Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Reading Challenge

As I have said before (and any of you who know me will know) I'm a HUGE bookworm.

I love the Good Reads website, they also have a cool iPhone app too (it's free too) Anyway on Good Reads I recently joined the Paranormal Romance group, because I read alot of PNR books. On the discussion boards there there is this cool person "Yz the Whyz" that sets monthly Challenges for Book addicts like me. Here is July's challenge:
This time we will be doing one that I call The Challenge of Time and Place.

Challenge Duration: July 1, 2010 - July 31, 2010

Settings, including both the time element and location, are as important in the makings of a good story as great characters and well-though out plot line.

Of Time:

1. Read a book that is set in the past (historical).
2. Read a book that is set in the present (contemporary).
3. Read a book that is set in the future (futuristic).
4. Read a book that involves time-travel.
5. Read a book that was popular on the year that you were born.
    A good source for #5 is Good Reads or Fantastic Fiction
6. Read a book that is set in a major city (urban)
7. Read a book that is set in a rural setting, small town or country.
8. Read a book that is set in space or off-planet.
9. Read a book that happens in a place that is completely created by the author's imagination or a place that cannot be found in a current world map. (fantasy).
10. Read a book set in the city, state or country you currently lived in, or a place, city, state or country you have visited.
But no reading before July 1st. books close July 31st.

This really looks like a challenge and a half especially since its my first challenge attempt, but I am gonna give it a go. Did I mention just to make things harder, 7 out of the 10 books you choose have to be Paranormal Romance?

I'll post my list as soon as I get it together, I think its gonna take a little bit of research. So stay tuned!

Does anyone fancy joining me on this challenge?

Sunday, 13 June 2010

TrueBlood Season 3

Since we only have to wait for less then 24 hours for the next season of TrueBlood, I have decided to do a special TrueBlood based post. Plus the fact that i'm a huge fan of the show and would love any excuse to drool over Eric Northman (played by Alexander Skarsgard).

The following Video is a sum up of TrueBlood up to date narrated by Lafayette in just under five minutes. If you've seen the previous seasons its a good way to refresh your minds before watching the first episode of Season 3, which airs on HBO @9pm EST June 13, or if your are new to the show and don't fancy watching the first two seasons it's a great way to get upto date on the show.
But if u haven't seen it and plan on watching the two seasons before you sit to watch season 3 it does contain **SPOILERS** for seasons 1 & 2.

Now that you are upto date and ready for Season 3, here is the full Season 3 Trailer

You can also watch both of these video's on HBO's YouTube channel by clicking Here

Enjoy The Next season of TrueBlood. I know I will! :)

Aimz xoxo