Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New John Carter Poster Revealed

I'm several days late on this one, as it made the rounds earlier this week, but for anyone who missed seeing it, Disney released another poster for the upcoming action-adventure film John Carter. The film, based on the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, follows a former Confederate captain (played by Taylor Kitsch, of "Friday Night Lights" fame) who is mysteriously transported to Mars, and must resolve a conflict between warring factions.  The film is scheduled for release on March 9, 2012.

I am very excited to see this movie, but I have to say I'm not crazy about this new poster.  Many are comparing it (stylistically) to the old covers of the Barsoom series of novels, and I suppose it sort off is, kinda. But overall I'm just not crazy about it.

What do you think?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - A Discovery of Witches

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

So, this is the third week that I've been reading this book on Teaser Tuesday, but I'm almost done, so we only get one more Tease from A Discovery of Witches.  In this scene, Matthew and Diana are discussing an unexpected discovery with Diana's aunt Sarah.

The Tease:
 ""Sarah," I said impatiently.  "Daddy couldn't have wanted me to go back in the past and get the manuscript.  What did he think, that I'd timewalk and snatch it before it was bewitched?  What if I ran into Matthew by accident?  Surely that would mess up the time-space continuum."
"Oh, relativity," Sarah's voice was dismissive.  "As an explanation that only goes so far.'"
 -A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness

What's your Tease?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my Little Reading Addicts, I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving!!!

And if by some chance you live somewhere that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving, then in that case, Happy Thursday!!  Make it the best!!