Howdy, Shana! Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content), and I think we could be separated at birth: I’m a reader, a movie buff, an NPR lover, a gardener, traveler, and swimmer, too—and, no kidding, I finished the Hunger Games trilogy just last week. Which makes we think we should swap movie and book suggestions!
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Hi, Shana. Ah, Catcher: still an all-time favorite. Love it. Because I just moved to New England I've been on a 19th-century-lit kick lately: The House of the Seven Gables, In the Country of the Pointed Firs (which I highly, highly recommend), a bunch of weird and under-the-radar Alcott stories. And I just finished Treasure Island!!! (exclamation points included), which was the perfect beach read.
Thanks for the tip about Green Wish. I wasn't familiar with them but am looking forward to reading more. And I hear you re: not having as much time as you'd like for gardening. My recent move meant all kinds of lifestyle changes in all kinds of good ways, but in past years I had about four and a half minutes a day for watering the tomatoes, and that was it. Are you a screenwriter? Sounds intriguing!
Ah! Glad you figured out the thread! I'm dying to see Beasts of the Southern Wild. Have you seen Alamar? I think it may share some themes/visual similarities. Oh! And this Treasure Island!!! is a new one, not the classic (which I'm embarrassed to say I haven't read):