Last night I watched the movie Precious.
My friend Amy and I were at the video store and I'd heard good things about it, and there wasn't much else so we decided to get it.
Not really your light-hearted flick that's for sure!
I think I agree with Oprah when she said, '...she thought people might not "enjoy", but would "appreciate this experience" '
It was awful, confronting and amazing all at once. Amy and I sat there gasping and covering our eyes and not really believing what was happening.
Something that stuck with me, however, was the following ...
Woah, it's only one pm and so much to talk about already!
Firstly, I have to say I'm being more over-whelmed each day by the reaction I'm getting.
Such as Emily coming up to me last night - I didn't even see her and she comes bundling up, huge smile.
Such as Sam saying on her blog today (more on that in COMMENT JULY CHALLENGE), 'Having much respect for what Megan from Literary Life has to say'.
Such as Angela from LiteraryMinded leaving a COMMENT ON LIT ...
Who wants to friend me on Facebook?
Tonight was the launch of Fiona Wood's SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS:
A funny, emotionally honest story of first love, with a fairytale backbeat.
Fourteen year old nerd-boy Dan Cereill is not quite coping with a reversal of family fortune, moving house, new school hell, a mother with a failing wedding cake business, a just-out gay dad, and an impossible crush on Estelle, the girl next door.
His life is a mess, but for now he's narrowed it down to just six impossible things...
It was launched by Kaz Cooke and my first thought when I saw Kaz - ...
When I Google Imaged 'sick' for an image for this post, it came up with all sorts of horrid and crazy images, including this one. What's happened to the world?!
Today I took off classes and stayed in bed. Well, I tried, but once I was semi-awake the coughing started. It's so weird: I cough randomly normally but the minute I get vertical I don't stop.
I was up until three am, coughing, last night. At about 12:30am I decided enough was enough and went and got some pink milk. Pink milk is Lola's favourite and her best.
It's a simple strawberry flavour milk, but I ...
Today I had an utterly lazy day.
I watched TV. I listened to music. I spent three hours on the couch watching day-time TV.
Then I got ready for work and left.
And you know what? I was okay about bumming around. I felt justified as I did so much work yesterday.
I worked my bum off until midnight and felt really good about it.
Anyway. Just a random thought.
Thursday, however, I am in a bit of a bind.
I have two book launches.
One on hand, an old work colleague from MWF.
On the other, a new up and coming author, however there will be ...
Current status is:
Sitting wrapped up in a doona (from when I was a kid, it's blue and has teddy bears on it. I think it used to be a sleeping bag as it has zips down it, but its the doona material not the crinkly material of sleeping bags) coughing and working on stuff for Sarah Ayoub.
Making various to-do lists.
Researching commerical office spaces to rent. Finding a huge amount of them, which surprises me.
Surprised at my focus, considering whenever I usually work in my bedroom I get distracted (hello mobile, TV, Internet, books, DVDs and everything else).
So, I sat here, watching MasterChef and not wanting to blog. I'm tired and cold (heater broke, grrr) and want to go to bed and forget about today, which, at work and socially, was over all shitty.
But I knew I had to, and I can't be the fearless leader of COMMENT JULY CHALLENGE and let everyone down, can I?!
Also, I think this is part of the challenge - when things go wrong, you have to keep going. Don't give up!
But as soon as I opened Blogger and started to read the blogs that were coming up on my reader and I started to smile.
And it's days like these that I remember why I blog and why I love it.
There are so many good blogs out today (random ...
Guest Review: My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares (Reviewed by Elise Ackers)
Daniel has seen it all. North Africa in 541, Cappadocia in 776, Crete in 899 and England in the early 20th Century. He has been the son of a butcher, an artist’s apprentice, a Venetian oarsman, a statesman and a wealthy merchant. He has died many times in many ways, and loved another with all of his heart. First Sophia, then Constance and now Lucy. She has looked different in each of her lives, but her soul has remained the same. And it is her soul that Daniel recognises, as another would a familiar face.
My Name is Memory is a captivating read about reincarnation, fated souls and ...
I was re-making my bed with clean sheets and then I thought, Ohmigod COMMENT JULY CHALLENGE! And I rushed away from my bed and started to blog.
Firstly, here is my fab costume from the 90s party my housemates and I had last night:
Can you guess who I am? Can you? Can you?
Don't worry, no-one knew at the party either. I think it was too obscure.
I was Neri from Ocean Girl!
I totally looked like her too, don't ...