Monday, January 17, 2011
Book Review Time
So, anyway, I finished the Keith Richards autobiography a couple days ago. I have to say, I loved this book. Keith is not going to win any awards for being a great and prolific "writer." He writes like he talks, and at times, it's hard to follow. But when you get into the book, it's not hard to switch your brain over to Keith mode. Then, the book feels more like a conversation. He tells some good stories, seems incredibly sincere, and sets the record straight on a number of myths and rumors that have been swirling around for years. He doesn't just talk about the Stones, but also about his childhood, his family, England, and most of all, music in general. In the last chapter, there is even a recipe and cooking tips! By the time I finished the book, it was like Keith was an old friend. And now that I'm done, I sorta miss hanging out with him. So, if you like the Stones, or guitars, or good stories, then you will probably like this book too. Thank you Keith... I enjoyed it.
This was the first book I read on the Kindle that my brother got me for Christmas. The Kindle is great! Easy to use, very portable. And now I don't have to find a place to store a gigantic hardcover book. The only thing I sort of missed out on were the large color photos in the hardcover version of the book. I went to Border's the other day and looked at them, though. That was good enough for me. So, thanks to Jeff for that. Time to choose my next book.
Our weekend was good. Daphne stayed in Manassas Friday night, so Kev and I got to go out to dinner and a movie. This time, we saw the Black Swan. I did not enjoy about 99 percent of it. It was creepy and scary and gorey, and overall very unpleasant to watch. But I have to say in retrospect it was very well done. Great story, visually stunning, and Natalie Portman was great in the role. So props to the filmakers for that. I don't need to ever see it again. (Shudder).
Yesterday, Kev and I made lasagna together, and there was nary an argument! I am so excited about our new ability to cook together without incident!
And, I borrowed the Wii Fit from my brother, and we had a lot of fun with that this weekend. I got to be a flying chicken and a penguin, I got to do Kung-Fu and ski jumping, I got to walk a tightrope, and I got to watch Kev play the hulahoop game, which was very entertaining.
So, good reviews all around.
I think there's only one day left for the sit-com poll, so get in your vote if you're gonna. New poll coming soon. Hope your weekend was good. Happy MLK!