Blog Watch Wednesday - on Thursday!

Thursday, July 21, 2011
So here in Arizona we are going through our yearly downpour of monsoons. Because of a particularly effective storm last night, I couldn't get online and post my weekly Blog Watch. Thus, here we are: a Blog Watch Wednesday on a Thursday!
Without any further ado, all the most interesting pieces of the internet I've stumbled across in the last week:

Can you pronounce EVERY word in this poem correctly? If you can, you're one of the few that can speak English better than 90% of native speakers.

Do you like eyebrows? Do you like clever posts about famous people with strong browage? The Lovely Ewa's post about such is a must read! I also quite enjoyed her review of Among  Thieves, a book I've also read, reviewed and liked.

I've just finished A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book in George R. R. Martin's epic A Song of Ice and Fire series. And after six years since the publication of #4 A Feast for Crows, I've forgotten several impotant things. Know what's helpful with remembering all those characters, Houses and people? This and this. The first is an infographic of just Houses and people belonging to which House. The second link is to an infographic of House and interpersonal character relationships.

Rolling Stone created a hilarious slideshow of rockstars that look like wizards. How can you not want to see Neil Young as Mad-Eye Moody? It's uncanny.

Author Michael J. Sullivan writes a fantasy series I'm a big fan of, The Riyria Revelations. This Writers and Readers discussion on goodreads is a nice look into how he got his books published, as well as answering any questions posed to him by his readers. It's an interesting read with a personable and friendly author.

Award-winning and nominated fantasy novelist N.K. Jemisin (author of the fantastic Inheritance Trilogy) wrote a thought-provoking post on her blog about the limitations of womanhood in fantasy. Coming from a female author that writes strong, unique female leads I thought this was definitely a post worth reading and sharing. 

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, having just finished part the fourth. Now on facebook, there are the first eleven pages of the manga soon to be published for the first in the series, Soulless. I've never read manga, but if I ever do it will be for this series. Just log into facebook and search for "Parasol Protectorate".

Want to know in detail what was cut and what was added to the final Harry Potter movie? and why? Right here has all your answers. (io9)

The fabulous Audra has several fantastic giveaways going on at the moment. There is The American Heiress which she reviewed and has offered up for a giveaway, as well as Karleen Koen's Before Versailles! Both are books that had caught my eye and now after reading Audra's reviews, they're ones I'd like to start straightaway.

There is a book about chocolate being illegal. AND COFFEE. THE HORROR. Who would imagine such a thing, and who would read it?! Well, me. I would. It looks promising. I just don't want to ever live in a world that I cannot have chocolate readily available.

Like Sean Bean? Ever notice he dies a lot in movies? Here's an awesome video, the Sean Bean Death Reel, to show his best demises.

Lastly, a plug for my giveaway. Choose from over 30 books to win with two grand prize winners! Just follow the blog and leave me a comment here with your email!


  1. Not just death reel, but a murdered reel. Those were some of the most vicious deaths... good post!

  2. Omg, link love. I don't even know where to start. (Probably with the Sean Bean, who am I kidding?) Thanks for giving me a shout out!

    Everyone and my mother are reading Martin -- I clearly need to!

  3. so far, the Sean Bean Death Reel is a hit! :D


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