Aside from a lot of oatmeal, fruits and veggies, beans and whole grains (oh and lots and lots of cappuccino frosties), here is what I've been consuming lately:
I am a loyal reader of Faye Kellerman (and Jonathan Kellerman) mysteries. They're great for relaxing and not thinking too hard. But this novel really blew me away. Interesting characters and a spellbinding mystery that had me hooked and unable to put it down.
50 Shades of Grey
I would have ignored all the media hype about this book, but one of my good friends was reading it and couldn't stop talking about it. I decided I had to check out what all the fuss was about. It's not a well written book, in fact, some parts had me cringing, but it is definitely entertaining. But I don't think it's because of the sex scenes - at least not for me - it's the emotional relationship between the characters that's compelling.
Ministry of Special Cases
This is a fascinating story that got me researching the Dirty War and everything about Argentina in the 1960s and 1970s. Fantastically written, but ultimately rather depressing. I can't wait to read Englander's other books!
With our usual shows on holiday for the summer, Adam and I tried out a few new ones. Despite not being big fans of Adam Beach in the past (yeah he's hot, but he sucked in Law & Order), Adam and I both really like Arctic Air, a relatively new CBC show, and think he is well suited for this character.
The Big C
A high-anxiety person like I am who already worries about cancer more than normal probably shouldn't watch this show, but I can't help myself. The acting is so good, you can't help but love Laura Linney and Oliver Platt!
Adam and I also rented a whole bunch of movies this summer, including:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Hunger Games
Charlie St Cloud
A Dangerous Method
I think Benjamin Button, Hunger Games and A Dangerous Method were my faves.
Yes, Adam and I are always WAY behind in our movie watching...kind of ironic since my brother works in the industry!
I have a growing stack of books I hope to tackle this fall and will report on any more gems I find. Although I enjoyed the new t.v. shows we tried out this summer, I am excited that some of our old favorites such as Flashpoint, Criminal Minds, and The Good Wife have started their new seasons or are starting them soon. We're also going to try out a few new shows starting this fall since a few of our faves are no more (House, Being Erica, etc.).