I thought it might be fun to start sharing the books I read and the movies I watch more “formally” so at the beginning of each month I plan to do a posting on just that subject! Who knows – maybe this will motivate me to read more 🙂
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ~ The Girl Who Played with Fire ~ The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – This month I became completely obsessed with the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series – I read all three in about ten days and couldn’t put them down! I also watched the Swedish versions of the movies and look forward to the American ones (although I don’t think they’ll be as good)
The Thirteenth Tale – Good story and enjoyable read
A Secret Kept – Interesting story and well written
I watch most of my movies on a laptop when I’m working so lighthearted titles are easy to pay attention to (or not!). Jeff and I have a Netflix subscription so I also take advantage of the Instant Queue sometimes for movies on the go 🙂 Since this is the first installment I went back a bit – these are the movies I’ve seen since the beginning of the year.
A few words about each:
Valentine’s Day – Lighthearted rom-com (romantic comedy) – you know what it’s going to be like but still cute
Temple Grandin – LOVED this movie and would highly recommend it. I’ve heard her interviewed many times on Fresh Air and just think she’s a fascinating woman. Claire Danes nailed the role
A Single Man – Very well acted by Colin Firth – heartbreaking story and beautifully shot (Tom Ford directed)
Love Happens – This was a bit cheesy for my taste 🙂
The Kids are Alright – Well acted and interesting story – I love both Annette Bening and Julianne Moore
Where the Wild Things Are – Cool costumes but I was a bit disappointed
Letters to Juliet – Pretty predictable and cheesy but ok for watching while editing 🙂
Invictus – Morgan Freeman is a brilliant actor
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work – Documentary on a year in the life of Joan Rivers – didn’t know too much about her beforehand so it was interesting to gain a bit more insight into her life
Annie Hall – A classic – I enjoyed it
Fantastic Mr. Fox – George Clooney is brilliant as the voice of Mr. Fox – loved the look and feel of the film
The Devil Wears Prada – I’d seen this but couldn’t resist watching it again – Meryl Streep is wonderful
I am still loving Glee and can’t wait for new episodes. Jeff has been catching up on Season 2 so it’s been fun to watch some of the episodes again while quilting or sewing and singing along to the songs (Jeff loves that especially).
I have all the soundtracks downloaded and have been listening in my car a lot too – I’m a Gleek!!