This month was lighter than I’d hoped on reading as the Olympics waylaid some of my more noble plans. We still have to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and then I’m hoping to dive into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Love Sense by Sue Johnson: This non-fiction book is a look into the science of love and relationships. Johnson aggregates multiple studies and paints a bigger story about human connection, why we crave it and how we forge it in this digital age. I really enjoyed this, so much so I wish I owed it instead of checking it out from library. There’s loads of good nuggets in there!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: Morgenstern creates a fully realized world in The Night Circus and I can’t wait to see it brought to life on screen. That said, some of the characters were so broadly drawn, it left me wanting more. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it despite the trite love story.
America Eats! On the Road with WPA by Pat Willard: Using parts of an incomplete manuscript from the WPA, Willard flows in their footsteps and criss crosses the Unites States in search of true regional, and by extension, American foodstuffs and food ways. Beside a glimpse into food in the 1930’s, America Eats also provides a glimpse into cultural and racial views held during the same era.
Movies I watched in February: Say Anything, The Croods, Rent, John Carter, Big Trouble in Little China, Escape to Witch Mountain, Skyfall, Stoker