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Movie and a Book Review Time!

Thursday, July 31, 2008
There is not really much going on. It's stinking hot outside, which is the way it's suppose to be in Nebraska at the end of July.
So, I thought I'd fill in some things I've skipped during the "doggy saga" while Rod was out of town.
First, my sister and I went to see, "Mama Mia" on Saturday afternoon.




What a fun, fun, fun, fun movie! Meryl Streep plays the mother. I had no idea that she could sing! She probably couldn't make an album or anything, but she was really good! Pierce Brosnan played one of the "potential fathers" for the young lady, Sophie, whowas played by this absolutely beautiful young woman named Amanda Seyfried. Now, SHE could make an album! Anyway, I also didn't know that Pierce Brosnan could sing.....well...actually, he can't. He tried to do this gutteral kind of country singer type of voice....which is really strange because he's English. But, what he lacks in singing skills, he makes up is being EYE CANDY!!



I'm going to pass out!! When I "googled" Pierce Brosnan to get his picture, I discovered that his birthday is almost the same day as MY birthday! My birthday is May 17th (no year, I'm not that goofy!) and Pierce's birthday (we are on a first-name basis now) is May 16th, 1953, which makes him OLDER than me (OK, not that much older...and no it's not ONE DAY OLDER, it's one day and 3 years...oh crap! I wasn't going to spill that date! Crap, crap, crap, crap!)

Movie review #2: Last Thursday, I was feeling sorry for myself because Rod was going to go out of town the next day, so I decided to take myself to a movie. I saw "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl."




What a cute and entertaining movie! Abigail Breslin plays Kit, a young girl who is growing up during the Great Depression. Kit has a burning desire to be a reporter. The movie is actually based on one of the books from the American Girl series. I only read one of the American Girl books when I worked at the Bookworm bookstore. I worked in the children's department for about 1 1/2 years. I had to quit after I was diagnosed. The children's department is in the basement and the stairs were doing me in. Anyway, they're great books and, if you have girls, you know they also have great dolls.




According to Wikipedia:

In 1983, educator, writer and entrepreneur, Pleasant T. Rowland was looking for dolls to give her nieces for Christmas and found only baby dolls and teen/adult dolls. There were no preteen dolls. That shopping experience, coupled with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, inspired her to create the American Girl line of historical dolls and books.

Now for a book review. Last week I read a great murder mystery called, "A Stranger in Paradise" written by Robert B. Parker.

The story involved a hunk of a policeman named Jesse Stone and his attempt to nab an Apache hit man named Wilson "crow" Cromartie. Its a quick read, taking only about 3-4 days to get through.


I just finished reading "The Secret Life of Bees" written by Sue Monk Kidd.




This book has been out for several years. It was getting all kinds of accolades but, I just couldn't get excited to read a book about bees. Little did I know what I was missing out on. It is such an amazing book! It is a story that is set in South Carolina in the year 1964. It tells the story of a young girl, Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. I don't want to tell you any more about it because I'm afraid I'll end up telling the whole story. I just found out that it is being made into a movie with Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning and should be coming out sometime this fall! Yahoo!!

Well, that's about it for tonight. It is almost 9:00 and since Rod is home he can take care of the dogs and I can get back to my mixing schedule and get to bed at a decent time! I'm SO GLAD THAT ROD IS HOME!!!!

Thanks for reading.

Annette

2 comments to Movie and a Book Review Time!:

Colleen said...

I LOVED the Secret Life of Bees! I read it last summer, I think. I believe they are making a movie out of it!

I don't know why, but I just have no desire to see Mamma Mia! in the theater. I saw it on stage, and it was wonderful, but I just don't want to sit and watch it at the movies. I know, call me crazy!! But I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

I'm glad you are off puppy duty!! Whoo hoo!!
Love and Hugs,
Colleen :)

Kathy said...

The Sevret Life of Bees is an amazing book. I read it years ago...I think I will read it again...I forget so much these days...Jennifer Hudson is going to be in the film as well...cannot wait...I want to see Mama Mia so bad...maybe tomorrow...Em will be at the water park with the in-laws...I have to drag Brian...but I can tlak him into it...I love ABBA and Meryl Streep...I heard Pierce Sing on a cut from the film and he is pretty bad...but, he is gorgeous, so who the hell cares!