Thursday, December 13, 2018
Often I find that my enjoyment of a book is linked to being able to visualize the story in my head, and in this one I couldn't help but think it was more like a movie turned into a novel, with fast paced action scenes. I am not sure that I fully believed the story and the twists and turns seemed a bit unrealistic to me, but it would make a good movie with a good everyman type of actor in the main role. 4/5
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
A book I would happily have on my own shelves and it would make a lovely gift for my friends. 5/5
Monday, December 10, 2018
Christmas Carols are beginning to be played everywhere you go at the moment. I could do without Snoopys Christmas being played 10 times a day, but do enjoy some of the more traditional songs. I hadn't seen this one before and enjoyed the combination of both singers.
Sunday, December 09, 2018
A great read, that felt like it was written by a friend telling you about their life. One of my favorite reads of 2018. 5/5
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Not looking for any high brow viewing tonight, I was happy to watch The Rock Dwayne Johnson fling himself round this super high rise that is burning with his family in it. Being neither a fan of high rises or fire , but an admirer of Dwayne Johnson and disaster movies I felt that this might be one that I might enjoy. However I found it a bit dull and slightly too formulaic. It was like the producers had sat in a room and ticked off too many boxes- Asian setting, fit and toned baddies with an accent, injured war hero, super cute kids, action sequences tick, tick, tick. However like most modern action movies, they somehow forgot to write a compelling story. Still watching Dwayne Johnson is always a pleasure. 3/5
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
It is especially poignant as the years go by, as more survivors die and so many of their stories will be lost to read such a book. 5/5
Monday, December 03, 2018
I stepped into a taxi at midnight the other night after a long and busy shift, and this song started up. I hadn't heard it in years but it got my toes tapping and I desperately wanted to sing along. I think I've reached that turning point of enjoying the golden oldies radio station.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The little I knew about her came from shows and movies, but I nothing about her background or life. Primarily this book focuses on her childhood and young adulthood with 2/3 of the story about her life until age 30, and then skimming over the last 40 years. I did like that it was not full of boring meetings or stories about obscure plays and shows which I am normally left skipping pages to get through.
I felt she let all of her vulnerability show in this book, describing the times when she was abused by people who should have taken care of her by family members and people she worked for or were in relationships with. 4/5
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
How We Made. There are a variety of small articles about how certain songs/tv shows/Magazines/films were made or inspired. I enjoyed reading How We Made All Creatures Great and Small and How We Made One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. I didn't know that Michael Douglas produced One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, or that it was filmed in a real Mental Hospital with patients used in the movie. Interesting facts.