Listening to this flawlessness: First Aid Kit, "The Lions Roar"

Loved this interview between Sigourney Weaver and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Image: source.

Great Tumblr: Lunchbox Poems. This recent poem has particularly stayed with me: Familiarity.

I've become a big Professor Blastoff and Tig Notaro fan over the last few years and will definitely watch Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro....and basically anything else Tig related, ever.

Listening to: these episodes of "On Being: Helen Fischer on Love and Sex and Attachment, BrenĂ© Brown on The Courage to Be Vulnerable; and, of course, Mary Oliver on Listening to the World.

Reading: I just finished reading "Attachments" by Rainbow Rowell, an author who has gotten a lot of love on PCHH, hence my interest. Overall, I enjoyed "Attachments." The pacing at the end was somehow off to me and the ending didn't have the same realistic imperfections as the rest of there book, but the dialogue between the two friends was just so familiar and good that I couldn't put it down. Some of the best lady friend dialogue I've maybe ever read. Now I'm continuing my way through Cleeve's Shetland series, and am on book 4, "Blue Lightning."


Karla said...

I find that I love the beginnings and middles of Rainbow Rowell's books, but the endings, while not completely horrible/full of suck, just kinda end with a "meh." Like she just wanted to get the book done with. I did like Attachments more than I thought I would and also really enjoyed the dialogue between the ladies.

Shorty said...

Hi Karla! Hm, interesting, this is the only RR book I've read so far. But I felt that way about this ending. Is there another favorite of hers you have? Or really, any book reccs....I'm on a reading roll right now....

Karla said...

She's got another adult book that's from last year called Landline. I started with her YA novels Fangirl and Eleanor & Park. I enjoy her books quite a bit. There's something about how/what she writes that I connect with. Maybe it's just her sense of humor?

For some reason I'm spacing on other recommendations right now. I've read a lot since I was a kid but seem to have a hard time recalling the specific ones that I've liked. If I think of any I'll get back to you.