February 5, 2012

.How to waste 3 hours at McDonalds.

With a rainy day and no place else to go,
 it was off to McDonalds to use their FREE WiFi
 and pass away time during our 8 hours before the train. 
This is how we spent some of our time:

.January Books.

This year I have a goal to read 50 books.  
Here are the books I read in the month of January. 

No Country for Old Men: Cormac McCarthy- Have you seen this movie? It was great, if you liked the movie than you NEED to read the book! The book was easy to follow and while reading it I could easily see the movie playing in my head. As soon as I was done, I handed the book to my dad for him to read!

The Ten Year Nap: Meg Wolitzer - Good book about motherhood and women. It makes you ask what does it mean to be a stay at home mom, what are our perceptions, etc? I could see this being a great Book Club book with lots of discussion. I recommend it to other women to read!

Of Bees and Mist: Erick Setiawan - This is a magical book for adults. You follow the life of one girl as she grows, becomes a strong woman, and deals with her mother in-law and mother. I have never read a book as an adult that had magic and other aspects however Erick does it so well. I loved getting caught up in another world. 

Deadly Decisions: Kathy Reichs - Are you obsessed with BONES as much as I am? It's sooo good, right? Kathy Reichs is behind the creation of BONES and Dr. Temperance Brennan.  I think I aspected Dr. Brennan to be the same as the show, but she wasn't the awkward woman we all love in the book. The book grabs you and sucks you in, you don't put the book down because you want to know what is going to happen next and solve the murder! I think I read this book in only 2 or 3 days!

Aussie Tunes: Reece Mastin

So, here we are with another X-factor music video for y'all.  Did you like the Guy Sebastien one? I hope so! This here is Reece Mastin, he won this years Australian X-factor. If you haven't seen the X-factor, contestants are paired with judges as coaches and they all battle it out each week. Guy Sebastien was Reece's coach and was the only coach to have 2 contestants in the top 3.  I have never been into American Idol but when Down Under Dave and I watched the whole season of X-factor and by far Reece was our favorite the whole time. This kid, I say kid because he is only 16 years old, has talent...pure natural talent. He has the voice, the look, the swag, and the drive to really make it big.  I cross my fingers that he makes it to the states and blows everyone's socks off!

Reece Mastin: Good Night

If you like this song, check out YouTube for a video of him and Kylie Minogue performing on X-factor! He is singing with an Aussie legend and holds his own!