Silver Linings Playbook

Look for the signs Every year, my sister and I go to the movies on Christmas Day. We’ve gotten all of our Christmas-y activities done by Noon of that day and we rarely go to the movies the rest of the year. This year the pickings were slim for Christmas blockbusters. We weren’t interested inContinue reading “Silver Linings Playbook”

Persepolis

There were two British international students at the university last spring. Liam and Lucy (Yes, those are their real names) furthered my world view just from the stories they told me about their home life. That sensation, paired with my recent binge on graphic novels and gearing up for Script Frenzy, inspired me to readContinue reading “Persepolis”

Derby Girl

This summer’s reading goal is all about clearing house on my reading list. Derby Girl, written by Shauna Cross, is an older entry on the list. Whip It! is the film version of this novel (novel-to-film is a running theme in my reading goals as well). Cross wrote the screenplay for the film, which IContinue reading “Derby Girl”

The Time Traveler’s Wife

All Summer, as the world was anticipating the release of the movie, every copy was on hold in every library. Thus, all Summer, I recommended The Lovely Bones to everyone who didn’t feel like waiting for this- I’m pretty happy that I made a spot-on recommendation. They read similarly but were interesting in their ownContinue reading “The Time Traveler’s Wife”

Looking for Alaska

First Friend. First Girl. Last words. John Green is the King. Once, when I was working, I overheard a disgruntled parent whine that “the reason boys don’t like to read is, because there’s nothing out there for them to read”. She got that impression because SHE was looking for a book, instead of having herContinue reading “Looking for Alaska”

Dear John

  A hard life lesson I have learned: Don’t put expectations on things. People, books, movies…anything- it is just better that you don’t. Thus, they don’t meet or miss any expectation, and you are surprised when you approve of it. Unfortunately, I got caught-up in expectations for reading Dear John, because of the film adaptation.Continue reading “Dear John”

Ghost World

Let the summer begin! Maybe this was instilled in me from the summer reading program at my childhood library, but no matter the reason, I read with a goal in mind during the summer. I reached 25 books last summer, and this summer’s mission is 40 books. Good pacing for now… Yes, like most movies,Continue reading “Ghost World”