Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Obsessions: "The Worst Witch," New THG Posters, and Jellly Donut Challah

Everything I was obsessed with this week.
Because I  know you want to know.

1. The Worst Witch.
Best. Halloween Movie. EVER.
So, me and my sister grew up with this when it was a seasonal HBO special. It's about a girl at a witches' academy who's a bit of a disaster and just can't seem to do anything right.

It may be needless to say, but as an 11-year-old, I could TOTALLY relate.

This year, I discovered that I could buy it on DVD on Amazon, and I flipped out. We've been watching it all week.

2. New Hunger Games Posters. 
The fabulous Lori Lee linked to these on Twitter and I had to take a good five minutes out of my day for deep breathing and composing myself.

Hold on. Gonna have to take another minute.


3. Jelly filled challah.
So, remember when Francesca was hungry on Monday? And you know how my Jewish mother genes get all twitchy when I hear about hungry students? And how I started freaking out and brainstorming how I could create a shippable Toaster Pastry?

Yeah. This happened. I think this is better. (Of course I taste tested it. And then, um, ate a whole loaf.)


And here's the big big superhugest news of the last three months.

The first draft of ONE is done!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am too giddy and have waaay too many posts to write about this first draft, its messiness, its beauty (at least to me!), and its relentless pull at my heartstrings. But for now, I'll just share my very favorite most beloved line(s) of the whole thing so far.

The ground beneath my feet buzzes, like it’s too solid to handle me, like I don’t even belong there. Not anymore.

Eeeek! Can't wait to share more with you! 

So - What about you? What were you obsessed with this week?


  1. YAAAAAY I'm so proud of you! I can't wait to read it! You are Superwoman <3

  2. Hunger Games movie! Yay! Can't wait to see it! Congrats on the finished first draft. That always feels good. I've been obsessed with real estate this week.


  4. Ahhh! I love those lines! Can't wait to read ONE!

  5. Wahoo!! Way to go! Finishing a first draft is so immensely satisfying. You should eat more of that amazing-looking challah (I'm drooling).
    I've been reading TO THE LIGHTHOUSE as fast as possibly for school (not easy since it's Virginia Woolf), but I've grown to actually love it. I guess my non-YA-reading-skills have finally kicked in again (they disappeared for a bit). Also, Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek II" posted on J's Concrete Pieces of Soul blog. I've listened to it over 10 times since yesterday afternoon. Oatmeal Cream Pies. And candy corn. ^_^
    Happy weekend!

  6. Congrats on finishing your first draft! That is the best feeling in the world. And I love the food pic! Makes me want to go digging in the kitchen.

  7. Congrats! Finishing the first draft of ONE is so exciting! Awesome accomplishment!

  8. Congrats. Good job.

  9. Congrats on finishing! So freaking excited for you!!

    And yum. To both the challah and the Hunger Games poster.

  10. WOOHOO! CONGRATS, LEIGH ANN! (See, I knew you could do it. :)...)

    Haha, I follow the hunger games fan tumblr and yesterday they posted the entire set and I was scrolling down my dashboard, going OMG OMG OMGGG. SO EXCITED.

    And oh man, that challah looks sooo good.

  11. Yay on finishing your first draft. I love the line you posted, it totally makes me want to read your book. And that poster...that is exactly how I pictured Peeta. Whoa. Woody Harrelson is going to make such an awesome Haymitch, too!

  12. Oh lord, I used to come home from school and watch The Worst Witch! I had no idea there was a movie coming out for it!

    I can't wait to see it!

    Also, the posters look absolutely fantastic :)

    Congrats on your first draft!

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