Thursday, February 7, 2008

But, Enough About Books...




I discovered Booking through Thursday, this week! I'm really excited! Here's this week's question:

Okay, even I can’t read ALL the time, so I’m guessing that you folks might voluntarily shut the covers from time to time as well… What else do you do with your leisure to pass the time? Walk the dog? Knit? Run marathons? Construct grandfather clocks? Collect eggshells?

Well, since this blog is about books AND movies, I guess I can say I also watch films. I must admit that after a long day usually I'd rather put on a dvd rather than read a book. Good thing I like them then, I guess!

I'm also involved in the local theatre/musical scene so I'm usually rehearsing for something. Right now it's the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, which will be staged at the end of May. I just found out a few days ago that I got into the chorus and I'm really psyched - there was a lot of competition!

I sing with a small vocal group called Hot Air too. We do all sorts of songs, from jazz and gospel to pop and classical. Right now we're rehearsing an Abba medley!

All this means that I have to spend a lot of time learning my music at home...

I also love to cook - when I started this blog (only a couple of weeks ago!), I also started another about cooking and food - Lost in the Kitchen. I hope that it will put some method to the general madness.

I take a tap class and a modern jazz class once a week.

That probably covers a lot of it, although I do try to do other stuff too - like see friends! I love doing all this other stuff too, but I always wish I had more time to read... I only read one book in January (!) and I haven't completed one in February yet (although I'm close to finishing P.D. James' "The Children of Men" - it's really good and I'm looking forward to watching the movie too!). I guess there will never be enough time for everything we want to do...

14 comments:

janice said...

hi! ah your blog is about a couple of weeks old! mine's a newborn, too! and I'm on my way there to post a BTT response (I came from their site to yours :)). may many goodtimesareading find their way to you!

gautami tripathy said...

That is so good that you can sing. I can't for nuts!

I love to cook too!

Welcome to BTT!

joanna said...

Thanks for the welcome guys! It's so exciting to get comments! ;-)
I'm heading over to your blogs now!

Maree said...

Sounds like you've got plenty to be going on with! Movies are on my list, too.
I've seen Children of Men, but not read the book. It's interesting.

Chris said...

Welcome to BTT! Sounds like you're very theatrical.

joanna said...

Thanks Chris! Yes, sometimes theatrical and sometimes just over-dramatic... it's a fine line! ;-)

Lezlie said...

I was finally able to find out what Booking Through Thursday was via your blog. Thanks! I'm going to play, too!! You sound like you keep yourself busy with lots of fun stuff!

Lezlie

GeraniumCat said...

Welcome to BTT. Local theatre's great, I wonder sometimes about getting involved again, but my son is in the local group and I think maybe he has more fun without me!

Josette said...

Wow! You're really busy!

I prefer to watch a movie at the end of a long day, too. It's more relaxing than reading!

Table Talk said...

Welcome, it's always good to meet someone new. I used to do a lot of amateur theatre as well, but cooking, I'm afraid, is not one of my things!

joanna said...

table talk - i tried to post something on your blog but i couldn't see the verification image...

John Mutford said...

How could I forget movies? Yes, that's a past-time of mine as well.

karen! said...

This week's BTT question was really fun. It's interesting to see what everyone likes doing with the rest of their free time.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

All that performing is COOL. Glad you've found BTT!