Saturday, January 12, 2013

Watch, Read, Listen!

I love reading about what other people have been up to, so here's what has been in my radar lately:

1.) Watch: Les Miserables and The Hobbit!

   Fox and I went to Les Mis on our anniversary, and it was exhausting to watch. I don't think I was prepared for the fact that it was about 99% singing.  The parts with Anne Hathaway are amazing, but the other 2 hours were pretty difficult for me.

Mainly because of him:

 He (above) played Marius.  He sounded like a muppet--pretty much ruined the movie for me.

Surprising, I enjoyed Russell Crowe's singing the most!
 Although he's been getting conflicting reviews, I think he totally rocked it. Also, his death scene is very bizarre.  Makes me wonder how they do it on Broadway? 
Anyways, Les Mis was fun to watch with my hubby, because we were looking at each other going, "What?!" for a lot of the movie.  Good times. I should add that the songs are awesome.

 Since I made Fox see Les Mis, I went and saw the Hobbit with him (thanks, Cinnamon Toast Crunch free movie codes!!).

    I liked The Hobbit!  I had just finished reading the book, and so I think they did a pretty good job with Bilbo.  They of course put a ton of stuff in the movie to make it longer--and unfortunately way more gruesome--but I enjoyed watching the dwarves.

2.) Read: The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball

  This book has been on my to-read list for over 2 years--and the library here ordered it for me--so yay!  It was worth the wait.  It is a very good account of a journalist who falls in love with a farmer and starts a farm with him.  I love reading about cooking and farming and personal growth!

3.) Listen: Drew Tabor

I have had Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" stuck in my head all week--but I don't really like her voice or the video for that song--so I'm glad I found this one.  I love this girl's voice, and she puts a unique spin on stuff.

Okay--who am I kidding--this is what I've really been listening to all week. It's just so dang catchy. Sshhh...


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