After a very rainy week that ended in several inches of snow, I knew I needed a break of some sort. The theater by where I work was playing Far From the Madding Crowd. I think it probably became obvious that I was a Thomas Hardy fan when I declared that if I ever had a daughter, I wanted to name her Thomasin (after Return of the Native). That’s if you read that far back in the archives, which you probably hadn’t. So there you go, you’re welcome for that personal bit of information (for the record, not pregnant). However, I have not read the classic love story on which the movie was based. And after seeing the movie this weekend, I knew that I had to. I loved it and thought it was absolutely wonderful. I’ve never been a Carey Mulligan fan, but this movie changed my mind.
The other book I’m reading is Oil and Honey by Bill McKibben. It’s not that exciting and I’m reading it for book club, so it feels a little more like an obligation than a pleasure. Anyone else ever struggle with this? The worst part is…I picked the book. Oops!
It’s Monday, May 11th, what are you reading? Anyone else have crazy weather this week (I should note it was perfect reading weather).