I've had a huge love for Apple beginning with it's iPod, around 2002. Love its stock, the iPhone, the MAC, the iPad and although I no longer use an iPod, it was the first Apple product I ever owned. After reading and loving Isaacson's fantastic bio on Steve Jobs, I couldn't wait to see the movie which was released here on Friday.
The movie portrays jobs as an innovator, a genius and an asshole. Does a genius get a pass from treating others with respect? We liked the movie, but felt it did not cover enough, I would have liked to see more. It basically covers the years (1984-19980, pivotal times when Jobs introduced new technology to the world, and was dealing with personal issues as well. Michael Fassbender, although he looked nothing like Jobs, did a terrific job portraying him. Kate Winslet, as always, played a fantastic role: the head of marketing, ever at his side and his conscience -- yep, I think there was one scene when a flicker of a conscience came through. Probably the most touching part of the movie was his relationship with his daughter who he refused to acknowledge for a number of years despite paternity tests proving she was his daughter. A movie heavy in dialogue, not in action or set changes, it's one of those movies some may love and others might hate. My opinion - definitely worth seeing.
I'm extremely late jumping on the bandwagon here, but my audio download just came through this week from the library. I'm about 1/2 way through and really enjoying this one, which I last read about 35 years ago and remember nothing!!!
Not sure how many people are reading this one this month, but thanks go to Melissa’s blog, Trish and Care for hosting.
I finished, Kate Morton's The Lake House this week (500p). I enjoyed it, a lot but it wasn't my favorite - still need to work on a review.Listening to Salem's Lot and Reading - It's. Nice. Outside; Jim Kokoris (this one is so good)
- The Improbability of Love; Hannah Rothschild (Knopf)
- The Tears of Dark Water; Corban Addison (Thomas Nelson)
- Along an Infinite Sea; Beatriz Williams(G.P. Putnam & Sons)
- The Mare; Mary Gaitskill (Pantheon)
- Hour of the Bees; Lindsay Eagar (Candlewick)
- Tenacity; J.S. Law(Henry Holt & Co)
Some of you who follow me on Instagram have probably seen my "cats" lately, but for those who haven't, please "indulge" me. At our house you can always tell when the temps get cooler as we have fireplace cats, and lap cats - we love all (3).
Freckles - age 12 - Loves my husband,
views me as his food source.
Lily - age 12
Loves me and my husband's laps equally
Buddy - age 13
His heart belongs to me
Enjoy your week Everyone!