So it's been a little while since I've done one of these posts, so you'd think I'd have a lot to say. There's been a lot of drama with my future, but my future is something I like to think about as little as possible so...I don't have much to talk about. (Sometimes I think the blog was born entirely out of procrastination. I think I'm going to add music to these posts - one classical, one not (t
So I just discovered this album and this is probably my favourite song. This video is really...weird, but it makes a bit more sense when you start from the beginning of the album. They've done a music video for each song and put together they make a movie (which is how I found out about it in the first place), so if you want to see them all, start here.
Since I've got two or three weeks worth of posts, I've tried to divide them up for easier choosing what you want to read!
On Reading Your Reviews - Author Carrie Mesrobian (Sex & Violence) talks about blogger etiquette when it comes to tagging authors in reviews
#RBWL Spring 2014 Recap - Shae recaps some of the highlights from the 3rd #RBWL
Writing in Books - This brings up some interesting points (although I'm not sure I'll ever be able to bring myself to scrawl all over my books)
Being A Midnight Reader - Yep. Totally get it.
Three Books That Define You - NPR asks (and Lianne tells hers) what three books define you? I'd probably have The Amber Spyglass, the Song of the Lioness quartet, and A Ring of Endless Light on my list (off the top of my head anyway)
The Blogging Unicorn and the Prisoner of Azkaban: A Harry Potter Newbie Visits Hogwarts - Oh my god guys this is HILARIOUS! If you ever wanted to relive reading the Harry Potter books for the first time...you should read these because they are AWESOME (and did I mention hilarious?)
Harry Potter Chapter 10/11 reread - "Likely that she prefers to get scolded for brashness and/or arrogance over what might be perceived as weakness. And doesn’t that just make her a true Gryffindor as well." << That, my friends, is just so spot on. This post really nails Hermione's character!
I'm Going to Hogwarts - Oh my god what?? This is a THING?!
Disney Characters Sorted Into Hogwarts Houses - I actually had a hard time seeing what some of the characters were sorted into, but after much focus, I think I mostly agree? (Also why is Belle so mad at the Beast?)
Beauty and the Beast in Picturebooks - We all knew I had a fairy tale obsession, yes? Well The Book Wars (who's blog you should all IMMEDIATELY go read because it is amazing and thought provoking and yes. Do it.) put together a great compilation of picture books and why these ones are so great!
The Colours in Fairytales - Can I reiterate my obsession with fairy tales? I love this author - she always has such thought provoking things to say about fairy tales and fantasy, and this post definitely brings up some things I hadn't thought about before!
Project Disney- Winnie the Pooh (2011) - You guys know I'm obsessed with Disney right? Well if you are too, you should check out Angela's Project Disney where she talks about both the movie and the book it was based on. This one's on Winnie the Pooh which never gets enough love!
YA in Movies
The Cinematic Explosion of Young Adult Books - The author talks about the successes (and failures) of YA adaptions
There's A New Featurette For The Giver, and Thank God, It's Got Scenes In Black and White - Yeah, nope. Nopety nope nope. I'm so not sold, this book is IMPORTANT and I feel like the film is just going to miss everything great about it. Also what is with that soundtrack??
George Packer: Is Amazon Bad for Books? - Wow. This is quite long, but it brings up a lot of troubling things and is really quite worth the read! It's definitely given me a lot to mull over.
Cover Trends in YA Fiction: Why the Obsession with an Elegant Death? - This is a fantastic read about women, objectification, beauty, and death
Confessions of a Speculative Fiction Reader - This is an extremely powerful post that resonated with me in a lot of ways. And I think it deals with a lot of the reasons why I choose to read fantasy.
Why giving science a blanket approach doesn't work - Definitely interesting, and something I hadn't devoted much thought to before. SPEAK and Steubenville: Can YA Help? - Yes, yes it can.
Uh...random bookish things?
‘Speak’ turns 15: Author Laurie Halse Anderson on the book’s life and legacy - This was a lovely interview, and if you love Anderson's books, definitely tune in for this.
10 Profound Children's Book Quotes That Probably Changed Your Life - So these all made me teary eyed...*sniffles* Charlotte's Web, anyone?
Laini Taylor discusses 'Dreams of Gods and Monsters' - My copy from the library is on its way!!
Across-the-Tub Satin Nickel Caddy - I NEED THIS.
Open Letter to Phyllis Schlafly From 12 Year-Old Madison Kimrey - Wow. I wish I was that well spoken when I was 12! And that metaphor is pretty much perfect!
My wife was murdered by a 'monster' – but most perpetrators of violence are normal men - I always feel like we're actually getting somewhere when I read an article like this.
Cuddlebuggery Swearing Style Guide - AHAHAH this is the best! In the interest of not getting phone calls from my family about being inappropriate, I won' say which is my favourite (or favourites. They're all pretty fantastic haha)
Even More SFF Bunnies (and Other Strange, Rabbit-Type Creatures) - Wow this is a pretty comprehensive list. You go from Monty Python to Bunnicula (I LOVED those books as a kid! No one I know has even heard of it) There's even a Redwall shout out!
Anthony Mackie Talks About Chris Evans’ “Tiny Ass,” Playing Falcon in Captain America - Or all the reasons why Anthony Mackie is seriously the best.
Update: Red Alert, There Are Cute Baby Dragons In the New How to Train Your Dragon 2 Trailer - *sniffles* oh it's so adorable and...and...I WANT A DRAGON!!!
Michael Socha set to join ‘Once Upon a Time’ as series regular - YESSSS!!!!!!! (Favourite character, and now Kirsty doesn't have to watch OUATiW to see him)
23 Cross-Fandom Couples That Should Have Been - YES PLEASE!! So many of these are THE BEST IDEA EVER. I am forever going to pretend that Hooville is a thing. Two of the most underrated characters that you gradually get to see how AWESOME they are...they are meant for each other. I mean, nothing is stopping them, technically they are both in England! (And #6 - Nope. They kill each other. Hahahahaha)
Whew! Long list of stuff. And to wrap up this week with a classical piece, I give you this....delightful video I just discovered *snickers*