Best of 2014 and Looking Forward to 2015...
Best new book read: Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See.
Best new place: Pittsburgh, one night visit included the Carnegie Science Center and the Duquesne Incline. Looking forward to second Pittsburgh trip in 2015.
Best New Thing About My Writing: Having BEFORE MY EYES published in February by St. Martin’s Press… and returning to writing scripts for television and film. Looking forward to diving into flash fiction, a new novel and scriptwriting in 2015!
Best favorite new bookstore: Politics and Prose in D.C. (best 1-day class taken there with Leslie Pietrzyk)
Most unexpectedly best political movie of 2015 streamed on Google Play: The Interview; going beyond the sophomoric bits of sex and drugs and comic book action, this movie had a lot to say about the inherent evils of dictatorial regimes (mass starvation, concentration camps) and how the media in their countries and around the world props up the lies of these regimes.
Best new version of classic musical, which my nine- year old daughter also loved: Annie.
Best book on writing read: Still Writing by Dani Shapiro.
Best movies about the inescapable human condition: Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game, and Boyhood.
Best New Exercise: Rookie Yoga.
Best TV Show: House of Cards, best new TV series: Madame Secretary, and for summer watching with above nine-year old: The Strain. Looking ahead: TV series I can’t wait for new season for in January (and no spoilers please from the Brits in the crowd!!) Downton Abbey.
Most unusual thing I did in 2014, and one of the best: Late-night party at burlesque bar in DC to celebrate friend’s birthday!
Best, best new thing… that all my family is healthy! Looking ahead in 2015 to a new year of inspiration, writing, books, movies, and friends and family.--Caroline