The Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

Hello gentle reader,

three days ago the ever-awesome Karen Rought passed the Lovely Blog Award on to me! Thank you so much Karen! I am now supposed to: thank the person who gave it to me, list 7 things about myself and pass it along to 7 others. I have already shared 7 random things about myself on this blog when I received the Very Inspiring Blog Award. So today I thought I would do something a little bit different. Instead of talking about myself per se, I’m going to talk about 7 reasons why I cannot wait for the UK release of the movie Les Miserables tomorrow.

Les Miserables

1- I read Les Miserables for the first time when I was 10. It was an abridged version for children and I remember loving it, although at the time I had no idea why it was such a compelling story.

2- I finally read the full version of Les Miserables when I was 15 and it blew me away. I still know some quotes by heart. It was epic and moving, historical and timeless, incredibly well written and yet easy to read. It is one of the first books that made me want to be a writer.

3- My teenage years were also the time when I fell in love with musicals. And I read every single book by Victor Hugo (and yes, he wrote many, including poetry, political essays and plays). If you have a question about this French author’s work, I’m the one to ask πŸ˜‰

4- By the time I was 20, I had also watched every possible movie rendition of Les Miserables. And let me tell you, some of them are bad. And weird.

4- Ten years ago I found out there was a musical based on Les Miserables (I know, a bit late to this party…). Two of my favourite things in the world! I saw it, and loved it.

5- Ten years ago, I also watched Gladiator for the first time and thought Russell Crowe was an awesome actor. I know he is way older than me, but I still have an odd crush on him.

6- But you may know if you read this blog that my biggest love when it comes to actors is Eddie Redmayne. Just watch The Pillars of the Eearth: I dare you not to love him.

7- January 2013: a movie based on the musical Les Miserables is released. Russell Crowe and Eddie Redmayne star in it.

Now you understand why I CAN’T WAIT FOR TOMORROW?

Now on to my list of 7 lovely bloogers:

Raewyn Hewitt

Amanda Fanger

Sydney Aaliyah

Ayesha Schroeder

The Feather and the Rose

Kate Michael

Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Go and visit their blogs, they are all worth a read!

15 thoughts on “The Lovely Blog Award

  1. Hey EM, thanks much. That’s so lovely. Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

  2. Kate Michael says:

    Thank you! I, too, love Russell Crowe, and I hope you have a lovely time tomorrow, lol πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks, Eve! I can’t believe you’ve had to wait all this time to see Les Mis. Let me tell you it is most excellent. I wept and then found my Russell Crowe crush raging back with full force. Enjoy!

  4. sugaropal says:

    I am so flattered πŸ™‚ thank you very much. I read Les Mis in French, in French class so I think I probably missed a lot, ahem. Hubs and I saw the musical ages ago and some time soon will have a “date” night to see the movie. Hope you have a wonderful time! Also I had no idea your name was Eve until reading this post’s comments…

  5. Karen Rought says:

    You’re very welcome, of course! This was a cool twist to telling us seven things about yourself. I know absolutely nothing about Les Mis, unfortunately, but with the recent exposure it has been getting due to the movie, I’m very keen on picking it up and reading it. I would love to see the movie one day as well! Ah well, guess I’ll just add that to the list. πŸ˜‰

  6. EM Castellan says:

    Be warned, the book is LONG, lol. So is the movie, actually. But it’s worth it! πŸ˜‰

  7. I hope it was everything you dreamed it would be. Les Mis was the first big musical I ever saw (in London fresh off the plane from NZ) and it blew my mind. I’m also a huge Hugh Jackman fan, so I’m really looking forward too.

    Thanks for the award too!

  8. EM Castellan says:

    You’re welcome and you deserve it πŸ™‚ And yes, I loved the movie. Will probably go and see it again soon…

  9. I’m delighted to have stumbled across this, old post though it is. My first introduction to LesMis was the movie at the start of the year. I’ve been obsessed ever since. Went and saw the stage production in London last month. Not read the full book yet, though every time I’m in Waterstones I pick it up and hunt for Javert quotes. I’m still trying to work out how to write a blog post about using Javert to help with becoming a better writer (“tell me quickly what’s the story, who so what and why and where, let him give a full description, lent him answer to Javert”…).

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