The Best of Week 43

CD of the week:
Misery is a Butterfly by Blonde Redhead

I've had some songs from this album on my computer (with some songs from earlier albums) and also had their latest album in my cd collection, but I never got myself around to buy this album. We made some cuts in the cd catalog last week at work (I work full time in a record store called Platekompaniet), and this cd got cut down from 169 NOK to 59.90 NOK. As you can understand, I could not let this opportunity go and bough myself the cd. Blonde Rehead is truly a fantastic band. I don't even know what to compare them with, so I recommend you buy yourself one of their cd's (or take a look at their myspace) and start listening to them.

Songs from the album worth listening to: "Elephant Woman", "Misery is a Butterfly", "Falling Man", "Messenger", "Melody" and "Equus".

and I have to mention that the cd cover and booklet are simply stunning.

Movie of the week:
Pandoras Box
Again I will trust imdb to explain the plot better than I:

"In Weimar Germany, Lulu is an entrancing and beautiful free-spirited girl who
lives on the beneficences of the men who fall under her powerful yet somehow
innocent spell. Her current paramour is the highly-respectable Dr. Schön, but
even his handsome son Alwa cannot resist the draw which Lulu exerts. Dr. Schön
comes to believe he must marry Lulu, even though he has been engaged to a proper
young woman of his own class, when his affair with Lulu becomes public. At their
marriage celebration, Schön becomes jealously enraged by her behavior, and
tragedy ensues. Although Lulu appears to escape the fate that this tragedy would
suggest, her unwitting power over men leads her, and several of the men, in a
seemingly inescapable spiral downwards toward destitution and further tragedy."
The movie is highly entertaining (and abit involuntary funny at some points, but what can be expected?) The movie is visually beautifull with its costrumes, lightning and sets. You also get to see the gorgeous Louis Brooks in action. With her overdramtic body language you will soon find her a spoiled brat, but you can’t stop beeing facinated by her charm.

Series of the week:
House M.D
I will not spend alot of time explaining this series, because I will explain my favourite series later in another post (thanks to Serenas great idea in her blog). I started on the second series (again!) this weekend and all I can say is that when I was in the hospital I really missed a sarcastig and charming doctor like Gregory House.

Book of the week:
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

"Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand
English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters
Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

Winter 1999:
Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young
director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories,
long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through
the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has
forgotten but Grace never could."

I only bought this book because of its beautifull cover and because it reminded me of “The Landscape of Love” by Sally Beauman. I have to say that this book is really a good read. The characters are facinating and the plot ever so exciting. I am only half way through the book, but its really difficult to let it be. I just want to finish it right away. Its a big bonus that the story takes us back in time and that it mix actual events with a fictional story. And who can say no to the 20s? If you like Sally Beaumans “The Landscape of Love” and Ian McEwans “Atonement”, you will surely like this one.

Buy of the week:
Long organic and striped sweater from H&M
Beacuse I’ve alread written about my high nostrils, I will have to put this sweater in my best buys this week. It feels really soft and I have worn it all weekend (even though I’ve just been inside the house).

Place of the week:
The bed in my sisters old bedroom.

Now you really must think I’m obsessed with beds and sleep. Well, its getting dark outside and I’m always tired from work, so what can I girl dream of? Its usually my dad who sleeps in this bed, but his weekend my mum and dad were away, so I took all my pillows and quilts, and simply dozed off with House and a good book.

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