My Week in Review: February 12

“Does ROTC mean his family couldn’t afford tuition?” Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible

Eligible-Curtis-Sittenfeld-April-19.jpgRead: I’m not a Jane Austen fan, but I have read Prep twice and thought I may enjoy Curtis Sittenfeld’s retelling of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The book is set in Cincinnati (my hometown) and, despite Sittenfeld’s talent as a writer, fails. It reads like a dull NYT‘s “Modern Love” column with Cincinnati names and places cut-and-pasted on top.

“Often exploitative and sleazy, like the worst of future reality shows, the Simpson trial became appointment TV for an audience that found itself transfixed by every stomach-churning twist…leaving a media desperate to provide enough content to feed the beast.” Libby Hill, Los Angeles Times (2016)

Image resultWatched: The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a gripping and well written retelling of the trial of Orenthal James “O. J.” Simpson for the double murders of  Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman.

“Ryan O’Neal wholeheartedly captures the intimacy of the world we live in.” Internet Review

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Listened: Based in Wheaton, IL, Sleeping at Last can be heard frequently on popular TV Shows and Films such as Grey’s AnatomySo You Think You Can DanceCriminal MindsBonesThe Vampire Diaries, and many more. Covers, Vol. 2 (2017) treats us to O’Neal’s moving retelling of some of the biggest hits of the past few years.

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