Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Eventually they went onto Persia, Beirut and ending up in the UK. It is hard to imagine 10 year olds surviving such conditions and hardships and being able to start a new life from nothing. 3/5
Monday, January 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
In the first he is given to a young boy as a present, then after an accident is taken to a vet to be put down where in his second story he is rescued by the vet nurse. In the third story he is living with a depressed New York screenwriting Professor. Lastly he ends up with an elderly woman who is being visited by her grand daughter.
I don't know what about this movie slightly annoyed me. Whether it was the naturalistic style or trying too hard to be too hipster vibe but somehow the movie seemed quite depressing and sad with no real moments of joy.
I am glad it was a cheap special rather than having had paid for a cinema seat. 2/5
Saturday, January 13, 2018
I like the way this movie was handled - not trying too hard to be too oddball and zany, I liked that it was a family that seemed to love and understand each other. The funeral scene at the end may be the oddest that I have seen for some time. 4/5
Friday, January 12, 2018
Returning to earth he then had a personal mission to climb Mount Everest, which I get is quite the achievement, but couldn't help but think it must have taken a lot of time away from his family. He doesn't talk a lot about his personal life, except when his first marriage crumbled . Luckily he was able to meet his second wife and travel in a new role to Antarctica with her. 4/5
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
I enjoyed the telling of her story - how it was not only about her needs to be able to work in a safe and supported environment, but to provide a better experience for patients, and to be able to teach other medical professionals about how they can achieve better results for them and their patients using holistic and healing techniques.
There were moments though that the book got a little preachy about telling the reader what they should do and I kept thinking that it verged into a bit too much witchy woo hoo for me. 3/5.
Monday, January 08, 2018
I found this sweet song on youtube and I have been listening to it on the way to work in the mornings. I would like to find some more music to listen to this year as I haven't listened to a lot last year.
Friday, January 05, 2018
I was surprised by this book. I am a bit skeptical of someone writing their memoir in their 30s but it seems to be the done thing now, and so many celebrities just drop names and write a whole lot of waffle. Instead Gabourey writes about her own experiences and challenges and still manages to stay honest and funny even when writing about race, dating, sexism and weight issues. She also talks about poverty, being a celebrity and eating disorders and weight loss far more honestly than other actress/authors. This is a woman who has heard a lot of comments from others about what she should be, and manages to keep her head up and show people that she can be herself and still be important and special, even when they seek to try to bring her down.
I went into this book knowing nothing about her other than seeing her on screen, and came away with a big dose of admiration and thinking that she sure is awesome. 4/5
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
I didn't realize that it had such a sordid history and was most fascinated with the second part of its book, as the diamond was taken from India and given to Queen Victoria. It seemed to all happen in an underhand way and the diamond seemed to be tainted with a little bit of a curse. 3/5
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
I just felt all a bit disconnected from all the characters. I kept waiting for the twist, that bit of magic that holds a book together, but for me it just seemed to plod on and I have walked away not really understanding what I should have taken away from this novel. 2/5