Friday, July 16, 2010

From the Stacks!

I know I said I was going to stop talking about books, but in this "From the Stacks!" I'm also going to mention music! Yay!

I've been wanting to read Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison for a while, and I finally got the chance to borrow it from the library. It took me about a week to read and I loved it! I had a really slow start with it, but the ending made me really want to read the second book in the series, Early to Death, Early to Rise. I'm going to order it from the online library catalog once it starts working again! >:(

Next month, for church in the Young Single Adults organization, we are going to have a Broadway night. I knew about this since April and I had the rest of the dolls in our branch choose a Broadway show to dance and sing to. I listed the ones that I was familiar with. I've never gone to one, so I chose the ones that I has some idea of what the music was like. We all ended up choosing Mamma Mia! Sounds like a lot of fun. I've seen the film with Amanda Seyfried and I really liked it. I grew up listening to music from the musical on Radio Disney, so I pretty much know a good portion of the songs. I got the soundtrack from the library so I wouldn't have to buy it. Wish my luck when I get them all together to actually practice for the Broadway night. The good thing is that we only have to dance and sing to one of the songs, but we need to be in costume and have a background.

My cousin Maritza let me borrow the film, Message in a Bottle, adapted from the novel by Nicholas Sparks. I need to read the book before I watch the film, so I borrowed it from the library. Hopefully they are both good!

I've also been wanting to read Beauty Sleep, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, for a long while. Sleeping Beauty/Aurora is my favorite princess and I have to read this book! I read Midnight Pearls, a retelling of The Little Mermaid, from the same series and it was excellent! Hopefully it's just as good!

For those of you that may be following me on Twitter may have noticed that I have been watching Disney films for the past two weeks and that is because by the time you read this on the morning of the 16th, I'll be at Disneyland!!!! I've been putting myself in Disney mode for these past two weeks! My doll Adrien works as a cast member at the park and has allowed an old friend of mine, Genesis, her boyfriend and me to go to the park with him! I've been looking forward to this trip for a loooooooong while! Yay! So to get me more into the Disney spirit, I borrowed three music CDs from the library. The first one pictured above is The Essential Disney Love Song Collection.

I also got Disney's Princess Collection and...

Disney's Princess Collection Volume 2!

I've been listening to all of the music as I was writing out this post. I'm still waiting for a few more things from the library. It might take a while. I'll also post pictures from my Disneyland trip when I come back. Thank you for reading!

Lots of Love and Sugar from me, Jess

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