Man oh man I have been absent for a while!! Blame it on my return to the vagabond life....ironic since I just purchased my first home, but what can you do?
What say we get the ball rolling again with a roundup of the books and movies I imbibed during March?
1. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate My bookclub decided to read 3 young adult novels for this month, and IT WAS AN AWESOME DECISION. CRIMINY I LOVE YOUNG ADULT FICTION. This was my favorite of the three. A lovely tale of a young girl growing up in turn of the century Texas.... a girl with a decidedly un-girlish fascination with the world of nature and science. WONDERFUL.
2. The Invention of Hugo Cabret Amazing. #2 in the bookclub lineup. A beautiful book.... actually a graphic novel. Gorgeous illustrations. Great story. read it.
3. The Headless Cupid Another lovely tale. Wonderful young adult reading. Gooness I love this genre. My favorite book at this age: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Definitely not young adult fiction. I'll admit, it was a little slow going for me at first, but once the ball got rolling I could not put it down. Well I did put it down once, and then I got up again, turned on the light, and stayed up reading into the wee hours.
5. Tosca's Rome: The Play and the Opera in Historical Perspective A really interesting resource on an opera that is rife with historical reference and religious realism. I would recommend this to other directors who are supposed to be directing the show. Harumpf.
6. The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection Truthfully this was re-read, but it was just as engrossing the second time around. A journalist's observations of the master chef exam at the Culinary Institute of America and then of 3 major American chefs.... what makes them tick? What makes a chef a chef?
So that is a respectable lineup isn't it? And I saw a TON of movies.... think I will save that for another post. On the edge of your seat now aren't you? :)