By bonnie, 12 December, 2010

* reflecting on my year.
it’s been challenging, but I feel like I’ve worked on some things a bit and come out better for it.  overall it would consider it a good one.  I’m looking forward to 2011.   I have been for quite a while.  I have a strange feeling it’s going to be one of my best.

* loving etsy.
in case you didn’t know, my shop Anchor Tag has been open for a while now.  I love it!  I love creating things for it.  I love the community of artists on etsy and being inspired by them!

* finished reading:
– The Fall”
by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.  Full review will be posted soon.  I enjoyed it almost as much as The Strain, but felt it suffered from some of the same problems as well.

– In YA, I read Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson.  It was excellent, although I didn’t find it as insanely compelling as Wintergirls. She’s brilliant and one of my ultimate YA role models.

*in progress:
– Darcy and I are reading The Godfather and good lord, is it somewhat terrible.  It’s really, really inconsistant.  Some of it is really engaging and then it just goes to shit for a few chapters at a time.  It’s a wonder someone actually edited this book.

* next:
– the much buzzed-about Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Lighthousekeeping by one of my all-time favorite-favorite authors, Jeannette Winterson.  I save her books for winter.  I like to cozy up with them.

* also reading tons of blogs again.
after falling in love with tumblr, I kind of abandoned my feed reader practices.  now I’ve gone back and revisited tons of great blogs and discovered some new ones.  I’m really enjoying it.  I use feedly and highly recommend it.

* movies recently:
Burlesque – cheezeball, silly, fun with dancing, much prettiness and cher.  some truly awful moments and lagged a bit in the middle.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – LOVED it.  what a beautiful film.  you can read more of my thoughts on it right here.

* can’t wait to see:
Black Swan – Oh man.  I had been thinking “What is Darren Aronofsky going to possibly do as a follow-up to The Wrestler that won’t be disappointing in some way?” I think the first trailer for this already answered that question and made me feel guilty for even thinking it.

True Grit –  What can I say?  I love Jeff Bridges.  I love Matt Damon.  The fierce trailer features a Johnny Cash tune.  (Attach Johnny to anything and it gets instant bonus points with me).   I don’t like every Coen Brothers’ movie.  But I will see any Coen Brothers’ movie.  So, it’s on.

Tron: Legacy – I feel inexplicably drawn to this one, even though I know it may be ridiculous.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two – I know this one’s a ways off, but holy crap, Part 1 was so good!

*eating soup every day.  also recently acquired a taste and craving for kalamata olives.

* been drinking entirely too much coffee.  (even for me)

* listening to christmas music.  lots and lots of christmas music.

* wanting it to snow.  already. dammit.  I do live in New England, last time I checked we get Wintery around here, right?

What do you think?

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