Looking back on this week, I didn’t actually read all that much. I only finished two books, one of which was an audio book I’d been listening to since mid-January. Not sure what happened – I think I’m just crashing after my reading high during January. There was no way I was going to keep that pace up anyway. The two books I finished will both be reviewed this week – Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and First You Try Everything by Jane McCafferty.
I’m currently reading The Art of Fielding for book club in a couple of weeks. I had planned on finishing it today, but don’t see that happening unless I do nothing else but read – highly unlikely. As I type this, I’m not even half way through and there are 512 pages.
Friday night Jimmy and I went out for dinner and a movie. We spent close to an hour trying to decide what to see and ultimately landed on The Grey starting Liam Neeson.
It’s a survival movie pitting man against nature in the frozen Alaskan wilderness after a violent plane crash. Liam Neeson plays a tortured soul and reluctant leader of a group of hardened laborers stranded after the crash and being systematically hunted and killed by a pack of wolves. Sounds bleak, right? Actually, the movie is extremely spiritual and has a large overarching Christian message and tons of religious symbolism – which completely surprised me. Jimmy and I both enjoyed the film and recommend it (no matter if you’re into the religious thing or not) – but a word of warning, there are plenty of truly frightful moments and a good bit of gore from both wolf and human slaughtering. If you can stomach all that, you’ll find a movie filled with hope – such odd bedfellows.
And lastly, I thought I’d post a little picture of where all the reading magic happens in my house. My reading nook might be my favorite place on Earth. One day I hope to flank the fireplace with beautiful built-in bookcases. For now, I have one IKEA bookcase that houses all of my TBR books (or most of them) snuggled into the far side recess – it’s hidden in the picture. No one needs to know how many TBR books I have – trust me!