Hello! I decided to do a Christmas challenge and even though I have had little luck in regards to fulfilling these challenges in the past, I am paradoxically optimistic. Yeah, we never learn.
As for my favorite Christmas movie, I was torn between Home Alone and Love, Actually, but I had to go with Home Alone. For me, as for many, Home Alone has been a holiday classic – the topping of the tradition – since my childhood. Filled with Christmas spirit, a beautiful soundtrack and a great amount of slapstick humor, it tells the tale of young Kevin, an eight-year-old boy who is so unfortunate to be left alone by his family on Christmas Eve. When two robbers – albeit, failures at that – named Marv and Harry have got their eyes set on Kevin’s house and plan to rob it rotten, Kevin is left to save the house. And that is where the fun part starts.
Warning: If seeing people in enormous amounts of pain somewhat triggers you, this movie is probably not for you. For those who love slapstick humor so much it is borderline sadism, on the other hand; sit back, relax and enjoy!
Seriously, if you are one of those weird aliens who have yet to watch this movie, do so.
While I love watching movies and reading, for some reason, I am not that invested in documentaries. I can probably name on one hand the documentaries I have watched through and through, but one of them really stuck with me. It was called Stonewall Uprising and was made in 2010. It accounts for the events of the Stonewall riot that took place in New York, June 1969.
For those of you who have never heard of the Stonewall riots, it was a series of demonstration by the gay community of New York. Specifically, they rioted against the police and the anti-homosexual legal system that had been enforced back then. Among others, the rules entailed laws against homosexuals socializing within society in plenty forms, and denied them of free education on equal basis with straight people.
Within months after the riots, the first LGBT-organizations came to rise.
It is worth a watch and can be found on the Internet somewhere.
Considering I have a book blog that can be found here, this questions has plenty more answers than 5, and you can check them out of you’d like, but I will come up with five of my all-time favorite novels:
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
As you all know by now, I study library and information science. So the other day, after having been on internship at a significantly small library, I started dreaming away for a moment. So I looked up some exclusive and beautiful libraries. Take a look!
Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Anna Amalia Library – Weimar, Germany
Library of Klementinum – Klementinum, Czech Republic
Strahov Monastery Library – Prague, Czech Republic
Abbey Library – Admont, Austria
The University of Coimbra General Library – Coimbra, Portugal
Belle’s Library from Beauty and The Beast, because I felt like including it
Yesterday I went to the “town next door”, with Cathrine. We were heading off to the cinema, to watch “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, but before that, we needed something to eat. I had a lovely taste of traditional Christmas treats, whereas Cathrine had an Italian pizza. Role reversal, you may say.
Let’s just say we developed a bizarre fascination with that candle.
Then we headed off to a coffee shop, in which we had two (ginormous) cups of hot chocolate and some treats to eat.
The movie was amazing. It deserves to be mentioned that the character of Legolas was my very first fictional character crush, and it provided me with a lovely sense of nostalgia to see him on the big screen yet again. On a serious note: The movie was entertaining and definitely worth a watch.
Today I went shopping, before heading off to Anna’s place. Now, I am not a selfless person, as you may be aware by now, so while I went shopping for Christmas gifts, I also picked something up for myself! A dark blue, classy dress, probably ever so loosely inspired by the ’60s. It fit me so well, and I will be wearing it Christmas Eve. I will show it to you then.
Thereafter, I went off to Anna’s place, where we ate some lovely salmon and watched the hilarious chick flick comedy Mean Girls for the thousandth time or so. Never get tired of that movie!
After we had finished watching, we went off to Cathrine’s, as she lives nearby. I had to drop by with yet another Christmas gift for her, and she had gotten a visit from another friend of ours, Camilla, so we stayed and chatted for a while. Mostly, we discussed celebrity crushes, which served for some hilarious comments.
Anna’s Christmas decorations.
Anna (don’t shoot me dead for this, hon.)
Anna’s demonic cat.
Alright, so I went off with Cathrine today. First we had pizza, which was absolutely delicious.
Then we went off to watch Catching Fire in theaters. And what a movie! It was absolutely incredible, and in my estimation, much better than the first one. Jennifer Lawrence did a wonderful job from start to finish, the characters of Finnick and Joanna were captivating and interesting, and the effects made the plot seem nothing but authentic. Definitely going to rewatch that one sometime down the road.
Thereafter, it was time to go home, in which case we spent twenty minutes sitting at the freezing bus station, singing our hearts out for no apparent reason.