Do you love books? Please join the conversation by answering at least one of the questions in the comments below!
Marcie with a Book.
Everyone is also welcome to write a post and join the link party tomorrow!
Here are this month's questions:
1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it!
Planting Dandelions by Kyran Pittman. I've only just begun so don't really have a feel for it yet.
2. Divergent, Hunger Games, or Twilight. Which do you prefer and why? (If
you've never read them which do you think you'd prefer?)
Hmmm... I have not read any of them, so not sure, but I love the idea of strong females overcoming obstacles. I think each storyline holds its own appeal
3. TV Series Based on Books they start out very close to the book to draw
in the fans but then will start to separate themselves by changing things and
adding characters. What are you thoughts on this?
Isn't that what authors do as they write a series of books? Everything evolves!
4. You've just been recruited to help a movie studio bring your favorite
book to the big screen. What's the movie and who are you choosing to play the
My favorite book this year was The Girls of Atomic City. The Untold Story of The Women who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan. I would love to see their story in the movies. Strong female actresses of all ages and races would be needed and only a few men. I love Sally Field, Natalie Portman, Kerrie Washington, Amie Adams and Lucy Liu. As for the men, they would be top bureaucrats and would need to be older. I'm thinking Sam Elliott and Ed Harris.
5. Going back to the above question, do you keep it word for word the same
or do you use this chance to change little things you thought would make the
I think this is such a remarkable time in history, most of it would speak for itself with minimal changes. The book focuses on the work the women were doing even though there are a few snippets of how they meet their husbands. Maybe I'd add some romantic details.
6. After you finish a physical copy of a book do you keep it for a reread,
put it on a shelf to collect dust, donate it to Goodwill, or do you just not
purchase physical copies of books?
The card in my wallet I use the most is my LIBRARY CARD! ;-) I usually return the book to the library!
Once again, as in Karon's previous novel At Home in Mitford (1994; see separate entry), separation and loneliness are underlying themes. Father Tim's restful vacation in Ireland with his cousins Walter and Katherine has given him time to think about his future in Mitford. Still not ready to commit to marriage, he intends to give Cynthia a Waterford crystal vase and maybe his mother's amethyst brooch and accept her invitation to "go steady." However, Cynthia's career interferes with such a casual relationship. During most of the novel, Cynthia lives in a New York city apartment and keeps in touch with Father Tim through love letters.
My thoughts? What a charming book! I hate to tell much about it because I don't want to spoil the story for anyone interested in reading the series. Cousin Meg though, completely steals the show in this book! She is such a funny surprise character! I so love reading about the daily trials and triumphs of Timothy.
The north side of our front yard is a certified National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat. Really! We have a certificate! You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young. It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit. I've begun a new series of posts to show you our Garden Guests.
As hard as I try to turn the knobs and push the buttons correctly on my camera, I must admit my photo sessions don't always go as planned. About a bazillion pictures are taken. The photos will be downloaded and I start looking through them for that ONE photo that will be just right.
Not that one.
All of these photos are of male cardinals. Can you tell? ;-) Any advice on photographing critters? I'd love to hear it!
Blogging music. I love Joe Cocker's voice. Here is "With a Little Help From my Friends".