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Mar. 5th, 2007

friday: saw music & lyrics. cute. basically i am a sucker for drew barrymore. amused by watching our dinner plans go from cloth napkin place to food court in 2 easy steps.

saturday: drum lesson, bass amp shopping (band-related), restringing the acoustic guitar, replacement heads for my toms, going to fletcher's to see Odd Girl Out, something wild (a horrible 80s piece of crap with jeff daniels)

sunday: band practice, tenacious d & the pick of destiny (ehn, had its moments)

i guess at some point i decided my life was going to be all about music. i might have OD'ed a little this weekend though.

tonight is peril_book_club at my place. i need some fiction ideas, because my amazon wish list is not inspiring me. anyone want to recommend something suitable for a book club discussion and fictional?

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traceracer
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
Something Wild was one of my absolute favorite movies when I was younger.
snidegrrl
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
I think it's possible that had I watched it then, I would have enjoyed it. Ray Liotta was fun to watch. Unfortunately the movie had been hyped as a cult classic to me but it didn't fill my niche desires. :)
traceracer
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
I honestly didn't know anyone else had ever heard of it.
snidegrrl
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
i can't remember who told me to watch it, or where i read about it. i think it was on the genesis boards. people were talking about the soundtrack being a great 80s classic. but i didn't hear anything particularly exciting to me. i think the movie just suffers in retrospect. usually you and i like the same movies. :)
traceracer
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
Probably too long for book club
But I am currently "reading" this book - Freddy and Fredericka (Paperback) by Mark Helprin - on my way to and from work and I literally sit in my car cracking up laughing. It's very clever and witty and, even though I just got two new cds in the mail, I haven't been able to switch this book out of my cd player yet.

For something shorter, at home I'm reading Hugh Laurie's book The Gun Seller. It's not bad, but would probably appeal to many of the members of book club.
traceracer
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Probably too long for book club
I should add that clever and witty in a more silly way - not in a high brow way.

snidegrrl
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Probably too long for book club
We did in fact already read the Gun Seller! :) I think it mostly was well liked.

And the Helprin book sounds really interesting, but yeah, it's tough for people if it's 500+.
omphaloskepsis
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
This will be my first time at bookclub :) So I wasn't sure, should I be bringing snacks, drinks, etc? I've got a homemade coffeecake I could bring along. Also, what time is the meeting?
snidegrrl
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
it's at 8pm, and we encourage snacks or drinks! yay i am so glad you are joining us!
rob_donoghue
Mar. 5th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
China Mieville has just released a YA novel, Un Lun Dun, which would probably be a real contender.

Chris Bohjalian's new one, Double Blind is probably too intense, but if you guys have not done any of his fiction, I'll cheerfully suggest pretty much anything he's written, with Water Witches being the lightest. He's brilliant, but also pretty much unflinching, and when topics include transexuals, midwives, or accidentally shooting your own father, that makes for serious fare.

Jasper Fforde's The Big Over Easy, A Nursery Cryme, just hit paperback. Fforde's whimsical but smart and well worth a look.

Perhaps some Laura Lippman? She writes Baltimore based mysteries, so that's an interesting hook.
snidegrrl
Mar. 5th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
thank you! i will investigate.
rob_donoghue
Mar. 5th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
Double Bind, rather.
tzel
Mar. 5th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
World War Z!!!!
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