Mother’s Day is coming up

Mother’s Day is May 8th. My mother won’t be here this year for Mother’s Day which I’m sad about. I am sending her a Mother’s Day card next week. I told her I’m sending it next week and she said that Mother’s Day is early this year. I think it is; don’t you?
I’m supposed to see her at the end of May anyway. She wanted me to visit her earlier, but I told her that I rather go when it’s warmer.

My best-friend Jessica is a mother too. I guess the stuff I got her at the Pickle Festival I went to last weekend could double as a birthday and Mother’s Day gift.

Mother’s Day will hard for Chris though. His mother died a few years ago.She had cancer. He says he will be coming down next week maybe he can stay until Mother’s Day so he won’t be lonely.

I’m not a mother so I won’t be getting any gifts unless our church does what it used to do. Our preacher used to ask all the women who are 18 and over to stand up. We were given bookmarks or flowers. I think last year we were given carnations. I picked a pink one since I love pink.
Happy Early Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!!
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The Matched book series

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

Above is part of a poem by Dylan Thomas. It was mention a lot in the book series called Matched. The Matched book series is written by: Ally Condie.  The books in the series are Matched, Crossed, and Reached. (I just finished reading Reached last night.)

I really liked this book series. There is talk that there will be movies of the book series which is great.Last night I was fearing that the end of the third book would be like the  Divergent series and be sad. Or be rushed like the last Hunger Games book, But it was a happy ending and it wasn’t rushed. That poem though did stick in my head a lot.

The Matched book series is set in the future. They are about girl named Cassia who is matched with two boys. Being matched means you have to date that person, and marry that person. She is the only one who was matched with two boys. The two boys are Ky, and Xander. She ends up falling in love with Ky. In Crossed, Ky leaves to join an military operation. Cassia goes to find him, and she does find him. In Reached, they are separated again. But Cassia does make it back to KY, but under dire conditions. But the dire conditions go away with Cassia’s help.

You can pick up this great book series at amazon.com.

American Psycho

Before Christmas, I asked Chris if he had seen the tv show Mr. Robot. When he said no that is when I decided to get him the DVD set of the show. So I asked him if he has seen the movie Fight Club. If he hadn’t seen it, I would have to bring it with me at Christmas. He said he had. I also asked him if he had seen American Psycho. He said no. So I decided to bring it with The 40 year old Virgin.

The reason I asked him about Fight Club and American Psycho because Mr. Robot hints to both movies. I really like American Psycho because it’s sick and twisted. I thought Chris might like it.

American Psycho is based on a book by Bret Easton Ellis. I haven’t read the book yet. But I think I will. The movie is a spoof of 1980’s. It follows a man named Patrick Bateman and you watch him slowly go insane.

After watching the movie, I asked Chris if he thinks that everything happened they did, or if Patrick just imagined everything. Chris thinks he imagined everything, while I think everything happened the way it did.
There was a sequel called American Psycho 2, but I don’t think it was as good as the first one. The second movie is about a girl who also goes slowly insane.
I also found out there is a Broadway musical of American Psycho. I might have get Chris to get me tickets to see next time I go up to NJ.

You can get the movies, and the book at Amazon.com.

Black Swan Green

After reading The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, I read Black Swan Green by David Mitchell. I did like the book, but some words I had to look up because I don’t know England slang. I’m American. Also the book has some events I didn’t know about that happened in England. Also the book has a weird ending. The book was still a good book to read.

Black Swan Green is set in 1982 in Worcestershire, England. Black Swan Green is about a thirteen year old boy whose name is Jason Taylor. He has his first crush, and his first kiss. It is a coming of age book. It does have a small mention of a restaurant named The Thousand Autumns. lol  By the way, Black Swan Green is a lake where Jason and boys played on.
You can buy and read this good book at Amazon.com.
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The Big 4-0

Chris turned 40 years old on Christmas Day. So when I went up there (NJ) this Christmas, I thought it would be very fitting to bring the movie The 40 Year Old Virgin with me. We both have seen the movie before and he left the movie here years ago. So we watched the movie again on his birthday. We both liked the movie.

The 40 Year Old Virgin is a romantic comedy about a guy who is 40 years old and he is still a virgin. He falls in love with a woman who owns an online store. At the end he marries her and he finally has sex.

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Besties getting older

Yesterday was my mother’s best-friend’s birthday. Her name is Karen. When I was little, I had a hard time with saying her name so I called her KK. I still call her KK.
Today is my best-friend’s birthday!! Her name is Jessica too. She is going to be 37 years old. But I won’t be able to celebrate with her this weekend. I have known her since third grade. I asked Jessica why can’t we go backwards we hit a certain age? lol She has always for there for me and I love her for that.
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet

After reading Cloud Atlas, I wanted to read the other books that David Mitchell wrote.
The second book I read by him is called The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet. The descriptions that websites put about this book does not do the book justice.
Do not let those descriptions turn you from this book. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet is a great book.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet is set in 1799. Jacob De Zoet is an bookkeeper for the Dutch East Indies Company. The Dutch East Indies Company made landfall in Dejima, Japan. Jacob ends up falling in love with a doctor’s assistant, but they can’t ever be together. She ends up being sold to a bad guy. Jacob ends up making an effort to save her.

There was some sad parts in the book, but it is still a great book to read.
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