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.  


  1. That sound reminds me of my favorite "feel good" song. No matter what mood I'm in, Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves makes me happy.

  2. Great choice! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm looking forward to your posts. Wishing you happiness and happy blogging!

  3. Keep writing and have it all here!!
    Thanks for following my blog! Look forward to the same :)


  4. Thank you guys for following my blog!! and Colleen I love that song too!

  5. Ooo, I get what you mean about the Guitar sound being quite unique.
    I might just have to check that book out as well :)