Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Update 2/5

Every Friday, I update my library and share what new books I bought or received during the past week.

Last week, I received a new cookbook, The Italian Slow Cooker by Michele Scicolone. It's the first cookbook I'll be reviewing, but I was really intrigued by it - two of my favorite cooking styles are slow cookers and Italian food.

I finally gave in to temptation this week and bought a book I've had my eye on since it was in hardcover: Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

On an impulse, I also bought a book that caught my eye in the bookstore, Maynard and Jennica by Rudolph Delson. When I brought it up to the counter to pay, the clerk told me he was pleased I was buying it - the author was a friend of his. I hope I end up liking it!

On a non-book note, the Oscar nominations came out this week. The Academy expanded the Best Picture list to ten films - which means that I have actually seen - and even reviewed - more than one of them! (Movies I've seen are in bold starred.)

“Avatar”*
“The Blind Side”
“District 9″*
“An Education”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
“A Serious Man”
“Up”*
“Up in the Air”*

I honestly have no interest in seeing “Inglourious Basterds” but I'll be doing my best to see the rest before the Oscars are handed out. Which one should I start with?

5 comments:

  1. I've only seen five of them, but I'd suggest starting with Hurt Locker and ending with Up to go out on a happy note. Boy, do I not want to see Inglourious Basterds!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love my slow cooker! I have a bunch of healthy slow cooker recipes that I post on my blog if you're interested. (http://healthyslowcooking.wordpress.com)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I saw Up in the theater (sorry if that wasn't clear). I thought it was kind of bittersweet, actually, rather than just straight up happy.

    ReplyDelete
  4. As part of my 40 by 40 challenge I made it a point the past two years to see all of the Best Pic nominees. I am so glad that my challenge completed before the Academy broadened this category, because I do not want to see many of these 10. I have no interest whatsoever in The Blind Side or Avatar. A few others I would consider on DVD but not pay to see in the theater.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have seen like FOUR movies in the last 2 years, ever since my daughter was born. Ack! I feel so out of it.

    ReplyDelete

I love to get comments and welcome them on any of my posts. There is comment moderation on posts older than 14 days, but your comments will appear immediately on current posts.

Due to th eabsolutely insane number of spam comments I have been getting recently, I have unfortunately had to turn on word verification. Please email me if you have problems posting a comment.