Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blog's First Award

Thank you Magaly Guerrero at Pagan Culture for this award.

If I understand this right, I need to follow the rules of the award
They would be

* Thank the one who gave you the award
*Share 7 things about yourself
* Pass the award to 15 others
*Let them know you are giving them an award

Well, okay seven things about me...

1) Disney movies make me cry

2) I'm still after 15 years only on chapter 2 of ClockWork Orange -just can't get into the book, loved the movie can't get into the book

3) I'm a Michael Damian fan from years back. I still listen to his self titled album from 1986 on cassette

4) When I had cable I used to watch Designer Guys every day on HGTV

5) My favourite scene in the movie Duets when Paul Giamatti sings "Hello It's Me"

6) I love Earl Grey Tea

7) I adore the character Clem on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I think he's the best of the comedy relief they ever had.

That was the easy part, now for 15 bloggers I adore. Little harder, I can think of 5 off the top of my head.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Motherhood : movie

Right off you are thinking what does this have to do with anything?

It's a version of Mrs. Dalloway.

For anyone who has not read Mrs. Dalloway, it is about a woman who's life is examined in the course of one day. The end of the day being a grand party she's throwing, and how she views herself in the course of the day.

The movie Motherhood is about a woman who is planning this party for her daughter's 6th birthday, and how her life is
examined in the course of that day leading up to the party.
The husband, the best friend, the society she has to deal with; all which make her doubt herself and her place in life.

Now, I love this idea. Loved it when they did the film The Hours (also based on Mrs Dalloway)
and am loving it in this modern telling.

With the internet, our lives are processed down to one day at a time, and our lives spilled forth sometimes in full for others to view in short areas of time. This movie uses the blog as a way for the lead to examine her own life in less then perfect snips. And we the viewers, are treated to her in every shade of what at first appears to be the beginning of a meltdown but in fact is a celebration.

Friday, March 26, 2010

March 26 2010

I have got to learn not to plan anything beyond a few hours, cause whenever I do, those plans get shuffled and mucked up.

I know, I said the other day I would get to an Emma post.  Well, that did not happen.  Was hoping to also have a Cleaving by Julie Powell half done by now, but I'm only starting it.   But one things for sure, I was not prepared for it. I thought I was, but I wasn't.  What do I mean by that, you are thinking.  Well, I'm a vegetarian so I was prepared for the graphic content of the butchery, but I was not prepared for the erotic way she describes the butchery.  It's like she's describing a lover in a very poetic way.


Okay, so now that you all know I am behind on my homework, I'll throw another Emma question at you....  Do you feel that Frank Churchill's behavouir was justified?  

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 23 2010

I got another book in the mail the other day. Read Remember Recommend by Rachelle Rogers Knight. Which I will be reviewing next week.

Yesterday, was my birthday. So mom took me for lunch and while I was out, I wandered into the bookstore and bought myself a copy of Cleaving A Story of Marriage Meat and Obsession by Julie Powell. I am very eager to start reading this one. I adored Julie/Julia. Been reading her blog for awhile now and just love her strength and humour.

This has launched me on a bit of a cooking book addiction. I have a "to buy list" that has about 6 memoirs from Chefs/Food Critics that I hope to have soon.

I'll be doing a Jane Austen post hopefully tomorrow. I just got my hands on a copy of the latest BBC version of Emma and I want a chance to sit down to watch it.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Oh my god! My life sucks

Okay, so I had every intention of working on book reviews for the next while.
Then my oven blew up.

I have a new stack of book it seems coming from a different publisher for review sometime this week.

Things have to sort themselves out soon... I hope.

But on the topic of Emma.... It was once said that Jane Austen wrote it with the idea that no one would like the heroine but her.
How do you feel about an author who wrote their main character to piss people off?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Jane Austen Anyone?

You know, I had fun last year being part of the All Jane challenge that was hosted by Stephenie's Written Word. I know there are a few other bloggers out there doing one of their own right now, and I am sure that there will be more as time goes on.
I'm tossing out the idea to anyone who might be interested, of doing a semi-Jane Austen book club. Not really a challenge, but just comparing notes.

If anyone is interested, just leave me a comment and we'll get a link exchange going.

First book to be talked about is Emma

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 1 2010

Hey, just to let everyone know, the contest closed today for the copy of "Spin" by Catherine Mckenzie.

Someone will be getting ahold of the winner in the next day or so.

This also means that I will be back later this week with a few updates to the blog. I know, it's been silent for the past month. I just did not want the contest and interview to get too lost in the shuffle, not too mention, the past month has been chaos in my personal life to say the lest.

But congrats to the winner of the book, and I will be back in a day or two with a few things to pump life back into this blog.