The top music, theatre, film and books this month

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This month we offer you music for easy listening and a top track from Ellie Goulding to stoke the romantic fires of Valentine, or for something more steamy, Miley Cyrus’s I Adore You, some great films out now and a good read or two.




Our Top 10 this month is:


1. How Long Will I Love You, Ellie Goulding

2. Royals, Lorde

3. Adore You, Miley Cyrus

4. Feeling Myself, (with Miley Cyris, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard

5. Timber, Pitbull (with Ke$ha)

6. Hey Brother, Avicci

7. Wild Heart, The Vamps

8. Million Pound Girls, Fuse ODG

9. Control, Matrix & Futurebound (with Max Marshall)

10. Dark Horse, Katy Perry (with Juicy J)





Top films showing right now are:


The Wolf of Wall Street, from Martin Scorcese: Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.



Frozen: Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.


I, Frankenstein: Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.


12 Years a Slave, from Steve McQueen: In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.


Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.




For a good (but informative) laugh, try…


Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

by Kelly Williams Brown


If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it’s OK. But it doesn’t have to be this way.


Just because you don’t feel like an adult doesn’t mean you can’t act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown’s popular blog, ADULTING makes the scary, confusing “real world” approachable, manageable-and even conquerable.


This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn what to check for when renting a new apartment – not just the nearby bars, but the plumbing and stove, amongst other things; how to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office – imagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches – it helps. And a whole lot more.


From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this fun, comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.



A very current theme…


Fakebook: A True Story. Based on Actual Lies

by Dave Cicirelli


On October 5th, 2009, Dave posted a note on Facebook announcing that he was quitting his job, dropping everything, and walking west. But what no one knew (save a few collaborators) was that Dave was lying and that his westward travels were all an elaborate hoax.


And so Dave’s existence split in two–earning his followers’ trust with postings about everyday activities before escalating the story with tales of teepeeing an Amish horse and buggy and thus being forced to work off his debt on the farm. Meanwhile, the real Dave went into hiding, sequestering himself in his parents’ empty house and growing more and more lonely.


This humorous, thought-provoking memoir will spark discussions of our social media culture and its impact on our relationships and interactions



Or for something more lightly romantic…


Fallen Too Far

by Abbi Glines


She is only nineteen. She is his new stepfather’s daughter. She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother. But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.


Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world.


Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…


Blaire just may have fallen too far.


Enjoy your February reads, films and music!


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