Great thing about blogging? I find new suggestions for books, movies, TV, etc… things I either didn’t know about or previously hadn’t considered. Case in point:
Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files book series was suggested to me here on the blog, and I thought “hmm, wizard/supernatural PI of sorts working in modern day Chicago… that’s kinda cool.” Guess what? It was awesome. If you know me at all you’ll know that aside from maybe 2-3 authors, I only read woman authors. Jim is a major exception – I was HOOKED into this novel and finished it *blush* instead of working. I am anxiously now awaiting #2, and I will share my thoughts for sure. I liked the attention to detail, that Harry Dresden isn’t perfect or invincible, and the dark humor and cast of characters. I’m excited for this new-to-me series.
I have a girl crush on Toni Collette. I just ADORE her. In Her Shoes, About A Boy, Muriel’s Wedding, EMMA (a top 10 all time fave)… she’s insanely talented and I’m always awed by her work and skill. So, when season #1 of her award winning Showtime series came out on DVD I rented it. Now – I delayed a while because the idea of a TV show about a woman with DID (aka multiple personalities) did NOTHING for me. I didn’t want to watch some sob story drama or whatever… but I did want to see it because I like her so darn much.
Guess what? I love it. It breaks my heart (the social judgement, the problems with her kids) at the same time it’s warming it and making me laugh. She truly changes into each of the 4 characters (Tara + her 3 ‘alters’) and the supporting cast is great. It is funny at times, but there are some big issues being dealt with too. I give it two thumbs WAY up. Can’t wait for next season…
Finally for today, the much anticipated book The Carrie Diaries. When I first saw this in my Amazon recommends page (which I couldn’t live without!) I squealed then instantly e-mailed Amy & Kelly my Sex & the City (and book) loving girlfriends and squealed some more and couldn’t believe it’d be more than 5 months before the book would be available. How could I wait so long?!
Yeah, the book is out now. (time flies)
I adore Candace Bushnell’s way with words and story telling I had the highest hopes for a good book. I had expected a tale of young Carrie – not just “Carrie’s senior year of high school” – but once I got past my preconceived notions I was in bliss.
How can you be a feminist when you treat other women like dirt? Then you’re just a mean girl… I never told anyone about the incident at all. But it stayed with me like a beating you can push out of your mind but never quite forget.
I’m masquerading as a regular girl, but somewhere inside me there’s a star, waiting for someone to give me a chance.
Just two memorable quotes from an unforgettable book. There is so much pain, so much teen angst that rings true, and yet such a beautiful story of a girl figuring out who she is, who to trust, and what she needs to do to reach her dreams. Each word is carefully placed, and I find myself in awe of the talent and skill it takes to craft such a book. I’m putting this book on my keeper shelf. Despite the drinking & smoking, I think it’s a good read for teens as well as fans of series or YA lit in general.
Got a suggestion? Please do share! My to be read & watched pile is growing, but I’m totally ok with adding more…