My Nerd Christmas Wish List

So I know I’m nearly twenty-five years old and I’m just a little bit too old for Santa Claus and Christmas lists.

But that doesn’t really stop me from thinking of the really cool things I’d like for Christmas.

So I made a short list of the things I’d like for Christmas. All nerdy, find of course. I am putting the prices on them, ampoule not because I’m telling you to buy them for me…because that’s crazy! I’m doing it because I know that a lot of you would like the same things I do and I’m helping you all out :) Click on any of the titles and it’ll take you to the Amazon page.

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventure

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All four movies in one box set and on Blu-Ray sounds pretty awesome to me. I deplore the fact that Crystal Skull has to be in there but eh. The other three are so good that its oka. There don’t seem to be a ton fo extras in this set but its all of them in one convenient set, and its the only blu-ray available and that’s pretty awesome.

Amazon Price: Normally 60 dollars, but on sale for 40 right now!!!

Game of Thrones: Seasons One and Two

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I borrowed season one from a friend of mine and I loved the show right away. I wasn’t really able to get into the books but the show is great, pure fantasy…and lots of sex. Not that that is a reason for me to watch it haha but it adds flavor to an already cool show. I haven’t watched the second season, which is why both are on my Christmas wish list. I need to catch up for the third season and I’d really like to add these epic seasons to my growing collection of TV and movies.

Amazon Price: Season One varies, Season Two is 50 dollars

Wonderbook with the Playstation Move Bundle

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Here’s the thing: I’m not really dying to have this. I never really liked the Wii or the Kinect and I wasn’t jumping up and down for the PlayStation Move. I don’t really need it. However, they came out with the Wonderbook which pairs with Pottermore, J.K. Rowling’s interactive Harry Potter site, so you can keep your own House and wand. You get to experience what its like to be a witch or wizard in http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Trilogy-Batman-Begins-Blu-ray/dp/B009JBZH54 at Hogwarts. JKR said its the closest thing a muggle can have to an actual spellbook. Plus it includes all new content from JKR herself. Not. Fair.

Amazon Price: around 100 dollars.

The Dark Knight Trilogy 

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I’m not the biggest Batman fan in the world (that title could possibly belong to my best friend’s fiance) so this simple box set is perfect for me. It includes all three movies (which are super badass) and some bonus features. Christian Bale makes an awesome (and sexy, sexy, sexy) Batman and the stories are all great. Christopher Nolan is a Batman god. Definitely something I want in my collection. Especially because of its awesome, awesome price.

Amazon Price: 29 dollars

Once Upon a Time: Season One

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This is definitely one of my favorite shows. From the very first episode, I was captivated and drawn in. The alternate fairy tales are awesome, especially kickass Snow White who saves Prince Charming as much as he saves her. The season comes with a bonus features and I just have to have this for my collection. I know, this is on Netflix but there’s just something better about actually owning a season of your favorite show to pop into the dvd player whenever you so want.

Amazon Price: 45 dollars

WonderCon Tickets/Anime Expo Tickets

I love going to conventions. Its one of my favorite things to do as a nerd. Unfortunately, conventions are not cheap. Between tickets, parking, cosplays, food and all the amazing things you can buy there, your wallet starts to feel a little empty. So having tickets to these conventions bought as a gift would be pretty cool. Anime Expo tickets are available now and are pretty cheap when compared to other conventions: 40 dollars a day, or 55 dollars for all four days (at least until January 1st, when the price goes up). WonderCon tickets aren’t quite on sale yet but should be on sale soon, considering it hits Anaheim in late March.

The Heir Chronicles Box Set

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I am on a serious Cinda Williams Chima binge right now. She is so incredibly talented and I literally consumed her Seven Realms series. Pure, awesome fantasy. I became addicted fairly quickly. The Heir Chronicles is her other series, fantasy but set in the modern world, unlike the pure fantasy of the Seven Realms. However, Chima is such a good read that I have no doubt that that series will rock just as much.

Amazon Price: 15 dollars

Harry Potter: Page to Screen: The Complete Collection

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If only, right? 600 dollars easily spent. Not. More proof of sucking money out of dedicated, addicted, ready and willing Harry Potter fans. Its 600 dollars! that’s ridiculous. Sadly, this does not stop me from wanting it. It has several books, telling the story of the ten years of film making magic to create the 8 movies we love so much and it even has a prop replica book of the Monster Book of Monsters. It looks cool as hell. It has all these never-before-seen pictures and never-before-known information all about the making of the movies. Its a Harry Potter nerd’s wet dream. Did I mention its 600 dollars? Doesn’t stop a girl from watching though…

Amazon Price: 600 dollars

Harry Potter Ultimate Editions: Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2

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No, I do not want the extensive HP wizard colletion. Its 350 dollars, and I have some beef with it. One, all the digital copies for the movie are Ultraviolet. Take it from me, Ultraviolet sucks. Its super lame and you need an account to watch your digital copy and I just want to watch it on my laptop without any hassle. Two, the only extended editions available are the first two movies. Lame. So I want all the Ultimate Editions of the movies instead. I already have the first two, so I need 3 to 7. I like the cases they come in better and the special features and the books and so on. Forget the huge collection.

Amazon Price: around 40 dollars

Doctor Who: Limited Edition Gift Set

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All six seasons on DVD, plus the specials plus three documentaries plus the 11th Doctor’s sonic screwdriver. It was 175 dollars on amazon (which is an amazing deal) but it sold out fast and is now sold by outside vendors for about 350 dollars. However, I have seen it at Best Buy for about 180. The fact is, its Doctor Who in one wickedly great box set-all six seasons. I don’t care that they’re all on Netflix…I want them for myself. And it has the specials and a sonic screwdriver. If you can pick it up at Best Buy for the cheaper price, its an incredible deal, you can’t get any better than that!

So that’s it. That’s my nerdy Christmas list and it would be really cool to see any of those under the Christmas tree.

But the things I want the most for Christmas: some good grades this semester, good times with my family, relaxation, a wonderful time with my boyfriend and yummy, yummy food. Oh, and to not get sick on Christmas. I always seem to do that.

I mean, what else could I want?

What about you guys? What are you hoping the good ol Saint Nick brings you for Christmas? Or what you’ll get for Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or what ever other holiday you may celebrate in the month of December?

As always, let me know in the comments :)

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Sneak Peek of A Little Less Than Famous

Some of you know what A Little Less than Famous is. Some of you don’t.

So to be quick, mind I’ll tell you this: its my second full novel. My first one is called Another Chance for Summer, which is available as an ebook for Kindle and Nook. If you click above in the novels section, you will able to purchase it and love it. Several people have read it already and have enjoyed it so I’m sure you will too.

A Little Less than Famous is my second young adult novel. I had originally planned on the release date for Kindle and Nook for this Friday, the 7th. Unfortunately, I had to postpone it until January 10th. I was editing it, getting it ready for publication and I realized I was in over my head. I self-edited Another Chance for Summer and it was hard work, and I still notice things that I should’ve changed or grammar mistakes that drive me insane. This time around, I wanted it to be the best that I could possibly make it because I’m extremely proud and attached to this story and I want everyone to love it like I do.

So I got some help this time around. I asked for some assistance from a friend of mine and she’s been doing an AMAZING job helping me to edit it. We’re both in college though, with jobs, so we’re busy and it’s been slow going on the editing front and I had to postpone the release for the book.

However, I had a good amount of people that were looking forward to reading this book and I feel pretty bad. I know that when my favorite authors postpone the release of their new books, I feel pretty let down. So as a nice little thing for those who are looking forward to the book and something for those who have no idea about any of it, I’m sharing a part of my future book with all of you. I hope you like it.

A Little Less Than Famous: Brief Synopsis: 

McKinley Evans doesn’t fall in love and she doesn’t do relationships. She has rules and she’s in it for the fun and, let’s face it, the sex. I mean, she’s not completely heartless, of course. She has a good family, even though her mom ditched her in a diner when she was five years old and good friends. Then she meets Jake Kennedy, THE Jake Kennedy that woman all over the world pine for every Thursday night on the hit show Crime Scene. And of course, Jake doesn’t follow any rule in McKinley’s book and before she knows it, she’s gotten herself pretty wrapped up in the celebrity world. It doesn’t take long for her to want to stay in that world…but is it the glitz and the glam or is it Jake Kennedy himself?

Sneak Peek of A Little Less than Famous:

We met up at a Starbucks. Jake showed up incredibly incognito, basketball shorts and a t-shirt, sunglasses on. He kept his head down while he ordered coffee. I watched from my seat by the window, as he dumped a ton of creamer into his coffee, two and a half packets of Splenda and then made his way over to me. I couldn’t help but notice a few heads turning as he walked by. It might have been because he had sunglasses on inside, but that probably wasn’t it. The guy was gorgeous. He had that super dark hair falling into his face, in that perfect styled way, perfect blue eyes (though you couldn’t see them now). He obviously worked out; he had to look fit to play a badass cop on television. But it was more than that. It was the way he carried himself, so sure and confident, making his way through the room like he owned it.

            He came and stood next to me for a moment, a small smile curling up on his lips. God, those stupid lips. “So is there room for me?”

            I looked at the fairly big loveseat that I was sitting on. I was taking up most of the room, though there was definitely room for two. I pointed to the armchair directly across from me. “Right there.”

            He shrugged, good naturedly, like he didn’t care either way.

            “So, why did you meet up with my anyway?” Jake said, glancing around the café. “You seemed pretty pissed the other night.”

            “I wasn’t pissed,” I said, rolling my eyes. “I was tired.”

            “Yeah, tired wasn’t exactly the emotion I was getting from you after that kiss.”

            I held my hand up. “Uh, no. No kiss. No talk of the kiss.”

            “Fine, fine,” Jake said, sounding bored. “Its easily forgettable.”

            I rolled my eyes, ignoring the stab. Especially since I knew, as much as he did, that it had been a great kiss. “How bout you? Why are you hanging out with me? Besides the obvious.”

            “Oh, the obvious? What could you mean by that?” Jake said, mockingly, a grin on his face.

            “You are ridiculous,” I answered, shaking my head.

His nonchalance, his acting as if he didn’t care where this was going was driving me insane. A few days ago, he’d acted like someone trying very hard to make an impression on me. Now, he seemed to be acting more like a person who wanted to get in my pants, who wanted to get in the pants of all the girls he met.

            “How many girls have you slept with?” I blurted out before I could think of what I was saying. I immediately took a sip of coffee, trying to cover up my ridiculous word vomit.  

            Jake paused before taking a swig from his own drink and looked over at me. I wish I could see his eyes; it was so hard to read what he was thinking or feeling. “Do you really want me to answer that question?”

            “I don’t know,” I said, coyly, raising my eyebrows at him. “Do I?”

            “And what about you, McKinley?” He took his sunglasses off and I suddenly wished he hadn’t. There was something about those stupid blue eyes. “What’s your number?”

            I laughed, looking away from him. “Oh, we are so not going there.”

            “All right,” Jake said, laughing a little himself. “I bet you have a little notebook with allll the list of guys in there.”

            “I don’t have a list,” I said, avoiding the plural assumption. The fact was, he wasn’t far from the truth.

            “I’m sure,” Jake smirked. “I’m sure you could get any guy in the room.”

            “Maybe,” I answered, gripping my cup tighter in my hands. I was good at playing games; I was the master at playing games. I had become an expert on the give and the take. I knew how to enter a room, and I knew how to exit the room, either with someone or without someone. I knew what to say, what to wear, what to do and who to do. I knew how to be in control and I thrived when I was in control. I wasn’t used to someone using a game back at me. “And what about you, Jake? You’re so famous, I bet all the girls just line up for a shot to be on your bed.”

            “You’re not wrong,” he said, his eyes meeting mine, a playful smirk on his face.

            “And you are damn cocky,” I shot back.

            “It comes with the business,” he shrugged, leaning back in the chair, his long legs stretched out in front of him. I looked away, avoiding looking at his stomach or arms or anything. I noticed the barista behind the counter eyeing Jake. Now that he had taken his sunglasses off, he was way more obvious. Los Angeles was known for being a little more celebrity friendly, but this was Brea, and this was Orange County. People were a little more star struck.

            “Prove it,” I said, turning back to Jake. I nodded my head in the direction of the groupie, who was looking way too excited behind the counter. “You have a nice, probably barely legal girl over there who looks eager.”

            Jake didn’t even look in her direction. “I don’t have to go over there.”

            “Oh?”

            “She’ll come to me,” Jake said, and I felt a stab of annoyance at his cockiness. I wondered for a moment if I saw myself a little bit in it. I had noticed the guy in the corner with the laptop as soon as I walked in, mostly because I knew he had noticed me. I shook away those thoughts. I wasn’t Jake. If I wanted something from that guy, I would go up to him. I wouldn’t do what Jake was doing now, waiting for that girl.

            “Hi, you’re Jake Kennedy, right?”

            I don’t know why I was surprised for even a moment that the girl had come over. I felt a larger stab of annoyance.

            Jake turned to her and smiled. “Maybe. And you are?”

            “Mackenzie,” the girl said, tossing her hair just so. Of course.

            Jake threw a glance my way, and this time, I could read all of the amusement. Mackenzie glanced my way, her excited look switching to disgust very quickly. “Ah. Mackenzie, this is my friend, McKinley.”

            I smiled thinly, looking over at Laptop Boy, who was looking more hopeful over the top of his computer. I felt a sudden desire to cross the room to join him. This was ridiculous. Why had I even texted him that stupid ‘yes’? Why had I even told him to prove it? Prove what?

            I turned back to Jake and Mackenzie. She had taken a seat on the armrest of Jake’s chair and her hand was resting on Jake’s very impressive bicep. Jake was grinning up at her, his fingers playing with the ends of her ponytail. He reached up and laid a palm on her thigh.

            That was enough for me. I stood up, smiling at both of them and started making my way over to Laptop Boy. Halfway there, I looked over my shoulder and saw Jake’s eyes following me, that stupid little smirk on his face. I turned back around, angry, focusing on my prey. I could get that kind of attention just as fast and just as easily.

            I was in big trouble. 

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I hope you all enjoyed this sneak peek of A Little Less than Famous. Please let me know what you think and definitely check the entire novel when it releases in January. I will definitely be posting again when it releases to remind you, and to share the direct links to the novel. Can’t wait for you all to read it!

Newly Released Clockwork Princess Snippet

Clockwork Princess, check the third and final installment in Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series, try will come out in bookstores in March of this coming year. The Infernal Devices series takes place about a hundred years before the Mortal Instruments series (though TMI came out first) and follows the story of Tessa, a Downworlder, and her friends Will and Jem, both Shadowhunters.

I’ve been counting down the days until this book comes out, especially since the original publication date was for this December and then was postponed until March. Bit of a letdown if you ask me.

Cassandra Clare has recently said that she has some secret that she wants to reveal to her fans. Honestly, I don’t follow it that much but apparently it had TMI and ID fans in an uproar.

I love TMI and I love ID and I think Cassandra Clare is a fun and entertaining authors and I obviously enjoy the books well enough to get a tattoo of a Shadowhunter rune on my back. But I don’t personally love her. She is supposedly really, really accessible to her fans but I’ve written and emailed and sent her messages on facebook and twitter and tumblr and I’ve never once got even a wisp of reply so I don’t pay attention TOO much to what goes on in her social networking world.

However, today she shared a little snippet from Clockwork Princess and here it is for you:

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Here’s my thing: Clockwork Princess is going to have a lot going down in the Shadowhunter world and all that. But it is also going to have a lot going down with the fact that Tessa has two boys, Jem and Will, fighting over her. However, when we left off the last book, she was engaged to Jem right before Will declared his undying love to her.

To make it clear, I am for Will. I think Will loves Tessa more than Jem does. I think Jem loves Tessa but not to the extent that Will does. Will so believed that he was cursed to have everyone who loved him die that he did the best he could to make it so she hated him. I think Will deserves to be with Tessa.

But here’s the thing. Tessa is engaged to Jem, and this is the Victorian age, so you can’t just let that go. And Jem is sick, really sick and he probably doesn’t have much longer to live. I think some fans will be mad if Tessa stays with Jem, because of Will’s intense love for Tessa. But I think a lot of fans, including myself, will be pretty pissed if Tessa gets with Will, either while Jem is alive or dead, because let’s face it…that’s messed up. Big time.

So my hope is that the choice that Tessa makes is of no choice. I think the focus of Clockwork Princess should be on the defeat of Mortmain and figuring out exactly what Tessa is and more about her past. Is she a full warlock, is she half Shadowhunter, who are her real parents, and over and over and over again. There are so many unanswered questions and yeah, Mortmain is a psycho and she needs to take him down. I think bouncing back and forth between Will and Jem is completely unnessary.

And let’s face it, most teen girls in TV shows and movies and books spend most of their time whining over what boy to choose and its gets so annoying…the ugly, annoying love triangle. I think that if Tessa chooses no one, that’ll be good for the audience. I think most of the audience would be pretty pissed but I think it makes sense. No one gets hurt, no one gets chosen and Tessa does the mature thing, as to not hurt either boy. Besides, she’s immortal, she’s going to live forever, and neither Will nor Jem will. No choice to me makes sense.

What do you think?

MidSeason Finales: Once Upon a Time and The Walking Dead

I both dislike and like midseason finales of shows.

I like them because they usually wrap up some part of the story that has been conflicting since the beginning of the season but then they introduce something new that is a cliffhanger that literally leaves you going WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED??????

Which leads to the reason why I don’t like midseason finales. They always leave it off in a torturing cliffhanger that makes you desperate to find out what happens next. And of course, viagra approved the show won’t return for a month, two months, three months. It’s completely horrible. Some of the greatest TV writers can drive you insane. (I’m looking at you, Steven Moffat).

So two of my favorite shows just had their midseason finales yesterday: Once Upon a Time and The Walking Dead. And I was actually pretty impressed with both.

Once Upon a Time-The Queen of Hearts

I love my Once Upon a Time but I will say this: stories have been dragging like crazy. For instance, I think that Snow and Emma were stuck in the old world for way too long. I feel like it just lasted way too long, and they kept introducing new characters, with Hook and Aurora and Mulan. Don’t get me wrong: I like them but it seemed unnecessary. And Aurora annoyed the HELL out of me in the beginning. I wanted to see all the characters we already know deal with the curse breaking and all that. One of my favorite episodes so far this season was Child of the Moon, where Ruby deals with finding out she’s a werewolf in the past, and deals with her first transformation in Storybrooke. That’s exactly the kind of episode that I was hoping for this season.

So finally, in this episode, things are finally getting wrapped up. Regina is finally starting to show some changes, helping to bring Snow and Emma home, even though she knew how much Henry wants Emma as his mom. Emma and Snow finally make it home. Hook and Cora are on their way to Storybrooke. Honestly, if the whole Hook and Cora on their way to Storybrooke on the ship was supposed to be a cliffhanger, its not. They were going to find their way in, somehow or another. There was no way they were going to stay behind. They’re the villians this time around, since Regina is on the path to goodness.

However, we’re left wondering whats going to happen with Prince Philip. We know that he is not completely gone and that they is a way to get him back, so that is the mission of Aurora and Mulan. Okay, I admit that’s kind of exciting because there’s obviously an adventure going to happen there. But here’s the thing: Mulan and Aurora are both in love with Philip which leads me to my least favorite thing ever: the dreaded love triangle. My honest opinion on that whole storyline? I ship Aurora/Mulan :D We could use a homosexual couple in the show and I’m down for that one…and it avoids the ugly, unnecessary, annoying love triangle.

And hello? What the hell happened to August? You know, Pinocchio? He was kind of a big character and we saw him turn into wood at the end of last season and when Geppetto goes to see him, he’s gone. And that was it. We’ve literally NEVER seen him again. I mean, I thought he was the love interest for Emma, but then we have Hook and it’s just all weird and doesn’t make sense and its annoying. So I’m hoping we see more of that coming in to play in the second half of the season.

I’m glad we’ll finally get to the topic of Baelfire though, Rumple’s son. It’s about time for that one as well. This is obviously the first thing that Rumple wants to do as soon as the curse is broken, but he can’t leave Storybrooke without forgetting who he is. Which could be a problem because then he’ll forget WHY he left Storybrooke in the first place. So I’m excited to see if they can find a way to leave Storybrooke without losing their memories, in order to find August or Baelfire. Hopefully, if Rumple finds Baelfire, it’ll help him to become a better person.

I also hope they start showing others lives, now that they know the curse is broken. I want to see Ella again and Hansel and Gretel maybe, Leroy/Grumpy and his little fairy love and so on. I want to see more of Emma, Snow, Charming and Henry’s growth as a family. I want to see more of Regina’s change. I want to focus on the characters we already have, and less on new characters.

Once Upon a Time returns January 6th, 2013. 

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The Walking Dead-Made to Suffer

The newest TWD episode, the last one of this half of the season, was actually probably my favorite of the entire season. There literally wasn’t a moment where I was like “my god, please make it stop”. Finally, some action is going down, and finally I’m starting to care what is going on with these people.

And Walking Dead…they know how to do a really great cliffhanger.

The scene with the Governor and his daughter Penny just further solidified my thoughts that the Governor is insane, but that he legitimately believes in what he is doing. That is the most dangerous of all. It’s bad enough that he is pretty evil, but that he doesn’t think of himself as evil is the most dangerous part. It’s like Dolores Umbridge from Order of the Phoenix allll over again.

But Michonne, man, that girl comes in and kills his daughter and stabs him in the eye! Oh my, that was so disgusting. I don’t know why Michonne felt the need to go in that room. I’m not sure what her obsession with the Governor’s daughter was…and I don’t know why she was so surprised to find his daughter as a zombie. I mean, she didn’t see that coming? Even if you didn’t know, it seemed pretty obvious. She was making the noises that the walkers usually make and yet, Michonne doesn’t get all freaked out until she takes the bag off her head. Huh?

I’m getting super pissed off at Andrea. She acts like this badass, who can handle a gun and handle all of her shit but I think she’s a scared little girl. Instead of hitting the open road, she stays with the creepy people in the town, even after she finds out that they have a sick zombie killing sport, even after she finds out that the Governor has a tank of zombie heads and a zombie daughter. I don’t know; she’s annoying as hell. She watches the townspeople cry out for the deaths of Merle and Daryl and she just SITS there. I mean, I can see why she wouldn’t say anything; she doesn’t want to die herself. But I would be out of there so fast if I were her but she just SITS there.

I’m not quite sure how to feel about this new group of people that have come in to the prison. I’m not always the biggest fans of new characters because sometimes I just don’t see the point. There is enough going on now in the story for me to not see a reason to bring in new characters. Unless they feel the need to replace all the ones that are dying. But even then, I just don’t get it. I feel like its the farm family all over again, where we’ll pick and choose characters that will stay and be important like Hershel and Maggie. I suppose we just have to see.

But that ending…leaving with Daryl and Merle’s lives on the line. I’m just saying right now: if Daryl dies, I’m done. Daryl is my favorite character; I think he’s a lot of people’s favorite character. He is badass, with that crossbow, and his southern twang and his affection and loyalty at the same time. Here he is, with that redneck accent, stabbing zombies in the face and just being plain badass. But then he turns around and searches for Sophia and Carol and goes and gets formula for the baby and feeds her. Its freaking cute…and kind of sexy too. Ending the midseason finale with the possibilty of some bad things happening to Daryl was a fantastic way to do so. I can’t wait to see what happens next in the town, what happens to Daryl and Merle, what happens at the prison and so on.

The Walking Dead returns February 10th, 2013

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YA For NJ: Authors Stepping Up to Help Out

If it weren’t enough that reading is so much fun and teaches me and makes me happy and so on and so forth, sildenafil it gives back.

There are a billion authors out there that give back. J.K. Rowling fell on the list of Forbes richest because of the amazing amount of money that she spends on charities. Meg Cabot donates all proceeds from her book Ransom my Heart (written as her fictional character Mia Thermopolis) to Greenpeace. John Green has openly donated to plenty of projects. Authors are fantastic.

And here’s just one more reason to remember how amazing authors are.

It’s called YA For NJ.

And its simple: its a bunch of young adult authors (mostly those east coast ones) teaming up together to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. Many of the authors doing this live on the east coast and experienced Hurricane Sandy personally and want to give back to their own backyards.

So there is an ebay page set up (click it right here)

You can bid on several different things in order to raise money for the relief fund: autographed books, visit this autographed arcs (books that aren’t published yet), autographed collection of books, school visits, panel events, manuscript and query letter critiques, dedications in future books, your name in future books, and so on.

And there are a TON of authors doing it. Libba Bray (a signed copy of the Diviners and autographed copies of her Gemma Doyle trilogy). Jen Calonita. Sarah Dessen. Jerry Spinelli. James Patterson. Elizabeth Scott. Melissa da la Cruz. Holly Black. Carol Snow. Kieran Scott. Lauren Oliver.

The list goes on and on and on. A ton of really great authors.

So its amazing opportunity. You can have a chance to own an autographed copy of an author you love or you could get to have a skype chat with them, or have your writing critiqued.

And all of the money earned goes to help people in need. Its wonderful.

So go out there and bid on stuff. I have my eye out on that Gemma Doyle trilogy…I worship Libba Bray…and help out, you know? Our biggest weapon is our brain…and some of the best weapons in the world are books (thank you, doctor who) and lets use them, in any way we can to help out.

I urge you to check out the ebay page and make some bids, or check out their faecbook page for more information.

And may I say…young adult literature, just another reason it rocks :)

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Thursday Three…But Not.

So this is the Thursday Three because it’s been a long time since I’ve written. I think I’m going to talk about more than three things though….

Its been FOREVER since I’ve written…a whole week! No Book of the Week, troche no Tuesday Three, this nothing. I blame Thanksgiving…the food put me in a writing coma.

Sounds good, yeah?

So I hope all of you in the U.S. had a good Thanksgiving and ate to your heart’s content. I love Thanksgiving, especially since its one of the only times where I can stuff my face with delicious food and no one judges because everyone else is stuffing their face too.

I hope that you guys all were able to score some good deals this last weekend too, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I also hope you didn’t trample or punch anyone either. Now, I don’t mind these sales, because you can get some good deals. There were a TON of movies and tv shows for sale. I just hate how crazy people get, camping out and pushing and shoving and FIGHTING. Ugh. So gross. Grow up.

Moving on though…

I just recently finished reading The Hobbit again. I haven’t read that book since I was a kid so I was pretty excited to read it again. I think I liked it better this time around than I did when I was a kid. I noticed a lot more to do it than I did the first time around. I’m going to see the first part of the movie at midnight and then LADA‘s book club book of the month is The Hobbit so I’m excited to get all fantasy like and dive into it.

So, just in the last six months or so, I’ve tried to get into the show Supernatural. I watched the first season and I really liked it. Busted it through it in a few weeks. Then the second season took me a couple months…more than a couple months. I could not make it past that second season. I don’t know how many of you are Supernatural fans but my god, that second season was so boring to me. I literally had no interest in it. I finally finished it last night and moved on to season three…watched about three episodes of it. And so far, season three has been so much better. I actually care what is going down in this season so far. If you are a Supernatural fan, please tell me that it stays good or I’m going to be super bummed.

I also started watching Vampire Diaries recently. I noticed that it had been on for four seasons already (well, its in the middle of the fourth season). Now, that’s nothing to sneeze about. I’m sure there are television shows out there that have been on a long time that aren’t good. (Have you seen the recent seasons of Glee…). But something about this show made me curious. I also really like Nina Dobrev, who plays the main character of Elena, because of all her years as Mia on Degrassi. I figured it was on Netflix so why not? I’m about five or six episodes in and I love it so far. Its insanely cheesy, but super addicting. And the eye candy is nice. And I have to say…so far I like Elena better than Bella Swan. Elena finds out Stefan is a vampire and is SCARED and FREAKED OUT, which is a legitimate reaction! So i’m intrigued to see how that goes along.

This Sunday is the midseason finale of the Walking Dead…and to me, its finally getting interesting. The beginning of the season seriously bummed me out but its getting a whole lot better. I mean, geez, all the people dying, and the two groups colliding. That last episode where Merle tortures the hell out of Glen (who shows some badass loyalty and strength) and the Governor is a perverted asshole, who threatens to rape Maggie…man, stuff is finally happening! And now Rick is heading toward the town, to get their people back. I’m looking forward to the midseason finale on Sunday, to see whats going to happen…because they have to leave us hanging and wanting more.

Sunday is ALSO the midseason finale of Once Upon a Time. A lot has been leading up to this. Emma and Snow are stuck in the old world, trying to get home with the help from Mulan Aurora. Cora, Regina’s mom, and Captain Hook want to get into Storybrooke for different reasons: Cora probably wants some mad revenge on Regina and, you know, take ove the world or something. Hook wants revenge on Rumple. David is stuck in a sleeping curse. Cora has control over Aurora…and just when I was starting to like her too. Its all boiling down to this and I just can’t wait to see what happens. God I love this show. This is whole alternate fairy tales in the modern world thing is so damn addicting. I can’t wait to see what’s going on there.

Oh, and guess what? Less than a month until the Doctor Who Christmas special airs…on Christmas, which is awesome. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to check out the trailer (and the seriously adorable Jenna-Louise Coleman who plays the new companion Clara), check it out right here.

Those snowmen, by the way, look scary as hell. Like, should little children be watching this because oh my god, those snowmen are super scary. Jenna Louise is super adorable, I can’t wait to see her as a companion. I’m a little confused but excited. Rose, Martha, Donna and Amy are all from “present time” whereas Clara seems to be from a past time. That should be very, very interesting. I can’t wait to see how it all plays out.

Well, I think I’m done for now. I should be having some exciting things coming up soon, including some video game stuff :) Hope you all have a good weekend!

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