Friday, January 7, 2011

Thank you Michael Connelly....

Thank you so much for writing "The Lincoln Lawyer" so Matthew McConaughey could play an attorney again...I have missed looking at him.....enough said!

Ohh...."The Lincoln Lawyer" is followed by "The Brass Verdict" and finally by "Reversal" which is brand new! Also look for the movie in March and the fourth Mickey Haller book in April!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The dumbing down of Ronda...

OK I am not Einstein, in fact I am only a generation or two from illiteracy, but I think I am getting dumber by the day. I have never done any drugs and I only drink on holidays (or when all five of the kids are in the house at the same time) but still I am loosing brain cells faster than Lindsey Lohan can ask the bartender for another.

Well this year is going to be different! This year I will not ask Claire to buy "The White Trash Mom's Handbook". I will stop watching reruns of "My Name is Earl". I am going to stop (cut back on) reading books just because it is pink or has a high heel on the cover. I will no longer ask Josh if I have Google stamped on my forehead every time he asks me a question. I am going to smarten up in 2011.

The only Pulitzer Prize winning book I have ever read was "To Kill a Mockingbird". I have never read a National Book Award book. I have always tried to stay away from the "classics". Pat Conroy is the hardest author I have ever tried to read. Something has to change....only where to begin.

I got a copy of "Lonesome Dove" (Pulitzer Prize), but it is bigger than a dictionary. So I tried the movie, maybe that would help me get into the book. I told Jim he was going to have to turn on the subtitles because I could not understand them with the accents...and I am southern!

I just do not know where to go from here. Do I try "Pride and Prejudice" again? How about something from the Bronte sisters?  I am just stuck. I think I will pick up "March" by Geraldine Brooks, it won a Pulitzer and I have read "The Year of Wonders" that is like half credit already, right?

Happy New Year!