Random Lightheartedness

I posted something serious with a preface that said: LIGHTHEARTED TOMORROW!

But then I took it down and thought: Let’s do lighthearted today.

  • I just finished season 4 of Orphan Black and I love that show so much. There are moments where the pearl-clutcher in me thinks “EEEK! TOO GROWN UP!” but for the most part it’s tame compared to the other popular cable shows. Tatiana Maslany is a genius and I have said time and time again: You know she’s good when you do not even think about that fact that she’s is playing just about every character in the show. She’s also good when she’s one character imitating another and you pick up on it because she manages to lace some of the imitator qualities into the persona and OH MY GOD SHE IS AMAZING. Did you watch it? Do you love Krystal? What about Helena? WHAT ABOUT THE JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR MONTAGE? OMG. So good.
  • I also developed a huge crush on a fictional character this weekend when I saw Ghostbusters. I loved Holtzmann SO MUCH. I watched the original at least 50 times as a kid (it was one of the VHS tapes in my Dad’s office so when we had to go to work with him it was our only option) and loved it dearly and this one was just as good. I lurved it.
  • I’m going through my iTunes music library and trashing stuff I no longer want (It’s a compulsion) and y’all – I went through a Hannah Montana phase I’m not sure I can blame on my children.
  • I need some book suggestions. I want something compelling and light. I read The Husband’s Secret – do Liane Moriarty’s other books that compelling but also not too difficult to read?
  • I was totally geeking over so many San Diego Comic Con reports. My favorite is that Draco Malfoy is going to be on The Flash and it seemed Grant Gustin was as excited about it as I am. I love SDCC and some day I’ll go…IF IT KILLS ME.

10 thoughts on “Random Lightheartedness”

  1. I loved Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I am on the waiting list at the library for her new one. Did you read The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz? Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. It is good. I really liked The Hand that First Held Mine by Maggie O’Ferrell too. I’ve read some other good ones but they are not light. I’m not sure that last one is light but it is compelling.

    I loved the trailer for the new Wonder Woman movie. I hope it is as good as the trailer makes it look!

  2. I bought Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda a couple weeks ago while I was traveling and I need to let you borrow it. It is fantastic, light, funny, endearing……you’ll love it! Interestingly enough, as soon as I finished reading it I thought I needed to message you about reading it and lending you my copy. 😀

  3. I love the Louise Penny books, starting with Still Life. Her characters are so compelling and multi-dimensional, her writing makes you want to move to Three Pines. They are definitely mysteries but these are neither cozy mindless books or hard-boiled detective stories, they are light but they make you think. I also enjoyed Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

  4. Liane Moriarty is one of my go-to binge books. In a different vein, but really good, are the books by Kevin Hearne about the Iron Druid. Fantasy about a druid who lives in modern-day Phoenix, AZ — so well-written and fun! Just finished Jane Steele (a play on Jane Eyre) about an orphan girl in Victorian England who keeps (accidentally?) killing people. Loved it.

  5. Oooh, I strongly recommend Liane Moriarty’s other books too! The Husband’s Secret is my favorite but I also loved What Alice Forgot, Big Little Lies, The Last Anniversary, The Hypnotist’s Love Story, and Three Wishes. Truly Madly Guilty came out today!

    You might also like The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion or Landline by Rainbow Rowell!

  6. You and Donnie and the kids might like Play on con in the birmingham area. Its held at a 4H camp. Meals right there and food trucks. They have gaming, cosplay, camp stuff like archery. It was just held this year second weekend in July. My daughter is on the organizing committee

  7. I love Liane Moriarty and 2nd what everyone has said in this thread.

    Jojo Moyes is another author who is compelling but not too heavy.

  8. Do you come to Dragon*Con in Atlanta? More costumes, lots of famous folks. Labor Day weekend!!!

  9. girl, i’ve been meaning to email you about draco on the flash!!! EEEK!

    SO cannot wait!!! 🙂

    xo

  10. I’ve recently found Gail Carriger and quickly went through 2 of her series (one adult and one YA). Both were fantastic. The adult one starting with the book called Soulless was fun steampunk with nice werewolves and vampires. I know I’m commenting on an old post, but I just had to share!

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