Here are a few of the entertainments I've been enjoying:
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
By far the best book I've read all year. Oskar Schell, 9 years old, made me laugh, broke my heart and ultimately gave me hope. Learn more here.
I really enjoyed the quirky characters and the relationships. The plot is a little far-fetched, but makes you wish it really could happen. More here.
OK, I haven't been sitting in air-conditioned theaters. We've been getting movies from Netflix and sweating through them. Here are a couple of my favorites.
Yes, it's Will Ferrall, but it's not what you think. This is a good movie—really good, in my opinion. I'm not the only one who thought so.
If you are one of those people who just won't watch a movie with subtitles—well you miss out on a lot of good movies. Princesas is from Spain. It is a story about the friendship between two prostitutes, each very different from the other. Sad and beautiful.
All I can say is thank goodness for HBO.
I can't get enough of this bizarre, messed up polygamous family.
I know I'm not the demographic for this show, but I find these bad boys pretty entertaining, and most entertaining of all is Jeremy Piven.
This is probably one of those shows that you either love or hate. It is deeply weird and the music is so bad it is almost good. It makes me laugh.
I'm watching "John From Cinncinnati" too, but don't know if I can stick with it. It is really weird!