Saturday, July 6, 2013


I feel like I've been reading like crazy this summer but my Goodreads account says I'm really far behind my reading goal of 100 books in 2013.  Ugh!

I've read both Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth.  Eh.  There were a lot of characters to keep up with, a lot of "factions" and a bunch of stuff about simulations and serums.  I think I like Hunger Games better.  I'm getting a little tired of reading about dystopian societies.  While I love that this series, as well as the Hunger Games, have strong female leads, I'm just over the whole bleak, depressing, futuristic, Mad-Max theme.

I'm glad to see The Book Thief is being made into a movie.  It's one of my favorite books!  And I've got Monuments Men on my queue.  Should be a good movie (Clooney?  Matt Damon?  No problem!).  I really, really hope Reese Witherspoon does NOT play the lead in Gone Girl.   Amy is insane and I don't know if Reese can tackle that level of insanity.  IDK.  Maybe after her recent run-in with the law . . . maybe she can do crazy.  And I really, really hope Rob Pattinson does NOT play the lead in 50 Shades of Gray.  Ick.  Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are teaming up again and I think I'm the only person on the planet that was not impressed with Silver Linings Playbook

This summer I've read Wife-22 which was pretty funny.  I'm about 125 pages in
The Wolf of Wall Street and it's pretty insane (see the trailer here: 
And I also read Bossypants by Tina Fey.  Hysterical.  I could totally be friends with Tina Fey.  And Amy Poehler. 


Unknown said...

I believe {if my opinion means anything....} that the dude who plays Neal caffrey in white collar should play mr. gray. he is hot and steamy and the second I saw him I was like OMG!

LOVE your blog!!! =D

Amanda said...

You are not the only one... I was thoroughly disappointed with Silver Linings Playbook, and I thought it was going to be so good because everyone was talking about it. Hopefully they do better with Serena, though. It was a great book; I read it for English class during my undergrad. A professor from my Alma Mater actually wrote it!

I've also been wanting to read Gone Girl. I've heard great things but I didn't get into the kindle free preview so I can't quite bring myself to buy it.

Also, I'm your partner for the summer swap but we haven't been in contact yet. Get back to me if you're still interested in the swap :)

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