Another Little Women Movie

little women movie

I loved several of the previously made Little Women movies, the 1933 and the 1994 one.  I also enjoyed the one that PBS put out as a series last year.  I did not see the modernized version that was on the big screen at the end of 2018.  I hope to love this one discussed in the above article, though.  I will keep an open mind waiting for it to come out.  I missed the release date, I think.  I don’t know when it is.

 

Out at Breakfast

I was at Breakfast with Daisy Jones and the Six. The server came up to me and asked how the book was, excited when she saw the title. I gave her a vague “it reads like a Rolling Stones article.” She asked if I meant that it just goes on without real chapters and then said she’s been wanting to read it. I was surprised she knew what I meant, but I am guessing she had heard about the book.

Later, after three cups of coffee, she came back and asked me if I’d like more coffee. I didn’t say what I wanted to, which was “sure, if you’d like me to stay here and you have to deal with me bouncing off the walls all day.” I just declined a fourth cup. She offered me water. Maybe she read my mind?

I left there considering bringing the book to her when I finish it. I know where she works, so I suppose I could. I wonder if she’d appreciate it.

Doing a favor for a friend

A friend asked me to do a favor for her at 4 am today. I said no problem. Alarms all set, I went to sleep. I woke up at 1 am, and realized that it was possible she meant 4 am Eastern time. Yup! Thankfully, I realized it in plenty of time to get it done. Now I get to sleep in, feeling accomplished.

In theory, that is. I got the order done, but the card I tried to use didn’t want to work, so I had to fully wake up to figure out why and what to do. Then I tried to email her the confirmation that I’d accomplished my middle of the night task, but my address book on my email account decided that it wasn’t going to work. I had to hand type her email address in. Thankfully, I knew it, but suddenly blanked on if it was yahoo or gmail. I guessed right.

Of course, by then I had to get up and use the bathroom, because what else does one do in the middle of the night?

I got back in bed and had to find extra blankets since our heatwave finally broke and my toes were cold.

I didn’t eat much dinner because I wasn’t hungry at dinner time. I don’t want to get up and eat at this time of night because I don’t want to let my stomach think that it’s an option. I’ll drink water, so I’ll have to get up and use the bathroom again in an hour or so.

I don’t know where my purse is with my kindle on it, and I don’t want to fall asleep with my reading light on, so I decided to write here instead of read. It didn’t make me tired, though. I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet and find the purse.

Now that I’ve found the purse by getting up and turning on the light, I should be fully awake.

And I just remembered that my daughter reminded me right before bedtime that I told her I’d drive her and a friend somewhere with no parking in the morning. At least her version of morning starts closer to noon than most people’s version of morning.

It’s 2 am now. I am going to stop writing and read for a little while. Hopefully I’m tired enough that a little while won’t take me to morning. Goodnight!

TED reading list

(Ted reading list)

While the above linked article lists 88 books to read, I think the only ones I might possibly read would be the fiction ones.  I have listed them below.  As you know, I love book lists.

Another Country by James Baldwin

A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley

Sophie’s Misfortunes by La Comtesse de Ségur

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Vengeance by Zachary Lazar

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley

The Overstory by Richard Powers

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Late Fame by Arthur Schnitzler

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book-themed Hallways

(high school hallways)

The above linked article shows some amazing artwork in high school hallways.  It is all book related.  Some of the books that decorate the hallways are must-reads.  I hope that the students are inspired to read some of these books, rather than never reading them because they are tired of looking at the same books day after day.  I am just thinking of high school, and how much I avoided anything that reminded me of school when I wasn’t in it.