Weekend Plans: Carrie Here I Come!

Only a few more hours of work for me. Tonight, we have our last Cub pack meeting and then we are celebrating with Cold Stone ice cream. The kids ought to love that!

Saturday morning, I have a hair appt.. All I will say, is that as you get older, those little gray hairs that used to pop-up once in awhile.. all of a sudden start to take over your entire head. It’s not fun to admit that you are moving into the next phase of adulthood, but when your husband points out a bit of gray in your eyebrow..then you know it has begun. Men!

Saturday night, my girlfriends and I are celebrating a birthday so it’s dinner and Sex And The City! I cannot wait. I don’t get to see a first-run movie too often so it will be a real treat to actually sit in a theatre and enjoy a really good movie. No kids, no husband just me and my popcorn.

Sunday I am as free as a bird. No plans at all. I can sit in my jammies all day long if I want to and I just may do that. What have you got planned for the weekend?

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Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert

The June selection for my book group is Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert. It’s the story of Emma and Charles Bovary and Emma’s adulterous affair with Rodolphe. Very controversial for its time (mid-nineteenth century). Although Charles could be considered a good man, Emma finds him extremely dull and oblivious to her wants or needs. She spends her days dreaming of a different life, one without Charles. For awhile, the birth of her daughter keeps her occupied, but she never bonds with the child and finds the child to be a sore reminder of her failed marriage to Charles.

In comes Rodolphe. To Emma, Rodolphe is everything that Charles is not. We see Rodolphe completely taken with Emma’s beauty, yet when Emma has decided that she is ready to leave her bourgeois life, including her own daughter, Rodolphe has a change of heart.

Although Emma’s character is a bit flighty and exceedingly dramatic at times, the reader can relate to her everyday struggles of being married to an “ordinary” man and always wanting more. I think the translation of the book is important as the copy that I picked up did not flow as well as I believe it should have, but I am chalking that up entirely to the translation. Overall I enjoyed the book, but I found myself skimming quite a bit towards the end. I am anxious to see what my book group says about it.

Chatting with friends about books and life…