Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday's Fave 5

I'm a day late and a dollar short, but didn't want to miss out on Friday's Fave 5. Because if I can't take a few minutes and write about five nice things that happened last week, well, what good am I? 1. I went to see The Secret Life of Bees with some women from my book club. We went to the 11 a.m. show and it was only $5 and it felt truly decadent to be sitting at the movies munching popcorn in the middle of the day! The movie was very well done and Dakota Fanning deserves an Oscar, IMHO. 2. I had two book discussions this week, one about The Invisible Wall and the other The Shack. Both were excellent books for discussion. If you've read The Shack, there are some excellent discussions about it on the book site. Look for the book's page, then scroll down to the comment section. 3. The Paint Lady came to help me choose paint colors for the house, and we came up with some wonderful ideas. I can't wait to get Dan started!
4. On Thursday evening I attended a dinner for our local Real Choices Pregnancy Care Center and had the privilege of listening to a woman's very brave story of how she faced an unplanned pregnancy and carried her baby to term. This is an organization that is non-political and religiously ecumenical, and with these barriers aside, they are accomplishing great things.
5. I bought a new book this week, Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.
Hope everyone had a good week! Thanks, Susanne, for hostessing;)


Renna said...

I read The Secret Life of Bees a couple of years ago and loved it. I only recently discovered a movie was made of it. I'm relieved to hear it was good. I figured it would be, considering the cast of actors in it. I can hardly wait to see it, myself!

annie said...

I am taking Emelia to see that movie, she is reading the book... it had been years since I had read it and because she hates reading (isn't that odd) I thought offering an outing for the two of us to see that movie would be good incentive to get her to read the book. She has let me know more than once it has inappropriate language and I have wondered if the movie is also too old? I loved the book and listened to it on cd while driving to hbot with izzy so much. I am reading the shack now, it's hard for me. I can only read a little and I have to take a break. He really gets the great sadness.

Susanne said...

I've been wondering about the Shack. I've really got to read it, I think. I think I need to have a Paint Lady come to help me. Color can be so confusing sometimes. I've never heard of Real Choices. Is it an American organization?

Thanks for joining in again. I loved reading these!

Bill said...

Whee!!! Color! Paint!
Can you give us a hint?

Judy said...

Oh. Those ARE such nice things.

I would have loved each one too.

I need a paint lady.

gail@more than a song said...

I read Secret Life of Bees a year or 2 ago and loved it, really want to see the movie! I've asked my daughter to go but she doesn't seem interested and I'm not sure I want to go by myself.
I wanted to do fave five this week but it was Friday night and I thought it was too late! Now I know I can do it late!

Robin said...

I have heard a lot of good things about that movie. I haven't read the book either but I think I need to find it - it sounds like a good one.
I have read The Shack - it didn't affect me like it has a lot of people. I had a bit of trouble with the theology at the end of the book. But if it helps people, I guess that's a good thing.
I'm so anxious to hear about your paint!

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Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Ooh, I loved the Bees book, one of my all-time favorites. Glad to know the movie is done well, I'll have to rent it when it comes out on DVD. Sounds like a good movie to see with your book club buddies!!! :)

Show us some paint colors!!!

diana said...

i, too, thought dakota fanning did a tremendous job. she's such a good actress for her age. always has been.

i've read the shack and loved it. didn't know about the discussion site. my husband's bible study is working through the book right now. i'll let him know about it.

Jen said...

I have not seen this movie...I may check it out though.