I didn’t read much this last week. Work and life were simply too busy. I am hoping to finish Juliet, Naked and Shades of Grey today, but I didn’t finish anything else. So I’m going to talk about some other things that I did this week:
I finally watched Bride and Prejudice. Which I guess I was supposed to do for the Everything Austen challenge but failed at completing in time. I found it thoroughly enjoyable. A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in India where the characters occasionally break out into song and dance. The only thing that could really make Pride and Prejudice any better is to make it a musical, right? The movie stayed pretty close to the story – closer than I would have imagined possible. I think even some Austen purists might be able to stretch their minds enough to enjoy this one.
Yesterday, I skipped Gasparilla due to the rain and a still semi-injured husband, and instead went to the movies with a friend. I do, however, think it was somewhat fitting that we saw one that included Mardi Gras: The Princess and The Frog (Three Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]. The throwback animation was fantastic and I felt like I was a kid again going to see Beauty and the Beast or Aladdin. The story was interesting, funny, and, at times, heartbreaking. The music was incredible and the New Orleans culture infused in the film gave this Disney film some authenticity that no other has had. I’m looking forward to many viewings of this one in the future. Just like Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.
Finally, I went and saw our President and Vice President at a town hall in Tampa on Thursday. I hadn’t planned on going since I really did have a lot of work to do. But after watching the State of the Union the night before, and after an email implying it would be ok from my boss, I gave my old campaign boss a last minute call and snagged a ticket. I’m glad I went. It reminds me why I worked as hard as I did to get him elected. I’d also never seen Biden speak (did he speak at the inauguration?).
So that was my week of nonreading.
Oh, and I’m leaning toward actually going to BEA. *fingers crossed* But no definite plans yet.
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