Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Devices and Desires

I have this strange obsession with Agatha Christie based film adaptations. Those "Mystery!" things on PBS? I'm the one person under the age of 40 who watches that kind of thing and likes it. Hercule Poirot? Love him. Miss Marple? Can't get enough. Lately, I haven't watched any mysteries, or really even movies on my own. This is something that I used to do all. the. time. One of my hobbies, so much so that I got Netflix and was able to go through six discs in a week, easily.

All this time I've spent in idle pursuits is now time I spend with my boyfriend—time well spent getting to know him and really enjoy his presence—and then when I find myself alone for stretches of time, I've been reading. I read an entire book (young adult, but still) today while S was finishing up his AmeriCorps application. It was, "An Order of Amelie, Hold the Fries" by NIna Schindler, a book in letters (and text messages). Really quite good. And I'm still working on "The Better of McSweeney's, Volume 1 — Issues 1-10," stories and letters among other quirky things. Additionally, I'm into Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." So that's at least two books being read simultaneously, and that doesn't include the nonfiction, which include the following:

"Falling in Love for All the Right Reasons" by Dr. Neil Clark Warren
"Just Your Type" by Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger
"Quest for Love" and "Passion and Purity" both by Elisabeth Elliot

So I'm a bit of a researcher right now. I can't help it. But I think I should probably watch a movie right now, and what do you know, I have a P.D. James adaptation right here...

1 comment:

jessrings said...

Beth, another book suggestion is "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman. Or, "The New Birth Order Book" by Kevin Leman. Both are very personally insightful, but also relevant in dating relationships.