It's that time again. Each Saturday I like to take a moment to bring you any random news and notes from around the blogosphere... and catch up on what awesome new books we're reading, what movies have captured our interest, and whether or not our TBR piles have grown.
First order of business:
I'm super excited to announce that not only are we going to have a new weekly feature here at Bite Club, but we also have a new contributor as well. Jen D. has been a member of our coterie for awhile now and we've discussed in previous posts about making True Blood and the Southern Vampires a selection for the book club. Now we are going to do one better and each week Jen will be bringing us a recap from True Blood Season 3!! Thus, keeping us informed about what's goin' on in Bon Temps and giving me the opportunity to ogle my fake vampire boyfriend, Eric. Although I have to say...Alcide is looking pretty yummy these days. Who knew that the jerkface punk, Flash Thompson from Spiderman would end up being the latest super hot shifter?
So let's show some love to our newest contributor and say hi to Jen! And tune in on Mondays to check out her True Blood recap.
Books, books, and more books:
I'm pretty sure that if I put my mind to it I might be able to construct furniture out of the books in my TBR piles. I have 2 groups now- the ones by my desk which I consider the priority (ARC, review copies, and latest releases from favorite authors) and then I have the ones upstairs by my shelves. Why are they upstairs? Apparently in my infinite wisdom I moved them upstairs and stacked them as I received them thinking I'd be able to organize better, but now they just multiply when I'm not looking. No rhyme or reason to the piles at all, just a towering mountain of books. Not sure when I'll get to them but I'm hoping a long weekend will help. *fingers crossed*
Movies and dvd's:
I finally got to the theater to see Iron Man 2. What an awesome sequel! I was worried that things would get out of control and that they'd make the usual sequel mistakes, but Iron man 2 lived up to all my expectations and more. Mickey Rourke was a brilliant Whiplash, Scarlett was a stunning Black Widow and Sam Rockwell was genius as Hammer. Let's not forget the awesomeness that is Robert Downey Jr. ( I only wish he'd play a vampire someday). I love comic book movies!
Watched Daybreakers too! Has anybody else seen it? I really liked it and thought the worldbuilding was amazing and very thorough. A good scifi/horror movie about vampires doesn't come around very often, but Daybreakers had a very cool story to tell. The vampires are definitely not fuzzy bunny and at times things were very violent and bloody, but isn't that what vampires are all about? Well, unless you like romantic vampires, of which this movie has none, so you might not enjoy it like I did.
This weekend I'm going to try and watch either Young Victoria, A Serious Man, An Education, or Season 2 of the Tudors.