I have finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but some cool stuff has appeared on the internets that match my interests, and I figure hey, if you read this, maybe they’ll be part of your interests, too!
1. I Wants This!: The Griff, a new graphic novel by Christopher Moore
Oh, Christopher Moore. I have read almost all of his books ever (Coyote Blue and The Island of the Sequined Love Nun are the only two to elude me), and when I saw this pop on my GoodReads feed — well, wait; first, when I saw his name pop up on my newsfeed, I jumped up and got all squealy. And then, when I realized it was his first graphic novel? Then I got so squealy, dogs started to bark.
2. I Wants This Too!: Beekeeping for Beginners, a new short story by Laurie R. King
Oh, Laurie R. King! After the Harry Potter series is through (sniff), I think I’m going to reread The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and A Monstrous Regiment of Women again so I can actually continue on into the series. This will present a problem for me — a slight one, only slight — in that I have never yet re-read a book I have already posted about. How is that going to work?
But to get back to the I Wants This: Beekeeping for Beginners is a short story (I’m not sure how short), but from the summary, I’m assuming it’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice as told from Holmes’s point of view. I — I — I can’t even! I don’t even have a Kindle, but I will totally download the Kindle app thingy for free so I can read this (it’s unavailable in print as of yet), and HOLY CRAP THE THOUGHTS I cannot express them, I am so excited at the prospect of this short story.
3. The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Okay, so this isn’t a book. But! Remember back when I read The Pirates! In An Adventure With Communists!? There’s a movie about them! By Aardman Productions (the same company responsible for Wallace and Gromit)!! And it comes out near my birthday next year! It’s like an early birthday present! And now I can’t stop using exclamation points!
Here’s the link to the trailer (Hugh Grant voices the Pirate Captain, and Martin Freeman and David Tennant are in it too!): link.
4. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Here’s another trailer I can’t wait for OMG. I loved the first movie, I saw it three times in the theater. Because I am crazy, and because British!Robert Downey Jr. is the only thing that trumps Tony Stark!Robert Downey Jr.
Bonus: Moriarty is played by the same guy who plays Lane Pryce on Mad Men.
So, because there’s no way I’m not showing you Robert Downey Jr. in a dress (you’ll see), here’s the link to that trailer: link.
Stay tuned for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The Review. Coming soon.