Today in My History
Books Read in 2020
January 25, 2019
1) The lyrics tell us that the girl of his dreams lives up on a hill. Is there a hill near your home? Or is the terrain pretty flat where you are?
We are very flat and are called a
city of bicycles. When the kids were little, we went over an overpass one
day and the youngest got all excited at the "hill." Having grown up in San
Francisco, I was appalled and made sure that we took him to San Francisco so he
could know what a "hill" really is!
We are going to a show in Sacramento
(15 miles away) tonight. Other than that, don't plan on going anywhere.
I pretty much like all instruments,
but I must like the clarinet and saxophone (which Jeri plays)
Somehow in this town, businesses are
always coming and going. I read yesterday that the latest one to close its
doors is a juice bar downtown. I have never been there, but I'm always
sorry to see a business have to close.
Xfinity. It's supposed to be
super fast, but I don't notice any change from what we had before (a local
provider). It's OK, but I'd love more speed.
Probably not since David was a baby,
in 1972-3. Never pushed a stroller for one of the grandkids.
It says 53 degrees. It's also nice and sunny.
8) One of the best-selling books of 1957 was Peyton Place. This steamy saga of small town life launched two films, two television series, and several made-for-TV movies. Is there a book that you enjoyed that was successfully turned to a movie?
This reminds me of reading "Peyton Place," which I read at my friend's house because I didn't want my mother to know I was reading it.
As for a book that I enjoyed that was
successfully turned into a movie, of course "Outlander," which was in its 8th
(almost 9th) volume and 4th (almost 5th) TV series. As a general rule, I
am disappointed in books I love when they are made into movies which rarely, if
ever measure up. The one exception I can think of is "Gone with the Wind"
which I thought was a pretty fair version of the story. They had to leave
out some things (a husband or two, for example), but overall, I didn't hate it.
As opposed to "Prince of Tides," one of my favorite books, which Barbra
Streisand completely ruined for me.
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