litlover12: (TV_ED)
The bad thing about watching so many "Gilmore Girls" reruns on UP is that I end up screaming "Oh my GOSH, shut UP!!" at the awful commercials for awful, awful, awful reality shows. At least 99 percent of reality shows are awful, but the "wholesome" reality shows are a special brand of awful. I swear I'd rather put up with ads for the Kardashians than for the Bateses and that sheriff that never stops talking at the top of his lungs.
litlover12: (PV)
This is an AWESOME couple of months for us weirdos who are opera, Broadway, and country fans. :-) Midland just released their debut album (and it is GREAT), Anna Netrebko, Patti LuPone, and Shania Twain have new albums out Friday (on my birthday, squee!), and Juan Diego Florez and Chris Young in October. It's like someone designed the season just for me!
litlover12: (GK_LC)
 Just back from a long weekend in New York City! Could have stayed FOREVER. I needed that vacation, and I enjoyed the theater so so much. The best show we saw was a 1940s-era musical called Bandstand, with swing music and a really great story about returning vets. (Go listen to the music at Spotify or Amazon Prime or wherever people listen to music these days, I can't keep up with technology.) We stagedoored afterward and everything. SO MUCH FUN. There's really nothing better or more rejuvenating than fangirling!


Jun. 20th, 2017 11:38 pm
litlover12: (GK1)
 The book is out!

I've been doing publicity for it like crazy.

I'm pooped. 

But happy.

Oh look!

May. 31st, 2017 08:07 pm
litlover12: (GK Hark)
 The same channel that has "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" has "Emma Approved" as well!
litlover12: (PA)
 Today my dad got to ride in the National Memorial Day Parade, in a helicopter like one of those he flew in Vietnam. (On the ground, not in the air.) He had the BEST time. It was like the parade he never got when he actually got back from the war, when the country was so torn (I know, some things never change) and people were harassing soldiers instead of welcoming them home. I'm so glad and grateful he got to do that.


May. 22nd, 2017 07:00 pm
litlover12: (GK1)
 I finally got to read the CT review of my book . . . and it's a rave!
litlover12: (MS)
Here's my favorite picture of Jimmy Stewart, in honor of his birthday.

litlover12: (TKS4)
 . . . Christianity Today has a nice long new review of your forthcoming book, but it's print-only and your copy didn't come in today's mail and the bookstore doesn't have it yet!


*runs hysterically in circles*
litlover12: (P&P4)
Guess what I just discovered? "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries"! I know, I know . . . :-) I was always going to watch it online, and never did. I just cannot seem to get used to watching stuff online, though I've managed with a couple of Amazon and Netflix shows. But I just randomly discovered some niche cable channel carrying the episodes, so at long last I'm diving in. I like it pretty well so far. It has its goofy moments, and Lizzie strikes me as somewhat less mature than the original character, but overall it seems like a nice update that captures some of the spirit of the original.
litlover12: (GK1)
Some of my friends and I have been passing this one around Facebook, and I thought some of you here might like to do it as well. Consider yourself tagged if you want to be!

Musical I hate: Grease.
Musical that's overrated: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
Musical that's underrated: The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Musical I love: My Fair Lady.
Musical I cherish: Singin' in the Rain.
Musical that changed my life: The Sound of Music. First movie musical I ever saw aside from Disney animated ones. I didn't know it then, but it would start a lifelong love of musicals!
First musical I was in: I haven't been in any, except church musicals and a really awful college musical (written by the theater professor's wife). One of my great regrets.
First musical I saw on Broadway: Crazy for You.
litlover12: (GK_LC2)
 I hope everyone had a nice Easter!

I've been majorly busy with preparations for my book launch on June 20. I'm trying to get an author website going, but it isn't going well, because, as ever, I am tech-challenged. I did get a Facebook author page set up -- and then I had a bad attack of nerves, because it started to make the whole thing seem so REAL. I remember Leslie Caron saying that when she saw herself onscreen in her first movie, she felt so sick she thought she was coming down with the flu. For the first time, I understand what she meant.
litlover12: (GK_DR2)
I have kept this in for so long, I've just got to say it somewhere -- and where better than my nice new Dreamwidth?

So here it is:

I don't understand people who think La La Land is a bad movie. I know: different tastes, respect for others' opinions, etc., etc., and so forth. I have been respectful as the dickens, I promise. But I simply don't understand them. And I never will.

There. That felt good!


Feb. 23rd, 2017 07:20 pm
litlover12: (POI_LJ)
I'm working on that Dreamwidth import thing, but it's going slowly because there's some sort of glitch (as always when I try to handle technology). While we're getting that worked out, would you all please let me know in the comments if you have a DW account, and what it's called, so I can make sure to friend you once I'm over there? Thanks!
litlover12: (Writing)
As we writers are prone to feeling like we've never done enough, I thought it might be good for the morale to look back over the year and see just how much I've actually published.

So we have:
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litlover12: (GK DR DO)
This one . . . this one hits hard. This one's finally got me believing maybe 2016 really is cursed.

All three leads of my favorite movie are now gone. Rest well, Debbie, Gene, and Donald.

litlover12: (GK_DR2)
I mean it. Go see it. Especially if you love Old Hollywood or jazz (you don't have to love both -- you really don't have to love either, but it'll enhance the experience if you do). It's such a good movie, and the music is to die for! The dancing, too.

I could wish Emma Stone had a somewhat stronger singing voice -- everyone else sounded very professional, including Ryan Gosling, and you couldn't help but notice that she didn't -- but I understand why they cast her. That role was absolutely perfect for her. If I didn't know it had been written for someone else, I'd swear it was written for her. Also, I could use a fanfic writer to fix one thing. (I tried to do a spoiler tag but I don't think it's working properly, so I'll just be as vague as possible.)

Other than that, though, it was just great.
litlover12: (CY)
For once in my life, I'm happy about multiple Grammy nominations! (Seriously, this NEVER happens!) Some of my favorite artists and albums and songs this year actually got nominated. Like these:
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