What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk that allows us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up.
WHAT I’M READING
I finished WHEN AUDREY MET ALICE by Rebecca Behrens and who knew that Alice Roosevelt was such a badass? I’ve been looking up more about her on the good ol’ Internetz. I’ll post a review probably next week, telling you all the reasons why you should check out this MG.
Currently I’m reading AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES by John Green.
I’ve also been working my way through DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY by Erik Larson, which is an unsettling non-fic I can only read so much of at one time.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I posted my Writer Recharge update on Monday and I was about a quarter of the way done with my goal of revising half of JULES. The past two days I put on my Brave Writer Pants to face a tricky section and I’m now 30% done!
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Last week I mentioned my younger bro helping out his friends in film class. I watched one of the movies and really liked it.
The story revolved around four students who were given a week-long school assignment of “What if…” and it was basically asking, “What if I did this or that instead of what I’m doing?”
As an example, one guy decided he was going to speak up more and give his honest opinion about things instead of keeping quiet.
As you can guess, these “small” changes weren’t so small and in the end everyone learned a lot about themselves.
It definitely made me think.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
I’m still watching (and loving) Buffy. The 90s really were fantastic, weren’t they?
Speaking of the 90s…
My above-mentioned bro and I watched another hilariously awful movie. It was a sci-fi musical called “The Apple.” It came out in 1979-80 (depending on country) and was set in the future of 1994. It was filmed in Germany, set in the United States, and two of the main characters were from Canada, which is apparently the “boondocks” in 1994. Not to mention one of the “Canadians” sounded vaguely Scottish. Oh, and the U.S. has billions of people by then and everyone dresses like a combination of Ziggy Stardust and The Pointer Sisters in their “I’m So Excited” video.
The film is supposed to be a “biblical allegory” about avoiding temptation, but it’s hard to take that message seriously when everyone is dancing around in gold and silver lamé undies and a random commune of 1960’s refugees who live in a cave and are led by a barrel-chested man who looks like the result of a mating between Hagrid and Dumbledore sing “Child of Love.”
No, I am not making any of this up. It was glorious in its absurdity.
It’s on Netflix, should anyone want to watch. Warning: not kid friendly. Secondary warning: the songs are strangely catchy. Especially when Hagrid/Dumbledore leads the chorus.
There’s a giant winter storm headed toward my area and there’s a potential for over a foot of snow. Blah.
Oh and then there’s the little news that:
I’M AN AUNT AGAIN!!!
My brother’s wife gave birth to their second child (another girl) earlier this morning. Today is also my brother’s birthday so this pretty much makes the book I gave him pale in comparison 🙂