On Friday, I made good on my promise to see Obvious Child. Adrienne joined me for a showing at Nitehawk Cinema, which I love. As Abby told me, this movie was SO great. I need to see it again. Continue reading
I reached out to lovely Allison Winn Scotch about an update to her Twitter Spotlight from September 19, 2012. She kindly obliged.
Here are a few things that have happened since the last time I stopped by:
1) Oh, ain’t no thang, but I have a new book out called THE THEORY OF OPPOSITES, and it just so happens that Jennifer Garner has optioned the rights to make the movie. Like I said, just, you know, your everyday, run-of-the-mill news.
I loathe this book and yet I forced myself to finish. Do you do that too?
After I finally finished the book (and it felt like ages), I googled the title and the author to see what other people thought. I quickly got the sense that people who liked it didn’t look much past the apparently still-titillating notion of a relationship between two women. I say this because few people commented on the god-awful writing, and the huge holes in both plot and character.
Originally posted on Inside Movies:
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On Wednesday, author John Green’s mighty fandom was rocked by the release of the first poster for The Fault in Our Stars, a highly anticipated film adaptation of Green’s bestselling YA novel.
The image itself seemed pretty much perfect — a romantic shot of the film’s cancer-stricken teenage lovers Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort), lying in a patch of grass and looking blissfully happy together. Hazel was even wearing her cannula. But one sentence at the bottom of the poster threatened to ruin the effect. It’s the film’s chosen tagline — which reads, “One sick love story.”
Some labeled it glib and offensive. Others applauded it, admiring the tagline’s stark gallows humor. Now Fault star Woodley herself has weighed in on the tagline as well… and though she ultimately supports it, the actress also says she would have picked something…
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An alumni web site delivered the news: an acquaintance from Cornell named Brenda Janowitz is now the author of several books including Recipe for a Happy Life and the upcoming New Adult novel The Lonely Hearts Club from Polis Books.
And she did this after practicing law for several years. Impressive!
OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest Continue reading
How was your weekend? Here are five things I did this weekend.
1. Walked Brooklyn Flea, hoping to see what Recycled Brooklyn had on offer. Unfortunately they had next to nothing displayed. Yep, I’m still hunting for the perfect sofa table. Instead of furniture, I saw lots of overalls.
4. Watched Breaking Bad. I have been binging on the show for about three weeks now. Know how I hate when people say “I’m obsessed!”? Well, I am. My goal is to catch up in time to see the last episode or two in real time. Only problem? The series finale airs opposite the Homeland season 3 premiere.
5. Took this picture. My intent (honest) was to capture the art staring at me while I worked on blog posts but instead I captured a moment. So much to discuss, right?
Whether you got out of town or stay put, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
I was among those who didn’t leave home for the holiday weekend. At first, I regretted not finding a beach or pool to enjoy, but now I think a chill three-day weekend in Brooklyn was just what I needed.
I went into Manhattan just twice. Continue reading
This weekend, I celebrated being back home in Brooklyn after a few days in my home state of Pennsylvania. These were some of the least restful vacation days, but I got lots of quality time with family.
Went to dinner with my friend Amanda at Corkbuzz. We had a wine flight of rosés to acknowledge the coming end of summer. My favorite was the Bisson Portofino Ciliegiolo ’12 (Liguria). The food was hit or miss unfortunately–and pricey.
Got a much-needed haircut here and afterward, a much-much-needed passport photo which, while acceptable, I will not be posting anywhere.
Other than the fact that I got my nails done and hate the color, it was a good weekend.
What did you do?
Color me excited.
Each week for the Twitter Spotlight, I ask a participant for his or her favorite literary character. Some are highbrow. If I were being interviewed, my answer would almost certainly be Bridget Jones.
I love her as an imperfect heroine.
Do I dare to hope the new book will be good (or at least a guilty pleasure)?
The new book comes out October 15 – just one day before my birthday.