Monday, December 03, 2007

November Ends...

Man did I pick up the pace on reading!!!! I'm so proud of myself!


37. The Cold Moon - Jeffrey Deaver I started this in the hospital when Dad was getting his surgery.  I love Jeffrey Deaver and I really love the Lincoln/Amelia books!  This ended open, though - it could have another book with the same characters he introduced in this one!

38. The Nonborn King - Julian May 3rd in the Pilocene Exile series.  So far this was the best of the bunch even though Julian May still described stuff I couldn't care less about!  I wanna know what's happening with Aiken & Felice & Mercy....get to the good stuff woman!!

39. Creation In Death - JD Robb I bought this the day after it came out and read it in one day.  I love this series!!!  And this had a great ending!

40. You Suck - Christopher Moore This guy is soooooo hilarious - I laugh out loud when I read his stuff.  Unfortunately this was a sequel to Blood Sucking Fiends which I have not read so I know how the other one ends.  It's okay, though...I'll read it just for the humor!

41. Shadow And Silk - Ann Maxwell Ann Maxwell is really Elizabeth Lowell in disguise.  But her books are just as good.  I love how she mixes a real plot with steamy romance!  Always fun!

42. Dead Wrong - JA Jance The continuing saga a girl sheriff Joanna Brady - I always enjoy these books.  And this one, she catches a killer while she's 9 months pregnant! 

43. Girl Singer - Rosemary Clooney w/ Joan Barthel Autobiography time!!  This was an interesting read...I knew nothing about Rosemary Clooney except her songs and that George is her nephew.  I didn't know she was married to big time actor Jose Ferrer and that her son is Miguel Ferrer, the guy on Crossing Jordan who I've always thought was attractive.  I didn't know anything so this was fun, not knowing what was coming up!

44. Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now - Barry Miles I liked this one but I had a few problems with it.  My main one was that Barry Miles, the author, talked about himself and his Indica Bookstore & Art Gallery waaaaay too much!  I picked this book up to learn about Paul McCartney, not Barry Miles.  And he insisted on giving everyone a biographical background.  I now know more about Marianne Faithful and Mary Hopkin than I ever planned to.  The book was 600-some pages and could easily have been half that!  And then came the one page about Badfinger and how Paul wrote Come & Get It for them and they wanted to change it and he said no, do it my way.  Miles wrote that it went to number one in the U.S. because of Paul's insistence and guess what?  That's a lie!  Badfinger NEVER had a #1 hit in America.  So if he lied about that, what else wasn't true in this book???

45. The Tianic Disaster - Dave Bryceson My BOTM.  This is a book I grabbed on a whim at the library.  It focused on the Titanic disaster by reprinting the original newspaper articles from the British newpaper The Daily Sketch.  It was so cool seeing the coverage and the pictures.  I cried my eyes out through all the witness reports, though.  I loved it so much I refused to take it back to the library and Collin had to agree to buy it for me for Christmas!!

46. Post Cards Fron The Boys - Ringo Starr A short book with a collection of 51 postcards sent to Ringo through the years from Paul, John & George.  Very enjoyable and fun to look at!

47. April Fool Dead - Carolyn Hart Part of the Death on Demand series that I like so very very much.  Max & Annie Darling are 2 of my favorite literary sleuths!

Movie-wise I was a total slacker because of TIVO. I'm hooked on Chuck, Samantha Who?, Pushing Daisies and Women's Murder Club. That cuts in on a lot of movie time.


153. Across The Universe  Had to see it again - Collin & Justin hadn't seen it!

154. All The King's Men  I wanted to see this really bad and I ended up liking it but I probably wouldn't watch it again.  It was based on the novel which was loosely based on Huey Long and his death so many years ago.  Sean Penn is an amazing actor and his campaign speeches will get you fired up!  :D

155. Ratatouille  This was SO stinking cute!  I love that little rat!  The short at the beginning, though, called Taken, is absolutely hysterical.  My fave Pixar short so far!

156. Fun With Dick & Jane  This was the original with Jane Fonda and George Segal.  I had never seen it and Collin said I would like it...and I did.  It was funny and you found yourself rooting for these upper-class criminals!

157. Stewie Griffin - The Untold Story Had to be seen.  If just for the Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom references!

158. Help!  I LOVE THIS MOVIE!  Yeah it's cheesey and yeah it's all over the place but it focuses on Ringo and the other Beatles are stupid cute so what's not to love?

159. The Odd Couple Another original...Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau are two of my favorites and they were so adorable in this movie.  I would watch this one again.

160. Keeping Mum Just edging out the competition for MOTM is this little British gem.  I saw the preview months before...maybe even last year and wanted to see it then forgot about it until I was mucking about with our Netflix queue.  Rowan Atkinson plays a straight non-Bean role and is great.  Maggie Smith (another of my faves) plays a murderer just released from a mental ward and she becomes Atikinson's family's housekeeper.  It's so funny!!  Dark funny but FUNNY!

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