I'm so sleepy after not being able to put The Forest of Hands and Teeth down last night. I fell asleep with 7 pages to go. Woke up with my booklight still on and the book under my arm at 2:something to the baby crying and my husband missing from the bed. Hubby was in his office playing World of Warcraft 'cause the expansion went live at 1AM out time and baby was having her normal wake-up-screaming-like-a-banshee moment. So I finished the last few pages over my coffee this morning and O-M-G I have to tell you guys all I could think was "where has this book been all my life?". So rarely does a book make me feel like that. I can hardly stand not heading to Ammy to order The Dead-Tossed Waves. Bah!
In the meantime I've had a bunch of other stuff hovering in the back of my mind for the past couple of weeks regarding stuff I've found that's not really book related but felt like sharing. So in the spirit of randomness for the hell of it... enjoy!
1. Spartacus fans, if you haven't seen it already the trailer is up for the prequel season Starz is doing while Andy Whitfield is out of commision.
This new season premieres on January 21st! Yay for man-titties!
2. I know I mentioned it in yesterday's post but I grew up until about the age of 10 as a big fan of ballet. Never did get to do it unfortunately but as an art it has always been a favorite. I'm also a huge Natalie Portman fan. The woman's talent, not to mention how lovely she is, impresses me so much. When I saw the trailer for her new movie Black Swan I knew I was going to be frustrated not to see it. I will be shocked if it makes it to our local theater so I'll be waiting for the DVD/Bluray release. But watch the trailer and tell me this doesn't look really intense!
3. A very Etsy Christmas. While trying to find something cool for my fellow book loving MIL I've been glomming through Etsy shops in search of the perfect bookish gifts. Natch I've fallen in love with some of these things for myself too. ;)
I know I've featured the shop before but Stupid Shiny Designs on Etsy has added some new stuff since last time! I love her new Black Dagger Brotherhood ones but the one she made for Mockingjay is just so damn pretty. Most of these seem to run in the $7 to $15 range which makes them a great stocking stuffer.
I'm also totally coveting a mass market paperback sized book cover from Wee Bee Stitch'n. Embroidered in faux suede and with their own bookmarks and a button latch to keep them closed... damn these look good. I like the heraldic lion one meself but there are so many others including a cool fairy.
Now I'm not a huge Twilighter like some of y'all but even I can appreciate these wood and ribbon done Cullen Crest bookmarks from SimplyPanoply and at only $3 a pop that's a steal!
And on that note guys I got intertupted by life and didn't get back to this until today... Wednesday. So I've decided to just put up what I had. But in the meantime I wanted to point out there are some awesome giveaways and events going on around the blogosphere. I've started a list in the lefthand sidebar titled "Check These Out" and seriously you really should! I was cleaning my office last night and listening to an audiobook I have for review and discovered I have about 30 books I need to read this month. *dies* So enough with the randomness and on with my reading. Have a great Wednesday! -- Rhi