Tuesday, April 05, 2022

WWW. WEDNESDAY

 WWW. WEDNESDAY asks three questions to prompt you to speak bookishly. To participate, and to see how other book lovers responded, click here.  

1. What are you currently reading? All About All About Eve by Sam Staggs. All About Eve (1950) is one of my favorite movies. Perhaps you've heard the most famous quote, "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." This book is showing me how it got made. It's filled with Hollywood gossip (a young Marilyn Monroe had a small part, and it's funny how people who barely noticed her in real time later recalled knowing all along she was something special) but I'm also learning a great deal, too. I especially loved the little things -- like the details the art director and set designers included and why. Film is a collaborative art form, and I appreciate that more when I better understand everyone's efforts.

2. What did you just finish reading? Back in the Burbs by Tracy Wolff and Avery Flynn. Eccentric Aunt Maggie is the only relative who ever "got" Mallory. Now she's dead. But from beyond the grave, she is giving her niece support. She left her home -- a big old ramshackle suburban mess -- to Mallory. This gives Mallory something to concentrate on as she tries to heal after a shattering divorce.

I like Mallory. This book is light and silly at times but, taken on its own terms, it's entertaining.

3. What will you read next? Great or Nothing, a reimagining of Little Women.


 

 

2 comments:

  1. I have never even seen All About Eve, but this book does sound good...and it may lead me to seeing the movie.

    I love the look of Back in the Burbs. Thanks for sharing, and here's MY WWW POST

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  2. I'll have to see if I can get Back In The Burbs from the library--same with Great Or Nothing. Both of those intrigue me. I wish I enjoyed non-fiction more than I do--you have fascinating books.

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