Taking a cue from the amazing K.M. Weiland, I’m going to post today about some things that have gripped my attention this week.
Book: Target Tokyo by James Scott
As an avid connoisseur of all things related to the 1942 Doolittle Raid, I was pleased to pick up a signed copy of Target Tokyo this April during its debut at the National Museum of the Air Force. This thick volume is everything a historical account ought to be—fast-paced, gripping, and full of personal anecdotes. It combines the best parts of every other book I’ve read on the raid into something quite stellar.
Movie: Monsters University
With all my writing, I haven’t had much movie-watching time this week. However, I did manage to snag a good bit of Pixar’s monstrous prequel. My favorite thing about the movie? The antagonist, Dean Hardscrabble. She’s a wonderful example of a well-crafted antagonist who isn’t a bad guy.
Music: Dual by Eamon Doorley / Julie Fowlis / Ross Martin / Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
I still can’t get over how much talent and fun is in this album that mixes Scottish and Irish languages and musical styles. Julie Fowlis has long been a favorite of mine since I heard the two songs she wrote and performed for Pixar’s Brave.
Food: Starbucks’ Mango Black Tea
I usually stick with coffee at Starbucks, but I decided to branch out and try their new offering (the mango sounded pretty tempting). I certainly wasn’t disappointed! I have, however, been brewing some of my own using Irish breakfast tea (you can use any black tea, and even green or oolong works well) and the incredible Lorann Mango Flavor (it’s a tiny bottle, but you only need a few drops!). Or, you can mix and match to get a dozen different flavors.
So that’s me this week. What are you up to? Do you think I should make this sort of article a weekly thing? Sound off in the comments.