday, July 9, 2007
My husband loves to be scared so I let him talk me into 1408. Its a bad sign when I laugh all the way through a "scarey"movie. What happened to you John Cusack?
Sicko I thought was good. It has me wanting to join a revolution so it had to have been good, correct? I found it much much scarier than 1408.
I just got around to watching Slingblade. Which was amazing. I didn't even mind that you see the end coming from a long way off. I mostly marveled at the really good acting and pretty scenery. Billy Bob Thorton and John Ritter were amazing in this one.
Friday, July 6, 2007
And this is what I'm calling my sad monkey. Done for my sister in law at her request, it looks dreadful. Worse than dredful really. But I don't have the time to make a new one before our visit so she's getting it anyway.
Thursday, July 5, 2007
- The Rome series (even though a lot of it is hard to watch, it's still well done)
- Netflicks (that brings us the Rome series)
- harassing my boy about my birthday party planning (a girl has to make demands, right?)
- a book I just started - The Book Thief - which so far is really really good
- days off in the middle of the week
- working on a new softie for my sister-in-law