Here’s another card from Theclockworkbook. The top card is the blank card. The bottom is marked with my symbols. Brown X for read, Orange circle for have and want to read, and pink circle is for want to read, but don’t have yet. I didn’t do well with the ones that I have actually read, but my TBR list on this one is amazing!
I loved the first book. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out. The above linked article doesn’t tell much, but I’m still excited.
I had to watch this movie for my class at school. I thought ahead and had my notebook available to take notes, because my final paper is on the film. I only wish that we had the full assignment instructions posted already so I could get started on the paper.
The movie was old, but it was great for a discussion on intercultural communications, which is a good thing, because that’s what my class is about.
There are several plots in the movie, and most of them revolve around race. It’s interesting to see how each of the characters are racist in their own way.
This was a tough movie to watch, but it had some good points. I don’t know that I would have watched the movie if it hadn’t been assigned since it was released so long ago. It was a good movie. I think the paper will be interesting to write.
I’ve read a lot of these books mentioned in the above linked article. Some are on the TBR list, and a few I haven’t heard of. I may be working on some of them soon. I hope the library opens for checkouts soon.
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾, Sue Townsend
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
1984, George Orwell
Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
Beloved, Toni Morrison
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
Dune, Frank Herbert
The Code of the Woosters, PG Wodehouse
The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K Dick
The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
Dracula, Bram Stoker
Middlemarch, George Eliot
The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
Dangerous Liaisons, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
100 Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Trial, Franz Kafka
The Leopard, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
This was a movie that popped up on the Netflix movie list I posted a while ago. I am checking them off one by one. The movie was not very thought provoking. It just was a movie about spoiled high school students who ran a robbery ring in the homes of celebrities. From what I understand, it was part of a true story.
The movie was entertaining and didn’t take much thought. It was good to watch when I had finished homework and had enough thinking for the day.
I have most of these books, but I haven’t read most of them. Some of them, yes, I have read them. Some of them I look forward to reading. Some will remain unread for a while.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Shining by Stephen King
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Ulysses by James Joyce
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
1984 by George Orwell
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection by J.K. Rowling
The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
I managed to find an outdoor pool that is open. I have been working on my lap swimming after a long time away from the pool. Unfortunately, the pool is a public pool and one has to make reservations in order to use it at a certain time, and there is a limit to the number of people allowed in the area at one time.
I went one afternoon to find a family of four in the pool area. Two children in the pool and one parent on either side of the pool, supervising. I settled in a safe distance from all of them. I figured that if I was patient, I may be able to get my laps in.
Suddenly, one of the children announced that she was hungry. Yay! My opportunity! I hopped in and did my laps while the children were eating.
As I got out, the children’s mother asked me if I had taken swimming lessons. I said yes, of course. She told the children that she knew that would be my answer. I looked at her, puzzled. She said that she’s been trying to convince the children that there was a good reason to take lessons, and they were impressed by the evenness of my stroke and that I could go back and forth so easily. I was being used as an example.
As I was putting my swim stuff away, the woman said, “Oh! I should have known that you knew what you were doing. Anyone who has a case for her goggles must be serious about swimming.” I guess so. I use the case to keep my goggles from getting scratches. They are much easier to see through without scratches.
She also commented on my swim watch and earplugs. Well, if I am doing laps, they help. I didn’t use my swimcap this time, though. I guess I am looking for that green chlorinated look?
I am just happy to be back in the pool. I use hand sanitizer after using the rails to get out of the pool. Everyone uses those to get out.
Kindle book: Midnight Riot
Book Stack book: Dear Girls
Library book: Five Feet Apart
Bookclub book: If Beale Street Could Talk
Kindle Unlimited book: The Wendy
Audible book: If Beale Street Could Talk
ARC book: The Cracked Slipper
I am so disappointed that pools aren’t open yet. I was so thrilled when my gym opened, but then I found out that the pool wouldn’t be open for a long time, still. Here’s a little pep talk from some swimmers and unfortunately, their pool is a little too far away for me to swim in regularly. I can’t wait to get back in the pool.
I swam with Susan Helmrich for Swim Across America a few times. I was so excited to see that she was speaking with the author of a book about swimming, Why We Swim, Bonnie Tsui. I look forward to getting a hold of the book.
We got Disney Plus specifically to see Hamilton when it was released. I had seen it at the theater when it was here a year ago or so. I found it hard to follow at the theater, so I turned on the Closed Captioning to watch the movie. It wasn’t easy to follow even with the closed captioning.
I did enjoy the story, but, because I was watching at home, I had the distraction of the internet. I was able to look up facts that weren’t clear in the story. I now know a lot about Hamilton and his family.
Watching it on Disney Plus was definitely a lot cheaper than watching it at the theater. The theater was a much better experience, though. It was still informative, though.