Friday, 11 January 2013

Friday Link Dump: Catching Fire, Floating Bookstores and Zac Efron's Butt.

The butt is in the last link. I'm not all about the butts. Just mostly.

This week I got Under the Covers with Jo from one of my favourite book blogs, Wear the Old Coat, and shared the stories behind two very special books on my shelf.

Entertainment Weekly has the first stills from Catching Fire and they look awesome. Especially Sam Claflin as Finnick, he is exactly as I pictured him when I was reading the book. My one gripe is that Peeta and Gale look like they have the same hair colour. P.S. Jennifer Lawrence won a People's Choice Award for The Hunger Games and was totally adorable in her acceptance speech.

Wendy Darling is doing a Cost of Book Blogging survey, to get some figures on the value of book blogging. Take part if you're a book blogger!

Want your very own Harry Potter-inspired magical wand? Here's how to make one. Clever!

The world's largest floating bookstore. I want to go to there.

I love discovering book inscriptions in old, used books. Which is why I loved discovering a blog full of them!

The Victorians didn't like to smile in photographs, but apparently they did like to appear headless.  Creepy.

I love this dollhouse-inside-a-guitar. Kinda makes me want to be a "miniature maker" myself. (It's just an excuse for grown-ups to play with dollhouses, right?)

You know what's strangely mesmerising? This male model being hit repeatedly with water balloons. 

Also Zac Efron's butt. What I'm getting from this gif set is that the Zefron spends a lot of time in The Paperboy wearing nothing but tighty whiteys. Which is enough to make me want to see it.

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  1. The Harry Potter wands! I stumbled across that earlier in the week, toooo!

    AND WHAT THE HELL, VICTORIANS?
    Also: CATCHING FIRE PHOTOS FTW! The Peacekeepers look like Daft Punk!

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    1. Ha! They remind me of stormtroopers

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  2. I actually go to used bookstores in searched for books with inscriptions in them! I haven't found many but I have found a few :)

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    1. That's a cool idea! You could do a post about them if you have enough :)

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    2. That's a really good idea! I will do that sometime(when I have a good amount, of course). And I saw your post on Jo's blog! I envy you :) Meeting an author you admire must have been a great experience. And getting a book signed by them is a bonus!

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    3. It was an amazing experience :) Let me know if you do that post!

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  3. Oooooooooooooo those are fab pics of CF!

    WHAT what awesome wands!

    A huge boat of books? Wow.

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    1. I know, I'm so excited! I wish it was coming out sooner.

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  4. Oh my gosh, those gifs! They're kind of hypnotising... O.O

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  5. I love book inscriptions--I used to post the ones I found on my old children's books/crafts blog. :) Thanks for linking to my survey, too!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. Pleasure - it will be interesting to see the results!

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