Friday, March 6, 2009

Fun Fact Friday

Alright, that's enough gloom and doom on here. Thank you all for your kind words. I'm feeling much better, physically and emotionally.

Fun Fact Friday: (tm Tess)

1. Today is my mother's birthday. See last year's post as it is still applicable.

2. Impromptu movie review: Changeling. A-freakin-mazing. I'm still glad that Kate Winslet won the Oscar, and I haven't seen The Reader, but she better have BROUGHT IT to have beat Angelina. Her performance in this movie is awesome. The movie itself is very well written and the story unfolds nicely. As a modern woman, it will drive you crazy. Be prepared to yell at the characters on-screen and have your jaw drop open in disbelief at some of the things that happen.

3. Great classic book that I just finished: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. It's a rags-to-riches story set in China. Very, very good. A quick and compelling read.

4. Great book recommended by a blog friend: Third Degree by Greg Iles. Very suspenseful thriller. Recommended by Fiona Picklebottom.

Happy weekend everyone! What are your plans?


Princess Extraordinaire said...

Happy B-day to your Mom - I am about to go to your link to see what's B-day is Sunday! 40!

Hyphen Mama said...

I LOVED Pearl S. Buck's A Good Earth.

Do you read any of Ayn Rand's stuff? Another excellent author, if you've got the brain power and time--neither of which I have at this point in life.

Shelly said...

Princess - thanks! And Happy Birthday to you, too!

Shelly said...

Hyphen - I haven't read any Ayn Rand yet. I have Atlas Shrugged, and my hubby just read it and said that it's good. So I'll read it soon, but it's just so long - it's intimidating me!

BeckEye said...

Ah, Shelly. I think you're one of the people who fell off my blogroll when I tried effing with my template. More effing to come, but at least I'm using that nifty following gadget, which I avoided for the longest time. I guess I don't like things that make my life easier.

Shelly said...

Hey Beckeye! I lurk at your site all the time. I don't comment much at all, but I love your blog! And since you followed me, I started following all my other regular reads and now, somehow, I have google reader. So thanks!