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That book problem

by ayessa
Sunday, January 19th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Rap, Get Inspired |

On New Year’s Eve, I promised myself that I’ll try to read more books this year. I’ve been using Goodreads to track my progress and I’m glad that I already finished two out of my 30-book goal this year.

I really don’t have a problem choosing what books to read. The problem is I always find other things to do instead, like watch movies (Her and Stuck in Love are good, btw) and putting a hundred discographies in my iPod and never actually listening to them.

So here I am again pushing myself to read, read, and read. I’m reading Stephen King’s memoir On Writing at the moment and am close to finishing it already. A good start, right? And I might start reading another book this week, too.

Here’s what’s on my bookshelf so far, which hopefully I’d get to finish soon.

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If you want more books to include in your must-read, check out Angel’s reading list, too.

How about you, Candy Girls, what’s on your reading list? :)

My 2014 Reading List

by angel
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Rap, Get Inspired, Let's Talk, What's Up |

Ever since I got my new e-reader last Christmas, I’ve been holing up in my room and just reading. The Kobo Glo from National Bookstore is such a great buy for bookworms—it has a backlight so you can read in the dark without hurting your eyes and bothering other people in the room with you, and you can store tons of e-books with its 2GB storage (expandable to 32GB MicroSD). Plus, the bright red color of my Kobo just makes me want to read more! Haha!

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Here are some of the books on my reading list:

The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
I’m a huge fan of different types of series (my current favorites: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and The Hunger Games) and this one’s next on my list. I’ve already read the first two. Can’t wait to read the next three!

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The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Another dystopian series that’s been compared to The Hunger Games. I’ve started reading the first book and I’m hooked! I hope to finish this before the movie comes out in March.

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Attachments and other books by Rainbow Rowell
I’ve been hearing a lot about author Rainbow Rowell and her books. Former Candy EIC Ines says she loved Attachments so much that she even tweeted the author.

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The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Two best friends get into two different schools—one for Disney princesses and another for villains. A friend recommended this to me and the plot intrigued me.

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The Cuckoo’s Calling by J.K. Rowling (aka Robert Galbraith)
A crime fiction novel by one of my favorite authors—I’m there!

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Can you recommend other great books I can read this year? Anybody want to start a book club?

Bookworms, unite!
Angel O:)

What’s On Repeat: Robin Thicke, Two Ways

by macy
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
Posted in Candy Rap |

You might remember Robin Thicke from his collab with Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester on her track “Somebody To Love.” But my favorite Thicke track is from his 2006 release, “Lost Without You.” Although some of his lyric choices can be questionable (haha), I absolutely love his voice. Some people have gone as far as calling him the second coming of Marvin Gaye. I think it’s because he can turn any song instantly sexy.

Robin Thicke on the Candy Blog

Take for example Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” a fave around here at the Candy HQ. Typically dance-y track that has been used and abused on every other TV promo on air. Then Thicke goes and does his thing and it turns into this:

Crazy, right? It sounds like an entirely different song! And pun intended, I love it!

Just last Friday, Pretty Much Amazing (one of my fave music sites to troll) posted Vampire Weekend‘s kind-of-awesome cover of Thicke’s bordering-on-offensive (see: previously mentioned questionable lyric choices) summer jam, “Blurred Lines” from BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge.

I’ve been listening to it all weekend, heheheyyy!

What tracks have you been listening to constantly lately? Do you have a favorite Robin Thicke tune? I’d love to know!

Love,
Macy

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What We’re Watching: Despicable Me 2

by angel
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Posted in Candy Rap |

Guess who dropped by the Candy HQ last week? Judging by the loud, high-pitched screams, you’d think it was the boys of One Direction. But no… our special guests were none other than these super cute minions!

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Jerry and Stuart (yes, the minions have names) surprised us with a dance number to the tune of Psy’s “Gentleman” and even took some photos with us. Who has the best minion face in this picture?

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If you want to see more of these adorable minions, watch Despicable Me 2—now showing in theaters nationwide!

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Not yet convinced? Check out the trailer below:

See you at the cinema!
Angel O:)

A few years ago, on a road trip to the beach, a friend made me listen to the off-Broadway recording of The Last Five Years. After that, I was obsessed! Written by Jason Robert Brown (who also did 13), it tells the story of a young couple, Cathy and Jamie. The unique thing about it? They each tell their story from opposite ends of the spectrum: Jamie from the beginning and Cathy from the end. They meet somewhere in the middle during the wedding.

So imagine my excitement when news broke out that Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) was doing the movie with Jeremy Jordan (Smash). Thanks to Twitter and Instagram, we’ve been getting sneak peeks of the movie that’s set to be released next year.

Haven’t seen any videos of either character singing songs from the musical, but here’s one of Lea Salonga rehearsing “Still Hurting.”

What about you? What movie are you super excited to see?

Love,
Macy

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