My Top Ten List for 2015 is quickly winding down. Today I spent a half hour or so at the gym to get my body and mind in shape to present the Top Two's.. (well, maybe I just went because I'm trying to get fit, but I thought it sounded better to make it seem like making up this list is a strenuous activity). We actually had a bit of snow last night; unfortunately it's pretty well gone now, but it did feel somewhat Xmasy for awhile.
So, anyway, here we go, the Number 2's.. taaaaa daahhhhh!
"Excellent story. I was drawn in right from the start and enjoyed it throughout. I had seen portions of the movie based on the book and also as a youngster, vaguely recall watching the TV series. Once I heard there was a book, I had to try it out and I wasn't disappointed. It was similar in some ways to books like; The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and To Kill a Mockingbird, especially in the aspect of telling a story from a small town perspective. But it was also very different, as it focused on the secrets that guide people's lives in small towns.
I liked so many of the characters, but each had their flaws and their positive aspects. I liked Constance McKenzie; she was a strong independent woman and she helped Selena and her mother, providing work to them. (But she also has many faults; is three-dimensional) I liked Selena, a strong young lady, who lived on the wrong side of the tracks and had tribulations like you won't believe, but who tries to work through them and make something of herself. There were characters who you can't like, as in any community, close-minded, snappish, maybe even evil people. But it's a community and Grace Metalious tells it in such an interesting style. I like how she switches from character to character and their stories, e.g. Alison walking down the street and looking at a neighbour's house, then the story moving onto that person. I'm glad that I finally read this excellent book and I highly recommend. Fascinating and a true gem."
2. Dancing On My Own by Robyn - I added this song to my usb back in January. Robyn is a Swedish singer whose had success since her first single in 1995. Dancing on my Own, released in 2010, is a touching song and every time I hear it, it gives me chills. It's got a dance beat but its theme is loneliness. Lovely song.
link, you can see some of the amazing interactions. It's such a great series and I'm looking forward to Season 4 so much.
Well, there you go, the penultimate list. Tomorrow, I'll list my Number 1's. Hope you like them.