Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Around the blogosphere...

Just some things to point out to you:

--What do you with your fat clothes when you're losing weight? Mel of The Amazing Shrinking Mom has some thoughts.

--Good news for fans of author BJ Hoff: Harvest House is re-releasing two of her novels that have been out of print, Cloth of Heaven and Ashes and Lace. I really like both books. No one writes about Irish Americans better than BJ!

--Stop the presses! Siegfried and Roy have outed themselves. (Hat tip to Good Brownie.)

--I just finished Allison Botke's new novel, One Little Secret, and thoroughly enjoyed it...what a fun read! I look forward to interviewing Allison later this week, and being part of her blog tour.

--Movies that contain nasty grossness leave me cold--I have a hard time getting past the nastiness to enjoy the humor. So I just avoid that kind of movie. I have this firm belief that humor doesn't have to be dirty to be hilarious.

But apparently I'm in the minority--Judd Apatow is making a killing off of movies like "Superbad" and "Knocked Up." My friend Joel Griffith of The Seventh Sola has some succinct comments on this issue. He quotes Apatow:

I'm just trying to make movies about how people really are . . . Most of my life is R-rated. I'm just glad it's working for people so I can keep making filthy little films.

More from Joel here.

--The Top 15 Great Science Fiction Books (not being a big sci-fi fan, I will admit that I haven't read any of them! Have you?) Hat tip to Evangelical Outpost.


Barbara H. said...

I'm with you on the nastiness in films. It ruins them. I wish filmmakers would learn they can be funny without being filthy.

I've read 1984 -- for a high school class -- but I am not a big fan of science fiction books. I've watched Star Trek and Star Wars and the like with my guys because they like it, and I can get into those, too. But I don't care for the books.

Talk..to..Grams said...

Cindy I left you another note on the awards post! Blessings, Grams

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