Week-End Ramblings – March 11-17, 2017

This was a low-key week with routine activities like Scouts and soccer practices. We watched the latest Ghostbusters movie for family movie night and Neve is obsessed to say the least. She has watched it at least four times this week and has been following me around quoting lines from it non-stop. One of the quotes has the word dammit in it. I told her that is a bad word and she can’t say it. She informed me that she says it at school all the time. I told her to knock it off! I’m surprised I haven’t gotten a call from the teacher because Neve is not exactly soft-spoken.

I’ve listening to Amy Schumer’s book The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo and reading Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. I chose it because President Obama listed it as one of his favorite books of 2015. My mom disagreed with him just a bit. Here’s her review from Goodreads:

I couldn’t finish this book and hated the parts that I did manage to read. This was one of President Obama’s favorite books in 2015? Now I keep looking at photographs of Obama and wondering in what carefully concealed, renegade segment of his brain this book found a home. The fragmented, tortured prose, hollow, unlikable characters, plot tediously unrolling into nowhere, all made for a miserable reading experience.

Don’t you wish my mom had a blog? She does not mince words. Love you mom! I think my opinion is going to end up being somewhere in between Mom and Obama’s.

How was your week?

  • http://www.thecuecard.com susan

    Ha! Yeah your mom should have a blog. I think my feelings toward that book are in between those two as well. I listened to Fates & Furies as an audiobook …. and while I didn’t think either lead character was admirable, I did find the story of them interesting. Quite dark in places! Here’s my review of it : http://www.thecuecard.com/books/summer-days-mini-reviews/

  • http://parchmentgirl.com Kate Scott

    I’ve been wanting to read Fates and Furies ever since Obama recommended it, but I haven’t got ’round to it yet. Hopefully sometime this year…