What I’m reading:
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
I checked this book out from the library after reading Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett. Lucy and Ann were friends as they began their writing careers.
I also started reading Tell the Wolves I’m Home, but I got distracted and put it aside.
Next up: I’m thinking of reading Unbroken in preparation for the movie coming out in December.
What I’m watching:
I saw Interstellar today in a full theater at 11 AM. The movie lasts almost three hours which is a long time to sit right next to a stranger (the theater was almost full, so I had no choice) . But it was a big movie with mind-bending ideas and big actors doing big stuff. I liked it. (My 16-year old son declared it the Best Movie Ever.)
On television I’m watching my usual mix of reality television: The Amazing Race, Survivor, The Real Housewives of ________________ (whatever’s showing), and Jimmy Fallon at night. Beverly Hills 90210 has been showing on Tuesdays and I have to admit that I’ve been really enjoying watching old episodes. I’m a little worried about how much I like the hairstyles from the 90s and wonder sometimes if I just got stuck in the 90s in terms of my expectations for hairstyles.
What I’m listening to:
Taylor Swift’s new music, 1989. I bought the CD for my daughter and got hooked on it. I like the “bonus” tracks at the end where the talks about her songwriting process, giving us a peek at the beginning stages of three of the songs.
Where I’m driving:
Around in circles. Half an hour north to pick up my son. Half an hour south to pick up my girl. Ten minutes here, ten minutes back to deliver a son to work. Twenty minutes to church, twenty minutes back. I have never driven around so much in my life. At least gas prices have gone down and I’m “only” paying $3.25 as gallon. Since my husband’s been out of town again (since Wednesday), I have spent more time than usual in the car, including a 7:15 AM departure each morning. This is the single hardest thing for me because I work very late and getting less than six hours of sleep is among my Least Favorite Things. (Ah, now there’s a post idea!)
2 thoughts on “Reading, watching, listening, driving”
I really liked Tell The Wolves I’m Home- I hope you get to read more! We also watch Survivor. I thought we were the only ones who still watched it!!
Unbroken is great. Takes time to read, however. I mostly read simple things that don’t take much time – guess my mind can’t take too much serious stuff.
The older I get, the more lazy I feel I am. Or I am becoming. Whatever –
And when it comes to TV watching, I like game shows, and most music shows. My all-time favorite program, though, is the Amazing Race. It is unreal the amount of time (and expense) that goes into creating that program. Each week has some new challenge, and I love to see teams that keep their cool in the midst of some trying experiences.