Happy Weekend + Links I Love

the grand budapest hotel

Happy weekend, friends. What’s on the agenda? Got any fun plans? Last night, we had a movie night at a friend’s place. We ended up watching Spanglish which I absolutely loved and one of my all-time favourites The Rainmaker. This is seriously one of the best movies ever made. Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Claire Danes, Andrew Shue and the super hot Johnny Whitworth all in one film.

This evening, I started reading Eat, Pray, Love and it hooked and reeled me right in. It’s going to be a long night. If you’re staying indoors, grab your favourite blanket and cozy up with these links…

+ “E-book retailers are now able to tell which books we’ve finished or not finished, how fast we have read them, and precisely where we snapped shut the cover of our e-books and moved on to something else.” They’re Watching You Read.

+ It never gets old: “What transforms with age are the criteria for judgment: not looks, not wealth, not the once-coveted ability to drive at night. When you get to be Nanna’s age, you’re reduced to a number — the younger the better.” Mean Girls in the Retirement Home.

+Bonnie poured her heart out to Jesus in this beautiful letter. Maybe What I Really Need Is to Be Loved, Your Beloved.

+ Watch: The Paris Opera Ballet takes flight above the French capital. “I think Louis de Caunes was inspired by all he had in front of him. The dancing, the spaces, the light,” says the Paris Opera Ballet’s Benjamin Millepied.

+ A call to action: Sarah’s post, A Lament for Nigeria.

+ In Nigeria, New Boko Haram suicide bomber tactic — little girls.

+ “Bedel is one of a small number of perfumers who, unlike fashion houses that fork over fortunes to large fragrance firms in pursuit of the next bestselling bottle, are producing scents that consumers may or may not want to smell like.” The Alchemist: For Julian Bedel, perfume is a surrealist medium.

+ Incredible aerial shot: Ohio state players celebrate their championship win against Oregon.

+ The nominees for this year’s Oscars were revealed yesterday. I haven’t watched any of the films up for Best Picture. The race is on!

+ Fox Searchlight Pictures announced that it’s re-releasing ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ in 17 select U.S. cities after the film snagged nine Oscar nominations.

(Photo from Fox Searchlight Pictures)


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