I know, it's been a hot minute, but I promise I only blinked and two weeks passed. How does Time do that? (And who knows how to make it slow down a little? I could definitely use some slower time...)
I've got some super random Friday rambles for you today, because it's been that kind of week: quick, a little weird, and exceptionally random. I'm choosing to blame leftover effects of last week's solar flare/storms. Space stuff can seriously effect earth things, y'all.
It would seem that not only is this fall a crazy busy season for awesome new YA books coming out, but there are also several decent/exciting looking movies too. Including not a few based on YA books, so yay YA! There are lists everywhere featuring the whole books-to-movie phenom, but I like this one at the YALSA Hub (I like most of their lists, they do an excellent job listing).
Okay, so maybe you'll get tired of this before the movie comes out ... but I hope not. Because I am totally psyched, and I like to share my enthusiasm with y'all! A "tapestry" of images from the new movie has been released ... Snippets of scenes and tastes of things to come. It's intriguing.
Also intriguing? This newly released poster:
It's no secret that I am a major Elf fangirl, and there should be quite a bit of important Elven Activity on the screen in December. I'm excited.
When Librarians Write Books
I just finished reading this incredibly cute book, A Little Something Different. I absolutely loved the book, it's quite possibly the cutest thing I've read all year, and when I got to the end and realized the author is a Teen Librarian? Hello, this got a lot more amazing. Perhaps one day I can say that I've written something half as fun.
If this, like the Hobbit thing, gets old, I'm sorry. But tomorrow is a Big Game in my universe (Florida at Alabama!), and I am so happy to be able to spend my weekends curled up and watching games again. I've missed this.
Does anything else really need to be said? I prefer to buy the big bags of the autumn mix, so I have a perfect blend of yellow & chocolate candy corns and those amazing pumpkins. I noticed the other day the expiration date isn't until next July - I may or may not end up buying some bags to stash for future needs.
And finally ...
Talk Like A Pirate Day
Honestly, I've never quite gotten this 'holiday' ... Maybe because I didn't get swept into the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, or maybe because I just completely missed something. And I do like to read historical fiction about pirates, which perhaps makes it weirder ... Whatever the reason, it's not exactly my cup o' tea, but for those who love it:
Arr, 'ave a grrrrreat day, mateys!