short reviews

  • The Reader (film) – shockingly good. Kate Winslet was characteristically brilliant. Do not watch this film if you are not fond of struggling with problems of moral ambiguity and complexity.
  • Twilight (book) – so after seeing the film, I decided to read the book, but there were about a zillion people ahead of me on the wait list at the library and I’m too cheap to buy it so I gave up. Now the wait list has evaporated (I guess vampires aren’t cool anymore), it’s my turn to read it. I’m really liking it. The writing is sometimes cringe worthy, but the story is fun. Looks like I have my early summer reading list all worked out.
  • The Fabulous Stains (film, starring youngsters Diane Lane and Laura Dern) – what a weird little movie. Almost no attempt was made to construct anything resembling a narrative thread, but I kind of liked it anyway. In some respects it was a dirtier, grittier, not at all kid friendly version of Josie and the Pussycats.
  • So according to my blogger page, this is my 100th post. I find it hard to believe I’ve written that many times over the past two years. If I’d done a better job of using tags for my posts, I’d put up a pie chart or something showing what portion of my posts were navel gazing, what portion dealt with yoga, what portion contained the phrase “gingerbread outhouse,” &c.

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    2 Responses

    1. Tagging makes me stressed. So does making pie charts. But have at it!Twilight series is teen romance novels.

    2. No, I think I’m not going to bother making a pie chart. It would have been kind of funny, but I don’t think it’s worth the effort. Maybe for post #200.Yes – but they’re teen romance novels with vampires! ergo, have awesomeness potential.

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