Tag Archives: Short Stories

A Cover That Caught My Eye

Have you heard of Delicate Edible Birds and Other Stories by Lauren Groff? She is the author of the very popular The Monsters of Templeton (which is another book with a beautiful cover).

This one is a collection of short stories which I usually steer clear of but I may pick this one up just because I like the looks of it! It just came out in January but if anyone has read it, let me know.

Catching Up on Movies

Anyone with young kids knows how hard it is to see a first run movie. The movies that I end up seeing in a theatre are usually G rated or educational such as the latest IMAX show at the museum. I am dying to see Mama Mia but that is a story for another time.

The other day I recorded Brokeback Mountain. I just love my DVR. I know, I know.. the movie debuted way back in 2005 but it wasn’t a kid movie and not a movie my husband would be interested in (so I thought), so I never ordered it from Netflix. Well, after recording it last week I have been watchng it in bits and pieces. I know, stolen moments between Spongebob and Phineas & Ferb. I have to say, I am riveted by the storyline and the cinematography is just beautiful. It’s directed by Ang Lee and stars the late Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie is based on the short story of the same name that can be found in Close Range: Wyoming Stories, by Annie Proulx.

Here is the synopsis from IMDb:

In 1963, two young men hire on as ranch hands in the Wyoming mountains. During the long months of isolation,an unusual bond starts to develop between them, one which they are only vaguely aware of–until one night when it rises to the surface in a passionate encounter. When the season ends,they part ways,only to realize the true depth of their feelings. Thus begins a decades-long affair that the two of them desperately try to hide from those around them–one which will prove simultaneously beautiful and devastating.

It’s a subject matter that is not normally touched on via the big screen, especially with two very established actors but if you are looking for a movie that will sweep you away… check it out. Seeing the movie makes me want to read the short story now.