1. Read The Fault in Our Stars
2. Watch The Spectacular Now
Incidentally, the two are linked: the female protagonist from The Spectacular Now--Shailene Woodley--will star as the narrator in the forthcoming film based on The Fault in Our Stars.
I liked both the book and film for the same reasons: they were honest, forthright stories about people. It didn't matter that the people were fictions; when the imagination births characters who feel true, stories speak to us in the most vulnerable of places. They change us. They remind us we're alive, and we're alright.
They'll even compel us mid-September--in the midst of a chaotic semester in which we haven't had time to write--to come back to a blog simply to share about this: what we were into during an August that feels so far away now.
We may even tell the people we meet about these things (which I do). The people we meet take us up on our recommendations, and the conversations start again.
Start the conversation: have you read the book or seen the movie? What did you think?
I'm linking up late with Leigh Kramer. Read all about others' August exploits here.