Book of the Week;
“The Tiger’s Wife” by Téa Obreht
Téa Obreht’s debut novel has been a little short of a publishing sensation - at 26, she’s the youngest ever National Book Award nominee, and her book appeared on everyone’s “Books of the Year” lists from The Economist to the Washington Post.
Deservedly so, for her tale, ostensibly set in present-day Bosnia, is both artful and engaging. It feels both timeless and timely, as all the best books are. It also feels at times like a well-crafted young adult novel - a description that is meant only as praise.
Movie of the Week;
First Class Matthew Vaughn’s prequel had a lot of things working against it, namely Bryan Singer’s two “X-Men” films and the talented actors in those films who are already associated with the classic Marvel mutants. Vaughn smartly found a way to use that to his advantage, giving fans nods to Singer’s films through well-placed cameos while laying the foundation for an entirely new franchise based on the characters’ back stories, anchored by the very talented and ‘bromantic’ James McAvoy as Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr/Magneto.”
Song of the Week;
Stronger (What doesn’t kill you) by Kelly Clarkson
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” sometimes referred to as just “Stronger”, and originally known as “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger),” is a song by American pop rock singer Kelly Clarkson. It was written by Jörgen Elofsson and produced by Kurstin. It was sent to mainstream radio on January 17, 2012 by RCA Records, as the second single from her fifth album, Stronger. According to Clarkson, the song was inspired by a Friedrich Nietzsche quote, translated as “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”, and its lyrics contain the theme of empowerment.
Series: Watch out for;
Breaking Bad is an American television drama series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. Set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Breaking Bad is the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling (Aaron Paul), with the aim of securing his family’s financial future before he dies.