Friday, June 05, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different...

The man who collects birdwatcher's eggs...

Book news, tips, movie reviews and more!

Promotional tips before you write- J. Aday Kennedy

The Ultimate Book Hound discusses best books into movies- Ultimate Book Hound

How E-Books will change the way we read & write- Wall Street Journal

Market Savvy Authors can take a Non-Traditional way to Audience- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Topless coffee shop in Maine is burned to the ground- CNN

Amazon Author Central now open in Beta

Pittsburgh Penguins win Game 4, tying the series! Go Pens!

Actor David Carradine was found dead Thursday morning.

Movie reviews!
UP – B (Too melancholy and a little odd. Yes, I know everyone else loved it...)
Drag Me To Hell – A- (It's not a slasher flick or torture porn - how refreshing!)
Outlander - A - (Why on earth this was NOT released in the movie theatre...! Great storyline, great actors, big budget, and most original monster you will ever see... Now available on DVD.)

And just for fun!

What song would YOU like to hear an American Idol sing?
For 70's week, I dare any of the contestants to sing Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog!"


  1. More good links - I especially enjoyed the ones on marketing. I don’t watch American Idol but one of my favorite 70’s songs is Bob Seger’s Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll.

    Jane Kennedy Sutton

  2. I didn't hear that about David Carradine. Last I heard he hung himself. You never know.

    Morgan Mandel

  3. AnonymousJune 05, 2009

    Topless coffee shop burned to the ground? Must've gotten really HOT in there! LOL

    The Old Silly from Free Spirit Blog

  4. AnonymousJune 05, 2009

    Good to know that "Drag Me to Hell" isn't a slasher film. I'm so sick of those, but I'm a big fan of Sam Raimi.

  5. Not sure of the exact title, but...I'm Henry the Eighth -- just 'cause I know all the words. I could sing along.

    Straight From Hel

  6. Christina, if you're a Raimi fan, you won't be disappointed! His signature style is there and his creepy sound effects are so effective.

  7. Glad to see J. Aday Kennedy encouraging writers to build their platforms early on.
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging at Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites pick,

  8. AnonymousJune 06, 2009

    I'd like to see them sing some of the 1960s folk music...Joni Mitchell or Joan Baez. Now that is tough music to sing! Or maybe some Janis Joplin (I think that's been done, though).


  9. Allyn, I think the young girl in the top four sang a Joplin tune.
    I just want to see a contestant try to get by with the lyrics for "Hair of the Dog" - I mean, they DO play it on the radio!