children's writer

On A Bookish Date: Someday, Someday, Maybe

Feb 11, 2013
If I closed my eyes and imagined I was on a date with any book, that book would be Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham. I read the synopsis, realized it took place in New York, the main character is an aspiring actress, and I knew I had to have it.


It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing “important” work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club. Her roommates―her best friend Jane, and Dan, an aspiring sci-fi writer―are supportive, yet Franny knows a two-person fan club doesn’t exactly count as success. Everyone tells her she needs a backup plan, and though she can almost picture moving back home and settling down with her perfectly nice ex-boyfriend, she’s not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Not just yet. But while she dreams of filling their shoes, in the meantime, she’d happily settle for a speaking part in almost anything—and finding a hair product combination that works.
 
Everything is riding on the upcoming showcase for her acting class, where she’ll finally have a chance to perform for people who could actually hire her. And she can’t let herself be distracted by James Franklin, a notorious flirt and the most successful actor in her class, even though he’s suddenly started paying attention. Meanwhile, her bank account is rapidly dwindling, her father wants her to come home, and her agent doesn’t return her calls. But for some reason, she keeps believing that she just might get what she came for.



For our date I'd keep things pretty simple.

Cupid's Day
4 comments on "On A Bookish Date: Someday, Someday, Maybe "
  1. Love that you put together a date outfit for this! The book sounds absolutely up my alley. I go through phases where I devour anything with twenty-somethings (though Franny sounds like she could be in her late teens--not sure) in New York and London. This is going on my TBR list NOW :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't read many books with twenty-somethings, but this one does sound really good. Thanks for the comment, Jess. I love discovering new books with you guys.

      Delete
  2. This book sounds like something I'd LOVE! I'm adding it to my TBR list. I love that outfit you put together. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you like the outfit, and you definitely should add Someday, Someday, Maybe to your TBR list. It seems like it's going to be an amazing read.

      Delete