This holiday weekend was a celebration for Atlanta-area book lovers! The 2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival, which is the largest independent, community-supported book festival in the U.S., took place mere minutes from my home. The festival brought award-winning authors and droves of adoring book fans (who were utterly undeterred by the sticky, icky 90+-degree weather). Here are some of the highlights:
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
I’m pretty sure everyone with a Netflix-streaming subscription has seen his or her fair share of documentaries. Netflix is, after all, a treasure trove of random documentaries, and, luckily, there are lists galore telling you which are worth watching (like this one and this one).
Bryan and I use our Netflix subscription almost exclusively to watch the following: House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, The League…and random documentaries. Some of the documentaries are surprisingly delightful (Jiro Dreams of Sushi springs to mind immediately, as does Bill Cunningham New York), some aren’t as good as we’d hoped they’d be (Being Elmo, for one), and some are so bad/boring we just had to stop watching them partway through (like The Parking Lot about parking-lot attendants in Charlottesville and The Restaurateur about Danny Meyer). We have watched documentaries about: Continue reading