Friday Feast: Gone Girls, Black Girls, Golden Girls and Quitting

mindy kalingThe film adaptation of Gone Girl is in theaters. Hermione Granger (aka Emma Watson) spoke to the U.N. about feminism. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay movie trailers have us jazzed for November. So…

It’s a theme week, folks.


blood-dropThe Original Gone Girl: On Daphne du Maurier and Her Rebecca by Carrie Frye. Before there was Gone Girl, there was Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.

blood-drop“Why is Rue a Little Black Girl?” – The Problem of Innocence in the Dark Fantastic by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. A fascinating examination of the backlash that occurred once a beloved character went from book to screen.

blood-dropLiterary Moments of “The Golden Girls”: A Complete List by Rita Meade provides an exhaustive list of every single literary reference that came up in the series.

blood-dropWe make paper boats; we cannot control the wind. Moving piece by A. S. King about the time when she decided to give up writing.

blood-dropThe Older I Get, the Less I Like Rules: An Interview With Author Cathy Lamb by Brandi Megan Granett. “Wouldn’t it be better to reach the age of seventy and say, ‘I tried and failed,’ instead of, ‘I tried and quit because I couldn’t take the rejections. I didn’t buck up and fight back because I am a total wimp.'”

Special programming note:

Novel Incubator alum and Dead Darlings contributors Jennie WoodE.B. Moore will be reading at Craft on Draft on October 7th at 6:30 PM with GrubStreet instructor Kate Racculia.

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