Readin & Watchin?

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Readin & Watchin?
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Fri, 12-28-2012 - 9:23am

What 'cha been reading & watching lately?

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I'm reading a Linda Castillo book called  "Overkill".... pretty good too ;O) 
Last night dh and I watched an old film, The Firm (Gene Hackman and a young Tom Cruise). 
It was good .....  based on a John Grishom book .
Downside was : we watched it on TV, so had to suffer thru commercials... ugh...  

 

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Fri, 12-28-2012 - 3:13pm

I'm reading the latest in the Madeline Dare series by Cornelia Read called Valley of Ashes. So far it's not as good as previous books in the series.  In my car, I'm "reading" The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. So far, so good.

I'm not watching much on tv lately. Just waiting for my favorite shows to come back after the holiday specials and reruns (which I don't watch).  I recently watched The Dark Knight Rises and Trouble With the Curve on DVD. Both were not as good as I thought they'd be.


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Fri, 12-28-2012 - 10:43pm

Hi....Reading The Year She Fell by Alicia Rasley...pretty good family drama....

Watching...Just watched Sherlock Holmes on Television....Enjoyable!

Only took me 4 tries signing in....woo hoo...lol....

Ruth



 


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Sat, 12-29-2012 - 10:03pm
I just finished reading/listening to Room, a Novel by Emma Donoghue for book club. I enjoyed it and so have all the others I've talked with about it. Now I'm listening to True Blue by David Baldacci. I like this one too. I usually like his books. Watching - well, it's that time of year, we're watching a lot of football and basketball. Also our regular recorded shows, CSI, Bones, Person of Interest, The Good Wife. And over the last few weeks, I've been reading the board some when I had a few minutes so I could keep up with everyone. And if all goes well this message will post and that means I can work at being here more often. Here goes - I'm going to push the button . . . Teri

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Sun, 12-30-2012 - 2:53am

Teri Hi!

It worked, hope you can read this from your side!  (hope you got my email too from a couple weeks back).  Great to see you and hope your Cmas was fun.

I'll have to look into   "Room",,,,  always looking for a new author to read.  I like to watch The Good Wife,, (I like Eli !! )  Our new season shows start in January, not sure what will be shown though,, hoping for Downton Abbey,, it's on the German Channel but I'd rather watch it in English....   (picky picky)

Talk to you soon and hope you can keep posting...  gotta go let Coffee in , it's cold outside but she's chasing squirrels (no snow today)... LOL

 

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Sun, 12-30-2012 - 2:55am
RUTH it took me 4 tries also,, but at least i'm in now...... LOL woo hoo is right. That would be another new author for me, trying to read some new authors this year... I did that last year too, and now have a wider range of authors to choose from... Ruth I don't know why but I just can not watch Sherlock Holmes....
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Sun, 12-30-2012 - 2:57am
Hi ANN and I thought Dark Knight Rises got great reviews.... little do I know..... I heard The Hobbit got bad reviews,,,, that was a surprise...... (I haven't seen it myself) Maybe I should start to listhen to books in my car,, is it not distracting? Just wondering.....
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Sun, 12-30-2012 - 8:53am
According to my tv shedule, Downton Abbey will be on this Sunday! I'm really looking forward to it!

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Sun, 12-30-2012 - 9:10am

Suzan: The Dark Knight Rises was sooo long, for one thing and went into a lot of unneeded back story, dragging out those parts way too much. I want superhero action and cool "toys" when I watch a movie like this and I just didn't feel I got enough Batman scenes. I liked the ending though. It had a nice twist and would work either as the end of the series or leave the possibility of another sequel.

I'm sorry to hear The Hobbit got bad reviews. I loved the book and really want to see the movie. The only thing is, when I saw the ads for it, the character of Bilbo Baggins didn't look like I pictured him in the book. I wonder if others thought so and that affected the movie?

I like listening to books in the car. I don't think it's any more distracting than having someone talking to you as you drive. It doesn't work well in situations that need more concentration, though. If I'm lost or in heavy traffic, I tend to lose track of the story, so if I notice that happening I turn the book off till the stress is over.  But for long, monotonous drives it really passes the time. It's a little tricky sometimes to change disks when driving, though. I can do it, but need a long straight stretch with no traffic (or, in town, a stop light) to do it, lol.


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Sun, 12-30-2012 - 2:29pm
Oh U are so lucky that it's starts today..... I really really liked it.... will have to wait til I get to Ankara sometime again to watch it,,, doesn't play here unless it's in German and as I said, don't plan to watch it in German.... ugh,, (the translations just don't "cut the mustard"! LOL So enjoy it.....
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Sun, 12-30-2012 - 10:08pm

Am reading *Already Home* ( I think that is the name, LOL) by Susan Mallory,
Watching some movies on Hallmark & Lifetime for now.
Soon our regular shows will be back :)




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