While I’m busy at summer school (not loving that!) I thought this would be fun to do again. Here are my loves of late –
In literature – The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure
The book itself is only ok; it’s certainly not bad but it won’t be my new favorite either. What I’m loving is the way that McClure helps me to remember my own Little House aspirations.
When I was a kid I was obsessed with all of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books. I went as Laura for several Halloweens and she formed the basis of most of my make-believe. I was particularly interested in traveling by covered wagon. The books didn’t give me much to go on, but I somehow decided that wagon travel was hot.
Embarrassing story – When I played “wagon” I would start by closing the windows and turning off the fans. It’s important to note here that I grew up on an island in the Caribbean. Next I would put on most of my Laura gear, usually two long-sleeved shirts and two long calico skirts. Finally I’d borrow every quilt from the linen closet. Then I’d curl up in the comforters in my sweat box of a room and sit sorting buttons until my mom or dad came and saved me from boiling to death.
In television – The LA Complex.
Canadian TV wins again! I’ve ended up loving it even though I only started watching because the cast includes Jewel Staite (aka Kaylee from “Firefly” and Keller from “Stargate: Atlantis”). There’s acting, back-stabbing, meaningless sex, self-harm, and porn. Sure it’s soap-y and overly dramatic, but it’s also occasionally touching and often funny.
In music – “Silent Comedy” by Bartholomew
The promos for the “Hatfields and McCoys” mini-series practically make me tear up! I’ve been walking around the apartment singing this all week.
What are you loving this week?