Just stuff I've been loving these days.

๐ŸŽœMusic๐ŸŽ


Into the Woods - Your Fault

THIS SONG.

All right so warning: it is super addictive. Not that you'll start to sing it, because 1. you need three (no, four) fellow singers and 2. it's super fast and you'll need mega-memory to know all the lyrics by heart, especially if you're planning to sing all the parts in the shower, which you'll feel like doing - but it's addictive to listen to. The Youtube clip is addictive. So if you waste time listening to this song don't blame me because, wait a minute, it was you who decided to listen to it in the first place, so it's your fault!

(You'll get that if you listen to the song.) Basically it's hilarious and funny and insanely cleverly written and sung. Also, Gavroche as Jack is adorable and I love his accent, and James Corden makes an adorable baker. Now I want to see this movie; it looks weird and good and clever all in one.


La La Land Soundtrack

Everyone knows I want to watch this musical so badly around here (yes, I was in the Belgian press the other day) and duh, obviously, I've listened to the soundtrack on repeat. It's gorgeous and twinkly and sunsetty and just WHY DON'T YOU LISTEN TO THE THING. :-P


๐Ÿ•ฎ Books ๐Ÿ•ฎ


Wonderland Creek - Lynn Austin

What? Yes. Why yes, I'm rereading it. DO NOT GIVE ME THAT LOOK.

This time it's even more fun because I'm reading it with some lovely blogging friends and it's really cool to update each other with our thoughts (most of the time all I say is how much I relate to Alice and how much I want to be Lilly when I grow up). There's something so magical about this book; it's like a fairytale - quite unrealistic but it feels like it's 100% happening to you right now. It's filled with people that love books, mysterious houses and a creek called Wonderland which is surrounded by old family quarrles, a 'dead' man (don't be fooled), mines, school kids, a horse named Belle and a puma. I love this book to bits.


Crazy Love - Francis Chan

I know I've said it all ready, and I know you think I think you should read it. But I have to mention it again (I'll be brief; gosh, have some patience with me!) - this book really inspired me. You can just feel how much love is poured into the message; and how important the message is. It's all about God and what it means to love Him; and what it means to be loved By Him. Yes, it's a challenging book - but you should be able to handle challenging. This book blew me away.

(Like, really, by the time I was finished I was sitting on a cloud next to Mary Poppins. Jay Kay. (Jay Kay is a cool way of saying 'JK' which is a cool way of saying 'just kidding' which is a cool way of saying 't'was a JOKE!') (By the way.))

๐Ÿ–ณ Online ๐Ÿ–ณ

One (if not the) of my favourite blog posts published this month is Olivia's 15 Reasons not to watch BBC. Obviously it's sarcasm, but then it's not because BBC is cruel and ughhh. :-P (I basically wish I'd thought up this post idea but dear Olivia got there before I did, as clever people tend to.)

I need to give a quick shout-out to mah girl Emma. I love her blog posts; her writing makes me feel like I'm a special heroine in a quirky novel; and I love that the stories in her posts are relatable and that they're bits of life. (Check out her blog if you haven't yet.)

I really enjoyed Rachel's Ask Me Anything Answers, too. And Abby's post about stuff to add in envelopes when sending someone a letter. :-)

Also, pictures of the Golden Globes Award show have been drifting around and about recently, so of course I had to have a look at the dresses. Some of them were so . awful . but then there were some gorgeous pieces, like my favourite one; Lily Collins' pink embroidered princess dress:


I know. It's pretty impressive. :-)

Now tell me what stuff YOU've been loving these days. (Just kidding. You don't have to. But you may if you desperately wish to do so.) Let's say you may tell me if you 1. are into eating lemons 2. have read The Fault in Our Stars this year 3. had 'learn how to french braid' as one of your new years' resolutions or 4. got 'Your Fault' from Into the Woods memorised. If you can check off one of these four, you may tell me all about your life in the comment section. Permission and all that.

(Conclusion: I'm weird.)

Comments

  1. THAT DRESS. WOW.
    Okay, I really liked this post. :) You definetly should see Into the Woods. I've seen it as a play and I have seen the movie twice.
    1. I love eating lemons! 2. Nope. I've never read it. 3. No, I can do a French braid but it's terrible. My sister is really good at it. Even on herself! 4. Not quite. I'm getting closer though. Okay I was able to answer 1:
    I am reading The Fellowship of the Ring. I am really intrested in snow. I have been skiing a lot. One of my New Years reselousions is to strech every day. I am watching Downton Abbey for the first time. I am on season five.
    (I'm weird too)
    Fun post!!!

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    1. I'm on Downton Abbey Season five too!!! How funny. (Although it's my second time around.)
      I've never gone skiing, but it looks fun. :-)
      Thanks for commenting!

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    2. How cool! Maybe we can talk about it some time!
      It really is!
      Yeah! I have to comment when no one else has because it makes me sad to see: "0 people have made me happy by commenting."

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    3. Movie Critic, do not read this because I mention Downton & don't want to spoil your first viewing! :) Naomi, I'm also on season 5 of Downton! Third time. I've seen the first three seasons probably ten times, but I don't much like seasons 4 & 5, so I always stop at Season 3 and start over at 1. I love 6 though! I thought the hunt for a new boyfriend for Mary was dumb (none of them are Matthew, none had a bit of chemistry with her, and in short, who cares? Also, she tells them 8,000 times she wants to treasure the memory of Matthew and so they should lay off, and like perfect cavemen they refuse to respect that), and season 4 was PRETTY dark and sad. I do love it when Mary is heading up the stairs because her dad keeps telling her to go to bed, and she stops halfway up the stairs and comes back down to take charge of things. That was excellent. I didn't care for the Anna story & the stuff that happens to her. That felt forced for drama. If Mr. Bates comes home one more time to mysteriously surprise Anna and shoosh her before she can speak, I'll rip off his bowler hat and challenge him to a glove duel. :)

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  2. LALA LAND!!! that musical was absolutely magical. I adore the soundtrack as well <3

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  3. It's been a while since I watched Into the Woods, it was a mishmash of fairytales in musical form, but it's worth a look at least once if you like the songs! :)

    La La Land looks really cute!

    Oh yes, I saw on Goodreads you were reading Wonderland Creek and realized that must be where your blog name came from :) I was hesitant because I wasn't sure if it was "my" sort of book, but after this I will have to give it a try.

    And...that dress is GORGEOUS!!!

    Um...I had "learn how to do a french braid" as one of my long term goals BEFORE New Year's--does that count? :) I haven't learned how yet, but I am trying to learn more about hair care! One of my resolutions was to start leaving more comments, so I'm working on that right now! ;)

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  4. "(yes, I was in the Belgian press the other day)" Haha. You're too much. ;) And thanks for explaining the whole "Jay Kay" thing. It's all so clear now. :D

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  5. I already know how to French braid, and Dutch braid. Does that count or not?

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  6. Wonderland Creek is one of my favorites from Lynn Austen. Need to give it a re-read soon as well.
    Agreed. Lily Collins had the best dress there. Sometimes bothers me that few celebrities actually wear pretty dresses anymore.
    Enjoyed your post!

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  7. Into the Woods! I love it so much and at one point I had the entire 15 minute prologue memorized... Watch it as soon as you can :)

    -Aoibheann

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  8. Lemooooooooons! I adore lemons! Sour, spicy or bitter things are my favorite.

    Uhhhhhhhh, something I'm obsessed with right now? Chores. Getting better at them so that someday I can apprentice myself to musician. In return for teaching me music I shall do her cooking, cleaning and babysitting. (It's never going to happen...but a girl can dream.)

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  9. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! You know Your Fault! I'm grinning so so so hard right now, we did that musical at school and I did Viola for it! :D Also the movie version is slowed right down, the musical version we did was faster which was interesting...and we may or may not know it off by heart
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gye0nO_efqI

    Ooooh la la land is AMAZING! I'm typing up a review as I write this comment

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  10. I cannot check off any of those four BUT . . . I am going to tell you all about my life anyways. Because I Do What I Want. ;-P

    I started grad school again! And all my classes are cool :-) I have a bunch of books to read, but they all look fascinating, so that's gonna be fun. I have all evening classes, though . . . which is NOT so fun.

    I wrote some more of my Holocaust/WW2 novel; and I can't wait to finish it!!!!!!!!!! It's at a really sad part right now, but I still love writing it because my characters just make my heart SO happy <3 They're mah babies.

    Seriously, I can't stop thinking about how it will be when I finally finish and PUBLISH it and you guys can all READ it :-)

    I'm kind of obsessed with this song right now:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la0-5QFLr14

    AND I really, really, really want to watch "Hidden Figures" :-)

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  11. I LOVE the songs!! Especially the one from Into the Woods, however never looked the movie.

    WONDERLAND CREEK IS THE BEST BOOK THERE IS. There, I said it.

    The dress is so BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  12. Knew I had to comment when I saw "Your Fault." I know 60% of the words, but I know 100% of the music and all the cues when each person comes in because I was one of two violins playing in the orchestra at a local college's production of it. LOL.

    Still haven't seen La La Land. Super salty.

    I eat lemons topped with sugar at restaurants if I'm bored, gonna read TFIOS later bc I'm actually studying it (and 3 other bestsellers) for my big final project, I already know how to french braid, and (as stated before) don't know allll the words to "Your Fault" but DEFINITELY know allllll the music. XD

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  13. This post was delicious.

    HAHAHA DAY MADE. (Actually it's night. But hush.) "Your Fault" is GOLD. Man, I'd forgotten how amusing that musical was! I've only seen the movie once, about a year ago, and it was really weird, but then it was also VERY funny in places! You just gotta be in the right mood, I think... listening to that song makes me want to re-watch it. (Also "Agony" is pretty funny too, especially if you're familiar with the story of Rapunzel and Cinderella, haha. XD)

    I'm very much hoping to go watch La La Land with my mother (I've convinced her to go see it with me, hehe ;D) at some point! *fingers crossed*

    Haha... what you said about Wonderland Creek. ;) I finally get all the references!

    And STOPPPP ITTTT. I already want to read "Crazy Love" really badly!!

    Ohh, that post of Abby's about things you can put in a letter... that was very inspiring! :D Thanks for sharing!

    Well, lemons are alright, but I'm not a HUUUGE fan of them, I've never read "The Fault in our Stars" although I saw most of the movie, recently, I flop at braiding or plaiting whatsoever (basically just in doing hair in general - particularly mine! It's SSOOO fine and thin that everything slips out! I can't even do a basic ponytail well!), and I have not got "Your Fault" memorized.
    Conclusion: I guess I don't have the permission to tell you about my life then. ;P

    ~Miss Meg

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