Things change and with change come a few new likes and dislikes. Now I certainly realize that my personal list of hots and nots is just that – personal. It’s not universal and I’m not going to fight to the death with you about anything on it. Just consider it all in good fun!
What’s Hot – Jonas Brothers
The boy band sensation from Disney is still going strong and getting more attention every day. Most of their songs are decent enough, but the teen (and preteen) appeal of the band of brothers is strong enough to carry them through the occasional bad melody to super stardom. They are pretty cute, too.
What’s Not – Britney Spears
She might be poised for a comeback, but she’s been less than poised for much too long in my book. It’s time for her to spend some quality time with her family and to find a career that’s not going to drive her (literally) crazy. Maybe something more mellow in fields of wildflowers or something.
What’s Hot – Books on MP3 Players
Surely you’ve seen these, but if not, I’ll explain. It used to be that to check out an audio book from your library, you had to get a CD and then dig out a portable CD player or play it on your computer. Some MP3 players would let you download books, but the biggest names made you buy the equivalent of a whole book if you wanted to listen to it on the MP3 player. But now, book manufacturers have wised up.
They are producing books on tiny MP3 players that come complete with ear buds. All you have to do is check out the MP3 player that contains only a single book, plug in the ear buds and you’re in business. You can’t put anything else on the player, and you don’t need anything beside the player itself to get some of the latest and most interesting titles around.
What’s Not – Cheap Ripoff Vampire Books
Twilight I loved. There are a few others that are more than decent as well. But I think it’s time for the goth/emo/vampire book craziness to end. Twilight was awesome because it was new and different. There was only one real series of vampire books out before Twilight that I’m aware of (Cirque de Freak, if you must know), but now everywhere I look there are vampires and whatnot falling in love, living in anquish and killing each other. I love a good love story, but surely its time to come up with something new and original.
What’s Hot – Saving the Earth
The Earth is in trouble, and it’s up to you to save it. Actually it’s up to all of us, so spread the word and lead by example. Recycle what you can, reuse items as much as possible, and reduce what you buy. Choose a career and volunteer work that helps to improve the planet rather than destroy it. That way you can dedicate your whole life to making our world a better place.