Apologies for the silence on the blog front lately. I haven’t quite worked out how to juggle temping, orchestra, gigs and socialising… But seeing as this blogging thing is only worth doing when I update regularly (and therefore get a regular audience) I am endeavouring to improve.
I have in mind to do a review of the gorgeous Les Mis film, but I think that might take more time than the quick 15 minutes I have now. So instead how about a list of things I have been enjoying and hope to enjoy in 2013:
1. The Hobbit
I know this is a cliché. I was not expecting it to actually be amusing and entertaining… It made me realise how much Elijah Wood put me off the original LOTR films (especially in terms of watching them again). Martin Freeman is absolutely excellent as a wonderfully British Bilbo. And Gandalf was always my favourite. Minus the annoying elf and the tedious trawling to extinguish the ring in the fires of Mordor in LOTR, The Hobbit is much improved. And much funnier!
2. I am reading Steinbeck’s “East of Eden” right now and revelling in his language and beautiful way of cutting right to the heart of a situation. I don’t remember enjoying Steinbeck at school but now as my tastes have changed I love the apparent simplicity of his vision. I hope to have it finished next week and maybe review it properly at some point in February.
Oh dear I’m going to have to leave it there for now. More to follow, promise!