Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Snippets

Game of Thrones Goes to High School, and They're all a Bunch of Teenage Jerks - WHAT this is so awesome!!! And the 1995 version of Game of Thrones, via @stdennard.

Penguin Bloopers - Your daily dose of adorable.

Andrea Arnold's New Adaptation of 'Wuthering Heights' Finally Gets It Right - I can't wait to see this! Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite books, and one of the few books I enjoyed in high school. I'd read it several times even before Twilight made it quasi-famous. (I also enjoyed The Scarlet Letter in high school, even though I think I was the only who liked that book. I also hated Huckleberry Finn. And I've never read Romeo and Juliet or Pride and Prejudice.) Check out some photos from the set: tmblr.co/Z9vHpsg5wKYq via @aprilynnpike

A great review of the new Tomb Raider that tells us we all freaked out over nothing. - Talk about bad marketing, though. Via @nkjemisin.

Waterproof Sticky Notes. I NEED THESE.

Search Term Bingo. Ok, if you've never see these, the point of the game is to look at the search terms that bring people to your blog, and then you ruminate on them. Hilarity ensues. Seriously, Wendig is fucking hilarious.

To Outline or Not To Outline. Because these are always interesting.

Mr. Rogers. So interesting! I need to hunt down that speech. Also, thank you for not being an asshole.

I am excited for things!!!
Season 7 continues March 30!
Season 3 begins March 31!
Out April 2!
MM out April 2!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

2012 Bookshelf

Here is the list of books I read in 2012. Since I effectively stopped finishing books in early fall, it's shorter than I'd like it to be. But I still read some amazing books! Here's to reading more awesome titles in 2013! (I'm going to overlook the fact that it's March and I've only finished one book this year, and haven't even reviewed it yet. Graceling by Kristin Cashore. It was awesome.)



Amazing
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss - ®, *R
Blackout - Mira Grant - *R
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern - *R
The Rook - Daniel O'Malley - *R
Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff (The Lotus War #1) - *R
Blackbirds - Chuck Wendig - *R
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins - *R, »m
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan - *R

Pretty Damn Good
Outlander - Diana Galbaldon - *R
A Matter of Blood - Sarah Pinborough - *R
The Hollow City - Dan Wells - *R
Dawnthief - James Barclay
Blood Red Road - Moira Young - *R
The Way We Fall - Megan Crewe - *R
The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch - §ra

Enjoyable
White Horse - Alex Adams - *R
Looking for Alaska - John Green - *R
Codex - Lev Grossman - *R
The List - Siobhan Vivian - *R
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Every Day - David Levithan - *R

Ok
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell - *R

Meh

Thursday, March 7, 2013

23 days!!!

...until Doctor Who continues! I'm so excited!!! I'll get to watch them with everyone else for the first time! I'm excited to see what it feels like to have to wait a week between each episode instead of watching 3+ a night. I still need to watch the first five episodes of season 7 in the alternate order... but I tried watching the first 1969 episode and I cried too much in the first scene so I didn't get much farther (further?) after that.

That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith. This is a really good essay about writing her novels. Very honest. Except we write completely differently, so that weird. If I don't know where the story is going is fizzles into soup so quickly it's just a mayfly buzzing in my ear. That makes me a Macro planner, whereas she is a Micro Manager, editing each sentence as she goes. If I wrote like that I would shoot myself in the face. Ugh, too much stress.I  really liked what she said about reading other people's words while you're writing.

If you don't already follow Tor's blog, you need to. It has smart and funny essays that don't shy away from topics that may push people away. For instance, the LGBTQ articles, which are great. And in that vein, this article from Jay Kristoff. People really make me sick when they are closed-minded assholes.

I actually finished reading a book! Graceling by Kristin Cashore. It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Devoured it. This makes book number 1 for the year! I'm feeling it's going to be a slow year reading-wise. But that's not to say I'm not reading, I'm reading all the time, and going through piles of books. I'm just not finishing anything.

26 days until The Wise Man's Fear is out in mass market! No, I am not counting down the seconds... and yes, I am rereading The Name of the Wind. It just grips my heart every time.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Stuffs

Bloopers from the Big Bang Theory

White and Nerdy - Weird Al Yankovic

In Search Of and others by Will Ludwigsen - I have such a weakness for short story collections, but I never end up really enjoying them. This one sounds dreamy, though.


The Time Job by John Sumrow