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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pfew....

Today, I went to the gym, then the library, and I got home and ended up reading two books. I can't remember the last time I've managed to read two books in one day. Granted neither was exceptionally long, but still. I finished Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Corey Doctorow, and The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.

And I still had time to go see Slumdog Millionaire, which actually lives up the current hype. If you haven't yet heard of this one, it is about a man from the slums who ends up on the Indian "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", and improbably begins to win. Accused of cheating, he tells the story of his life, how he has gained the knowledge for the big win.

Husband and I both loved this one. It touched just the right notes, staying sentimental without getting gushy. It is a love story, and a story about brothers, about coming of age. And I just have to add, it has a totally awesome soundtrack which I have already downloaded.

How is your weekend going so far?

10 comments:

N.Vasillis said...

I see everyone is talking about Slumdog Millionaire. I'm going to have to see it!

I just wanted to let you know that I'm hosting a giveaway for everyone participating in the In Their Shoes Challenge as a way of saying thank you.

http://shoesreading.blogspot.com/

Nymeth said...

Those are both books I want to read...I look forward to your reviews!

mariel said...

I'm hoping to see Slumdog on tuesday, I've heard such good things about it!

Trish said...

I loved Slumdog Millionaire as well and have listened to Jai Ho over and over [and over and over]. I can't get enough of it!

grayskyeyes said...

I enjoyed Slumdog Millionaire quite a bit, it was a movie that made me smile. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

samantha.1020 said...

Sounds like you have had a great weekend! Two books in one day is impressive no matter what the size :)

Andi said...

Oohhh, don't say gym. I've been slacking. Glad you got to read The Martian Chronicles. I haven't gotten to read the whole book, but it includes one of my very favorite stories: "August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains."

Literary Feline said...

I am looking forward to seeing Slumdog Millionaire one of these days. I ordered the book from Amazon recently and can't wait to read it.

Susan said...

I'm going to have to see this movie too. How were The Martian Chronicles?
And we are going back down to -20.2 F tonight. We get the same weather we do a day or two later. This has been a brutal winter for being cold. I feel like I've been housebound for the month of January! It doesn't help that our buses have been on strike since Dec 10 and I don't drive a car.
Still have to get some reading done this weekend, I'm happy you got two books done, awesome!

Lauryn said...

I thought of you when I saw this how-to of the day.