With Macauley at camp, we had the evening to ourselves, so Ryan made baked spagetti and then we watched 2(!) movies last night, and I enjoyed both of them. We watched Drillbit Taylor with Owen Wilson, who I think is so cute and so funny and then we watched Cloverfield, which was recommended by one of Ryan's employees. I thought it was creative. Something different. Which reminds me I need to return those to the $1 rental box at the grocery store. What a great idea that box is. Wish I had thought of that.
14 July 2008
Also this weekend, I read the book Reservation Road, which was truly heart-wrenching. A story of loss that I think would twist any parent's heart up like it did mine. Non-parents, too, for that matter. I read the whole book this weekend almost like I just had to get it over with. So painful, like when you have to pull off a Band-Aid and you just have to clench your teeth and do it. The writing is powerful and so right on. I tried to think a little about how I could use it as a model or idea starter in the Creative Writing class I'm teaching this fall, but mostly I thought about how I could never deal if something like this happened to someone I love more than myself. I would recommend this book but you've got to have the stomach for it. Another dark read on my summer list, don't know why...