Five Things

Five things from this past week (or so)!

1. Madeleine L'Engle Books of Wonder Event

Madeleine L'Engle is one of my favorite authors! I've read 10 of her books and plan to read more but my favorite since childhood has been A Wrinkle in Time (and An Acceptable Time). She's one of those writers I wish I could've met and gotten a book signed from. So when I heard that her goddaughter Cornelia Moore and granddaughter Charlotte Voiklis would be at BoW to discuss their movie Camilla Dickinson (they were screen-writer/director and producer respectively) and all things Madeleine, I had to go. They showed clips from the movie (which I want to see) and it was just nice to hear all their personal anecdotes. Madeleine sounded like a force of nature! Going to this event inspired me to pick up reading the rest of her books (already ordered Meet the Austins). 

2. 10Below Ice Cream

I first heard about this place through a couple people I follow on Instagram and then this Buzzfeed article came out and obviously it needed to be added to my Project Ice Cream list. Alexa and I checked it out a couple days ago and it was delicious! It gets super busy but since we went at 4pm on a Tuesday, which seemed to be an off-peak time, it wasn't too bad. But honestly, totally worth the wait to try it at least once. What sets them apart is that they roll the ice cream which is a traditional Thai street food. It's fun to watch and even better to eat! (FYI: I got the Cookie Monster with Oreos.)

3. YA Lit at 92Y: Sarah J. Maas - Queen of Shadows

You have to be living under a rock (and a non-reader) to not know about the release of Queen of Shadows this week. I've been ridiculously preparing for this day by taking the day off from work so I could read it in one, interrupted sitting. Which, in case you were wondering, took me 5 hours. It's the best book I've read this year and one of the best books I've read ever. I'll try to write a real and hopefully coherent review for next week but in the meantime, believe me when I say this book and series deserves ALL THE STARS. 5 just isn't enough. To celebrate the release, Sarah was at the 92Y to talk, answer questions and of course, sign books. I've said this before but I absolutely love talking to this woman talk. She's funny, candid, smart and there was an underlying feminist theme to her answers. I loved it! [Photo credit: Alexa]

4. The Flash + Mr. Robot

AS IF I NEED MORE SHOWS. But my cousin has been bugging me to watch The Flash for months and another friend was bugging me to watch Mr. Robot. So I caved! And I should've listened to them sooner. Unfortunately on-demand is releasing The Flash one episode at a time per week so I can't binge the way I want to but it's SO good! Every episode unveils something new and I can't wait for the revelation I hope is coming. Then Mr. Robot. I don't even know how to describe it to you. Even though I guessed a twist two episodes in, it didn't take away from the brilliant acting and cinematography. I watched the finale Wednesday night and I'm still trying to process (and understand) it.

Now for the song..

5. "Marvin Gaye (DJ Kue Remix)" Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor
I heard the remix first (which I prefer by far) before the original and I did not expect to like it as much as I do! Actually, it's more like I'm obsessed with it. The lyrics are kind of cheesy but it's so fun and upbeat and it samples Stand By Me (one of my favorite songs ever). It's the kind of song that makes me want to dance in my seat, while I'm waiting for the subway, around my apartment..  (these things may or may not have actually happened).  Enjoy!

So that's my week!
What's been on your mind?

1 comment

  1. I wasn't sure how I felt about that song either, at least, not until I listened to it a couple of times! It's pretty good ;) And I'm pleased that I basically was with you for all 3 of the things that you did in this post! Just saying...


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