Friday, June 22, 2012
The Friday Five 6/22/12
1. What I'm Reading
Does anyone remember that I am trying to finish all of my "currently reading" books on Goodreads (you can friend me at Corrie Beebe) before I start any of the (more than 30!!) "to-read" books I have on my shelves? Well, I am. With school taking so much of my time, and the fact that I had to request this book on inter library loan, it has taken me a while to get to this one. I started reading this book in 2009! I only barely started it when Chris and I suddenly and without warning decided to up heave our lives and move 300 miles south. I had borrowed it from a friend so I gave it back to her but I have wanted to finish it ever since. I am a little more than halfway through at this point and it is fascinating! Raj Patel does an amazing job of detailing all the dirty little secrets of how food has become an international political power player. Hunger is not an issue because there isn't enough food people. There is more than enough food. Hunger is an issue in our world because of politics and logistics and money. Never doubt that it always comes back to money, power and politics. This book is international in scope, well researched, yet completely readable. It is a bit more on the scholarly side than say Michael Pollan's books, but still filled with valuable information. If you are at all interested in where your food comes from, why it is priced the way it is, who is running the food system in this world, and so much more this is a great book!
2. What I'm Listening To
Lady Gaga Radio on my Pandora station through my blu-ray. Oh, this station is amazing! SO much good music. I completely love the fact that I can play it on my house speakers. I have been tuned in for over a week and I'm still not tired of it! Yay for Pandora and blu-ray! Plus, I love being able to see who is singing something. I am terrible at knowing who the artist is, even if I can sing along every word.
3. What I'm Watching
Seriously, I *loved* this movie! I would go see it again in a heartbeat. Kristen Stewart did not suck and was not awkward and uncomfortable to watch. Chris Hemsworth does an incredible job as the Huntsman (and he is just delicious) and Charlize Theron is epic as the evil queen. There is nothing about this movie that I didn't like. There were no boring parts. There was nothing ridiculous or "unbelievable." It was not the traditional story of Snow White, but that made it even better. Yes it had the features of the story we all know and love, but it was so much better! The cinematography was awesome and it reminded me of LOTR. This story was not predictable or boring. It was a great film! Go see it!
4. What I'm Eating
5. What I'm Pinning
Oh yes, good grief. The original Friday Five created by Laura Virginia had number 5 as "What I'm Pinning" from Pinterest. I wasn't a part of Pinterest so I've always changed number 5 to something like What I'm Thinking or What I'm Looking Forward To. I have been coerced and badgered into joining Pinterest and mostly I am pinning things that I think are funny! You can follow me on Pinterest at Corrie Beebe.
Ha! These crack me up!
What's on your five? Do you Pinterest?