My Own Private Idaho

The headline to this post was going to be “My Own Private Readathon” but I couldn’t resist typing “My Own Private Idaho”. I haven’t seen that film since it first came out back in 1991. I don’t remember a lot about it except that both Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix were in a film with a gayish theme.

So what does this have to do with a readathon? Nothing. But c’mon weren’t they cute?

I’ve decided that next weekend is going to be an all weekend readathon for me. I am not going to stay up all night or anything crazy like that. I just want to focus on reading. With the cavalcade of guests and home improvements since mid-March, I just want to put my feet up and do nothing but read.

9 thoughts on “My Own Private Idaho

  1. Frances May 15, 2011 / 6:29 pm

    Laughing out loud. Enjoy the reading weekend.


  2. picky girl May 15, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    Yum. I know everyone makes fun of Keanu, but he's so cute in that pic. Enjoy reading weekend.


  3. martine May 16, 2011 / 9:15 am

    Thanks for the photo. We had this from Lovefilm a couple of months ago when we were on a River Phoenix kick, weird film but they are both brilliant:-)
    much love


  4. Ti May 16, 2011 / 1:32 pm

    This post also reminded me of the B52's song of the same name.


  5. Susan in TX May 16, 2011 / 4:50 pm

    I don't remember the movie, but I love your reading weekend idea. Enjoy!


  6. Ruthiella May 16, 2011 / 6:54 pm

    I tried to make yesterday a reading day…and wasn't very successful. I think I do my best reading when I am supposed to be doing something else! Good luck and I look forward to reading your reviews of all you read over the weekend.


  7. savidgereads May 17, 2011 / 9:16 am

    What a great idea Thomas. I often see people joining in with various readathons… after the event, and then kick myself. I never think of just letting myself have one of these weekends. I think I might do just that this weekend myself too.


  8. Thomas at My Porch May 17, 2011 / 10:49 am

    Frances: I just couldn't resist. Plus when was the last time you saw a post about My Own Private Idaho?

    Picky Girl: You are so right. When Keanu looks good, he looks really good.

    Martine: I need to watch it again.

    Ti: Maybe there is a connection.

    Susan: It requires a supportive family to clear the decks for reading time.

    Ruthiella: I seem to have the same problem. There are mornings where my commute can't be long enough because I want to keep reading. And then other mornings, let's say waiting for a doc appointment when I have tons of time to read and can't quite get in the mood.

    Simon: I am starting to think it may not happen this weekend. I just remembered I have a work event on Saturday morning that may ruin my reading mojo.


  9. winstonsdad May 18, 2011 / 6:15 am

    hope it went well ,I like the film when van sant still made good films ,all the best stu


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