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Emily miscellaneous 'bookish' things, rambles 11 Comments

Hey everybody! Today I just felt like rambling and spilling some bookish thoughts that have been floating around in my brain, so I hope you don’t mind. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to do a stacking the shelves, because I have some amazing books on hold for me at the library… but I wasn’t able to get to the library this week. (Boo for not being old enough to drive myself around & the library not being in walking distance. SIGH.)

This week I have begun The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski, annnnd. I’m dead. That’s it. I need to make funeral arrangements, say my goodbyes… because this series is the best thing I have ever read. And it’sย killing me.ย 

I’ve got about a hundred pages left in the second book, but I’m really trying to make this one last because the third doesn’t come out till March 29! MARCH 29! The agony. I’m also 99.9% sure The Winner’s Crime is going to end in a cliff hanger too, sooo…. O.0

In OTHER news, there are three things I have found out (this past Thursday and yesterday, so recently this week) bookish-wise and… I’m not sure how I feel about them! But I just knew I had to discuss. (And I want your thoughts too, so please tell me below what you think about these three things making BOOKISH HEADLINES TONIGHT. (Would that not be theย coolestย TV show ever though?? Like Entertainment Tonight, only “Books Tonight.” *faraway sigh*))

#1 on the things I found out this week… (or rather, saw): THE SIREN by Kiera Cass now has a book trailer.

On Thursday when I got online I saw it had been uploaded on the Epic Reads YouTube channel (which, let’s set the record straight, I am 100% obsessed with) that Kiera Cass’ new book has a book trailer. ACTUALLY, it’s not-so-new. Kiera first self-published The Siren in 2009 before her hit The Selection series, which I love. (Meeting Kiera last May was the bomb diggity, so much so that I’m actually using the phrase ‘the bomb diggity.’) It’s coming out again, only re-publishing by Harper Collins and from what I can understand, will be better-edited and such. I was hyped for it, because… well… KIERA CASS wrote it. And now? I’m internally crying.

The trailer… isn’t…ย good.ย In fact, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry while watching it. I was excited to see it because the trailers for the books in the selection series (well, The One and The Heir – NOT The Selection) were amazing. But I guess the budget for this one wasn’t quite as much? That is to say: my excitement for The Siren was lessened by this book trailer. (And how disappointing is that?!) Anyway… tell me what you think about it. (You can watch it here.)

NOW for #2, which is a little more exciting: Netflix is set to premiere 13 episodes of A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, based on the book by Lemony Snicket (aka… well… I won’t say ’cause you should read the books before you know his REAL name…) this coming year! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have several thoughts: a) Neil Patrick Harris is said to be starring as Count Olaf which… should be… interesting? Meh? Jim Carrey played the rather odd role of Count Olaf (which was great for Jim Carrey) in the 2004 movie, so it will definitely be different. I’m just not sure I see Harris as a Count Olaf. Who knows?? b) I’m hoping the show will be less cheesy than the movie. The movie also didn’t cover everything the books did, but since there will be 13 episodes I’m assuming the show will because the books also have 13.

If you haven’t read these books, you definitely should. I’m thinking I’ll re-read them – even if the show isn’t set in stone yet – simply because it’s been a few years and I’ve forgotten a lot about them. They’re pretty short, too, so I may read a few in a week and take a break and then again another month.


(Also: I read the books before Frozen even came out but now I can’t stop thinking Count Olaf as the lovable snowman Olaf… not the weird, evil guy with a thing for eyes. VERY different but now I can’t stop it!)

And last but CERTAINLY not least (which I am most excited about!) … YTV will be premiering a new Anne of Green Gables movie this February 15! I hadn’t heard about this at all until I saw it just last night on Hannah’s blog. I was thrilled! The 1985 TV series is loved, but I’m willing to give this one a chance. Martin Sheen wouldn’t be my first choice for Matthew (purely based on looks, okay? I’m biased) and it’s definitely going to be different. But Ella Ballentine looks like a positively adorable Anne — plus she’s my age and I think it’s exciting that this new version of the books could bring up a new generation of fans! Best of all: L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter is producing the movie! The fact that the producer is related to Lucy Montgomery makes me trust them 10 times more.

(You can watch the trailer here or above.) I will definitely be watching this!

what books did you read this week? and what do you think of the bookish news? ๐Ÿ˜‰


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  1. Great post Emily!
    I will definitely have to look into Winner! It sounds so good!
    And they’re making a Series of Unfortunate Events show?!?! I can’t wait to see it! Though Jim Carrey played Count Olaf just right….Hope they don’t ruin that….(I read the books and watched the movie before Frozen too! Whoo!)
    Another Anne of Green Gables?! It will be so hard to watch without prejudice but I’m excited all the same =) <3

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      Thanks Madi!
      You definitely should. The world reminded me a bit of The False Prince, so I think you’d like it a lot.
      YESSS how exciting is that?! He really did. I’m hoping that the actors do the characters justice!
      I know, same here. We’ll see… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Winner trilogy, but just don’t know if they’re my type of book. I’ll have to look into them more.

    I also was disappointed with the trailer. It just wasn’t very well done, and was kind of boring.

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      Eep! Yay, a fellow fan! They’re amazing, I can’t wait for you to read the second one and let me know what you think!
      Me too! I’m curious about it… ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Whale. I believe Netflix has just earned themselves 50 more hours of my time (*hugs* wondrous Netflix)

    OMG I can’t believe they’re making a show for Anne of Green Gables! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ AHHHH that’s the best! This is awesome ๐Ÿ˜€

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      Haha, ME TOO! Speaking of – this has nothing to do with book-related news, but have you heard of the Gilmore Girls reunion premiering on Netflix sometime this year? From what I’ve heard, there’s going to be four 90-minute episodes! Netflix is the best.

      I know! I’m going to be so excited to watch it!!

  4. I agree- I don’t really see NPH as a good Count Olaf but oh well. Also, did you notice that on the trailer picture for ASOUE Netflix series, Violet is spelled Violett? Either I’m going crazy or I didn’t pay attention to the entire book series. Hmm.

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