Archive for the ‘Odds and Ends’ Category

Guest Blog by Kate Voss – Isaac Asimov, the Father of AI in Film and Fiction

April 2, 2015, Posted by Georgia at 4:51 pm

Isaac Asimov, the Father of AI in Film and Fiction With several impressive new sci-fi flicks already playing in theaters, 2015 might go down as one of the best years in recent history for films that focus on robots and the potential for artificial intelligence. The yet-to-be-released Avengers: Age of Ultron stands alongside Ex Machina [...]

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Guest Blog by Kate Voss- The Astonishing Insight of Arthur C. Clarke

December 1, 2014, Posted by Georgia at 12:39 pm

The Astonishing Insight of Arthur C. Clarke Arthur C. Clarke is a well known author, with the majority of his works being written in the genre of fiction. He is most famous for his book entitled 2001: A Space Odyssey, he also co-wrote the screenplay for the movie of the same name directed by Stanley [...]

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Top 5 Home Invasion Horror Films – Guest blog by Kate Voss

October 31, 2014, Posted by Georgia at 6:30 am

Top 5 Home Invasion Horror films Everyone likes to get a little scared around Halloween, and there is no better way to ensure a good shiver than by watching a horror movie – especially one that turns your own home into a fright zone. In the simplest terms, a home invasion film is a movie [...]

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Guest Blog from Kate Voss ~ The Hundred Foot Journey and other books about food

August 19, 2014, Posted by Georgia at 1:46 pm

My fellow “foodies” will understand when I say that there is nothing that brings me happiness more than a good book in which an excellent main character is dessert. The only thing better than a 4-star meal is a 400-page story about a 4-star meal. There is something about the tantalizing description of phenomenal cuisine [...]

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Author Event: Diana Gabaldon

June 16, 2014, Posted by Donna at 11:08 pm

Last Friday night I had the opportunity to meet New York Times Best Seller Diana Gabaldon, author of the highly acclaimed Outlander series. The event was amazing and she is quite the storyteller! The event began with a trailer for the upcoming Outlander TV series. If you want to see what I’m talking about click [...]

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Maleficent – the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villainess

May 29, 2014, Posted by Georgia at 8:07 pm

  Maleficent – the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villainess by Kate Voss   The world from which folk and fairy tales emerged has all but vanished, but the names of the characters in Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s collection of stories remain familiar to us all. In 2010, the five highest-grossing films in the [...]

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The Blink Tour Coming to a City Near You!

May 11, 2014, Posted by Maryanne at 6:58 am

May 12, 2014 5:00 – 6:30 pm  LEMURIA BOOKS 4465 N Hwy 55 #202 Jackson, MS 39206 Robert Treskillard Lorie Langdon Carey Corp May 14, 2014 6:00 pm THE BOOKSELLERS AT LAURELWOOD 387 Perkins Road Extended Memphis, TN 38117 Robert Treskillard Lorie Anne Grover Jonathan Freisen May 15, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 pm SALT LAKE [...]

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Books vs. TV- How does Game of Thrones deviate from the books?

April 5, 2014, Posted by Georgia at 11:12 pm

Entertainment writer Kate Voss has written a guest blog for us today discussing some of the ways the Game of Thrones television series deviates from the books.  We are huge GoT fans here so this is a real treat. Thank you Kate! *** Fantasy literature attracts a very particular kind of fan base. Some people [...]

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The Silkworm: J.K. Rowling again works under pseudonym- Guest blog from Kate Voss

March 3, 2014, Posted by Georgia at 11:32 am

From the one-woman-wonder who imagined the Harry Potter series comes J.K. Rowling’s second project under her male alter-ego, Robert Galbraith. After the wildly successful first stab into pseudonym fame, with her book “The Cuckoo’s Calling” written under the Galbraith name, Rowling makes another attempt with the follow-up novel titled “The Silkworm.” This news comes just [...]

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TeenVogue’s Top Anticipated Books for 2014

January 27, 2014, Posted by Sara at 6:00 am

Yesterday, TeenVogue put out a list of the 15 most exciting books coming out in 2014. I took a peak and I have added many of these to my must read list! Not only that, but take a look at some of these gorgeous covers! Check out the link for the article here. Here’s a [...]

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Cover Reveal ~ Pretty Little Dreams by Jennifer Miller

November 3, 2013, Posted by Georgia at 2:54 pm

Jennifer Miller has released the cover for her upcoming novel in the Pretty Little Lies series, Pretty Little Dreams.  Looooook at this cover!  It might be one of the prettiest covers I have seen EVER. Title: Pretty Little Dreams (Pretty Little Lies, #2) Author: Jennifer Miller Release Date: January 13, 2014 Genres: Contemporary Romance Photographer: [...]

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Has this ever happened to you?

September 29, 2013, Posted by Donna at 6:14 pm

I have loved books ever since I was a kid. I remember sprinting down the block to get to the Bookmobile in time to check out a new book. Or snuggling up on these whistle shaped chairs in our school library to read during our library time. And I distinctly remember my family members reading [...]

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Sourcebooks and Wattpad Team up!

September 13, 2013, Posted by Georgia at 2:17 pm

Hey everyone, I got an exciting email last week from one of my favorite publishers, Sourcebooks!  They have some very exciting news, they have teamed up with Wattpad in a very exciting way for both readers AND writers.  Check out the press release below. Wattpad and Sourcebooks Partner to Expand Opportunities for YA Fiction Writers [...]

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Movie Review – The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

September 11, 2013, Posted by Sara at 6:00 am

I know that many people are “over” the whole YA book to movie thing, but I have to admit, I am not one of them. Instead, I tend to wait anxiously for the next one to release. That is how it was for me with Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. At first, I was a [...]

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Childhood revisited

September 5, 2013, Posted by Georgia at 8:22 pm

Recently, my three boys have discovered some very old books of mine.  They were mine when I was probably around the age of 10, and belonged to someone else before me.  They have been packed away for a long time…  a very long time.  There were a lot of books in the box they found, [...]

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