Check out the After Holiday Sale at Barnes and Noble. Books for $2 each!
Since I’ve been busy reading (and drawing), and yet haven’t finished anything lately, I leave you with the trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:
On Sunday, January 21, The Dresden Files will be premiering on the SciFiChannel. Though I recently bought the first three in the series, I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t read them yet. But I still have a little over two weeks to get acquainted with Harry Dresden. The previews for the new show look so good, I had to grab the books to at least familiarize myself a little with the only wizard listed in the Chicago phonebook.
Murders, mysteries, and magic? I’ll be watching.
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more on the show direct from the Dresden Files Homepage:
I probably should have posted this list before last week’s Books of ’07, but here are 13 of my favorite books that I read in 2006:
3. Rogue Angel: Destiny, by “Alex Archer”
4. Bond on Set: Filming Casino Royale, by Greg Williams
5. X-Men: Dark Mirror, by Marjorie M. Liu
7. California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom, by Julie Kenner
I was lucky to have found a copy of The Moneypenny Diaries: Guardian Angel, by Kate Westbrook, as it’s not even published in the States. I was able to find a fairly inexpensive, used copy on Amazon. But it was obviously published in England. I only found out about it, because I was researching the James Bond novels on Wikipedia. It sounded interesting, so I hunted down a copy.
This was written mainly as journal entries from Jane Moneypenny, the secretary to “M” at MI6, and colleague of James Bond. In the book, her niece, Kate Westbrook (the supposed author of the book), has been sent Moneypenny’s journals many years after her death. Kate learns by reading the journals that her aunt actually worked for the Secret Service. She then tries to find out if the journals are real, and in doing so, proves that Ian Fleming’s Bond novels were based on fact as well.
From Sci Fi Wire:
George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford have confirmed that a fourth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise is set to begin filming this June, Variety reported. News of the long-awaited sequel film first broke on Dec. 29, as Lucas was preparing to serve as grand marshal of the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. The script by David Koepp (Spider-Man, War of the Worlds) has been finalized and Paramount is eyeing a worldwide release in 2008, the trade paper reported.
Battlestar Galactica: The Cylons’ Secret, by Craig Shaw Gardner was a surprisingly fun book. I had reservations, as it’s been a while since I’ve watched the new show. But with the first chapter I was hooked.
The Cylons’ Secret is a prequel to the new Battlestar Galactica series. It not only gave a little bit of background on a few main characters, but also had an exciting plot.
Portrait of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, my childhood idol.