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great gatsby!

The moment all Baz Luhrmann fans have been waiting for has finally arrived- the trailer for The Great Gatsby is here for your viewing pleasure. The films release date is December which seems an interminable amount of time to wait, but perhaps your chance to re-read the book? Or time to get over the fact that they made it 3D which I hate. 3D is a ridiculous thing to do to a movie, a viewing experience worthy of cartoons and youngsters. If you want 3D get out of the theater and do something, for real.
In case you don’t already know, here’s the scoop on the film- The Great Gatsby is an upcoming American 3D romantic drama film adaptation of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel of the same name. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway. Amitabh Bachchan as Meyer Wolfsheim and Brendan Maclean as Klipspringer are set to make their Hollywood debuts in this film.

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby= fantastic.

Lord of the Flies book group

Last night I hosted book group. We had read Lord of the Flies, a very good re-read, it’s been since high school when I read it the first time. It was surprising how much I had forgotten, other parts I still remembered all these years later, but quite different from an adult/parent perspective.
Anyway, as you can see…I got a little crazy with the treats. I went with the theme of the book. Fruit, and lots of it, pig, (pulled pork from Smokehouse…yummm) guacamole, mango salsa and- I had to throw in cupcakes- because if it had been girls on that island don’t you think we would have figured out how to bake up a batch of scrumptious treats one way or another!?
We even had a conch on hand, although we didn’t bother passing it around to speak, that might be taking it a little too far.
I felt like a Piggy (or the Piggy) after the feast. I lieu of a warm beach on a coral island to lay on, we basked in front of the fire on the couch. Good times- it’s always super-fun to relax, eat too much, talk about a book (or not) tell a few stories, and chit-chat with my book group ladies every month.