An Interesting Week of Reading

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  My wife and I are looking forward to watching the game today with some friends.  We’re not overly excited about the two teams that are in the big game, and we’re definitely really looking forward to Madonna at half-time, but we’ll enjoy the game nonetheless with some very good friends!

This week, I managed to complete two books, the first Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Mists of Avalon and James Bradley’s Flags of Our Fathers.  I enjoyed The Mists of Avalon, and I also really enjoyed Flags of Our Fathers.  I’ll be writing about my thoughts more in-depth in another post, but the story in Flags of Our Fathers was absolutely stunning!  Probably one of the best World War II books I’ve read.  I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts in a day or so.

I also began my reading of Ian Fleming’s first book about Bond, James Bond, Casino Royale.  Early on, I can definitely say it differs from the movie in a couple of different ways, but I won’t spoil the plot!  Ian Fleming has an interesting writing style that I’m still getting used to, but the book is reading fast.

Finally, my wife and I did happen to go see the movie One For the Money based on Janet Evanovich’s novel.  We thought Katherine Heigl did a really great job with the role, and I really loved the Jersey accent she had during the movie.  She was just as ditzy and flaky as in the book.  We especially loved Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Mazur, she was absolutely hilarious!

Upcoming this week I am going to finish Casino Royale and I plan on reading my second Agatha Christie novel, The Mysterious Affair At Styles.  Did you have a good reading week?  What’s on tap for the upcoming week?  I hope everyone that watches the big game today enjoys it, and that everyone has a great week!


About Jeremy

Husband, book lover, Civil War Buff. If I could read for a living I would, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills!

11 Responses to “An Interesting Week of Reading”

  1. I honestly didn’t know Madonna was the halftime performer until right now haha

    I read The Mysterious Affair at Styles back in December and enjoyed it, I think you will too! :]

  2. Now did you mean to say you were definitely looking forward to Madonna? Or were you being sarcastic? Personally, I’m thinking of bailing on the “Big Game” to read, because I don’t really care about either team.

    • I’m not exactly sure how much of the game we’ll be watching. Not really excited about the game, but I’m interested in seeing how well Madonna performs during half-time. Mainly, it will be good to be with some good friends of ours, cause I’m sure there will be plenty of talk about baby stuff, as our friends had their’s about a year ago.

  3. Oh, I totally agree about the movie One for the Money. Loved it! I mainly went because I’m a big fan of Debbie Reynolds…and I am a fan of the Stephanie Plum books. I think Katherine Heigl did a great job, too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog…and I hope you have fun decorating the baby’s room.

  4. Glad to hear that One for the Money was a good movie. Even though I think it got not so great reviews from the critics, I still enjoyed the book and look forward to seeing the movie! Oh, and GO GIANTS (sorry, I couldn’t help myself)! 🙂

    • Hi Stephanie,

      I really didn’t read too many of the critics reviews on movies as I tend to really not pay too much attention to them. Mainly, it was a great evening out for my wife and I as we rarely get out to the movies anymore due to the cost! Thanks for dropping by!

  5. I’m pretty disappointed at the casting for One for the Money, but I’ll probably go see it anyway. Glad to see you liked it!

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    • Hi Deb,

      My wife and I really enjoyed the role that Debbie Reynolds played as Grandma Mazur. Aside from that and Katherine Heigl, the rest of the cast was so-so. Thanks for dropping by!

  6. Hubby cares about Super Bowl, me not so much – I didn’t grow up with American Football so I don’t get it. I do love the whole atmosphere that goes along with it though and I hope you all have a great time!

    I had a great reading week, finished Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, which I loved and started Hunger Games. Still working on Wild Swans and Fathermucker. I am such a book tart!

    • Hi Kath,

      It’s been pretty difficult to really get into the Super Bowl for us over the last couple of years. My wife and I are more hockey and baseball fans than football!

      You got quite a bit of reading done last week! I’ve been meaning to take a look at Hunger Games but there’s a long wait list at the library! Thanks for dropping by!

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