Friday, 8 March 2013

watch, read, listen: february

Film: Mama

As soon as I watched the movie trailer for Guillermo del Toro's latest film 'Mama' I knew I had to see it. I was hoping it would be a good, proper horror film - the type that leaves you clinging to your dates arm and trying your hardest not to jump and scream at the scary parts - and I was right. Despite being a horror the film had some emotional parts, and I found myself with a lump in my throat at the ending. Mama herself terrifying, and I spent most of the time she was on-screen covering my eyes!

I'd definitely recommend going to see it - the special effects was a bit over the top and silly at times (especially the ending - what were those butterflies about?) but it's worth watching if you like scary films! It's not one of those terrible cliche horror movies, either.

Book: Blog Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community

I'd had my eye on this book for a while and snapped it up for £5 in the Urban Outfitters sale. I've not read it cover to cover, but it's been an interesting read dipping in and out of chapters when I get a spare few minutes. It covers the basics (and I mean the real basics - I didn't feel the need to read the 'what is a blog' section) right up to giving advice on becoming a full time blogger, how to take better photographs and overcoming the dreaded bloggers block.

I found some of the sections a bit basic, but there's still a lot of valuable and interesting information to be found in this book!

Music: Foals - Holy Fire
Click to listen to my favourite song on Youtube

Foals are a band I've liked since hearing their first album Antidotes, which to this day is one of my all time favourite albums, way back in 2008. I've followed them since then, seeing them live a few times over the years, and I'm pretty certain that I could never not like anything they released. Which is why I had high hopes for 'Holy Fire' - even after reading on numerous reviews about how disappointed people are that Foals are sounding too 'trendy' on their lastest release.

Sure, the music sounds more mainstream and poppy than previous albums but it's still easily recognisable as Foals (I don't think you could ever not recognise Yannis Philippakis' voice!) and bloody catchy. I've lost count of the amount of times I've been caught having a cheeky sing along and dance in my car!

I'm always on the look out for some new recommendations so share what you've been loving lately in the comments!



  1. I absolutely love Foals, Inhaler is my favorite song right now!

    Jayde xo

  2. I want to go see Mama but my boyfriend won't go with me because it looks too scary! x

  3. i literally just came out of seeing mama and i was terrified (but i think that was mostly because we thought we were the only ones in the cinema and then someone coughed halfway through!!) i thought it was scary but once you actually got to see mama it was a bit rubbish :/ the ending was crap in my opinion! on a brighter note, i loooove foals! haven't actually heard their new album yet though so i'll need to get on it. love these posts! x

  4. Oooh I'm jealous that you got that blogging book in the sale! I would quite fancy a flick through that! xxx

  5. i love foals also. Got the book as well, still have to read the rest though.

  6. I just saw the trailer of Mama and I really want to see it. I also snapped the Blog inc book in the UO sale and still haven't had a chance to read it. Need to finally get on with it. xx

  7. I really wanted to watch Mama after seeing the trailer but my husband was straight up "NO!". He's more scared than I am. LOL I was curious abou that book but always thought it might be a bit basic and after reading your post.... I was right! Saving my five quid for a Revlon Lip Butter, thanks very much! haha xx

  8. I love his films but they terrify me! Need to pick up that blogging book xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  9. Oh gaaaaad I don't think I could watch Mama! Too scary! But the book looks really good, I recently got my first blogging book as a gift and love it :)

    Started a new blog over at

    Would be so nice if you could have a look xx

  10. That book looks great! I might go buy it!

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  12. I think Foals are pretty cool. However, not expecting much from their new release. I saw them live a couple of years ago and it was slightly disappointing. The demographic of the crowd put me off. Lots of crowdsurfing 'skin's teens (I'm in my late twenties). Yannis is totally devine though with that dark, dark beard. Looks like they want to be bigger and not better. This site helps me to write my essay on this theme.

  13. I just saw the movie of mama with our friends Manchester escorts also clicked the Weblog inc guide in the UO selling and still haven't had a opportunity to study it.