21 February 2014

TGIF / 38

HEY-O! It's been a busy week (hence the lack of posting on the blog) and I'm looking forward to having a nice, relaxing weekend with friends and family. There's lots to catch up on, like fictional crushes or a renewed love of vampires along with some stellar novellas, a breathtaking series finale and Neil Gaiman's undeniable awesomeness. And link love. LOTS of link love. Happy weekending, friends!

Bookish News 
Book binging – the new frontier in publishing?
ALL THE COVERS ARE REVEALED! From Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo and The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) to R.L. Stine’s new Fear Street novel, Party Games, and Neil Gaiman’s The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains. Oh yeah!
A Pixar artist took graphic movie scenes and turned them into a children’s book. You can buy it on February 25th. And if that's not artsy enough for you, these bookish quotes are composed in gorgeous typography ought to do it.
An important question: do online reviews take the fun out of book buying
BookRiot gives some audiobook recommendations to satisfy any/all your road tripping needs.
Cassandra Clare releases a snippet of her new book, City of Heavenly Fire, here. You can also read the first three chapters of Maggie Stiefvater’s, Sinner, here

Entertainment News 
Can you recognize all the iconic movie characters in this cute animation by Pier Paolo?
The 100 most memorable movie quotes of all time
With the upcoming release of the Divergent movie there comes an inevitable new line of merchandise to go along with it. Will you be buying into it?
New stills have been released for Guardians of the Galaxy and The Maze Runner. And there's a trailer.
Michael Keaton confirms he’s been in talks with director, Tim Burton, for Beetlejuice 2

Pop Culture!  
These Disney princesses are overshadowed by their villainous counterparts and it is stunning! Perhaps a Disney themed drink is needed to quell their nerves. 
And in things I need to procure: this man owns every replica wand from the Harry Potter movies. I want them. LEGO has created a Ghostbusters Ecto-1 playset and now I see lots of LEGOs in my future.
Can we say, 90’s problems? That’s okay, we’ll always have our favourite 90’s movies to cheer us up. And if that doesn’t make you feel old, this will. You’re welcome!
We’ve all seen the evolution of dance. Now Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith give us the evolution of hip hop dance

Writing Tips 
Finished your manuscript and ready to publish? Here are some things you need to think about before submitting that query letter and reaching out to publishers.
Once you submit your queries, you’re bound to get rejections. But have no fear! Jodi Meadows’ love letter to her rejections may just help you to cope.


  1. I've read about book binging...and I wouldn't mind if books came out sooner, but I also don't mind if the author needs to take their take writing an epicly amazing book, because I'll wait. :D

    The R-Rated movies drawn out like a children's book was umm interesting. I did laugh at the Psycho one!

    Although some of the Divergent merchandise is cool, I don't really buy that stuff anymore since well I'm a little old to be wearing it. On the other hand I do like keychains, I have a HP one and a Hunger Games one, I also have a HP coffee mug that I love, okay and a bracelet, but it's more classy... lol If someone bought me a shirt I would wear it though. :) Okay, so maybe I just wouldn't spend the money on this stuff, but I would still wear/use it.

    I loved the super cute Cinemantics video.

    1. I'm torn on the whole book binging thing. While it would be nice to not have to wait a year between books (it's SO easy to forget), there's also the anticipation and build up to the new release that makes it so worth it in the end. And yeah, I'd MUCH rather have the author take their time and write something truly amazing.

      I think I'm going to have to buy that book. And if I ever have children, it's TOTALLY going on their bookshelf! Haha. Would that make me a bad parent?

      I have a love/hate relationship with movie merch. While on one hand, I do think I'm too old for some of it, on the other hand, I can't help but fangirl out and show my love. So yeah. I do have some merch like notebooks and keychains, but I tend to leave the t-shirts and stuff for the youngsters. Unless it Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Jurassic Park. Then I am an unadultered nerd girl. ;)


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