It’s that time again: time to link up with Miss Leigh for What I’m Into – read on, enjoy, dialogue, and join in the fun!
Humboldt’s Gift (Bellow) – BFF Mindy recommended this to me, and while I liked it, I think I would have loved it had I read it with book in hand and pen to the side, instead of via Audible. Instead, too many amazing nuggets were lost as the words streamed overhead.
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith & Art (L’Engle) – I’ve officially declared 2013 as The Summer of Madeleine; for more, read this review of sorts.
The Silver Linings Playbook (Quick) – generally speaking, I usually read books before I see the movie, but this was not the case. A quick read, I couldn’t help but picture Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence jogging down the streets, each fighting their own inner demons. As such, while the movie followed the general theme and plot line of the book, it was so, so interesting to see what the screenwriters chose to emphasize next to the author’s original intent. If I were Matthew Quick, how would I reconcile these creative differences?
And then I read through four cookbooks, much to my own “I do what I want” reading pleasure: The Pioneer Woman Cooks (Drummond), Weelicious (McCord), Gas Grill Cookbook (Better Homes & Gardens), and SOUP (Williams & Sonoma). As previously stated on the blog, they can be collectively summed up as the following: If one were to summarize the three, the following subtitle might be produced: “Butter-dripping, bacon-induced, HMO-free, organically-produced, family-friendly bites, any cowboy can cook on the backyard grill, pureed to your heart’s content.”
Currently reading: Les Miserables (47% of the way through); And Baby Makes Three; America: The Vegetarian Table (Madison); A Circle of Quiet (L’Engle); Never Let Me Go (Ishiguro); Dinner: a Love Story (Rosenstrach); Looking for Alaska (Green); Missional Church (Guder).
TV: We finished watching SMASH and Arrested Development, both for the season. Of the latter, my inner-Broadway star wants to take her white girl dance moves to Manhattan as well; and the former, it’s drearier & darker, but still a cult classic. And you can also add to this list my Monday night love, Real Housewives of Orange County.
Movies: The Debt (intense, but LOVED it); Life After Porn (uh, what friend recommended this documentary to me, and …why?); Parental Guidance (eh, but I suppose these are the movies we’re entering into as parents).
In the blogosphere: Mandy Steward over at Messy Canvas inadvertently encouraged me to click “unfriend” on 1000+ people on Facebook yesterday – more on that next week. And not that I’m losing my own blogging mojo, but I loved Sarah Bessey’s thoughts on her own mojo, comma blogging.
Pondering: Mama’s first weekend away from baby, which starts in about 3 hours and 22 minutes (not that I’m counting or anything…).
Cooking: I just invented crab cake burgers last night for dinner. You’re welcome. Crab cake + thin “One” bun + lettuce, heirloom tomato, thin slice of cheddar cheese & tartar sauce.