Husband and I watched the DVD of "Across the Universe" (the Beatles musical) last week and we are now both obsessed with it. We can't stop humming Beatles songs or talking about this or that brilliant number. I'm even going to watch it again with the director's commentary, which is the kind of fannish, wonkish thing that I NEVER do. Julie Taymor is right up there with Amy Sherman-Palladino for me now. Which is to say, she's my idol. (And by the way, Amy, I've totally forgiven you for Jezebel James. You'll get 'em next time, girlfriend! And we'll always have the Gilmores).
Speaking of movies, I'm going to see "Sex and the City" with three girlfriends, hopefully next week. Four women! How perfect is that? I can't wait!!!! I only wish we could sneak cosmos into the theater.
On the homefront, I'm reading "Potty Training for Dummies." 'Nuff said.
And out in the lit world, we have the newest Cyber Circuit girlfriend, Sara Hantz, who's just published her first novel, "The Second Virginity of Suzy Green". Yay, Sara!
I love the looks of this book, from the keeps-you-guessing title, to the subject matter. Check it out. . .
Suzy Green used to be one of the coolest nonconformist “almost-Goth” party girls in Australia. That was before her older sister Rosie died and her family moved to a new town. Not even her best friend would recognize her now. Gone are the Doc Martens and the attitude. All she wants is to be like Rosie—perfect. The new Suzy Green makes straight As, hangs with the in-crowd at her new school, and dates the hottest guy around. And since all her new friends belong to a virginity club, she joins, too. So what if she’s not technically qualified? Nobody in town knows . . . until Ryan, Suzy’s ex, turns up.
As the past and present collide, Suzy struggles to find her own place in a world without her sister.
Virginity club! (shudder) I'm way intrigued. Also intriguing, Sara herself! Witness. . .
Elizabeth: You walk into a bookstore and make a beeline to. . .
a) chick lit
b) YA lit
e) a big stack of gossip mags and a cappuccino
f) the ________ (please fill in) section
. . . and why?
Sara: Chick lit!
Elizabeth: Tell me about your childhood, part 1: When you were a teenager, what young adult novel a) saved b) changed c) okay, made a big wallop on your life?
Sara: Judy Blume - Forever
Elizabeth: Tell me about your childhood, part 3: Where did you grow up and what kind of role does that setting play in the books you write?
Sara: I grew up in a large town in the UK. It doesn’t play any role.
Elizabeth: What do you love about Suzy Green?
Sara: I love Suzy because whatever situation she finds herself in she doesn’t lose her sense of humor.
Elizabeth: Finally, which Chick with Sticks are you? If you haven't ready my books, please take this handy
More randomness soon!