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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

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Happy Birthday Dad!!  I hope you get to relax a little.

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Heidi of the Rockies

I need to quit promising reviews here and just start getting them done!

After a great weekend partying in Steamboat Springs (thanks to Ben & Kiki for a good time), I’m back at it!

I have just written a movie reviews of Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney and Into the Wild, based on the book by the same name by Jon Kraukauer.  Both are in theaters now.  Read my reviews under the Movie Reviews Tab above.

Enjoy!

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Busy Week

We have had a tremendously busy week and I haven’t gotten around to writing my reviews yet.  We did manage to squeeze in a movie this week (Into the Wild) which just happens to be a favorite book of mine.  Sean Penn directed the movie and I think he did a pretty good job at staying on target with the book (by Jon Kraukauer). 

We are off to Steamboat Springs for the weekend, but when I return I promise to review A Thousand Splendid Suns and Into the Wild.

 Have a wonderful weekend everyone!! 

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Classics Revisited

I have posted a review of two classics, The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton and A Room with a View, by E.M. Forster.   This review originally appeared on Anthology Book Company’s Blog in July 2007.  I count these books as two of my all-time favorites.  Wharton and Forster (especially Wharton) are highly responsible for my love of literature. 

Most of us are forced to read a classic or two in high school – and I am by no means opposed to this – however, as adults, we glean different meanings and conclusions, and a new appreciation for these beautifully crafted stories.  I am amazed at how the themes of these classics continue to endure year after year.  It is a reminder of human nature and it’s unchanging qualities.    

Go ahead, pick up a classic – you probably have one on your bookshelf.  It just may become your new favorite book.

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We’re Back!

We had a great time in Houston.

Thank you to Dean & Lindsay for their hospitality.   They were expert tour guides of the city.  We visited museums, NASA and Galveston – managed to pack a lot into a quick trip.   I was impressed with Houston – several people had given me some negative views on the city (before I went), but overall I found it to be quite nice!  The museum district is beautiful with giant oak trees towering over the streets.  The city is huge with an enormous freeway system; it would be very intimidating if I’d had to drive.  There are hundreds of restaurants and no lack of things to do.  I ate fish tacos, drank wine, ate steak stuffed poblano peppers, drank more wine, had a outrageously good bbq salmon with dill sauce, drank a little more wine, a shrimp po’or boy with wine; it went on like this for several days!  A very memorable time was had by all!  

I’m going to have to walk quite a few miles to burn off these vacation calories!

I finished “A Thousand Splendid Suns” and started “Three Cups of Tea” (by Greg Mortenson) while in Houston so I will have a new book review and a new movie review up very soon (hopefully, before Wednesday).

Keep checking in!

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October 17, 2007

Fall in ColoradoFall in Colorado

I took this photo yesterday on my daily walk.  I was going to use it as my new header photo, but can’t bring myself to get rid of the gorgeous mountain photo. 

I am going to be MIA for a few days.  We are headed to Houston to visit Ryan’s uncle and aunt.  It’s suppose to be 90 in Houston tomorrow!  It should be a fun and interesting trip fun – I’ve never been to Texas (outside the airport, that is).  We are planning on visiting NASA, something Ryan has always wanted to do.  I’m looking forward to eating some great seafood. 

I will be finishing up “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” by Khaled Hosseini in the next day or so.  I will try to have a review up by early next week.  I’m about three- quarters through the book and so far I like it just as much as Hosseini’s first book, “Kite Runner.”  

As always, please feel free to leave me comments.  If any of you see “The Kingdom” – I’d love to hear your opinion.  Also, if any of you have read a great book lately, I am ALWAYS looking for a recommendation. 

~Heidi

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GO ROCKIES!!   What a great day to be a Colorado Rockies fan!

I  have posted two new reviews under Restaurant Reviews and Movie Reviews.

Please feel free to leave me comments!!

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