NaBloPoMo- Habits… Music, books and actors..Oh My!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Do you need to always find new music, authors, or actors, or do you stick with what you already know you like?

I tend to go in cycles, in music sometimes I’ll listen to the same stuff over and over and over again, for example (this is a good one) In July I discovered the Lord, yeah I know I’m slow alright?!! So along with Bible studies and movies to watch somehow music got called into play and “Spotify” is a great tool, you can type in an artist and it’ll bring up all their music, so I’ve been kind of hooked on “Christian” music for a few months, I figured if I played it in the back ground it would soak into my brain, and then I noticed as I did the dishes I would be humming along to Mercy Me or Chris Tomlin, in my “Christian Music” folder there is a range of stuff going all the way back to Johnny Cash’s gospel. Then Christmas came along so I switched to Christmas music and then we’ve been in and out the house on holiday breaks, so I have been listening to the radio instead. But today my daughter and I listened to some Chris Tomlin he does an amazing version of “Amazing Grace

When it comes to Authors I am open to new suggestions, except if I am in the middle of a series by a particular author, I once went through a stage where I would only read Bryce Courtney books. His first book was “The Power of One” loosely written about his child hood growing up in Sth. Africa, and then I was hooked, so my bloke introduced me to Wilbur Smith and he has a series of books featuring the “Courtneys” So I would finish one and then move right onto the next one. At the moment I am doing “A year of Australian Authors” so I am reading new people and also varying genres, because sometimes they too become a bit “habit-forming, when I was planning my Wedding, I went through a medieval stage, everything I read was Medieval and we even spoke “medieval-ish” around the house!

Actors, not so much although whenever I see a new movie with Meryl Steep I will automatically add it to my “must see” list. I like the oldies movies, so Vivien LeighJoan Crawford, Bette Davis, Clark Gable etc. But I don’t have a huge “actor” thing. I rarely get to the movies, instead we wait till they come out on DVD and watch them at home.

So do you have any favourite books to recommend to me?

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17 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo- Habits… Music, books and actors..Oh My!

  1. well thanks for this song – and I had a period of a few years where I could not hear one more tomlin song – but recently – like in the last 3 months – we have a few of his jams on a playlist and truly a gift – a bit of unexpected worship and whew – good stuff.
    and I have one book to suggest – you might have read it – and well, if not – it has to the unabridged version – and no hurry – just add it to your bucket list – but it is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo – (and not the movies or musicals – just the book…;) ) IMHO – best book ever written (besides the Bible)
    good day to ya ❤

      • actually from what I know about you – I think you will love the book – but the movie does not do it justice – and the history is a small fry nugget compared to the way hugo addresses humanity, love, scoundrels, society, pain, hope, perseverance, and more. and then in Javert we have the lack of grace – we have the “law” and how it can poison and ruins man – whew – just so tasty and then he weaves stopries in and out – to where one sacrificial giving comes back to save the man that gave from a tender heart – along with garden analogies, fabric references, descriptive nature settings and little sayings that make you pause – stop reading and just ponder and feel.

        anyhow, I could go on but I won’t! but put it on some list of yours 🙂
        and by the way – I just listened to about 4 tomiln songs and then stopped – could only take so much – but now I have a nice mixed list going – from a jami smith jam to a some “various artists” singing “he walks with me” lol –

      • well thanks for asking – I really like Jeremy Camp – Chalrie Hall – and David Corwder. Oh – and Delirious… and check out the aaron pelsue band.
        can’t forget Lincoln Brewster – a few really awesome tunes- whew –
        and maybe building 429 –
        your turn what about u? any suggestions….?

      • Love David Crowder, I also love MercyMe, and Francesca Battiselli (think I spelt her name right) Jeremy Camp is on my playlist, I have heaps saved on Spotify, I just put it on shuffle while Im doing the house work or if I am doing my blog at home alone I’ll play them.

      • same here – and sometimes I add random oldies – oh – and one of the best spottily playlists I ever made was newsboys. I never really listened to them in the 90’s but knew a coupe songs – and well, one day last summer – out int he garden with headphones – and a few jams brought me to my knees – well one in particular – a part where is said “and, and He’s coming back againnnnnnnn”

      • Oh Kim – I really do not think you will be disappointed. For example, my lil sis has a way of hyping stuff up and then later we have all been like, “um, well…” ha!
        but when I was first dating my spouse he read it (on his own just cos I said it was my fav – which is so sweet) and when done he instantly said, “mine too.”
        I have a couple of posts where I mention les mis – I will try and find them so maybe you can just read those parts of it.
        and okay, this is cheesy, but I also believe the Lord had me read the abridged version in high school (10thgr) because it was part of the way he prepped me more for a romantic love – like when hugo writes about how Cosette and Marius declare their love (and it was real) and then say by the way what’s your name! and then the unabridged version – ahhhh – I know you will like it and maybe even star son can enjoy a few sections… 🙂

      • ouch – that darn postage! check the bookstore too – cos here at our large chain is where I fought the soft cover mass editions – and I also suggest getting your own copy – so you can mark it up and just savor it – also – it is long – and depending on how much time you have – it could take a few weeks/months. but you could always skim it and then decided if you want to get your own. I try and reread it every now and then…

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