Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Lisa lent me her copy of this book and it was an interesting read. I finished it, though, and thought it was a real shame that the girl in the story had no one to really share her thoughts and dreams with. She was even keeping things from her husband at the end of the book. It got me thinking that the only thing that truly matters in life are the relationships that we build and enjoy each day. We all need someone (at least one person) that we can be "real" with.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Big Russ & Me

A guy I admire recommended this book to me. Very different from what I usually read, but very good. It's about the character-building experiences of Tim Russert's life. It made me think of some experiences of my own childhood in a different way. For instance, when I was 12, living on the bottom road of my very small town, my best friend lived toward the top off the town, uphill all the way. My mom would not drive me to her house when I wanted to play there. I had to walk the 15 or so minutes and I hated it. But now I think she might have been wanting to teach me something and I hope my kids have to do some walking in life and not have everything handed to them. :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Lars and the Real Girl

Laurel and I watched Lars and the Real Girl last night and I loved it! I've been hearing so many good things about it and it really was worth seeing.