Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Monthly Media Mash - March

Didn't I just post February's Mash?! Holy smokes, this year is just zooming by.

Here's what I've been diggin' this past month...

TV

Criminal Minds - I love this show! I really enjoy crime dramas and was looking for something with a lot of seasons to watch (there's nothing worse than really liking a show, only for it to end after one season). Luckily, Criminal Minds has nine. I'm currently on season three, so there are plenty more to keep me busy for a long while yet! It centres around the B.A.U. (Behavioural Analysis Unit) at the F.B.I. and the team of quirky characters are great.
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The Walking Dead - I think pretty much everyone watches The Walking Dead, so I don't need to say much about it. I lost interest a bit and stopped watching halfway through season three, but I'm on my way to catching up now and am fully back on board the zombie train! I'm a few episodes into season four and it is getting mighty tense.


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Movies

The Fifth Element - I recently watched this for the first time, after seeing many people raving about it on Twitter. A sci-fi futuristic caper in which Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich (who is the 'fifth element') have to save the world from destruction. Hmmm. It was okay. Nothing to write home about.

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Books

Atonement, by Ian McEwan - I read Enduring Love by McEwan years ago and liked it, but haven't read anything of his since. This had been sitting on the bookshelf for ages, so I decided to have a crack at it. The blurb reads:
"On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone."


McEwan's writing is wordy and, (in my opinion) sometimes needlessly overly complex, but nonetheless I really enjoyed it.



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Internet Offerings

Emily's Hair - Three year old Emily decides to chop off her long locks and donate them to a charity for children with cancer. So sweet and heartwarming.







Tree Music - This is just incredible. Bartholomaus Traubeck took slices of trees and programmed software to translate the different age rings into music, when played like a record. Have a listen - so beautiful. More here.







Badass Older Lady - How awesome is she?! I hope I live to be her age, so I can be just as rockin'.



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Well, that's all, folks!

What have you been enjoying lately? I'd love to know!

xx



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2 comments:

  1. I just bought the divergent books because I also really enjoyed the hunger games. I also watch Criminal Minds, I like Matthew Gray Gubler! But then again I watch like a hundred other shows as well.. haha.. I'm pretty bad! But I do enjoy The Walking Dead. Can't wait for Game of Thrones, 24 & True Blood to be back!
    I also bought a book called The Cranes Dance by Meg Howrey. Perhaps you already know it if not it's about a soloist in a celebrated New York City ballet company who is struggling to keep her place in a very demanding world. At every turn she is haunted by her close relationship with her younger sister, a fellow company dancer whose career quickly surpasses her, but who has recently suffered a breakdown and returned home. I haven't read it yet, but it sounds like a nice read!

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    1. Yesss, Reid is my favourite character! I also love Garcia! I haven't jumped on the Game of Thrones bandwagon yet - I might have to though! I haven't read The Cranes Dance - I'll look out for that. I love reading, but never know what to read, so recommendations are always welcome! xoxo

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