The Meryl Streep Movie Club….

I just finished reading The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March. Cannot not say enough good things about the book. Some people are drawing similarities to books such as Jane Austen Book Club and Friday Night Knitting Club, but since I’ve never read those- I’m not sure if books are similar.

I love how the movie of the week for the club helped open a discussion amongst the ladies (and helped shed some light on personal problems). I also liked how each of them did not view the movie the same way- some felt empathy with Meryl Streep’s character, while others did not approve of the choices made in that role.
But no matter agreeing or not, each movie lead to a discussion that was thoughtful and frank.

A movie or a book can lead to wonderful discussions- but sometimes the movie is easier to discuss because it’s a visual experience. Are there any movies or books that have lead to a discussion amongst friends and family?

WWW Wednesdays (Should be Reading) July 25

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 

What are you currently reading?

Currently reading The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. TMSMC is really good- good characters, interesting situations- I have a theory about how part of this book will play out- very eager to see how it ends!

P&P is also good- it’s just so different than my normal reads, a bit harder for me to get into for long reading spells.

What did you recently finish reading?

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, The Sweet Life #3 by Francine Pascal, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Jinxed by Carol Higgins Clark.

Sharp Objects is great- dark and a bit disturbing. The Sweet Life- if you were a fan of Sweet Valley High/Twins/University- check that out. Ready Player One- total nerd-ish/gamer book (and I loved it!), Jinxed- CHC writes books that are quick reads, light mystery- a perfect book to sit and read in an afternoon.
What do you think you’ll read next?

Falling Home by Karen White, Where We Belong by Emily Giffin, and the 4th installment of The Sweet Life is on my to read list. Also A Teeny Bit of Trouble by Michael Lee West.

WWW Wednesdays (Should Be Reading) July 18

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 

1. What are you currently reading?

Currently reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and The Sweet Life #1 by Francine Pascal.

 

2. What did you recently finish reading?

Finished Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks on Monday.

3.What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ll read the 2nd part in the Francine Pascal 6 part e-serial next. I also have Where We Belong by Emily Giffin and The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March.

 

Literary Friday ya’ll….

Friday is HERE! A round of all things literary happening for Friday:

1. Karen White will be signing and reading at Lemuria Books today. I will be there. I hear Sea Change is supposed to be great. I’ll be live-tweeting from the book signing using #karenwhite.

2. Deep South Magazine teased us avid readers earlier in the week with a picture of books (most notably Mary Kay Andrews newest book- Spring Fever!) Perhaps that book will be given away to a lucky person today! Deep South Summer Reading List

3. Chick Lit Central is giving away a copy of Stacey Ballis Off the Menu– for the links and how to enter, see previous blog post or Google Chick Lit Central.

4. Judy Blume is on Twitter and since I’m a #booknerd that makes me happy!

5. I’m 6 or  so chapters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice– enjoying it.

6. Melinda Mcquire (@melindamcquire) has an interesting idea for writers, photographers, etc of Southern ways. If you are interested in hearing more about her idea- follow her or use the hashtag #STHRN to get more info.

7. Mia March, Mia March- I may have to add you to my list of writers who are using social media to their advantage- thanks for the follow!

Since it’s been raining all week- it’s been a great week to cozy up with books. Also, I’d missed the 2 previous weeks of Drop Dead Diva- watched the first episode yesterday that I missed- Owen and Jane- engaged- so cute!

Happy Reading!

WWW Wednesdays (July 11)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 

My answers:

What are you currently reading?

Currently reading Hitched by Carol Higgins Clark. Light mystery- enjoyable.

What did you recently finish reading?

Recently (over the weekend) I finished Buttercream Bumpoff, Death by the Dozen, and Red Velvet Revenge (all by Jenn McKinlay). In the past week- Wrecked and Cursed by Carol Higgins Clark, The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone by Emily Giffin,  Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay, and Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Have way too many options- A Teeny Bit of Trouble by Michael Lee West, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, or The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March are the top 3 I’m considering.