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Reading Two Opinions At Once

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.

 

 

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What’s On My Radar This Week

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:

 

seeing the film this week
Hopefully seeing the blue moon, in blood orange form
Reading This book – just because

Immersed In Observing and Writing

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?

The Familiarity of Lady Bird

I’ve been thinking since last week, when I made it a point to see the film Lady Bird, in limited release until Thanksgiving, how amazing and wonderful I felt. In fact, that sentiment is still with me to this day. I suppose the impact the story left is one I can absolutely relate to, growing up in a strict household with rules a mile long. And then there was me. The odd ball in my school, who never dressed according to the standards set by the most popular of girls, me instead, longing to pursue anything other than the career path or schooling my mother had insisted.

The film is that good…

{for more on the film Lady Bird, go here}

Articles of Interest – For the Writer At Heart

While always in search of inspiration or otherwise, I have stumbled upon a few articles which I found interesting enough to share with all the writers at heart:

The world’s coolest library is located near Beijing and it has…
Have you been to the Shakespeare and company bookstore in Paris and wondered….
How to create a profitable book in 90 days – just in case you want to opt for shortcuts

 

How do you know you are a write at heart?

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New York Times Wants to hired a journalist to travel the world