I just finished The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. It’s the story of a couple who’ve been married for about a year in 1964. The wife goes into labor during a snow storm, and her husband delivers surprise twins. When the second baby is born, he realizes she has Down’s Syndrome. The wife is completely sedated, and has no idea that she’s had twins, much less that there’s something wrong. The husband makes a rash decision that affects the whole family throughout their lives.
This book was very well written, but to me, the characters were not well fleshed-out. I had trouble keeping people straight, not because there were lots of characters, but because they didn’t make much of an impression. The story was interesting, and somewhat depressing. I liked it, but I will be giving it away. So on the Clever Chick Book Scale this gets a “Readable, but forgettable”.
I also discovered that Lifetime made this into a movie! I can’t imagine why. No women get beaten or raped at all in the whole thing. Maybe they’re branching out? (The Lifetime Network gets a “Only Deserves Constant Derision and Snide Remarks” on the Clever Chick Scale. I really need to finish that thing, soon).
I had the idea for this review a couple weeks ago. I just delayed so I could take a picture of myself with a bottle of the new Dr.Pepper. I have never had one long enough to get the picture. I drink them too fast.
This drink, is like all the best aspects of soda put into one. First of all, Dr.Pepper is the best soda that has ever been invented. (If you people up north pay me a “small” fee maybe I’ll ship you some.) It is DR. PEPPER. Nothing invented tastes this good. Diet Dr. Pepper tastes like flat Dr.Pepper, and I have always hated that. Every once in a while I will open one thinking “Maybe they got it right this time”, but no. It is always a disappointment.
But Dr.Pepper 10 has apparently the perfect mix of diet and actual sugar. I can stand 10 calories and 4 grams of carbs if it means I get to have my Dr.Pepper again! You can ask my sister, I’ve been begging for this product for years. So on the Clever Chick Scale (which is still in the works) Dr.Pepper 10 has earned a “May lead to my addiction and downfall”. That’s the Clever Chick seal of approval! This means that, for example, if I were somewhere with free samples of this stuff, I would make a jackass of myself by grabbing too many, or I might even go over budget to buy some! If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.
Hubby stumbled across this movie on Netflix, and realized the main character is the lead singer of the Talking Heads! It’s set in a small, fictional town in Texas where the town is getting ready for a big celebration. John Goodman is in it as a lonely single man, looking for a wife.
The whole movie has a really unique look, and is somewhat odd, but completely endearing. It reminded me of a John Waters movie without the disgusting stuff or cynicism. It was also somewhat similar to Edward Scissorhands. I definitely recommend it. I was so surprised by how interesting it was!