Saturday, April 2, 2011

This week's diversions

So, if I do watch TV (not often) I always check to see what's on PBS.  And in the past few months I caught a few episodes of "Doc Martin," a comic drama about a London surgeon who moves back to his home town (a beautiful Cornish village) to become the GP.  He has a fear of blood and has no bedside manner, which makes me like him in some strange way.  I mentioned to some friends that I had started watching this show and they said they had gotten "hooked" and had ordered the DVDs.  Would I like to borrow them?  Indeed.  So, last Sunday I did something I have never done before: watched a DVD on my laptop.  And I got so engrossed that I watched three episodes in a row.  Have had no time since then to watch any more, but am hoping for some time soon to watch some more.

I also started reading Unbroken while we were away in Montana a month ago.  It was a great compelling read, but I had to return it to the library before I had finished it.  Fortunately, my name came up on the list again last week, so I got into it again.  I almost always read at bedtime but shut the light off at 11 or so.  This book had me so hooked that I was reading to well after midnight every night this week.  Laura Hillenbrand is a great writer and this story of an American GI in WWII is one of the most gripping books I have read in many months.  Thus book is not for the faint of heart as it records the torture Louis Zamperini experienced at the hands of the Japanese.  It will probably be on my "Top Books of 2011" list.  


  1. Oh, this is funny to me, Sue. I have to read before I go to sleep...but only until 11:00. If the book is really good, so I keep on after 11:00, then I am up all night!

    I'll have to put this one on my list. I just finished "Blind Your Ponies" by Stanley Gordon West. It is a lot about basketball and self-published. It could have used some editing, but is the story of a small-town in Montana, trying to keep it's school.

    Aren't you getting excited for this summer!

  2. Hello to you! Glacier Dreaming!
    I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your kind words left at the Cabin on my last post. All's been a whirlwind since the flooding, but God is always good and all things are in His hands-I'm just along for the ride.
    I had the privilige of visiting the beautiful state of Montana when our kids were teenagers. We took a van full of foster kids & my three, on a three week camping trip to various state parks. It was a special time I will never forget. I can understand why you love it so.
    Thanks again for taking the time to stop by the Cabin-Blessings to you-Claudia O.

  3. This sounds like something Kathy and I might enjoy.

  4. P.S. The only way we have watched DVDs for 5 years (in our own house) is on a laptop! :) For some reason, we haven't bought a TV since we moved here.