Wednesday, January 16, 2008

More Reviews

I recently saw the movie Juno and thought I would write a quick note on how good it was. I laughed and cried through the whole thing, it was a very refreshing movie in it's honesty and humor and was different from anything I've seen lately. If you're looking for a good movie this is it!!! And by the way I think guys would like it too.

I have also recently read two good books that you may be interested in for some light reading. The first is a book called Middlesex. It was featured on Oprah over the summer so many of you may have heard of it. It deals with the taboo topic of hermaphrodites and while it's a work of fiction I believe it speaks volumes of truth. I think it also brings to light all the various shades of gray when looking at the homosexuality issue. If someone is genetically a boy but is physically a girl then what would make them gay, going against their biology or their physiology? And who's to say that there aren't other genetic factors playing into homosexuality that have yet to be realized and if that is the case then how can we tell them they are wrong or feeling what they feel? Anyways, I would love to hear peoples opinions and points of view if you read this book. I do think that even men would find this book to be interesting and entertaining.

The other book I read was called The Birth House. It followed a midwife during the turn of the century when doctors were starting to take over the delivery of babies. This was a fun book to read, it had a little romance and a little action but there was nothing too weighty in the plot, just a good girlie read.