This week in reading…Finished Laura Vanderkam’s I Know How She Does It, halfway through I Regret Nothing, picked up Confess, and started Love May Fail. Pinch hitting for two of my original Literary Ladies books are I Regret Nothing (for Modern Romance in memoir/book written by a celebrity) and Remember Mia (for Radiant Angel in suspense/mystery/thriller). Show Us Your Books is this Tuesday, August 11! Best day of the month, amirite?
This week in book to movie news…Elle Fanning is playing Violet in the adaptation of All the Bright Places and Jennifer Lawrence was cast as Rosie in the adaptation of The Rosie Project. I’m okay with the first one but honestly, can we please stop putting Jennifer Lawrence in every single thing? I’m sort of getting sick of seeing her face in all the movies.
This week in things that bother me…people who don’t shut the fuck up in movie theaters. Or turn off their phones. People who blindly believe everything they’re told without bothering to do any sort of investigating on their own. Inappropriate oversharing all over social media. Asking a question on aforementioned social media and someone liking the question instead of actually responding (seriously, why? Are you happy for me about my ignorance? Is it a good question? Did you do it by mistake? Someone please explain because I genuinely don’t get it). Donald Trump’s existence.
This week in things my husband says…Me: Hey, the second movie in the Divergent series is On Demand. We should watch it. It’s called Insurgent. Him: And the third one is called Detergent: Let’s Clean This Shit Up.
This week in things my husband says, part deux…Me: I have Goldfish in my purse. Weird. (Note: this is weird because they were cheese Goldfish and the child hates those). Him: I have SPAM in my desk. Me: No you don’t. Him: Yes, I do. Pat gave me his SPAM swag from the conference. I use it as a threat.
This week in things that are awesome…I haven’t seen much good news to spread around but in things that are good news to me, the Mets have regained first place. I know it’s most likely temporary but I’ll take it.
This week in internet reads…Mindy Kaling’s piece in The New Yorker, a commentary about recent TV show tropes. For my travel loving yet budget minded friends, Buzzfeed assembled a list of 13 affordable countries to travel to. All You magazine has a list of 27 essentials you should always have in your car (very practical, actually). Mashable’s post on this guy, a real life Lazlo Hollyfeld (and if you get that reference, we’re BFFs now). And finally, if you didn’t already know, reading is the best hobby ever and Bustle came up with 11 reasons why (although there are probably a dozen more).
This week in funnies…
Have a great weekend! I’ll be back on Monday with another bookworm interview (moving up a day due to Show Us Your Books).