I've been waiting for a long time [see here] to see this movie. I was really impressed. It was about as hard to watch as it was to read the book. Overall it was great, but I almost like the book better because it's hard to translate some of what he went through [especially his thoughts] into the movie. If you're worried about it being graphic [like I was], it's not too bad. Obviously when he actually cuts off his arm it's pretty nasty, but please don't let it deter you from watching. You can always close your eyes.
I wasn't sure what to expect, but I thought it was a fun movie! It was funny and kept me wondering what was going to happen. Like I said on twitter, I wouldn't mind running into Ashton in France. Oh la la! Haha!
Romeo + Juliet
I don't know why I've never seen this version, but I remedied that this past week. Okay, who doesn't know the story of Romeo and Juliet? It was definitely a unique take on the story. It's kind of like whenever, I watch Titanic and hope the ship doesn't sink. If only Romeo would have gotten the letter. Sigh....
Bruno Mars: Doo-Wop & Hooligans
I got this cd from the library last week and listened to it all weekend. I think all of the songs have merged together and gotten stuck in my head.
The Civil Wars: Barton Hollow
Heather has been DYING to get this cd, but the only place they sell it in Boise is at The Record Exchange. We were out shopping on Saturday and she was finally able to get it. I've only listened to it a couple times, but I think it's gonna be a new favorite.
I was able to read REAL BOOKS over my Spring Break last week! It was so nice!
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
This was one of the books that Heather read recently. It was my first Steve Martin book. Like she said, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed it.
Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist
I won this book from Ryan Guard's blog. I randomly entered after he tweeted about it. I was thrilled to have won something, but had no idea what I was in for. I ate this book up! It's incredible. I want to share the synopsis so you can get a glimpse of how amazing it is. Thanks again Ryan!
"Cold Tangerines is a collection of stories that celebrate the extraordinary moments hidden in our everyday lives. It is about God, and about life, and about the thousands of daily ways in which an awareness of God changes and infuses everything. It is about spiritual life, and about all the things that we have called nonspiritual life that might be spiritual after all. It is the snapshots of a young woman making peace with herself and her life, and trying to craft a life that captures the energy and exuberance we long for in the midst of the fear and regret and envy we all carry with us. It is both a voice of challenge and song of comfort, calling us upward to the best possible life, and giving us room to breathe, to rest, to break down and break through. Cold Tangerines offers bright and varied glimpses of hope and redemption, in and among the heartbreak and boredom and broken glass."