The Sunday Salon: Watchmen and Women's History

by Kim on March 8, 2009 · 6 comments

The Sunday Salon.comIt’s been a quiet week here at the blog, but that’ s because I just needed a break from blogging.  I just couldn’t think of much to write about, so I figured I’d just not write anything. In place of blogging, I got a lot of other things done.  I finished reading Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser, started a science fiction book called Remake by Connie Willis. I’m not sure what I think of it so far — it’s a little pushy for my taste — but I’ll probably finish it because the story is pretty entertaining.

Boyfriend and I also went to see Watchmen at the IMAX last night, and despite the lukewarm reviews I enjoyed it.  The plot and character development through the first half was excellent, but things seemed to fall apart a bit near the end.  The climax was actually not the best part of the movie, I think, but the resolution was well-played and did justice to what I remember from reading the comic last semester.  The music was great too — there were a lot of song choices that just made me laugh.  Having upbeat music was a relief too, because the movie is over-the-top violent in some sections, violent enough that I had to look away.  But even with those things,  I still liked the movie, and am going to give the comic another once over after I get it back from my sister.

I also decided to join the Women’s History Month mini-challenge that Lu at Regular Rumination is holding.  I’m hesitant to join challenges, but since this one is only three books, I have a lot of hours to fill on planes next week, and I have a lot of TBR books by women authors to finish, I decided I’m in.  Here are the books I’m choosing between for the challenge:

  • Remake by Cornelia Willis
  • The Magician’s Book by Laura Miller
  • I Heard There’d Be Cake by Sloan Crosley
  • The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  • The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
  • Any other books that happen to come my way

Anyway, this is the last week of class before spring break, and I am very excited.  I have a lot to get done, but one week from now I’ll be hanging out in San Francisco with my sister and old friends.  Can’t wait :)

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