1.10.2010

The Post About The Rabbit Recommends v.52

Each weekend, I post a readable, a watchable, and a listenable of which I'm fond. You can choose what happens next. Earlier volumes can be found here.

This weekend is a very special Rabbit Recommends because it's #52. I've been pointing you to things I love for one whole year. As I reviewed all the previous picks for reading, watching and listening - I realized I could stand by them with full confidence. And now I share with you my absolute favorites from that year-long batch:

Read

Entertainment Weekly will always be my pick for best read - behind the Word of God, of course. It doesn't just highlight great things to read, watch and listen to of its own - it has great articles like The Bullseye, The Hit List, The Must List and Sound Bites that always leave me quite pleased. By becoming a subscriber, you too can have it land at your door. Or at least in a box near the road.

Watch

I love television. I'm glad my parents let me watch it ad nauseum. I'm content in having skipped college study groups to watch Friends and ER. I'm perfectly fine with the fact that I know more about actors on the small screen than most historical figures. And my favorite is this: Lost. Its final season begins on February 2. And I'll be there with my nerdy friends gathered around a box of Mr. Cluck's chicken. You can discover how AWESOME it is by watching all 101 episodes for free on Hulu.

Listen

This was hard. But I have to admit, my favorite singer-songwriter of all is Patty Griffin. She has this unique voice that reminds you she's been happy and hurt and everything in-between. This is Up to The Mountain. But all of her songs are worthy of a download with some of my favorites being Rain, When It Don't Come Easy, Every Little Bit, and Forgiveness.
Her new album, Downtown Church, will be available on January 26.
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Now what would an anniversary be without a gift? So to celebrate, I'm giving away a $25 gift card to Amazon, my first-choice for all things pop culture-y. This is enough to buy you a year-long subscription to EW, the 1st season of Lost, or 3 of Patty's albums. Good, no?

How To Enter
Leave a comment answering the question:

What is one of the best things you've read, seen, or listened to in the last year?


**2 Extra Credit Entries**
Each of the following will give you one extra entry in the giveaway. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do!

1. Be a fan of Jamie's Rabbits on Facebook. FB Fans get great bonus links to stuff I don't post here...

2. Be a follower of Jamie's Rabbits on Twitter. Twitter Followers get 140 characters of snarky commentary on life...

**You can accomplish both of these easy breezy tasks by clicking on the links.**

Important Details: Must enter before 11:59pm CST on Saturday, January 16 to qualify. Winner will be chosen randomly using Research Randomizer and announced on Sunday, January 17. The gift card will be emailed. Obviously, anonymous folks can't win unless they leave a name in the comment.