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Thursday, November 10, 2011

A book you should read and a show you should watch.

I recently read "The Friday Night Knitting Club" and loved it. One reason being that it had a surprise to it, and another being that I crave the kind of connection those women have with each other. They unintentionally start meeting weekly and it turns into a tightly knit (haha pun intended) group of women who support each other through life's ups and downs. No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to find that kind of commitment in my life with other women. I noted that there is a sequel and I can't wait to get a copy from the library and dive in.

On the other end of the warm-fuzzy spectrum, the tv show Kev and I just caught up with is AMC's "The Killing." The first couple of episodes were so intense I had a headache from crying so hard. It made me so upset I had to make a conscious decision to let Aspen continue sleeping peacefully instead of going into her room to wake her up and hug her. There is a lot to love about this show, despite the depressing story line. The actors are 100% committed, which is so refreshing when TV is now all about mock-umentaries and crappy reality series. It's set in Seattle, and I find that after watching, I expect it to be raining outside. It pulls me in that much.

What have you been reading and watching lately?

5 comments:

  1. My friend picked that book for our Book Club this next month. I hadn't heard anything about it. I am glad to see a good review.

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  2. FYI: The star of that show grew up Mormon. She was in my stake.

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  3. i've been watching UP ALL NIGHT. hilarious. some of the things they say and do are PAINFUL to watch.

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  4. I may have to borrow your book. I am always looking for a good read. I just finished the Ugly series. I still the final book, but it's an extra and that is also the title. The world is somewhat like the world in Hunger Games. So not necessarily real, but I really enjoyed reading them.

    As far as tv goes we do not have cable, but I am completely sucked in to Revenge. Love, love, love it!

    BTW: I too crave a tightly knit group of friends that you keep all through life and look back on memories together.

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  5. I was able to read The Friday Night Knitting Club a few months ago. While I wasn't a huge fan of the story line I did really like the closeness the women shared. I am currently reading The Help (late to the party I know) and I am really enjoying it!

    I might have to check out "The Killing". Some new shows I've really been enjoying Pan Am and Once Upon A Time.

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