Friday, June 20, 2008

The Wonder and Beauty of a Friday Night

I don't know if anyone else is as weird as I have been over the last several years. Anytime there was a book or movie (DVD) that I was interested in I felt I had to own it......Hence, lots of money spent at the bookstores. Enough that I am now pretty cash poor and book rich.......Well, I recently rediscovered the joy of the public library. You can order anything from them and if my town's library doesn't have it; they order it from another library in the system. The only drawback is waiting, but that builds character right???? So, I have been on a spree of ordering things from the library. It all built to a crescendo this evening...I arrived home from work and Mike told me he picked up our new stuff from the library. So this weekend is going to be fun, fun, fun. The picture above is from a Busby Berkeley musical (popular in the 1930's). The lovely Jeanie told me about this DVD that just has the musical numbers one right after the other!
Next up is the book above. I read the first two books by Suzanne Finnamore. The first memoir was about her engagement and wedding. The second book was about having her son. The book about her pregnancy and childbirth was one of the best I have read. I think the writing that she did about the love of her son is some of the most poignant I have read. So, I was particularly saddened to hear about the fact that she is divorced; but I am putting aside my other book so I can read this book tonight and tomorrow. That is another great thing about the library; because I am such a memoir fiend and can read them quickly, it really is great to get them from the library.
And lastly, we have these two movies to watch! Perfect, because it is a rainy night here......books, movies, my honey, and also this weekend the Chicago Cubs are playing the Chicago White Sox. This will be fun because Mike will be hepped up about the games and I can watch them with him or sneak in some reading! Happy weekend people! I will put up part two of the previous post on Sunday!

6 comments:

JJ said...

TOO FUNNY!! I just order K 4 books from our library tonight -- it is great browse on line, reserve, get an e-mail when its ready and go pick it up. I have never had to wait more than a week or so....I was even #785 on the list for one book two days ago and I am already up to #323.

Beth said...

I never use our library...but now you make me want to go there right now !!!

what's that last book...with the paint and the little girl...it looks great !!!

Trixie said...

what great stuff! I want to come over and nestle and read and watch something worth the down time! Hope your weekend was all you hoped for!

Jeanie said...

I'm with Beth -- what's the thing with the paint and the little girl? A book? A movie? I want details!!!

Enjoy those glitzy black and white musical numbers -- you'll be imagining color all over the place!

Sounds like a wonderful evening and lots of good stuff your way -- good books, good movies (I want to get "Away from Her" also) and time together. (If you like memoirs, look into "The Sisters" -- the saga of the Mitford sisters. I'm almost finished and it's terrific!

Laura said...

Hi people...My Kid Could Paint That is a documentary. Very good. I recommend it.

Nan said...

Did you like Away From Her? Not easy, but I thought it wonderful. I did a blog entry on it when we saw it at the theatre.