What I’ve been reading/watching lately

So, I went on vacation last week…..finished a book, bought a magazine.

The magazine I bought was the Spring/Summer 2009 Vogue Knitting. Now, I have kinda shyed away from VogueKnitting since Adina Klien left (and I would still like to know why she left, because I LOVED Vogue knitting when she ran it). Trisha Malcolm, I honestly don’t like the magazine as much under her. Too much trendy for a knitting magazine. Don’t get me wrong, I like to be trendy, but I don’t like it when the patterns are so trendy that by the time you’ve finished knitting them they’re no longer in style.

However, I flipped through this issue some, and I bought it. LOVE IT. It has a bunch of things I want to knit (even though I probably won’t get to all of them, it’s nice to have the inspiration around). So, SO reccomend this issue.

The other thing I’ve been reading lately is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. I love Pride and Prejudice. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is even better! What would happen Elizabeth had to fight Zombies on her way to visit Jane at Netherfield Park? Although this book has many hilarious lines, my favorite is this one: “She remembered the lead ammunition in her pocket and offered it to him. ‘Your balls, Mr. Darcy?’ He reached out and closed her hand around them, and offered, ‘They belong to you, Miss Bennet.’ Upon this, their colour changed, and they were forced to look away from one another, lest they laugh.” So, SO good.

I also finally saw the new Star Trek movie. It was AWESOME. I LOVED it and can’t wait to see it again (also now I’m going to watch, um, ALL of the original show).

Anyways, I recommend any and all of the above.

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More Movies

Although the summaries are written by me, these are my comments.

6. Clueless – Based on Jane Austen’s Emma, Cher enjoys fixing up couples…especially when it improves her grades! Except that not all couples she  fixes up work out the ways she wants them to…starring Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy.So nineties…but very amusing…WHATEVER!***

7. Never Been Kissed – Drew Barrymore plays a 25-year-old newspaper reporter who has never been kissed. She’s looking to move forward with her career, and is given an assignment to go undercover as a high school student. Except that high school was a disaster for her the first time….will it be so bad this time? Despite cringe-worthy moments, good stuff. ****

8. What a Girl Wants – Amanda Bynes has lived with her mother in Chinatown for as long as she can remember, and never known her father. Upon turning 17 she goes in search of her aristocratic father (played by Colin Firth).Can I just say I really, really like Colin firth even though he’s like 30 years older than me? The guy who plays her BF is pretty cute too.  ****