Casa Beebe

The Friday Five #8

1. What I’m Reading:

I finished 3 books last weekend. Note I did not say I read three books last weekend, but rather finished 3 books I had previously started. I finished Auschwitz: A New History and wrote a review of it on my goodreads account. Do you have goodreads? It is a cool website that allows you to track the books you have read, are reading and would like to read. It also gives you reviews from other readers and you can have friend lists, etc. My goodreads account is just my name. You can link up with me there if you like.
I also finished Carson McCullers The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. I know this is a literary classic, but I’m not so sure I understand why. It was slow to get started, the characters motivations remain hidden throughout the story, and it ends in a fairly depressing way. Maybe it is just supposed to be about life, but honestly, it didn’t resonate with me that much.
The third book I finished was The Secret. A really great book about manifesting what you want in life using positive thoughts and energy. I really like the premise that the universe is all energy and that everything in the universe is energy. It is when we are on the right energy frequency that we can manifest our true desires. I also like the idea that because we are energy we always were, are and will be. If nothing else, The Secret reminds us that we have control over our thoughts and can choose to focus on the positive rather than the negative. A premise I really like.
I haven’t started any new readings yet, unless you count textbooks about Organizational Behavior and Persuasion.
2. What I’m Listening To:
Ha! An old classic, from 1987 (!!).
I happened to hear Sweet Child O Mine on the radio the other morning while I was getting ready for school. It brought back some great memories so I downloaded the album and replaced my (been playing on repeat for months!) Adele cd in the car with GNR Appetite for Destruction. It’s been great! Rockin’ out to Mr. Brownstone and Paradise City. Woohoo!! I would just like to note here that I like all different kinds of music, including old 80’s big hair rock ‘n roll. Welcome to the Jungle.
3. What I’m Watching:
Mostly films for my two film related classes. I just finished watching All About Eve. I recommend it! It stars Bette Davis, and has a small bit by a young Marilyn Monroe. It is the story of a veteran theater actress (Bette Davis) who is swindled by the young up and coming nobody, and the interactions of the group of friends. Really engaging and even though it is in black and white and old, it has a real story line, acting and plot. An enjoyable film.

4. What I’m Eating:

Well I have done a superb job cleaning up my diet this week. YAY me! I have been eating lots of fruits and veggies, lean proteins and a little bit of carbs. I have avoided alcohol and coffee all week! Woohoo! This Sunday is Easter and I will be making my traditional ham, but will probably skip many of the other side dishes. We’ll have asparagus and maybe a fruit salad and I’ll make a baked potato for Chris.

5. What I’m Looking Forward To:

Chris and I are headed to the casino tomorrow night to see comedian Rob Schneider perform. We have always thought he was funny in the various films he has been in, like Deuce Bigelow, so we are looking forward to seeing him perform live. A fun outing for us.

What’s your five?? Share in the comments!

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This entry was posted on April 6, 2012 by in friday five.
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