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Casablanca, Bonk, An Interesting Night.

Stefan and I got Netflix back in early spring, and all of the movies I've chosen were the 2008 Academy Award Nominees (sadly, I hadn't seen a single one) and some of the classics I had never seen. We both loved Gone With the Wind (the first movie my mother ever saw) and just the other night rented Casablanca. I don't think I had ever seen a movie with Ingrid Bergman in it, but we both really liked the movie. S. usually doesn't like black and white movies, but he's a sucker for a respectable character. Throughout the movie, Rick (Bogart) is a constant rollercoaster of a character, one minute thinking "What a scoundrel!" to "Oh, she should be with him!".

Memorable quote (to be honest, first heard on When Harry Met Sally), "I think this is going to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship".

Who doesn't like a Robin Hood story?

This nonfiction book was one of the funniest I've read in a long time. A.J. Jacobs (A Year of Living Biblically) writes on her website, "I would read Mary Roach on the history of Quonset huts. But Mary Roach on sex? That's a godsend!"
This book is hilarious, interesting, and obsessively researched. With information as far back as the ancient Egyptians (to present day Egypt, no less) it was a quick read for me.
However, a disclaimer is definitely needed for this book. I can see many Christians having a big problem with reading it, and for those who are squirmish at reading the book jacket this book is not for you. Although extremely scientific in her findings, it has some very, well...odd things in it as well. I am always fascinated by science (I'm currently 100 pages short of the end of her other science-nonfiction book, Stiff--about cadavers) and so I was delighted when I found out she had another one coming out. If you get a good laugh out of the Table of Contents, I recommend the book.


RT said…
I've totally wanted to read these books--thanks for the recommendation!

Question: Did you buy special paint for your porch? You wrote flooring paint... Is that all I need to look for at the store? We really need to repaint our porches!

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