Friday, April 16, 2010

Home for a month

I had shoulder surgery, so I am home for a month, and I've been trying to read what I have here, but it is odd how when you have so much time, you find other things to fill the time.

Currently reading: The Walk by Richard Paul Evans

This is his latest book that doesn't revolve around Christmas. I understand this will be a 5-part series, this is part 1. This is only the 2nd non-Christmas book that I've read by him, and I am enjoying this.
Since I have not finished I cannot give my opinion on this yet. But here is what Booklist had to say:
“The idea of a man leaving on a soul-searching cross-country trek is an intriguing one, and the pages turn quickly. Future installments will prove whether Evans’ concept holds up, but this initial offering is definitely a journey worth taking.”– Booklist
Starting Sunday, I am going on 'The Master Cleanse'. The minimum time to do this is for 10 days, I hopefully will go for longer. I will be writing a seperate journal about this, mainly to help others who are looking for info on the day to day ins and outs of it. I know reading blogs about it has helped me. Hopefully I won't sound like a crazed mad-woman.

Friday, April 2, 2010

March Reads, March Movies

A Very Very Slow Month!!


Tennessee Williams Notebooks by Tennessee Williams & M. Bradham Thornton

This was a very big book. It was over 800 pages (although only 765 were actually the book), but it was a hardcover, and a pain to carry back & forth to work. It was the Journals of Tennessee Williams from the 1930s until the 1970s. Although a huge chunk from the 50s and 60s is missing. So it jumps from somewhere in the mid-50s to mid-70s. They are not sure if those volumes were lost or just not written. It was a very depressing read, it is sad to see such great talent suffer. If you want to understand the man and his works, this is the book to read. Although it was big, I really did enjoy it.

The Master Cleanse by Stanley Burroughs

A very small book. About The Master Cleanse (aka Lemonade Diet) which I plan to do next week. I'm also reading another book about this at the moment.

This was a slow month for two reasons. The first book was very long, and I'm only reading one way on the train as I meet up with friends on the way home. However, I have a feeling April will be a heavier month for books.


Also a slow month, as guitar lessons take up my time.

What Are Dreams? Nova - Documentary about dreams.

InAliable - Wanted to see it because Andrew Koenig was in it and I wanted to see one of his later projects

A Man Called Peter - This is a Classic film about a Minister named Peter and his rise to become a very loved man. He caught the attention of the D.C. Bigwigs and they wanted him to be their spiritual adviser. Very interesting bio-pic.

Jimi Hendrix - A Documentary about him. This was produced in 1972. But it was fun to see a young Clapton, Jagger and Townsend. Also highlighted some of his best performances. Don't think I learned anything new, but it was still a fun watch.

And the Rest

Cold Souls
Old Dogs
Disney's Alice in Wonderland
Did You Hear About the Morgans
The 39th Steps (2008)
The Sound of Music
Red Cliff: Theatrical Version
Alice in Wonderland: 3D
Cream: Classic Artists