Friday 25 May 2012

FF (71) & TGIF (54)

Firstly, sorry for my absence this week, I was out Tuesday night at an event in London (write up to come later) and was going to post about it on Wednesday, but I woke up early on weds feeling really sick and ended up spending the day in bed and being sick (I won't give you details, eugh!)
I didn't have anything to eat all day Wednesday so Thursday was spent trying to get my health back and stopping the room from spinning, and once more introducing myself back to food! So once again I didn't have my computer on.
Today, I have fully recovered, have been back at work today and Diving club and feel fab. Not sure if it was food poisoning or a bug that seems to be going round but luckily was over quite quick. 
I will try to do the write up about Tuesday tonight, but I have a lot to catch up on, 3 days off the computer left me with a lot of messages etc. If not tonight, it will definitely go up tomorrow.
Thanks for sticking round everyone, I know in my Stacking the Shelves video last week I said I would be having a shelf clearance giveaway this weekend, but as I was ill, I didn't get the tidying up done and I haven't finished sorting out my books, but I should have it up next week, maybe I'll do a Bank Holiday Bonanza!!! :D
Anyway, onto the meme's:

Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee.

This week's question feature is from
Underworld Love Addiction

Q: Activity! Dream cast your current read.

My Answer: I find these so hard to do, as I have a certain image in my head but can never find a real person to match that idea. Luckily my current read is 'Black Dawn' by Rachel Caine (book 12 in the series) and it's just come out, and over the last week on the Facebook Fan Page, people have been discussing this, so I will draw inspiration from there.

Johnny Depp or David Tennant as Myrnin

Kat Dennings as Eve Rosser

Emma Watson as Claire Danvers (maybe)

That's it, I can't do anymore, it's too hard. Thanks Facebook people for inspiration. 


This meme is hosted by GReads!

This Friday's Question:

Show Me Your Cover: What are some of the worst book covers, but hold some of the best stories inside? Don't be embarrassed, show us your cover!

My Answer:

 OK, these aren't the 'Worst' covers in the world, or anything like that, but they are the ones that disappointed me the most.

 A Million Suns by Beth Revis. Her books are amazing and I totally adored this book, but as I said in my review, I hate this cover, it doesn't match the first book and looks way too sci-fi, tv series, game concept like. I love the American version that has the front bubble of the ship looking out at a sea of stars, it's gorgeous. But this cover, just eugh. The way the guy is staring creeps me out too, I don't even know who he is meant to be. Elder would be my guess but that is nothing like how I pictured him to be! Do NOT like this cover at all!


Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Everyone by now knows how much I dislike these covers, after I did a post asking people to buy me the American cover and send it over. (Thanks to everyone who responded by the way, you are all so lovely and a great group of people, so willing to help.)

Anyway, to me this just does now fit the story, I don't know quite how, but it just doesn't work. It's too purple, and swirly, and girly and just wrong! I love the other covers with the background scene and the Faction symbol - it works, it's right!. 

OK, rant over now. That's all I've got. :P


 Hope you've all had a good week. Look out for more updates. *Tomorrow is 'Fairies Event' day at work, so we are all getting dressed up in costumes and wings, going to be great fun! Look out for pictures. :D





Happy Hopping, have a great weekend everyone!!!



Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Love Morganville! I think Johnny Depp would be fab as Myrnin. I love Myrnin.
My Hop

Lee @ Rally the Readers said...

That sounds like a great cast, especially if David Tennant is in it! The Morganville Vampires is yet another series that I really want to check out.

New GFC follower. :-) Our FF

TheBookSlayer said...

Hi! New Linky Follower hopping on through.

I love the Morganville Vampire Series however I've yet to read the latest book. Johnny Depp can play the wacky role so well, I could totally see him as Myrnin.

Here's my FF :)

barmybex said...

Alison - Myrnin is the best, he rocks!

Lee - You really should read them, can't get enough. Thanks for following!!!

BookSlayer - I'm almost finished and really enjoying it, grab a copy as soon as you can! Johnny Depp is totally awesome.
Thanks for following.