With the Academy Awards just around the corner, I’m gearing up for my annual Oscars party. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE movies. Camped out in a dark theater as the opening credits roll, chewing on popcorn or Junior Mints, hearing the music swell . . . there’s nothing like it.
Movies inspire me to write, too. If I could ever craft a romance as soft and tragic and beautiful as the one between Rose and Jack in Titanic, I wouldn’t stop smiling for days. And if one day one of my novels became a movie . . . THAT would be incredible!
I try to see most of the best picture nominees before the show. What’s been your favorite this year?
I’ve seen these four and I vote for The Descendents. I loved the realism of the characters, especially the teenage daughter portrayed by Shailene Woodley. All were excellent, though.
Because Midnight in Paris and Hugo took place in Paris, we decided to have a French theme for the party. I consulted with guest and Francophile Eric to plan the menu, and here’s what we’re serving:
Wine, wine, and more wine!
Baguettes with an array of French cheeses (brie, etc.) and grapes
Fruit skewers drizzled with honey wine sauce
Steamed asparagus with lemon
And the Oscar goes to . . . Chocolate Bombe. 😉 I wanted to serve these yummy fruit tarts I could buy at a French pâtisserie, but Eric told me the French don’t serve those at night. *pouts*
Hey, enough about movies. Stay tuned for Saturday Feb. 25th when several YA blogs, including A Tale of Many Reviews
, will reveal the COVER for my next novel, Streamline
On to the Omnific Publishing Author Blog Bounce. Bounce over for instructions HERE
. All are welcome.