WHAT I’M WATCHING ON DVD: “Becoming Jane“
Read my review HERE.
WHAT I’M WATCHING ON DVD: It is nice to watch an really good movie I’ve never heard of before. This was one of those movies. Read my review HERE.
I recently found this list while working on my review of the movie version of “Brideshead Revisited.” 100 ALL-TIME NOVELS It’s an interesting list. Now I have a few books to add to my every growing “must read list.” Unfortunately, my favorite book, “The Age of Innocence,” did not make the list so I am forced to question the literary qualifications of the list makers!
by Tracy Chevalier Seldom do I await an author’s next book with much anticipation; however, for two years I have eagerly awaited Tracy Chevalier’s ninth novel, “Burning Bright.” Chevalier is most famous for writing “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” a novel featuring Dutch painter Vermeer. The book was made into a highly praised movie of the same name, starring Scarlett Johannsen and Colin Firth. Chevalier has the ability to transform
By T.C. Boyle This book was a gift from my husband. He knew nothing about the book, but he knows I enjoyed books about Alaska and books about weird cultish groups so he thought I might enjoy Drop City. He was right, yet the book does not hold a place on my list of favorites. I had not read any books by author T.C. Boyle and at first his
by, Bob Tarte From talking starlings to terrorizing turkeys, Tarte’s book demonstrates how our pets play an extraordinarily wonderful part in our lives. Our pets have amazing power over us; they also have an intimate and essential place, as writer Bob Tarte discovers in his book “Enslaved by Ducks.” It started with an innocent move the Michigan countryside. Tarte and wife Linda were looking for a peaceful life away
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell The first few chapters of The Sparrow were confusing and in turn, boring because I couldn’t figure out what was going on. I would have put another book down, but my husband and several friends had read this book and liked it, so I stuck with it. The Sparrow takes the reader on several journeys; a journey to the future and a journey to
A book I never finished… Three Cups of Tea, one man’s mission to support peace”¦ one school at a time By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin I borrowed this book with determination to read and like it. I loved both the topic and the setting (Pakistan and Afghanistan). Three Cups of Tea is a highly popular, highly praised New York Times Best Seller, so obviously many people have loved
Jon Krakauer is best known for Into Thin Air, the story of the fateful 1996 season on Everest and Into the Wild (see my review of the major motion picture adapted from this book under Movie Reviews). Krakauer has written several other books, mostly concerning outdoor topics, however, one of his best books diverts from his usual subject matter. Under the Banner of Heaven: a Story of Violent Faith, is