Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A Book Review That Goes GaGa - Lady GaGa: Queen Of Pop

It’s time to go GaGa, over 21st century’s Queen Of Pop. Lady Gaga’s autobiography Lady GaGa: Queen Of Pop, written by Emily Herbert. The book, uncovers some hidden truths about the eccentric GaGa, who first released her debut album ‘Fame,’ back in January 2009.
Lady GaGa, who’s known by family, and close friends as Stefani. She also shared the same classroom, with the Hilton sisters at Sacred Heart Catholic School. The book, goes onto reveal the Poker-Face singer, to have a strong fashion sense, she was also a straight A student.

As I mentioned earlier, GaGa had a strong interest in fashion during her teenage years. Her ambition was to be a fashion stylist, however, that all changed when she got into drama and music. Before she became the centre of attention in the music business, GaGa was actually a burlesque dancer.

If you’re one of those people, who like to know what goes on behind closed doors, then this is the book for you. The autobiography, reveals GaGa’s inner- most secrets, and exposes the close relationship she has with her family, especially with her father. As you read on, you begin to realise that you delve deeper into GaGa’s life. As she talks about a time she went from being a good straight A student, to an out of control cocaine addict. She continues to explain, how difficult of an ordeal it was for her, not only being dependent on a substance, but also how she could have lost everything including her family.
Once Gaga was introduced to the music industry, she became known as the performer with a difference. In 2009, she performed at The Royal Varity Show in the UK where she shook hands with the Queen. It’s safe to say, this lady is going to stay with us for a long time, and continue to make a unique statement within the music industry.

If you’re a GaGa fan, and you want to get to know the real lady, then pick up this book, and enter the world of the pop singer.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Sprinkle A Little Hollywood Bling To Your Book Collection

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m not much of a bookworm. However, it did get me thinking, and inspired me to investigate, who in Hollywood and the music industry is the bookworm. Dedicated readers often describe reading, as films in your head, imagination takes you anywhere right? If you’re a book lover, then this is the article for you. Sprinkle a little Hollywood bling to your book collection, and check out the fictional adventures celebrities experience. Ok, now back to Hollywood, who in Hollywood is regularly going on fictional adventures? Hmmm well, let’s see:

Angelina Jolie - The sexiest woman alive in Hollywood, picked up 'Vlad the Impaler', in search of the real Dracula by M.J Trow, the story of a 15th century bloodsucking vampire and the adventures of his life.

Natalie Portman - Another Hollywood actress who took a significant role in the play ‘The Diary Of Anne Frank,’ written by Anne Frank herself. This book tells the story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl describing the horrifying experiences of WWII. When you put this into consideration, you can understand why she would pick up this book, so that she can get into character.

Denzel Washington – The man who made ‘Training Day’ a classic and unforgettable movie of all time. He includes ‘Siddhartha’ author Hermon Hesse to his reading list, the tale that describes a young man’s voyage to enlightenment, and goes onto open the door to the life of a Buddha, while on this journey, he discovers the concept of compassion and peace.

Mel Gibson – Braveheart and director of the most controversial movie of 2004, ‘The Passion Of The Christ’, Gibson’s favourite book is Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, which takes place in a fictional American society, Bradbury’s book got released as a Hollywood movie in 1996.

Nicole Kidman – Hollywood Australian actress who entered the fictional and magical world of ‘The Chronicles Of Narnia, a magical kingdom created by C.S. Lewis, a world where animals can talk and good wins over evil.

Catherine Zeta-Jones – The Welsh Hollywood actress who starred in countless movies including 2002’s Chicago and 2005’s Mask Of Zorro. The wife of Michael Douglas favourite paperback is by F. Scott Fitzgerald entitled ‘The Great Getsby’, this novel is also known as an American classic which depicts a period that followed WWI.

Will Smith – Actor/rapper, a man who has maintained a secure place in Hollywood, who knew that he would still be following his dreams with his favourite paperback ‘The Alchemist’ a compelling tale by Paulo Coehlo which focuses around a shepherd boy named Santiago who is on the path for hidden treasure.

Kate WinsletTitanic star reads the story about a woman, who’s trapped in an unhappy marriage to her first cousin in ‘Theresse Raquin’ by Emile Zola, the tale continues as the unhappy woman plans to murder her husband with the help of her secret lover.

Alec Baldwin30 Rock star can’t seem to put one book down in particular ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee, another American classic which focuses around racial injustice in the South during the Great Depression.

Russell Crowe – The man behind the Hollywood classic ‘The Gladiator’ seems to be Studs Terkel’s readers, reading ‘Anything, Coming Of Age and P.S. Further Thoughts From A Lifetime Of Listening’ Terkel’s main subject area surrounds the history of America.

We have come to the end of this exciting list so, let me ask you which one of these books has caught your attention, if any even have? Why not sink your head in an exciting book and get reading? Who knows where your imagination can take you.