I love movies. This pretty much happens when you grow up next to Hollywood. For years I have looked for a place to call home to gush about my love of movies - and write reviews as a hobby. Well, after years of application, the folks at Movieweb decided my reviews are good enough to be official. Meaning, I'm now an Official Reviewer!
Huzzah! Thing is my profile is outdated and the last review I posted was in August of last year, so it will be a while before it looks up to speed. I'm also hard to find because I use an alias. I'll tell you what - whoever finds me there first gets to pick a movie (nothing naughty) and I'll review it for you! How's that for an Internet treasure hunt?
Make your guesses in the comments, and if right, I'll confirm.
In other news, CONduit 23 is happening this weekend in Salt Lake City. Not only am I going, but I've been invited to do a reading. If plans go as they should, I'll have an exclusive reading of the first chapter of Woven and give a glimpse at our most-excellent map!
*air guitar* Hope to see you there, and worry not. We plan on having a map and cover reveal in the coming months. I'll keep you posted.
Got a couple of releases for you this week, both of which I will be sure to check out. The first is the next installment of Jessica Day George's Tuesdays at the Castle series, Wednesdays in the Tower!
A castle that is constantly rearranging itself, and a young royal family sworn to protect it ... Celie, Rolf, and their beloved Castle Glower are back in this exciting sequel. Strange things are afoot in Castle Glower: new rooms, corridors, and even stables keep arriving, even when they aren't needed. Celie's brother Bran, the new Royal Wizard, has his hands full cataloguing an entire storeroom full of exotic and highly dangerous weapons, while Celie has her hands full ... raising the creature that hatches from a giant egg she finds!
Will they be able to find out what's making the Castle behave this way in time?
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Need some sci-fi, alien invasion, post-apocalyptic action? Look no further than Rick Yancey's start to his new series, The 5th Wave!
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors.
To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
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Update: besides getting ready for the interstellarness of CONduit, I'm writing zombies like a maniac, and reading ARCs like it's nobody's business. Except it will be, and I plan on reviewing one of them this week. Be sure to click back Wednesday for that, and Friday for a for-real opinion piece that may or may not leave you in "distress."
You've been warned, friends. You've been warned!
How was your weekend? I totally missed out on Star Trek: Into Darkness. Had to finish the new bedroom. How did it go?
I'm David, and I want a muffin - where do I go for muffins?