Friday, March 26, 2010

Recovery

Yes, I am getting better, there is life after back surgery. So what does one do when healing and mobility is limited?

Reading is always a great choice. I love movies based on Jane Austin novels but have never taken the time to actually read one. Pride and Prejudice was my first choice, I knew the story but reading a book written in the early 1800's began as a challenge. It took 30-40 pages to get into it but once I became familiar with the language and writing style it was quite delightful. It was an excellent read.

Since Jane Austin seems to be 'healing' we checked out Sense and Sensibility from Netflix. This was the BBC version made in 2008; it has 3 one hour segments on one disc. Another great adaptation of a classic. I can't wait to read the book.

I also enjoyed reading 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society', this book was written thru a series of letters. It was so interesting and enjoyable I didn't want it to end. It is a, 'must read, must own', kind of book.

I saved the best for last. I purchased the 2009 series of  'America's Test Kitchen'. this 4 DVD set is full of interesting cooking segments. Since this is mostly a cooking blog my enjoyment is to be expected. 
In the hopefully near future I will be blogging about Enchiladas Verdes, Carne Asada, Blueberry Pie, Crispy Breaded Pork Chops and many others.

What are you reading/watching? Leave me a comment with your suggestions, I still have some down time.

4 comments:

jill said...

Oh man, I sure I was there to watch movies and read books with you!!

Can't wait to get emma in the mail...well, in a very long time anyway :)

Nedra said...

Have you seen the Elizabeth Gaskell Collection DVD's? Loved them all. Judi bought a copy too, so if you haven't seen them yet, I'm sure she would lend them to you. Kent even liked Wives and Daughters, and I consider that a good recommendation!

Amy Lindstrom said...

I will admit that I absolutely loved the "Left Behind" Series. They are like Work and the Glory-ish, just written by a couple of pastors and it is their view/story of Revelations happening. It is suspenseful and really quite interesting, when coupled with our beliefs. It totally made me think. However, the last book....the one that the entire series built up to, I believe it was called the "Glorious Appearance" or something like that. The one that actually was the final event where the Savior would come...well, it wasn't so "glorious", very underplayed and disappointing. I didn't even finish the book. HOWEVER....don't let that stop you from reading the first 6! They are REALLY quite interesting and entertaining!

Oh, and thanks a million! I think I am finally going to make time to delve into my P&P book. I LOVE Jane!

megan said...

I love pride and prejudice, it's one of my favorite books! Are you also an anne of green gables fan? love the books and movies :)