Friday, December 21, 2018

Wishful Drinking

by Carrie Fisher

In honor of the 2 year anniversary of her passing, I'm recommending you read one of my favorite memoirs, "Wishful Drinking" by Carrie Fisher. I've loved Carrie over the years more for her wit and humor than for her roles in Star Wars, and I find this book to be a perfect summary of her personality.

Filled with her trademark sardonic humor as well as personal photographs and stories, this book is the perfect mix of humble, heart-warming, and hilarious. If you've never looked past Star Wars and given Carrie's writing a chance, this is the perfect place to start.


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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Book Club

Directed by: Bill Holderman

With: Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenbergen, Diane Keaton

Of course, working in a library, I would be attracted to a movie titled “Book Club”. This movie is full of big name actors and a comedy that does not disappoint. Four women have been holding a book club in each of their homes for 40 years. They each in turn choose the book to be read that month. One book changes all their lives, in a positive way that you might not expect if I were to tell you the title. This is a feel good movie, not necessarily a “chick flick” (my husband liked it too) that I think you will also enjoy.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Man Who Invented Christmas

With: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce

This movie is based on the actual events that influenced and shaped the Charles Dickens story “A Christmas Carol”. Dickens inspiration for character names, events and the ever elusive ending to the tale. There are some surprising details that I haven’t fact checked but seem entirely possible for the time the story was written, which make this movie even more fascinating. This movie was excellently executed in very way and anyone that has ever seen or read “A Christmas Carol” will thoroughly enjoy this movie.

Beckie H.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Garden of Small Beginnings

 by Abbi Waxman

Lilian found herself instantly a single mother when her husband was killed in a car crash about 50 yards from their home. She totally lost it right after the accident but now, three years later, she is functioning much better. She is a book illustrator for a publisher of mostly text books.After her newest assignment, illustrating a gardening book, she and the rest of her department are let go.
This book is well written, with just the right amount of shocking language, sass and humor. Watch out there are parts that will make you cry. Isn’t it true that a good book lets you feel all your emotions?

Give this first book by Abbi Waxman a try, I think you’ll like it.

Beckie H.