27 September 2013

TGIF / 33

Last weekend I attended DC's National Book Festival with two of my bestest gal pals. Whilst I was super excited to be there and picked up some really cool swag, it was a bit unfortunate that a lot of the authors I wanted to see (Jonathan Maebry, Rick Yancey, et. al.) canceled. Plus, later in the day, we had the rain to contend with. But that's the thing about having good girlfriends---we still managed to make the most of our time there by laying in the grass and exploring the National Monuments. There's always a silver lining, eh? Have a wonderful weekend!

Bookish News
Confessions of a YA ghost writer.
Jokes only a Potterhead would understand.
I've always been a fan of these Olympia le Tan bookish clutches although I could never afford one. I guess I'll have to happily settle for Kate Spade instead.
How to know if you're a banned book reader. Know the signs, people!
An interview with Stephen King on getting scared.
Geeky books get the minimal treatment.
The 5th Wave sequel gets its official title, plus a bonus interview with author, Rick Yancey.

Entertainment News
The first official Divergent movie poster and Diana movie poster have arrived. Plus, our first look at Disney's live-action Cinderella.
What can we expect from the Dumb and Dumber sequel? Some very low brow humour.
This week on DWTS, Bill Nye dances the pasodoble.
Meet Catching Fire's Castor & Pollux.
This is Kurt Russell in the upcoming Fast & Furious 7. Yes, they're making a Fast & Furious 7. And yes, Kurt Russell will be in it.

Pop Culture!
Which fictional character shares the same birthday as you? Thanks a lot, All My Children.
This is the untold story of Benjen Stark, brother of the Night's Watch.
Were these Disney villains right all along?
This is what it looks like when Dr. Seuss redesigns Jurassic Park.


  1. TGIF! Glad you enjoyed the book festival even if some authors cancelled and it rained. Thanks for the links, especially the King interview. Enjoy your weekend!

    1. It was great just spending time with good friends. I actually went to the Baltimore Book Festival last weekend and though big-named authors aren't really the draw, it was a ton of fun!

      And yeah, I thought of you with that King link!

  2. Sorry those authors you were looking forward to were not there, but it still sounds like you had a fun time!

    YES to the Divergent posters. Why must we wait so long? Oh and the Dr. Seuss Jurassic Park is hilarious. :)

    1. It was kind of a bummer but we made the most of our time. And the Baltimore Book Festival more than made up for it!

  3. That banned books list is interesting! I'm listening to Terabithia right now (I think I read it as a child, too) and I had no idea Louise Rennison's books would be on the list!

    Shame the authors you wanted to see cancelled :(

    1. Eh, it happens but you make the most of it anyway!


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