We saw Blood Diamond this weekend. It was incredible. Turned me into a big DiCaprio fan. And it made me think hard about diamonds and where they come from.
Not that I have any to speak of. I am not a big jewelry person. My marriage band is a ruby. I tend to favor jewelry from thrift and fair trade shops. I have lots of rose quartz and jade. I'm not really into the big money gems. (Bing is sighing with relief, I am sure!) But, now...I think I need to educate myself a bit now that I have seen this movie.
I just finished reading The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates. And boy...that was a READ. It was the kind of book where you crave it like a junkie. I would be doing other things and see the book across the room and just want to go sink into a chair and read for an hour and forget about everything else. Me being me....a slave to responsibility....I seldom succumbed, so it took me nearly two weeks to get through it. I've just started Fannie Flagg's new book, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven and am finding it a light ride. Enjoyable, but very light. Sometimes that is what you need after a heavy read.
In the car, I am listening to Garrison Keillor's Mark Twain's House. It is fascinating. I have always thought that Huckleberry Finn was one of the best books written. I tried to read it to Liv once and the dialogue was just too hard for a novice like me to pronounce well. I gave it to her to read and to my horror, she found it "boring." She much prefers Harry Potter. Anyway...I am learning about Mark Twain from Keillor's book and loving every second of it. And by the way, Keillor knows EXACTLY how to read Huckleberry Finn. He reads excerpts on the cd.
Last night, I got my fix of Heroes. I am semi-hooked. I also watch Amazing Race, Battlestar Galactica (I want to be Starbuck soooooo bad), Lost, The Sopranos, and 30 Rock. I don't know what is the matter with me...I have had so many people tell me to watch The Office, they say it is my kind of humor. I watched it once and just couldn't get into it. I watch Scrubs once in awhile just to see Zach Braff in action.
So, what are you reading, watching and listening to?