Saturday, October 25, 2014

my lovely Nora

Today's #blogtober14 prompt is causing this girl some anxiety. It's hard to ask a lover of books for her favorite book. Honestly? I don't know if I have one.

I have books that I love so much I could re-read over and over again and never get sick of them, absolutely. But a favorite? I think I find comfort in believing that maybe I haven't read my favorite yet.

There are so many books in the world that I have a hard time claiming one as a favorite. So instead of choosing a single favorite I'm going to mention a writer I've been reading a lot lately who is, not only one of my favorite writers but, one of my favorite people and has written some of my favorite books to date.

Nora Ephron 
 I think she's absolutely one of the smartest women who has lived. Perhaps a grand statement but one I will fully support, always. Her books are such easy reads but not the easy reads that make you feel guilty for reading them in the first place. They're relatable, and smart, and hilarious. She's so funny and witty. I haven't spoken to one person who hasn't loved her work.

So far I've only read two of her books. One novel, Heartburn, and a book of essays called I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman. Her essays are brilliant. I have this book on my birthday wishlist this year.

One of my favorite quotes from Heartburn ^^

She was such a beaming light and talent it is such a shame she was taken from us so soon. For those of you who don't know, Nora Ephron didn't only write novels and essays. She also wrote plays and many screenplays. We have her to thank for When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and You've Got Mail along with many others. I weep at the end of You've Got Mail (Tom Hanks coming at you with a Golden Retriever in a beautiful, magical garden in NYC with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" playing... come're not human if that doesn't get you) and if you don't like When Harry Met Sally I don't want to know you.

She's quite literally everything I hope to be as a writer and a woman. Clearly, I highly recommend her ;)


Link up with TaylorHelene, & the rest of us for #blogtober14! I'm off to walk my ass up and down every aisle at Target and enjoy every minute of it. Happy Saturday, lovelies!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read any of her work but I think I will check her books out! I can't believe she wrote Sleepless in Seattle and You've got Mail! I love these films :)