Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Blatherings ~ Books and Movies


I love Sundays - especially those when I can throw on some sweats and never leave the house -- like today. A relaxing breakfast, a few cups of coffee, a crock pot full of chicken soup starting to smell wonderful, and a cookbook opened to desserts made from apples.  Life is good.

Movies - 

I've been on a bit of winning streak with picking great movies, so much so that my husband has told me he'll let me pick the next one as well.  Last week it was Gone Girl and this week The Judge (Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall (just awesome).  Have you seen  it?  Next pick will be Birdman (Michael Keaton and Ed Norton), provided it gets a full release as it's only in select cities right now.

Books - 

I've got a few books going right now and have been switching off depending on how tired I am.  Edge of Eternity (audio/eGalley) Ken Follett (very good), The Girl Who Fell From the Sky; Heidi Durrow (very good) and Nora Webster; Colm Toibin (very good) (audio/eGalley).

New Books - 
I added (4) books to my shelves last week, but gave away about (30) that I never read so I guess I am ahead of the game (in my mind).
Enjoy Your Day!

34 comments:

  1. Hmmm. I seem to recall a Sunday morning like that...maybe 4 years ago? LOL! One day I'm sure we'll experience Sundays like that again. How Google Works is one that Scott recently picked up. Sounds interesting--I'll be reading non-fiction next month so I may pick it up as well. And Gone Girl was quite the movie, huh?

    Hope you have a great week! :)

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    1. Trish,

      That's what my daughter says too...2 little girls is quite time-consuming. Your day will come.

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  2. Those are my favorite kinds of Sundays, too! I finished Starting Out in the Evening on Friday - not as good as Florence Gordon, but still beautifully written and though-provoking. I'm looking forward to Nora Webster.

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    1. JoAnn,
      I had Florence Gordon confused with Flora by Gail Godwin (loved Flora), but haven't read F.G yet.

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  3. Glad to hear The Judge was good, I was kind of wondering about that one. Thought it looked good. We've got the crockpot going too- it's that time of year. :)

    The Christmas Light looks like a nice read.

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    1. Greg, hope u had a nice Sunday, and yes. see The Judge.

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  4. Your Sunday sounds lovely Diane. I haven't been to see a movie in quite a while. All those recommends sound good. I'm happy to hear Michael Keaton is in a movie again. I have always enjoyed his acting skills and his movies. I have just downloaded Winter Street, the others I have added to my list. Thanks so much, and enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)

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    1. Hope you enjoy Winter Street --hope to read it soon.

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  5. I, too, want to see The Judge. My husband isn't a big fan of films, perhaps because he can't change the channel as quickly as he can at home, but we both like Robert Duvall. As for Gone Girl, anything had to be better than the book (which I loathed).

    I keep seeing/reading about admiration for Nora Webster...must find a copy for myself somewhere. Have a good week, Diane!

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    1. LOL...my husband is a "quick change artist with the remote as well".

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  6. We haven't seen any of those movies but we've heard they are pretty good. I hope you have a great week.

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    1. Thanks Brian....I hope you get some time for an..... easy:)

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  7. Your Sunday sounds wonderful! We had company for noon meal and while it was a lovely time, I did miss my lazier Sunday.

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  8. I can't remember the last time I had a day to stay in my pjs and stay home all day - it sounds divine!

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  9. Love that had time to relax today. I can almost smell the chicken soup.

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    1. The soup was awesome and the leftovers make the perfect lunch as well for work.

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  10. I hope you share the apple recipes. I am looking for a good one. Winter Street showed up at my house too. I want to see The Judge. Our Sunday was great too.

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    1. I will post some recipes soon, I hope. (You will love the The Judge). The town where it was filmed is so awesome.

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  11. Glad to hear life is good! I think I may start following your movie recommendations too and get out my crock pot recipe book. Have a great week.

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    1. We do like going to the movies in fall and winter --almost never in summer.

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  12. Happy Monday, Diane! Your new books look enticing. I wonder about the Google book: will it be informative and interesting? I will check your link, and/or Google it. :)

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    1. The reviews for the Google book are practically all 5 stars so I am anxious to learn about Google.

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  13. I always feel pretty good when I manage to give away more than I acquire. It is a sadly less common occurrence than it should be though.

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    1. It is a great feeling. I've vowed not to add more bookshelves:)

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  14. That sounds like a great Sunday! I love days when I don't have to leave the house. I always feel so much more productive and relaxed. Great books! Starting Out in the Evening is especially catching my eye right now.

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  15. Brian Morton is a talented author IMO Katherine. He has a new book out called Florence Gordon.

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  16. The description of your Sunday sounds perfect - so relaxing. My husband and I also love The Judge. I'm going to check our theater to see if we will be getting Birdman.

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  17. I really enjoyed Birdman and am curious to see if the movie lives up to my expectations.

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  18. I need a Sunday like this. Maybe this coming Sunday. It seems though like Sundays are my catch all days where I do whatever I couldn't do during the week or on Saturdays.

    I've had The Girl Who Fell From the Sky on my shelf forever. I really need to read it.

    I hope you have a great rest of the week, Diane!

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  19. I wanted to see The Judge last weekend but it was Jason's turn to pick so we ended up at Fury. As a rule I don't war movies but it was good for what it was.

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