Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Random Book & Movie Recommendation

Hi there Funky Fruit-ers - thought I'd give another random book and movie recommendation until we get our act together with the next official book review.

Book Recommendation: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Yes, I know I recommended her first book, The Hunger Games, in my last post but this is so worth it. I don't always like the sequel as much as the first book but this sequel was amazing. I dare you to put it down - I couldn't, and read the whole thing in one sitting. Warning: it's not the last book so I'm wanting to know how it ends and I have no closure :)

Movie Recommendation: Lars and the Real Girl. I just saw it this weekend w/ my hubby (via Netflix, my favorite thing ever) and we both LOVED this movie. Ryan Gosling can act like Peyton Manning can throw a football - he's awesome. I thought it would be a quirky, fun little film but it was so much more than that. It was a wonderful story of healing and human connection. Warning: my hubby and I are both psychologists which may have impacted how fascinated we were with the psychological elements of the story (we've both worked with delusional disorder), but I think that everyone can relate to the grief issues addressed. It's an uplifting, heart-warming way to spend your evening!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Random Book Recommendation

Hi - Kristi here. Okay, for those of you that enjoy reading YA (that's young adult - a la books like Twilight) I finally got around to reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and it was fantastic. One of those can't put down until it ends books - and then I find out it doesn't end because there's a Book 2 - which I just ordered today off of Amazon. I know, I've recommended The Help and then this but what can I say - I have eclectic taste.

Next Official Book Review: Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. :)