I just finished my Book Club's selection for February and I wanted to share my review. This book had me curious, because while the movie reviews based on the book looked intriguing, I wasn't sure if there was enough of a plot to carry a two hour movie. Brooklyn is a sweet, but sometimes heartbreaking story of a young Irish girl and her immigration to America in the 1950's. Her new surroundings in a neighborhood boarding house, her new job working in a department store and her relationship with an Italian boy are filled with wonderful detail of the post war period in America, as seen through her eyes. She explores Manhattan, goes to the beaches of Coney Island and attends Friday night dances at the parish hall. The conflict in the story arises on a sudden trip to Ireland where her longing to stay at home and everything familiar clashes with her plans to return to her life in America. This is a wonderful story full of rich details and the triumph of a girl who arrived in America with little, but in the end, achieved her American dream.
Grey's Anatomy was back last night after a three month hiatus and it was nothing short of amazing. It was centered around Meredith and proves that this show is at its best when it is about its star. Her relationships, her feelings and her mixed up emotions are what still makes this show worth watching after twelve seasons. This show can still take you on an emotional roller coaster and there is so much history in the relationships that at times, no words are needed. There was some fabulous acting in this eposode and it was directed by Denzel Washington too.
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!