new year, new books

a good read

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This year I am challenging myself to read at least seven new books. While in college, I never wanted to read for enjoyment because my textbooks took precedents. Since being out of school, I’ve read dozens of books, some I couldn’t even tell you the names. I am a firm believer that reading is something to keep the mind active and your imagination running wild.

Finding a new book to read is hard. Sometimes, even reading a book is hard. When you go to a movie with someone, you have instant gratification once the film ends because each of you will spit comments back and forth. For me, it’s hard to read a book sometimes becasue I won’t get that opportunity to discuss a book–this is probably why book clubs started.

Currently, Monuments of Men is on my docket. This book has been on my back burner since I saw a preview for it in the Summer. I am excited about reading this book and really diving into it. Based on a true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, what’s there not to be excited about? They’ve turned this book into a film that will be released at the end of February. Take a peek at the trailer, doesn’t this make you want to read the book?

If you have any suggestions for books to read, please let me know! I am interested in reading all, and any books this year.

secret life of

Walter Mitty

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“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is based on a short story first published in 1939, which was adapted to a film. This weekend, I had the opportunity to see “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” and it is a fantastic movie. This film will keep you on the edge of your seat, and it is a perfect flick for a new perspective that most people are looking for in a new year. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I highly recommend it, check out the trailer below!

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer,to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

gravity

a movie review

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Last night I had the opportunity to go see a movie with a friend. Mind you whenever I go to the movies, I am never the one who picks what we will be seeing. I don’t know anything about pop-culture and I am even worse when it comes to who’s in what, and which actor is who. I have no desire to know that knowledge. I like what I like, and I don’t what I don’t. It’s easy. It’s simple. So here we have it. Last night we want to see Gravity, from my understanding the movie opened over the weekend and after multiple of my friends could not see it this weekend, they were jealous I was attending the film on a Tuesday night.

Anyway if you don’t know what it’s about let me give you the quick down-low:

Miss Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this literal heart-pounding thriller. Gravity is puts you into the infinite and unknown realm of  space. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, an intelligent medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before he retires. On a routine spacewalk,(naturally) disaster strikes. The shuttle is completely destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky totally alone. They are tethered together with nothing but each other in the complete unknown of space. The they have lost any link to Earth and what seems to be any chance for rescue. Fear turns to utter panic. With every gulp of air the little oxygen that is left is eating away.

 

Anyway here’s the trailer:

 

After seeing Gravity, personally I would not recommend it to anyone to see. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, with my heart racing. As it’s a Hollywood story, we all know how the movie ends. Knowing that made me at ease throughout the film. Needless to say, the plot line was lacking and so the the dialog– as you can imagine. Once the film ends, there is a sigh of relief, but somehow you seek more because there is still a sense of unknown in the air. If you are looking for a heart-pounding thriller, go see it—if you’re not, don’t. I must say, both Clooney and Bullock play their roles with great amounts of gusto and they are both bring their characters.