One writer has made a fascinating connection
Right now, people everywhere are watching the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie. As you all know, I have been oddly and unabashedly excited about this film since we first learned about it way back when. And I’ll be seeing it this Sunday, because that is what the Sabbath day is for. I plan to laugh, cringe, and totally enjoy myself. I’m not sure that I’ll be turned on at all, but I look forward to being pleasantly surprised. I’ve been browsing through reviews a bit, PITNBr fab4runner has already given her critique of the film on my Instagram account, so I’m psyched. And now Madonna herself has joined in on the Fifty Shades of conversation, which somehow became a conversation about Drake. Click inside for more!
The TV Guide
One of my fave authors, Neil Gaiman, released his third collection of short stories yesterday titled Trigger Warning so I decided to reserve my night so that I could start reading the book. I absolutely LOVE Gaiman‘s novels but his short story collections (Smoke & Mirrors and Fragile Things) are among my fave books of all time. It’s a treat to be able to read little bits of Neil Gaiman over time rather than gorging on one big story. I read some of Neil last night and then watched a bit of TV. Last night’s episode of The Flash got me in the mood to read some comic books and, well, my night was a veritable geekapalooza. More »
The TV Guide
Because I have a very busy weekend ahead of me, I decided to stay in yesterday and get some stuff done around the house and generally relax. I’ll be running 3 races during the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend in Anaheim, CA this weekend so I opted for a night in last night. I managed to finish reading a fascinating book about the creation of Wonder Woman and I’m happy to share that it is a book that I would heartily recommend to anyone. I had a very loose understanding of WW‘s origins and an even looser understanding of her creator Charles Moulton (real name William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector) but now that I’ve read The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lapore, I have an excellent understanding of the people who created and inspired the character and a better appreciation for what the character represents. More »
Coming in October
Back in 2010, we first learned that the entire Harry Potter book series was being republished in a new full-color illustrated series of books. Today we get our first look at some of the artwork that is featured in the first book of the illustrated series of books. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone here in the US) will be released in October and the artwork and sketches included in the gallery presented here will be featured in this new book. The artwork was created by Jim Kay and as you can see, the illustrations are warm, charming and very fitting of the Harry Potter mythos. While I’m certain that many (if not all of you) already own the Harry Potter book series, I have a feeling that many (if not all of you) are planning to procure copies of this new illustrated version of the books as they are released annually. Am I right?
The TV Guide
Plans to hang out with friends last night had to be cancelled because of a splitting headache that drove me crazy so instead of suffering in the presence of others, I decided to suffer at home all by myself. The night wasn’t a complete wash, tho. I managed to finish reading one book and I started another so that actually helped me feel a bit better. Our PITNB intern Iris introduced me to GoodReads so I spent some time playing around with the site yesterday and, well, it looks like my attempt at reading more in 2015 is going to be aided muchly by Iris’s kind suggestion. More »
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