A few random things that I decided to cram together in one post...
- I watched Courageous today! Yay! I've been wanting to watch it for over a year, and about a month ago, one of our church members gave us a copy. It was so. good. Loved the story, the characters, the action scenes, funny scenes and, last but certainly not least, the tearjerking scenes. It's the fourth movie I can tick off my 'to watch' list - the other three that I've already watched are Tangled, War Horse and Les Miserables (2012). The next ones are The Confession (based on the book by Beverly Lewis), Fireproof, October Baby, The Blind Side, The Scarlet Pimpernel (the version) and The King's Speech. That a lot of movies.
- Speaking of movies, I'm really hoping that I can watch Scaramouche (1952) sometime soon and review it - it's a little known period drama but I love it. Especially since it's set in France just before the revolution (*wink*)
- I've been reading a lot lately (so what else is new?) and I'm planning on doing a post soon with mini-reviews of all of Jane Austen's novels. I bought a gorgeous hard cover copy of Lady Vernon and Her Daughter (a re-telling of Jane Austen's Lady Susan) at the library (their discarded books table) for only one dollar (who lets great books go at such a low price?!) - I was thrilled :) It's a bit slow but I still really like it. Even though it messes with my mind (making Lady Susan good and her brother-in-law bad, etc, etc). Oh, my dad loaned me his copy of War & Peace. It's HUGE.
- I've watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (the one with Dick Van Dyke) several times (that's what having younger sibs will do to you) and I do like most of the songs (rather childish, though...) but I'd never really listened to the soundtrack, Original London Cast Recording, etc. But. I was on Youtube a couple of nights ago and I decided to look up the original recording because I was bored (you know how that goes). I found it and I clicked on Hushabye Mountain at random. Intro music came on and then the singing started. Me: "Waiiiiiit a sec...I know who that is!" And I'm not going to tell you who it was. Just go listen to it. You'll know right away (at least if you're a Les Mis fan - and if you're not, just comment and ask).
- And while we're on the subject of musicals...there are really only four that I truly like. Les Miserables (obviously!), A Tale of Two Cities, The Scarlet Pimpernel (okay, I actually only like two songs out of the whole thing but, hey, they're amazing songs) and Oliver! (Samantha Barks is brilliant as Nancy, I'm telling you). And, funny coincidence, they're all based on classic books :) Those kinds of musicals are really the best. Although there are some musicals based on books that go a little too far, in my opinion. Like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Seriously? How can you make a musical out of that?
- I think I'm experiencing burn-out from writing so much of my novel so fast and I've been dragging my feet about it over the past few days. However, I got an idea for a short story today and I think I'm going to write it. Since it's a short story, I don't have to worry too much about plot bunnies and it'll probably rejuvenate me :)