Aug 27, 2013
I know you can't see it, but this book is preeeetttttty. Little white embossed birds all over the cover. The inside pages have a bird on the edge that flies if you flip the pages really fast. Just so pretty and well thought out.
Sadly, I didn't really like When Women Were Birds. It had some wonderful passages. The concept is hard to resist - the author's mother left her journals to Williams after she dies and upon opening, they were all blank. Who can resist a starting point like that? Unfortunately, it felt so scattered that I kept getting annoyed or frustrated. That feels wrong because she's writing from a place or grief and exploration and that shit is messy. I just wished for a little less messiness I guess.
Aug 22, 2013
Halfway through the film Another Year, I was really tempted to turn it off. There's so much loneliness in it, and that's not necessarily good watching for me at the moment.
However, I couldn't stop watching because it was all so well done. The actors and dialogue are so normal that it doesn't feel like much is being conveyed, but I think it really was. The character of Mary was worth spending the time with all by herself and there were many others who were interesting to watch.
Sad and a bit hopeless, yes, but still a pretty wonderful film.
Aug 21, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
I have not made a real-real post in forever. Life is in the midst of some tremendous upheaval, but I am not abandoning ship - just hoping for some calm waters before I commence writing again. I do plan on working on a new 101 list because I am in need of some serious new stuff, adventures, and experiences in my future.
Posted by Claire at 8:37 AM