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Latest Activity: May 29, 2015
stanley tucci is brilliant!
Oh! My mom read Treasure Island to us! Very cool!
Guilty confession - I sometimes pick up one of the umpteen classics I never read in school (because they weren't assigned). TREASURE ISLAND is my current one. A lot of classic literary cliches in there! Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Stanley Tucci played the villain, Katie? That's intriguing. I guess Jack Nicholson was busy when they were casting. ;) As far as walking the streets - I feel one must be unusually tough just to WORK in Hollywood. Up at 4:30, in makeup at 5, be available all day for shooting, go to dinner with other public figures and get secretly stared at and gossiped about by everyone else in the restaurant, in bed at 10 and up at 4 again! :P
i'm loving the conversation on here! thanks, you guys!
Pamela! I loved The Lovely Bones! I also saw the movie and thought it was great. They captured the sweetness of the sisters and I am always amazed by those actors who are willing to play a bad person and Stanley Tucci was perfect in the role. How do these folks walk the streets afterwards? I remember horror stories about how viewers would yell at soap stars for whatever they were up to in the story lines. :-/
When I was at the bookstore I saw that one of the staff picks was Love, Anthony by Lisa Genova about a mother with a son who is autistic and she loses him. Has anyone read it? The reviews on Amazon are so compelling. I will be going back to pick it up soon. I feel as though it is going to be some heavy reading and need something a little lighter in the interim. Any suggestions? http://www.amazon.com/Love-Anthony-Lisa-Genova-ebook/dp/B007EDYKSE/...
I started reading Confessions of an Economic Hitman. It's a small book and I am taking it by about 10 pages a week because of how upsetting it is! The author is writing about how he was hired to basically exploit others and especially other nations for profit. I love that he wrote it because I think that it took a lot of guts but the fact that nothing changes when people speak up and tell the truth is discouraging. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessions_of_an_Economic_Hit_Man
I recently finished THE LOVELY BONES. I haven't actually seen the movie, but I suspect the book is better. There are many subtleties about the family and other relationships involved, and people's personal responses to events, that couldn't have been very well communicated in a film. It's a good read, hard to put down.
Here's a book that might shake up your thinking:
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed comes a brave, frank, and exquisitely written memoir that will change the way you see the world.
Barbara Ehrenreich is one of the most important thinkers of our time. Educated as a scientist, she is an author, journalist, activist, and advocate for social justice. In LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, she recounts her quest-beginning in childhood-to find "the Truth" about the universe and everything else: What's really going on? Why are we here? In middle age, she rediscovered the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence, which records an event so strange, so cataclysmic, that she had never, in all the intervening years, written or spoken about it to anyone. It was the kind of event that people call a "mystical experience"-and, to a steadfast atheist and rationalist, nothing less than shattering.
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