Thursday, February 23, 2012

Check in Thursdays: Week 8

Jennifer:
Watching... Modern Family and Suburgatory. I don't think Modern Family is necessarily as great as it was in the beginning but it's still a quality sitcom. Suburgatory learns a lot more towards the absurdist but it's such a hoot. The whole cast is hilarious, especially Cheryl Hines as Dallas, who you really can't not like.
Listening... The Hunger Games soundtrack seems like it's going to be really interesting. On the one hand, there's some very pop/country stuff like Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Maroon 5, and on the other hand, there are original songs from Arcade Fire, Neko Case, and The Decemberists. Only a month until the movie comes out!
Reading... Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, a science fiction young adult novel that is set in a near future that is for some reason obsessed with 80s gaming culture. I don't think I really get all the references but so far it's been a unique and fun read.


Burkie (filling in for Mira this week):
Watching...up to date on White Collar, which has only one episode left this season.  i really enjoy this breezy show.  looking forward to the new seasons of In Plain Sight & Fairly Legal (also on USA Network).
Listening...Aleph, a book on CD by paulo cuelho about a middle-aged man's spiritual journey.  also, listening to a lot of ryan adams, lately.  i like his style, and how he jumps around from rock to country to folk to pop.
Reading...The Twelfth Enchantment, by david liss.  chick lit about a girl named Lucy in early 19th century England.  lord byron & william blake appear as characters.  since i'm guilty of using historical figures like that in my own writing, i like that sort of thing  :)

3 comments:

Fanny said...

How did you get the hunger games soundtrack? I only found 3 songs. I want to hear the rest.

Jennifer said...

Oh I didn't get the whole soundtrack, I was just perusing the tracklist.

Mira said...

watching... lotsa movies on the plane.
listening... to nothing!
reading... finished the first book off my bookshelf this year: the piano teacher by janice lee. don't remember when i purchased it or why but it was a good read!