Friday, July 17, 2009

Summer books and movies

Avery and McKenna signed up for our library summer reading program. They each pledged to read 40 books over the summer. Avery only has 5 more books to read before she reaches her goal. McKenna needs 6 more, I read the books to her, so she's a little behind, my fault. Since we go to the library weekly, I've been reading some, too. Here's my list.
I need to add some pedagogy books to the list, but haven't found the motivation. I also need to work on syllabi and figure out what I'm teaching this fall. Well, I know I'm teaching voice, voice class, and vocal literature, but I don't exactly know what I'm teaching each week. It will be here before I know it. I need to get in gear. sigh.

Avery and Kenna have been with my parents both last week and this week, and Kevin is busy writing, so I've been watching movies after Presley goes to sleep.
  • Revolutionary Road-I love Kate Winslet, mainly b/c I loved Titanic, so I had high hopes for this movie. I was severely disappointed.
  • He's Just Not That into You-ok-not great, by any means. Why is infidelity so popular these days?
  • Hancock-good movie
  • Dan in Real Life-GREAT movie-everyone should watch this. I loved it. I laughed so hard in some parts.
  • Pineapple express-I can't believe I'm admitting this. My SIL said she watched it, so I thought it wouldn't be bad. It was SOOOOO bad. Lots of language. Stupid movie. Big waste of 2 hours. Horrible. Should have been working on a syllabus instead of watching this movie.
What's next? I still want to see the Reader, b/c I still like Kate Winslet. Otherwise, I don't know. Any suggestions?


Topher said...

I used to have the biggest crush on Kate Winslet (because of Sense and Sensibility, however). And then I read about/saw pictures of her smoking while pregnant, and I lost all interest. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. Plus my wife is soooo much better than Kate.

Loved Dan in Real Life. Various versions of "You're the murderer of love" can be heard often in our household. For example, if Jenny says no, I can't go do something, she's the Murderer of Fun. If I say no, we can't afford something, I'm accused of being the Murderer of Frivilous Spending, etc. You get the picture.

marla said...

You've been very ambitious! Dan in Real Life--I love that movie! It's probably one of my favorites.

Brandi said...

The curious case of benjamin button was pretty good. I also want to see Changeling, and Australia.