Archive for April, 2013

let’s review: Z

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Fictionalized biographies of famous people seem to me a risky endeavor. One could drown herself in years of research and still be at a loss when it comes to telling their story first-hand. But I can understand the fascination—especially with the legendary Fitzgeralds. Told from Zelda’s perspective, Z gives readers an up-close re-imagining of this [...]

film crush: an education

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

“Haven’t you already watched that movie?” Hubby points to the DVD of An Education on the coffee table. Yes, and this afternoon I fell in love with it again. Carey Mulligan is perfect, the story brilliant. Glimpses of London and Paris in the 60’s, the fashion– it’s all stunning, elegant, and entirely alluring. Side note: [...]

let’s review: eleanor & park

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

I’m a sucker for stories of unlikely pairs. Especially ones that turn out to be unlikely heroes, and in this case, better because of the other. But not in that predictable teeny-bop way. Far from it: Eleanor and Park are two of the best-drawn characters lifted from teen book pages. I believed them. They’re unique, [...]

let’s review

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Job perk: getting to write book reviews on the clock. My recent review of Sheila Heti’s How Should A Person Be? is currently up on the library’s Staff Picks page. While you’re there, scroll down a bit to check out a review by my fellow friend and AG, Austin, who makes a convincing sell for [...]

meet margot.

Friday, April 5th, 2013

On the Saturday before Easter, the hubby & I went to the Humane Society to look at puppies. We weren’t planning on getting one that day, but after holding a sweet pup in our arms, we decided definitely soon. We fell for one fluffy little girl in particular (you had me at lick). Cute attacks were plentiful. [...]