Welcome to the latest Things I’m Obsessed With!
I feel like I have so many amazing books coming up to read. Do you ever feel like that? It’s like every book I have in the stack is just amazing and I cannot wait. (Upcoming books include the new Jandy Nelson, the new Meg Wolitzer, Famous Last Words, Girl Defective, Tell Me, Anatomy of a Misfit and Falling Into Place.)
We’re slowly heading into two of my favorite movie seasons: Oscar season and horror movie season! The two converge on October 3, when two movies that I am very excited to see both come out. One is, of course, Gone Girl. I’m very excited for it in and in a world where The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo gets some nominations, I’m willing to bet Gone Girl could get nods for Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Adapted Screenplay.
And the other? Annabelle. It’s the prequel of sorts to The Conjuring which had a subplot featuring the world’s creepiest doll. This movie is all about Annabelle and could be awesome (it’s produced by James Wan—who is doing great things with horror movies—and has Alfre Woodard in the cast) and could be horrible (it’s about a doll; it’s very, very hard to do a movie that centers around a doll and have it be scary. Doll as partial scare—see Poltergeist and The Conjuring—can be done very well; doll as entire scare is generally not good at all). But I am going to see it anyway, hopefully with my friend Janie.
So what are you obsessed with this week?