I went to see "Lincoln" at the movie theater, and enjoyed it greatly. The last time I'd gone to a movie theater was to see "The Conspirator" a year and a half ago. Seems like Abe has to go to Ford's for me to go to Cinemark. I loved Daniel Day Lewis' interpretation of Lincoln as storyteller. Sally Field was amazing--I completely believed her, but still remembered to go home and take my calcium pills. I never could cross over into total suspended disbelief for Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens. Curmudgeon Tommy Lee was still crusty Tommy Lee, just with a bad wig and no sunglasses.
But now I present the Nancy Awards for the best new books I read all the way through during 2012. I will have to add poetry, children's literature, and audiobooks to the awards in 2013, and maybe an old timers hall of fame.
I would laud on the praises for these memorable reads, but I need to fold laundry, make the Krunch, walk, make soup, vacuum, pay bills, and Skype with my grandbaby. I'll just say they made me cry, get angry, laugh, feel wrapped in a cocoon of wonder, understand myself and others better.
© 2012 Nancy L. Ruder