Yes Please

The New York Times’ review of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please is not a very good one. I never let reviewers deter me from reading a book or seeing a movie, though, so that coupled with my enjoyment of Poehler’s her best pal’s book Bossypants and their fellow comedienne’s book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me led me to believe that, at the very … More Yes Please

Thinking of You

Thanks to my darling sister, I have discovered another funny British chick lit author very similar to Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham. Fortunately, though, Jill Mansell’s characters are not completely and infuriatingly idiotic like Sophie’s/Madeleine’s. Thinking Of You is a delightful fluff of a novel filled with silly Brit-isms, charmingly messy characters and happy endings all around. Ginny Holland is … More Thinking of You

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

For the first time in several months, there are quite a few movies out/coming out that I’d very much like to see — Foxcatcher, Wild, Interstellar, Unbroken — potential 2015 Oscar contenders, mostly. But which film did I start with? The third installment of The Hunger Games franchise, but of course. (And I should have re-read my Catching … More The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1