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13 Films I Can’t Wait to See


Thursday Thirteen #117

What upcoming films are you just dying to see? This is the question that I asked myself this week. So…here are the results. I should note here that I am infamous among my friends for not having seen a film. The conversations mostly go like this:

Friend: “Have you seen [This Shiny Cool Film]?”
Me: “No.”

Perhaps some other time I’ll do a list of thirteen films my friends want me to see. For now, let’s look toward the future.

13 Films I Can’t Wait to See:
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 (and 2, really).
2. The Hobbit (parts 1 & 2)
3. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (a.k.a Les aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec) (If it ever makes it to the USA.)
4. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (I can’t wait to see how this one comes out.)
5. Avalon High (We’ll just have to see how well the book translates to film.)
6. Tron: Legacy (Although I’ll have to re-watch Tron first.)
7. Red (Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle!!)
8. Airborn (If this one gets made, I’m so there.)
9. Breaking Dawn (Parts 1 & 2. Hush. I’m dead curious to see how they manage the Renesmee thing.)
10. The Dragonriders of Pern (Somehow I doubt that this one will ever make it out of development. …But if it does, you can find me in line.)
11. The Sword of Shannara (This is another one that I’m not sure will make it all the way to the screen…but if it does…)
12. Bubbahotep (Yes. I know that this one came out six years ago. I just haven’t managed to see it yet. I’d really like to, though.)
13. Curse (This is currently what they’re calling the first of the films from the Wicked series by Debbie Viguié and Nancy Holder. I happen to know that the film company is working on the script at this point.)

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Thursday Thirteen #116

These days, most libraries offer a variety of materials. One that you will find in Alameda County is the Television Show on DVD. Have a favorite show you want to watch? Check the catalog at your local library and get started placing those holds.

13 TV Shows we have on DVD in Alameda County:

1. Charmed
2. Doctor Who
4. Cheers
5. Deadwood
6. Dexter
7. Monarch of the Glen
8. Stargate Sg-1
9. Supernatural
10. Breaking Bad
11. One Tree Hill
12. Queer As Folk (US)
13. The Avengers

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13 Female Protagonists/13 Mysterious Authors


Thursday Thirteen #115

It’s that time again, folks. Time to guess the author! Below you will find a list of thirteen female solvers of mysteries. Your job is to solve the mystery of who writes their stories. The first person to get each correct will be linked in the post. At 5pm Pacific time on Thursday 13 May, 2010 I will reveal the remaining answers.

Ready? Let’s go!

13 Female Protagonists/13 Mysterious Authors:
1. Mary Russell – Laurie R. King (guessed by: Julia)
2. Lori Shepherd – Nancy Atherton (guessed by: Julia)
3. Beatrix Potter – Susan Wittig Albert (guessed by: Julia)
4. Agatha Raisin – M.C. Beaton (guessed by: nobody)
5. Lady Georgiana – Rhys Bowen (guessed by: Julia)
6. Theodosia Browning – Laura Childs (guessed by: Julia)
7. Miss Marple – Agatha Christie (guessed by: Fourth Breakfast)
8. Dittany Henbit Monk – Alisa Craig/Charlotte MacLeod (guessed by: Julia)
9. Temple Barr – Carole Nelson Douglas (guessed by: Julia)
10. Melanie Travis – Laurien Berenson (guessed by: Julia)
11. Holly Winter – Susan Conant (guessed by: Julia)
12. Penelope Warren – Garrison Allen (guessed by: Julia)
13. Meg Langslow – Donna Andrews (guessed by: Julia)

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Thursday Thirteen #114

You’ve probably seen them by now, and you may have even read one – The new monster mash ups. (I’m actually in the process of reading Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter right now.) What do y’all think of this new genre? I think it’s kind of fun, myself, though I have encountered a few mash ups that I think folks should have skipped. (Alice in Zombieland? The Undead World of Oz?)

13 Book Monster Mash Up-Type Things:
1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith (place a hold) (film in pre-production)

2. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen & Ben H. Winters (place a hold)

3. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange (place a hold)

4. Mansfield Park and Mummies: Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love, and Other Dire Delights by Jane Austen & Vera Nazarian

5. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim: Mark Twain’s Classic with Crazy Zombie Goodness by Mark Twain & W. Bill Czolgosz

6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (place a hold) (film in pre-production)

7. Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A. E. Moorat (place a hold)

8. Jane Slayre by Sherri Browning Erwin & Charlotte Bronte (place a hold)

9. Little Women and Werewolves by Louisa May Alcott & Porter Grand

10. Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy & Ben H. Winters

11. Wuthering Bites by Sarah Gray

12. Little Vampire Women by Louisa May Alcott & Lynn Messina

13. Emma and the Vampires by Wayne Josephson

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Thursday Thirteen #113

I admit it. Place names fascinate me. So, this week I chose to hunt up some places with interesting monikers right here in California. You know…like Helltown and Bummerville. Do you have any interesting place names near you? Comment and let me know.

13 Interesting Place Names in California:
1. Sucker Flat (It’s not far from Smartsville)
2. Second Garrotte
3. Wimp
4. Blunt
5. Cheeseville
6. Weed
7. Elfin Forest
8. Sleepy Hollow
9. Zzyzx
10. Secret Town
11. Top of the World
12. Rough and Ready (Not to be confused with Rough and Ready Island)
13. You Bet

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Thursday Thirteen #112

I’ve lately become quite interested in place names. Some of them can be quite entertaining (tune in next week for more on that.) This week I’m looking at towns with colors in their name, like Red Bluff, CA. Do you have a favorite town with a color in it’s name? Please share in the comments.

13 Color-full Places in the USA:
1. Blue Earth, MN
2. Browntown, AL
3. Red Rock, AZ
4. Greenville, AR
5. Copperopolis, CA
6. Silver Springs, CO
7. Red Lion, DE
8. Orange Heights, FL
9. White, GA
10. Blackfoot, ID
11. Golden, IL
12. Greenfield, IA
13. Redfield, KS

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Thursday Thirteen #111

What are your favorite historic sites?

13 Historic Places:
1. Ash Lawn – Highland – Home of James Monroe
2. Monticello – Thomas Jefferson’s Home
3. The Alamo – You know, the one you’re supposed to remember.
4. Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland.
5. Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
6. The Jamestown Settlement
7. Sutter’s Fort – Sacramento, CA
8. The Betsy Ross House
9. Route 66 – (where you go to get your kicks…)
10. Liberty Bell Center – Home of the Liberty Bell.
11. The Oregon Trail
12. The OK Corral – (keep on the good side of Wyatt Earp while visiting…)
13. The Library of Congress

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