Friday, July 30, 2010

So.. I guess I should get started..

The thing I absolutely love about music is that there is always a song that fits the mood you're in, no matter what. I wish I could write songs, I'm really impressed by those who can. Well, right now I'm really in to some songs by this band named Brighten, especially their song "Where We Belong"- Which you can hear and see the lyrics of here:

I really love the guitar part in this song, it has a unique quality to it.

So I've recently finished reading a book called The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Which is a fantasy novel about a 17 year old guy who gets accepted to a college for magicians called Brakebills. This books was super interesting to me because it doesn't copy Harry Potter like I thought it would. The Magicians has it's own almost gloomy feel to it, it's about a normal boy dealing with growing up and going off to college with the added twist of the complications of being able to do magic. Another thing I love about this book is that the way magic works is so much different than it is normally portrayed in books. Performing magic takes effort and a clear mind, and sometimes it just doesn't work when you need it to. Lev Grossman also puts in little shout-outs to books like the Harry Potter Series and the Chronicles of Narnia. This book is filled with magic, adventure, love, lust, and foul language. The Magicians is like Harry Potter mixed with Narnia and is focused at a more mature audience. This book was amazing and I was hardly able to put it down.  

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A background of my favorites:

Hi, So just a little background of the shows, movies, books and music I'm into (skip to the bottom to see what I'm hoping this blog will become if you don't care about my favorites hah):

Music: I really love pretty much all genres of music but if I had to pick my favorites it would probably be alternative, rock, and pop. Some of my favorite artists include: Jack Johnson, Michael Buble, 3oh!3, LMFAO, Jason Derulo, Missy Higgins, Cute Is What We Aim For, Owl City, Imogen Heap, David Archuleta, Kina Grannis, Julia Nunes, Sara Bareilles, Rascal Flatts, Ingrid Michaelson, Paramore, Meg & Dia and tons of others.

TV Shows: House, So You Think You Can Dance, Weeds, The Office, Community, Glee, Law & Order Special Victims Unit, Parenthood, Gilmore Girls.

Movies: Harry Potter Series, Narnia Series, Adventureland, Zombieland, Sweeney Todd, Nightmare Before Christmass, The Proposal, The Covenant, Dear John, The Hangover, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man, Inception, The Holiday, 10 Things I Hate About You, (500) Days of Summer, Twilight Saga, Wall-E, Up, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Secret Life of Bees, Hairspray, Doubt, The Family Stone,  Avatar, Sherlock Holmes, The Family Man.

Books: Harry Potter series, Most books by Jodi Picoult, The Magicians by Lev Grossman, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, A dirty Job by Christopher Moore, This Lullaby and Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

Of course my blog posts aren't going to be like this every time. I hope to usually just suggest a new book, movie, song or tv show and explain what I like about it. I'd also love to hear from other people about books, songs, etc that they like. Lastly, I think it would be awesome to have this be a place for people to discuss these works, like the crazy ending of inception: did he really escape to reality or is he still stuck in limbo? Or even just a place to discuss how stoked we all are for Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows Part 1 to come out! haha. Well, thanks for reading this horrendously long post.