Thursday, January 14

Learn to Fly

(blog title courtesy of the Foo Fighters)

So this week were talking about Movies, Books, TV, and/or Music and because of it, I decided to play a little hooky conduct some serious research by grabbing hold of my hubby and heading for a matinee.

I love matinees. They're one of my favorite, self-indulgent treats. You always get a good seat, there's no line for popcorn, and even the ticket price is discounted--a win in every conceivable way!

And since we'd already seen AVATAR on Imax (AMAAAAZINNGGG!!!!), we decided to see UP IN THE AIR because we'd heard such great things about it and let me tell you it did not disappoint! I liked it because it was funny, smart, contemplative, and even though it would've been nice, there was no typical "Hollywood" ending. It was both modern and real. Oh, and did I mention it stars Le Clooney???

As for books- well, right now, I hate to say it, but I'm so buried in deadlines, the only book I'm reading/writing/editing is the still untitled, Immortals Book #5, that is due in 2 months--gulp!!

As for TV- I'm thrilled that Big Love is back! And I've been watching lots of Criminal Minds reruns and have developed a significant nerd crush on Dr. Spencer Reid!

As for music- I just downloaded Allison Krauss's live, cover version of "Baby Now That I've Found You" and I've listened to it so many times, I'm almost sick of it. Almost. But not quite!

So what about you? What movies have you seen, what books are you reading, what TV shows are you watching, and what song is playing on your own personal heavy rotation???


sharigreen said...

Movies -- HP6 (again) on DVD with Son3. Haven't been to the theatre since I saw... HP6. Should maybe go again one fine day!

TV -- nothin'

Books -- re-reading Laurie Halse Anderson's SPEAK

Music -- Over The Rhine's NOT TOO LATE and Xavier Rudd's BETTER PEOPLE have both been getting lots of play-time on my iTunes.


Wendy Toliver said...

Movie: I haven't been to a movie in a while but the last DVDs I watched were Paranormal Activity and The Hangover.
TV: Ugly Betty. I want to watch Big Love (esp. b/c of where I live)and Tru Blood someday but we don't have HBO.
Books: I've recently read Blue Moon by ... hmm, I forget, and The Forest of Hands and Teeth and I'm 1/2 thru The City of Bones. All amazing books.
Music: A lot of Pink and Britney lately

Gerb said...

Movie: Invictus. Love Morgan Freeman.
TV - Castle is back!
Books - The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy!
Music - I keep being drawn back to my classic rock playlist so a lot of Zeppelin.

Alyson Noel said...

Sharigreen- Can you believe I've only seen one Harry Potter movie--and it wasn't even the first one! I loved it though, so hopefully someday I can get all caught up, and find the time to read the books too!

Wendy- Aw, you must watch Big Love and Tru Blood--I'm obsessed!

Gerb- Led Zeppelin Rocks My World!


Alyson Noel said...

Sharigreen- Can you believe I've only seen one Harry Potter movie--and it wasn't even the first one! I loved it though, so hopefully someday I can get all caught up, and find the time to read the books too!

Wendy- Aw, you must watch Big Love and Tru Blood--I'm obsessed!

Gerb- Led Zeppelin Rocks My World!


Nicolette S. said...

Movies - None really.

TV - CSI all three of them and i can wait for Pshyc to return.

Books - Rereading If You Could See Me Now by Cecilia Ahern and All You've Got by Karol Ann Hoeffner. both are amazing books and i'm rereading both of them.

Music - Just downloaded a new song from Leighton Meester who stars in Gossip Girl. its called Just Wanna Dance!! It is awesome!!

Shauna said...

I was home for two weeks, vacation and sick leave, so I had some time to devote to this exact mission...

MOVIES: Julie & Julia, The Proposal, The Ugly Truth, All About Steve, 9, HP6, A Perfect Getaway (good mind bender). I still want to see Avatar before it leaves the theater!

BOOKS: I'm currently reading Industrial Magic, 4th bk in the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong, which I am enjoying very much!

TV: Bones (I got Season 4 for xmas.) I also watch Criminal Minds and love Spencer Reid, he's such a cutie. :) Chuck also just came back and my hubby and I are fans. And as soon as it starts back up I'll be watching Vampire Diaries again (I read the books and then fell in love with the darn show & am helplessly hooked). :) I also like gLee, SYTYCD and I just started watching Supernatural.

MUSIC: I have also fallen in love with a ton of songs from the vampire diaries episodes, one is "Wait it Out" by Imogen Heap, another is "Yet" by Switchfoot, which I already loved them anyway :-). There are more, but I will not embarrass myself further with this knowledge, ha ha! And, I have loved Alison Krauss since I was a kid. I'm kind of all over the board on music. I enjoy most things Blue October as well. :)

Great post, I really like your group cafe blog, great idea!

Alyson Noel said...

Nicolette- Aw, Psych!! I have a huge crush on Shawn Spencer!!

Shauna- Note to self: Must. See. Vampire. Diaries . . .

Kay Cassidy said...

Ha! I actually thought of you with your flight attendant background when I first saw the previews for this. :-)

Movies - Saw THE BLIND SIDE with hubby on our last date day. He read the book a year or so ago, but I hadn't. Just awesome.

TV - American Idol is back! So looking forward to seeing Ellen this season. Don't usually watch until Hollywood week because the early auditions are too hurtful for my taste, but we'll be back in the groove soon.

Music - No song obsession that I can think of. I do like the new Savannah Outen song though... why does that girl not have a full album out yet? Seriously talented, she is.

Melissa Walker said...

I LOOOOOVE Alison Krauss. I listened to one of her albums every day in a breakup-heavy summer. Sigh. Yes, I'm a glutton for punishment.

Also, I bet UP IN THE AIR was interesting from your former flight attendant POV, no? I loved the anal travel tips about security lines and whatnot.

Going to AVATAR (finally!) tonight!

Alyson Noel said...

Kay- Oh- Blind Side--it's on my list!!

Melissa- Yep, I could relate to it in so many ways and I'm def guilty of the security line profiling! :)

Sara Hantz said...

Can't wait to see Up In The Air, and Lovely Bones. Recently watched Unglorious Bastards on DVD and it rocked. Reading.... just started City of Bones.

TV shows... well that could take up a whole post... mainly AI is coming soon, I love Criminal Minds (one of my favs), Glee, Masterchef, ER, Mentalist....

Sara Hantz said...

I also saw Inglorious Bastards hahahaha

Alyson Noel said...

Sara- Aw, Lovely Bones! I wanted to go see it today, but I got a little too busy--hopefully next week!

Shauna said...

Yes, Alyson, give Vampire Diaries a try! If not now, there is always Netflix. I had no idea I would get so hooked, it's been fun. :)

I also want to see Lovely Bones & Blind Side!

And I JUST saw Away We Go tonight (movie actually came out last summer) and it was really, really good!

The Graef Family! said...

Criminal Minds is my second all time favorite tv show. I also have a nerd crush on Dr Reed! How can you not. Hes so dang cute and so smart! I love that show!

Prison Break being my number one! Who doesn't love looking at Michael Scofield for an hour. That guy is major eye candy! Plus the show always kept me on edge as to what was going to happen. I know own all four seasons on DVD and still watch them.