Stop what you are doing and check the theater listings for the movie LION right now. You must see it…and see it on the big screen if you can. This miraculous true story will have you on the edge of your seat. This child actor (Sunny Pawar) will MELT even the iciest of hearts. I would have adopted him ON.THE.SPOT. My teenage BOYS say this is one of the best movies they’ve EVER seen in any genre. I agree. First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home. Now it’s Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara-nominated for six Academy Awards!
Recent Book Reviews:
- Book of the Week: A Long Way Home
- Book of the Week by a Local Author: The Ex-Wives’ Guide to Divorce
- Books of the Week: Sean of the South
- Book of the Week: Moloka’i
- Book of the Week: Small Great Things
- Book/Movie of the Week: A Dog’s Purpose
- Book of the Week: The Kindness Challenge: Thirty Days to Improve Any Relationship
- Book of the Week: Big Little Lies
- Book of the week and a giveaway!
- Book of the Week: Right Away and All at Once
- Goodreads Best Books of 2016 by Category
- 5 Books to Read over the Holidays!
- Book of the Week: Lilac Girls
- Book Giveaway: Accidental Arrival by Lutricia H. Barnett!
- Book of the Week and a Giveaway: Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Thankfully, I know nothing about divorce. However, since I love to promote local authors I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to tell you about this book co-written by Dunwoody/Mill Glen’s own.. Valerie Shepherd. Her unique friendship with the co-author began after they had both married and divorced the same man!
On March 1st my mother-in-law sent me a link to Sean of the South’s article entitled Yesterday. She commented that she “loved this guy’s writing style”. I don’t read everything she sends me (sorry Rosie) but I read Yesterday and immediately subscribed to get his stories in my inbox on a regular basis. I love his stories so much, I stop whatever I’m doing when one pops in my inbox and read it. Then I forward to my husband who loves them just as much as I do. Today’s entry from Sean is entitled “The Country”. Gosh…I love this guy. So I started looking into him a little more this morning and I discovered Sean has written books! He has collections of stories and two novels also. I ordered the following two and can hardly wait to sit down and read this weekend! Thank the heavens for Amazon Prime, my Kindle, and Sean Dietrich.
I’ve read and enjoyed several Jodi Picoult books but for some reason don’t seek them out often. However, I’ve had four totally unrelated and random people tell me that I MUST read this book. It is now in my Kindle and Audible libararies and I’m going to figure out a way to read/listen to it ASAP. I’ve seen numerous rave reviews but this was my favorite: “Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics, and in Small Great Things, she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go. . . . This page-turner is perfect for book clubs.” – Popsugar
Have you read it? Tell us what you think!
Click here to read my review of this book from September of 2016. I absolutely LOVED the book so when it came out as a movie I wanted to make sure my family all went to see it together. All four of us adore dogs…probably because a true angel of a dog lives in our house. We felt so guilty leaving to see a movie about dogs and leaving our dog, George, home alone. We all four gave the movie a resounding thumbs up! After seeing the movie I keep looking closer into George’s eyes and asking him “are you Schnapps?” Schnapps was my super smart miniature Schnauzer that came into my life when I was 18 and he lived for 15 years. Maybe he’s back as a mini labradoodle and living in my house? If you love dogs you MUST go see this movie!
I read this book in April of 2015 and you can read my review here. Trust me, it is a great book.
Two of my girlfriends just finished it and declared we must have a discussion. So, last week over wine, we chatted about how amazing this book is and started comparing the characters to people we know. We are so excited about the upcoming HBO Mini-Series starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. I read an article about how Nicole Kidman and Liane Moriarty (the author) were having coffee in their native Australia. Kidman was asking to option the book and Moriarty basically said: “Only if you and Reese play Celeste and Madeline”. Kidman said “DEAL!”
I. CANNOT. WAIT.TO.SEE.THIS! (Premieres 2/19 on HBO)
The Ink Penn: Celebrating the Magic in the Everyday
A good friend presented this book to me and several friends on Sunday. It’s not my normal “read for fun” type of book. However, I’ve been making decisions all week according to one of the principles Sean mentioned to our small group. Basically, the author explains that for every significant personal and professional decision that he makes, he considers the following five F’s (important facets of Life)
This process has been very enlightening so I’m probably going to take the time to read the whole book for myself!
Right Away and All At Once: 5 Steps to Transform Your Business and Enrich Your Life