Tuesday, February 19

orphan x

I was really hoping to be into this book by Gregg Hurwitz, as I've liked his other stuff. Plus, it's part of a series, so it would have given me some new books to read. But, alas, I found the writing to be excruciatingly detailed and it wasn't as enjoyable as I had hoped. I suppose this is in line with the character, who was an orphan and selected for a government program to basically be trained as an assassin. Not too far-fetched, eh? I could live with that because most fiction is, well, rather fictional. But, it just wasn't my cup of tea.

My rating: 3/5

Sunday, February 17

a simple favor

This movie was kind of a black comedy/thriller. I wasn't sure how the combination was going to work out, but I really enjoyed it. Plus, the hot guy from Crazy Rich Asians was in it.

In short, the movie was about a mom who befriended another mom. The 2nd mom went missing and was found dead. The movie was about unraveling that mystery.

My rating: 3.5/5

Monday, February 4

other weekend news

Every time Brian and I drive through Greensburg, we always comment about how we should go to Barnes & Noble sometime. We finally made this a reality yesterday. I haven't been in a bookstore in years and this one was quite nice. Brian bought a book on philosophy, but I didn't end up getting anything. I was hoping to pick up a book on knitting socks, but while they had a few, none of them were quite what I was looking for. And, since we're so overloaded on books, I've become a little more discerning on what I purchase, so I did just want to buy something to buy something. The place was surprisingly packed. All of Greensburg looked pretty hoppin' for that matter.

Today, we went to my parents' house to celebrate Brian's and my sister-in-law's birthday. This is the first of three birthday celebrations for Brian. My mom made a delicious turkey dinner and we spent the afternoon there. 

Sunday, February 3

dunkirk

Jake and I like war movies, so we checked this one out on Friday night. It was different than most war movies--it told the story of the massive evacuation of soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk, which is in northern France. So, it wasn't the usual sort of war story. Jake really liked it. I thought it was pretty good, too. 

My rating: 3.5/5

Sunday, January 27

bad times at the el royale

This movie was ok, but a little too clever for my tastes. The beginning was a mass of confusion, but they thankfully (sort of) explained everything as the movie went on. But once they did that, nothing new really happened. And, it did drag on a bit longer than necessary.

My rating: 3/5 (mostly for Chris Hemsworth's abs)