Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproulA movie like that would have been visionary in 2010, but in 2022 it’s so embarrassing. Not to mention a total waste of Meryl Streep, yeesh.
#mswl: books with the same general aim as this movie that lead with love, empathy, and curiosity. It is not news anymore that you can embrace all of those things and still be funny. You just have to be talented to pull it off. 😬
I have a weird biography #mswl for any European historians with who can write cinematically and with the 100-proof WTF energy of, say, “Amadeus.” If you think you might be that person, DM me! Especially if you like a good 19th century German.
Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproulHere's a book I want to read: @daniel_m_lavery doing the WIDE SARGASSO SEA thing, but 1. for Narnia 2. lolsob funny and 3. narrator is Susan Pevensie. "IHTM: I paid too much attention to lipstick and then got fired by Aslan and then my whole family died in a train crash"
Helen Rosner @helsThat Elle Story reminds me of a column I read ages ago that I think about a lot: the writer posited that the reason humans develop intense, irrational, obsessive crushes isn’t to get us into relationships — it’s to get us *out of* relationships
BIG #MSWL for me: a book by a psychologist or journalist with a platform on how and what limerence activates for women.
So many of us spend decades (or entire lifetimes) only able to perceive our own ambitions, hunger, and desires in the form of our crushes on other people.
Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproulRand and Robyn Miller will have a place in my iTunes as deep and eternal as Sirrus and Achenar's entrapment in Spire. That's right. You heard me. PS Sirrus continues to be my fashion inspo, what, 25 years later
FINAL NOTE: hardcore #mswl for any books that rigorously explore, relate to, or capture the spirit of Myst *or* the classic LucasArts games. If you know what this picture is of, you will a. realize where my whole personality comes from and b. be required to be my friend
Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproulPS: the key here was two generations of Tyler men marrying women half their age late in life. John T. had Lyon Sr. at 63; Lyon Sr. had Harrison at 74. Makes you think: will Barron's last remaining son still be giving tours at the Trump Tower hellscape ruins in 2176?
I can't decide if that's #MSWL for me or just too horrifying.
Forget Joanne and her cluster B/phobic personality hole or whatever is going on there. THIS lit agent has a #mswl for either nonfiction or meta-fiction about the REAL king of confusing meta identity-based performance art for popular audiences:
relationships.txt @redditshipsMy boyfriend's ex wrote a letter to me. I feel really strange and jealous even though it was a nice letter pic.twitter.com/2RyIluKER4
This r/relationships is #mswl for me. It clearly ends in murder, but murder of whom? WHOM?
Samuel Ashworth @SamuelAshworth@annasproul My kingdom for a CoRoo-penned series of novels in which a fractious group of WAGs solve mysteries
This might be a good time to note that I do rep fiction when I want to. #mswl
Who, by the way, is going to write me the big, obvious nonfiction book on money and shame? Something Brene Brown-y or Jenny Odell-y or somewhere in between. Not a financial advice book as much as a look at what people's emotional realities are. #mswl
Listening to Steve Reich (thanks @TommyVierbuchen--this is amazing) is reminding me of my kookiest current #mswl: a TRICK MIRROR-like--fun! But brilliant! But crucially fun!--cultural crit book in appreciation of circularity and stasis in contemporary music/art/literature.
Caitlin Doughty @TheGoodDeathDid you know there are pilots who specialize in scattering ashes over mountains and oceans?
YOU DO NOW. thrillist.com/travel/nation/…
This would be the premise of a great novel. #mswl
My parameters on this #mswl, in case you're scanning the hashtag: it definitely would need to be nonfiction, and I am looking for an ending that's amazing on Earth as opposed to in the afterlife
Do you know what I would really love to read/rep? A Shawshank-like nonfiction story in which things seem like they're going to turn out horribly and then--twist!--everything turns out not just okay, but jump up and down amazing. #MSWL
This is maybe more one of my trademark weird fixations than a #mswl, but I am *obsessed* not just with Ursula LeGuin but with her entire family of origin, the Kroebers. They were all fascinating and funny and wildly ahead of their time and someone write me this book?!