Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Dumbledore's Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final

I'm a bit late to the game with this, and many of you have probably seen it already BUT!!! It is VERY exciting in my eyes.

J.K. Rowling has added another installment into the world of Harry Potter. This time it is a Daily Prophet news article written by the infamous gossip columnist Rita Skeeter, who spots Potter, friends, and family at the Quidditch World Cup Final.

Rowling released this on her site Pottermore, which I would Highly Recommend that you sign up to right now, if you haven't already! You get to go through and answer questions, and then get sorted into a house; the questions are designed by Rowling herself!

Have a read of the article below:

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Read the book, watch the movie... eat the pie?

It will probably come as no surprise that I am addicted to trailers.  I adore them x1000.  In fact in some ways they are often better than the movie.

And isn't that a sad state of affairs.

The following trailers though only make me want to see the movie even more.  Which is exactly what a trailer should do.  Hopefully they will also make you want to read the book.  Because yes, all these trailers are based on books.

So why not check them all out.  While you do that I'll be watching even more trailers.  All in the name of work.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

"With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turning on him.  Then again is he as innocent as he seems..."

Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

"Every day Christine wakes up not knowing where she is. Her memories disappear every time she falls asleep.  In an effort to jog her memory she starts a journal but one day a terrifying truth emerges, forcing her to question everything she has been told."

The Giver by Lois Lowry

"Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives."

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

"Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape."

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

"When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to returned to their childhood home and live under the same roof for a week, along with various family members and friends.  Sometimes there can be too much closeness..."

A Walk Among The Tombstones by Lawrence Block

"Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug lord to find out who kidnapped and killed his wife."

The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais

"An Indian family moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant run by the indomitable Madame Mallory."

Monday, 7 July 2014

Dance Moms

Ever since watching (and subsequently getting addicted to) the Sia video clip for Chandelier - watch below! - I have been also addicted to Dance Moms.

Dance Moms is a reality TV show which the girl from the video clip is in. It follows a group of young dancers (the oldest is 13 and the youngest is 6) attending the dance school of the infamously tyrannical Abby Lee Miller. In the show you get to see the girls dance and that's great (Maddie, from the Sia video, is so very amazingly talented), but the main drawcard are the Dance Moms. They are hilarious and crazy and passionate and I love them! I'm not usually a reality TV fan, but this show has me hooked.

Here are the links to the Dance Mom related items we have in the catalogue and the video clip in question!
I've also included a couple of other songs she performed on Jimmy Kimmel recently to promote the release of her new album 1000 Forms of Fear - request your copy now!

Dance Moms Season 1

Dance Moms Season 2

Everything I Learnt About Life, I Learnt in Dance Class

Friday, 4 July 2014

Game of Thrones as VHS

I just saw this video and needed to share it - Game of Thrones fans from the pre-DVD age will appreciate it!

Whoever made this really got every part right. I love it!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Yes Please, Amy Poehler!

Amy Poehler, of SNL and Parks and Recreation fame, has a book coming out! OMG. I'm very excited about this. I love love love her. Her Smart Girls youtube vids are great, she's such a great woman!

Her memoir-style book is set for an October 28th, 2014 release,  there will be a bit of a wait! But could make for an excellent Christmas gift.

While you wait for this release, you should check out Tina Fey's Bossypants and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (also available as eBook and eAudiobook!). If you haven't already that is! Both are so great. I also have the audiobooks of them, read by the authors, and they're such a joy. I literally LOL while listening to Bossypants, and it is totally worth all the crazy stares.

Also did you know that she's been dating Nick Kroll, aka The Douche from Parks and Recreation ??? I've included a cute pic of them for your enjoyment. As much as I was disappointed that her and Will Arnett divorced, it's nice to see her with another funny man. His character is a d!#@k but is still hilarious. And I'm sure that if Amy chose him, he must be wonderful and encouraging of her woman power!