I chose this title mostly because I recently watched Frozen for the first time (I know, I know) and it was amazing and I loved it and if I were still a little girl I would probably watch it every night and dress up as Elsa for Halloween. But I also chose the theme “Let it Go” because sometimes in times of tragedy, pain, and anger, you need to get away from it all and practice some self care. Unplug from social media, light a candle, watch the Santa Clause for the umpteenth time. The world may be dark and full of terrors, but it is also wide and filled with wonders. Here’s a little light this Sunday, are fun, whimsical, and silly 12/7 reads.
Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson. I stumbled upon this fun novel because it was free on Audible. (I later found out it was book 2 in a series, and the first Legion can be found here. I plan to read it today.) This series tells of the fast-paced adventures of brilliant detective Stephen Leeds. It would be a typical mystery novel, except Stephen’s mind is “compartmentalized” into different delusions, or aspects, as he calls them. He is completely aware that these hallucinations are not real, but that doesn’t stop his mind from creating a 47 (and counting!) fully-formed, imaginary friends. With eidetic memory and team of lively imaginary experts, Leeds’ adventure is fascinating, often hilarious, and exciting from start to finish. The audiobook certainly made my commute more enjoyable this week.
Only 9 Breakup Days Left Till Christmas by Joyce Wadler. This hilarious piece from the New York Times Style section is a public service announcement for those with ill-fated relationships, complete with cautionary tales of people who were shunned by all their friends for breaking up with a significant other after the cut-off date, “midnight the first Sunday in December.”
This rundown of the best food magazines, good food writing provides it’s own oddly satisfying sense of nourishment.
New York Magazine’s list of good things that happened this week. It involves cute animals, and you won’t be disappointed.
What’s the most fun, hilarious, or heartwarming thing you read this week? Let me know in the comments!
This weekend was another one with just me and my sister at home, because my parents were off being social at a Las Vegas Christmas party (yes, they are fabulous). I went to two openings this weekend, for Brian Copeland’s “The Jewelry Box” and TheatreWorks’ production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” They were both lovely. I also recently decided to start re-working my senior thesis solo project into a full-length play (eek!) More on all of that tomorrow. Take care of yourselves, and happy Sunday!
Love and theatre,