Sunday, July 29, 2007

New In Trailers

I'm a big fan of trailers so I thought I'd do some of the work for you and let you know what I've discovered recently.

The Darjeeling Limited -Wes Anderson. That's all I need to say.

August Rush- Some of my favorite actors in a heartbreakingly beautiful fairytale

The Ten
- 10 vignettes of the 10 commandments, hilarious, especially the listing of the cast.

Lions for Lambs-very relevant, reminds me of the storytelling interweaving of Babel.

Rocket Science- looks promising!

Oh lord

Poor Jason Behr first an alien and now a "skinwalker" why can't the poor dude ever play a human!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

If you didn't know already...

I'm also posting over on the Ink Engine Blog. Ink Engine is a zine some friends and I created and are pretty excited about. So if you get bored over here go check it out!

Couldn't be more excited!

This weekends Entertainment Weekly's cover story is all about Harry Potter the book series! Two weeks ago the cover story was about the Order of the Phoenix movie no mention of the book. Now I see why... they were saving it all for this sweet issue. Cannot wait! Sure to be helpful in mourning the end of the series and remembering it in the years to come! Pick up your copy Harry fans! Mine should be coming in the mail tomorrow!

UPDATE: got my issue and it was fantastic! pretty good overview of all the books, a yearbook, history of harry potter in popular culture and many other things!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Currently Enjoying

The Movie The Host

The Little Miss Sunshine Soundtrack

The Plain Janes Graphic Novel

August/September Issue of Bust Magazine

What are you enjoying? I really would love to hear!!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

I went, I recorded, I read, I knew!

Like a lot of you I went out last friday night and got my copy of the final installment of Harry Potter. Read two chapters before I passed out and proceeded to finished at 9:30 pm on Sunday. Great great stuff. That's all I'll say no spoilers here. Anyways, I captured some footage during the countdown to the book release. Thought it might be a fun thing to do. Enjoy!

"Snape" passing out the final Harry Potter book

Countdown to the final Harry Potter book Midnight release

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Animals. The Zine

After selling our zine this weekend at the Zine Fest I've tried to stay inspired and create something. Apparently it's worked. In the past two days I put together this little cutie. I'm hoping to go print some out soon!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Book Meme

Via Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Dragon

If you end up doing it let me know. I'll love to see your answers

Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror? Fantasy, is that what Harry Potter would fit under?

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
Trade Paperback, hardcovers are alright just hard to hold for long periods of time. Pretty much hate Mass Market paperbacks.

Amazon or Brick and Mortar?
Amazon for expensive design books, Brick and Mortar for used books and books I really want right now with a coupon of course!

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Borders! Love the Borders Rewards program

Hitchhiker or Discworld?
Not following this question

Bookmark or Dogear?
Bookmark always

Alphabetize by author, Alphabetize by title, or random?
Right now, by genre
Keep, Throw Away or Sell? Keep it unless I hate the book, usually something I was forced to buy for school, I sell those

Keep dust-jacket or toss it?

Read with dustjacket or remove it?
Remove it

Short story or novel?
I started off on novels but I definitely like short stories as well

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket is great though too

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Half and half, depending
"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time?" Once upon a time

Buy or Borrow?
Both depending on how much I want the book, what type of book it is, if I can borrow it or not

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?

Lewis or Tolkien?
Lewis, I rather don't like anything having to do with the Lord of the Rings

Collection (short stories by the same author) or Anthology (short stories by different authors)?
Both, I own more anthologies though

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
Two tidy endings for every cliffhanger

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?
Mostly nighttime, sometimes afternoon, and when I'm really hardcore, morning as well

Standalone or Series?
Both, probably read more standalone though

New or used?
Either as long as there isn't too much water damage or strange sticky substances

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Kissing in Manhattan by David Schickler

Top 5 favorite genre books of all time?
Genre books? My favorite book is the Great Gatsby, also like The Namesake, The Tipping Point, lots of stuff

Favorite genre series?
Genre series? I guess my favorite series would be Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Harry Potter, and Megan McCafferty's books

Currently Reading?
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld and No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

Monday, July 09, 2007

A Word on Younger Women's Magazines

With the almost confirmed rumor that Jane magazine has folded, i've been thinking about the state of younger women's magazines. I had just recently begun reading Jane magazine and was very much enjoying it. I had not realized that according to most it was going downhill. So what are we left with in my opinion? Nylon magazine which is continually putting tabloid celebrities on their covers in between the rare more interesting cover stories. I find it strange that month after month they publish readers letters protesting that they do away with the celebrities we hear about everyday and go for someone else (Zooey Deschanel for example) Kinda funny she's on the cover of the last issue of Jane. What I like even more than Nylon is Bust magazine. Love their cover stories and range of articles. The only problem is it only comes out once every two months and is very very small. So I subscribed to Nylon to try and supplement the in between time. When I originally subscribed to Nylon they were featuring people such as Kirsten Dunst and Amber Tamblyn. Wish they would bring that back! So yes, any of you magazine readers out there. Comments, thoughts, suggestions?

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Podcast Interview with Miranda July!

She's amazing! Listen

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don't click anything, it will go ahead and reveal it's self for you, just gotta wait a bit, not too long a promise.
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