Let’s start by all watching this video together, shall we?
Watch the Hamilton the Musical performance at The GRAMMYs, because this will be the closest most of us will ever get to actually seeing the show.
Posted by Vulture on Monday, February 15, 2016
If you’ve ever fallen in love with a cast recording but had NO idea what the visuals were or who the faces were behind the voices, you know how WONDERFUL the opportunity was to see that number performed. I obsessed over the Wicked cast recording for months before finally seeing the show and was shocked to find out that Nessarose was in a wheelchair. You miss details like that if all you hear are the songs from the show performed by bodyless voices. I dream of seeing Hamilton live some day, but until then? The performance above will hold me over.
Speaking of dreams…
Did you know it’s my dream to open an indie books store? Ever since I went to Little Shop of Stories in Atlanta a couple of years ago I thought THIS. This is what I want to do with my life. It’s tricky though because A) I know nothing about opening a business and B) I know nothing about running a book store. BUT! That doesn’t mean I still don’t read up on it constantly and keep my eye out for real estate property that might work for what I have in mind. This article fed my dreams a little bit.
“It’s a more holistic consumerism,” says Mr. Doeblin, describing the bookstore resurgence as part of the explosion of the localism movement that finds young new farmers delivering fresh produce to Main Street markets.
I mean, picture it…Me! A books store owner where I can finally be a local source for Leuchtturm1917 journals since no one in town carries them. Also? BOOKS! SO MANY BOOKS! And me! Geeking out over them with other book lovers!
Speaking of books…
I someone to compile me a list of YA series that are DONE but that ended with the reader being happy they spent the time reading them. I was so burned by Hunger Games (just felt like the last book was waaaaayyyyy too rushed) and Divergent (just didn’t really even enjoy the 2nd books) and when you read a series “live” as the books are being released, you are investing SO MUCH TIME and energy into the anticipation of those books so when/if they disappoint it’s SO terrible. I’ve decided I need to stop reading series until they’re DONE so I don’t invest so much energy in them, and then read them all at once – BUT ONLY IF SOMEONE I TRUST TELLS ME THEY ARE GOOD. I really like the Shades of London series but while waiting on the last release I completely forgot the other books and I just do NOT have the time to reread them.
SO! What series are completed that you’ve read and enjoyed?