22. July 2015 09:22
Wow, it's Wednesday already.
So, what have I been reading?
I finished The Goldfinch. I LOVED it. 5 stars. I can totally see why it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014. I loved the character of Boris. Yes, Theo was good too, but there was just something about Boris and I was so glad to see him re-emerge later in the story. It's a long story, 700+ pages, and I broke it up by listening to the audio version in my car and on my walks, and I read the hard copy at night on the couch while my husband watched TV. The Goldfinch has been picked up by Warner Bros for a movie adaptation, and it will certainly be a movie I go and see.
Also, in less than 48 hours I read and finished The Rosie Project. This was recommended to me by my aunt and I really enjoyed it. It's the story of an autistic genetics professor named Don Tillman (who doesn't realize that he's autistic) and his search for the perfect wife. He meets Rosie, thinking she's applied for the "wife project" and despite her being totally unsuitable, they become friends. It was a fast, lighthearted read, though I do feel that the ending was rushed, and I closed the book feeling disappointed by the ending. But there is a sequel The Rosie Effect so I'm hoping that perhaps it will pick up where the other left off and build upon the rushed ending. I also recently learned that this book is being made into a movie with Jennifer Lawrence cast as Rosie. I think this is a great casting decision. I'm curious who will play Don who is described as being in very good physical shape, and looking like Cary Grant.
I have quite a few books sitting on my desk, so I'll update you next week with what I decided to pick!
What are you currently reading??
20. July 2015 12:08
For the 3rd consecutive year, the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida have invited me and the #TampaTrio to participate in the annual Girl Scout Thin Mint Sprint (5K) and Tagalong Trot (1 mile). You can read about our previous experiences here, and here.
We love this race, and last year Ronin won big by placing in the Top 50, and earned himself a box of cookies!! It was this race that really set him on his goal to run longer, run faster, run smarter.
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15. July 2015 13:00
Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated television series, a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. The series stars Shaun, a sheep previously featured in the 1995 short film A Close Shave and in the Shopper 13 episode from the 2002 Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions series, and his madcap adventures around a small farm as the leader of his flock.
Shaun the Sheep Movie is out in theaters August 5th, 2015 and the #Tam... [More]