Monday, March 28, 2011

eBook Freebies =)

Thanks to Jess at The Cozy Reader, I learned about and pre-ordered a kindle copy of 13 Little Blue Envelopes Free with Bonus Material by Maureen Johnson!
Also available for free pre-order was Aprilynne Pike's Wings and a bonus story by Christine Warren called Heart of the Sea, as well as many other YA and/or paranormal fiction freebies available right now.
So check 'em out and get yourself some great books for free!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Books to Movies update: Hunger Games

So an actress has been finalized for Katniss! What do y'all think? She seems like she can pull it off, though I've only ever seen her in Winter's Bone. I guess that's why I think so; she sort of played a similar character: girl living in poverty, going to extremes (though not as dire as in Hunger Games) to survive, and living in a part of the States that's pretty comparable to how Collins' has described the Seam's Appalachian heritage. Guess we'll have to wait for some trailers to see for sure...

"Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone) will play the role of Katniss in The Hunger Games, based on the bestselling novels by Suzanne Collins, the Wrap reported. Lionsgate "plans the franchise as a trilogy which will include The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Gary Ross (Seabiscuit) is directing the film, which will debut on March 23, 2012."


Several actors are rumored to be under consideration for the role of Peeta Mellark, including Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four), Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right, Bridge to Terabithia) and Hunter Parrish (Weeds), the Wrap wrote."  info via Shelf Awareness 03-17-11

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bones

Argh, I know I've been an awful blogger as of late but after reading tons of journal articles, textbooks and filling out some scholarship apps I've been in no mood to kill my tired eyes and brain online. And that's left only one alternative:
Yep, rotting my eyes and brain with TV, hahaha! But not bad TV, awesome Netflix showings of stuff I never had time to see but heard people mention. The first one I checked out was Bones with Emily Deschanel playing the forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth. I love most good crime shows but since I personally never cared for CSI, I doubted I'd like Bones. Instead I find myself *LOVING* it!! There's a little bit of campy-ness to it but overall the mix of quirky and dark are exactly my kind of show.  
The first season left me dying for more and I immediately started playing Season 2, thank goodness to Instant Play. I'm enjoying the tension between Booth and Brennan more than I ever thought I would without yelling "hurry up!" at the television screen. But now that I'm about to begin Season 3 I'm pretty antsy to see at least something occur between the two. 
What's funny is Brennan's best friend Angela really annoys me! lol 
I'm not exactly sure why though, except that she just seems like she's always out of sorts. I love Hodgins and Zack. Cam is cool but I preferred Season 1's Dr. Daniel Goodman. I thought he was funnier with his old man grumpiness and poking at Hodgins. I've been watching a couple other shows too, so I'll probably be posting some thoughts on those as well. Anyone else a fan of Bones
I definitely recommend you check it out if you haven't yet :D