Thursday, 19 July 2012
June Books, Films and Concerts
We start with films and I saw only 3, the best had to be this film 2 Days in New York. I was absolutely hilarious, all the actors were great but both Julie Delpy and Chris Rock were brilliant. It was also great to see New York, the film kind of reminded me a little of a Woody Allen film.
Then I saw Dark Shadows which was also good with Johnny Depp in the main role, directed by Tim Burton.
Finally I saw Snow White and The Huntsman from all the films this was ok, nothing special.
I read 5 books, one for the vintage reading challenge called Green for Danger by Christianna Brand.
Then I re-read the classic The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, since there is a new movie version coming out in December, I thought I would read it again. To be honest it was like reading it for the first time as I could not remember any of the story.
Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton a crime novel with DI Marjory Flemming, set in Scotland in Galloway, an area I have not been too. This book was ok but I would read more of the series and I like books set in Scotland too.
The Company of Shadows by Ruth Newman a thriller which I really enjoyed set in Miami and Sicily, kept me going and I did not take long to read.
Finally I read Juliet Naked by Nick Hornby, this is the first book of his that I have read and I really enjoyed it. I was quite funny and will no doubt be made into a film, in fact while reading I was trying to think who would play the aging rocker!
Last by not least I went to see the band Death Car for Cutie, yes a strange name but a great concert this American band is quite new to me. I love their latest album Codes and Keys, so if you have not heard it go and listen to it!