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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Five pages in to this book and I was unsure if I would make it to the end.  Twenty pages in and I was in love.  So, it wasn’t love at first sight!  Who cares!  This was a great book!  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a book of letters; the first obstacle for me.  I like descriptive books with conversation.  I wasn’t too sure this book would meet both expectations.  The book centers around Juliet, an author, just after WWII.  Juliet is looking for a new topic for a newspaper article she has been assigned.  The book follows Juliet as she finds her topic in Guernsey.  After the first twenty pages, I had a difficult time putting the book down.

Kings of Leon

I seriously love this song.  My son hates it.  He hates that his mom loves it.

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Since I was at home enjoying the stomach bug that was passed on to me, I used my Netflix streaming video and watched a movie that my husband has refused to rent for me!  Confessions of a Shopaholic.  Ok, I love chick flicks!  Not all chick flicks, but most!  For some reason, the trailer to this particular film did not appeal to me.  So I didn’t push my husband to see it when it was in theaters, nor did I really go out of my way to rent it.  Today, I had time on my hands!

I was surprised.  As far as chick flicks go, it was good!  Isla Fischer was very convincing.  I’m not an avid shopper (probably another reason I didn’t rush to see this movie), but this one made me want to get my credit card out and start charging, well until the end of course!  Glad I watched it.

Lost

I’ll admit it.  I’m hooked…midway through the LAST SEASON!  I have horrible timing!  I watch very few television shows faithfully. I don’t know if “few” is an appropriate word.  Faithfully, I watch Lost, that’s it.   I started watching this show during the first season.  Who can pass up looking over at a car wreck…plane wreck, that is.  But somewhere during the second season, I LOST interest!  Then at the end of last season, something beckoned…maybe it was the time travel.  I love a good story!

I’ve done my best to catch up and be a good fan.  So that’s what I’m doing tonight!  Get Lost!

Alice In Wonderland

The three of us went to see Alice In Wonderland the day after it opened.  I’m not sure what I expected.  I know that I’m not particularly fond of 3-D movies (I hate wearing those glasses).  And to be sure, I thought they would really pull out all the 3D tricks. I was surprised at the end, wondering why I even bothered to see the 3D version.  There were  a few interesting 3D moments, but this was no Avatar.  The movie was ok.  That’s it.  Just ok.  Three stars out of five.  Johnny Depp‘s character was more weird than mad.  I think the orange wig and the freaky contacts were a bit too much for me.  I liked Alice-the character, but I think they focused so much energy on the look of the movie that it lacked substance.  Alice lacked motivation.  I don’t want to give it all away to those that are waiting for the crowds to die down to go and see it.  And the ending didn’t work for me.  So, to sum it up, lot’s of pretty colors, but not much story to this movie.