Lots, as usual. Unfortunately, there’ve been a couple of books that I’ve had to put down recently because of Language – a gorgeous biography of Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris (none of the language came from her, by the way) and an Alistair MacLean novel, Partisans, that was proving extremely interesting (I adore his writing style). *sigh* Anyway, there have been a couple of books that I’ve read all the way through in the past week or so: The Selection and Jungle Pilot. Both were re-reads. I find The Selection a (very) slight cut above the typical YA romantic drivel that everyone seems to churn out these days, and at least it’s interesting, for brain candy. And then, Jungle Pilot which is the story of Nate Saint. Hugely inspiring, just as good as Through Gates of Splendour in my opinion. An amazing, AMAZING story. And now I’m on Violins of Autumn again. (LOVE.)
Lots, as usual. 😉 A very eclectic mix, that’s for sure: Somewhere In The Night (oh, it’s such a chillingly good film noir – and available on Youtube), Ramona & Beezus (I’m surprised at how much I love that movie; I always turn it on when I need some cheering up), Saving Mr. Banks (feeeeeels – it’s one of the few films that can consistently reduce me to ugly tears and make me emotional just thinking about it), and The Happiest Millionaire (Disney fun!). I also picked up a copy of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly at the local thrift store, so I’ll be watching that sometime soon. Oh, and Cool Thing: my brothers and Elisabeth went to an airsoft store a couple days ago and I was waiting for them in the car when Elisabeth came running out and told me that the store owners were playing Saving Private Ryan inside (we’ve both seen/loved it – but with a language filter). So I went in with her and got to watch maybe two or three minutes of it as the boys finalized their purchases, and it was at the bit where Ryan (the real Ryan) finds out about his brothers, so I got my dose of Matt Damon Being An Awesome Actor for the day. I wanted to reach through the screen and give him a hug ’cause he looked so saaaad. *sniff*
Frank Sinatra and Vera Lynn (who has one of the most beautiful voices in the world) and, of course, Glenn Miller. And I love Bobby Darin’s version of ‘A Nightingale Sang In Barkely Square’, so I’ve been playing that a lot. That song is lovely all on its own, but he adds a little something to it that’s enchanting.
What have you been reading/watching/listening to lately?