Friday, 24 February 2012

So, I'm Reading About This Guy...

Each year I set myself a goal to read 40 books in a year.

This year, I think seven of them will be the Harry Potter series, as my son is keen for me to read them all to him - we're now on The Goblet of Fire (book 4). I'm still counting them, as I am reading them - albeit out loud to my son.

I am also currently reading Rob Lowe's autobiography, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, and although I used to love him when I was a teen, I really was more a Tom Cruise fan. (I had a lovely Cocktail picture on my bedroom door!) I think Tom's films appealed to me, and I think Rob's career sort of slowed in comparison to Tom's - if you look on IMDB, the hits Tom Cruise was making one after the other after The Outsiders.

Anyway... I really need to brighten up my blog, so I googled some Rob Lowe for us.

The reason for reading the book (you maybe asking) is research.

Last year some time, Rob Lowe was sat on the sofa with Bradley Cooper on one of Graham Norton's Friday night shows, and he was promoting his book. He made a comment that Bradley was probably going through what he did back in the 80s early 90s. Light bulb moment told me I needed to read this book, as my second novel is about a A-Lister (who looks a little like Bradley, funnily enough) coming into fame and not being able to find love.

This book is giving me loads of inspiration - especially some  background on the workings of Hollywood, and auditions. I won't do too much of a review, because that will come when I finish reading it. But so far, it hasn't bored me in the slightest. He is telling one amazing story. He's extremely honest and funny, too.