I am such a slacker blogger lately. I have been busy with other things... namely the HUGE Easter Swap I am hosting. Now, I am all caught up with the business end (details on 12 Days blog) so I can focus on the creative stuff like figuring out what I am going to make.
Anyway, that is for another post. Today I wanted to touch on a New Year's goal I made last year which was to "read at least one book for pleasure each month." Well, I far surpassed that goal and while I was pretty lame about actually recording what I read in my journal ( think I recorded 2.. lol) I read A LOT which was something I had fallen out of the habit of doing since the little came along. I am glad that I was able to meet that goal because I love reading so much and there are so many good books out there.
I just finished reading "The Namesake." I have always been fascinated by Indian culture and have discovered myself reading a lot of books set in India and enjoying them immensely. This is a bit different in that it explores what happens when that culture comes to the US. It was very interesting and I enjoyed it very much. If you are at all interested in these types of books, be sure to also check out A Fine Balance and The Twentieth Wife ( LOVED!!)
Ok, so now I may be a bit late on the band wagon for this book. Its Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. It has been recommended by many so I finally picked it up. I have just started reading it and am only about 6 or 7 chapters in and I already LOVE IT! I stayed up til 1:30 am reading last night, er this morning. I will have to keep you all updated as to if I continue to like it. I am sure I will, I love the writing style and her story is really resonating with me and where I am as of late.
Ok, finally. I had only intended to write about the books but I recently got to have a "Hens Day" with my SIL and a couple of girlfriends and we went and saw Juno. I have not seen such a good movie in a long time. It was quirky and funny and touching. I guess it kind of comes off as a chick flick but I think a lot of guys would find it enjoyable too. Definitely worth the $8 to go see it in the theatre.. check it out!