Friday, November 20, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different...

"The winter was harsh, so they ate Robin's minstrils... and there was much rejoicing."

Eleni has a great holiday contest going! La Femme Readers

Another place authors can list events, courtesy of Feathered Quill Book Reviews

Marvin has more great editing tips! The Old Silly

The sexiest man alive… Babbling About Books And More

Author Lynn Tincher is in the process of setting up a website for her newsletter, The Literary Lynnch Pen. I’ve been a regular contributor and will be listed as part of her ‘team.’ Anyone interested in contributing should contact Lynn – lynntincher AT She wants to keep the newsletter fresh and exciting!

And anyone interested in reviewing Book V…Heather, please see One Arc Tours


Let me just say that I wisely left my brain at the door for this one!
This is every disaster/end-of-the-world movie rolled into one. The only way the director could top this is to blow up the solar system.
99 % of the movie is completely unrealistic.
That said... this is actually a fun movie. It's incredible eye candy. The sight of L.A. sliding off into the ocean is like WOW. It is a roller coaster of effects and thrills. It does become exhausting at the end, but it's one hell of a ride. A couple characters are a little shallow, but there's certainly more development and story than what the critics claim. (And as one critic stated "You never get off a rollercoaster and complain about the storyline!")
I give it a B

Next week's review will be The Blind Side!!! Football and a sweet, true story? I am so there!


Waldenbooks, New Bern, NC

This store is home to Nicholas Sparks - or rather was. New Bern's Waldenbooks will close in January, along with 200 other stores. So this visit will be sad as I say goodbye to Ann, Leslie, Wendy, and the others...


"Ah, the essence of badminton birdie..."


  1. Glad to hear 2010 is good. I've read a lot of books about 2010 and wasn't sure if the 2 1/2 hour movie would be worth it or not.

    Love the cat pic!!

  2. The caption for the kitty pic is the best! How funny.

    OKay, gotta click over to any heading that says "the sexiest man alive." Tee-hee.

    Thanks for all your links and for the movie review. I had already decided not to go see it, but ... you may have changed my mind.

    Straight From Hel

  3. Love Spunky's Friday posts. I think I'll pass on 2012, but definitely want to see Blind Spot.

  4. Love the cat photo! I think I am going to pass on seeing 2012 - it sounds too exhausting for me! Good luck with the book signing. I'm off now to check out your links.

  5. I've been wondering about 2012. The trailers and commercials look great, but of course they always do.

    I think it would be fun just to see the special effects.

  6. I haven't been too interested in 2012 but The Blind Side is definitely on my list. It looks so sweet.

  7. Our Hobbes LOVED badminton birdies!

    If you are into big, must-see-on-the-big-screen, special effects movies, this one rocks.

    We're going to see The Blind Side this afternoon and I can't wait!!!!

  8. Love the kitten shot. I'd have a caption like, "All in a day's game of badkitten." lol

    Thanks for the menagerie of good links and the shout out about my editing post, also!

    The Old Silly

  9. Badkitten!!! I love that, Marvin.

  10. So much good stuff I don't know where to go first. I still have some movie passes but no time to go to the movies yet. Probably will end up seeing 1012 on DVD unless times clears up.

    Morgan Mandel

  11. So much good stuff I don't know where to go first. I still have some movie passes but no time to go to the movies yet. Probably will end up seeing 1012 on DVD unless times clears up.

    Morgan Mandel

  12. Thanks for the great links. I love the kitty picture. So sweet!

  13. Love the picture and thanks for the terrific links!

    Have a great weekend.

  14. I love the cat picture. Cats and badminton are two things I love lol. :)

  15. I'm interested in 2012 completely for the special effects. Sounds like fun, although the acting isn't so hot!

    Thanks for the links!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  16. Elizabeth, the acting is NOT as bad as the critics claim. Really!

    And thanks everyone, glad Hobbes could amuse you.

  17. This is a really good post with lots of great info.
    PS Who just loves you and thinks you are very special!

  18. Came back again to see the kitty. Start my day off with a giggle.

    Straight From Hel

  19. Helen, I will keep posting funny kitty photos just for you!

  20. What fun post, Diane!

    I also watched 2012 last weekend. Completely unrealistic but very fun to watch because of the special effects. It started kind of serious but then turned into an Indiana Jones movie.

    Thanks for dropping by and saying hello to Amigo, by the way!