Catching Up Tuesday

Is it Tuesday already???  Wow.  I have been working on two projects lately, plus planning a new one, plus trying to have some summer fun, so the week has really crept up on me.  So…what else have I been thinking about lately?

1) Winners!  The winner from my post last week launching One Naughty Night is…Lisa Wolff!  Email me at amccabe7551 AT with your mailing info and I will get a signed copy mailed out to you ASAP

2) Blogs and reviews.  Both good (yay!) and not-so-good (sad!).  It seems like the first week or so when a book is out brings several of them to my inbox every day.  Yesterday I was at the Grand Central Forever blog talking about how being a theater geek led me to the St. Claire family…

3) Watching “Call Me Maybe” takeoffs on YouTube

4) Which led me to “irrational celebrity hate lists” (not sure how).  We all have at least one, right?  Mine happens to be Kristin Stewart.  Ugh.  She just seems to stomp around looking profoundly angry that designers have thrown free clothes at her…

5) Maybe that means we also have irrational hate lists for character types?  The dotty old dowager?  The ditzy best friend?  Hmm.

6) Reading, of course.  I just finished Amor Towles’s amazing Rules of Civility, and now I can’t decide what to read next.  Any suggestions??

Who is on your irrational celebrity hate list??


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Writer (as Amanda McCabe, Laurel McKee, Amanda Carmack), history geek, yoga enthusiast, pet owner!
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Lisa Wolff
10 years ago

Thanks so much!! That is so funny that you mentioned Kristen Stewart. I saw Snow White and the Huntsman over the weekend (and not because of her) and I was talking with my friend about how it seemed for this promo tour Kristen finally seemed a bit more at ease and less stiff than before. Maybe she is coming out of her shell a bit finally…

Louisa Cornell
10 years ago

Great post! I have to admit to being underwhelmed by Ms. Stewart as well. And I am completely and utterly weary of anyone Khardasian, Lyndsay Lohan and any and all members of the Palin family.

Diane Gaston
10 years ago

I’ve not really seen Kristin Stewart, except in trailers or on the red carpet.

Hugs on the not-so-good reviews. They must not have “gotten” it.

I’ve been watching YouTube videos of Britain’s Got Talent and France Got Talent. Omigosh this 13 year old is incredible

One of my contemporary character hates are women of 50 to 60 years old who are portrayed as “little old ladies” with gray hair worn in buns. What woman of today looks like that?

Elena Greene
10 years ago

I haven’t watched any movies with Kristen Stewart but I recently caught just a few seconds of her being interviewed. I could definitely be wrong–it was just a few seconds–but I got the feeling she is uncomfortable in the limelight. One would think actors all have to be extroverts but maybe not.

Celebrities who *do* something (like acting) are interesting to me from the aspect of their creative process. But people like the Khardashians–snooze.

Elena Greene
10 years ago

And hugs on the bad reviews. Diane’s right, some people just don’t get it.

I used to think I could learn something from reviews (and it still might be possible, once in a while). But so often one reader will hate a book for *exactly* the same reason another loves it. What can you do but write what feels true to you?

Have fun with the new projects!

10 years ago

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Kristen Stewart film, but I’ve read about her stiffness in public appearances. Some actors are definitely not extroverts: Michelle Pfeiffer once said she’d much rather be playing with the hosts’ dog in the backyard when she goes to Hollywood parties than mingling with a bunch of people.

Amanda McCabe/Laurel McKee

LOL–last week I heard a kid tell his mom that a woman looked “like a grandma in a movie”–it’s so true that most women don’t look like steretypical “grandmas” any longer 🙂

I think there were like 6 good reviews and 1 bad, but of course i remember the bad one best. Sigh.

10 years ago

As my college’s unofficial motto put it: illegitimum non carborundum (which I understand to be bad Latin for don’t let the bastards get you down).

I’ve not yet read the Amor Towles book but I think it has one of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen, one that would be perfect for a romance novel.

10 years ago

Congratulations, Lisa. Enjoy.

Celebrity hate list – Jim Carrey. He is obnoxious and too full of himself.