So this blog is basically to opine- about books, movies, shows, music and general thoughts. Some deluded and deluding friends have actually made me believe my opinions may be interesting! so here goes!
I don't really expect much readership but writing is a cathartic and in a previous life I enjoyed it. The tough part is of course is not reading, watching shows movies etc- to write this!
In music I can't get enough of La vie en rose- both the Edith Piaf version and the Louis Armstrong ones. Though what is interesting is that their other music doesn't touch me as these do- they are just so romantic!
I don't know what defines addiction but am sure I have the personality associated with it- listening to them on repeat 30 times a day - qualifies me. BTW- The links are in the name if you want to hear them!
In shows I am watching "House of cards". I don't know why a show which typifies nasty all pervasive materialism can be engrossing. Is it that it makes us feel holier than thou - "We aren't so nasty" or the vicarious thrill about what the power play will be next? Whose life will be destroyed? In any case- a compelling watch- on Netflix or Amazon Prime instant video.
In books- I am on the third volume of The Golden Compass series by Philip Pullman- the Amber Spyglass.
Now this series- is it seriously supposed to be meant for kids? Seriously?
SO DARK!! And as soon as something nice is about to happen or sometimes at the moment it happens or soon after- something so horrible happens that you wish the nice thing that lead to it wouldn't have happened.
I have been told that it is one of the books with deeper meanings linking to religion- but I was never one to get the connection- didn't get it for "The little prince" either. I read that in 10 minutes.
Does that make me not deep? Quoting Mr. Butler " Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!!"