Monday, December 7, 2015

It's Monday, December 7th. What Are You Reading?

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Have you ever seen the Showtime show “Weeds”? How I loved it! The sexy suburban dealer was Mary-Louise Parker. Not only is she an outstanding actress of the stage and screen (big and little) representing my age range in stellar style, but she has written a so far engaging memoir, which I am currently reading
This book is in epistolary form (kind of). Parker has written letters to the influential (in one way or another) men in her life. For instance, her father, grandfather, a movement teacher at drama school, a crush, lover, and bestie have been recipients of “letters” so far.  I am a mere 50 pages in.
Mary-Louise is funny, oftentimes naughty, smart as a whip, sexy as hell (Oops, I already said that, but did I mention yet that she is my "girl crush"?), and hippie-ishly quirky. Oh, she can write, too. 

I’m jealous.

I kind of want to be her.

Would you mind helping me decide my next read? It will either be A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara or East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Two very different books. What’s your vote?


  1. An engaging memoir is always a plus.

    1. I am enjoying this one. It's different, feels fresh.

  2. Sounds like a good memoir. I usually do not like memoirs, but this sounds different.

    I don't know A Little Life, but I do know East of Eden. Not sure I would like that book...I think it was required reading it in high school????

    Have a good rest of your week.

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    1. I usually never read memoirs. I chose this one because I love Mary-Louise.

      I have "borrowed" a copy of East of Eden from a friend, who probably doesn't realize I still have it ten years later, and feel the pull to read it. I've always wanted to, but I don't know why I haven't.

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    1. I think I am too, with slight concern that it may be too heavy and depressing for the holidays. That said, I am already heavy hearted. Why not go all in?