So instead of a post about the kids, or crafting I thought I’d write a post about what’s entertaining me recently.
Movies……….. Some recent movies I’ve seen
Toy Story 3 – loved it. The big kids enjoyed it, Cameron loved it. A movie for any fan of the first 2.
The girl with the dragon tattoo – Lent to me on DVD by a friend, wicked movie, gripping, shocking and suspenseful. I hadn’t read the book, not sure I’ll bother. Planning on seeing the 2nd movie in this series in the next week or so.
Alice in Wonderland – Great movie, loved the make-up and special effects.
Sherlock Holmes – This was much better than I expected. I guess I like movies about blowing stuff up – who knew?? I thought the acting was great.
Fantastic Mr Fox – Took Cameron to see this at the movies ages ago, had to watch it aging when it came out on DVD. I think I enjoyed it more than the kids.
Non fiction – well, here is the selection I got from the library this week…….
The stitched in time book isn’t really my thing, but the others seem pretty good.
Fiction – I’ve been getting into New Zealand authors recently, reading a few of their older novels. I like that fact they are real, and easy reading. It really tickles me to read a book referencing places I know in real life too.
The 10pm question – Kate De Goldi - a book about a boy on the ASD spectrum, similar to “The curious incident of the dog in the night-time” which I also really enjoyed.
The Champion, Hostel Girl and The Fat Man- by Maurice Gee. Most NZer’s would be familiar with some of his other novels like “Under the Mountain” , “The half men of O” and “The priests of Ferris”, the ones I chose are not science fiction, just about real people. I really liked them.
I am not Esther – by Fleur Beale. A moving a story of a girl sent to live with relatives who are Exclusive Brethren. Interesting book. I’ve also recently read “A respectable Girl” and “At the end of the Alphabet” her 2 latest novels. Great books.
I used to be a fan of the big crime writers, Minette Walters, Patricia Cornwall, James Patterson etc, but I think I’ve outgrown that phase of reading. I have a bit less time and feel the need to read things that are a bit more real and believable. I read the last Stephen King book “Under the dome”, that was a huge book, a good read, but disappointing ending.
So, what’s entertaining you??? Can you recommend a good NZ author to me?? Or a good craft book ?