Saturday, May 23, 2009

Weekly Geeks

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Of course, it's not summer here, but most emphatically winter. And although our war rememberance dates are different, that doesn't really matter, does it, because when is it inappropriate to remember those who serve or who have served?
So happy Memorial Day weekend, America; drive safe and I hope it's all fine and sunny for you.
I don't really read war-themed books, and it's not my favourite movie genre either, however, I do have to mention Schindler's List, and The Pianist. I hadn't categorised them as "war movies" but saw them on a couple of other blogs, and of course, they are war movies. Moving, painful and incredibly sad war movies. The end of Schindler's List, where the survivors and ascendants come on screen still makes me cry.
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I have to admit, I don't read seasonally. Sometimes, a particularly fine and sunny day will lend itself to something lighter _ some Marian Keyes perhaps, or Agatha Christie. On the other hand, they're good books to read in the winter, too; to go somewhere lighter and more sunny even if it is just in your head.
Otherwise I base my reading on what my mood is at the time; or what I already have on the go.
Happy Weekly Geeks everyone; live long, and prosper :)


Anonymous said...

Oh, I said Schindler's List as well.

And I don't do seasonal reading either, albeit I do like paperback fiction on the beach.

Happy Weekly Geeks =)

Dreamybee said...

Like you, I didn't think of Schindler's List or The Pianist either, so I didn't have any war movies to recommend. I should have checked others' posts before I wrote mine!

I'm with you on the reading-whatever I feel like at the time, independent of season.

christina said...

I think I am a bad person because I still haven't seen Schindler's List. I really do want to; I just haven't made the commitment. Maybe that should be my summer goal?

And you know, as soon as you said Marian Keyes, I subconsciously nodded. She is such the summer author (even though I read her whenever)...her books just has that summer by the pool kind of aura.

Kim said...

I am like you--I don't really change my reading too much in the summer. I might throw in a lighter read if we are going to the lake or on vacation.

I just read your last weekly geeks post and I must tell you how much I enjoy it. I am not a world traveler--Canada is the only "foreign" country I have been to in my total of 47 years! I know shocking, isn't it in this age of small worldness and easy access to travel--I just can't afford it. So, I really enjoy when bloggers blog about where they are from and when they put pictures up. Just looking at how different your road signs are from ours is fascinating to me!

Anyways, kind of rambling here aren't I? --happy Sunday to you--

pussreboots said...

We were fogged in all weekend. It was wonderful!

Rikki said...

Not many people seem to do seasonal reading. I'm not surprised, either I want it or I don't. What does season have to do with it?