The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin: Another entry into that endless ‘year of’ category, The Happiness Project was sleeper hit. I found it to be a great and uplifting read! I love the idea of changing how you approach your daily life to find the joy and happiness that is there, but we so often miss. I found her style to be approachable, well researched and affable. I’m eager to try some of her recommendations, including that Resolutions Chart, for myself!
How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization by Cathy Crimmins: Crimmins explores the cultural gifts bestowed on us ‘breeders’ by gay men (and no, she doesn’t explore the contributions of lesbians or anyone else on the LBGTQ spectrum) in the United States. While I do not agree that gay men are the only creators and standard bearers of culture, I did value seeing the contributions to arts and leisure that a traditionally marginalized group has brought.
MWF Seeks BFF by Rachel Bertsche: I started this but could not get more than 60 pages in. When you write about needing to find friends, it’s desperate or braggadocios for you to tout you are ‘well connected’ and ‘can pack a party’. PASS.
What I Watched: Nebraska, The Breakfast Club, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol 1, Kill Bill Vol 2 [I have filled my Quentin Tarantino gap], The Last Gladiators, The Cider House Rules, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Great Outdoors, Taxi Driver