We‘ve had a crazy week here. Whiskers has a bad cold, my grandma turned 90, and today we‘re having a really important election. Whatever happens, I know we‘ll be okay, but I‘ve been stressing a lot about it. I‘m going to go volunteer at the library after I vote, and keep my fingers and toes crossed.
If you are in the United States, and you haven‘t already, please make a plan to vote on (or before) Tuesday! And talk someone else into it, too. I‘m not going to ask you to vote a certain way, or my way. I‘m just asking that you do it. Take the time - people give up their lives so you can.
Another day, anther Perrotta novel, another cast of humorously flawed characters making terrible decisions. Tracy Flick's affair with one of her teachers leads to the termination of his career and marriage. Then she goes on to run for class president and "Mr. M" can't just sit by and watch... leading to disasterous results.
I wanted to give a close up of the books @ValerieAndBooks chose for #halloweengoespostal because you couldn't see them in my other photo. I am so excited for all these choices. Seeing what people pick for me is my favorite part. I am most excited for Hands of My Father, I hadn't heard of it before and it sounds amazing. And I loved hearing Valerie's reasons for sending it to me! ❤️❤️📚📚
I was having a hard time getting started on something new after my last read, so I picked this up for something quick and easy. I love the movie...but as always, I wish I'd read the book first. Tracy Flick will never NOT be a young Reese Witherspoon to me! I didn't find the book to be as funny as the movie, but it was still a pleasant read. It's really an original plot for a novel...
Great to see all the new faces in the litsiverse #welcomelitten #1 I'm in Dublin, Ireland 🇮🇪 #2 probably the only ever useful Facebook ad (bookriot) #3 Election by Tom Perotta - a great book & a great film #4 no, but I'm worried this is going to start a whole new #blameitonlitsy trend 🐢
4.5⭐️ I haven't been on Litsy today because I've been deep cleaning my house so I can party next weekend. 🎉🎉
BUT I did take a couple of breaks to finish this fun book. If you enjoyed the 1999 movie with Reese Witherspoon, the book at the movie are pretty similar except for the ending. (I won't spoil it!) It is such a fun, well written palate cleanser. I love Perrotta's books, and this is no exception! 👇🏻
Okay y'all, I'm kind of sick of my two slow burns - Since We Fell and Universal Harvester. I don't want to spend my Saturday night in a slog through. So I'm going to try to read this fun book all in one sitting tonight. Wish me luck! 🤞🏻
My haul from the Book Outlet sale🎉🎉📚 but fear not, I have another shipment coming tomorrow from after the sale! 🤦🏻♀️
The 5 that are turned around are for my #summersantagoespostal, but Election, The Hopefuls, and How I Became a North Korean are all mine!!
Election is one of my favorite 90s movies, so I'm curious to see how the book stacks up!
My nerves are shot, you guys. For the first time in a really long time, I'm too upset to read.
I saw this quote in the Pantsuit Nation Facebook group today. It is the only thing that has given me hope on this dark day. Today we mourn. Tomorrow we act. I'm ready to stand alongside everyone who Trump and his people seek to bury. Let's grow stronger than ever. I love you guys.
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Watching the Presidential election. It is so nerve wracking and so close! 😬
American Litsy pals - I have guest bedrooms up here 🇨🇦 if you need! This is sooooo stressful to watch from this distance. I can't imagine how you folks feel! Sending 💓💓
I voted on Friday (thanks early voting in MA!) and now I'm sitting here glued to CNN (confession: I have a huge crush on Jake Tapper) medicating myself with chocolate and hoping America votes for intelligence and human decency today. I will always feel the Bern, but now #imwithher and have no shame or reservations about it 🙎🏼
#LitTweetTuesday In honor of #election2016🇺🇸 I suggest Election by Tom Perrotta. I saw the movie first and loved it, but the book turned out to be even better (as is usually the case). The character of #TracyFlick was so much more sympathetic which made her even more enjoyable #bookstagram #booklife #youarewhatyouread
When you're just ready for Election Day to be over but you're worried AF about the results and their impact on the literal state of the world. #BooksCantEvenAssuageThisAnxiety
For those of you who could use a laugh after the debate. A Dutch parody has appeared of Trump and Clinton singing Time of my Life. Check it out on YouTube. It gave me a good laugh.
If I vote early will this election be over?
all movie tie-ins! Tom Perrotta is one of my favorite authors and I think Election is his best (or maybe Wishbones or maybe Little Children-there's a reason so many of his books have been made into movies :) his Tracy Flick is an icon. Towelhead is an amazing novel about an Arab teenager forced to survive in Texas :) it goes to very dark places but is funny and poignant.