What's hot... Summer 2012

What’s hot…
A completely random and unscientific list
according to Wendy Delsol

—Gabby Douglas’s poise and maturity at age 16. Congratulations, Gabby!

—Jeremy Renner as the next-gen Jason Bourne.

—BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter, my current audible download. Brilliant!

—Hillary Clinton’s response when asked about her favorite clothing designer. Priceless. (Although this is a 2010 event, it’s only just hit the web recently.)
MODERATOR 1: OK. Which designers do you prefer?
CLINTON: What designers of clothes?
CLINTON: Would you ever ask a man that question? (Laughter.) (Applause.)
MODERATOR 1: Probably not. Probably not. (Applause.)

—Former Eagle Scouts returning their Boy Scouts’ medals in protest of the organization’s ongoing policy of excluding gays.

—Royal Pains. I just want to move into the guest house Hank Med occupies.

—The combination of dark chocolate and sea salt. Who knew?

—THE SWEET DEAD LIFE galley (by our own Joy Preble) that I scored at BEA (getting to hang with Joy was an added bonus). Loving it. My kind of protag: smart and sassy. Look for it in May 2013.

—Jodie Foster’s essay for the Daily Beast defending Kristen Stewart, blasting fickle fans, and questioning the dark side of the media’s fixation with young celebrities.
Foster: “I’ve said it before and I will say it again: if I were a young actor today I would quit before I started. If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don’t think I could survive it emotionally. I would only hope that someone who loved me, really loved me, would put their arm around me and lead me away to safety.”

—Roger Federer’s 7th Wimbledon win and 17th Grand Slam title. Go Roger. #bestofalltime

—And, finally, the many variations of Ryan Gosling’s “Hey, Girl” meme dedicated to librarians and other bookish types. http://librarianheygirl.tumblr.com/ has an excellent collection. Sigh. Snicker.

So what did I miss? What's on your list?


  1. I second Gabby's poise and maturity.

  2. This makes me want to do my own "what's hot" list every day!I laughed so much about the "Hey Girl" pictures first time I saw them. I love my library!

  3. Thanks for the comments. Can't believe I forgot to mention our hottest summer on record. Doh.

  4. you -- for putting me in the same post as the Ryan Gosling pic. :)


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