2013 Blog
  • Movie #2 21 Jump StreetReally funny! One of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have good chemistry and Tatum has surprisingly good comedic timing. He is also very, stupidly good looking. I lost it when he went ape shit during band practice.
    Posted Mar 1, 2013, 9:09 PM by Paula Miranda
  • Book #3 One DayDavid NichollsI saw the movie last year and found myself wanting to watch it again. The movie isn't available on Netflix so I did the next best thing and downloaded the book on Kindle and read it in 6 almost-non-stop hours. Just ate it up. And, watching the movie now, it seems to go by so quickly, each year passing by every two minutes what took maybe 20 minutes to develop in the book.I love Emma so much. I find so much affinity with her- not just with her affections towards Dexter, but with her struggles in self-confidence, her career, relationships, and life. I like how honest she is, and the way ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2013, 10:59 AM by Paula Miranda
  • Book #2 Getting Over Garrett DelaneyAbby McDonaldA couple of days before Valentine's Day, I got my monthly American Heart Association newsletter. The subject read "Paula, broken hearts, angina in women.." The article was about how being heartbroken causes certain hormones to trigger increased heart rates and enlarged(!) hearts in people, making them susceptible to chest pains, angina, and other heart-attack-like symptoms. The opening lines were from this book:You can die of a broken heart- it's scientific fact- and my heart has been breaking since that very first day we met. I can feel it now, aching deep behind my rib cage the way it does every time we're together, beating a desperate rhythm: Love ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2013, 3:54 PM by Paula Miranda
  • Movie #1 Transformersdirected by Michael BayI half-heartedly started watching this movie on Univision the other night during the rosca feast with my friends, and the only reason I was paying attention was because I was trying to translate it from Spanish. Then they started transforming and I got wide-eyed and was seven years old all over again. I wanted to squeal every time it happened, but there were other adults present and, well, I'm 30. I never watched the movies because I'm really small-minded when it comes to movie versions of cartoons from my childhood, but I really enjoyed this one, mostly for the "wow" effect. Didn't care too much for the storyline- really ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2013, 2:54 PM by Paula Miranda
  • Book #1 The Art of Lovingby Erich FrommThis book was quoted several times in All About Love by Bell Hooks, which is how I came to know about it. Both have served as valuable reference guides that have been helping me to understand what love is- what it entails, what its principles and conditions are- as I try to practice it in a better, more meaningful way in my life. Admittedly, I've never quite grown from the juvenile need for love and feel as if I've needed it more than I've given it. Going through a personal heartbreak, I've tasked myself with trying to use the experience to grow and transform.A lot of my own ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2013, 4:53 PM by Paula Miranda
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2013 Book List
Book titleLink to PostAuthorStatusFinishedStart dateEnd date
One Day Book #3 David Nicholls 4-Read  February 16, 2013 February 17, 2013 
Getting Over Garrett Delaney Book #2 Abby McDonald 4-Read  February 13, 2013 February 14, 2013 
The Art of Loving Book #1 Erich Fromm 4-Read  December 20, 2012 January 7, 2013 
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts  Maxine Hong Kingston 3-Reading  January 13, 2013  
Women Who Run with the Wolves  Clarissa Pinkola Estés 3-Reading  July 16, 2012  
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2013 Movie List
Movie TitleStatusDate Watched
Movie #1: Transformers Watched January 6, 2013 
Movie #2: 21 Jump Street Watched March 1, 2013 
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