The Vagrants is going back to the library. After my resolve not to finish a book that was less than extraordinary, I'm hesitant to admit that I had a hard time slipping this book back into the pile. I so WANTED it to be good, but when the author introduced a character that was distasteful, I closed the cover. It's taken me almost two weeks to let go. That might explain my clutter problem. Life is too short.
On a smaller scale, my nights are also too short. I long to climb in bed well before I do each night, and last night was no exception. Mesquite and Enrique were homework-deuling on the computers, so I decided to watch the library movie I picked out two weeks ago while they worked. I pulled the loveseat right up to the TV, plugged in my ear buds so as not to disturb the scholars and assumed the prone position. I had NO idea what the movie was about; I picked it because the DVD cover was charming. So much for not judging by appearances... I'm pleased to announce that the movie did not disappoint.
The kids were done well before the movie ended, but I had been strung along, and could not disconnect without knowing what would happen to Miss Potter. Miss Potter turns out to be the story of the famous English children's author Beatrix Potter.
How can you go wrong with Renee Zellweger? I think this movie was released in 2007. I'm not sure how we missed it the first go-round, but for anyone who has enjoyed The Tale of Peter Rabbit or any of the delightful Beatrix Potter books, it will charm its way into your heart.