I've been trying to think of all the books and movies I've read/listened to/ or watched recently because I really want to say something about "Anna Karenina." So, here are some of my thoughts on others as well:
We saw this in Puerto Rico with Rich and Jennette, but Tyler redboxed it last night. I stand by my evaluation that it should have been rated R, and that Tyler needs to do a few years in the special services before we have a daughter. Good thing we are having a son! But, in the movie's defense ... the dad is pretty dang awesome and it kept me hooked (and I normally find actions scenes boring).
This was a short little book that I had to finish because I don't like to leave things unfinished. I actually liked the end much better than the beginning because I think the author stopped being as artsy and started telling an interesting story at the end. Not one I recommend.
Believe it or not, I had never seen "Sleepless in Seattle" before Tuesday. I enjoyed it. I had to love skinny Tom Hanks and spunky Meg Ryan talking about MFEO. Hate me if you will (Emily V), but not THE MOST amazing chick-flick.
Speaking of most amazing chick-flicks, this is. I really like podcasts and I downloaded the whole audiobook off some podcast channel and could hardly function in normal life because I just wanted to be plugged into my ipod. (Even though I knew EXACTLY what was going to happen). This one never gets old. (and it was nice to try it in a new form)
Okay, Anna; I really loved it from the start. Two characters were set-up in a victorian-esc love dilemma. The other characters were talking about affairs from the female stand-point and nothing positive was said of them. Well, I liked Tolstoy's writing (except when he went off on Russian politics that I know nothing about). And I loved the two characters, from the love dilemma in the beginning, all the way through the book. But I think Anna was supposed to evoke more of a reaction from me. I just got sick of her and was glad to not read about her any longer. Anyone who has read this, I would love some other thoughts.
Actually, I also listened to this one as an audiobook. This author just writes about sad things. I think my heart broke like 300 times. But I still loved it. If they made a movie out of it, then maybe I could compare it to "The Kite Runner." I thought this one ended more sadly, but more optimisticly, but that could have just been the difference in a movie versus a book. I'll reiterate that I really like books and movies like this. They make me appreciate what I have and they shed light on things I know nothing about (ie. Afghanistan and terrorism).