Archive for June 2nd, 2009

June 2, 2009

A River of Words by Jen Bryant & Melissa Sweet

I woke up this morning needing a vacation from my vacation.

Work has been frustrating because I am not being a People Person today but strangely enough, people keep talking to me.

Also, I should be at home playing The Sims 3.

Also, I don’t have enough time to play The Sims 3 because I need to clean and grocery shop and sleep and go back to work.

Also, I miss my boyfriend, who I have not seen since the 10th of May.

I forget this sometimes, but my particular place of work offers me a simple salve for my woes.

Today, this book was it.

A simple children’s biography of a poet I knew nothing about.

But he seemed like a very good man who balanced life and art with ease,

and was rewarded for his efforts.

And oh, the illustrations!

Maybe I’ll read it again,

before I go home.

More info about William Carlos Williams | About the Author | About the Illustrator | Amazon Link

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June 2, 2009

Summer Movies I Can’t Wait To See v.3

Running alongside many movie-contenders, this one might get the cut.

Yeah, it looks a little schmaltzy. A little too girly. I’m still not convinced about Abigail Breslin in a leading role or Cameron Diaz in a non-comedy.

But I read this book so many years ago, when I was still in high school. My mother read it and handed it to me. My sister, Betsy, got it next and it made her cry (and she does NOT cry over books).

Someone is reading it in my house… it could be Betsy again, or maybe sister Caroline… but ever since then, the females in my family have been attuned to Jodi Picoult and waiting for this movie.

So even though I might not be willing to fork over 9 bucks to see it myself,

if I get home from work and find my mother and sisters offering a summer movie (as is our ritual)…

I will skip the gym

for this one.

June 26

trailer here