The books I plan on reading next are:
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
I read '1000 Splendid Suns' by him and loved it, hope this one is good too.
The Book Thief – Marckus Zusak
Heard it was good, recently been made into a film.
Sia Furler - I am obsessed with some of her songs! some of them I'm not that into but the ones I am into are super catchy and have interesting lyrics. If you like emotive singing with dance-y beats, check out 'Big Girl Little Girl', 'Elastic Heart', 'Eye of the Needle', and the slower, more thematic sounding 'I'm in here'.
Also, her music video for 'Chandelier' has been in circulation recently and I've probably seen it 10 times now, the little girl who dances in the video is only 11! what the hell am I doing with my life? I wish I were that talented that young.
I watched this yesterday and my god, what a film. Its stylish, interesting, intellectual, funny, and based on a true story which is always cool. I studied the poet Allen Ginsberg in uni and I really wish I had seen this before writing my essay! Watch it, you won't regret it.
Hope you feel a little more inspired, if you have any book/film/music recommendations let me know in the comments and I'll check them out.