Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just some things

Hello and welcome to the end of March- the month that brought 80 degree temperatures followed by a hard freeze (I love when the weather guy says that- makes me giggle), lots of basketball and St. Patrick's Day merriment, and my dog Boston pooping on the floor.  In sum, a pretty crazy month.

As usual, I have been found lacking on the blogging front, but I as I take a break in the midst of a long work day, I wanted to share a few random tidbits.
1.  I have been a voracious re-reader this month (which is hurting my 2012 book reading goal, but that can't be helped).  For whatever reason I have been seeking comfort in past loves rather than looking for new ones.  In the last two weeks alone I have re-read THE HUNGER GAMES (twice), CATCHING FIRE, and MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins, all five GALLAGHER GIRLS books by Ally Carter, SON OF NEPTUNE and THE LIGHTNING THIEF by Rick Riordan, GRACELING by Kristin Cashore, and BORN AT MIDNIGHT by C.C. Hunter.  You should have read all of those books already- they are wonderful.  Also, I am too lazy to link to all of those Goodreads profiles.
Bitterblue (The Seven Kingdoms, #3) 
2.  The book I am most anticipating this entire year is BITTERBLUE by Kristin Cashore and it's release is only a little over a month away.

3.  The lovely and talented Jenny S. Morris of Jenny's Imaginary World (my first critique partner) is staring a group blog (Falling for Fiction) with her critique group and it launches on April 1!  Read her blog post about it and make sure to look for it next week.  All of these ladies are amazing and I know it will be a funny stop with tons of useful information, motivation, and games (yay for games!).

4. Is anyone else just dying about the sheer amazingness of The Secret Circle (Thursdays at 9:00 on The CW)?  I mean, dying.

5.  The Hunger Games film was so wonderful that my eyes hurt from trying not to blink and miss something.  Opening night is always a gamble given my two pet peeves (and I mean serious pet peeves) of talking in the movie theater and clapping during or after movies, but those two things were thankfully held to a minimum.  I am SICK about the subsequent revelation of racist and disgusting tweets, posts, etc. about some of the casting and so I'll not even mention it except I just did so I'll also say, bigotry is an enemy of imagination, progress, and all things wonderful.

That's all my brain can handle for now.  XXOO.

1 comment:

  1. I think Bitterblue might be the one I'm anticipating the most too. I can't WAIT. Dude, your a reading animal!!

    Thanks for mentioning Falling for Fiction. ;0)

    I was so SAD to read the article about Rue and HG. The actress they picked looks SO much like my niece that the comments felt like they were aimed at her, and my heart broke to think people still feel this way about her.


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