Friday, January 8, 2010

Just take my word

Do you have a notepad? Go get a notepad. Seriously. I'll wait.

Now write down these two things because they are going to make you very happy.

1.) Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. It won the National Book Award this year and it is so brilliant and moving and heartfelt and just plain awesome that I want to run away with it and live in exquisite, illicit bliss with it forever. Seriously great novel. Oh, and rent Man on Wire first. Once you read the book, this will make sense.

2.) Crazy Heart. Everyone knows you can't run away with a book and live in exquisite, illicit bliss. But, Jeff Bridges? He could work out nicely. If any part of you has ever liked country music, not the big-haired, spangly crap, but the Townes Van Zandt-Johnny Cash-Waylon Jennings kind of country music, go see this movie. Or, hell, go anyway. It's good.

Now you have a lot to do this weekend, so go. Go.


Brandi said...

I want to see that movie so bad. I think I have a little mini crush on Mr Bridges due to this. I can't wait until it arrives in no man's land.

3StinkyBoysAndMe said...

I love a good book. Thanks for the suggestion.

MirandaJ said...

I feel so smug. I am half way through this list and have the second bird in hand. Wazzzup?

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