Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Friday, January 07, 2011
Today I went to see The King's Speech with my parents. What a great film! It was touching and funny at times. My love for Colin Firth grows. I would love to read more about King George VI. I do think the MPAA ratings system is ridiculous. There is some swearing. I'm guessing this film received an R rating because of that forbidden word beginning with the letter f. Considering the context and how little it was used, it seems foolish to rate this film R. Maybe instead of rating a film R for using that word at all it should be what percentage of the film has cursing. Aside from the movie, I loved it when the theatre began filling with old people and my mom whispered, "It's starting to smell like Cardinal," referring to the assisted living facility where my grandmother spent her last three years.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Today this blog doesn't have to count as my creative thing of the day! I actually did some knitting in one of my favorite places to knit, my friend's house while we watched Grey's Anatomy. Now, I'm going to go enjoy the lights of my Christmas tree on this twelfth night of Christmas since I will rak it down tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
I love this series! Sometimes I have trouble committing to a series because there are so many books in the world, I don't always want to spend tons of time with the same group of characters. But I want to be BFFs with the Spellman family because they are CRAZY in a fun way. The story includes Izzy in court ordered therapy, Rae caught in a possible cheating scandal, the Spellman parents possibly selling the business, and David (who for some reason in my mind is Eric Mabius) in casual clothing. I NEED book four now. And Lisa Lutz needs to write more books about the Spellmans.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Hello, my name is Sarah, and I am a book hoarder. I buy books, and I read a lot of them, but manyremain unread for a long time. In September, a friend and I went to Cincinnati to see a group of teen paranormal fiction authors. We got to meet Melissa Marr, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Kelley Armstrong, Allyson Noel, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl. At the time I had only read books by two of them. Now, I've only read books by two of them. But I bought books by each of them to have autographed! One of my goals this year is to read all of those books I bought and had autographed at that event.
Monday, January 03, 2011
I kind of stink at sticking to New Year's resolutions. It's only January 3 and I'm struggling to keep up with the blog challenge, which is only a month long. The resolution I wrote down was to do one creative thing a day. I'm counting this blog as doing something creative. While I'm not working on fiction, I am creating something that did not exist before. I hope as the days go by this resolution will evolve and grow into me spending more time knitting, writing fiction, etc.
Saturday, January 01, 2011
In no particular order
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
One Will Grayson tries to live a life of apathy despite the efforts of his exuberant best friend, Tiny Cooper. Another Will Grayson lives across town dealing with first love. I started this book because I love John Green. I
love this book because of Tiny Cooper.
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Scarlett receives a high maintnance guest to care for at her parents' historic hotel on her fifteenth birthday. I want to visit New York and stay at the Hopewell.
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
Leslie tries to reclaim her life and her body by getting a tattoo. Instead, she unwittingly gives herself up to dark faeries. Unfortunately for the faeries, Leslie is used to fighting for herself. This story is dark and bittersweet. Melissa Marr's books are a nice change of pace from the typical paranormal books that lean more toward romance.
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
When Aura loses her boyfriend on his birthday, she gains an intense relationship with his spirit. This book had a great balance of world building and plot. I cannot wait for the sequel.
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Dash discovers a notebook in a book shop containing instructions. In choosing to follow the instructions he enters into a relationship of words with Lily. Will their expectations of each other be met when they finally meet? I was charmed by this book from the beginning.