Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

1. I’m still in two minds about Go Set a Watchman. I have a copy… But the whole situation just doesn’t sit right with me. And the news of a third book by Harper Lee made be all the more uncomfortable.

2. So last week I saw Magic Mike XXL. Don’t judge. If you’ve seen it, you’ll understand that the film is a satire – without a plot, in the traditional sense. Or a script that was worked on for more than half an hour. It’s basically a soundtrack, with bare chests, fire phobias, nods to Flashdance, level 3 Reiki healers, Backstreet Boys and artisanal pro-biotic fro-yo.

magic mike3. And the “How much for the Cheetos and water” scene is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in years.

4. Actually, so many seminal moments in Magic Mike XXL it’s hard to know where to begin. Thankfully the people who wrote this article channeled all my thoughts.

5. Am I going straight to hell for talking more about Magic Mike than Go Set a Watchman?

6. I basically want #ALLTHETHINGS at Leif. Especially this and some of these and these (for stirring sangria, obvs).


7. While I’m on the topic of sangria, here’s my favourite recipe (via my friend, Edwina) –

Bottle of red (Merlot works well)
3 cups chilled lemonade
1 cup chilled fresh OJ
3 tblsp Cointreau (sometimes a little more than that accidentally goes in)
1 orange, sliced into small wedges
handful of mint
2 cups of ice
Cubed Granny Smith apple, optional

Stir with whatever the hell you can find, or a sangria spoon* if you’re lucky enough to own one.

8. Cosplay for food.

9. It’s been around for years but Tiger and Turtle is on my to-do list for my next big trip** to Germany.

Tiger & Turtle | Tiger & Turtle

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* Long story, don’t ask.
** No actual trip is scheduled but it will happen.


9 responses

    • I very much appreciate Gay’s reference to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in regards to the Cheetos/bottle of water scene (although we obviously differ in opinions on Matthew McC because Magic Mike was all about Dallas IMO!)

  1. Thank you for the Tiger and Turtle – it is now added to my Germany TBV wishlist 🙂
    Hmmmm GSAW – for now I can’t fit it into my reading schedule, there’s just too much going on to concentrate properly on anything complex, but I think I propbably will at some point. After several days of talking about it non-stop at work, I believe I can read it as an interesting exercise in how a writer writes. GSAW is more than a first draft, but it is still a first swing at the story about a father/daughter relationship that I think Lee wanted to write. I think I could now be quite curious to see what Lee was thinking….

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