The Monday Musts: The Girl of Fire and Thorns series, Hamilton the Musical, and Lin Manuel Miranda
The Monday Musts is a new weekly meme I started and will be doing instead of Music Monday. This way I can combine my love of music to fit better with my book blog.
Thank you to Tonya for making me the above graphic to go with my new meme! <3
I would love for others to join me in doing The Monday Musts! I have included a Linky at the end of my post, so please share your Monday Musts!
It's super easy to do. What is a must read book? What album/song/artist is a must listen? And finally what has caught your eye that is a must see? (Can be ANYTHING. Other blogs, bookish things, pictures, etc.)
This week's MUSTS:
If you have not already read the Fire and Thorns trilogy, it's time to get on that! I absolutely ADORE this series and Danielle reminded me of how much after she posted one of my favorite quotes on her Facebook this past week.
"I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little."
Elisa has one of the best character development arcs I have ever seen in a series and it is so worth it to see her go from the girl she was in the first book to the strong, resilient woman in the final one. I will mention that the first book was the weakest of the three, but it was still enjoyable. The second and third blew me away!
Artist: The Original Broadway Cast Recording
Album: Hamilton: An American Musical
Favorite Tracks: Alexander Hamilton, Wait For It, Guns and Ships, Dear Theodosia, Non-Stop, Take a Break, The Room Where it Happens, Burn, It's Quiet Uptown, The World Was Wide Enough, Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
I wasn't going to feature this as my Must Listen, but seeing as I have literally not listened to ANY OTHER form of music this past week, I felt like it would be wrong not to feature it. I completely blame Teresa for this newfound obsession because she featured Hamilton as her Must listen last week. I also blame Jen because she feeds my obsession as well. (Thank goodness I have you girls to fangirl with.)
At first I saw all the talk on Twitter and I just kind of ignored it because I thought the whole notion was ridiculous. Until I sat down to listen. Being a huge musical theater fan, I don't know why I didn't give it a chance sooner than I did. It doesn't matter. Because I waited for it, my world was wide enough to listen, and that would be enough.
This is the song I played for my students and I actually got a pretty good response.
So, some of you may have seen that over the last week I have become absolutely OBSESSED with Hamilton the Musical. (See above!) I obviously had to like the Hamilton FB page and came across these #Ham4Ham videos that Lin Manuel Miranda makes. (He is HILARIOUS.) He played the Loud Hailer in this past week's Les Miserables and I just love watching how excited he is!