Into the Woods - Your Fault
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
🕮 Books 🕮
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.))
🖳 Online 🖳
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.)