Archives for September 2009

{Bookworn} BBC’s BIG Read – Top 200 novels

Image by Sasha H. Muradali. All Rights Reserved 2009.

Hello there 🙂

Okay, so it’s Banned Books Week! *yay!*

So in lieu of some of the feedback on my Facebook, Twitter and the comments section of my “Hello Banned Books Week” post — I wanted to share with you a list the BBC made for the year 2000 and then updated shortly after. There are two giant lists here, so I turned it into the “Top 200.”

See two links below:

Original BBC List

The Game of the List

I wondered how many I read, since I am a bookworm and I admit to that fact, so here we go.

I’m going to post the Top 200 because there are some on 100-200 that I read as well. I put line breaks in groups of 20 for easy navigation.

Going to use a [x] to signify I read it.
Going to use “bold” formatting to signify I LOVED it.
Going to use “italics” formatting to signify I WANT to read it. [Read more…]

{Bookworm} Banned Books Week & some PR: Who was Ostracized the most?

Image by Sasha H. Muradali. All Rights Reserved 2009.

Continuing with the Little Pink Book’s coverage of Banned Books Week I wanted to share with you some information from the American Library Association  and a little PR-insight as well. [Read more…]

{Tickled Pink} The lunatic, the lover, and the poet

Image by Kattaca, inspired by "The Little Prince."

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.

– William Shakespeare

Find out more about Kattaca here.

Copyright © 2009 SashaH. Muradali. All Rights Reserved.

Blake: A Social Media Musical Revolution

By: Sarah Fahey, guest blogger

Dashing good looks, manners, charm, wit and a huge amount of talent… oh! and let’s not forget a Classical Brit Award for their debut album!

Blake, a classical crossover group, comprising of Stephen Bowman, Jules Knight, Dominic Tighe and Ollie Baines, first appeared on the scene in 2007 after forming on Facebook.

Whoa. Social media in action, anyone?

Initially compared to G4 and Il Divo, but soon growing into their own for their unique style of harmonies, Blake take well-known classical and pop songs, and together with their Musical Director, Mark Williams, create arrangements which are truly breathtaking.

In early 2009, Dominic Tighe left the group to return to an acting career. The others, still wanting to continue with their music, recruited new member Humphrey Berney using an appeal on Twitter. [Read more…]

{Rules of PR no. 24} By Invitation Only

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By invitation only, please RSVP…now!

How many times have you been invited to something, and then well…not invited to something else? For example, remember back in 1997 when people were up in arms because Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Titanic? Word was he was snubbed by the Oscars. Whether it’s true or not isn’t the point, think about this instead – [Read more…]

Music Monday – @KrisAllen4Real covers @TheScript

Sometimes we fall down, and can’t get back up,
we’re hiding behind the skin that’s too tough…

If you’re an American Idol fan, and even if you’re not, you know who Kris Allen is. He was in a battle for the American Idol crown in 2009 against Adam Lambert. Anyway, the American Idol winner just released his debut song post-Idol called “Live Like We’re Dying.”

No, Tim McGraw fans, not “Live Like You’re Dying,” we’re talking about something completely different… [Read more…]

{Bookworm} Hello Banned Books Week :)

Image by Sasha H. Muradali. All Rights Reserved 2009.

I don’t hide the fact that I love books. I think they are filled with information and give people the opportunity to venture into unknown worlds, learn new things and most of all become more well-rounded individuals. Reading is about stepping out of the box, escapism and growth. Ignorance is a bad thing.

With that in mind, I give you Banned Books Week!

September 26 – October 3, I challenge you to read at least read one book on the list 🙂 Remember not all of these books have been banned, only some of them.

On that note, I encourage you to look at the list below and figure out which ones you have read (feel free to post your response in the comments.)

I did it too:-

I put in bold what I’ve read, I put in italics what I want to read and I put in the colour pink which books [Read more…]

{iStyle} Project Runway Hollywood Challenge

2009 07 projectrunway {iStyle} Project Runway & Models of The Runway: Model Challenge

By: Jenn Ortiz

F-me! I missed crying models last week. But, I did see Johnny’s lying ass get canned… and Tim Gunn exasperated over Johnny’s spewing. Moving on. Damn the fangs are coming out here. Oh, and can someone please tell me where the freakin’ hell is Michael Kors?! [Read more…]

{Chic Fashionista} TitletownTs: I Heart T Bow #Gators


He’s #15, quarterback for the University of Florida, Heisman winner and all around rock for the Gator Nation. He cried on television, is staying a virgin until he’s married and if you’re ever been to the UF campus on a non-game day it’s quit possible to see him cruising through Oaks Mall with about 20 girls hovering ten feet behind him… [Read more…]

{Confession of a PRetty Social Girl} Is the Recession Good for Gen-Y?

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It was the worst of times, it was the best of times in these cities to which we, Gen-Y, are living.

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the Baby Boomers were described as flower children. They were radical, they wanted world peace, heck, they wanted to change the world. They were obsessed with the environment and hugged trees. This was a generation that felt they were entitled. Most of all, what was up with the fashions: bare bellies, shaggy hair and Twiggy eyes.


But wait a minute, does any of that sound familiar to you? Are the Boomers describing themselves when they describe us? I mean I don’t think my parents are so bad… I don’t know what they were like before I was born, but I think they turned out okay. So why can’t I?

On that note, while the recession is a hindering factor in the job hunt for so many Millennials (80 Million Strong anyone?), maybe it isn’t such a bad thing?

Someone told me that I sounded more than frustrated recently and that maybe my hurt for the current state of affairs ran deeper that just frustration. I cannot say that they were right, but I cannot say they were wrong either. I feel like we have choices, and we make them the best that we can given our circumstances.

Karma has a funny way of going full circle and life has an even funnier way of working out. Go on a outlandish philosophical thought with me for a minute here…

The recession is trying us: our pockets, our freedom, our livelihood, our day-to-day activities; you name it. [Read more…]