Sunday Summary: 9.23.18Happy Sunday!

I’m re-watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, after it won big at the Emmys. And, oh, I’m loving the names. There’s Miriam, called Midge, of course. And Susie, not Susan. I mean, the show is from Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls, with all of those amazing character names. So it’s no surprise to hear even minor characters referred to as Petra, Zelda, Cosma, Darius, Palmer Witherspoon. A while back, someone said to me that she could never really get into a book if they got the names wrong. I agree. But I also find that I can get absolutely sucked into a book or a show if they nail the names. It’s part of world-building, whether it’s fantasy or just the writer’s spin on reality.

There are dozens of reasons to root for Midge Maisel and the Amazon Prime series. But if you’re here, reading? There’s a good chance that you’ll love the names.

Are you watching any great series? Or reading anything with amazing names? Tell me, please! I’m always looking to fill up my Netflix queue …

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That’s all for this week! As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week!

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