Cliche, you might be thinking? But in this case, this picture is worth a thousands words or more in a romance novel, don’t you think?
While spending an afternoon in a public library, observing and researching, I wondered whether people read books, or have the attention span anymore to read an entire book. And oddly enough, this article captured my attention.
My favorite past time is reading-online stories about Parisian life – from ex-pats to locals – sharing their opinions, observations and trivia about the city of love. This blog in particular sparking an interest after I read the following bullet points author Amanda Randone penned on Coveteur:
Randone states the following: 1. French-Girl style is a myth. 2. Speaking French Isn’t Enough. 3. There is a ‘social code’ in Paris and you don’t want to get it wrong. 4. Take the Bus. 5. Prepare For Lots of Question. And she backs up her observations here and more here just in case, like me, you often dream about moving to Paris.
On the flip side, I came across this bit of reading America The Anxious and have ordered a copy. While I wait for my paperback to be tossed from the bottom of the stairs up to my front door by ‘delivery company to be left nameless’ – I ask – have you read the book and if so – what do you think? The cover says it all.
The idea is one I’ve tossed around for a few years, but haven’t had the gut to put it in print. I simply keep my ideas in an online journal and save-draft it.
Here’s what author – Ruth Whippman Indexed for our reading pleasure.
Happy Monday – As promised, I’m aiming to stay in touch at least once a week to see if we are on the same page (haha) or not – perhaps you want to share a fun fact, or an opinion about a book, a movie or travel destination you have recently experienced and recommend. In the meantime, here’s what I’m thinking about:
I apologize for neglecting to update to those interested in my whereabouts and ‘whatabouts’. But I have been extremely busy in finishing up my next book, among other writing obligations, which require time-consuming research. I know – not a good excuse, but for now there are not enough hours in the day, or days in the week for me, to effectively be everywhere. I do promise, however, that I will do my best to stay in touch more frequently.
So here’s an interesting topic – at least for me: Seven Books That Might Become Your Next Favorite Movie.
Maybe it should read: Seven Favorite Books That Might Become The Next Best Movies?
Normally, movies are made from top best sellers or even some unknown book someone found tucked away on a shelf in a small bookstore around the corner. But this article talks about the types of books that could very well be turned into your next favorite movie. Let me know if you are familiar with any of the mentioned.
Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders (Random House)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman (Pamela Dorman Books)
Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood (Riverhead Books)
Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann (Doubleday)
Genuine Fraud, E. Lockhart (Delacorte Press)
The Deal of a Lifetime, Fredrik Backman (Atria Books)
How to Stop Time, Matt Haig (Viking—forthcoming on February 6, 2018)
Any opinions you might want to share?
On this New Year’s Eve – consider a different kind of thinking