Just having fun, y’all.
I had been looking for a program to do some fake social media and I finally found one! I’m still figuring out how exactly to work Social Dummy (tips are welcome), but I had time to make up a profile and some pics for Liz from Life After Joe. If you’re stuck in the house, but want to go on a fictional road trip, might I suggest a read?
Still having fun with URStyle! A small mood board (look book?) for Life After Joe, including, of course, Apollo, her rescue dog.
My favorite time of year! Below, please find the 2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge. And if you’re in search of the past challenges, look no further than 2018, 2017, and 2016 (yes, I have corresponding books for each).
Might I give you a few suggestions to start?
- A book you think should be turned into a movie, Life After Joe (or A Fine Line, which I’ve already adapted to screenplay)
- A book that takes place in a single day, Room 702. I’m perhaps cheating as it’s each chapter that takes place in a single day (all in the same hotel suite), but I think I have the right idea.
- A book about someone with a superpower, The Queen of England: Coronation. I’m not going to give anything away, but there are some magical elements involved.
- A book you meant to read in 2018 — perhaps The Queen of England: Grand Tour didn’t make it to your TBR list? Well, I think it’s about time you picked it up!
Happy reading, everyone!
- Hamilton Soundtrack
- Hamilton Mixtape
- Good Feeling, Violent Femmes
- Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
- Bad Habit, Offspring
- Back to Black, Amy Winehouse
- Drinking in LA, Bran Van 3000
- Save the Last Dance for Me, Michael Buble
- Mess, Ben Folds
- Come Away With Me, Norah Jones
- Tonight the Heartache’s on Me, Dixie Chicks
- Landslide, Dixie Chicks
- Die A Happy Man, Thomas Rhett
- Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of, U2
- Stolen Dance, Milky Chance
- FourFiveSeconds, Rihanna
- Don’t Speak, No Doubt
- 99% Invisible (podcast)
- Bitch Sesh (podcast)
- This American Life (podcast)
- On Being with Krista Tippett (podcast)
I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this book, as being of the slightly older generation I am not familiar with the concept of blogs and hashtags. But having started reading I couldn’t put it down until I knew how things turned out for Liz. The sudden death of a husband at a young age is undoubtedly a tricky subject, but the author managed it extremely well. There were tears, but also humour. There were some fascinating insights into the different way people react to death and the bereaved. The book shows there is no ‘right’ way. People need to find the way that works for them. Liz’s way may be unconventional – but that doesn’t mean it was wrong. I loved this book and would recommend it highly.
A reader, Life After Joe