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Talkin’ Bout T. Swift – Guest Post

As part of official Blog Wars 2012 rules, each competitor must do at least one guest post on each of their fellow competitor’s blogs, and as such, I’d like to extend a hearty welcome to Erin of Act IV. I met Erin last year when she moved in with fellow blog warrior Kelcie. Since Erin is sarcastic, intelligent, a literature lover and the owner of a delightfully dry & wry sense of humor, I knew we’d get along excellently. Here, she waxes poetic on everyone’s favorite pop-country starlet, Taylor Swift. And props to you, Erin: we all should just like what we like. Continue reading

2012: My Favorites, So Far

This year, I decided to take my well-documented desire for organization and order one step further and keep a catalog of all the books, movies, music and TV I consume. I typically develop grand plans like this, adhere to them for a week or two, and then laziness sets in and the plans just fall by the wayside. But this year has been pleasantly different, and my catalog of consumables stands long and proud on that menu bar above.

As of June 30th, I have read 29 books, listened to 34 new albums, watched 51 movies and viewed 15 seasons of television this year alone. (Those figures are a little unsettling, but I promise I am also a productive member of society in addition to being a pop culture fiend. Also, most of those TV shows were not full 22-episode seasons.) I figured it would be a worthwhile exercise to whittle down the list to a few favorites in each medium, and what list would be complete with an honorable mention to the worst entry as well?

(I should note that the lists below are not made up of books, movies, shows and albums that have necessarily been released in 2012; rather, they are simply the books, movies, shows and albums I’ve read/watched/listened to in 2012.) Continue reading

My Recent Pop Culture Obsessions

Hello, Internet world. I know that I have been neglecting this l’il blog for quite a while, so in an effort to return to a semi-regular blogging schedule, I have decided to share with you, my dear readers (if there are any of you left), what is currently grabbing my attention in various cultural media.

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"Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind."

-Virginia Woolf, "A Room of One's Own"

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