Thursday, June 9, 2011

Idea for a show ...

My dad used to have a go-to boring TV suggestion when I was little: The History of Asphalt. At the time, my sister and I laughed at him because, obviously, a documentary like that would be ridiculous!

Watching paint dry, anyone?
Of course, making a movie or TV show has everything to do with talent and having a phenomenal idea that'll rivet the audience to their seats. Right? I mean, that's clearly why I don't have my own TV show. No one would spend good money and waste everyone's time with crap like Hogs Gone Wild or not one, but two programs about pawn shops.

I feel like Alan Partridge is pitching all our TV shows.

What about all these books I'm reading?

Since I've been at home for the last two weeks or so, I've been reading a lot -- to make my writing better and to ease the boredom.

A few quick reviews:

 I, Spy by Kate Johnson

This was quite an enjoyable book. Granted, some parts challenged my suspension of disbelief, but not enough to keep me from reading. The characters were likable and relatable -- and Sophie, the main character's boycraziness was fun. Let's face it: I'm a girl. I like the cartoon-y pink covers. I had fun with this book. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
And best of all, the Kindle version is FREE on Amazon for a little while (the month of June, I think).

This is a Book by Demetri Martin

I love Demetri Martin. His standup is funny, as was his short-lived TV show, Important Things with Demetri Martin, so I was excited about this book. About half was what I was expecting -- unexpected wordings, and very silly, yet somehow obvious things you've never thought of before. The other half consisted of longish stories that were kind of boring and skippable.

Check out this video of Demetri performing.

 Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

There was nothing I didn't like about this book. Bridget Jones is a wonderfully "real" character with all the excitement and worry of your average woman. I never stopped rooting for her, and had a hard time putting the book down.

Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi

This book definitely gets an R rating (sex and violence both). Interesting story about a woman who's tired of having to be everyone's ideal (and tired of being set up on dates by her parents). After running into an old friend from school, she develops a new ... uh... hobby? Killing.
Funny in parts, uncomfortable in parts ... enjoyable if not taken too seriously.


  1. Hello Kitty Must Die Marries Dexter - would they eat their own young? If nothing else titles suck me in. Pawn Stars. HI-larious.

  2. The title was what got me too :)