Author: Sally

Page & Screen: A Simple Favor

Page & Screen: A Simple Favor

A semi-regular, ongoing series of posts where I discuss movie adaptations of books, because I love books and I love movies.

A Simple Favor first entered my reading orbit when I saw a teaser trailer for its movie adaptation. Paul Feig, a comedy genius, was making… a mystery thriller? With Anna Kendrick, who’s also known for her comedic chops? Ok, I’ll bite. But I’ve got to read the book first, of course.

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Books I’ve read, 2018

Carmen Maria Machado reads from her book, Her Body and Other Parties
at the 2018 Sydney Writer’s Festival.

Another year of reading is behind me. As always, here’s a list of the books I finished in 2018.

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Page & Screen: Crazy Rich Asians

A semi-regular, ongoing series of posts where I discuss movie adaptations of books, because I love books and I love movies

If I had a nickel for every time I read a book and thought, “This would make a much better movie” …Well, I’d maybe have 20 cents. My husband would say this is because I’m a book snob. But I can’t help it if most of the books I’ve read are so totally engrossing that I want to spend more than two hours with the story.

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Page & Screen: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Page & Screen: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Welcome to a semi-regular, ongoing series of posts where I discuss movie adaptations of books, because I love books and I love movies.

I don’t always feel like a bona fide adult. Sure, I’ve ticked a few of the ‘grown up’ milestones off my list: marriage, buying a home, establishing a career. But I often feel like I’m just playacting at being a real adult. I can’t possibly be in my mid-30s, right? It’s insane to think that my high school days were over 15 years ago and that 20 years ago now only barely qualifies as the 1990s.

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why I won’t be liking so much stuff on Facebook anymore

 

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A few weeks ago, I was sitting behind a young woman on the bus. My seat was positioned higher than the seat where she sat, giving me a perfect view of her phone as she scrolled through Instagram. I don’t actively try to read other people’s screens, but the way this lady was interacting with the photo app caught my attention. She was scrolling through her feed with a speed and fervor I’d never personally witnessed. Each photo was glanced at for a mere second (at most), before being liked. And she was liking every single photo in her feed. Pets, food, fashion… The actual content of the image didn’t seem to matter. Everything was getting a double-click. It was mesmerizing. (more…)

5 non-fiction books to feed your ghoulish curiousity

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Even though I mostly avoid scary movies and TV shows, I love true crime and have a fascination with death culture. These obsessions naturally found their way onto my reading list in the form of non-fiction. Real life situations and science appeal to me much more than fiction, mostly because truth is often far stranger than fiction. (more…)