Thursday, October 31, 2013

What to Watch This Weekend 10/31/2013

Happy Halloween! Here are some post-holiday ideas for your weekend. Enjoy!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Big Awesome!!!

I doubt you missed this, because it drowned the internet yesterday, but just in case you did, here you go. 

It's no big deal. It's just...


Yep. It's the new official trailer for the upcoming sequel. I am just a little excited. Just a little. As much as I like Thor, I think I'm looking forward to this one even more than that one. There's just something about Cap. He is so... heroic? I can't find the word I'm looking for... Help me out in the comments, won't you?

Anyway, the movie comes out in April, so this is really just teasing us, but I still enjoy it. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


I don't know about you, but I think having to wait 2 years between episodes of the best TV show in the history of TV (yes, I know, I'm waxing hyperbolic, but I'm a HUGE fan and it's turning me into a bonafide geek!) is just plain cruel. It's been a long wait for some of us. I confess, I've re-watched series one and two a couple of times while waiting.

And the wait is almost over. Today, BBC announced that PBS Masterpiece will air Sherlock series 3 in the U.S., beginning January 19, 2014. You can read about the big announcement here or here or here

Or watch the teaser trailer (which about gives me heart failure, I'm so excited) here:

I'm too excited to form any more coherent sentences. LOOK!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

What To Watch This Weekend

It's October!! Fall is a fun time for TV enthusiasts, and as the temperatures drop we love to snuggle under a blanket and watch good stuff.

My suggestions for this weekend:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson: Excellent YA Novel

I've become a big enough fan of Brandon Sanderson's that I will buy any of his books now, sight unseen. There is only one other author (well, pair of authors) that I will do that with, and that's the Pendergast books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. And that's mostly because I own the others, and I want all of them, but those I buy in paperback. Sanderson's books, I buy first edition HC. He's that reliably good.

I went to a Sanderson book signing a couple of years ago for... "Legion", I think... and he mentioned that he was working on his first YA book- a story about a boy who lives in a world where everyone with super powers is evil and he has to fight them without having any superpowers himself. That book is "Steelheart". I thought it sounded fantastic, and now, having read that book, I am not disappointed.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

Yesterday at the library, I picked up Neil Gaiman's new book for young readers, called "Fortunately, the Milk". The book is a quick read for adults like me and much lighter in tone and content than Gaiman's usual fare. "Milk" is a story told by an imaginative father to his two children, after taking a very long time to go to the corner store for milk. 

He meets pirates; a time-traveling, talking inventor who happens to be a Stegosaurus; island natives and their volcano God; and other odd characters along the way. The story is charming, amusing and the illustrations, by Skottie Young, are a perfect fit for the quirky nonsensical tale.