Sunday, November 14, 2010

Good entertainment

It's so hard to find these days! But I love it when I find it.

I just finished the Book Thief. Good book! Set in Nazi Germany and from a German's point of view. Actually it is narrated by Death, but it's a story of a little girl growing up during that time. They do hide a Jew in their house for some time and most of the characters get killed off, except the Jew. There now, I have diffused the tension and you can read it without thinking you are getting invested in a bunch of characters that they are going to kill off. I love when Death at the end talks about how some people's souls are lighter because they have left so much of it other places. I also love how sarcastic Death can be.

I have enjoyed being part of this book club. I enjoyed my time in Virginia where they were reading more classical literature and biographies, also. This book club reads more modern literature, but I don't think it is any less well written. In fact, I think a lot of "classics" aren't really good at all. When I went to Emma's school's open house one of the mothers got all upset that in English they weren't reading more classical literature. The teacher explained that the kids don't like it and then end up not liking to read, because of the things they are forced to read in school. I thought it made perfect sense! I was lucky to miss Hemingway, because of moves and Lord of the Flies and Catcher in the Rye. I can't believe I got out of all of it! yeah me!! I did take it upon myself to read Hemingway- Old man and the Sea and Farewell to Arms. Both were stupid and a waste of my precious reading time! Yes, that's right, I said it! Hemingway is stupid! I refuse to read the other two.

We have just recently found The Big Bang Theory on TV. We DVR it every week now and it makes me laugh and laugh! And you know what- not one gay person on the whole thing so far- amazing!!

I can't find a movie worth writing about lately. Seen any good ones?


Anonymous said...

Question on Sophomore English test Describe the tone of this piece, Using two examples from the selection. Answer: It was dumb and boring too. Seems like my Sophomore agreed with you. I personally love Hemingway and find his works very profound. Try Farwell to Arms. Movie is good too.

Natalie C. said...

I wish we would have a book club here! It's so frustrating that I think a lot of people are like me: too busy and stressed and tired. But I happen to love book clubs, so I would actually make time for it. Get this- they are starting card club again and I am proud of myself that I was honest enough to say I am too busy & stressed to make cards, but I'll come & chat. (card club?! but no book club??)

Ginette said...

I have wanted to join a book club for years. I can't seem to find anyone who can commit to it. I've even thought about doing an online one.