Sunday, July 15, 2012

Holiday reading and viewing...

These holidays whilst basking in the hotel room due to tropical downpours I put my book down and put the TV on.  The following is a list of movies I allowed myself to sit and watch.  I find it hard to sit and watch a full movie, considering I can relax whilst reading and this kills two birds with the one stone; I always have a huge stack of books to read for the library and book club and personal interest.  I did manage to read a few and I've listed these as well.


  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - I had previously read the book - bit of a tear jerker - lovely perspective from a young boy with Autism.
  • The Hangover - part 2 - very amusing!
  • Safe House - predictable action packed Denzel Washington flick.
  • Twilight - Breaking Dawn part 1 - I am usually more critical in my appraisal of YA fiction - but I've loved this series and all the movies (there I've said it!)
  • The Warrior - some wrestling movie the boyfriend wanted to watch
  • New Year's Eve - romantic comedy with an all star cast just not an all-star storyline
  • Marked by PC Cast & Kristin Cast - more vampire teen stuff
  • Fifty Shades of Grey - I thought this was appalling
  • Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey - too long - but a good story - felt like "The Shark Net"
  • The Coming of the Whirlpool by Andrew McGahan - great story - looking forward to the next instalment 
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - this is really good.  But we already knew that.
  • To Hope and Back by Kathy Kacer - another very sad story from WW2.  The thing I appreciate is they are stories that will be accessible by younger students
  • When we were two by Robert Newton - sad story set in early 1900s
  • Ishmael and the hoops of steel by Michael Gerard Bauer - I love this series - soooo funny
  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes - very poor start - very confusing end

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